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Fireplace butler at Taj has some hot little secrets

Matthew Ryan stands by as one of his creations as a 'fire butler' at the Taj Boston -- formerly Ritz-Carlton -- hotel roars to life in a corner suite. Matthew Ryan stands by as one of his creations as a "fire butler" at the Taj Boston -- formerly Ritz-Carlton -- hotel roars to life in a corner suite. (PAT GREENHOUSE/GLOBE STAFF)
By Keith O'Brien
Globe Correspondent / March 25, 2007

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The season of fire is almost over. Soon, guests will cease summoning Matthew Ryan to their rooms in the middle of the night. Soon they will stop calling him the fireplace butler. (Full article: 675 words)

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