Has froyo peaked? Newbury Street could get Eurogelato joint

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to grant a license to a proposed outlet of a French Italian-style gelato chain on Newbury Street.

Amorino, 249 Newbury St., off Fairfield, would be the company's third eatery in the US - and its first in Boston. According to its philosophy, Amorino uses only the eggs of free-range chickens and "the highest-grade whole milk" in its hand-churned

Manager Lea Sasportes said that in addition to gelato, Amorino will sell other sweets and coffee.

Controversial JP coffeehouse could get license this week

Caffe Nero could get a food-serving license for an outlet on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain on Thursday, although the mayor's office is seeking a delay in any licensing until after chain officials meet with the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council's public-service committee next week.

Some neighborhood groups have given their backing to the proposed cafe next to Blanchard's, but the Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association is fighting the plan because they fear it would be the beginning of a tide of national chains overflowing the neighborhood.

Helpful hint: Never leave a pillow on top of your stove

Capt. John Greland at District C-6 reports somebody left a pillow on an electric stove this morning at 82 O'Callahan Way and the fire department had to be called in to put it out.

Greland also provides another helpful hint: If you raise a ruckus inside a police station, then go out and jump on the hood of a cruiser and start trying to dent it with your fist, you're going to be going back into the station pretty quickly - in handcuffs.

Companies that win contracts with city will have to outfit trucks with bike protectors

The City Council today passed an ordinance under which all trucks over 10,000 pounds used by city contractors will have to be equipped with side guards and special mirrors to reduce the odds a bicyclist or pedestrian will be crushed when the truck makes a turn or changes lanes.

The ordinance, which goes into effect in six months, is the first in the nation. The measure, first proposed by at-large Councilor Ayanna Pressley, does not apply to emergency vehicles or trucks used for snow plowing.

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That was no wardrobe malfunction on the Orange Line, police say

Transit Police have released photos of a guy they say unzipped and "intentionally exposed his genitalia to several passengers" on an outbound Orange Line train between Back Bay and Mass. Ave. around 8:20 p.m. yesterday.

The guy then exited the train at Mass. Ave., police say.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or text an anonymous tip to 873873.

Two alleged hellions charged with beating McDonald's manager, trying to steal her wig, glasses and phone

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 20:39

Boston Police report arresting a 14-year-old and her 15-year-old BFF on charges that responded to a request to leave the Codman Square McDonald's Monday night by beating the manager - and a woman who tried to protect her.

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Luxury cineplex planned for Seaport

A ten-screen complex being planned for Seaport Square across from Fan Pier will feature reserved seating in custom recliners for moviegoers who will be able to sup on small plates and sip from their wine or beer.

Kerasotes Showplace Theatres has begun work on its proposed Showplace Icon for a building in front of one of the current Vertex buildings. The company highlighted its proposal this morning in hearing before the Boston Licensing Board - which decides whether to let it buy the liquor license now held by the Bar Room on Broad Street.

One dead bus can ruin your whole morning

The dead bus. Photo by Tyler.

Just ask anybody who tried getting to the medical area via South Huntington Avenue this morning, thanks to a 38 bus whose poor little heart just plum gave out just before Huntington around 7:20 or so, close enough to the trolley tracks to box in a trolley and so jam up the entire inbound side of the road back into JP.

Yes, a 38 - it was one of the buses making a morning run from the hinterlands up to Boston Latin School.

Ed. note: I know this thanks to updates from the kidlet, who abandoned her own stuck 39 bus at Heath Street and fast-walked to school.

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