Greg Hum looked out his window this afternoon to see two people walking across the Charles.
Several city councilors say they're not opposed to medical marijuana but that Southampton Street is just the wrong place for one of the two dispensaries provisionally approved by the state because it's already in the middle of an area with large methadone clinics, a jail, trash-transfer facilities and the BU biolab.
And at a hearing today, councilors expressed major disappointment in state officials, none... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board today warned the lawyer for the fancy home-furnishing chain that if it doesn't start serving the wine and beer for which it won a license at its Back Bay store last year, it could have that license taken away.
Restoration Hardware lawyer Howard Wayne told the board it's been unable to win ISD approval for the kitchen, restrooms and other facilities... Read more
Todd Glaskin asks:
Need a recommendation for a good dinner place tomorrow within walking distance to Berklee Performance Center.
Hynes is being evacuated due to a smoking train.
This comes an hour or so after an inbound Red Line train breathed its last at Broadway, creating what the T acknowledged were "severe" delays.
The Boston Licensing Board today gave Trident Booksellers and Cafe, 338 Newbury St., permission to stay open until midnight.
Michael Lemanski, general manager of one of Boston's dwindling number of bookstores, said customers had been asking for an extra hour of time in which to enjoy the literary alternative to a traditional bar or pub.
He told the board at a hearing Wednesday the revenue... Read more
The Citizens Bank branch, on Boylston at Arlington, was robbed around 3:50 p.m., by a white man, about 5'6" and wearing a multicolored scarf in which blue and gray predominated. He also wore a greenish-gray jacket. He showed a black handgun.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports b.good has closed on Newbury.
Brian D'Amico watched protesters call for human rights in Venezuela on the steps of the State House this afternoon, after a march from Copley Square.
On the outbound side. Police have put up some cones to try to warn off motorists until the DPW can fill those holes.
Meanwhile, the Burlington Mall is shut down due to a car-eating sinkhole.
Usually I can walk by the Midtown Hotel* without a glance, but today it struck me -- how is this sinfully out-of-place eyesore still standing?
I've gotta think the real estate it occupies -- almost a full block of Huntington at Mass. Ave, at the crossroads of the Back Bay and the South End -- is worth gazillions. Over the years, they must... Read more
Stevil photographed a pom-pom tree on the Common today:
There were some scattered on the ground and the pom poms in the tree didn't seem to have snow on them - so I'm wondering if these were put up this morning. Has anyone seen these before?
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters were dispatched to the Mass. Ave. Bridge around 11:35 p.m. when somebody noticed a person on the ice on the Charles.
Person is tethered with a rope and is now walking off of the frozen river to shore. ... Unknown why person was on the ice. Police to investigate.... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports the bank holding the mortgage on the long-shuttered Ciao Bella property at 240 Newbury St. has scheduled a foreclosure auction for the property.
Joseph Cimino, who says he's been renovating the building since 2011, recently told the Boston Licensing Board he had a tentative agreement with Suitsupply, which wants to lease the space for a men's clothing store... Read more
The Boston City Council today called for a hearing on the medical-marijuana dispensaries the state recently approved for Boylston Street in the Back Bay and Southampton Street on the South End/Roxbury line.
Councilor Steve Murphy (at large), who submitted a letter of "non opposition" to the general idea of dispensaries was blunt: "I was lied to" by the operators of the proposed Boylston Street... Read more