The farm is comprised of roughly 6,000 plants growing in easily transportable black milk crates. There's eggplant in shades of white and purple, an array of squash, tomatoes, salad greens - even okra, a southern crop rarely seen on farms in the Northeast. The produce regularly sells...Read more
Chain announces plans to liquidate; means 11,000 employees, including those in Downtown Crossing, will soon be out of jobs:
Subject to the Court's approval, under the proposal, liquidation is expected to commence for some stores and facilities as soon as Friday, July 22, with a phased rollout of the program which is expected to conclude by the end of September....Read more
The state Inspector General's office found major problems in city oversight of a Temple Place apartment conversion...Read more
Boston Police report arresting two Dorchester teens on shoplifting charges at Macy's yesterday afternoon. One of the duo, Deron Smith, 18, also had a loaded handgun in his pocket, along with all the jewelry he allegedly had stuffed in there before being stopped by store security, police say.
In addition to shoplifting, Smith was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession...Read more
It's apparently gotten so bad somebody from Brockton, not exactly the safest of place, is getting concerned:
There is an element there that, lately, has been more brazen.
Last week, while I was walking by the Common I had to call 911 because two people were arguing and threatening to stab each other.
No one was hurt and no knives came out, but that...Read more
After seeing the rumor posted on Twitter and LiveJournal, I just now phoned the store to confirm. Liquidators are taking over the store on July 1. The store was unable to renegotiate its lease with the landlord under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
This will leave no new-book stores at all in Downtown Boston. Barnes & Noble closed a block away in 2006.
(x-posted to...Read more