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By - 7/3/15 - 10:05 am

Algonquin Gas Transmission this week asked a judge to force the city of Boston to let it dig a trench under Washington, Grove and Centre streets in West Roxbury for a high-pressure gas line.

City officials have sided with residents along the route, who worry the pipeline could explode, especially since it will terminate in a "metering and regulating" station across the street from the West Roxbury quarry. Read more.

By - 7/1/15 - 3:16 pm

The Herald reports TJ Maxx will be moving into the space where the Best Buy (and before that, the record store) used to be.

By - 6/30/15 - 12:14 pm

Boston 2024's "2.0" plan for Widett Circle calls for tearing down all the existing industrial and mass-transit facilities in the 83-acre area and turning it into 8 million square feet of office and residential use with the hope Boston gets the Olympics, but under a plan that would continue even if we don't get the games. Read more.

By - 6/29/15 - 1:56 pm
Exti marker at Brighton Staples

Captain Nemo shows us the marker at the Brighton Staples. Maybe it leads to the CARS OLNY lane on Soldiers Field Road.

By - 6/25/15 - 6:59 pm

The Bay State Banner reports on developer Ken Guscott's plans for a building that would have commercial space on the first nine floors, apartments on floors above that and condos higher up, on land he owns across from the Dudley T stop. Read more.

By - 6/25/15 - 8:32 am

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request for a license for a proposed craft-beer store in the old substation at Washington Street and Cummins Highway in Roslindale Square. Read more.

By - 6/23/15 - 6:10 pm

The Forward's Martyna Starosta visited the New England Casket Co. in East Boston for a look at how Jewish caskets are changing. They're still all wood - workers go over caskets with a metal detector to make sure - but they're not all plain pine boxes anymore.

By - 6/18/15 - 11:07 am

A dental office on Belgrade Avenue could become Roslindale's first tattoo parlor since an ill fated and short-lived place on Washington Street closed several years ago. Read more.

By - 6/17/15 - 5:02 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports Dedham selectmen today asked a judge in US District Court in Boston to block Spectra Energy from starting construction of its West Roxbury Lateral natural gas pipeline, which would run through Dedham on its way to a transfer station across from the West Roxbury quarry.

By - 6/17/15 - 3:31 pm

The City Council says state Rep. Dan Hunt (D-Dorchester) and state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester) are on the right track with a bill that would try to remove billboards from open-space areas through a tax credit to billboard companies that remove them.

“This bill incentivizes businesses to be better neighbors,” said Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain).

By - 6/17/15 - 7:19 am

LensProToGo, which rents high-end camera gear, reports somebody spent some serious time smashing a large hole in a wall to rob its Baker Avenue Extension warehouse over the weekend. They've posted a list of the stolen lenses and their serial numbers. Read more.

By - 6/13/15 - 10:01 am

A Brockton man who claims Boston-based DraftKings deceived him into starting an account with $10 has filed a lawsuit that seeks more than $5 million in recompense for DraftKings users across the country. Read more.

By - 6/12/15 - 5:54 pm

NYTimes:

Support for Boston 2024 Olympic Bid Slips to 39% of the people

BOSTON — More bad news arrived Wednesday for the boosters of Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics: A new poll shows that just 39 percent of voters statewide support the bid, while 49 percent oppose it.

By - 6/11/15 - 12:24 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports a Boston startup is getting ready to ship wristbands that you can use to give your self an electric shock every time you're about to do something you shouldn't - such as smoke a cigarette.

Pavlok's eponymous device can be set to supply as little as a "pinprick" or as much as 450 volts of searing electropain. The Journal reports interest is particularly strong among Norwegians, Brits and Germans.

By - 6/10/15 - 8:56 pm

Vicky at the Rialto Barbershop posted today that she's started collecting customer contact info just in case she has to move due to rent increases. She writes that she hopes to stay in the same location, even if under "great strain," until next year. Read more.

By - 6/8/15 - 8:20 am

Xconomy reports that Spero Therapeutics today announces a $30-million round of investments for its search to find new drugs to fight bacteria that have gained resistance to current antibiotics.

By - 6/6/15 - 10:45 pm

Wapo Taco on Poplar Street will close its doors forever on June 27. In a Facebook post tonight, owners Dianne and Lorenzo write: Read more.

By - 6/2/15 - 7:37 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports Worcester's Commerce Bank has just hired a senior vice president to head up lending to Boston taxi-fleet owners to buy medallions.

By - 6/2/15 - 11:08 am

At the request of the applicant, the Zoning Board of Appeals today deferred hearing the case for and against a medical-marijuana dispensary on Milk Street downtown until July 7. Read more.

By - 5/28/15 - 12:50 pm

Cambridge Police say there won't be anything to be alarmed about on Saturday when you see large clouds of steam erupting out of the Veolia power plant in Kendall Square on Saturday.

Veolia Energy will be conducting a procedure known as steam blowing Saturday, May 30, between 8:00am-6:00pm. ... This operation involves flowing steam through a pipe for the purpose of pipe cleaning. The cleaning will result in large clouds of steam, which may cause curiosity and/or phone calls from the general public.

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