Business

By - 7/30/14 - 1:59 pm

The City Council agreed today to hold a hearing on how to regulate Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing services.

Councilors Bill Linehan - who proposed the hearing - and Steve Murphy said it was time for regulation to protect public safety and out of fairness to existing medallion owners, who are subject to scrutiny by the police hackney division.

Younger councilors who actually use the... Read more

By - 7/30/14 - 10:04 am
Jalapenos at a Market Basket

Chris Rich scanned the produce aisles at one of the three Market Baskets in Billerica today.

By - 7/28/14 - 7:30 pm

City Council President Bill Linehan says it's time to bring companies such as Uber and Lyft under the same sort of regulations already that taxi and pedicab operators already have to follow.

On Wednesday, the city council considers a request from Linehan for a hearing on how to give city regulators say in the operation of the new services:

All Taxis and Pedi-cabs in the

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By - 7/28/14 - 11:36 am

Eric Williams reports:

Multiple gas leaks shutting down Davis Square, businesses being evacuated one by one.

UPDATE: Williams reported at 11:48 that his Elm Street building was cleared for re-entry.

By - 7/26/14 - 9:58 pm

Local Web site (no, not the Globe style section) is seeking a blogger:

Special community for people who have earned a lot of money or been born into a wealthy family needs a blog ghostwriter. The focus of the community is providing psychological support for the problems money brings - family tensions, unfulfillable expectations, boredom, etc. To do this you must be intimately familiar

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By - 7/26/14 - 6:13 pm

Alexander Yershov says he never gave the newspaper permission to divulge any of his personal information, yet its Android app forwards all sorts of data about him to Adobe Systems.

So, of course, he is suing.

In a lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, Yershov wants to be name lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against USA Today - and is... Read more

By - 7/24/14 - 11:58 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the trustees of Harbor Towers have come out swinging against Donald Chiofaro's proposed towers next door, saying they're just too damn big:

Since modern urban planning began here in Boston in the early 1960s, it has been customary and an article of faith that we do not build huge skyscrapers and excessive density on our waterfront; the recent, professionally conducted Greenway District

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By - 7/24/14 - 9:56 am

A postal worker and Whole Foods are embroiled in a legal dispute over whether he tripped on a pumpkin stem at its Alewife Brook Parkway market or whether he stumbled over his own two feet as he was getting out of his truck.

Ronald Rossetti, a postal carrier, is suing Whole Foods for negligence in Middlesex Superior Court. He claims that while making a delivery... Read more

By - 7/22/14 - 11:02 am

It's easy to get confused on how to pronounce the chain's name. This video provides a handy tip.

H/t Spatch.

By - 7/22/14 - 10:34 am
Nighttime construction in Boston

John McLachlan watched some night construction at the old Herald/new Ink Block project.

Copyright John McLachlan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/21/14 - 5:54 pm
Roche Bros. in West Roxbury

Roche Bros., owned by the same family since its founding in the 1950s, had full produce departments today - as shown in West Roxbury.

By - 7/21/14 - 9:07 am

Ernie Boch III provides the basic background (old timers may recall the name Maria Lopez). Back in 2006, Boston Magazine provided a detailed overview of the vicious fight that included clandestine blackmail sessions in Halifax, NS and left lawyers disbarred.

Even more, if you like schadenfreude.... Read more

By - 7/20/14 - 9:08 pm
Supporting Arthur T. Demoulas at the Ashland Market Basket

Dan O'Brien photographed the Arthur T. posters in the bakery at the Ashland Market Basket today. He also captured the pro-T flier posted to the store entrance.

Produce shelves at Market Basket stores across the area remained empty today as Arthur S.'s minions fired at least 7 pro-Arthur T. workers.... Read more

By - 7/19/14 - 1:21 pm
Empty shelves at Chelsea Market Basket

MPH photographed the produce department at the Chelsea Market Basket, apparently hit by yesterday's walk out by warehouse workers over the ouster of CEO Arthur T. Demoulas by his cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas.

By - 7/18/14 - 11:53 am

Around 4:45 a.m. on April 17, a 911 dispatcher picked up the phone to hear a somewhat frantic woman on the other end - calling from the inside of An Tain on India Street downtown, where she found herself locked in. Firefighters and police were dispatched and were able to talk the woman through opening the door from the inside.

According to police, the woman,... Read more

By - 7/17/14 - 9:00 am

West Roxbury-based Pizzeria Uno is suing the owners of five of its franchises in Puerto Rico (yes, you can fly all the way to Puerto Rico and eat the same pizza you'd normally eat in Dedham) on charges they stopped paying franchise and advertising fees last year.

Uno's suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, seeks nearly $500,000 in back payments, plus penalties... Read more

By - 7/16/14 - 9:11 am

The Boston Business Journal has a couple of reports on impending condomania, well, condominimania, at least. Ground gets broken today on a new phase of the Ink Block project in the South End, a building in which postage-stamp-sized studios will go for $500,000. And a Brookline developer has purchased a Suffolk University building at Derne and Hancock streets on Beacon Hill with plans... Read more

By - 7/15/14 - 4:34 pm

The BRA, which has battled some North End residents for years over its unquenching desire to turn a kiosk at the end of Long Wharf into a restaurant, has filed a federal lawsuit against the National Park Service, which now says the kiosk needs to be left alone, because it's basically parkland, NorthEndWaterfront.com reports.

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