The BPDA board today approved a plan to turn the one-time Hess tank farm off Condor Street into new facilities for three local marine companies, a tot lot, a dog park and a monument to a Revolutionary naval battle in Chelsea Creek. Read more.
The Boston City Council today approved looking into how to regulate rental services like Airbnb from laying waste to neighborhoods and harming local hotels and workers while also protecting poor homeowners who increasingly rely on the services to make ends meet and stay in the city. Read more.
Ever since the Windsor Button Shop on Temple Place closed in 2013, restaurant operators keep proposing restaurants for the space - and then keep pulling back. The latest never-will-be is Niku Ramen, which applied for a liquor license last month, then canceled its hearing and which, Boston Restaurant Talk reports, has pulled out for good.
Bostonâ€™s South Shore is home to two varieties of money mysteries. Thereâ€™s a big, almost unsolvable whodunit. Then there are thousands of smaller cliffhangers easily solved if the gumshoes kept the legwork simple.
Chris Dagdigian spotted the smashed window this morning at the new Tony's meat market on Washington Street in Roslindale. Tondy and Deb DeBenedictis report that sometime overnight, somebody apparently fired BBs at three windows.
Adam Cheung reports Sun Sun Supermarket on Oxford Street is closing.
Sun Sun was one of the first Chinese Supermarkets in Boston's Chinatown if not the first. And it is one of the last old school style mom and pop supermarkets to last.
Waldo Bros., which has sold building supplies since 1914 on Southampton Street, will be replaced by a car dealership specializing in used luxury cars according to plans filed with the BRA. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board could decide next week whether to grant a Roxbury-specific liquor license to the impending Residence Inn by Marriott South End Boston - and to new hotels downtown and in the actual South End. Read more.
Diners in Bostonâ€™s beloved North End are almost guaranteed a great meal. There are so many places to choose from and the competition among restaurants is fierce. If a chef doesnâ€™t make mouth-watering entrees, customers can easily flock to the highly rated place next door. This sets the culinary bar astronomically high. While you can only choose one restaurant for a meal, the abundance of choice reduces the risk your palate will be disappointed.
The Boston Business Journal reports on the chain's plans for Barry's Corner, which Harvard is tinkering with.
A California company that makes instruments for minimally invasive surgical procedures is suing a Hyde Park competitor it claims has clamped onto its trade mark. Read more.
Charles Larner, who owns Pier 6 in the Charlestown Navy Yard, said today he'd hire a "launch boat" to offer free shuttle service between the that restaurant and the one he wants to build on the East Boston waterfront - and that he would look to eventually expand the boat runs to other waterfront neighborhoods. Read more.
JDC posted this video of the final main stage of demolition of the old Salem Harbor power plant, over Labor Day weekend.
The trustee for a bankrupt Cambridge biotech is suing a Russian company he claims is trying to get out of a $1.4-million debt for drugs it ordered and accepted but then mostly didn't pay for before the local company went out of business. Read more.
Craig Caplan notes the impending demise of H&M in Downtown Crossing. Can't be a coincidence it happened not all that long after Primark's arrival, no?
The Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that a state law and regulation intended to protect consumers from shoddy vehicle repairs applies to corporations as well. Read more.
The Crimson reports Uno has shut its doors because the rent is too damn high.
Developer Equity One goes before the Cambridge Historical Commission on Thursday for permission to gut the buildings that house Curious George and Urban Outfitters and add three new floors to create a mall called the Harvard Collection. Read more.
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