Business

By - 3/25/17 - 11:07 am

A Suffolk County grand jury this week indicted Robert Carrion and Fabiola Ramirez, both 46 and both from Roslindale, on charges they paid their temp workers at a Dorchester laundry company - some of whom worked 100 hours a week - less than minimum wages and no overtime pay and then threatened workers on learning they had talked to state investigators, the state Attorney General's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/24/17 - 4:03 pm

The Globe reported yesterday that Newton's New England Mobile Book Fair is looking for smaller quarters and that it's already scouted out several possible locations, including West Roxbury. Read more.

By - 3/23/17 - 10:28 am

The Dorchester Reporter gets the scoop on plans to replace a long derelict vacant variety store near the Savin Hill T stop.

By - 3/21/17 - 4:41 pm

The government's quietly announced ban on electronic carry-ons from certain foreign airports on certain airlines could have a harsh impact on three airlines that have ramped up their operations at Logan Airport in recent years, because the ban could cause business travelers, who pay more for the ability to work in flight, to seek other ways to the US. Read more.

By - 3/21/17 - 1:46 pm

You won't like us when we're mad, councilors exclaim over petition asking them to set regulations for Airbnb and its ilk.

By - 3/17/17 - 11:59 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge has ordered a Florida doctor and his wife to pay $13.5 million in penalties over the deceptive marketing methods they used in their now defunct Framingham erectile-dysfunction clinic, the state Attorney General's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/17/17 - 11:28 am

The Boston Sun reports shopowners are on edge in an era of big national retailers and online shopping.

By - 3/15/17 - 6:27 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced a deal that will keep the Citgo sign flashing above Kenmore Square for years and years.

Walsh says Citgo and Related Beal, the company that now owns the building the sign sits on, hammered out a deal in a room at City Haill - which he offered to them as a "neutral negotiation location" for as long as they needed to work out a deal. Read more.

By - 3/15/17 - 3:18 pm
T-shirt with made-up, wrong Boston neighborhoods

We spotted these two T-shirts at the South Bay Target today. See if you can spot all the mistakes. Read more.

By - 3/15/17 - 9:04 am

Vivian Again chronicled the varying levels of shoveling in Downtown Crossing this morning.

By - 3/13/17 - 12:01 pm
Chelsea Market Basket before the nor'easter

Cybah joined the pre-nor'easter horde at the Chelsea Market Basket this morning.

By - 3/9/17 - 8:11 pm

John Keith reports that Fiat Chrysler is paying $14 million for the soon-to-be-shut Martignetti Liquors on Soldiers Field Road.

By - 3/9/17 - 9:50 am

The Bulletin reports the Hyde Park Board of Trade is looking to attract new businesses from Cleary Square to Logan Square and that sporting-goods shops, sit-down restaurants and bakeries top the list. Also, with Roslindale now filling up with people priced out of JP, the board wonders when Hyde Park will fill up with people priced out of Roslindale.

By - 3/6/17 - 10:59 am

Mayor Walsh and City Councilor Ayanna Pressley today unveiled a proposal to add 152 new liquor licenses aimed mainly at helping out start-up restaurants in outer neighborhoods.

But their proposal, which would require approval by the state legislature and the governor, would also grant the city the power to give an "umbrella" license to any development of more than 500,000 square feet, such as the South Bay Town Center project now under construction in Dorchester and the Seaport Square development in South Boston. Read more.

By - 3/3/17 - 11:13 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on a two-year effort by Channel Fish to stop Eversource from building a substation on East Eagle Street. Its latest weapon: A video that forecasts widespread destruction if the facility is built and then explodes. The state Energy Facilities Siting Board is currently considering whether to approve the substation and a transmission line to connect it to an existing substation in Chelsea.

By - 3/3/17 - 9:06 am

The Boston Preservation Alliance is looking for names on a signature to help convince the Boston Landmarks Commission to designate the iconic Kenmore Square sign as an official city landmark, now that Citgo and the new owner of the building the sign sits on are unable to agree on how much rent the sign is worth.

Also see: Campaign to Save the Citgo Sign.

By - 3/2/17 - 3:57 pm

Adam Bunnell shows us the news on the front door of Martignetti Liquors on Soldiers Field Road.

By - 3/1/17 - 9:19 am

A Brighton company that says it was inspired by an African desert beetle says it's come up with a substance that can make materials, such as the surface of soccer balls, repel water, dirt, mud and ice, the Boston Business Journal reports.

The NBD in NBD Nanotechnologies stands for for "Namib Beetle Design:"

[O]ur company was inspired by the Namib Desert Beetle, an insect that is able to harvest fog in the desert by alternating hydrophobic and hydrophilic regimes on its back. This beetle has evolved to drink 12% of its weight in water via mastering surface wettability to thrive in the desert.

By - 2/27/17 - 8:58 am

Bldup reports Star Market paid $17 million for the gas station at Boylston Street and Park Drive.

By - 2/23/17 - 8:06 pm

As residents from the area around South and Rosemary streets filed into the conference room at Curtis Hall tonight, they were a bit tense: They'd gotten vague notices summoning them to a meeting about a "proposed project" at 162 South St., and these days, along that stretch of South Street, that can only mean one thing: More condos. Read more.