Business

By - 12/5/16 - 12:04 am

The legalization of marijuana in the US is coming up fast in many states. In facts it’s estimated that within the next few years legal marijuana will be one of the highest revenue collectors of the federal government. Today over 20 state governments have legalized marijuana including the DC.

That can only mean one thing to any business oriented individual, a wide market, high demand, and a profit boom. In case you decide to join this lucrative green gold business, here are some of the most dependable expert tips that we collected from the most successful dispensary owners in California.

Quality is the Thumb Rule

By - 11/29/16 - 7:01 pm

Reports are pouring in of long lines at the conjoined Prudential and Copley Place Malls - the former for the opening of its new Italian food court, the latter for an Alton Brown book signing at Williams-Sonoma. No word if the two malls' security forces are trying to keep the lines apart to avoid an implosion or worse.

By - 11/29/16 - 9:08 am
Minimum-wage protesters in Central Square

Central Square protesters. Photo by Andrew Farnitano.

Workers and supporting clergy and residents blocked Mass. Ave. outside the Central Square McDonald's around 6 a.m. this morning. in a protest calling for a $15-an-hour minimum wage. Read more.

By - 11/28/16 - 11:49 pm

The City Council on Wednesday considers a proposal by councilors Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury/Jamaica Plain) and Michelle Wu (at large) to ban most plastic bags in Boston and to let stores charge 5 cents for paper or reusable bags - or plastic bags that can be composted. Read more.

By - 11/28/16 - 7:47 pm

A federal judge in Boston today issued a temporary restraining order against W.B. Mason that requires it to rehire two drivers who claimed they were fired last year during a successful organizing effort by Teamsters Local 25 at the company's warehouse on Summer Street in South Boston. Read more.

By - 11/28/16 - 3:34 pm

I get treated like Ebenezer Scrooge at holiday time. After all, there is no investment advisor in Boston’s Enchanted Village. But rather than admonish my readers to rein in spending, I’m recommending you treat yourself this season.

By - 11/28/16 - 1:40 pm
Schrafft sign on a platform

They just get taken down, spruced up and then returned to their rightful location in Sullivan Square. Alex Carlson took a Schrafftsie today in the Schrafft Building parking lot.

By - 11/15/16 - 9:53 am

Reuters reports Framingham-based IDG, which runs tech-oriented Web sites around the world, is in "advanced talks" to be bought by an investment group headed by the chairman of IDG China.

IDG also owns IDC, a tech consulting and market-research firm.

By - 11/9/16 - 10:39 am

Horn's Jeweler, 339 Washington St., will change its name so nobody will confuse it with E.B. Horn, which has been operating in downtown Boston since 1839. Read more.

By - 11/3/16 - 10:33 pm

A local catrepreneur is hoping to wrangle support for a place on Chestnut Hill Avenue where people looking for some fuzzy affection could pet kitties for $15 an hour between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Read more.

By - 11/3/16 - 10:10 am

The Globe reports the sneaker company wants to flee Canton for new digs in our very own Hub, joining New Balance and Converse.

Of course, the move will be accompanied by layoffs. And, of course, even though the company already said it's moving to Boston, the mayor's office is looking at what sort of tax breaks it can unwrap as a housewarming gift.

By - 11/2/16 - 3:13 pm

I’ve always wanted to dispel the common investment myth that wealthy people have an automatic advantage in the stock market. So, I thought joining a Boston Brahmin social club would be the best way to explore this topic. Things did not turn out the way I expected, but the process reinforced some very basic life lessons along with investing realities.

By - 11/2/16 - 10:44 am

The BPDA (formerly BRA) board yesterday approved GE's $200-million plans to turn two old Fort Point buildings into its new corporate headquarters.

In addition to housing GE brass and support staff, the buildings on Necco Court will house "Brilliant Lab" lab and work spaces available to BPS students and the public at large and a bistro and cafe. The company will also expand the neighboring Harborwalk and design the building's for energy efficiency and to survive increasingly high tides as the seas rise.

By - 10/26/16 - 3:02 pm
Boston job mapping

MIT's Mobility Futures Collaborative, which is figuring out ways to promote bus rapid transit systems (think Silver Line, but more rapid), has used 2014 job data to map the locations and types of jobs in the Boston area.

Via Chris Devers.

By - 10/26/16 - 10:34 am

Project Repat, a Jamaica Plain company that takes people's old T-shirts and remakes them into quilts, is suing a Rhode Island company it says stole its trade secrets and customer lists. Read more.

By - 10/20/16 - 4:35 pm

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.

By - 10/19/16 - 1:57 pm

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.

By - 10/14/16 - 1:56 pm

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.

By - 10/5/16 - 11:36 am

Boston’s South Shore is home to two varieties of money mysteries. There’s a big, almost unsolvable whodunit. Then there are thousands of smaller cliffhangers easily solved if the gumshoes kept the legwork simple.

By - 10/2/16 - 11:48 am
Smashed glass at Tony's meat market in Roslindale

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.