A worker at the Gillette plant in South Boston and two accomplices have pleaded guilty to federal charges that they stole shaving cartridges hot off the assembly line to sell online, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.
Fountainhead, a yacht owned by Sears CEO and Ayn Rand fanboi Eddie Lampert, is back in Boston Harbor this morning, as Scott G. Sewall alerts us. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Intermission Tavern on Tremont Street is up for sale - and that it "can be delivered vacant, allowing investors the opportunity to redevelop the Property on an immediate basis."
Gary Waldeck shows us what's going into the space where that bauble store used to be at Winter and Washington, adds:
And Cambridge thought there were too many pizza shops in Harvard square.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports it's looking like curtains - possibly by the end of the month - for the Drinking Fountain on Washington Street, a bar that has been open for decades and whose patrons take breaks outside on a bench bookended by wooden bear statues.
A California seafood company says it was shellshocked to learn the ten tons of cooked and raw Maine lobster it had ordered was stolen after it left an Everett warehouse and is now suing the trucking company it says shares the blame for the homerus heist. Read more.
Police have evacuated Binney Street between 2nd and 3rd streets due to a gas leak at 100 Binney St. Cambridge Police report: Read more.
I just discovered today that Roche Bros. in Westie will no longer accept plastic bags for recycling. Is there anyplace else? Online searching brought up Targets and and a place on River Street in Hyde Park as the 'closest' options.
A federal appeals court today tossed a lawsuit by a woman who claimed Nordstrom Rack owed her lots of money because of what she said was a bogus "compare at" price on the $49.97 sweater she bought at its Boylston Street store in 2014. Read more.
The state has sued a Wakefield company it says improperly removed boilers at a Newbury Street building without taking proper measures to keep asbestos insulation from escaping from the site. Read more.
The Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans to turn a long vacant storefront at 441 Stuart St., at the corner of Dartmouth Street, into a liquor store.
Back Bay Wine and Spirits will also sell high-end groceries out of the 1,000-square-foot space, its attorney, Kristen Scanlon, told the board.
And you know the rejectiest of the rejects, in the back there, really wants to take care of some business. Kevin C reports:
This is not your father's Arsenal Mall.
Roche Bros. has begun a redo of its Centre Street store to make it more like its trendier Downtown Crossing store - with more prepared-food and seafood options and a floral area right off the main entrance, rather than a few rows in.
Already, the bottle and can return has been temporarily moved outside and the bakery, flowers and customer service moved to temporary areas to make way for the renovations: Read more.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reviews the decision of a North Washington Street restaurant-supply company to sell its building to a developer and head for the suburbs.
Adam Korngold, the owner of the Waves Car Wash on VFW Parkway, lost a battle tonight when the Boston Conservation Commission declined to order a would-be competitor across the road to return nearly half his available land to its natural state, a move that effectively would have blocked construction there. Read more.
WBUR interviews people who think a lot about health care, including the CEO of Boston Medical Center, on what happens now that Republicans who campaigned against Obamacare for seven years couldn't repeal it even after taking control of the federal government.
The Boston Business Journal reports young fashionistas flocking to Downtown Crossing now have one fewer place to go as they jump over the water still cascading down Winter Street.
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