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.
The US Attorney's office today announced the arrest of the owner of the former Alpha Omega Jewelers, ten years after he fled the country after banks began questioning the loans they had given him for inventory in his Boston, Cambridge, Natick and Burlington stores that officials say didn't exist. Read more.
The Crimson reports Schoenhof's, founded in Boston in 1856, will close forever on March 25, although it will continue to sell books online. High Harvard Square rents meant the store could no longer continue in the age of Amazon.
CFA Society Boston, which provides consulting for the sort of people who manage millions of dollars in investments, has these big ol' kiosk ads in Downtown Crossing and the Back Bay that sure seem to imply that the sort of people who manage millions of dollars in investments in Boston should stick to Boston consultants.
According to a health inspector's report, Little Haiti, in the same building as the garage, was shut for: Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to grant a beer-and-wine license to the Trader Joe's under construction on North Harvard Street at Western Avenue in Allston. Read more.
The Globe reports GE has told the city and state, nope, never mind.
Odds that the city and state will now stop looking for a place to put a heliport?
With the abrupt and unexpected closing last week of the Bimbo bread outlet at Wellington Circle, not to mention the closing of all Wonder Bread outlets several years ago, there is NOT ONE bread outlet in Greater Boston. Important questions arise. Why are all discount bread outlets closing? Where can consumers purchase discount bread. And most importantly, where are bakeries sending all their day-old bread? Hopefully not dumped in a landfill.
An investigation started by Homeland Security culminated today in a raid at the Woburn headquarters of Chowdaheadz, which makes Boston-related sports clothing. Read more.
The Boston Business Journal reports that both Legal Sea Foods and Live Nation, which operates the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, are loudly protesting a cit/state proposal to stick the GE Memorial Heliport on a pier behind the pavilion. They cite noise, which they say would be so severe it would likely drive the pavilion out of business.
The Dig informs us about some Cambridge guy involved in a pump-and-dump scheme to defraud investors with some alleged smartphone-based cannabis marketing tool.
The owners of 462 Boston medallion cabs yesterday sued Uber for what they say are the profits Uber cost them through unfair competition over a five-year period.
The suit comes days after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by an association of Boston medallion owners against the state's new regulations that allow Uber, Lyft and other "transportation network companies" to operate. Read more.
A federal judge who has dismissed two lawsuits by Boston medallion-cab owners over ride-for-hire companies today dismissed a similar lawsuit by Cambridge taxi owners.
In his ruling today, US District Court Judge Nathaniel Gorton said the Cambridge owners no longer had any standing to sue Cambridge over the way it did or did not regulate companies such as Lyft and Uber because a new state law removes oversight of the companies from local licensing officials.
The Zoning Board of Appeals today agreed with a request from the company that wants to put a large electronic billboard on the Veolia plant on Kneeland Street to defer any hearing until June, after a representative from the company acknowledged the company's having just a wee bit of trouble getting anybody in Chinatown to support the thing. Read more.
The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports Mayor Walsh is looking for help in the legislature to garner Boston 151 new liquor licenses to be doled out over a three-year period.
Like the 75 new licenses Boston got in 2014, Walsh is proposing that most of the new permits be limited to neighborhoods outside Boston Proper and the waterfront.
The Boston Business Journal reports Lyft and Massport have reached an agreement under which Lyft drivers who pass a state background check can be summoned to Logan. Uber is working on a similar agreement.
WBUR reports on a discussion at the New England Economic Partnership.
The state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission ruled last month that the Boston Licensing Board erred in requiring the new owners of a Washington Street liquor store to stop selling nips. Read more.
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