Business

By - 5/18/17 - 11:09 pm
Target's Aaron Hemquist at Roslindale meeting

Target's Aaron Hemquist talks about proposed Roslindale store.

Some 50 Roslindale residents and Roslindale Square business owners had a pretty clear request for Target officials tonight: Replace the food aisles in their proposed replacement for the Washington Street Staples with office supplies or even more clothes, because they don't want to see the nearby Village Market - a cornerstone of the village's revival, driven out of business. Read more.

By - 5/18/17 - 8:47 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on plans for a third of the Salem Street space.

By - 5/18/17 - 8:44 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the large Newton bookstore is moving to smaller, temporary quarters across the street as it continues the search for a more permanent home.

By - 5/17/17 - 6:26 pm
Security robot at Prudential center

Neil the roving UHub photographer couldn't rove much past Mr. Roboto here yesterday. He dug up the background on Tobor: Read more.

By - 5/17/17 - 12:18 pm

The Herald reports on the noise battle between residents of the luxury AVA apartments on Stuart Street and Bijou, the club next to which their high rise was built.

Earlier:
That time people moved into condos near the South Street Diner and tried to end its all night service (they failed).

By - 5/16/17 - 2:21 pm

IDG, which earlier this year was acquired by a Chinese company, is laying off a sizeable number of employees, possibly more than 90 editors and reporters in newsrooms in Framingham and California.

By - 5/15/17 - 7:02 pm

Seinfeld - The Human Fund

Palestine Ace

A senior vice president at Bank of America, her husband and a Boston woman were indicted today on charges they figured out how to steal $2.7 million from the bank through transactions with non-profit groups in Boston and Atlanta, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 5/13/17 - 10:52 am

A Massachusetts man who says his Florida partner walked away from the idea of selling mugs carved out of the hollowed out barrels of baseball bats is now suing him because the guy got back into the baseball-bat-mug business. Read more.

By - 5/12/17 - 10:16 am
Dedham Sears going out of business

In what is possibly the least surprising store-closing news of the year, the Dedham Sears is shutting its doors forever as the chain continues to shrink into nothingness.

Alert Globe reader Gary C. noticed the ad (see below) in today's Globe, several months after Sears announced Massachusetts closings that did not include Dedham. Read more.

By - 5/11/17 - 4:59 pm
Phoenix patent example

From the now invalid patent.

It took more than seven years, but a federal judge in Boston today ruled that a former Boston Phoenix subsidiary that outlasted the alt-media company does not own the rights to methods for creating and securing Web pages out of information uploaded by users. Read more.

By - 5/11/17 - 3:47 pm

The Boston Department of Neighborhood Development holds a meeting this Monday on a proposal to lease about three-quarters of an acre it owns in Readville to two Roslindale residents who grow "microgreens" - vegetables that are harvested as soon as they put out their first leaves. Read more.

By - 5/8/17 - 3:17 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Wine Riot, a Tremont Street shop catering to Millennials who'd rather order wine through an app than talking to somebody in a store, is quietly going away, to be replaced by a store blandly called Wine Gallery. Read more.

By - 5/5/17 - 9:54 am

The Revere Journal reports NECCO has sold its Revere facility to a couple of out-of-town companies. That's good news for the city, to which NECCO hasn't been paying taxes of late, but raises questions about what happens to the Skybar maker, which moved to Revere in 2003 from Cambridge.

By - 5/4/17 - 9:14 am

The Boston Pretzel Bakery, housed at the Brewery complex on Amory Street, makes 500,000 soft pretzels a year.

By - 5/3/17 - 1:29 pm

An East Boston man who thought he and his brother could stay in his mother's home after she died found out today that, nope, the bank was within its rights to foreclose on it because written contracts trump oral promises. Read more.

By - 5/2/17 - 12:20 pm

The alcohol-infused straw that broke the camel's back was a 19-year-old Babson student with fake Nigerian and Indian driver's licenses and a photocopy of a Photoshopped British passport whom BPD detectives found with a shot of tequila in her hand inside Venu around 1:30 a.m. on March 4. Read more.

By - 4/30/17 - 7:39 pm

Bridj, which set out to develop a new form of urban mass transit, is no more, according to the notice on its home page from CEO Matt George, titled, "Out of Aces:" Read more.

By - 4/28/17 - 12:12 pm
Arlington police chief honors local boy for turning money in

Police Chief Frederick Ryan, Jasper and Erik Dopman

Arlington Police are praising a local 6-year-old whom they say found and turned in a bag containing $2,000 in cash and deposit slips from a local chain of Mexican restaurants. Read more.

By - 4/26/17 - 3:17 pm
Proposed new Target in Roslindale

Slap some big red panels up, change all the merchandise and voila: Mini Target.

Target announced today it will move into the building on Washington Street that Staples is leaving and turn it into one of its urban "small-format" stores. Read more.