In one of those only-in-Boston things, plans for some licensing musical chairs in which a longtime Charlestown bar would sell its full liquor license to a Dominican restaurant in Roslindale, so it could in turn sell its beer and wine license to a coffeehouse in a boutique hotel in Downtown Crossing hit a last-minute snag today. Read more.
Michael Cucchiello reports his 70-year-old bakery, which sells everything from pastries to pan pizza at 356 Bennington St. in Day Square, is moving to Cogliano Plaza on Lincoln Avenue.
Cucchiello had to start looking for a new home earlier this year when his landlord told him the building would become a Dunkin' Donuts.
WCVB reports the shops on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan Square, Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner, Liberty Plaza in East Boston and Beacon Street in Coolidge Corner are among two dozen the perpetually teetering chain is closing in Massachusetts (in other news, there were still two dozen Radio Shacks in Massachusetts).
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.
The Dorchester Reporter gets the scoop on plans to replace a long derelict vacant variety store near the Savin Hill T stop.
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.
You won't like us when we're mad, councilors exclaim over petition asking them to set regulations for Airbnb and its ilk.
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.
The Boston Sun reports shopowners are on edge in an era of big national retailers and online shopping.
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.
We spotted these two T-shirts at the South Bay Target today. See if you can spot all the mistakes. Read more.
Vivian Again chronicled the varying levels of shoveling in Downtown Crossing this morning.
Cybah joined the pre-nor'easter horde at the Chelsea Market Basket this morning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adam Bunnell shows us the news on the front door of Martignetti Liquors on Soldiers Field Road.