Business

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.

By - 4/26/17 - 8:11 am

WBUR reports the city has let a Cambridge company piloting driverless cars expand its testbed to include much of the South Boston Waterfront and Fort Point.

By - 4/23/17 - 2:07 pm

The BRA, um, BPDA, just won't take no for an answer: After losing several legal battles over its attempts to put a restaurant at the end of Long Wharf, the authority is trying yet again to convince judges to let it get what it wants. Read more.

By - 4/20/17 - 5:59 pm

The Globe reports a pair of Chicago real-estate firms could be about to plonk down the big bucks for the perpetually unused former Barnes & Noble building on Washington Street. And at $65 million, you can bet they're not going to just open another bookstore there.

By - 4/19/17 - 11:58 am

Associated Press reports Emirates is going from two flights a day to Boston to one.

By - 4/18/17 - 7:55 pm

iRobot, the Bedford-based maker of cat-transportation devices that double as vacuums yesterday unleashed a barrage of lawsuits against other vacuum makers, accusing them of sucking out the good stuff in iRobot patents to make their own brands of floor cleaners. Read more.

By - 4/18/17 - 2:57 pm

Stacy Eblan reports on the Quirky Roslindale Message Board that the Staples on Washington Street is closing on June 11.

The store opened in 2008 in a new building where the Ashmont Home Center used to be. Between Ashmont and Staples came several proposals that never got anywhere, including a chain drug store - stopped by Tom Menino himself to protect the nearby Sullivan's Pharmacy - and a self-storage place.

By - 4/18/17 - 2:09 pm

Congrats, you survived the Boston Marathon! probably isn't a message that a Boston-based marketing firm would send to runners, especially not next year, after the fifth anniversary of, well, you know.

By - 4/16/17 - 5:21 pm

The Guardian explains our growing urban-farming sector.

H/t Brad.

By - 4/15/17 - 10:45 am

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 7:05 p.m. Friday to Bailey's Coin-Op Laundry, 1135 Harrison Ave. for what turned into a two-alarm fire that started in a dryer.

The fire caused an estimated $100,000 damage, the department says.

By - 4/14/17 - 9:00 am

WGBH won $218.7 million and WHDH $162.1 million, in a federal auction in which they agreed to move or shut down their on-air frequencies so that wireless providers can get more bandwidth.

WGBH's money comes from its decision to move both WGBH and WGBY in Springfield to different frequencies. WHDH owner Ed Ansin will take his money for just shutting down Channel 56's current frequency - although WLVI will live on in a "channel share" arrangement with WHDH. Read more.

By - 4/11/17 - 11:26 am

The Board of Appeal today approved a plan by Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Avenue, to run a beer garden on Friday and Saturday evenings at its brewery at 306 Northern Ave. in the marine industrial park. Read more.

By - 4/7/17 - 2:01 pm

No injuries, but several businesses along Centre Street near the Bank of America parking lot lost power when the manhole lost its top, Ted Cooper reports.

By - 4/5/17 - 8:02 pm

WBZ reports a jury ordered a guy who worked at Toodies Fine Jewelry in Quincy to pay Stephen Leigh Jewelers $34,500 for a Yelp review that bashed his rival. His lawyer says he may appeal.

By - 4/5/17 - 3:04 pm

Columbia Billiard Co., 558 Columbia Rd., has trouble with a capital T and is currently shut as its new owner awaits word from the Boston Licensing Board both on a series of violations found in a February inspection and its requests for the licenses it should have had before that inspection. Read more.

By - 4/4/17 - 2:43 pm

A Brookline company that has figured out how to beam mobile-phone ads at people in very specific geographic locations today agreed not to use the technology to target people sitting in Massachusetts health facilities. Read more.

By - 4/2/17 - 2:30 pm
Hatoff's gas temporarily closed in Jamaica Plain
Hat's off to Hattoff's

Fans of the iconic gas station on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain grew worried this past week when they saw the pumps fenced off and construction work going on.

Fear not - the beloved gas station is not being turned into condos. It's just closed for six weeks for some renovations, according to the guy behind the counter at the Hatoff's check-cashing place, which remains open behind the old station. Read more.