Dan Adams reports a sprinkler burst on the first floor of Spaulding Hospital, closing its kitchen.
A Sam Adams truck, about to make a delivery to Blanchard's around 9:30 a.m., kicked the bucket right in the middle of Centre Street, forcing police to block the road in both directions until the truck could be moved.
Joe Gravellese reports Planet Fitness has sold its Government Center outlet to some company called Rock'n Fitness.
Still open, same membership price, same hours, etc. ... They've already scraped off most of the logos etc. It looks weird in there.
And one of those things they scraped off was the large "No Judgement Zone" banner, which was forever getting judged, hard, by aficionados of... Read more
A man who says he used his American Express card to buy stuff at the Somerville Target on Dec. 1 is now seeking more than $5 million from Target to compensate him and other Massachusetts Target customers who may have had their credit-card information stolen.
In a lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, Daniel Heller, who describes himself as "a regular... Read more
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a recent BRA planning meeting at which an architect for the Hook family discussed how it would like to build some sort of tower on the current property - with the lobster place staying in the first floor.
A woman who bought a $249 emerald ring at the Burlington Jared says it was defective and now she wants the company to pay her and 10,000 other customers more than $5 million in recompense.
In her suit, filed last week in US District Court in Boston, Catherine O'Connell says the value of her ring "is worth substantially less" than what she paid for it... Read more
Red Sox officials say they want to add three more places to buy hard liquor, add sales of beer in bottles and extend alcohol sales on Yawkey Way as a way to reduce crowding in the stadium during Red Sox games and other events at Fenway Park.
At a hearing before the Boston Licensing Board this morning, Dennis Quilty, the team's licensing attorney, and Lawrence... Read more
Roslindale Village Main Street has posted a map showing every single one (with descriptions of the spaces, in the hopes of attracting merchants to them).
The Portland Press-Herald reports some Montreal businessmen are raising funds to create an overnight "hotel train" service between Montreal and Boston - by way of Portland. A one-way ticket for the 14 1/2-hour ride on the 30-mph train would be $150. The real market isn't us, but beach-mad Montrealers who just love them some Maine beaches.... Read more
AcBel Polytech, which makes power-supply units for large EMC data-storage units, is suing Fairchild Semiconductor over voltage regulators that failed "at an epidemic rate" in late 2010.
AcBel charges that Fairchild replaced perfectly fine components with poorly designed ones that shorted out due to humidity and that it then compounded the problem by not telling anybody it had made the change - or then changed... Read more
Sure, they were, in their own way, a pretty nasty bunch, but you can't help but appreciate their Blue Laws when you look at all the ads in today's paper from chains advertising they're opening at 8 p.m. today. Hah, hah, not here you're not.
The Globe reports the Connecticut casino is joining up with the racetrack as the proposed operator of the proposed only-in-Revere resort casino.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that a Newton man who sells perfume can continue his state lawsuit against a New Yorker he says owes him nearly $530,000 for perfume shipped but never paid for.
A lower-court judge had agreed with the defendant that Massachusetts had no jurisdiction in the case because he had no offices in Massachusetts and paid no taxes to our fair... Read more
A legislative proposal would double the minimum wage for waiters and waitresses by 2016 after five years with no increase at all. That's an outrage, Mass. Restaurant Association says.
Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as a free lunch. After local VCs got annoyed at some allegedly scam-worthy outsiders charging high prices for access to VC types, they got together to create UnPitch Boston, coming up on 11-Dec, where hopeful young entrepreneurs can get a free lunch with a VC.
As noted in VentureFizz:
"Boston is truly the only place that... Read more
VentureFizz explains why Boston next month will have a free event for young entrepreneurs to pitch their startups to venture capitalists:
A few weeks ago, a little online skirmish started on meetup message boards and Twitter involving a very suspect and questionable group that organizes events to take advantage of inexperienced young startups and unwitting entrepreneurs. (We don't want to give them any more... Read more
Hank Layfield reports Domino's is moving into the old BBQ Town on Washington Street in Roslindale, which means the local franchise will finally be free of the loneliness that is that little strip mall down by the West Roxbury Parkway and well away from those activist types in Roslindale Square who managed to block its planned move into a storefront there.... Read more
Sure, we all snorted when the Times said we're all calling South Boston SoBo these days, but next spring, the neighborhood could get an Italian restaurant called the Sobo Bistro. And on East Broadway, no less.
Michael Norton has already gotten zoning-board permission to convert an old electrician's shop at E. Broadway and L Street into a restaurant. On Thursday, the Boston Licensing Board... Read more