NBC Boston reports that if the feds decide to go after the dispensaries that have opened since voters approved them simply because they sell marijuana, they'll have to go it alone.
The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday considers two wildly different accounts of how two patrons of Bijou, 51 Stuart St., wound up in the Boston Medical Center emergency room with stab wounds on Dec. 5. Read more.
CommonWealth Magazine reports on the ploy.
A Chestnut Hill Avenue pizza place that has racked up more than two weeks' worth of license suspensions and a rollback in hours by the Boston Licensing Board over the past year because underage BC students keep finding ways to get drinks will have to stop selling alcohol for a week next month after state alcohol agents found four underage drinkers. Read more.
WBUR reports on the numerous Israeli cybersecurity companies that have set up shop in the Boston area of late - 35 years after Israeli Adi Shamir co-founded RSA Security based on work he and his co-founders did at MIT. RSA, now a subsidiary of Dell EMC, is based in Bedford.
Remember the controversy about Petco’s Unleashed store moving into Roslindale Square? The marketplace has apparently spoken, as they are having a 40% off “everything must go” sale. I just called and they confirmed that their location will be closing.
Cambridge Day reports MIT has agreed to lease space at One Broadway to Roche Bros. for one of its fun-sized Brothers Marketplace stores.
The BPDA is seeking state approval to allow more non-marine companies to move into the Raymond Flynn Marine Park, saying there's just not that much demand for decaying waterside facilities with no rail access, while there's tons of demand for space for R&D space and meat processing. Read more.
Kindred Healthcare of Louisville, KY, has notified state regulators it plans to shut its Harborlights nursing home on East 7 Street by the end of March. Read more.
The Globe reports HYM, which is co-owned by a guy who used to run the BRA, has asked the Baker administration to let it begin construction on two buildings in its proposed mega-development tout suite, which means without requiring it to do any of those annoying environmental reviews normally required of large projects along waterways, in this case Chelsea Creek, as a way to signal to Amazon that Boston is willing to do whatever it takes to bring it here short of, perhaps, human sacrifice. And if Amazon doesn't pick Suffolk Downs? Well, que sera sera.
Chris Faraone takes a dig at the Globe's recent coverage of our newest billionaire.
The New England Anime Society of Somerville, which puts on the annual Anime Boston show at the Hynes, this week sued two of its former volunteers, who are using the phrase "Boston Anime Fest" to promote their own show at the Hanover Mall, which is somewhere south of Boston.
The City Council today unanimously approved a measure that would ban thin plastic shopping bags and enact a 5-cent fee on paper bags and thicker plastic bags, as a way of reducing litter, helping the environment and curbing the use of the oil required to make them. Read more.
The first people we could speak to in line at the Dedham Best Buy tonight only got there around 5 p.m. - to get an Xbox and to, as one of them said, meet some new people and enjoy the cold weather. They were the ones behind the guy scrunched up in the tent, who had no desire to speak to a reporter.
Cambridge Day reports on a deal that will keep the Curious George bookstore in Harvard Square, rather than crushed under the weight of the square's incessant luxury chainification.
Both the bfresh at 470 Washington St. in Brighton and the 7-Eleven at 4196 Washington St. in Roslindale Square currently have "50% off" signs because both are about to close down.
The Chelsea Record reports on a zoning-board meeting where a proposal to turn the shuttered club with a bloody past into a new club that would require gentlemen to wear suits and ties was rejected, in part because it turns out the proponents didn't have permission from the owner of the land to do anything with it.
WBZ reports a new Dunkin' Donuts at Tremont and West streets is just Dunkin' - because the chain thinks people need to be slapped in the face with a reminder that it serves more than just donuts. Of course, it also serves more than just things that can be dunked, too, so maybe the next step is to just call it Apostrophe.