Business

By - 6/15/14 - 10:40 am

EMC is suing another employee who decided the grass was greener at Pure Storage, a California competitor.

In its latest suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, EMC alleges Jeremy LeBlanc is using the knowledge he learned as "a highly-compensated Senior Systems Engineer" to turn EMC customers into Pure Storage buyers, in violation of the non-compete clause he agreed to when he first... Read more

By - 6/13/14 - 10:33 am

Baby steps, the Globe cautions, but we're now closer than some other cities.

By - 6/11/14 - 5:32 pm

The Globe reports on the plans for 60 floors' worth of "ultra high-end condos" on the edge of the Christian Science plaza, which raises the question: What happens when all those foreign investors stop buying up Boston residential units?

By - 6/10/14 - 5:11 pm

The Dorchester Reporter explains why the Kam Man supermarket on Allstate Road has been sealed off from the outside world.

By - 6/5/14 - 11:41 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports the tire place near the T stop has been sold to a developer.

By - 6/5/14 - 10:53 am

The Patriot Ledger reports the owners of the South Shore Plaza are trying to re-brand the mall as "comfortably chic" in a bid to attract the sort of people who otherwise might be forced to travel all the way to Dedham or Chestnut Hill to shop in the manner to which they've become accustomed. Based on the Patriot Ledger's description, the main change to... Read more

By - 6/4/14 - 7:29 am

So this guy down in Connecticut thinks there's enough nostalgia for the Caldor name to get people to give him money to revive it as some sort of e-commerce Web site.

By - 6/3/14 - 2:26 pm

An Anheuser-Busch promotion to get men to try Bud Light Platinum by having young women hand them bottles of the stuff at a downtown club went awry when one of the men who accepted a bottle turned out to be a plainclothes detective well versed in the Massachusetts regulation that prohibits free samples of alcoholic beverages.

Gem, 44 Province St., finds out later this week... Read more

By - 5/31/14 - 10:30 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on secret efforts by state and city officials to lure a "major life sciences company" to the city. How secret? They've even got a code name for the project.

By - 5/27/14 - 11:31 pm

Cambridge Day reports:

A marketplace made of cheap, repurposed shipping containers could be on the way to Kendall Square, enlivening the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority’s tiny so-called Parcel 6 until a bigger, more permanent plan comes along.

By - 5/24/14 - 3:11 pm
Clear aisle at the Chetnut Hill Star Market

2 p.m. on a Saturday.

We were out and about on errands today and figured we'd end the trip with a supermarket run for some barbecue fixings. We wound up at the Chestnut Hill Star, and, yeesh, was that place empty.

Now, one might think this was because it's Memorial Day Weekend and simply everybody in Newton and Brookline is already down on the Cape and the only people left... Read more

By - 5/23/14 - 9:46 am

No, not Globe Direct, but Restoration Hardware, which has mailed out 17-pound bundles of catalogs to people in Boston's tonier neighborhoods, i.e., not the sort of places you'd think would be sullied by Globe Direct circulars.

H/t EL Connolly.... Read more

By - 5/23/14 - 9:37 am

Xconomy introduces us to Shannon Liss-Riordan, a Boston lawyer who is leading a court battle against Uber over the way it shares in driver tips and treats them as independent contractors rather than employees.

The company is also facing a lawsuit by Boston medallion owners.... Read more

By - 5/23/14 - 7:42 am

Robert Ambrogi reports a Massachusetts Bar Association ethics committee says it's OK for lawyers to "friend" people on Facebook they've been hired to potentially sue - but only if they let them know why they want access to the friend-only info on their Facebook pages.

The opinion by the association's Committee on Professional Ethics only applies to people a lawyer knows are not yet... Read more

By - 5/22/14 - 3:33 pm
Cab protest

Meng Mao captured the scene this afternoon as local cab drivers circled Uber's downtown office to protest its service.

Click to hear the sounds of dozens of horns held down in fury as cab drivers urge Uber to recognize the error of its non-regulated ways.

... Read more
By - 5/21/14 - 7:06 pm

Storytelling is not just for bedtime. Want to learn how to strategically weave your story into your next fundraising, recruiting or education campaign?
Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training Take Action! Storytelling That Inspires on Monday, June 2, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Fee: $10 advance/$20 door - split with trainer
Location: The NonProfit Center 89 South Street, Boston,... Read more

By - 5/21/14 - 7:36 am

Travis Lee announces the neighborhood's first space aimed at entrepreneurs in the Lenane Building at 1452 Dorchester Ave.

By - 5/20/14 - 4:11 pm

FIELDS CORNER BUSINESS LABS LAUNCHES FIRST DORCHESTER
CO-WORKING SPACE IN HISTORIC LENANE BUILDING

DORCHESTER, MA (May 20, 2014) – Fields Corner Business Lab, a co-working space bringing together Dorchester’s entrepreneurs, small businesses and community development organizations to serve as an economic engine for one of Boston’s most promising business districts, today announced its opening on the 4th floor of the historic Lenane Building at... Read more

By - 5/20/14 - 12:48 pm

The Sugar signs are down and new signs went up this morning: FitChoice is moving into the space vacated by Sugar at 4174 Washington St. in January.

Although the dining area at Sugar was small, the entire building contained a large bakery from its pre-Sugar days as the A. Boschetto bakery, enough for a 4,000-square-foot fitness center.

Interestingly in one of the sleepier... Read more

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