South Coast Today reports the Brayton Point power plant in Somerset, the last coal-fired plant in the state, gets turned off permanently today, meaning the main remaining consumers of coal now are a small number of trendy pizza places.
A correspondent who grew up in the South End and who now lives in Roxbury was not at all pleased with the post card he got the other day advertising a house for sale on Greenwich Street. For one thing, that's Lower Roxbury. For another, that's not the "Fredrick Douglas Historic District." Read more.
The Bulletin reports 200 people attended a remembrance for Judie Leon, longtime Roslindale Square businesswoman who died last fall while doing humanitarian work in Lebanon.
The Board of Appeal narrowly voted today to reject a 14-by-48-foot electronic billboard towering above the Massachusetts Turnpike after residents said they wanted fewer billboards, not more, especially not the sort that one resident said would be "glaring through my back windows." Read more.
You know, these ads. Curl Up n' Dye is conveniently located in Dorchester Lower Mills.
Some 50 Roslindale residents and Roslindale Square business owners had a pretty clear request for Target officials tonight: Replace the food aisles in their proposed replacement for the Washington Street Staples with office supplies or even more clothes, because they don't want to see the nearby Village Market - a cornerstone of the village's revival - driven out of business. Read more.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on plans for a third of the Salem Street space.
The Boston Business Journal reports the large Newton bookstore is moving to smaller, temporary quarters across the street as it continues the search for a more permanent home.
Neil the roving UHub photographer couldn't rove much past Mr. Roboto here yesterday. He dug up the background on Tobor: Read more.
The Herald reports on the noise battle between residents of the luxury AVA apartments on Stuart Street and Bijou, the club next to which their high rise was built.
IDG, which earlier this year was acquired by a Chinese company, is laying off a sizeable number of employees, possibly more than 90 editors and reporters in newsrooms in Framingham and California.
A senior vice president at Bank of America, her husband and a Boston woman were indicted today on charges they figured out how to steal $2.7 million from the bank through transactions with non-profit groups in Boston and Atlanta, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
A Massachusetts man who says his Florida partner walked away from the idea of selling mugs carved out of the hollowed out barrels of baseball bats is now suing him because the guy got back into the baseball-bat-mug business. Read more.
In what is possibly the least surprising store-closing news of the year, the Dedham Sears is shutting its doors forever as the chain continues to shrink into nothingness.
It took more than seven years, but a federal judge in Boston today ruled that a former Boston Phoenix subsidiary that outlasted the alt-media company does not own the rights to methods for creating and securing Web pages out of information uploaded by users. Read more.
The Boston Department of Neighborhood Development holds a meeting this Monday on a proposal to lease about three-quarters of an acre it owns in Readville to two Roslindale residents who grow "microgreens" - vegetables that are harvested as soon as they put out their first leaves. Read more.
The Revere Journal reports NECCO has sold its Revere facility to a couple of out-of-town companies. That's good news for the city, to which NECCO hasn't been paying taxes of late, but raises questions about what happens to the Skybar maker, which moved to Revere in 2003 from Cambridge.