Friends ! this is another powerful tip for reducing tension and stress from life. We spend at least 8 hours daily at our workplace. And we have to work in collaboration with other people. These people are our coworkers. Our relation with them can make us tense and angry or it can make us calm and happy. It all depends on what kind of relation... Read more
The Boston Bibliophile reports Seek Books on Centre Street is shutting down:
I've just about fallen in love with Asimov, the beautiful white bookstore cat, and Jeff and I have made afternoons of visiting West Roxbury- lunch, stops at other shops along Centre Street, a cupcake at Sugar Bakery- every now and then. We found a lot of treasures at Seek, which specializes in... Read more
Some people talk about Globe Direct, but Jonathan Kamens is doing something about it: He's contacting all the advertisers he sees in the weekly red-bag-of-unwantedness. He posts a transcript of the voice-mail response he got from Shaws:
We have had several complaints about their alternate delivery and we are working with the Globe and our media company to try and persuade them to go... Read more
A New York company that makes ink it says can be used to encode data on business cards to be read by smartphones is suing a Boston company that uses ink to encode data on business cards to be read by smartphones.
At the height of the storm this afternoon, Marty's Fine Wines in Newtonville felt compelled to post this sign.
The Boston Business Journal reports the bank holding the mortgage on the long-shuttered Ciao Bella property at 240 Newbury St. has scheduled a foreclosure auction for the property.
Joseph Cimino, who says he's been renovating the building since 2011, recently told the Boston Licensing Board he had a tentative agreement with Suitsupply, which wants to lease the space for a men's clothing store... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the city's first cider house offer samples during the tours it wants to offer.
The mayor's office, the BRA and several city councilors gave strong support to Downeast Cider House's request for a "farmer wine pouring" permit at a hearing today.
The new supermarket, built on the site of the departed Omni Foods on Rte. 9, holds its grand opening on April 27. However, the liquor-store part of the supermarket opens March 29.
City Council President Bill Linehan (South Boston, South End, Chinatown) wants the legislature let Boston add a 6.25% tax on liquor sales at local packies to help pay for treatment programs for alcoholics and drug addicts.
The council is scheduled today to consider his request for a formal hearing on his proposal.
The Lynn Daily Item reports Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy is having a little trouble believing a Suffolk Downs traffic study that claims the resort casino planned for Revere will only add 18 cars a day to Lynn roads.
EMC, the Hopkinton-based storage technology company, is asking a federal judge to let it bar a California man's proposed change in its governance from its annual proxy statements.
And it's asking the judge in US District Court in Boston to make it snappy, because the statements need to go out to shareholders by the end of March.
EMC says that even ignoring the fact that... Read more
Are you at a nonprofit that's overwhelmed by technology? Do you feel like the unimaginable pile of tech you're working with isn't quite paying off with less work? Is it frustrating that even with extensive data management tools at your disposal, you're not able to efficiently manage or create reports from your data?
Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training on... Read more
Officials at the Revere Hotel on Stuart Street told the Boston Licensing Board today they had no idea a group of companies that organized a Christmas party for local tech start-ups was selling tickets - a violation of the state law that prohibits open bars at events open to just anyone.
At a hearing this morning, hotel officials said they're now taking a tip... Read more
The Northborough Wegman's wants to serve alcohol, restaurant style.
The Supreme Judicial Court is set to hear an appeal from a man who says a decision by Roche Bros. to bar him from collecting signatures for his election campaign outside one of its stores violates his rights under the Massachusetts constitution, Associated Press reports.
Steven Glovsky of Wayland says Roche Bros. wouldn't let him collect signatures in a run for the governor's council... Read more
An Ohio woman is suing the Marriott Long Wharf for what she says was permanent colon damage caused by a toothpick in a hamburger she ordered through room service during a 2010 stay.
In her lawsuit, originally filed in Suffolk Superior Court but transferred this week to US District Court, Rebecca Robinson-Brown of Columbus, OH, says she ordered a burger and kettle fries on Dec.... Read more
Earlier this week, diners at Todd English's Figs restaurant in Charlestown started reporting an odd thing: They couldn't buy beer or wine. When asked, servers said something vague about some sort of problem with the liquor license but that it would be fixed soon.
Indeed there is a problem with the liquor license, although whether it will be fixed soon is another question. On... Read more
The Herald reports the BRA yesterday gave the thumb's up to developer's plans to add 600 apartments, and a supermarket and other new retail space to the former Sears distribution center.
Ed. question: Wonder what happens to the Fenway Shaw's? That site seems ripe for redevelopment, too.... Read more