Hardee's plans to expand into Massachusetts after first convincing New Yorkers and New Jerseyites they need a new way to stuff their faces. The chain claims:
We’ve heard from residents all across the region for years, begging us to bring our food back to them.
The Daily Free Press reports on a strike against Insomnia Cookies, one of those companies trying to cash in on area college students' late-night need for baked sugar.
The Globe reports the BRA yesteday approved the Yawkey Way deal with the Sox.
Meanwhile, the Herald reports the board brought in some muscle from Municipal Protective Services to stand guard in case people upset with the nearly $8 million tax break the BRA approved for the luxury Filene's Memorial Hole project tried to lunge at board members or something. The Herald... Read more
The Crimson reports the Harvard Square Dunkie's made famous in "Good Will Hunting" isn't closing. How do ya like them apples?
The Newton Fire Department reports it evacuated part of the Street mall on Rte. 9 after workers hit a gas main in front of the Container Store around 10 a.m. About 35 minutes later, National Grid managed to shut the gas off, freeing mall workers to return to their jobs.
The Boston company that long handled public relations for troubled BlackBerry yesterday sued the phone maker for the $700,000 in unpaid bills it says it's owed.
In its lawsuit, filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, Brodeur and Coville, LLC, says BlackBerry demanded it provide extra service as the former RIM tried to release the BlackBerry 10 phone in a last ditch effort to... Read more
The Herald reports Roche Bros. will open a luxostore (ed. note: Sounds like the West Roxbury store, only without all the boring bread and soda aisles) and that Arnold Worldwide will take a chunk of the office space in the skyscraper for which ground was formally broken today.
No word if Walgreens will get a retroactive tax break for opening a luxostore down... Read more
**Yes this is on a Tuesday, next month we'll be back to our 1st Monday of the month schedule**
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Three people who complied with orders from store clerks to hand over their Zip codes or risk not having their purchases go through are now suing over the junk mail they subsequently got.
The suits, filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston by the same Chicago law firm, say Payless, Lowes and Pet Smart stores in Woburn violated the state's consumer-privacy law by using... Read more
In lawsuits filed yesterday, several Massachusetts residents accused the two chains of requiring them to hand over their Zip codes to buy stuff with credit cards and then using the digits to ferret out their home addresses and mercilessly send them junk mail.
The suits, both filed in US District Court by the same Chicago law firm, note that earlier this year, the Supreme Judicial... Read more
The State House News Service reports Gov. Patrick has heard software types about how bad Massachusetts looks with a tax on such basic services as setting up Web sites. Now to see if he can get the legislature to repeal the tax - and make up the $161 million he says it would raise.
Ed. conflict of interest note: I recently submitted my first... Read more
Ahold, USA, the Quincy-based parent of Stop & Shop, is suing the maker of a popular anti-acne drug, charging it's conspired to keep prices up by buying off competitors and filing bogus paperwork to stall federal approval of generic competitors.
The possible non-opening would not be good news for English because three weeks ago, his lawyer told the Boston Licensing Board he was hoping to sell the license for his long closed Kingfish Hall to Batali, which would... Read more
Philip Greenspun wonders.
Don't call 1-800-East-West - all you gotta do is not call, oh yeah!
As promised, Patch began to lay off 40% of its staff today. Gone locally, that we know of: Sara Jacobi, editor of the South End and Fenway/Kenmore Patch sites, Becca Manning, at the Charlestown and North End sites, Jake O'Donnell at Back Bay and Beacon Hill and Chris Caesar at Malden.
O'Donnell reports that he and Jacobi, at least, were told their... Read more
Friends say Josiah Simmons, who owns Video Underground on Centre Street in Hyde Square, was supposed to open the store Monday morning but never showed up.
Simmons was last seen around 1 p.m. on Sunday in Hyde Square.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact Boston Police.
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The Herald reports on the confluence of townies and toonies - or as one townie called them, "yuppadoos" - at the opening of Charlestown's new Whole Foods.
Suitsupply, based in Amsterdam, is eying the perpetually under-renovation Ciao Bella space at 240 Newbury St. for a possible clothing store and cafe, an attorney for building owner Joseph Cimino said today.
Attorney Stephen Miller explained the possible deal to the Boston Licensing Board in yet another bid to get Cimino more time to actually use the liquor license he holds for the space.
As... Read more