The Boston Business Journal reports state legislators reached accord late last night on a bill that would not bar ride-hailing services from the two locations but would add a 20-cent fee to every ride for a new state office to oversee the services and ensure riders go through background checks. Lawmakers rejected a bid by taxi operators to make ride-hailing drivers also get fingerprinted.
The Life Is Good Co., the local company that has marketing its eponymous slogan with the smiling "Jake" face since the 1990s, says a California company that lets people create and sell T-shirts online is doing a very bad thing: Letting people make and profit off unauthorized copies of the phrase and face. Read more
Tedeschi has shuttered its store by the Monument at Centre and South streets, forcing people who want convenience to go to walk a couple blocks up Centre to the other Tedeschi, where the Store 24 used to be.
The Boston Business Journal reports the Milk Street Cafe is using a 3D printer to spritz out latte foam.
Food Processing talks to Jim Koch about a couple of challenges he faced with his beer company.
Yeah, yeah, Legal Seafood calls Clinton a cold fish, but the chain also remarked on the size of Trump's hands. But it also has a TV ad that goes:
Some candidates want to limit a woman's right to choose. Not Roger Berkowitz. "All I can say is, if you're pro-choice, you'll LOVE how many options we have in our menu."
You can see that ad here (around 0:36).
Paragon Park had a gaudy fortune telling machine in its arcade. It was called Grandmaâ€™s Prophesies and it looked like a heavily made up corpse laid out in an upright casket. But deposit fifty cents though and good old grandma sprung to life. Light bulb eyeballs lit up, the creaky head spun, and her fiberglass hands moved over a glowing crystal ball. The mystical music added to the experience along with the scents of fresh cotton candy and the Nantasket sea breeze. When grandma finished with her plexi glass enclosed gyrations, a fortune card was dispensed. The card was supposed contain to wisdom that only she could see.
The Boston Sun reports on the Aug. 7 Downtown Crossingization of the street.
A North Carolina photographer wants the Gavel to pay him up to $150,000 because, he says, it used one of his photos without permission back in 2013.
There's a new store-closing sign on the front of Jersusalem Trading on Poplar Street, which was the square's only source for beds and unusual living-room accoutrements. Anybody know what's taking its place?
Crag Caplan spotted this sign on Bromfield Street.
The Boston Business Journal reports the local boy (and Boston Latin grad) made good sold the property to Home Depot, so we probably can't expect a new mixed-use megaproject on the site.
The BBJ doesn't note how Redstone came to own the property, but it used to be home to the VFW Parkway Drive-In, operated by the forerunner to his National Amusements, which was started by his father, Michael.
The Dorchester Reporter has the scoop on car dealer Herb Chambers's new plans for the old Channel 56 lot on Morrissey Boulevard next to where we will eventually say the Globe used to be.
The doorbell has an eerie echo tonight, as if itâ€™s vocalizing your disdain for what is happening next. After years of procrastination you finally decided to meet with a financial planner. Retirement is on the horizon and you need to make the most of your savings.
As the clean-cut advisor crosses the threshold you notice his expensive designer clothing. With impeccable manners he makes eye contact as he firmly shakes your hand. Then, he even goes so far as to compliment the interior decorating of your humble home. Thatâ€™s exactly the sing-song you expected and the rock in your stomach only grows.
Most people struggle to pick a career. Itâ€™s considered a stroke of good luck if someone finds their vocation, a job that they truly enjoy. I do consider myself a lucky man, but I wouldnâ€™t exactly say the leprechauns were looking out for me the day I started on my career path. Iâ€™m also not sure that I found financial planning. Maybe it found me.
The South End Forum reports the company that wanted to keep its check-cashing place at Mass. Ave. and Tremont Street open 24 hours has told the mayor's office, nah, just kidding, they'll keep closing at midnight. But the group adds:
They will however pursue a proposal for a 24/7 operation at their Edward Everett Square location at Boston Street in Dorchester.
The federal government this week sued Eversource and the MWRA because, it alleges, an electrical cable from South Boston to Deer Island is in the way of the harbor dredging the government wants to do. Read more.
The Boston Business Journal reports a state official says building a temporary helipad in Boston by September is "doable," says that that would be like a bus stop, while the permanent location would be more like a bus station. No word on whether they'll take CharlieCards - or, for that matter, where they want to put it. We need to get this thing in place quickly because we'd hate to disappoint GE, which is, of course, moving here in part because we're a world-class city and world-class cities have helipads.