Business

By - 11/12/14 - 11:22 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that five seafood companies are on the hook to Boston for several years' worth of back taxes on their operations at the Massport-owned Fish Pier.

The five companies have not paid any taxes to Boston - save for one company's single payment - since 1998. The city did nothing to try to collect back taxes until 2004, when the... Read more

By - 11/11/14 - 5:41 pm
Sav-More says no to Christmas carols

Our own Swirlygrrl snapped the Sav-Mor on Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford today.

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

WCVB reports the company's apologizing for service outages caused by a software upgrade or demons or something.

By - 11/6/14 - 3:39 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on the "Good Community Business Agreement" Caffe Nero won't sign. Among its provisions: That the cafe financially help out local non-profit efforts, including Wake Up the Earth, keep the sidewalk in front neat and tidy and shovel it during snowstorms, not install security grates and print menus in both English and Spanish.... Read more

By - 11/6/14 - 11:29 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today tossed a lawsuit by Skyhook Wireless of South Boston against Google, saying the company failed to prove Google maliciously tried to keep its location services off Android phones in 2009 and 2010.

If anything, the court ruled, the fault was entirely Skyhook's, for failing to ensure its software would work properly with the application programming interfaces Google wrote for... Read more

By - 11/5/14 - 5:07 pm

UPDATE: JB Edwards is NOT closing, just moving to West Roxbury.

The Roslindale Village Main Street board has voted to do what it can to keep Petco from replacing the uniform store on South Street with a pet store, starting with an e-mail campaign and petition drive to convince the chain it's not wanted in Roslindale

In arguments similar to those used by... Read more

By - 11/5/14 - 9:14 am

The Boston Business Journal reports comments by the new New York owner of low-rise buildings along Cross Street next to the Greenway. He said he would talk to the North End community before announcing anything specific.

By - 11/5/14 - 9:07 am

Dan Kennedy reports on the possible deal with Winstanley Enterprises of Concord for the 16.4-acre site - and the move of the Globies to parts unknown in late 2016 or early 2017.

The move could portend a complex without housing, since the company specializes in office and retail development, but not housing.

The Dorchester Reporter explains why the Globe should stay... Read more

By - 11/3/14 - 4:54 pm
Dogs in South Boston Starbucks

An aggrieved citizen complains about all the fuzzballs clicking their nails across the hardwood floors of the Starbucks on West Broadway.

The city replies ISD is scheduling a visit to the establishment.

By - 10/29/14 - 4:45 pm

Caffe Nero could get a food-serving license for an outlet on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain on Thursday, although the mayor's office is seeking a delay in any licensing until after chain officials meet with the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council's public-service committee next week.

Some neighborhood groups have given their backing to the proposed cafe next to Blanchard's, but the Jamaica Plain Business and Professional... Read more

By - 10/28/14 - 4:53 pm

Boston Police report arresting a trio of presumably now ex-employees of Expressions Clothing Store on American Legion Highway in Roslindale on charges they tried stealing about $6,000 worth of sneakers and shoes yesterday.

According to police, Emilio Jimenez, 20, of Jamaica Plain, Victor Pimentel, 20, of Roxbury and Taj Joseph, 18, of Hyde Park, hatched a plan to pack "dozens of boxes" of footwear... Read more

By - 10/28/14 - 3:56 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports on a couple of brothers who have created an app that lets you arrange for dry cleaning over your phone - you set the date and time and somebody comes and picks up your clothes, then returns them when they're done, at least in downtown, the Back Bay, Beacon Hill and the North End.... Read more

By - 10/26/14 - 10:52 am

Today's the first day Massachusetts liquor stores can open at 10 a.m. on Sundays without even having to ask their local licensing boards.

By - 10/23/14 - 3:41 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports City Councilor Matt O'Malley and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp. convinced City Realty to reduce the rent increases in an Egleston Square building that would have forced six Latino-owned businesses out of the square.

By - 10/20/14 - 6:49 pm

Acquia, which currently provides content-management applications and services plans to move from Burlington to 53 State St. next year, BostInno reports, adding the company will be doubling its space with the move.

Acquia's core offerings focus on an enterprise version of Drupal, a system originally written by Acquia founder Dries Buytaert. The software powers a number of large corporate Web sites, and... Read more

By - 10/19/14 - 7:19 pm
By - 10/17/14 - 7:48 pm

The Globe reports Olympics backers have come up with a "compact" Olympics plan that would involve shutting off a number of large public venues for the athletes and the rich people who will jet into Boston to watch them.

The marathon would end on Charles Street by the Public Garden. Franklin Park would transform into an equestrian venue.

The proposal does not include plans

... Read more
By - 10/17/14 - 8:11 am
Sluggo in Roslindale

The owners of Estate Bargains, a new old-stuff store at 417 Hyde Park Ave. that replaced a storefront church (that replaced the real-estate office that replaced a Caribbean restaurant) are doing some interesting things with the exterior walls of the place.

In addition to Sluggo and some serious tagging on the side, they've painted blocks on the front green and gotten Top Cat to... Read more

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