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By - 12/31/14 - 9:23 am

Quartz looks beyond Southie at Dunk's major expansion drive outside the safe confines of the Northeast:

Dunkin’ can’t survive on the irrational preferences of New Englanders alone.

H/t Jon Chesto.Read more

By - 12/31/14 - 12:27 am

A federal appeals court says a Plymouth woman who had an illegal shipment of marijuana mistakenly delivered to her door can't collect damages from FedEx because she was unable to prove the strange men who later showed up at her door demanding the package got her address from the shipping company.

And besides, the court continued, after dismissing her invasion of privacy claim, a federal...Read more

By - 12/25/14 - 2:07 pm
Comparison of sneakers from New Balance and Converse

From the New Balance complaint.

Brighton-based New Balance is suing soon-to-be North End-based Converse over lawsuits Converse has filed against other sneaker companies.

Converse did not name New Balance in its trademark suits and International Trade Commission complaints over the stylings of other vendors' sneakers, which Converse says is too close to its own Chuck Taylors. But New Balance launched a preemptive lawsuit to make sure Converse doesn't turn...Read more

By - 12/24/14 - 8:55 am

The restaurants this morning. Photo by Neal Doyle.

CFD Ladder 1 reports what turned into a two-alarm fire erupted at 228 Broadway shortly after 3 a.m.

Neal Doyle reports the two businesses - Beauty's Pizza and MuLan Taiwanese Restaurant - both appeared this morning to have been totally destroyed....Read more

By - 12/22/14 - 2:34 pm

Following a demonstration outside the Waltham offices of Spectra Energy Thursday afternoon (12/18/14), West Roxbury residents and environmental group representatives met Friday with Boston staff for Senators Markey and Warren.Read more

By - 12/22/14 - 8:40 am

The Salem News reports the city's mayor has drafted regulations that could make it difficult for the rideshare service to keep sharing rides there.Read more

By - 12/20/14 - 12:30 pm

WBZ reports the store owner told a mentally disabled customer his winning lottery ticket was worth $1,000 - and gave him $950 in cash for it. The ticket was actually worth $10,000.Read more

By - 12/17/14 - 2:16 pm

The week after the Boston Licensing Board approved a new Dunkin' Donuts on D Street, it's faced with a request for another Dunkin' Donuts in South Boston, this time at 77 L St., near East Broadway.

"Is there a need for a donut shop in that area?" board Chairwoman Christine Pulgini bluntly asked franchisee John Gillespie at a hearing today.

Gillespie said Dunkin'...Read more

By - 12/17/14 - 2:10 pm

The smallish Tedeschi on Comm. Ave. at Harvard plans to move into the Kelly's Roast Beef space across Harvard.

The move, which will require approval of the Zoning Board of Appeals, prompted the owner of the McDonald's franchise on Harvard Avenue to seek city permission to extend his closing hour from 2 to 3 a.m., at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today.

Bob King, who...Read more

By - 12/17/14 - 6:46 am

The company's owner was among those nabbed in early morning raids today, WBZ reports.Read more

By - 12/15/14 - 8:08 am

Vincent Marino, who owns the Tony's/Redd's building on Washington Street, meets with residents tonight to discuss his plan to add two stories and eight apartments to the building.

The meeting is the last chance for residents to get details on the proposal before it goes to the Zoning Board of Appeals. A meeting on the proposal last month ended with residents asking questions...Read more

By - 12/13/14 - 10:32 am

The Unleashed by Petco is a done deal, Wicked Local Roslindale reports.

Earlier:
Roslindale residents join merchants to oppose Petco.Read more

By - 12/11/14 - 10:21 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides today whether to let the Domino's at 1260 Boylston St. extend its delivery time from 3 to 4 a.m.

William Mohan, director of licensing for Domino's in Boston started a hearing today by welcoming the all new Boston Licensing Board and declaring how happy he was that Mayor Walsh's statement on his purge of the old board members said the...Read more

By - 12/10/14 - 6:59 pm
Converse building with fireworks

Converse lit up the sign atop its new headquarters at Lovejoy Wharf at 5 p.m. today with a fireworks display set to "Enter the Sandman" by Metallica.Read more

By - 12/10/14 - 3:47 pm

The City Council today unanimously approved giving LogMeIn a $2.5-million tax break over 13 years for the new headquarters it wants to build at 327-347 Summer St.

City Councilor Bill Linehan (South Boston, South End, Chinatown) said the tax break would keep a fast growing company in Boston - the company pledged to add 400 to 500 new jobs over the next five years...Read more

By - 12/10/14 - 11:14 am

But the burgeoning mini-city now erupting in the Seaport area has plenty of room for caffeination. The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let a Dunkin' Donuts franchisee open a new Dunkin' Donuts at 405-409 D St., as part of a new residential development.

The proposed coffee outlet, which will have no seats, was supported by the mayor's office and the offices of...Read more

By - 12/8/14 - 10:19 am

Associated Press reports Merck is buying Cubist Technology, which specializes in trying to come up with drugs that will battle bacteria resistant to existing antibiotics - a growing problem that could return us to the days when simple cuts or injuries could result in deadly infections.Read more

By - 12/6/14 - 8:34 pm

The Globe reports on Somerville's suit against the state gaming commission, over one of the owners of the land Wynn's casino will go on.Read more

By - 12/3/14 - 10:39 pm
McDonald explains natural gas risks in West Roxbury

McDonald paints a dire picture for West Roxbury residents.

Residents already inured to explosions at the West Roxbury quarry gathered tonight to get scared even more by the high-pressure natural-gas line planned for Grove and Centre streets along one side of the quarry - and the proposed transfer station across the street from it that would feed the out-of-state gas into National Grid's Boston-area distribution system.

Mark McDonald of NatGas Consulting in Hyde...Read more

By - 12/3/14 - 9:07 am

The owner of Charley's Market, 604 Weld St., goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals next week for permission to tear it down and replace it with a single-family house.

Weld Street Realty Trust needs a variance because the store's lot is smaller and narrower than allowed for a house under the zoning for the neighborhood.

The hearing starts at 10:30 a.m. on...Read more

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