Business

By - 3/4/16 - 8:38 am

Legal Sea Foods this week sued DoorDash for offering home delivery of Legal meals even though Legal says it wanted nothing to do with the service - and repeatedly told it to stop doing that. Read more.

By - 2/26/16 - 11:38 pm
Jordan Marsh logo

Well, not necessarily the actual department stores, but the name at least. Consumerist reports the guy who brought back Hydrox cookies says he's reached a deal with Macy's for the rights to the Jordan Marsh trademark. Read more.

By - 2/26/16 - 2:31 pm

A federal judge in Boston has tossed a copyright lawsuit against Marvel and Walt Disney because the Canadian brothers who brought it failed to prove their case had anything in particular to do with Massachusetts. Read more.

By - 2/24/16 - 4:49 pm

Wynn said it's put is $1.7-billion Everett casino on hold until after state officials rule on environmental objections filed by the city of Somerville.

This includes canceling plans for hiring 4,000 construction workers and a formal April groundbreaking, Wynn says.

The company took no similar actions while fighting the city of Boston's federal lawsuit, which, granted grew increasingly unlikely to succeed the more a judge read Boston's legal pleadings.

By - 2/24/16 - 10:09 am

On the heels of the shutdown of the Gardenside entrance to the Orange and Green Lines at North Station comes news that the pedestrian tunnel from Back Bay to Copley Place will be shut through December, starting March 6, so that Simon Co. can make the Dartmouth Street side of their mall less of a forbidding, soulless expanse of a wall, or something.

By - 2/24/16 - 8:56 am

Boston Dynamics posted this video to show off the abilities of its newest robot, but if you watch the whole thing, you'll see the poor automaton get tormented by some jerk with a hockey stick who winds up kicking it to the ground. A robot dog fares no better.

By - 2/19/16 - 10:01 am
Competing pet steps

One is finely crafted, the other is drek, at least according to lawsuit

A Beverly company that holds a patent on retractable steps to let aging or stubby little pets get into bed with you on their own says two competitors are violating its patents - and ruining its reputation - by selling a similar product. Read more.

By - 2/17/16 - 9:19 am

In a lawsuit filed this week, Cambridge's Akamai Technologies charges that basically everything that competitor Limelight Networks does violates three Akamai patents. Akamai wants a judge in US District Court in Boston to tell Limelight to knock it off and pay lots of damages for having that sort of nerve. Read more.

By - 2/2/16 - 10:17 am

Keurig Green Mountain, which is actually based in Burlington, MA, is suing competitor Touch Coffee and Beverages for patent infringement - before Touch can sue Keurig for the same thing. Read more.

By - 2/2/16 - 7:43 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the shuttered market at 18 Hyde Park Ave., across from the T stop, would become Forest Hills Fine Wines under a proposal that goes before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council tonight.

By - 1/30/16 - 4:19 pm
Weird store in downtown Boston

Craig Caplan is struck by the discordancy of a Downtown Crossing store opening and closing at the same time .

By - 1/28/16 - 11:21 pm

Our own Ron Newman took lots of pictures when he visited the old Medford mall before it closes this weekend.

By - 1/28/16 - 1:54 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that when it comes to "Uber of [Fill in the Blank]" companies flooding Boston, most react like Dorchester is on the dark side of the moon.

Among the Dot rats irked by that: Mayor Marty Walsh, who says enough's enough.

By - 1/27/16 - 8:16 pm

Mayor Walsh's office announced tonight that Boston has signed a "Surrounding Community Agreement" that includes $68 million worth of payments to the city over the next 15 years and an effort to spend at least $20 million a year with Boston businesses over the same period.

The agreement marks the end of the city's increasingly futile court challenges to the Wynn casino on a parcel in neighboring Everett. Read more.

By - 1/27/16 - 1:34 pm
Tito Jackson speaks against proposed Grove Hall liquor store

Councilor Jackson led the charge against proposed liquor store as other residents waited to testify.

UPDATE: License request rejected.

Grove Hall residents and religious leaders packed the Boston Licensing Board hearing room today to urge the board to reject a license request for a Blue Hill Avenue liquor store.

The proposed Blue Hill Liquors, 438 Blue Hill Ave., is "absolutely tone deaf to the people of Grove Hall," City Councilor Tito Jackson said. Read more.

By - 1/22/16 - 4:31 am

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By - 1/20/16 - 11:04 pm
Motor Mart helipad

The top of the Motor Mart in Park Square used to be a heliport. Photo by Leslie Jones.

First we learn the city might spend $100 million to fix the old Northern Avenue bridge so GEsters don't have to worry about getting stuck in traffic. Tonight, the Globe reports our local titans of industry can't wait for GE to come to town so we can get us a helipad - one that the state is looking at building as part of the $120 million in infrastructure it promised GE, because what the hell kind of world-class city doesn't have a helipad?

The downtown business community has gone without a public-use helipad for more than 15 years. But that could be about to change. GE’s pending arrival has jump-started the conversation about building one.

They quote some hand servant to the ruling class that "it’s time to consider this as a transportation system amenity."

Wonder if it'll take CharlieCards.

Photo from the BPL posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 1/19/16 - 7:41 am

Wynn Resorts says it's hired Suffolk Construction as general contractor for its $1.7-billion, 3-million-square foot casino in Everett.

By - 1/15/16 - 9:36 am

City Councillor Tim McCarthy says people knocking on doors claiming to be from Eversource aren't and that residents should report them to 911.

By - 1/14/16 - 4:24 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today granted a package-store license to Wine Riot for its Web 3.0-enabled wine store at 519 Tremont St.

The board accepted arguments from Tyler Balliet and Morgan First that there was a public need for a shop that caters to users who want to help drive their inventory through app-driven reviews and histories of their own drinking habits, coupled with an emphasis on wine education. Read more.