The Dorchester Reporter explains why the Kam Man supermarket on Allstate Road has been sealed off from the outside world.
The Dorchester Reporter reports the tire place near the T stop has been sold to a developer.
The Patriot Ledger reports the owners of the South Shore Plaza are trying to re-brand the mall as "comfortably chic" in a bid to attract the sort of people who otherwise might be forced to travel all the way to Dedham or Chestnut Hill to shop in the manner to which they've become accustomed. Based on the Patriot Ledger's description, the main change to... Read more
So this guy down in Connecticut thinks there's enough nostalgia for the Caldor name to get people to give him money to revive it as some sort of e-commerce Web site.
An Anheuser-Busch promotion to get men to try Bud Light Platinum by having young women hand them bottles of the stuff at a downtown club went awry when one of the men who accepted a bottle turned out to be a plainclothes detective well versed in the Massachusetts regulation that prohibits free samples of alcoholic beverages.
Gem, 44 Province St., finds out later this week... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports on secret efforts by state and city officials to lure a "major life sciences company" to the city. How secret? They've even got a code name for the project.
Cambridge Day reports:
A marketplace made of cheap, repurposed shipping containers could be on the way to Kendall Square, enlivening the Cambridge Redevelopment Authorityâ€™s tiny so-called Parcel 6 until a bigger, more permanent plan comes along.
We were out and about on errands today and figured we'd end the trip with a supermarket run for some barbecue fixings. We wound up at the Chestnut Hill Star, and, yeesh, was that place empty.
Now, one might think this was because it's Memorial Day Weekend and simply everybody in Newton and Brookline is already down on the Cape and the only people left... Read more
Robert Ambrogi reports a Massachusetts Bar Association ethics committee says it's OK for lawyers to "friend" people on Facebook they've been hired to potentially sue - but only if they let them know why they want access to the friend-only info on their Facebook pages.
The opinion by the association's Committee on Professional Ethics only applies to people a lawyer knows are not yet... Read more
Meng Mao captured the scene this afternoon as local cab drivers circled Uber's downtown office to protest its service.
Click to hear the sounds of dozens of horns held down in fury as cab drivers urge Uber to recognize the error of its non-regulated ways.
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Travis Lee announces the neighborhood's first space aimed at entrepreneurs in the Lenane Building at 1452 Dorchester Ave.
FIELDS CORNER BUSINESS LABS LAUNCHES FIRST DORCHESTER
CO-WORKING SPACE IN HISTORIC LENANE BUILDING
DORCHESTER, MA (May 20, 2014) â€“ Fields Corner Business Lab, a co-working space bringing together Dorchesterâ€™s entrepreneurs, small businesses and community development organizations to serve as an economic engine for one of Bostonâ€™s most promising business districts, today announced its opening on the 4th floor of the historic Lenane Building at... Read more
The Sugar signs are down and new signs went up this morning: FitChoice is moving into the space vacated by Sugar at 4174 Washington St. in January.
Although the dining area at Sugar was small, the entire building contained a large bakery from its pre-Sugar days as the A. Boschetto bakery, enough for a 4,000-square-foot fitness center.
Interestingly in one of the sleepier... Read more
The New York Times reports.
The owner of Peggy O'Neil's, 1310 Dorchester Ave., agreed to pay the fine to settle a lawsuit charging it with refusing entrance to blacks, Hispanics and Cape Verdeans, the state Attorney General's office announced today.
The Attorney General's office had filed a civil-rights lawsuit against the bar and owner Caron O'Neil in 2011.
According to the complaint, and other pleadings in the case, Peggy... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board has rejected a request from Amelia's Taqueria to stay open until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
The vote came after a hearing at which the mayor's office and the Allston Civic Association said there was no need for tacos to be served in the area later than the take-out place's current 2 a.m. closing time, even if the... Read more
City officials and the Allston Civic Association won't back a Brighton Avenue taco shop's efforts to stay open an hour later on weekend nights.
Representatives of the mayor's office - which just this week announced a task force to look at how to wake the City that Always Sleeps - and city councilors Mark Ciommo and Steve Murphy opposed Amelia's Taqueria's bid to be... Read more