Business

By - 1/19/17 - 9:46 am

Boston-based IDG announced today it's being purchased by China Oceanwide Holdings Group, a banking and financial concern with some media holdings. Read more.

By - 1/16/17 - 10:38 pm

The state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission ruled last month that the Boston Licensing Board erred in requiring the new owners of a Washington Street liquor store to stop selling nips. Read more.

By - 1/14/17 - 2:43 pm
Selling craft beer in the substation basement

Making a sale in the substation.

Roslindale substation back in business for first time in 45 years, this time as a craft-beer store, with restaurant to follow

Roslindale residents, city politicians and Keytar Bear gathered this morning at the old Boston Elevated substation to formally open the new Craft Beer Cellar and to take a look at the state of the cavernous main space, which will become a Chris Douglass restaurant called the Third Rail. Read more.

By - 1/12/17 - 11:13 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a biotech company that genetically modifies bacteria and animal cells to produce new drugs is engaged in manufacturing, which means it has to pay more state taxes. Read more.

By - 1/4/17 - 3:29 pm

Cambridge Day reports Crimson Corner, the former Nini's Corner, is now slated to become a pizzeria - one of numerous changes in Harvard Square that would leave people visiting for the first time in awhile wondering what happened to the square they used to know. Out of Town News, of course, is already facing a possible eviction by its landlord, the city of Cambridge.

By - 12/29/16 - 9:50 am

Weedmaps, a company that claims it can help you "find the good stuff," is looking for a student at Boston University to serve as a "brand ambassador" to get people hooked on its smartphone app: Read more.

By - 12/28/16 - 12:17 pm
Closed Cumberland Farms

Joe Donahue reports the Cumberland Farms at Mass. Ave. and Albany Street in the South End has bought the farm.

By - 12/23/16 - 9:14 am
Everyone is Welcome sign in a Roslindale Square store window

A number of stores in Roslindale Square now sport these signs, the work of the new Roslindale Is For Everyone group (using one of these designs).

By - 12/22/16 - 6:41 pm

John Keith reports Northeastern University just put down $5.3 million to buy the building housing Punter's Pub at 450 Huntington Ave. No word on what they want to do with it, but he notes the school also owns the two parcels next to it.

By - 12/22/16 - 12:26 pm

A federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit by the Boston Taxi Owners Association against the city of Boston because a new state law bars the city from regulating "transportation network companies" such as Uber and Lyft. Read more.

By - 12/21/16 - 12:35 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports Boston Beer Co. has sold a 53-acre plot in Freetown it originally bought so it could build a new brewery to a Colorado company that plans to use it for the country's largest medical-marijuana facility.

By - 12/21/16 - 9:43 am

The New York Post reports David Barton Gym's corporate overlords shut their Park Plaza outlet along with gyms in New York, because the finances just weren't working out.

H/t Mike.

By - 12/14/16 - 1:10 pm

The Boston City Council today approved a measure that would let city small businesses have acoustic musicians play without having to get a permit from the city. The proposal was sponsored by at-large Councilor Michelle Wu.

By - 12/14/16 - 9:31 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday gave unanimous approval to filling a long vacant, once fire ravaged block on Chestnut Hill Avenue with a place where people can spend an hour petting cats and then fill up on gyro and souvlaki. Read more.

By - 12/11/16 - 5:54 pm

The Burlington Mall reports it plans to re-open at 9 a.m. tomorrow after it was shut on what would normally be one of its busiest days of the year due to a water main opening up right under one of its parking lots.

By - 12/9/16 - 9:36 am

The Revere Journal reports problems at a Saugus power plant caused noises so loud they could be heard in Revere. Specifically, a "silencer" that normally muffles the anguished screams of steam being vented from the plant's two boilers.

By - 12/8/16 - 4:24 pm

Dan Kennedy reports.

By - 12/8/16 - 2:20 pm

Eversource reports scammers are calling people in Roslindale and Jamaica Plain threatening immediate termination of people's electricity service unless they go down to a pharmacy, buy a pre-paid card and then call back with the number. Read more.

By - 12/8/16 - 9:30 am

The Lynn Item reports that the fabled Orange Dinosaur of Rte. 1, now sitting in the world's largest pit of despair, will be joined by a Kane's Donuts outlet next year.

By - 12/8/16 - 9:02 am
Wild Orchid in West Roxbury

This is not your father's West Roxbury: Wild Orchid, which opened last month on VFW Parkway inbound just past the Dedham line, offers a full complement of the sultry stuff you need, plus smokes. Just do a U-turn past where the other McDonald's used to be, by the car wash.