Tamas K-L watched the inaugural arrival of a Qatar Airways jet at Logan Airport today, where it joins Emirates Airlines in offering daily service to the Persian Gulf.
On March 22, 2016 the New England Diversity Council will be hosting their Women in Leadership Symposium at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. This symposium will bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to todayâ€™s issues, will educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to advance within their organizations.
Gwen Betts asks:
Best coffee shop/cafe in downtown Boston to work remotely with decent wi-fi?
The East Boston Times-Free Press reports the city has approved a resident permit system for the East Boston neighborhood; reports that among the opponents are the owners of Rinoâ€™s Place, who wonder where their customers will park now.
The Economist writes about the revival of the Rust Belt, which is kind of interesting, but they include Boston in their definition of "Rust Belt," say we have lots of cheap industrial properties and that:
The hunt for Lebensraum is driving young entrepreneurs to explore the neglected peripheries of big cities, such as Bostonâ€™s South Side (â€śSouthieâ€ť) ...
H/t Erikk Hokenson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Craig Caplan is struck by the discordancy of a Downtown Crossing store opening and closing at the same time .
Our own Ron Newman took lots of pictures when he visited the old Medford mall before it closes this weekend.
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.
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.
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.