Business

By - 10/30/15 - 4:49 pm

In a couple weeks, the Zoning Board of Appeals considers a request for a brewery on Massachusetts Avenue that would feature a 24-foot-high grain silo.

The Dorchester Brewing Co., rebuffed in an effort to move into a building on Bowdoin Avenue in Dorchester, will seek ZBA approval to convert an old sheet-metal warehouse at 1271 Mass. Ave. into a brewery where craft brewers can make their own batches of beer. Read more.

By - 10/26/15 - 11:43 am

UPDATE: BRA agrees they sucked but says they've learned and don't suck anymore.

The state Inspector General's office says the BRA rushed through a deal to give the Red Sox control of Yawkey Way that included "illogical and questionable" methods of figuring out the street's value - based on the somewhat ludicrous premise that Yawkey Way was "blighted."

Inspector General's report.

By - 10/24/15 - 8:33 am

The Globe reports on sale of "the last big chunk of open land" - some ten blocks worth - to a Chestnut Hill developer best known for its malls.

By - 10/23/15 - 9:31 am

The Boston Business Journal reports.

By - 10/23/15 - 8:40 am

Bridge Over Troubled Waters, which provides services for homeless youth, is suing a Chicago-based chain of tea shops, which it says simply abandoned the space it had agreed to rent in the non-profit group's downtown building. Read more.

By - 10/22/15 - 10:18 pm
No-spill bubble thing

A New York man is suing the Massachusetts manufacturer of "no spill" bubble buckets because, he says, he bought one and it spilled. Read more.

By - 10/21/15 - 6:16 pm

State legislators are once again considering a Boston proposal to let bars in some neighborhoods – such as the Seaport – stay open past 2 a.m.

By - 10/21/15 - 5:13 pm

City IT workers have begun mapping out existing underground conduits to see if there's enough room for another company - or the city itself - to lay the cables needed to bring competitive high-speed broadband to Boston, City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) said today. Read more.

By - 10/20/15 - 12:31 pm

Frustrated residents of two narrow Fields Corner streets today asked the Boston Licensing Board to revoke Fields Station Liquor's license over what they said is an unending stream of delivery trucks that block their street, fill their lungs with toxic disesel fumes, block their driveways and create a public-safety menace because emergency vehicles can't get down the street while they're making deliveries. Read more.

By - 10/15/15 - 3:21 pm

The Globe reports the new neighborhood is getting its first drugstore.

By - 10/12/15 - 7:50 am

The Boston Business Journal reports Dell will buy Hopkinton-based EMC for $67 billion.

By - 10/11/15 - 2:40 pm

Prime Motors took their wicked boring old billboards (like the one they'd leased right across Rte. 1 from Ernie Boch's joint in Norwood, those scamps) and had the message - basically just the corporate URL - turned upside down, on purpose. Part of it was to get people's attention, which it seems to have done, although not everybody's a fan:

I've driven past three tonight and they are driving me crazy!

By - 10/9/15 - 4:04 pm
Primark protesters

Crag Caplan watched Somerville Honk musicians join a protest this afternoon at the new Primark downtown demanding the store buy union-made clothes.

By - 10/8/15 - 9:09 am

The Boston Business Journal reports a New York group has filed a letter of intent with the BRA to tear down an old building at 73-79 Essex St. and replace it with a 220-room hotel.

The building, used for light manufacturing, is next to Chau Chow City.

By - 10/6/15 - 3:09 pm
Boston-shaped cake

Kate Sullivan shows us the cake the City of Boston Credit Union had Montilio's make to help it celebrate its 100th anniversary today.

By - 10/6/15 - 7:50 am

The Globe reports on the bitterness involved in the running of the SoWa open market and how there will be two of them next year.

By - 10/5/15 - 7:23 am

The Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau uses clips of people in the middle of summer talking about how great Boston is for meetings in the middle of winter.

By - 10/3/15 - 2:14 pm
Trench being dug for new high-pressure gas line on Washington Street in West Roxbury

Workers for Algonquin Gas Transmission were busy today digging a trench up Washington Street just past the Dedham line so they can lay down a high-pressure natural-gas pipeline that will end at a new transfer station at Grove and Centre Streets, across from the West Roxbury quarry.

A judge dismissed the city's challenges to the pipeline three weeks ago. At a rally last weekend, residents vowed civil disobedience to stop the pipeline.

By - 10/3/15 - 1:44 pm
Comic strip: What's happening to Chinatown?

Image provided by Lillian Chan. See larger.

It's been nearly a month since Maxim's Coffee House served its last drop of hot coffee, its famous bun pastries flying off the shelves before the local bakery lost its lease and was forced to close its doors after 33 years in Chinatown. Yet artist Lillian Chan still finds sadness as she walks past the shuttered windows of the "iconic landmark" on the corner of Beach Street and Harrison Avenue. And neither she, nor the bakery, are alone. Read more.