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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.

By - 9/30/15 - 5:57 pm
Inside 25 Fid Kennedy Ave.

Inside Building 16.

J.C. Cannistraro of Watertown today proposed leasing and renovating a large and long vacant building in the Boston Marine Industrial Park - as an assembly plant for construction components. Read more.

By - 9/28/15 - 8:52 pm

Pieces of chalkboard tape lining the fence that surrounds the Archer Bonell site are filled with visions and wishes for development in the area. Many read "No Dunkins" as part of the community opposition against the site. Photo provided by Kaidi Grant.

America runs on Dunkin’? Not in Highland Park, residents say.

Community members will meet Wednesday night to discuss their opposition to a city designation with plans to build a new Dunkin’ Donuts in the neighborhood, despite previous public feedback against the project. Read more.

By - 9/28/15 - 7:07 pm

A city task force is urging Boston officials to create a Dudley Square/Uphams Corner "neighborhood innovation district" to bring entrepreneurs, jobs and new housing into the area as start-ups create the next generation of businesses in whatever field the district becomes known for - maybe education, given the new location of BPS headquarters. Read more.

By - 9/24/15 - 7:31 am

Like Krispy Kreme before it, Citigroup couldn't break into the Boston market and is now just giving up. That includes ending its sponsorship of what we used to call just the Wang.

By - 9/21/15 - 10:12 pm
Sandwich board in the Back Bay

Lobster sandwich board in the Back Bay.

Sandwich-board signs, which have proven controversial along some shopping streets in the city's tonier wards, would get a city imprimatur if they meet certain specifications, under a proposal by Mayor Walsh. Read more.

By - 9/19/15 - 11:17 am
Proposed seaport hotel in Boston

The Economic Development and Industrial Corporation this week selected a company to build a 405-room hotel in the Boston Marine Industrial Park.

The proposal, by Harbinger Development, calls for the hotel on a lot off Summer Street that is one of two in the industrial park not required to be used for marine or industrial use.

Harbinger is talking to Hilton Worldwide to operate the hotel, EDIC says.

By - 9/18/15 - 9:54 pm

Baby Nat's Fruitland on American Legion Highway was ordered to reimburse workers $200,000 in back wages and pay a $100,000 penalty, the state Attorney General's office announced today. Read more.

By - 9/17/15 - 1:14 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports a developer has purchased the building at A and West 2 that houses Williams Tavern and My Diner and that, of course, its plans do not include keeping those two places open.

By - 9/17/15 - 1:10 pm
Last cement at Millennium Tower going up

Adam Castiglioni watched the ceremonial last bucket of cement for the Millennium Tower rising to the top today.

By - 9/17/15 - 8:26 am

Peter Pan Bus Lines, which continues to operate joint services with Greyhound in the Northeast, this week sued its larger partner, alleging the bus giant has become a Captain Hook that is trying to screw it out of commissions, in part through a barely functioning ticketing Web site. Read more.

By - 9/16/15 - 12:24 pm
$10.8 million price cut listed for South Boston condo

Even in rapidly gentrifying South Boston, $12 million for a 3-bedroom, 2,421-square foot condo seems just a tad high, so we're going to assume that Zillow made a $10.8-million mistake on its initial price listing, rather than fretting that such a dramatic price reduction signals the complete collapse of the South Boston condo market.

H/t Eileen Murphy.

By - 9/11/15 - 7:35 am
Seaport Boulevard in South Boston in the rain

Daniel Glennon shows us the Seaport Square construction along Seaport Boulevard in South Boston in this morning's rain.

By - 9/10/15 - 8:26 am
Now closed Chinatown bakery

Earlier this summer.

The Fort Pointer reports:

The wonderful Chinatown bakery at corner of Harrison and Beach St has closed. "Loss of Lease. Closed after 33 Years."

By - 9/9/15 - 8:22 am

Our own John Keith reports that National Development, which developed the Ink Block project atop the spectral remains of the Boston Herald printing press, has purchased a small parcel on Albany Street - a small parcel that is now pretty much surrounded by the Ink Block.

By - 9/2/15 - 10:04 am

WBZ reports Harpoon Brewery is now making an ale with (don't worry, heavily purified) Charles River water.

Maybe this winter, JP Licks will come out with a line of snow cones made with actual Boston snow?

By - 8/29/15 - 11:52 am

Daniel J. Flynn, III, 52, of Milton, who ran a real-estate firm at 161 Granite Ave. in Dorchester, was arrested on federal wire-fraud charges this week. Read more.

By - 8/28/15 - 9:55 pm

Late Friday, state Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton signed off on the Wynn casino planned for Everett, removing a major hurdle for the project.

Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria was all woot woot: Read more.