Adam Korngold, the owner of the Waves Car Wash on VFW Parkway, lost a battle tonight when the Boston Conservation Commission declined to order a would-be competitor across the road to return nearly half his available land to its natural state, a move that effectively would have blocked construction there. Read more.
WBUR interviews people who think a lot about health care, including the CEO of Boston Medical Center, on what happens now that Republicans who campaigned against Obamacare for seven years couldn't repeal it even after taking control of the federal government.
The Boston Business Journal reports young fashionistas flocking to Downtown Crossing now have one fewer place to go as they jump over the water still cascading down Winter Street.
Cybah was browsing the Macy's online store, came across this item and wonders what's up with that.
The Boston Conservation Commission next week considers a Brockton car-wash magnate's plans to expand his empire with a new outlet in West Roxbury - where a small McDonald's used to be on VFW Parkway, kitty-corner from the Waves car wash. Read more.
The Globe reports three high-school students from Jamaica Plain have discovered that the owners of the Boston Garden were legally supposed to be holding three charity events a year to help fund the city's recreational facilities as a condition of its construction, - only they somehow forgot and haven't held a single one.
Maybe next the kids, spurred by JP resident Michael Reiskind's memory, can look for the fabled lost document requiring a public observation deck at the top of the Hancock Building - and James Michael Curley's desk.
The Boston Licensing Board today approved a deal with the owner of Icon and Venu on Warrenton Street to shut Icon for nearly a month and Venu for two weeks, partly as punishment for a string of incidents with pre-21 drinkers over the past year, partly to retrain and recertify their staff in how to recognize and bar underage would-be drinkers and how to better disperse crowds at closing time. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Marco Polo deli at 274 Summer St., has closed after a quarter century in business.
The mayor's office today announced that Newbury Street will turn pedestrian-only on July 23rd, Aug. 13th, and Sept. 10th.
Between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on those days, the street between Arlington Street and Mass. Ave. will be available for pedestrians to stroll down.
Canal Street will have a similar day on July 8.
Carter Wilkie, former president of the Roslindale Village Main Street board, writes that Target is setting up one of its smaller urban stores in the now former Staples building in its own battle with Amazon for the hearts and minds - and dollars - of millennial shoppers. Read more.
The state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission yesterday upheld a five-day suspension levied against Icon on Warrenton Street for serving four underage Tufts freshmen on an April, 2016 night that ended with one of them falling to his death from the Tufts Medical Center garage. Read more.
But the Boston Sun reports some nearby residents question the need for yet another liquor store in the area.
Spotted today at the Forest Hills T stop. The Staples just down Washington in Roslindale, of course, closed a few days ago.
WBUR reports on the opening of Black Market, whose owner hopes to fill some of the void left when A Nubian Notion closed last year.
Xconomy reports that GrubHub has swallowed Boston-born Foodler.
A developer has proposed tearing down the old Rapino Memorial Home and two adjoining, and equally vacant, buildings on Chelsea Street at Maverick Street to make way for a two-story retail building. Read more.
A Boston company that makes greeting cards that pop open into 3D designs is suing a New York company it says has ripped off its work.
In a copyright lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, LovePop, Inc., 71 Chatham St., charges that Paper Pop Cards "has slavishly copied several of LovePop’s designs without LovePop’s authorization, and is selling virtually identical or substantially similar copies of LovePop’s cards on Paper Pop’s website and in retail stores. Read more.