The Swellesley Report alerts us that Roche Bros. has slapped QR codes on its seafood displays that let smartphone users "see a photo of the fishing boat, the location fished, and even a description of the fishing gear used."
For years, our own Boloco has sold a Nutella milkshake. Soon, no more. Seems Big Hazelnut objects to the use of the name, to the point of threatening legal action, so Boloco's now looking for alternative, preferably locally sourced, hazelnut spreads.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette explains how the builder behind the Blessed Sacrament project in Hyde Square is fighting the Home for Little Wanderers project on South Huntington Avenue.
The Globe reports.
Luke Timmerman explains why Boston is poised to overtake the Bay Area as the biotech hub of the universe - and his reasons sound a lot like the reasons why the Bay Area overtook the Boston area as the high-tech center of the world:
Success begets success and companies and innovators are drawn here by the unique concentration of companies and innovators already here... Read more
And the Rev. Gregory Groover told Charles Street AME parishioners to stop giving donations rather than risk having it fall into the hands of the bank seeking to foreclose on the church, the Bay State Banner reports.
In addition to heading up the church, Groover is also chairman of the Boston School Committee.
Ed. note: The Banner once again failed to note in its... Read more
Cambridge Day reports, is not amused.
The Herald reports Lowell and some of its suburbs have joined together in an economic-development push they hope will one day see the area rival Boston and Cambridge as an economic powerhouse. They've dubbed themselves Middlesex 3 because of the importance of the renovated Rte. 3.
A Newmarket Square company that makes frozen fillo pockets stuffed with vegetable and meat fillings says a supplier's paper boxes were so poorly made it lost a contract with Trader Joe's - and $1 million in profits.
Jalopnik reports on some vindication this week for Clay Nissan: A Norfolk Superior Court judge this week ordered the assets of two brothers seized because the judge agreed they sure seemed to have libeled the car dealership over the way it fired their sister.
Far from firing Jill Colter because she had cancer, her manager at Clay Nissan agonized over dumping her because of... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports the welcome news that the former FAO Schwarz space is going to become a Bank of America branch, bringing relief to long suffering residents and workers on the South Endish side of Boylston who will no longer have to go an entire block down and across the street to bank with Bank of America.... Read more
Shiva apparently keeps residence on Storrow Drive and not as far South as Hyde Park's River Street. A Bud truck didn't make it into the alley... Read more
Including the ones in Charlestown, Brookline and Somerville and Arlington, the Globe reports.
The Globe reports Zipcar will move its headquarters from Cambridge to South Boston next year.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today a former executive at an Amazon subsidiary owes the state more than $320,000 - and interest - on Amazon stock he bought and then sold while living in the Back Bay.
Kenneth Dotson, originally a Florida resident, had argued he didn't owe the money on the $5.3 million he made selling the stock because he never intended to stay... Read more
"The backlash has caught the notice of biotechnology leaders, who are asking whether the industry is still welcome in Cambridge," Robert Weisman wrote on Saturday.
This would indeed be an interesting story... Read more
Cambridge Day reports Microsoft this weekend turned on a large plasma-screen sign, in a city where not everybody is enamored of such advertising.
"Terry Ragon was right when he said if we don't watch out our city will look like Las Vegas. It has begun," [Mark] Jaquith said, referring to the plasma display as "a monstrosity."
Ragon was the guy who spent several hundred... Read more