Walgreens goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to sell booze in the old Downtown Crossing Borders it's currently turning into a mega-drugstore.
The chain has applied for an "all alcohol" license which, if granted, would let it sell everything from beer and wine to gin and vodka. Walgreens has proposed turning 1,500 square feet of the store's mezzanine into a "liquor... Read more
WBUR reports on law signed by Gov. Patrick last week that requires businesses with at least three employees to let people with doctor's notes use their restrooms. Among the law's backers: Tom Menino, who has Crohn's disease.
Genzyme, which makes a drug to treat a rare genetic disease, yesterday filed a federal lawsuit against a competitor that issued a press release saying its analogous drug is superior.
In the lawsuit, filed in US District Court in Boston, Genzyme charged that Shire, an Irish company with an office in Lexington, misrepresented Shire's own clinical studies and that nobody has yet proven that... Read more
In East Boston, that is.
The Atlantic reports the Boston area has a bigger economy than Greece - and we're not threatening to pull down the entire European economy.
Boston's Economic Development and Industrial Corp. has gone to court to recover what it says is nearly $570,000 in back rent on a floor in a building in the Boston Marine Industrial Park used to make semiconductor wafers.
EDIC, which runs the industrial park, filed a lawsuit in US District Court in Boston yesterday against the US subsidiary of Umicore, a Belgian company, for back... Read more
No Swedish meatballs in Assembly Square, the Herald reports.
The Boston Business Journal reports on a BRA hearing on the proposed $175-million One Canal project on a piece of land now owned by the state.
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The owner of Camilo Liquors II, 735 Dudley St., had to explain to the Boston Licensing Board today why he was violating the terms of his license by continuing to sell liquor past his legal 11 p.m. closing time on May 29 - a police citation said an officer saw a clerk selling liquor to one person, with four or five additional people lined up... Read more
BosGuy reports Posh, the high-end gift shop on Tremont Street, is being replaced by a bank.
A trade association of contractors who install home security systems charges the two telecommunications companies are violating state law and possibly putting residents' lives in danger by letting unlicensed technicians install their own burglar alarms and smoke detectors.
In a lawsuit originally filed last month in state court but transferred this week to US District Court in Boston, the Massachusetts Systems Contractors Association charges:
The... Read more
Looks like the old Payless Show store is going to become a convenience store (there's a Marino's on the VFW Parkway, next to Al Wadi). It'll join the 7-Eleven near the police station in serving the neighborhood's convenience needs.... Read more
Via Allston Rat City.
More specifically, the Logan Square area down Fairmount. Mike Ball surveys the grooming scene, marvels at all the different salons and barber shops for all kinds of hair in the two-block district:
Perhaps symbolic of the vitality of this genre was that Qadosh (oriented toward black women) just took over TC's Coffee. It had been next to one of those odd little churches. TC's... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports some entrepreneurs are now setting up shop in Downtown Crossing rather than pay rents that have jumped dramatically along the waterfront.
The company now building its headquarters on the South Boston waterfront today announced a science-education program at Boston Green Academy and Excel High School in South Boston, the mayor's office reports:
[The] programs will aim to increase student participation and achievement in advanced placement (AP) courses and prepare teachers for the national “Next Generation Science Standards” being implemented next year. Vertex also today announced... Read more