Roche Bros., owned by the same family since its founding in the 1950s, had full produce departments today - as shown in West Roxbury.
Ernie Boch III provides the basic background (old timers may recall the name Maria Lopez). Back in 2006, Boston Magazine provided a detailed overview of the vicious fight that included clandestine blackmail sessions in Halifax, NS and left lawyers disbarred.
MPH photographed the produce department at the Chelsea Market Basket, apparently hit by yesterday's walk out by warehouse workers over the ouster of CEO Arthur T. Demoulas by his cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas.
Around 4:45 a.m. on April 17, a 911 dispatcher picked up the phone to hear a somewhat frantic woman on the other end - calling from the inside of An Tain on India Street downtown, where she found herself locked in. Firefighters and police were dispatched and were able to talk the woman through opening the door from the inside.
According to police, the woman,... Read more
What will Bilbo and Frodo do?
West Roxbury-based Pizzeria Uno is suing the owners of five of its franchises in Puerto Rico (yes, you can fly all the way to Puerto Rico and eat the same pizza you'd normally eat in Dedham) on charges they stopped paying franchise and advertising fees last year.
Uno's suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, seeks nearly $500,000 in back payments, plus penalties... Read more
The Boston Business Journal has a couple of reports on impending condomania, well, condominimania, at least. Ground gets broken today on a new phase of the Ink Block project in the South End, a building in which postage-stamp-sized studios will go for $500,000. And a Brookline developer has purchased a Suffolk University building at Derne and Hancock streets on Beacon Hill with plans... Read more
The BRA, which has battled some North End residents for years over its unquenching desire to turn a kiosk at the end of Long Wharf into a restaurant, has filed a federal lawsuit against the National Park Service, which now says the kiosk needs to be left alone, because it's basically parkland, NorthEndWaterfront.com reports.
Mayor Walsh says he loves him some apps, but not one that alerts people to the nearest metered parking spaces - and let's them alert other users that they're about to leave. In a statement today, the mayor says the city will fight Haystack, which recently launched in Boston
In a statement, he says:
At this time, we are not engaged with Haystack in... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter reports the Dorchester gas tank now sports a giant Boston Gas logo again only because National Grid stripped off the Keyspan and National Grid logos atop it as part of an overall repainting of the tank.
Microsoft, which apparently has more money than it knows what to do with, hired contractors to spend a couple days putting in a lawn on the Boylston Street side of the Pru so that its own workers can spend today giving harried city dwellers the chance to experience suburban life made even better with Microsoft products, just in case they were unaware the Pru has... Read more
Mayor Walsh today announced an agreement with Mohegan Sun under which the proposed Revere casino would pay the city at least $18 million a year plus another $3 million a year just for capital stuff in East Boston - should the state approve it as the Boston area's resort casino, rather than a competing plan in Everett.
In addition, the mayor said the owners of... Read more
The Downtown Boston BID reports the Washington Street clothing store has joined that great pedestrian mall in the sky.
John Rogaris was released on personal recognizance today at his arraignment on charges of witness tampering and interfering with a police investigation into how a man wound up lying behind his Roggie's Bar and Grille on Chestnut Hill Avenue early on May 23.
Assistant Suffolk County District Attorney David Bradley said Rogaris's four-count indictment stems from an incident at closing that day, when a worker... Read more
For $200 a night, guests will get to stay in rooms decorated with old Phoenix covers (contributed by Stephen Mindich himself):
Theyâ€™ll also see a grittier Fenway/Kenmore area, a place where Burger King and the Pizza Pad were considered gourmet... Read more
Mister Jon reports the Prudential Center mall now has a vending machine that sells just pearls.
Ethan Long reports a pole-mounted transformer blew around 8 p.m., taking out power in the area of North Harvard and Cambridge streets.
Hopkinton's only drugstore is suing CVS, alleging the national pharmacy giant is trying to muscle into the town by cutting off a key part of its business.
In a lawsuit filed this week in US District Court, Hopkinton Drug alleges the CVS wing that administers pharmacy benefits for many employers is refusing to do any more business with the store as part of an "unlawful... Read more