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By - 10/19/14 - 7:19 pm
By - 10/17/14 - 7:48 pm

The Globe reports Olympics backers have come up with a "compact" Olympics plan that would involve shutting off a number of large public venues for the athletes and the rich people who will jet into Boston to watch them.

The marathon would end on Charles Street by the Public Garden. Franklin Park would transform into an equestrian venue.

The proposal does not include plans for a separate Olympic Park, O’Connell said. The city itself would fill that role.

The Globe notes that putting on the Olympics would cost $4.5 billion - and that DOESN'T INCLUDE THE COST OF REQUIRED INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES, such as the fast and expanded subway service that organizers are counting on.

By - 10/17/14 - 8:11 am
Sluggo in Roslindale

The owners of Estate Bargains, a new old-stuff store at 417 Hyde Park Ave. that replaced a storefront church (that replaced the real-estate office that replaced a Caribbean restaurant) are doing some interesting things with the exterior walls of the place.

By - 10/15/14 - 3:39 pm

The BRA board tomorrow takes a brief break from considering luxury residential complexes to hear plans for an industrial park between the Readville commuter-rail station and the Dedham line geared to small and start-up manufacturers.

By - 10/14/14 - 9:40 pm

Beer Advocate assembles tweets from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project in Somerville on the practice - and why it won't play that game:

Boston is a pay to play town and we're often shut out for draft lines along with many beers you may love.

By - 10/14/14 - 1:38 pm

Paperwork issues and questions about a new state law that granted Boston 25 new liquor licenses this year have held up decisions on requests from five restaurants seeking some of the new licenses, along with a member who missed one set of hearings. However, board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer said she expects the board to resolve the issues and vote on the applications within a couple weeks.

By - 10/10/14 - 10:14 am

In a neighborhood that has long prided itself on its locally owned shops, residents and business owners are once again forced to consider what happens when chains move in - or if they can stop them.

By - 10/9/14 - 3:44 pm
Tim McCarthy and Sonia and Joseph Garufi

Tim McCarthy supports Garufi proposal as they listen.

The Boston Licensing Board today deferred requests that would have allowed a new Italian restaurant on Fairmount Avenue and and let an existing Dominican restaurant expand its alcohol selections.

The board also deferred action on a request for a new all-alcohol license for a proposed restaurant in Roslindale Square.

All three had requested one of the 25 new licenses the legislature gave the city in an attempt to expand dining options outside Boston Proper and the waterfront.

By - 10/7/14 - 4:00 pm

Ramon Genao does not dispute that two guys walked out of his Hollywood Liquors II at 489 Blue Hill Ave. with alcoholic beverages - one a Bud Lime-a-rita - during the Caribbean parade on Aug. 23, or that they popped the tops and began drinking right outside his store.

By - 10/3/14 - 9:24 am

The Boston Business Journal gets the scoop: Bernie and Phyl's is retiring that jingle.

By - 10/2/14 - 5:17 pm

Jamaica Plain News has some details on the independent bookshop opening on Green Street, just off Centre.

By - 9/30/14 - 8:00 am

Euro-Pro, a Newton-based company that makes vacuum cleaners, is suing Dyson, Inc. over its claims that its vacuums have "twice the suction" of other vacuums.

Euro-Pro says they don't. In a lawsuit filed in US District Court in Boston yesterday, Euro-Pro explains its dust-up with Dyson:

By - 9/29/14 - 5:05 pm
New dentist's office across from the Hyde Park police station

A building across from the Hyde Park police station that has never had any tenants since it was rebuilt in 2011 will finally be occupied - by a dentist's office.

Dr. Guimy Cesar, who currently has an office on Washington Street in Roslindale, got a building permit last week to adapt the empty shell of a building at 1250 Hyde Park Ave. into dental offices.

By - 9/23/14 - 2:26 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports Petco is looking at space in the square for one of its smaller Unleashed by Petco stores.

As you know, in the past, the community has expressed concern over national chains moving into Roslindale Village. Those concerns often centered around a desire to retain small, locally-owned, independent shops over national chains, as well as general concerns over increased congestion, truck deliveries and similar.

By - 9/19/14 - 10:33 am

Jamaica Plain News reports business owners along Centre Street remain opposed to the Caffe Nero now being built in an abandoned bank branch next to Blanchards. One local real-estate agent - who also opposed the Whole Foods - said:

A Gap will come. A Starbucks will come. This is a way to plug the dam.

By - 9/17/14 - 9:32 am

Dot Rat alerts us to a casting call for a commercial for Dorchester's first ale.

By - 9/17/14 - 8:42 am

Blauer Manufacturing, based in the Fenway, holds two

By - 9/16/14 - 2:05 pm

The state Gaming Commission voted today to pick the Wynn proposal for Everett over the Mohegan Sun proposal for Suffolk Downs, with three of the four commissioners saying Wynn's proposal would be better for the area, workers and the environment.

Commission members said Wynn proved it had greater capital to ensure its project could get built and then run through challenging economic times - and would spend more money locally than Mohegan Sun. Also, if Wynn doesn't build, the contaminated, empty site on which it would be built would stay a contaminated, empty site.

By - 9/15/14 - 10:45 am

In a victory for the manufacturer of electric cars, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today dealers of other types of cars have no grounds to block the company's efforts to sell vehicles directly to consumers.

Massachusetts car dealers had sued Tesla Motors under a state law designed to protect dealers from predatory actions by manufacturers.

But the state's highest court said the law only applies to the manufacturers selling to the dealerships that felt they were injured. Tesla isn't selling cars to specific dealerships - it wants to sell cars from its own showrooms, starting with one in Natick - the court noted.

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