Newbury Street

By - 5/19/15 - 2:21 pm

The Boston Licensing Board recently granted the owner of an Ontario sushi restaurant permission to move into the space occupied by a homegrown sushi place on Newbury Street.

Wabora Sushi can operate under a temporary Boston license until it receives final approval from the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission to serve beer and wine at 254 Newbury St., where it will use the license...Read more

By - 4/18/15 - 12:49 am

Makezine reports MakerBot shut its three retail stores, including the one in Boston, and laid off 100 workers.Read more

By - 2/17/15 - 4:06 pm
Giant pothole on Newbury Street in the Back Bay

In announcing the end of the parking ban tomorrow, Mayor Walsh also said that in addition to continuing to remove snow, the DPW has started an inventory of all the potholes now lurking beneath the snowpack.

This afternoon, Amy B. spotted this mega-pothole at the intersection of Newbury and Exeter streets.Read more

By - 1/13/15 - 12:36 pm

UPDATE: Photos released of woman who might have used some of the credit cards in the stolen wallets.

Boston Police think they're closing in on a woman they say has been lifting wallets out of purses in Newbury Street and Boylston Street restaurants for the past year.

Det. Daniel MacDonald told the Boston Licensing Board said the woman goes into a restaurant at lunchtime,...Read more

By - 1/13/15 - 12:06 pm

A woman swearing like a sailor, the man who insulted her and the glass of wine she threw in response earned Papa Razzi, 157 Newbury St., a formal hearing before the Boston Licensing Board today.

According to both police and the restaurant manager who tried to quell the commotion around 9:10 p.m. on Dec. 3, a woman was loudly swearing about something around 9 p.m....Read more

By - 10/29/14 - 4:57 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to grant a license to a proposed outlet of a French Italian-style gelato chain on Newbury Street.

Amorino, 249 Newbury St., off Fairfield, would be the company's third eatery in the US - and its first in Boston. According to its philosophy, Amorino uses only the eggs of free-range chickens and "the highest-grade whole milk" in its...Read more

By - 10/26/14 - 12:21 pm
Bystanders wonder what's up on Newbury Street in the Back Bay

Bystanders wonder what's up. Photo by Lindsey B.

UPDATE, 12:43 p.m.: Package no longer deemed suspicious, Newbury re-opened to pedestrians, with cars to be allowed back soon.

Newbury Street is shut between Dartmouth and Exeter as police on scene await the arrival of the bomb squad to deal with a suspicious package.Read more

By - 10/25/14 - 1:26 pm
Protest march on Newbury Street

Protesters against police violence, organized by Black Lives Matter, marched down Newbury Street at lunchtime, then congregated in the middle of the intersection of Newbury and Mass. Ave. briefly before heading down Mass. Ave. to Boylston Street.

More on Denis Reynoso.Read more

By - 9/11/14 - 6:39 pm

UPDATE: Hollaback! Boston reports the guy on the banner is actually not Dov Charney but Dov Charney's grandfather - who just happens to look just like Charney looked like in his 20s:

We want to apologize for jumping the gun in this particular case, but we appreciate the outpouring of support for our work to create safe public spaces in Boston and throughout New England.

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By - 8/9/14 - 1:29 pm

Dan Adams reports consumers should be wary of hot yoga pants from Victoria's Secret - the Newbury Street store just had 30 pairs stolen.Read more

By - 8/1/14 - 4:42 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave UrbanMeritage until October to find somebody to use the liquor license at the old Ciao Bella, 240A Newbury St., that previous owner Joseph Cimino had sat on for years as he tried finishing up what turned into a money pit of a renovation project that is still not done.

Separately, the board last week granted Restoration Hardware another...Read more

By - 6/29/14 - 11:49 am
Naked bike riders

Arturo Gossage was at the Parkman Bandstand last night, watching the start of the annual naked bike ride down Newbury and Mass. Ave. into Cambridge. Not all participants went full Monty.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr....Read more

By - 6/2/14 - 1:56 pm

A worker at Dirty Water Dough, 222 Newbury Street, suffered burns on his face and hands when one of the eatery's four ovens exploded this morning.

BFD spokesman Steve MacDonald reports:

They had four ovens. Three were on with the fourth - gas on but pilot light out. It built up with gas and fumes then came in contact with oven above it causing the

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By - 5/30/14 - 8:47 am
Old crash at Newbury and Berkeley in the Back Bay

The caption for the original Leslie Jones photo from Jan. 29, 1937 reads:

Auto driven by Richard Kent turns over at Newbury and Berkeley.

One of the things you notice as you browse the 900+ photos in the BPL's collection of Leslie Jones auto-accident photos is how many of them have these large crowds of people right on top of the wrecked cars. In...Read more

By - 5/15/14 - 8:24 pm

Sunglass Hut, 86 Newbury St., was held up around 8:15 p.m. by a man who showed a clerk a knife - and then walked out with a single pair of sunglasses.

He's described as black, mid-40s, about 5'6" and 160 lbs. He wore a gray sweatshirt and was last seen sauntering towards Boylston Street holding a brown paper bag.Read more

By - 5/7/14 - 3:28 pm

City councilors began work today on a zoning change that would allow art galleries to open in areas such as Newbury Street, where, technically, they are currently prohibited.

City Councilor Josh Zakim (Back Bay) said he was amazed to learn recently that ISD rejected a request by Pucker Gallery, 171 Newbury St., to move to 240 Newbury St. because of the prohibition.

The...Read more

By - 4/29/14 - 1:44 pm

The Newbury Street bar will shut this fall, the Herald reports.

Landlord Joseph Cimino was forced to sell after running into financial problems renovating a neighboring building.Read more

By - 3/25/14 - 8:50 am
After 35 years, Steve's Greek Cuisine on Newbury Street closes

Bettlebrox noticed the sign in the window of Steve's Greek Cuisine, 316 Newbury St. According to their Facebook page, the Newbury Street location shut forever on Sunday, although they still have a stand inside Quincy Market.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr....Read more

By - 2/27/14 - 4:16 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today gave Trident Booksellers and Cafe, 338 Newbury St., permission to stay open until midnight.

Michael Lemanski, general manager of one of Boston's dwindling number of bookstores, said customers had been asking for an extra hour of time in which to enjoy the literary alternative to a traditional bar or pub.

He told the board at a hearing Wednesday the revenue...Read more

By - 2/24/14 - 12:50 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports b.good has closed on Newbury.Read more

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