Video of Oliver Curme's hate-filled diatribe against Army vets with PTSD, people in wheelchairs, people with MS and "cadaverous" breast-cancer patients in "ridiculous turbans" he said would use a proposed medical-marijuana dispensary on Newbury Street came three months after he wrote the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay to support the proposed dispensary. Read more.
UPDATE: Guy actually supports the thing.
The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a medical-marijuana dispensary at 331A-333 Newbury St., after the proposed operator agreed to not seek permission to sell recreational pot, to obtain at least 10 spaces in a nearby garage for customers and to pay for police details to go after pot smokers on the Commonwealth Avenue mall. Read more.
Police have closed Newbury Street between Exeter and Fairfield streets to deal with somebody who has barricaded himself in an apartment.
UPDATE, 9:30 p.m. The person at 217 Newbury St. has been secured in custody and is being taking to a local hospital for observation.
Dasha was among the people who watched Boston firefighters and an animal-control officer rescue a small dog from a BMW parked on Newbury Street. She also captured the owner's reaction when he found his rear window popped out and the dog no longer there.
WCVB has video.
The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a Thai ice-cream place proposed for 217 Newbury St., between Exeter and Fairfield. Read more.
The state has sued a Wakefield company it says improperly removed boilers at a Newbury Street building without taking proper measures to keep asbestos insulation from escaping from the site. Read more.
The mayor's office today announced that Newbury Street will turn pedestrian-only on July 23rd, Aug. 13th, and Sept. 10th.
Between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on those days, the street between Arlington Street and Mass. Ave. will be available for pedestrians to stroll down.
Canal Street will have a similar day on July 8.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let an Italian restaurant open on Newbury Street at Fairfield - and if so, whether to let it stay open until 1 a.m. like its owners want, or midnight, like the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay wants. Read more.
The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans to replace a failed Newbury Street froyo joint with a joint that promises its juices can rid your body of toxins. Read more.
NECN reports a Chelsea man was arrested pretty quickly after breaking into Gallerie D'Orsay, 33 Newbury Street, around midnight and stealing five pieces of art.
His arrest isn't all that surprising given that BPD had at least some officers on Newbury Street to guard against post-Super Bowl problems - and plenty more patrolling nearby.
Boston firefighters rushed to 228 Newbury St. around 6:20 p.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire.
The Boston Fire Department estimates damage to the four-story brownstone at $900,000 and that the cause of the fire, which started on the first floor, is under investigation. No injuries were reported.
Avanti Salon, 20 Newbury St., is suing the owner of Avani Aveda Salon, 75 Newbury St. for trademark violations, saying the newer place's name is deliberately confusing. Read more.
Two Boston Police detectives walking down Newbury Street the evening of July 4th say they knew right away the guy sipping a Corona on a restaurant patio was underage - because they'd busted him for the same thing at Fenway Park in April. Read more.
So on one Sunday in August, when all the masters of the universe are down on the Vineyard or the Cape or the Hamptons or anywhere but here, Boston shut Newbury Street for a few hours so people could just amble up and down the street.
Many pearls were clutched and no doubt quills angrily put to paper by some merchants, such as the executive director of the Newbury Street League as quoted by the Globe:
UPDATE: Wabora passed a re-inspection on Aug. 8 and was allowed to re-open.
A Boston health inspector today shut Wabora, 254 Newbury St., for a variety of violations that included raw tuna and salmon being kept too warm, a food preparer not washing his or her hands and another handling vegetables with bare hands. Read more.
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