Makezine reports MakerBot shut its three retail stores, including the one in Boston, and laid off 100 workers.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.... Read more
Dan Adams reports consumers should be wary of hot yoga pants from Victoria's Secret - the Newbury Street store just had 30 pairs stolen.
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
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... Read more
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
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.
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
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.
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
Boston Restaurant Talk reports b.good has closed on Newbury.
The Boston Business Journal reports the bank holding the mortgage on the long-shuttered Ciao Bella property at 240 Newbury St. has scheduled a foreclosure auction for the property.
Joseph Cimino, who says he's been renovating the building since 2011, recently told the Boston Licensing Board he had a tentative agreement with Suitsupply, which wants to lease the space for a men's clothing store... Read more