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By adamg - 5/30/23 - 11:02 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the demise of Georgetown Cupcake - named for the DC neighborhood - on Newbury Street.

By Oliver Blake - 5/16/23 - 10:48 pm

The Boston Cannabis Board today approved closing-hour extensions at marijuana dispensaries in Back Bay, Roxbury, Dorchester and Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/23 - 1:49 pm
Street chess in Jamaica Plain

Some street chess during last year's JP Open Streets.

Mayor Wu today announced an expanded "Open Streets" program in which Newbury Street in the Back Bay will be closed to motor vehicles every Sunday between July 2 and Oct. 15 and five streets in other neighborhoods will be shut to cars and trucks for one-day celebrations. Read more.

By adamg - 2/19/23 - 11:06 am

Liz Gotthelf came down from Maine to take in Nathan Sawaya's the Art of the Brick exhibit on Newbury Street - 70 sculptures made from Legos - which she writes was well worth the two-hour ride (on the Downeaster from Maine) and $28 admission

Lego bricks and mortar: Company to move US headquarters to Boston.

By adamg - 2/16/23 - 11:17 am

Itadaki, 269 Newbury St. in the Back Bay, could soon be replaced by Pinky's, whose lawyer told the Boston Licensing Board yesterday will specialize in "small plates and street" food "inspired by northern Spain," with some larger dishes, such as paella. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/22 - 9:07 pm
Newbury Street open to pedestrians today

Matthew Broude was among the thousands of people who strolled on Newbury Street today, in the first of six Open Newbury events.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 9:37 am

The mayor's office announced this morning that Newbury Street will be closed to vehicles every Sunday between Aug. 21 and Sept. 25, dramatically expanding the Open Newbury Street program of years past and ending worries that the pro-car set had finally won out. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/22 - 5:07 pm

Update: Bissonnette and Oringer agreed to change the name of the restaurant to Faccia a Faccia.

When local chefs Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer went before the Boston Licensing Board for approval to open a new Italian place on Newbury Street called Faccia Brutta, which means "ugly face" in Italian, their attorney said they chose the name because they wanted to show that even though they were serious about their food, "they don't take themselves too seriously." Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/22 - 6:01 pm

A radiologist from Saratoga Springs, NY, was arraigned today on charges he took photos up the skirts of at least 21 women entering or leaving the Anthropologie store at 203 Newbury St. in the Back Bay last August and then again last September. Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/22 - 10:34 am

The Boston Licensing Board this morning granted La Neta, 255 Newbury St., permission to stay open until 1 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/22 - 1:38 pm

Update: Board grants permission to stay open later.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let La Neta, 255 Newbury St., extend its closing time from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/22 - 10:27 am

WBZ reports Boston Police are looking for a man and woman for a heavy-duty smash-and-grab at the Chanel store on Newbury Street early this morning: They drove an Altima into the storefront, made off with bags, then got into another waiting car.

By adamg - 2/27/22 - 2:09 pm
Ukraine supporters in Boston

Boylston and Newbury streets and the Public Garden were awash in blue and yellow this afternoon as people marched to show their support for Ukraine. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/21 - 12:47 pm

An incident during the Marathon at a Newbury Street store that specializes in running shoes and clothing has the Boston Licensing Board rethinking the growing number of one-day alcohol licenses it has been granting to clothing stores along the tony shopping district. Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/21 - 12:26 pm
Wind-damaged outdoor patio on Newbury Street

Scott surveyed the damage at a Newbury Street patio whose owner seems to have been caught unaware by the forecast for high winds today.

By adamg - 12/4/21 - 10:21 am

The Boston Licensing Board this week voted to grant a license for a 12-room boutique hotel at 234 Newbury St., where guests will check in via a remote call center. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/21 - 9:22 am

Cafeteria, which shut last December, hopes to re-open soon, its attorney told the Boston Licensing Board yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/31/21 - 1:23 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say got into a bit of a contretemps at the Nike store on Newbury Street while packing a gun loaded with 11 rounds yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/21 - 10:38 am
Rendering of new Parcel 12 buildings

The view from Boylston Street, as rendered by Elkus Manfredi.

The developer constructing a two-building complex along and atop the turnpike at Mass. Ave. says it wants to outfit roughly 118,000 square feet of space as life-sciences labs and offices - about a quarter of the office space originally planned for the project. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/21 - 2:29 pm

A company that wants to open a marijuana mart on Newbury Street between Gloucester and Hereford this week sued the Zoning Board of Appeal over its decision to deny its request for permission within steps of two other cannabis concerns also proposed for the area. Read more.

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