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By adamg - 3/30/20 - 11:50 am

Boston Police report arresting Gary Dumas II, 25, on charges he tried to slice open somebody else with a box cutter during an argument around 6:45 p.m. on Sunday at Massachusetts Avenue and Newbury Street.

Arriving officers found Dumas and two other men, one of with a freshly opened cut on the back of his neck:

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 9:50 pm
Empty Newbury Street

Hank Layfield reports from Newbury Street tonight:

I never realized how wide this street actually is, never having seen it empty.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 1:41 pm
Architect's rendering

Architect's rendering.

A Chicago real-estate investment firm goes before the Back Bay Architectural Commission next week seeking approval of its plans to replace the parking lot at Newbury and Dartmouth streets - the one that used to have that mural overlooking it - with a five-story retail and office building. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 9:17 am

The Boston Sun reports the latest on the saga of the Newbury Street dispensary that never opened, but still wants to, only now with an expanded market. Read more.

By adamg - 12/25/19 - 1:16 pm
Fire on Newbury Street in the Back Bay

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 128 Newbury St., between Clarendon and Dartmouth streets at 9:50 a.m. for what turned into a 3-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/19 - 4:07 pm
Forever 21 won't actually be around forever

Scott shows us the harsh lesson being taught today on Newbury Street at Mass. Ave.

By adamg - 11/23/19 - 11:03 am

Live Boston has the details on an overnight crash at Newbury Street and Charlesgate East.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 9:55 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a one-year extension for a company that wants to open a medical-marijuana dispensary at 331A-333 Newbury St., so that it can finalize a formal "host agreement" with the mayor's office and win state approval. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/19 - 10:20 am

Sure, you thought we'd passed Peak Cupcake long ago, but Boston Restaurant Talk reports a place called Little Miss Cupcape (it's based in Hyannis) is opening at 250 Newbury St. Can a froyo revival be far behind?

By adamg - 10/25/19 - 8:56 am

Back Bay Hardware, 221 Newbury St., is closing forever on Oct. 31, after 76 years in business. Lex Stevens, who has owned the store the last 25 years, tries to explain the closing: Read more.

By adamg - 10/24/19 - 1:11 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the impending demise of Papa Razzi, 159 Newbury St.

By adamg - 7/5/19 - 10:32 am

WBZ reports a Chicago company has laid out $40 million for the parking lot on Newbury Street at Dartmouth Street that once had an amazing mural as a neighbor. No word on the new owner's plans, but WBZ notes the company specializes in retail development - and one might assume a company doesn't just sign over $40 million to keep parking cars.

By adamg - 3/27/19 - 10:22 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved a proposal by Lululemon to include a cafe inside the new two-story store it's outfitting at 210-214 Newbury St., after hearing that the idea is to make life easier on people who don't have long enough lunch breaks to shop for athleisurewear and then go somewhere else for something to eat. Once the store moves from its current location down the street, Lululemonistas will be able to pick up both athletic wear and some prepared food to take back to the office.

By adamg - 3/26/19 - 1:40 pm

A man didn't like being told he couldn't vape inside Stephanie's on Newbury Street, so after threatening the manager who asked him to stop, he pushed the manager into a high-top table, then aimed three three punches at him, landing at least one on the manager's temple. Read more.

By OriginallyFromDotParker - 3/21/19 - 9:05 pm

The Boston Globe's Annika Hom talks with Leemarie Mosca, the new president and executive director of Rosie's Place Mosca serves as "the organization's fifth president" and is "responsible for overseeing organizational affairs, community engagement, and 123 staff members."

By adamg - 3/13/19 - 12:55 pm

The City Council agreed today to take a look at how to make Newbury Street safe for pedestrians - especially those in wheelchairs or pushing strollers - on sidewalks increasingly cluttered with signboards advertising local shops. Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/19 - 5:03 pm

The Boston Guardian reports that Posman Books, which currently has stores in New York and Atlanta, will open a store at 129 Newbury Street in June.

By adamg - 1/10/19 - 4:56 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today granted permission to restaurateur Robert Weintraub and chef Michael Serpa to open a Parisian-style bistro, called Grand Tour, at 314 Newbury St., at Hereford St. Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/18 - 2:22 pm
Architect's rendering of project from Newbury Street

Instead of a view of sky and the turnpike, people on Newbury Street could see this.

A developer's proposal to bridge the turnpike along the more barren side of Mass. Ave. between Newbury and Boylston streets could mean several dramatic changes to the block beyond just towers covering what is now an open-air highway. Read more.

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