A federal judge today ordered Stavros Papantoniadis of Westwood held without bail pending the outcome of his "forced labor" case after concluding he would be a threat to victims and witnesses who might testify against him when he answers the charge that he brutalized workers for 15 years by beating and threatening them, throwing knives at them and, in one case, falsely sic'ing police on them. Read more.
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Owner of Dorchester, Roslindale pizza places charged with beating, intimidating his mostly immigrant workers; one had to have genital surgery and all his teeth removed after attacks
Federal agents today arrested the owner of Stash's Pizza in Dorchester and Roslindale - and of several other suburban pizza places - on a federal charge of forced labor, for preying on what he allegedly called "fucking immigrants," whom he'd hire and allegedly beat, scream at, and force to work up to 80 hours without overtime and sometimes without any pay at all, on threat of having them deported. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board today gave Puritan Pizza, 735 Morrissey Blvd. in Dorchester, approval to extend its closing time from the current 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Read more.
WHDH reports Arboretum Pizza Grill, 4025 Washington St., was robbed at gunpoint around 4:30 p.m.
The Dogwood Cafe, which has been serving basic American food, wood-fired pizzas and drinks for 27 years, reports, "with deep regret and a heavy heart," it is closing for good on Jan. 14.
The Boston Licensing Board today ordered a one-day suspension for Red Line Pizza, 582 Dorchester Ave. in South Boston, after licensing cops found it open past its closing time on Sept. 3, the third such violation to come before the board over a three-month period. Read more.
The closed Tiger Mama at 1369 Boylston St. in the Fenway will be reborn as a pizza place, owner Tiffani Faison told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.
People stumbling out of the Andrew T stop late at night with a hunger for pizza will have to go home and order from there, board says
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered Red Line Pizza, 582 Dorchester Ave. in South Boston, to start complying with its license and close its doors to walk-in customers at 11 p.m. Read more.
A man who bought a pizza place called Big Daddy's on Western Avenue in Brighton in June is suing the brother of the man he bought it from for setting up a place called Big Daddy's Famous Pizza just 2 1/2 miles away on Chestnut Hill Avenue, saying the saucy move is costing him dough by confusing even some of his more loyal customers. Read more.
In the face of overwhelming neighborhood opposition, the owner of an Old Colony Avenue pizza place yesterday withdrew his request to extend its weekend delivery hours from 11 p.m. to 2:45 a.m. Read more.
After 20 years, Cafe Eilat will serve its last slice at 406 Harvard St. on Thursday - although the owners hope to re-open in a new location.
Whoa, cool your jets there, pizza man, you can't just roll into the City that Always Sleeps and start serving late-night pies
The Boston Licensing Board today told a newly arrived pizza place in Oak Square that it would be willing to consider its request to stay open until 2 a.m. - but in another few months, to give the neighborhood a chance to see just what kind of place it really is. Read more.
A man who worked as a delivery driver for Pat's Pizza, 2254 Dorchester Ave. for 18 months yesterday filed suit, alleging the restaurant failed to reimburse him for all the mileage he put on his car, paid him less than the state minimum for overtime and kept all the "delivery charges" that customers might have thought were meant as tips. Read more.
Mario Bailote, who opened Mario's Pizzeria at 197 Humboldt Ave. in 2018, with a menu that included both pizza and Portuguese food, announced today it's closed - and that a new pizza place will soon open there: Read more.
HummelVision captured the scene at Captain Nemo's, 367 Centre St., after the driver of a pickup truck somehow rammed into the restaurant shortly after 2 p.m.
Some residents of a condo building on Washington Street in the South End today asked the Boston Licensing Board to turn back time for Alex's Pizza kitty-corner across the street - back to the midnight closing hours it had until 2019, when the board actually granted it permission to stay open until 3 a.m. Read more.
Haymarket Pizza, which has been selling pizza by the slice in the heart of Haymarket for 50 years, announced today it's shutting down, the latest in a string of decades-old Boston places that have disappeared over the past couple of years.
The no-nonsense pizzeria originally opened as Al Capone's.
Jennifer Dines pays a visit to the Pleasant Cafe, which has been serving pizza and other fare on Washington Street in Roslindale for 80 years now.
The article is the start of a program by the Boston Preservation Alliance and Boston Main Streets with the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School, where, over the next year, students will write their own profiles of other "legacy" businesses in their neighborhoods.
The Boston Licensing Board voted last week to allow the newly expanded Pat's Pizza, 2254 Dorchester Ave., serve beer, wine and liqueurs , if a license from a closed restaurant shows up soon. Read more.
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