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By adamg - 6/12/19 - 12:41 pm

Scout Cambridge reports the Cambridge Artists Cooperative is decamping after 31 years in Harvard Square and is now looking for help to move to either Central or Porter squares. There's just not enough foot traffic to justify the high Harvard Square rents anymore, a cooperative official says.

By adamg - 5/31/19 - 12:38 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday deferred action on a proposed liquor license for the Cambria 6 West Broadway hotel now nearing completion so that the building's current owners can explain their plans for a ground-floor lounge and restaurant, second-floor function room and rooftop patio to the West Broadway Neighborhood Association. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/19 - 9:53 am

Natick Police say people shouldn't be alarmed by a heavy police and fire presence at the Natick Mall between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Sunday: It'll only be a large training exercise. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/19 - 11:26 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Insomnia Cookies open a storefront on Bromfield Street from which it would deliver warm cookies to downtown residents and students up to 3 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/19 - 6:37 pm
American made? No

At Home is the newish replacement for the old Dedham Sears and it's just the place to go if you need vague art and fake plants (including tiny little fake cacti) to furnish your home. We checked it out today and were particularly struck by the piece of wood shown above - emblazoned with American pride on the front and a little "Made in China" sticker on the back.

By adamg - 5/8/19 - 12:08 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a bicyclist can sue the downtown-Boston steam company for injuries he suffered when an allegedly misaligned utility cover on New Sudbury Street threw him to the ground, because the state law that governs complaints about road repair only refers to the government bodies that own the roads, not private companies that may have done something to cause a problem on those roads. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/19 - 1:52 pm

The BU News Service reports they think a heavy tax, like 75%, would help curb teen vaping.

By adamg - 4/30/19 - 8:01 pm

Turtle Swamp Brewing of Jamaica Plain is looking to obtain a zoning change that would let its current seasonal beer hall at the Roslindale Square Substation stay open permanently. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/19 - 12:44 pm
Climate change die in at Prudential Center

Eric Maki and a robot at the Microsoft Store were among the few stopped to watch a climate-change die-in at the Prudential Center mall this afternoon:

Nearby consumers are unfazed.

By adamg - 4/19/19 - 12:16 am
A single Stop & Shop picketer at 11:50 p.m. in South Boston

Roving UHub photographer George Carroll Jr. reports that at 11:50 p.m. on Thursday, in the cold and rain, he spotted Geoff Applegate maintaining a solo picket outside the Stop & Shop on East Broadway in South Boston. The store wasn't open to the public but, Applegate told Carroll, he was there in case the company tried making a delivery.

By adamg - 4/18/19 - 5:21 pm

The Boston Business Journal details her case, which includes allegations Digital First Media forced her to cut back on a second job even as it was letting male counterparts keep theirs and piling new responsibilities on her with no increase in compensation, unlike male counterparts who became eligible for new bonuses after the company picked up the paper in bankruptcy court.

By adamg - 4/15/19 - 3:28 pm

After Christine Fontánez's video of Roy Bourque coming out of the North Andover Stop & Shop this morning started spreading, the former Bruins player responded: Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/19 - 12:13 pm

The owners of a marijuana shop proposed for Maverick Square decided not to risk going before a zoning board short one member today and requested and got a deferral until July 9, to make their case before a full, seven-member board. Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/19 - 12:32 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the impending end of the Craft Beer Cellar franchised shop in Fort Point, even as the Craft Beer Cellar in Roslindale was having its final days.

By adamg - 4/4/19 - 9:34 pm

The New York Times reports New York Mayor Bill De Blasio, of the Cambridge De Blasios, came up to our fair Hub for a bit of fundraising with some secret backer whom he declined to name, but whom the Times reveals is our own John Fish, whose Suffolk Construction has begun bidding on projects in New York.

H't Doodlemom.

By adamg - 4/2/19 - 3:23 pm

WGBH reports the state gaming commission is looking into two allegations - and how executives at the company, still named for Wynn, that owns the casino handled them as it gets ready to make the final determination on whether the place can open.

By adamg - 3/29/19 - 3:30 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk pours the news on Trillium Brewing Co.'s plans for space near Park Drive and Brookline Avenue.

By adamg - 3/28/19 - 9:58 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on the planned sober home for 15 women on Percival Street, after a meeting at which ISD Commissioner William Christopher accused the operators of betraying him and the residents. "I am pretty upset at the dealings that you’re going to have with the city, because your word no longer means anything to me," he told them.

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.

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