Business

By - 7/17/18 - 6:32 pm
Abandoned parking lot could become apartment complex

Abandoned parking lot next to the trailer park could be torn up for apartments.

A developer has proposed replacing an abandoned parking lot and scrubland on the southbound side of VFW Parkway with a two-building, 258-unit apartment complex. Read more.

By - 7/16/18 - 9:58 pm

Meagan Durigan reports Eversource is estimating restoration by 11 p.m.

By - 7/16/18 - 3:40 pm
A weird map of Boston

Last month, the Boston Consulting Group, which promises to "bring the right people together to challenge established thinking and drive transformation," issued a report on lessons from Boston on "reshaping urban mobility with autonomous vehicles." Read more.

By - 7/14/18 - 5:48 pm

A Brighton resident who says he got an unsolicited robo-call from a Lexington solar-energy company has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against it. Read more.

By - 7/13/18 - 4:01 pm

A West Roxbury dentist charges that Yelp not only refused to remove what he said was a malicious post about his pracitice, it changed the post's status from "unreliable" to "reliable" when he refused to buy ads on the site. Read more.

By - 7/13/18 - 11:42 am

A group that includes apartment developers Fred Starikov and Steve Whalen of City Realty yesterday bought the buildings housing Mary Ann's on Beacon Street in Cleveland Circle, the Tam on Tremont Street in the Theater District and the Beacon Hill Pub on Charles Street. Read more.

By - 7/11/18 - 2:02 pm

The City Council agreed today to consider a proposal by councilors Michelle Wu, Kim Janey and Lydia Edwards that would require retail and restaurant chains to get zoning-board approval before opening any new outlets in the city's "local business" districts. Read more.

By - 7/9/18 - 9:05 am

The Revere Journal reports on the latest proposal for the city: A 12-story, 156-room hotel on Revere Beach Boulevard.

By - 6/29/18 - 10:47 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a community meeting last night on the proposed Cross Street building that would include a Starbucks (and posts video of the entire meeting, should you enjoy nearly three hours of tenseness and anger).

By - 6/28/18 - 1:20 pm

This Sunday, July 1, Open Space Community Acupuncture offers treatments by donation with 100% of proceeds benefiting The Florence Project, a non-profit organization providing free legal and social services to detained adults and unaccompanied children facing immigration removal proceedings in Arizona and Texas.

Suggested donation is along the clinic’s regular sliding scale, $20-40 per treatment, but every dollar received goes directly to The Florence Project.

By - 6/27/18 - 9:08 am
National Grid workers protest lockout in Dorchester

Michael Keogh shows us the scene outside the National Grid tank off Victory Road around 8 a.m. NBC Boston reports so many showed up they blocked traffic on a nearby Expressway off ramp.

By - 6/26/18 - 10:21 pm

Cappy's Tavern in Wolcott Square has its last last call on July 24 - after 80 years in business - as owner Ray Capobianco retires, Scott Leary and Jim Lafond-Lewis report. Read more.

By - 6/26/18 - 8:09 am

Kieran Murphy, the head of GE's health-care services unit, sent the memo to employees at 5:55 a.m.: GE will be spinning off GE Healthcare as its own company and will sell its stake in an oil-services concern. The new $20-billion health-care company, which makes a variety of diagnostic and drug-delivery products for hospitals around the world, will morph into an independent concern over 12 to 18 months.

GE now gets to concentrate on renewable energy, power and aviation products.

By - 6/25/18 - 10:17 pm

MassLive.com reports on today's lockout.

By - 6/25/18 - 10:55 am

A state limit on how many times a company can call somebody to demand payment of a debt includes robo-calls made by automated dialers, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today. Read more.

By - 6/24/18 - 5:40 pm

McSpelling @ American Legion Hwy McDonald's

By - 6/22/18 - 9:37 am

Last Little Italy

Via NorthEndWaterfront.com comes Rocco Capano's interviews with a number of North End cafe and restaurant owners about their opposition to a proposed Starbucks on Cross Street at Hanover, at the entrance to the neighborhood. Read more.

By - 6/20/18 - 9:34 am

Michael Burstein reports the Brookline Select Board voted last night to let Taam China on Harvard Street remain open, under conditions that include requiring that one of the two co-owners - the one charged with making the videos over several years - relinquish his 50% share of the business.

By - 6/16/18 - 11:59 pm
Save EMF in Cambridge

Greg Cook explains why artists and musicians were protesting at an annual Harvard music festival today - the Harvard Square business association that organizes it is headed by the property owner who kicked them out of the EMF building in Central Square.