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By adamg - 3/4/21 - 9:30 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the neighborhood's first legal marijuana emporium opens March 13 in Hyde Square, where the bowling alley used to be.

By adamg - 3/2/21 - 5:51 pm
329 Northern Ave. now missing a wall

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 329 Northern Ave. after the wind ripped a 50x50 piece of wall off the side of the vacant building around 3:15 p.m. ISD and a structural engineer will now determine if the whole building has to come down.

Earlier:
Wind blows down Mission Hill scaffolding.

By adamg - 3/2/21 - 11:11 am

City Councilor Ed Flynn will ask the council tomorrow to approve a hearing on whether more can be done to keep workers and people walking by construction sites safer, following last week's deaths of two workers pushed into a trench by a truck on High Street. Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/21 - 10:13 am

Two Massachusetts residents say Amazon's Alexa devices are "recording every conversation she has with users" but without the consent required under the state law on recording conversations, so they've sued. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/21 - 11:42 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports Core Cannabis Dispensary, in the Hyde Square basement where the Bella Luna bowling alley used to be, is planning a soft opening March 6 of both its dispensary and its marijuana social-justice museum.

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By adamg - 2/24/21 - 3:19 pm
Paul Marino making his case

Marino makes his case.

Update: Request granted by the board.

The owner of Marino's Market on VFW Parkway, next to Al Wadi on VFW Parkway, finds out tomorrow if the Boston Licensing Board will let him expand his current beer and wine offerings to harder beverages. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 3:27 pm

A manager at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Avenue de Lafayette says he's stepped up security over the past two months following two incidents, one in which a man said he was tasered and robbed by a woman he'd hooked up with over Tinder, the other in which a particularly dexterous prostitute managed to remove $4,000 in cash from a man's wallet even as she performed fellatio on him. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 2:37 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved marijuana shops proposed for what is now the Little Steve's pizza place on Boylston Street and the basement of the Cask 'n Flagon at Brookline Avenue and Lansdowne Street. Read more.

By bostonpads - 2/18/21 - 1:10 pm

East Boston’s apartment rental market has undergone quite a transformation even before 2020 and the market turbulence that came with it. Over the previous 10 years, rising rent prices in neighborhoods close to Downtown were quickly gentrifying East Boston, as renters began looking outward for relief in rent prices. Just a year ago, East Boston was experiencing record low vacancy rates thanks to a steadily growing metro population and a shortage of affordable housing in Boston.

By adamg - 2/18/21 - 11:51 am

The owner of Silva's Brazilian Market on Belgrade Avenue at Walworth Street wants to sell the shop and its beer and wine license to Lorenzo Mercado, who is proposing to re-open it as the Punta Cana Beer & Wine Market, with a closing time of 11 p.m.

The proposed license transfer goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday, in hearings that begin at 1 p.m.

By adamg - 2/17/21 - 9:13 am

The Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, the Greater Boston Latino Network and Amplify Latinx today asked the Justice Department to look into why the city of Boston awarded only 1.2% of $2.1 billion in procurement contracts in recent years went to Black and Latino businesses. Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/21 - 1:08 pm

The Boston City Council and various city departments have started looking at how to let home cooks legally sell some of their victuals and treats. Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/21 - 9:57 pm

The City Council agreed today with a request from Councilor Ed Flynn to look at ways to give neighborhoods a say in the construction of life-sciences labs that might be doing research on potentially dangerous diseases right next to residential buildings. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/21 - 10:41 am
Rendering of 120 Braintree Street

Rendering by Neshamkin French Architects.

Felix Shneur, owner of Metro Cab at 120 Braintree Street, has filed plans with the BPDA to get in on the Boston Landing residential development boom - he's proposing to replace his cab garage there with a five-story, 32-unit condo building that would include "garden plots for growing vegetables and flowers" on the roof. Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/21 - 5:47 pm

Cambridge Police report a man who objected to being told to put back items he was trying to shoplift from the Porter Square CVS early Saturday responded by punching "an elderly employee in the face and head multiple times with a closed fist." Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/21 - 9:27 am

North End Stories presents : Episode 8 “Polcari’s Coffee Shop”

A chart with Bobby Eustace at Polcari's about coffee and a lot more.

By adamg - 2/6/21 - 11:47 am

WGBH reports on a city-commissioned study that shows Black-owned businesses got just 1/2 of 1% of major city contracts during the first five years under Mayor Walsh.

By adamg - 2/4/21 - 12:52 pm

COVID-19 Update: February 4, 2021

Gov. Baker announced today that on Monday, the state will increase the capacity of restaurants and other public-facing businesses from the current 25% to 40%. Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/21 - 12:40 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week granted the owners of the Beacon Hill Pub on Charles Street for a rear addition that will let them add three new apartments to the six that already sit in the building. Read more.

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