WCVB reports on the contract with City Fresh Foods, the largest non-construction contract the city's ever awarded to a Black-owned business, and part of Mayor Wu's pledge to increase the number of city contracts that go to minority-owned businesses.
A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that a woman who tripped going down a mobile staircase after her flight from Boston to London can try to convince a jury that the way she was injured constitutes an accident for which she's owed damages. Read more.
A New Jersey man who says he wants the balance of the remaining value of his Dunkin' Donuts gift card has filed what he hopes will be a class-action suit against the coffee takeout giant because he claims the company won't give him his damn money. Read more.
The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposal to couple the erection of a digital billboard in the backyard of the Polish-American Citizens Club on Boston Street, overlooking the Expressway, with the elimination of three existing billboards elsewhere in Dorchester. Read more.
A lawyer for Sound Bites owner Yasser Mirza today denied allegations his client has threatened workers over a Department of Labor overtime investigation, at a hearing at which a federal judge told department lawyers they need to file affidavits or have workers testify on pain of perjury about what's been going on at the Ball Square restaurant best known as a breakfast nook. Read more.
The US Department of Labor yesterday sued Sound Bites Cafe and its owner, Yasser Mirza, on charges he reacted to an employee seeking back overtime pay by threatening to have something bad happen to his family unless he called off federal investigators looking into the issue. Read more.
Mario Batali, who used to come up to Boston to promote his Eataly food court at the Prudential Center, returns to Boston next week for jury selection for his trial on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident involving a fan at a now closed bar next to Eataly back in 2017. Read more.
The owner of Antico Forno and Terramia, the owner of Vinoteca di Monica and a Boston police officer are seeking to join a lawsuit against Boston against the requirement for people to show proof of vaccination for most public indoor spaces that was lifted in February. Read more.
Smith behind the bar with the one installed tap - for Guinness; says more will be online by next week.
Eugene O'Neill's, across from the Forest Hills T stop, plans to throw open its door on May 12, some 4 1/2 years after it closed during the morass caused by the demolition of the old Casey Overpass and construction of the new Arborway. Read more.
A Boston Police officer who says he suffered permanent injuries in a crash on Hyde Park Avenue at Ukraine Way and is no longer able to work is suing the drivers and companies he says were to blame. Read more.
James Baugh, eBay’s former senior director of safety and security, today admitted his role in attempting to ruin the lives of a Natick couple who wrote things that offended the e-commerce giant - through everything from orchestrating the delivery of a bloody-pig mask and live cockroaches to their home to trying to place monitoring devices on their car to lying to local police and FBI agents coming after him and his team of two-bit terrorists. Read more.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that the insurers for Coppa and Toro in the South End and Little Donkey in Central Square do not have to reimburse owner Ken Oringer for Covid-19 losses because the virus did not cause the permanent damage to his tables and other furnishings that might be covered under his "all risks" policies. Read more.
Boston Police told Chinatown residents and business owners that they will soon be assigning six officers to Chinatown between 2 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. - two to keep guard over the Chinatown Gate and four on bicycles to patrol the neighborhood as bars in nearby areas let out and people pour into Chinatown for food. Read more.
A California company that provided financing to Massachusetts residents who wanted to lease rather than buy dogs has agreed to stop that and reimburse the state and the pet renters because it's illegal to rent pets here, according to a settlement agreement filed in Suffolk Superior Court today. Read more.
Some of the roughly 17 minority- and women- owned businesses that now share space in the rickety old building at 1127 Harrison Ave. that a developer wants to put 94 small "co-living" units atop are asking the city to block the project unless the company rescinds the eviction notices it sent to some of the businesses. Read more.