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By adamg - 12/12/19 - 1:50 pm

Wang Computers 'David & Goliath' Commercial (1977)

Maybe the reason Fred the Baker was always so tired wasn't because he was making donuts but because he had a second life running a corporation.

I actually found that video while looking for this one.

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 10:38 am

Today's the anniversary of the day Apple held an IPO to sell public shares in the company - except in Massachusetts, where regulators deemed the offering too risky for individual investors and so barred individuals from buying shares. The value of the stock has since risen 69,000%.

By adamg - 12/10/19 - 10:01 am

Boston Magazine lights the way to cool new neon signs in Boston.

By adamg - 12/7/19 - 4:07 pm
Forever 21 won't actually be around forever

Scott shows us the harsh lesson being taught today on Newbury Street at Mass. Ave.

By adamg - 12/7/19 - 3:23 pm

Bodega, the "secret" sneaker store hidden in a Clearway Street storefront has filed a trademark lawsuit against Bodega Rose, a New York venture that sells planters shaped like sneakers and T-shirts emblazoned with "Bodega Rose." Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/19 - 12:41 pm
Treasures on Washington Street

The new Treasures on Washington Street.

Treasures, a thrift and antique shop, opened today at 4266 Washington St. in Roslindale Square, in the space where the Boston Smoke Shop used to be.

Meanwhile, workers today were converting the space where the Grossman's bargain outlet used to be at 630 American Legion Highway into space for Urban Renewals, which will be moving there from its current location on Brighton Avenue in Allston ... Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/19 - 9:41 am
Delivery van with ID number of NCC-1701

Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko spotted this late-model Enterprise shuttlecraft in the Financial District last night.

By adamg - 12/5/19 - 11:49 am

Pegasystems, which makes software for large corporations, has shown enough proof that it was damaged by a research report claiming a competitor's offerings were far superior that it can continue its federal lawsuit against the competitor that secretly paid for the report and the research firm that wrote it, a judge ruled today. Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/19 - 10:03 am

WBZ reports that a Suffolk Superior Court judge this morning sentenced Kevin Otto, owner of Atlantic Drain Service of Roslindale, to two years in jail for the deaths of two of his workers in a trench at Dartmouth and Tremont streets in the South End in 2016. Read more.

By adamg - 12/4/19 - 1:33 pm

Correction: Denial without prejudice means the landlord doesn't have to wait a year to re-apply.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday rejected a Dollar Tree store proposed for 493 Washington St. in Codman Square after aides to Mayor Walsh and City Councilor Andrea Campbell said that it could cause traffic problems and, besides, there's already a Dollar Tree a mile away on Talbot Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 11/29/19 - 3:55 pm

Kelly's, the Revere Beach landmark with outlets in Danvers, Saugus and Medford, has set up a subsidiary called Kelly's Roast Beef Franchising, LLC, whose purpose should be obvious from the name, but just in case, if you call up the certificate of organization, its purpose is defined: Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/19 - 12:22 pm

Massachusetts Beverage Business reports that a group representing the state's package stores is suing to block a proposed 2020 referendum that would let convenience-store chains, specifically Cumberland Farms, own as many liquor licenses as they want.

The plaintiffs, led by Sav-Mor Liquors Benjamin Weiner, said AG Maura Healey blew it by approving the measure, in part because it asks voters to do four separate things and the state constitution only allows ballot questions to ask voters to do just one thing at a time.

By adamg - 11/26/19 - 8:39 am

NBC Boston reports on the decision by the Boston Public Health Commission to ban menthols from convenience stores and other places where the under-21 set is allowed in.

By adamg - 11/25/19 - 5:04 pm

A.C. Moore's parent company is closing all of the chain's outlets, including the one in the Dedham Mall. Some could become Michaels stores; no word on whether that includes the Dedham store.

By adamg - 11/25/19 - 9:09 am

Sam Klein provides an overview of the impending takeover of the non-profit group that controls .org Internet domains by a newly created venture firm based in the Boston area with a fully buzzword-compliant Web site.

Via Ian Lamont.

By adamg - 11/25/19 - 9:04 am

WBUR reports the Massachusetts State Police bomb squad got some loaners of Boston Dynamics's "Spot" robots - basically the pets a Terminator might have - and actually used them in the field at least twice. State Police declined to say exactly how they used them; the ACLU, of course, has some questions.

By adamg - 11/23/19 - 5:37 pm
Closed Dunkin' Donuts in Maverick Square

The Maverick Square Dunkin' Donuts: Closed today.

Just three days after ISD shut the Dunkin' Donuts in Maverick Square for health violations, the chain has sued its owner to take away its franchise. Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/19 - 2:57 pm

The hotel and Unite Here 26, which represents workers, came to an agreement and workers voted today to ratify the new contract, the union reports. Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/19 - 11:53 am

Equal Exchange, which specializes in selling coffee, bananas and other foods from small farms around the world, is close to an agreement to buy Jamaica Plain's two City Feed and Supply stores - the original "little Feed" on Boylston Street and the larger Centre Street store. Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/19 - 11:30 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Castle Island Brewing plans to open a brewery and pub in part of the old Cole Hersee factory at Old Colony Avenue and Dorchester Avenue.

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