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By adamg - 3/28/23 - 2:15 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today unanimously approved a proposal by a Packards Corner jewelry store to add pawn services to its offering. Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/23 - 12:26 pm
Car into building on South Street in Roslindale Square

This morning, John snapped the latest example of a driver plowing into a building in Roslindale Square, on South Street just past the curve from Washington Street, although the damage was nowhere near as severe as the last time somebody did that.

By adamg - 3/22/23 - 11:44 pm

A Dorchester man who says the Dunkin' mobile app sometimes adds unexpected overcharges for everything from cream cheese on his bagels to whipped cream on his frozen hot chocolate has filed what he hopes will be a class-action suit against the company. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/23 - 10:47 am

And the Belmont blogger whom the state Cannabis Control Commission inadvertently e-mailed personal information on 17,000 Massachusetts cannabis workers - and former workers - is now in hiding. GBH reports on the case, which may stem from a commission investigation into the way a sanctioned Russian oligarch may have been funding one particular company that operates in Massachusetts.

By adamg - 3/20/23 - 11:15 am

An insurance company says a contractor putting down asphalt at a residential building undergoing renovation in 2021 sparked a $1-million fire and it wants that company to pay it for the money it paid the building's owner. Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/23 - 10:00 am

City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) says it's past time to outlaw the sale of tiny booze bottles in Boston, both because they make it too easy for alcoholics to get a quick fix and because they trash up city streets. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/23 - 10:19 am

The Somerville Media Fund reports the Somerville City Council voted to begin drafting a home-rule petition asking the state Legislature to let it take steps to rein in rent increases in the city. The Boston City Council last week approved its own home-rule petition for the power to set limits on how fast rents could be increased in older, larger buildings in the city.

By adamg - 3/14/23 - 10:33 pm

The owners of the Washington pub called the Dubliner today sued the owners of the Government Center pub called the Dubliner for trademark infringement, saying another pub with the same name would confuse consumers, even if they are 430 miles apart, because the Washington pub also has its own brand of Irish whiskey that is for sale in Boston. Read more

By adamg - 3/14/23 - 3:47 pm

BJ's announced today it's going to install hundreds of giant wheeled stalks to roam aisles making sure all its inventory is where it's supposed to be. Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/23 - 11:53 am

A group of Massachusetts lobstermen says the Monterey Bay Aquarium has cost them significant business by issuing what they charge are false claims that the buoy lines attached to their lobster pots can entangle and drown endangered right whales. Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/23 - 4:57 pm

Bank Run Scene from "It's A Wonderful Life" (1946)

WCVB reports customers were lining up outside the Wellesley branch of the Silicon Valley Bank after news broke that the bank collapsed today.

By adamg - 3/9/23 - 11:16 am

The Beacon Hill Times reports the opening of Music Research Library, which sells mainly vinyl records, on Joy Street this month. It moved up here from Providence.

By adamg - 3/6/23 - 2:26 pm

The Daily Beast reports on the situation in Catawba, SC, where residents say a emissions from paper mill that Kraft is a part owner of is making them and their pets sick, under the look-the-other-way gaze of regulators who are, one resident says "as useless as tits on a boar hog."

By adamg - 3/6/23 - 12:01 pm

Scott Van Voorhis reports that Synergy, headquartered in Post Office Square, has hired a consultant to look at possibly converting some of its "lower end" office space downtown into residential space as the decreased demand sparked by the pandemic continues.

By adamg - 3/3/23 - 10:11 am

BioProcess International reports the owner of the glass and brick structure with giant tanks filled with Chinese hamster ovary cells next to the Allston/Cambridge turnpike exit is laying off more than 200 workers as it figures out what to do with the tanks and cells now that its contract to produce a particular type of enzyme has ended. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/23 - 8:39 pm

Cambridge Police report a guy grabbed $300 worth of Red Bull from the cooler of a Porter Square store Tuesday morning, then rushed out.

By adamg - 2/27/23 - 10:15 am

City Councilors Ricardo Arroyo (Roslindale, Mattapan, Hyde Park) and Gabriela Coletta (Charlestown, East Boston, North End) today proposed a "food recovery" program aimed at getting more food to people who can't afford it by reducing the amount of food restaurants, hotels, colleges, sports arenas and event organizers now simply throw away at the end of the night. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/23 - 12:25 pm

Sampan reports on ongoing efforts to keep dispensaries out of Chinatown. One argument: Unlike other places where pot shops have opened, Chinatown isn't just a commercial area, it's one of the most densely populated residential parts of Boston.

By adamg - 2/24/23 - 3:18 pm

Julius Sokol, part of a group that has spent the past few years buying Boston-area dives, and which hopes to re-open the old Jacob Wirth, is seeking approval to convert a western-Mass. strip club he co-owns into what could be the nation's first topless marijuana dispensary, the Hampshire Gazette reports.

By adamg - 2/24/23 - 1:51 pm

A landlord group today sued the city to obtain copies of e-mail between City Hall and members of the city rent stabilization advisory committee in the year before Mayor Wu appointed them last March. Read more.

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