Business

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.

By - 6/15/18 - 12:48 pm

Wonder Bar on Harvard Avenue shuts on June 27 to serve out a six-day state license suspension for a Dec. 2, 2017 incident in which state liquor inspectors found a total of eight people between the ages of 18 and 20 enjoying a variety of mixed drinks. Read more.

By - 6/14/18 - 5:17 pm

The Globe reports the Christian Scientists, who own the land on which the low-rise, low-cost hotel sits, are planning to put the land up for sale.

By - 6/13/18 - 11:42 pm

BioCentury reports on the topless dancers at a party at Royale for the recent BIO conference here in the Hub. While some were shocked and disgusted, one of the organizers said people should get over themselves, because the party is known for being "edgy and arty" and nothing says edgy and arty like half-naked women bearing corporate logos.

By - 6/13/18 - 2:35 pm

UPDATE: Walsh said he will sign the ordinance.

The Boston City Council today approved, 11-2, a proposed law that would bar investors from renting out apartments and condos on Airbnb and similar Web sites but which would let owners who live in two- and three-family houses rent out units 365 days a year. Read more.

By - 6/12/18 - 10:47 pm

On Bailey Street, near Washington Street, shortly after 10:30 p.m.

By - 6/12/18 - 9:15 pm
Fireworks and Lucinda Williams concert

Patty got to watch both the fireworks Eastern Bank had shot off over Boston Harbor to celebrate its 200th anniversary and the Lucinda Williams concert at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (anybody see them from the State Street building?). Read more.

By - 6/12/18 - 5:15 pm

He did bad things, but nobody's saying just what, at least not yet, WBZ reports.

By - 6/12/18 - 1:42 pm

Mass Live reports on Trillium Brewing Co.'s newest offering, which is called, no, not Keytar Beer, but Keytar Bear Double IPA. Part of the proceeds will go to the Bear, currently recovering from a motorcycle wipeout that left him with various injuries.

By - 6/11/18 - 9:22 am

The Crimson reports Breaktime, exact Harvard Square-ish location still under wraps, will feature Union Square donuts and vocational and mentoring programs for workers.

By - 6/7/18 - 8:31 am
What's left of Newtonville Camera

Nathan Aranow peered through the front windows of what used to be Newtonville Camera on Walnut Street in Newton. Developer Robert Korff is tearing down the entire block at Walnut and Washington streets for one of those trendy mixed-use development things.

By - 6/1/18 - 9:31 am
Free donuts at Kane's

Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko discovered just how many people willing to wait in line for a free donut at the Kane's at International Place this warm National Donut Day morning.

By - 5/31/18 - 10:06 am

A federal judge today dismissed anti-trust charges against Uber brought by medallion cab drivers in Boston, saying the drivers simply showed no proof of predatory pricing or that consumers were hurt by the lower prices Uber brought to point-to-point transportation in the area. Read more.

By - 5/29/18 - 11:20 am

On March 28, the owners of Quality Market, 150 North Beacon St., learned it's illegal to transport more than 20 gallons of adult beverages in your own vehicle after somebody alerted BPD to the above tweet and two detectives decided to conduct a snap inspection. Read more.

By - 5/27/18 - 7:59 pm
Mob at IKEA

Our own eeka and family checked in this evening from Stoughton, where the checkout lines stretched to infinity and people were worrying they'd get out alive by 8 p.m. closing time today. With only four registers open (originally five, but the store shut one), she reports her wait, so far, has been about 70 minutes and that some people were getting trays of dinner and coming back to the line with them.

By - 5/25/18 - 8:59 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports on ongoing discussions between city and state elected officials, Massport and the BPDA over the fate of land on the Little Mystic that the then BRA rented to Massport for $1 for a 40-year period for use as the Boston Autoport, which started out as a place to receive cars being shipped to local dealers, but which now has office space for rent as well. Massport's lease on the land runs out next year.

By - 5/24/18 - 9:26 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports that former Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson is becoming CEO of Verdant Medical, Inc., a Randolph-based medical-marijuana company. Read more.

By - 5/24/18 - 10:02 am
Diane's

Susan Vittorini posted the sign this morning: After 50 years, Diane's on Poplar Street will be closing for good on June 8. Read more.

By - 5/23/18 - 10:14 pm

Maybe it's a good thing Necco is getting a new owner: WBZ reports on an FDA inspection of the company's Revere plant that found, among other things, "Rodent feces 'too numerous to count' " in the building.