Business

By - 3/19/18 - 5:06 pm

Patriot Care, which opened Boston's first medical dispensary at 21 Milk St., is looking for input on possible plans to add recreational marijuana offerings, even though it promised residents and city officials that's not something it wanted to do when it won approval for its dispensary in 2015. Read more.

By - 3/18/18 - 9:42 am

The company behind Craft Beer Cellar outlets is making a federal case out of negative reviews on Glassdoor.com, a site that lets people review the companies they work for. Read more.

By - 3/17/18 - 3:01 pm
Blizzard vs. Blizzard

Who would confuse W.B. Mason's Blizzard brands of spring water and copier paper with Dairy Queen's Blizzard brand ice-cream? Who but a moron, W.B. Mason argues in a suit filed against Dairy Queen this week.

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By - 3/16/18 - 9:02 am

Dairy Queen, which makes a concoction called a Blizzard, is suing homegrown office-supply company W.B. Mason over its Blizzard brand of bottled water, Reuters reports.

By - 3/13/18 - 9:55 am

#openinbos is where local businesses that are still open today are letting the world know.

By - 3/12/18 - 9:53 am
Empty storefronts on Newbury Street

Jonathan Berk recently walked up Newbury Street and spotted a lot of empty storefronts. But is it as bad as it seems? Read more.

By - 3/9/18 - 3:23 pm

UPDATE: Jamaica Plain News reports the victim is 19, the suspect 17.

Shortly after 2:30 p.m. at the Green Street Orange Line station, according to Mass Incidents, which reports one person is in custody. The victim's injuries do not appear life threatening.

Orange Line service slowed as trains bypassed Green Street, which was shut for the investigation.

By - 3/8/18 - 11:55 am

As of 11:45 a.m., the state was reporting 358,952 powerless homes and businesses - some still out from the first nor'easter. In Boston, there were 664 customers without power.

By - 3/6/18 - 12:24 pm

The Board of Appeals today formally accepted Suffolk Construction Co.'s decision to withdraw its application to put a helipad on a parking lot across the street from its headquarters on Allerton Street in Roxbury.

By - 2/28/18 - 12:32 pm

The Boston City Council voted unanimously today to formally not oppose a medical-marijuana dispensary on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, just up the road from the Dedham line.

Beacon Compassion Center now goes to the state Department of Public Health and the Boston Board of Appeals for approval of its planned dispensary at 1524 VFW Parkway.

By - 2/28/18 - 9:22 am

The Herald reports this is to bolster its existing workforce in the area, and is not tied to the company's search for the city that will give it the biggest tax breaks for its proposed second world headquarters.

By - 2/27/18 - 12:20 pm

The Board of Appeals today approved Boston's fourth medical-marijuana dispensary at 50 Clapp St., off Massachusetts Avenue in Dorchester. Because of its location near the Methadone Mile, the proposed operator agreed to set a minimum purchase price of $40 to discourage any nearby addicts thinking of putting together enough money to buy a joint. Read more.

By - 2/23/18 - 10:21 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports Elegance African Fashions has seen a burst of business selling traditional African clothing - so much so the owner is "super exhausted" keeping up with the demand.

By - 2/22/18 - 9:12 am

Regular banks won't touch marijuana businesses with a ten-foot pole, what with the feds once again railing about the evil weed, so the chairman of the Cannabis Control Commission wants to look at creating a state-run pot bank - to get millions of dollars out of the way of robbers and to ease taxation - the Globe reports.

By - 2/17/18 - 6:01 pm
Sozio's fire seen from the North End

Smoke from the fire could be seen from the North End. Photo by Paul Kafasis.

The Sozio Appliance store on Squire Road in Revere was completely engulfed in flames in what has turned into a four-alarm fire. The fire has spread to neighboring businesses and cut off power to parts of Revere.

By - 2/14/18 - 6:50 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports that the revamped space at 2 and 2A Corinth St., where Marla's Obsession and RVMS used to be, has been leased by somebody who is

Pursuing the appropriate licensing with the City to be a breakfast and lunch cafe with a co-working space by day, and a performance space offering entertainment of all genres by night!

By - 2/13/18 - 6:08 pm

Boston Police report officers on patrol early this morning collared a guy they say they'd spotted trying to break into Marino's Market & Deli, 1906 Centre St. Read more.

By - 2/13/18 - 1:21 pm

In Boston, it's not just enough to pay for a food-serving license - you actually have to serve food. And not just any food, but food you've cooked or prepared on your own premises. Read more.

By - 2/12/18 - 4:11 pm

Bill Forry reports the City of Boston Credit Union announced today it's pulling its ads off WEEI:

A series of recent incidents have made it clear that the culture of the station is not reflective of our values of inclusion, acceptance and mutual respect.

Such as this.

By - 2/9/18 - 9:34 am

Investors are snapping up condos in the heart of Boston like nobody's business, and Mayor Walsh's proposed regulations wouldn't do enough to stop them from squeezing out people who actually want to live in the city, according to a study by a consortium of neighborhood groups. Read more.