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By adamg - 1/9/20 - 9:22 am

The Conservation Law Foundation yesterday sued the Encore Boston Casino and four bus companies over casino shuttle buses it charges were allowed to idle for more than the state-allowed five minutes at locations in Everett and Medford, including the Wellington T stop. Read more.

By adamg - 1/8/20 - 11:42 am

When applicants go before the Boston Licensing Board for a liquor license, they have to answer the question of the "public need" for the license. At a hearing this morning, a lawyer for the Hyatt chain cited Boston's international stature as a reason for the board to approve the chain's proposed purchase of the license now used by An Tain on India Street for a 294-room, 12-story hotel it's building at 315 Northern Ave. in the Seaport. Read more.

By adamg - 1/8/20 - 11:16 am

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let Jamie's Variety, 113 H St., at the corner of East 5th St., sell beer and wine. Read more.

By adamg - 1/3/20 - 12:00 pm
Workhub sign going up

Co-working sign going up. Photo by Adam Rogoff.

Roslindale Village Main Street reports the Roslindale substation just got a new tenant: A co-working space called Workhub at the Substation.

It's in the basement, where the Craft Beer Cellar used to be, below the Turtle Swamp beer hall.

By adamg - 1/2/20 - 9:37 am

LimoLiner, which provided extra amenities on buses to and from New York, announced this week it has driven its last passengers. Read more.

By adamg - 12/27/19 - 10:44 am

RCI Hospitality Holdings of Houston, which runs a national chain of strip clubs, wants to shower the owners of Centerfolds with $15 million to acquire the Lagrange Street club and to convert it into one of its Rick's Cabarets. Read more.

By adamg - 12/26/19 - 11:11 am
Easter stuff now on display at Melrose Shaw's

Andrew Applegate reports the Shaw's in Melrose wasted no time getting its Easter stocks out today - right next to the (discounted?) Christmas cards.

By adamg - 12/18/19 - 7:33 pm
Sign that reads: NOT playing Xmas music

ThatIsOzone says she appreciates Susana, the women's boutique on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, for this sign.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 2:36 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposal to stick a newfangled digital billboard atop a Lincoln Street business next to the Massachusetts Turnpike after hearing from elected officials and neighborhood groups that 60-foot-high structure would become a blight in an up-and-coming area, even if its LEDs would be designed to only beam into the eyes of drivers on the highway. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/19 - 10:18 pm
27 Walnut St. in Hyde Park

Not much to look at, but the focus of two court decisions now.

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today rejected a woman's attempts to force the city of Boston to let her drive trucks over a tiny, unpaved bit of land to a former fabrication shop on Walnut Street in Hyde Park, because the deed that allegedly gave her real-estate trust ownership of the property was a fake. Read more.

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.

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