Business

By - 7/28/17 - 8:50 am
Binney Street blocked off

Police have evacuated Binney Street between 2nd and 3rd streets due to a gas leak at 100 Binney St. Cambridge Police report: Read more.

By - 7/27/17 - 1:20 pm

I just discovered today that Roche Bros. in Westie will no longer accept plastic bags for recycling. Is there anyplace else? Online searching brought up Targets and and a place on River Street in Hyde Park as the 'closest' options.

By - 7/26/17 - 11:04 pm

A federal appeals court today tossed a lawsuit by a woman who claimed Nordstrom Rack owed her lots of money because of what she said was a bogus "compare at" price on the $49.97 sweater she bought at its Boylston Street store in 2014. Read more.

By - 7/26/17 - 11:15 am

The state has sued a Wakefield company it says improperly removed boilers at a Newbury Street building without taking proper measures to keep asbestos insulation from escaping from the site. Read more.

By - 7/26/17 - 10:46 am

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans to turn a long vacant storefront at 441 Stuart St., at the corner of Dartmouth Street, into a liquor store.

Back Bay Wine and Spirits will also sell high-end groceries out of the 1,000-square-foot space, its attorney, Kristen Scanlon, told the board.

By - 7/26/17 - 12:07 am
Naked dummies in Watertown

And you know the rejectiest of the rejects, in the back there, really wants to take care of some business. Kevin C reports:

This is not your father's Arsenal Mall.

By - 7/23/17 - 2:17 pm

Matthew Bushery gives us a quick overview of Open Newbury Street today.

By - 7/23/17 - 1:17 pm
New Roche Bros.

You can't beat their meat. Rendering from Roche Bros.

Roche Bros. has begun a redo of its Centre Street store to make it more like its trendier Downtown Crossing store - with more prepared-food and seafood options and a floral area right off the main entrance, rather than a few rows in.

Already, the bottle and can return has been temporarily moved outside and the bakery, flowers and customer service moved to temporary areas to make way for the renovations: Read more.

By - 7/20/17 - 2:29 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reviews the decision of a North Washington Street restaurant-supply company to sell its building to a developer and head for the suburbs.

By - 7/19/17 - 11:00 pm

Adam Korngold, the owner of the Waves Car Wash on VFW Parkway, lost a battle tonight when the Boston Conservation Commission declined to order a would-be competitor across the road to return nearly half his available land to its natural state, a move that effectively would have blocked construction there. Read more.

By - 7/19/17 - 8:02 am

WBUR interviews people who think a lot about health care, including the CEO of Boston Medical Center, on what happens now that Republicans who campaigned against Obamacare for seven years couldn't repeal it even after taking control of the federal government.

By - 7/18/17 - 1:22 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports young fashionistas flocking to Downtown Crossing now have one fewer place to go as they jump over the water still cascading down Winter Street.

By - 7/16/17 - 9:26 am
No Filene's shirts in Boston

Cybah was browsing the Macy's online store, came across this item and wonders what's up with that.

By - 7/15/17 - 12:23 pm

Max Bazerman, a Harvard Business School professor whose areas of interest include business ethics and decision making, is suing American Airlines for refusing to honor a commitment to let certain frequent flyers check up to three bags at no charge. Read more.

By - 7/14/17 - 11:03 am

The Boston Conservation Commission next week considers a Brockton car-wash magnate's plans to expand his empire with a new outlet in West Roxbury - where a small McDonald's used to be on VFW Parkway, kitty-corner from the Waves car wash. Read more.

By - 7/14/17 - 9:44 am

The Globe reports three high-school students from Jamaica Plain have discovered that the owners of the Boston Garden were legally supposed to be holding three charity events a year to help fund the city's recreational facilities as a condition of its construction, - only they somehow forgot and haven't held a single one.

Maybe next the kids, spurred by JP resident Michael Reiskind's memory, can look for the fabled lost document requiring a public observation deck at the top of the Hancock Building - and James Michael Curley's desk.

By - 7/13/17 - 10:04 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a deal with the owner of Icon and Venu on Warrenton Street to shut Icon for nearly a month and Venu for two weeks, partly as punishment for a string of incidents with pre-21 drinkers over the past year, partly to retrain and recertify their staff in how to recognize and bar underage would-be drinkers and how to better disperse crowds at closing time. Read more.

By - 6/29/17 - 10:57 am
Foam on Dorchester Avenue from Treadmark fire

Foam coated Dot. Ave - and helped dampen stubborn fire. Photo by BFD.

BFD Commissioner Joseph Finn said this morning that a key part of the investigation into the multi-alarm fire that heavily damaged a residential building nearing completion is whether the sprinkler system failed or wasn't turned on. Read more.

By - 6/28/17 - 10:13 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Marco Polo deli at 274 Summer St., has closed after a quarter century in business.

By - 6/26/17 - 6:24 pm

The mayor's office today announced that Newbury Street will turn pedestrian-only on July 23rd, Aug. 13th, and Sept. 10th.

Between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on those days, the street between Arlington Street and Mass. Ave. will be available for pedestrians to stroll down.

Canal Street will have a similar day on July 8.