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By adamg - 11/6/23 - 10:05 pm
Nike says this is all patented

Nike says this is an example of its patented sneaker techniques.

Nike today formally charged Brighton+based New Balance with infringing on several of its patents for producing pretty much everything in a sneaker above the sole and tread. Read more.

By adamg - 9/7/23 - 9:46 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports that New Balance CEO and 2016 Trump backer Jim Davis, who pumped $1 million into a PAC that failed to keep Michelle Wu from getting elected mayor this week donated $150,000 to a super PAC that is trying to un-elect two of the City Council's progressive members: Kendra Lara in District 6 and Ricardo Arroyo in District 5. The group's ads in the Herald also support John FitzGerald, Frank Baker's choice, in District 3.

By adamg - 4/30/23 - 9:30 pm

New Balance's development wing says it will soon file plans to replace a one-story commercial building at 131 North Beacon St., at Hichborn Street, in Brighton with a six-story, 78-unit condo building. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/21 - 1:03 pm
Proposed Guest Street hotel

Rendering by Group One.

New Balance has filed formal plans for a 175-room hotel at its Boston Landing development along Guest Street in Brighton. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/19 - 9:42 am
Battle of the sneaker Ns

From the New Balance complaint.

New Balance of Brighton charges Nautica of New York with trying to ride its shoelaces to extra sales by copying its sneaker design and using a big capital N to brand its wares, just like New Balance. Read more.

By adamg - 1/23/17 - 12:57 pm

The backers of a restaurant proposed for New Balance's Brighton Landing project go before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to buy the liquor license of the failed-before-it-even-opened Painted Burro on Temple Place downtown. Read more.

By anon - 1/25/16 - 11:32 pm

In recent months, 427 units of housing have been proposed in a small Brighton neighborhood:

New Balance has proposed 295 units at 125 Guest St. as part of its massive Boston Landing development. The 17-story building abuts the New Balance athletic facility where the Bruins will practice and New Balance's flagship, ship-like building lines the Massachusetts Turnpike. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/15 - 5:25 pm
Architect's rendering of proposed Guest Street apartments

New Balance last week submitted detailed plans to the BRA for a 295-unit, 17-story apartment building at Guest and Arthur streets in Brighton - where B.L. Makepeace used to be - as part of its overall Brighton Landing project. Read more.

By adamg - 12/25/14 - 2:07 pm
Comparison of sneakers from New Balance and Converse

From the New Balance complaint.

Brighton-based New Balance is suing soon-to-be North End-based Converse over lawsuits Converse has filed against other sneaker companies.

By adamg - 11/30/14 - 12:50 pm
New Balance headquarters in Brighton

Phil photographed the new New Balance headquarters going up in Brighton recently.

Copyright Phil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 5/16/13 - 7:26 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the Department of Transportation's Finance Committee this week approved a plan under which New Balance will build a new Worcester Line station near its impending new Brighton complex. The stop will be called Boston Landing.

By adamg - 4/13/13 - 2:35 pm

Fountain will supply water even in the dog days of summer. Photo by DCR.Fountain will supply water even in the dog days of summer. Photo by DCR.

Officials from the state Department of Conservation and Recreation and New Balance gathered in Artesani Park on the shores of the Charles this morning to cut a ribbon and official open a new year-round, three-faucet bubbler that will let thirsty runners, walkers and animals rehydrate, both through individual sips and by refilling their water bottles:

DCR Commissioner Ed Lambert fills 'er up. Photo by DCR.DCR Commissioner Ed Lambert loves that clean water. Photo by DCR.

By adamg - 4/12/13 - 8:20 am

The state Department of Conservation and Recreation and New Balance are holding a formal unveiling on Saturday morning - for a water bubbler in Artesani Park off Soldiers Field Road in Brighton:

By adamg - 6/7/12 - 10:17 am

New Balance will pay to build and maintain a Worcester Line stop off Everett Street as part of a deal with the state Department of Transportation.

New Balance is planning a $500-million development off Guest Street that will include offices, a hotel, a sports complex and stores.

The stop will be called New Brighton Landing. A construction date has yet to be set. Brighton and Allston both once had train stops, both lost service decades ago.

By adamg - 3/21/12 - 5:39 pm

The Boston Business Journal details the company's filing with the BRA for its $235-million project.

By adamg - 3/16/11 - 6:45 am

The Herald reports the owner of land in Brighton where Lowes kept getting denied permission for a big-box store has sold the land to New Balance's chairman, who wants the land for a large mixed-use development that could include a commuter-rail station (although New Balance has yet to say if it would pay for that).

By adamg - 6/22/10 - 10:21 pm

Harry Mattison posts a copy of the BRA's letter to Lowe's telling it its proposal for a new store on Guest Street in Brighton is "inadequate." This could pave the way for New Balance's $250-million mega-development or a lawsuit, or both.

By adamg - 2/25/10 - 8:03 am

Michael Pahre rounds up the latest news and conspiracy theories on the $250 million mixed-use proposal in Brighton, which centers on a parcel of land owned by another company that still hasn't completely given up on the idea of sticking a Lowe's there.

By adamg - 2/2/10 - 9:13 am

They don't own the land, but are hoping to mobilize the public to pressure the owner to sell, the Herald reports.

Project map.

Blogger breaks the news on the project.

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