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Labor Department had been negotiating overtime issues with Somerville restaurant; lawsuit came out of left field and is full of lies, especially the part about killing a cook's family, lawyer says
A lawyer for Sound Bites owner Yasser Mirza today denied allegations his client has threatened workers over a Department of Labor overtime investigation, at a hearing at which a federal judge told department lawyers they need to file affidavits or have workers testify on pain of perjury about what's been going on at the Ball Square restaurant best known as a breakfast nook. Read more.
Feds charge owner of Somerville breakfast place threatened to have employee's family killed in overtime dispute, cajoled other workers to lie to investigators
Update: Owner denies threatening anybody.
The US Department of Labor yesterday sued Sound Bites Cafe and its owner, Yasser Mirza, on charges he reacted to an employee seeking back overtime pay by threatening to have something bad happen to his family unless he called off federal investigators looking into the issue. Read more.
Brad Kelly captured the scene inside True Grounds Cafe in Ball Square, Somerville.
The Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership has posted this video along with other photos and renderings of the proposed stops along the fabled Green Line extension.
Tomorrow, December 20th, Eat at Jumbos will donate 10% of all sales to Somerville Local First! This is a great opportunity for everyone to support a local business and a great organization at the same time!
Eat at Jumbos is located at 688 Broadway in Ball Square and offers a variety of foods including vegan options. Check out their website at WWW.EatAtJumbos.Com for online/phone ordering information and their menu.
Thank you to anyone who participates in this or who has donated to Somerville Local First in the past…you rock!
Doug Holder interviews Daniel Kimmel, the one-time Brookline movie critic who now lives in Ball Square.
Bad news for fans of the Ball Square White Hen Pantry.
Ball Square Cafe. A patron pouring cream. An unfortunate word from the owner. Then it escalates.
Two Ball Square breakfast joints have been slinging the hash at each other for the past six months. Cops have been called, the mayor has gotten involved:
... But last week an olive branch was extended when Ball Square Cafe owner Mike Moccia sent a written apology to his past foe, Sound Bites owner Yasser Mirza. He also sent the letter to [Mayor] Curtatone. ...
Mirza, however, refuses to table the dispute; won't serve up a return apology.
Are you starting to get the shakes craving a bit of Uno? Desire to display your obtuse vernacular in a bout of scrabble? Come on down to Exploit Boston's game night at True Grounds in Somerville's Ball Square! Haven't been to Ball Square yet? It's only a ten minute walk down College Ave from Davis Square.
What: Monthly Game Night