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By adamg - 5/10/22 - 10:47 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to turn half of the old dentist's office at 389 Neponset Ave., near Minot Street, into an ice-cream shop called Lazy Bear. Read more.

By adamg - 1/2/22 - 11:51 am
Sign at West Roxbury JP Licks: Don't harass employees over mask mandates

The JP Licks on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury had a new sign on the counter this morning.

By adamg - 11/20/21 - 11:10 am

Earlier today I'd linked to a Patch article about moms (plural) in Dedham getting outraged about the way a local ice-cream shop was giving ice-cream cones to kids who'd gotten vaccinated against Covid-19. Turns out it was one anti-vaxxer woman. So you should still go to Ron's if you need an ice-cream cone, and if you like the idea of helping encourage kids to get shots, you should still donate to Cones Against Covid but not because Dedham is full of pro-Covid moms.

By adamg - 11/10/21 - 10:07 am

In less than 24 hours, with just a couple of posts in the Hyde Park neighborhood Facebook group, Marc Lavine to pay for a free ice-cream cone with a topping for any kid under 12 who shows up at Ron's Gourmet Ice Cream and 20th Century Bowling Bowling on Hyde Park Avenue with proof of vaccination. Read more.

By adamg - 3/31/21 - 11:56 pm
Ice-cream truck at Millennium Park

An ice-cream truck pulled into the upper parking lot at Millennium Park in West Roxbury today. The driver sold a few cones from his truck, still bereft of any stickers, then drove off.

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By adamg - 3/10/21 - 1:08 pm

Ron, of the eponymous ice-cream place on Hyde Park Avenue with the attached candlepin alley, answers the question of which came first.

By adamg - 1/30/21 - 11:41 am
Where the beans?

A Pittsfield woman who claims she was shocked to learn that Breyers Delights Vanilla Bean Low Fat Ice Cream is not, in fact, made with vanilla beans, is now seeking more than $5 million in damages for herself and all other Massachusetts residents who should be similarly outraged at the alleged deception. Read more.

By adamg - 12/15/20 - 10:15 pm

Sarah Gottlieb asks:

What Somerville/Boston area local creamery makes the best peppermint stick ice cream? It’s urgent

By adamg - 11/2/20 - 8:50 am

WBZ reports what's left of the once iconic New England ice-cream chain will be sold - even as it files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for the second time in nine years.

In addition to Dunkin' and Friendly's, Legal Sea Food is also in negotiations to get bought up.

By adamg - 7/5/20 - 3:51 pm

Herrell's, in the bucolic city of Northampton (started by Steve Herrell, yes, that Steve, and his wife) reports several incidents in which people got so, so mad when they were told to put on a mask or to take their cone to go - one even threw the cone at the server when told they couldn't eat it inside.

H/t Drew.

By adamg - 6/25/20 - 4:30 pm
Ice-cream truck on Boylston Street at the Public Garden.

Adam Castiglioni reports the original Boston Frosty ice-cream truck is back on Boylston and Arlington streets - and now taking credit cards.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 5:52 pm
Squirrel with a cup of JP Licks to go

Suzanne Hinton spotted a squirrel going nuts over a JP Licks cup at Flaherty Playground in Jamaica Plain today.

Earlier:
Toasted bagel, hold the shmear.

By adamg - 3/15/20 - 2:58 pm

Ron's on Hyde Park Avenue reports it's keeping its candlepin lanes open: Read more.

By adamg - 1/31/20 - 10:38 am

Nicholas Agri wonders where he can get some ice cream in a small plastic Sox helmet.

By adamg - 1/14/20 - 10:07 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal to turn a cell-phone store on Kneeland Street at Tyler Street into a take-out place selling matcha ice cream and boba tea. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 2:14 pm

Mike and Bill at Ron's

The left wall in the bowling alley at Ron's Gourmet Ice Cream and Bowling in Hyde Park has featured a large cartoon-like cutout of a guy bowling for several years now. Nancy Glazer Pearl, who does social media for Ron's, found the actual Mike, and his pal Bill, at the lanes the other day.

By adamg - 4/8/19 - 1:44 pm

WBZ reports Friendly's is shrinking even more, closing outlets in Waltham and Framingham as part of an overall retrenchment across the Northeast. The Norwood Friendly's will remain open, at least for now.

By adamg - 2/27/19 - 11:44 am

Gerly Adrien at Tipping Cow in Somerville reports Tipping Cow and a couple of partners will be replacing Monumental Cupcakes on South Street with Monumental Market, which will feature ice cream, nut-free baked goods and coffee.

By adamg - 4/19/18 - 12:33 pm

Gracie's in Union Square spoke for many this morning: Read more.

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