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By adamg - 3/2/22 - 3:40 pm

Reuters reports Amazon is abandoning its foray into bricks-and-mortar books and is shutting all of its physical locations where it sold books, including at Legacy Place.

By adamg - 11/18/21 - 2:54 pm
CCMI Web site features a cashmere goat

Boston-based trade group to Amazon: Who are you trying to kid?

A Back Bay organization that represents companies around the world that make cashmere clothing makers around the world today sued Amazon and a New Jersey company it charges are selling acrylic scarves as "100% cashmere." Read more.

By adamg - 11/11/21 - 9:49 pm

Cambridge Day reports on the errant bin and one resident's futile efforts to get the world's largest logistics company to retrive the stuff and deliver it to the right building.

By adamg - 3/2/21 - 10:13 am

Two Massachusetts residents say Amazon's Alexa devices are "recording every conversation she has with users" but without the consent required under the state law on recording conversations, so they've sued. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/20 - 1:23 pm

An attorney for Amazon told the Zoning Board of Appeal this week it's withdrawing its plans for a new "last mile" distribution center along a strip of Dorchester Avenue in South Boston where the city had been hoping developers would build large amounts of housing. Read more.

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By adamg - 9/11/20 - 1:57 pm

The BPDA board is urging the Zoning Board of Appeal to reject a proposed Amazon "last mile" distribution center off Dorchester Avenue in South Boston because it doesn't fit with a city vision of a Dorchester Avenue as a walkable district of largely residential buildings to replace the current stretch of low-rise commercial and industrial buildings between Broadway and Andrew Square. Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/19 - 1:49 pm

Hundreds of jobs on the way, as Amazon turns the former Necco plant into a distribution center, Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo announced today: Read more.

By adamg - 9/5/19 - 8:51 pm
Blowing the shofar against ICE

Blowing a shofar against ICE at 101 Main St., Kendall Square. Photo by Ron Newman.

Jewish protesters and their allies marched across the Longfellow Bridge during the evening rush hour for a protest against companies that sell technology to ICE, including Amazon, whose Kendall Square lobby at 101 Main St. was briefly occupied before police arrested 13 of the Never Again Action demonstrators. Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/18 - 11:56 am
Proposed Amazon building in Seaport Square

Angular rendering by Gensler (hard to see, but, yes, requisite flock of birds are in both images).

The developers of the Seaport Square project released renderings of what Amazon's proposed 17-story building would look like at last night's meeting of the Boston Civic Design Commission. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/18 - 9:58 am

WBUR reports the BPDA yesterday approved two measures to reduce taxes on two potential buildings in the Seaport Square complex - a $5-million break on a 17-story tower that would be filled mostly with Amazon offices and a second $5-million tax reduction on a second building next door that might be built for Amazon. Read more.

By adamg - 1/18/18 - 9:45 am

Amazon has released a list of the 20 cities it expects to compete to see who can throw the most money its way to get that second Amazon headquarters.

You may recall the Suffolk Downs proposal, although city and state officials have pitched alternate sites as well.

By adamg - 12/5/17 - 5:22 pm

The Globe reports HYM, which is co-owned by a guy who used to run the BRA, has asked the Baker administration to let it begin construction on two buildings in its proposed mega-development tout suite, which means without requiring it to do any of those annoying environmental reviews normally required of large projects along waterways, in this case Chelsea Creek, as a way to signal to Amazon that Boston is willing to do whatever it takes to bring it here short of, perhaps, human sacrifice. And if Amazon doesn't pick Suffolk Downs? Well, que sera sera.

By adamg - 10/20/17 - 5:08 pm

It's not all a bed of roses, a Seattleite warns us. Like, what happens when all those new techies decide to have kids, only there's a sudden shortage of apartments and condos with three bedrooms? Or when the diverse local community Amazon claims it wants discovers that Amazon's non-warehouse workforce is as white as any other tech company's?

By adamg - 10/19/17 - 9:47 am
Amazon Downs

WBUR reports Mayor Walsh tomorrow will detail his proposal to love up Amazon, with four possible sites in mind, but, really, he wants the Bezosphere to set up shop at Suffolk Downs.

By adamg - 10/18/17 - 9:17 am

The Telegram reports Worcester officials have proposed more than $500 million in tax breaks to entice Amazon to move to there, as well as a 20-year holiday from personal-property taxes. The city would also throw $1 million at Amazon to train workers.

By adamg - 9/16/17 - 11:47 am

The Globe reports. Why not throw Wonderland in, too, while they're at it?

By adamg - 7/11/17 - 1:05 pm

Associated Press reports the company is leasing space in a Fort Point building.

By adamg - 9/22/16 - 9:51 pm

Residents living near an Amazon warehouse on the Dedham/Readville line tonigh recited a litany of complaints that go back months: Van drivers who drive like maniacs, hog local gas stations in the morning and flip off other motorists. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/16 - 9:23 am

Amazon has agreed to send representatives to a Manor Neighborhood Association meeting on Thursday to talk about the distribution center it now runs on Sprague Street on the Dedham/Readville line. Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/13 - 9:42 am

That's when the online retailer starts collecting the Mass. sales tax on purchases made by Bay Staters.

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