The City Council agreed today to take a look at how to make Newbury Street safe for pedestrians - especially those in wheelchairs or pushing strollers - on sidewalks increasingly cluttered with signboards advertising local shops. Read more.
The Boston Guardian reports that Posman Books, which currently has stores in New York and Atlanta, will open a store at 129 Newbury Street in June.
The Boston Licensing Board today granted permission to restaurateur Robert Weintraub and chef Michael Serpa to open a Parisian-style bistro, called Grand Tour, at 314 Newbury St., at Hereford St. Read more.
A developer's proposal to bridge the turnpike along the more barren side of Mass. Ave. between Newbury and Boylston streets could mean several dramatic changes to the block beyond just towers covering what is now an open-air highway. Read more.
Ed. note: Address corrected.
The Board of Appeals this week approved a proposed Newbury Street sandwich shop in which customers grab a bag, write their sandwich options and their name on it, then hand that off to a counter person for sandwich assembly. Read more.
Matt Wunderlich takes in a Newbury Street open just to pedestrians today, wonders: Read more.
The mayor's office reports Newbury Street will shut to motor vehicles between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on July 8, Aug. 12 and Sept. 9, as part of the third annual summer "Open Newbury Street." Read more.
David Schachner looked out his office window, on the fifth floor of 359 Newbury St., shortly after 1 p.m. and came face to face with a turkey.
He reports that the turkey has since
hit the ground like a sack of wet cement flown away.
Laura Manning strolled down Newbury Street Tuesday afternoon.
Trident Booksellers and Cafe reports a small fire on its second floor around midnight has shut it indefinitely. Trident reports that while the fire itself did little damage, the water used to put it out caused significant damage.
The bookstore reports, however, it is continuing to sell books online as it works to get back in business on Newbury Street.
A landlord's effort to win city approval for a restaurant at his Newbury Street building before he even knows who would rent the space fell as flat as a souffle behind an oven door that's just been slammed. Read more.
Video of Oliver Curme's hate-filled diatribe against Army vets with PTSD, people in wheelchairs, people with MS and "cadaverous" breast-cancer patients in "ridiculous turbans" he said would use a proposed medical-marijuana dispensary on Newbury Street came three months after he wrote the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay to support the proposed dispensary. Read more.
UPDATE: Guy actually supports the thing.
The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a medical-marijuana dispensary at 331A-333 Newbury St., after the proposed operator agreed to not seek permission to sell recreational pot, to obtain at least 10 spaces in a nearby garage for customers and to pay for police details to go after pot smokers on the Commonwealth Avenue mall. Read more.
Police have closed Newbury Street between Exeter and Fairfield streets to deal with somebody who has barricaded himself in an apartment.
UPDATE, 9:30 p.m. The person at 217 Newbury St. has been secured in custody and is being taking to a local hospital for observation.
Dasha was among the people who watched Boston firefighters and an animal-control officer rescue a small dog from a BMW parked on Newbury Street. She also captured the owner's reaction when he found his rear window popped out and the dog no longer there.
WCVB has video.
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