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By adamg - 10/18/19 - 5:51 pm

Rollinheavy was in the poker room at the Encore casino late this afternoon when the heavens, well, the ceiling, opened up: Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/19 - 1:34 pm

WABC in New York reports that Barneys New York now plans to shut all of its stores as it sinks further into bankruptcy. 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 - 10/16/19 - 10:16 am

Two Chinese cousins who the feds say summered in the Boston area were arrested this week on charges they managed to screw with the prices of little traded stocks over several years in a scheme that netted them millions of dollars between 2012 and this past June. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/19 - 6:45 pm
Two clocks, two different times in West Roxbury

Centre Street in West Roxbury has long had two digital clocks on either side of Centre Street - and they have almost never told the same time. Currently, people on the south side of the street are taking life easy, what with the slow time indicated on the Rockland Trust clock, while people on the north side of the street clearly are living a faster-paced, no doubt more stressful life, based on the fast time on the Hennigan Insurance clock.

By adamg - 10/12/19 - 11:46 am

Kristin Johnson sighs about Doyle's in JP, a place that had been a Friday-night refuge for her and her family for more than ten years:

As our family tries to wrap our brains around what life will be like when Doyle’s is no longer a part of it, I struggle to teach my children lessons that will prepare them for the next time they lose something they love with all their heart. We talk about gratitude and living in the moment. Tonight, as we visit this hospice we once called home, I realize we’ll have to talk about death too.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 10:57 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week gave a wag of approval to plans by a pair of dog walkers and groomers to open a brick-and-mortar grooming and pet-supply store at 643A Tremont St., where a previous tenant learned the South End had a limited appetite for pressed smoothies. Read more.

By adamg - 10/9/19 - 10:51 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Purr Cat Cafe on Chestnut Hill Avenue is no longer "temporarily" closed - its landlord has posted a note in the window that the place has permanently ceased to be.

By adamg - 10/3/19 - 9:54 am
Box of cereal

For the second time in two months, a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by two Boston-area women who claimed they were not just put out but deserving of damages because honey is not the main sweetener in Honey Bunches of Oats cereal. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 12:14 pm

This time it's Courtside in East Cambridge, Boston Restaurant Talk reports. Christine Varriale sighs:

Now I just found out that Courtside closed and this past weekend was their last weekend of karaoke!!! Why even live in Boston anymore!!!

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 12:02 pm
Birch Street rendering

Renderng of what Birch Street could look like, from the mayor's office.

The mayor's office announced today that Birch Street, a tiny, narrow street that lets motorists circle from Belgrade Avenue back to Belgrade Avenue, will be shut permanently by next summer to create a pedestrian plaza. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/19 - 10:43 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports the Zoning Board of Appeal gave a variance to the owners of a proposed pot shop at 71 Maverick Square, less than a half mile from another pot shop the board approved in March. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/19 - 2:47 pm

Bryan Greenhagen, founder of Mystic Brewery, announced today the brewery will be winding down over the next few weeks:

During this time we will be celebrating what our brewery has accomplished by releasing some final batches, special beers, and selling off our beer archive as well as selling off all of our barrels to the public.

By adamg - 9/25/19 - 10:17 am
Dust from sand and gravel

From the state complaint.

The Massachusetts Attorney General's office yesterday sued Boston Sand & Gravel over what it says is excessive sand and dust flowing into a small creek and into the air from the company's five-acre facility in Charlestown. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/19 - 9:15 am

The owners of the Verb Hotel in the Fenway, which uses old Phoenix covers to help create an homage to the Boston music scene, is suing Hard Rock Cafe to block it from opening a chain of music-themed hotels called Reverb. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/19 - 12:35 pm

A social club for millennials called Hall at 44 Gloucester St. is selling its space to another social club for millennials called Forum, which says it will transform the space into a daytime coworking spot where people can then mingle into the evening after work without ever leaving the office. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/19 - 10:09 pm
Purr Cat Cafe in Brighton temporarily closed, sign says

Boston's first and only cat cafe, Purr Cat Cafe on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton, is temporarily closed, according to a sign in the front door (photographed today by Marianna Foos) and the business's Web site.

The cafe, in which people can sit and pet or play with shelter cats, opened, after some controversy, in 2017.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 5:09 pm

The State House News Service reports the governor wants to sell the Hynes off for redevelopment and use the money to expand the South Boston convention center.

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 - 9/16/19 - 8:35 am

Cambridge Day reports Out of Town News will close by Oct. 31. The writing's been on the wall for awhile now; the city wants to turn the former entrance to the Harvard Square subway stop into a visitor center.

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