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By adamg - 8/3/20 - 11:20 am

Both literally and figuratively, writes Daniel Lanigan of Lord Hobo in Cambridge. Lanergan says all those outdoor patios aren't going to mean much once the temperatures go down. And in his case, he doesn't have a patio and he's used up his PPP loan paying creditors, and now his workers aren't getting that $600 weekly pandemic unemployment money anymore. Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 5:24 pm

Update: Suspect arrested.

Urban Cycles reports a guy disgruntled that workers at the Atlantic Avenue shop wouldn't let him just take a bike came back and threw three pavers through its large front windows: Read more.

By adamg - 7/29/20 - 12:00 pm

Hampshire House Corp., which owns both the original and Faneuil Hall Cheers bars and the 75 on Liberty waterfront bar, this week sued three insurance companies to recoup the losses its incurred since the city and state shut down bars in March due to Covid-19 reasons. Read more.

By adamg - 7/28/20 - 11:17 am

The offending beers and a bottle of Jameson on the counter.

Tom English learns Thursday whether the four months he's had to go without a license for his eponymous Cottage on Emerson Street is punishment enough for the way two licensing detectives found him, a contractor and a third person inside with beers on March 21, after the city had already told local bars and restaurants to shut. Read more.

By adamg - 7/27/20 - 12:25 pm

David Ertishek reports Kids Fun Stop in West Roxbury is shutting down for good due to Covid-19 - and will be selling off its stuff starting Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/24/20 - 2:08 pm

A federal judge today dismissed lawsuits by health clubs against Gov. Baker's decision to shut them because of Covid-19, partly because the governor has since lifted the ban, partly because the governor acted responsibly to close the clubs as potential health risks in the middle of a deadly pandemic. Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/20 - 2:53 pm

Above the Law reports Boston-based Ropes & Gray recently told associates to remove TikTok from their phones - even their personal phones, if they use those to connect to the firm's e-mail and case systems. Seems the firm is concerned that the app could phone home with at least some of the contents of the phones - including potentially sensitive client information.

By adamg - 7/23/20 - 11:12 am

Mayor Walsh announced today that Boston has won state approval for its Community Choice Electricity program, under which the city will pay for electricity from renewable-power and lower-carbon generators for re-sale to city residents and businesses, helping curb the city's overall carbon emissions and possibly save consumers some money. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/20 - 10:15 am

Legal Sea Foods and an insurance company that sold it an "all risks" insurance policy on March 1 are now battling in court over whether the insurer has to pay the restaurant chain millions to cover losses from shutting its 34 restaurants due to Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/20 - 9:20 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports the opening of Boston's second pot shop, Berkshire Roots, on Meridian Street.

By onelith - 7/21/20 - 4:16 pm
no mask no in

Most stores in Southie have a mask policy on the front door of their establishment but my local liquor store has a unique one. No mask no in.

By adamg - 7/20/20 - 11:17 am

Workers at the Whole Foods stores on River Street and Alewife Parkway - including one who says she was fired from the River Street store on Friday - have filed what they hope will be a class-action discrimination suit against the chain over the issue of being sent home if they show up for work with masks reading "Black Lives Matter." Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/20 - 1:12 pm
Sozio emptied out

Justin Mc was startled to see the Sozio store at Neponset Circle in Dorchester completely empty today.

By adamg - 7/17/20 - 3:56 pm

Boston is asking transportation companies to show how they might set up a network of battery-powered cargo bikes to replace carbon-belching vans for "last mile" package and grocery delivery to Boston residents and businesses. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/20 - 11:28 am

Somerville announced today there'll be no health-club or theater openings there until at least Aug. 3, due to what Mayor Joe Curtatone says is a "modest" rise in new Covid-19 case in the Boston area and because of problems with the state's contact-tracing system, which is supposed to help tamp down new cases by getting contacts of people who test positive to stay at home. Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/20 - 1:50 pm

The Dorchester Reporter alerts us that Boston Bowl on Morrissey Boulevard is once again open for kegling, now that Boston is in Phase 3 of Covid-19 re-opening, but says it's now only open until midnight and weeknights and 1 a.m. on weekend nights. Also, every other lane is shut and the billiards and arcade rooms remain closed.

By adamg - 7/14/20 - 8:06 pm

Sam Adams announced today that it's closed its tap room next to Faneuil Hall to on-site patrons over Covid-19 concerns caused by having too many patrons from places where the virus is out of control. Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/20 - 4:22 pm

Mayor Walsh announced today that Boston stores will continue to be allowed to use plastic bags until Sept. 30. Read more.

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