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By adamg - 6/6/20 - 1:05 pm
National Guardsmen march past Boston Marathon bombing memorial

In response to a tweet about how people should walk down Newbury Street to see how it was "decimated" by looters, Sonia Alves was not having it and replied with her husband's photo of ready-for-anything National Guardsmen marching past one of the Marathon-bombing memorials on Boylston Street on Tuesday: Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/20 - 10:25 pm

A peaceful vigil and protest march from Nubian Square to the State House organized by young black people turned heavily white and violent as night fell. As the protest dispersed from the Common, crowds began streaming towards Downtown Crossing, throwing bottles and then bricks at police officers and cruisers. Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/20 - 2:53 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Hyde Park man after he attacked the owner of a car he was trying to break into in an alley behind Newbury Street yesterday evening. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/20 - 10:47 am
Licensing Board meets on Zoom

The licensing board held its first Zoomed hearings last week.

The Boston Licensing Board last week approved plans for a bakery cafe in one of the new residential buildings on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain and a cafe and lemonade stand on Newbury Street. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 12:36 pm

A man who has already received $5.5 million for traumatic brain injuries suffered in a fight that started as an argument over a bar stool at Sonsie in 2008 could be eligible for even more money under the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Liberty Mutual tried to delay paying him anything after it had lost one of two court cases because it knew he was in financial duress at the time and figured it could get him to settle for less than he wanted. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/20 - 11:50 am

Boston Police report arresting Gary Dumas II, 25, on charges he tried to slice open somebody else with a box cutter during an argument around 6:45 p.m. on Sunday at Massachusetts Avenue and Newbury Street.

Arriving officers found Dumas and two other men, one of with a freshly opened cut on the back of his neck:

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 9:50 pm
Empty Newbury Street

Hank Layfield reports from Newbury Street tonight:

I never realized how wide this street actually is, never having seen it empty.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 1:41 pm
Architect's rendering

Architect's rendering.

A Chicago real-estate investment firm goes before the Back Bay Architectural Commission next week seeking approval of its plans to replace the parking lot at Newbury and Dartmouth streets - the one that used to have that mural overlooking it - with a five-story retail and office building. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 9:17 am

The Boston Sun reports the latest on the saga of the Newbury Street dispensary that never opened, but still wants to, only now with an expanded market. Read more.

By adamg - 12/25/19 - 1:16 pm
Fire on Newbury Street in the Back Bay

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 128 Newbury St., between Clarendon and Dartmouth streets at 9:50 a.m. for what turned into a 3-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/19 - 4:07 pm
Forever 21 won't actually be around forever

Scott shows us the harsh lesson being taught today on Newbury Street at Mass. Ave.

By adamg - 11/23/19 - 11:03 am

Live Boston has the details on an overnight crash at Newbury Street and Charlesgate East.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 9:55 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a one-year extension for a company that wants to open a medical-marijuana dispensary at 331A-333 Newbury St., so that it can finalize a formal "host agreement" with the mayor's office and win state approval. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/19 - 10:20 am

Sure, you thought we'd passed Peak Cupcake long ago, but Boston Restaurant Talk reports a place called Little Miss Cupcape (it's based in Hyannis) is opening at 250 Newbury St. Can a froyo revival be far behind?

By adamg - 10/25/19 - 8:56 am

Back Bay Hardware, 221 Newbury St., is closing forever on Oct. 31, after 76 years in business. Lex Stevens, who has owned the store the last 25 years, tries to explain the closing: Read more.

By adamg - 10/24/19 - 1:11 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the impending demise of Papa Razzi, 159 Newbury St.

By adamg - 7/5/19 - 10:32 am

WBZ reports a Chicago company has laid out $40 million for the parking lot on Newbury Street at Dartmouth Street that once had an amazing mural as a neighbor. No word on the new owner's plans, but WBZ notes the company specializes in retail development - and one might assume a company doesn't just sign over $40 million to keep parking cars.

By adamg - 3/27/19 - 10:22 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved a proposal by Lululemon to include a cafe inside the new two-story store it's outfitting at 210-214 Newbury St., after hearing that the idea is to make life easier on people who don't have long enough lunch breaks to shop for athleisurewear and then go somewhere else for something to eat. Once the store moves from its current location down the street, Lululemonistas will be able to pick up both athletic wear and some prepared food to take back to the office.

By adamg - 3/26/19 - 1:40 pm

A man didn't like being told he couldn't vape inside Stephanie's on Newbury Street, so after threatening the manager who asked him to stop, he pushed the manager into a high-top table, then aimed three three punches at him, landing at least one on the manager's temple. Read more.

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