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By adamg - 9/29/22 - 2:27 pm

The owners of the Hood Park complex off Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown yesterday filed a $75-million suit against the company that makes those brightly colored little luggage robots you can see roaming around Sullivan Square in a dispute over the lease for space the company was supposed to move into on July 1. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/22 - 12:53 pm

The Boston Licensing Board ordered Billares Colombia, 28 Bennington St., in East Boston, shut on Saturday because of repeated complaints from nearby residents about noise and crowds. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/22 - 9:31 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved a proposed marijuana shop at 4 Neptune Rd. in East Boston - but without what appeared to be a takeout window shown on the submitted plans. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/22 - 9:56 pm

Solera on Birch Street in Roslindale Square announced today it's closing forever on Sept. 30. The news comes just a few days after Birch Street Bistro also announced it's closing.

By adamg - 9/20/22 - 1:46 pm
Ice Box in its heyday

The Ice Box in its heyday, when you could buy both ice and bottled water.

An auction in November could mean a new owner for the shuttered Ice Box, 3890 Washington St., where generations of Bostonians went when they needed a lot of ice. Read more.

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By adamg - 9/19/22 - 9:25 pm

A federal judge ruled today that a law originally originally designed to protect people's VHS viewing habits might also apply to people looking at online videos and so tossed the Boston Globe's request he simply dismiss a California man's lawsuit over trackers on bostonglobe.com he claims were sending his video viewing habits to Facebook. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/22 - 11:42 am

A Fenway landlord that wouldn't return the security deposit to two tenants who moved out in August, 2020 has to pay them that deposit times three, the costs of their attorney to get that check and now the extra legal fees they racked up when the landlord appealed a court's decision to grant the tenants their treble damages, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/22 - 11:21 am

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered Billares Colombia, 28 Bennington St. to go without its liquor license for one day after police found it seriously overcrowded one June night and then found it exceeding its capacity just a week later. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/22 - 3:09 pm

A man who bought a pizza place called Big Daddy's on Western Avenue in Brighton in June is suing the brother of the man he bought it from for setting up a place called Big Daddy's Famous Pizza just 2 1/2 miles away on Chestnut Hill Avenue, saying the saucy move is costing him dough by confusing even some of his more loyal customers. Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/22 - 1:34 pm

Life Is Good, the Melcher Street purveyor of optimistic T-shirts, sweatshirts and hats, today sued a company that claims to have a patent on the way clothing companies sell their wares online, saying the company needs to stop badgering it about patented techniques Life is Good says it isn't using on its Web site. Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/22 - 11:04 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that rules it issued in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic to temporarily halt statutory time limits on court actions are of no help to a contractor that kept suing the wrong corporate entities for payment for work it did to build North Station movie theaters - because the suit it also filed was largely based on the "mechanic's lien" it filed in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds, which is not a court. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/22 - 10:47 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the license suspension and fine a state board levied against a Peabody contractor who deposited money meant for an attic refurbishing project into his separate house-flipping business, stopped paying contractors, abandoned the job, filed for bankruptcy and then sued the couple after a judge declared his debt to them "nondischargeable." Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/22 - 9:52 pm

The owners of the Simco's stands in Mattapan and Roslindale today acknowledged they paid 20 workers below even the federal minimum wage and refused to pay overtime, in a proposed settlement of a US Department of Labor complaint filed in US District Court in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/22 - 12:29 pm

The Bangor Daily News reports Maine's Supreme Judicial Court today ruled that a 2021 referendum to block power lines that would have connected hydropower generators in Quebec to the Massachusetts power grid was unconstitutional. Read more.

By adamg - 8/28/22 - 11:22 am
Christmas stuff for sale

MrsRoyKent reports a local Paper Store already has Christmas stuff out.

By adamg - 8/27/22 - 10:06 pm

NBC Boston has video of the giant lock blowing off the Fortress building next to the Expressway during yesterday's storm.

By adamg - 8/26/22 - 10:05 am

Covid-19 vaccine maker Moderna, founded in Cambridge in 2010, this morning sued Pfizer, which has research facilities here, for patent infringement, alleging Pfizer and its German partner copied its patented mRNA technology to make their competing vaccine. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/22 - 10:18 am

One board overseeing the approval of marijuana shops in Boston is more than enough, according to the BPDA, which holds a hearing Monday on eliminating a requirement that all dispensaries seek approval of the Zoning Board of Appeal now that the city has a separate Cannabis Board. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/22 - 11:38 am

WFXT reports Wayfair is making the cuts due to declining sales. On its most recent quarterly sales call the company reported a loss for the second quarter of this year atop declines in both revenue and the number of "active" customers.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 12:04 pm

A military contractor and a landlord on a desolate industrial dead end sandwiched between the Expressway and the Red Line and commuter-rail tracks are suing the Zoning Board of Appeal for approving a dispensary on the street, arguing the shop will disrupt their deliveries and shipments and prove hazardous to anybody trying to walk there from the nearby JFK/UMass Red Line stop because the street has no sidewalks. Read more.

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