Two developers yesterday formally asked the BPDA to let them fill one of the last remaining empty lots in the Boston Landing complex along Guest Street with a nine-story life-sciences R&D building. Read more.
Bicycle Retailer and Industry News reports a federal bankruptcy judge in Boston has appointed a trustee to oversee the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of CrimsonBikes on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge as it seeks to deal with three creditors - an e-commerce provider, a Boston-based non-profit developer and a customer who pre-paid for a bike he says he never got. Read more.
Airbnb usage across Boston in 2018, from the study.
Two researchers at Northeastern University compared Airbnb data and crime stats for Boston neighborhoods and found that an increase in Airbnb units is followed a year or so later by an increase in violent crime. Read more.
ScrubaDub has filed plans with the Boston Conservation Commission to use a lot it recently bought next to its existing car wash on American Legion Highway to expand with new queuing lanes, automated payment systems and more vacuums. Read more.
A federal appeals court today gave the Conservation Law Foundation permission to proceed with its suit against ExxonMobil over alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at a petroleum facility in Everett off a small tributary of the Mystic River - including an alleged failure to study the potential impact of increased flooding caused by climate change on the riverside plant. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a food-serving license to a group that plans to open a grocery with a 24-seat cafe and community room at 2565 Washington St., a one-time MBTA bus yard now being transformed into a residential area. Read more.
The Crimson reports that Cambridge's two larger institutions of higher education are selling their edX portal to some for-profit concern and that they'll use the money to build a new non-profit aimed at improving the online educational experience, in particular for "under-resourced and historically disadvantaged populations."
'Quin House owner Sandy Edgerley and manager Matthias Kiehm.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the 'Quin House, a $25-million update of the decaying Algonquin Club at 217 Commonwealth Ave., double its licensed capacity as it nears completion of renovations that include a gym, new restaurants bars and lounges and private guest quarters, all of which, unlike the original 19th century club, will not be limited to Brahmins, but to anybody exciting enough to merit an invitation to join - with enough cash on hand for a membership. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Gopuff, a service that offers app-based delivery of convenience-store stuff from a warehouse on Dorchester Avenue in South Boston, buy the South Bay Stop & Shop's liquor license so it can start offering six packs and hardier drinks to its customers in South Boston and nearby parts of Dorchester. Read more.
How do you unload a crane larger than the cranes you have?
A Chinese ship docked at the Conley Terminal in South Boston this morning carrying three big cranes that will let larger cargo ships dock at the terminal in South Boston once they're installed and operating later this year. Andrew Morrison captured the ship from the new Homewood Suites on Summer Street. Read more.
Women from Boston and Peabody say they never would have bought Thinx period underwear - or would have paid far less for it - if they had known it contained silver nano-particles and a possibly harmful class of chemicals known as PFAS, rather than being the 100% organic, safe alternative to tampons the company advertised it as. Read more.
In a public notice about its impending merger with the parent company of the East Boston Savings Bank, Rockland Trust says it will close current East Boston branches in Allston, Brighton (two branches), Chinatown, Dorchester, Mission Hill, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Brookline and Cambridge (two branches), among others. Read more.
Hard to miss the JP Licks on Centre Street, thanks to the giant cow's head.
The owner of the onetime firehouse at 661 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain this week sued her ex-husband, who runs the J.P. Licks ice-cream chain based there, for some $113,000 in back rent from last year. Read more.