It looks like Google Places made a couple minor changes today to their dashboard interface. Besides a slight design change incorporating good use of background contrast, the big modifications were:
1) Showing some statistics right in the dashboard
2) An alert bar and status messages for individual business listings
Subtle but decent improvements nonetheless. Google also updated their help document to reflect these changes. As I mentioned when the new dashboard first came out, I still wish they would integrate your Google Places pre-click data with your Google Analytics account (similar to AdWords and AdSense). Fingers crossed.