Chinatown

By - 12/9/16 - 10:02 pm
Hope sign on Emerson's Cutler Majestic Theatre

Jason stopped to admire this sign at the Cutler Majestic Theatre today.

By - 11/30/16 - 12:56 pm

Boston Police urge people who drive or take the bus through Chinatown to either allow way more time or just find another way to get out of the area during the evening rush hour due to street closings caused by this morning's flooding and manhole smoldering.

By - 11/30/16 - 9:39 am

Smoke and carbon monoxide from drenched manholes at Washington and Kneeland streets started filling some basement buildings around the intersection of Washington, Stuart and Kneeland streets around 9 a.m. Firefighters evacuated the HI Boston Hostel at 19 Stuart St. due to high carbon-monoxide readings.
Read more.

By - 11/30/16 - 7:45 am
Flooded Chinatown

Rob Colonna shows us what happens when a water main bursts in Chinatown, in this case where Kneeland and Stuart meet at Washington, around 5:30 a.m.

Katie Bell chronicled the early morning flooding caused by a 20-inch main cracking: Read more.

By - 11/24/16 - 8:54 pm

John Hanzl wonders what this thing is. It showed up earlier this week on Harrison Avenue in Chinatown.

By - 11/23/16 - 9:13 pm

Adam Cheung recalls growing up in Chinatown, where Thanksgiving was celebrated in part because it was the one day of the year restaurant workers tended to have off.

I think one time at Kwong Kow we had a potluck before Thanksgiving and my mother made Mash Potatoes. The Chinese kids devoured it so fast and all the leftovers were these intricate Chinese dishes. My mother thought that was kind of strange. But the thing is, When you eat home cooked Chinese food everyday and you grow up in America you start to crave the mainstream American food.

By - 11/18/16 - 7:51 pm

The owner of a small Beach Street bakery admitted today that he and his employees bought food-stamp credits at half price and then used the holders' EBT cards to purchase supplies at other Chinatown food stores. Read more.

By - 10/27/16 - 7:37 am

The T reports "moderate" delays inbound from Forest Hills due to a dead train at Tufts.

By - 10/22/16 - 8:16 am

Adam Cheung posts video of yesterday's opening of the Corner Cafe, a bakery that replaces the old Maxim Coffee House in the heart of Chinatown.

By - 10/19/16 - 3:04 pm

The Orange Line is shut due to something smoldering on the tracks between Downtown Crossing and Chinatown. The Chinatown station was evacuated due to the smoke.

By - 10/18/16 - 11:48 am

A doorman at Cure Lounge, 246 Tremont St., was stabbed in the back, head, shoulder and hand early on Aug. 25 by a man upset he'd been tossed out of the club for being too disruptive, police, club officials and the doorman himself told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By - 10/13/16 - 1:53 pm

Boston Police report a man wielded a knife and a cane in an attack on two other men around midnight on Oct. 7 on Beach Street.

Both victims were taken to Mass. General for treatment.

By - 10/8/16 - 6:38 pm

Adam Cheung reports on this year's Double Ten Parade.

By - 10/8/16 - 10:47 am

WBZ reports a man was stabbed around 1:45 a.m. on Stuart Street. Boston Reddit narrows the location to the area in front of the W Hotel.

By - 10/6/16 - 10:39 am

The Boston Licensing Board today rejected requests from several restaurants in the North End, Chinatown and the South Boston waterfront to serve hard liquor, saying there's no public need in an area already full of places to get a drink. Read more.

By - 10/3/16 - 1:20 pm
Scene on Chauncy Street in downtown Boston

Chauncy Street scene. Photo by Robinite.

Hot gases from an emergency generator sparked a two-alarm fire that forced the evacuation of some residents from an 88-unit building at 115 Chauncy St. this afternoon. Read more.

By - 9/27/16 - 4:06 pm

Adam Cheung reports Sun Sun Supermarket on Oxford Street is closing.

Sun Sun was one of the first Chinese Supermarkets in Boston's Chinatown if not the first. And it is one of the last old school style mom and pop supermarkets to last.

By - 9/25/16 - 8:30 am

Around 2:15 a.m. on Tremont Street, WBZ reports. One in critical, after the attacks outside the Courtyard by Marriott at 279 Tremont. Read more.

By - 9/21/16 - 4:21 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Peter Castillo guilty of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Stephen Perez on Tremont Street in 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 9/15/16 - 9:32 am
Welcome to Boch Center

New logo unveiled this morning. Photo by Adam Castiglioni.

Vanyaland reports the Citi Performing Arts Center, which runs the Wang and Shubert Theatres, is becoming the Boch Center, thanks to money from the car dealer, stepping up to replace the money from CitiBank, which gave up on supporting the arts in Boston when it gave up on Boston.