Sampan reports the calls, in which people are told to enter their credit-card numbers, have gotten so bad that somebody from the Chinese embassy in New York came to Boston on Saturday for a meeting to alert residents that the embassy never asks for personal information over the phone.
City officials this morning formally opened the new Chinatown branch in the China Trade Center, on Boylston Street at Washington. The location is intended to be open for three to five years as the city looks for a location for a permanent branch. Read more.
The Globe reports a man was stabbed at Washington and Stuart streets around 3:30 a.m.
Rick Macomber walked around Chinatown at the start of the storm last night.
An argument inside New York Pizza, 224 Tremont St., in November ended with a man getting puncture wounds in the head, neck and shoulder, Boston Police told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.
Managers at Guilt on Warrenton Street had to explain to the Boston Licensing Board today how a 19-year-old Harvard student wound up requiring an ambulance ride to the hospital for extreme ethanol poisoning on Dec. 1, while the owner of T's Pub on Commonwealth Avenue had to explain how a 19-year-old BU student managed to get a rum and ginger ale on Nov. 28. Read more.
A parking lot off Tremont Street next to Tufts Medical Center in Chinatown would be turned into a 29-story residential and hotel tower - with all the residential units marketed as affordable - under a proposal submitted to the BPDA by two well known developers, the Asian Community Development Corp. and Tufts. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday considers two wildly different accounts of how two patrons of Bijou, 51 Stuart St., wound up in the Boston Medical Center emergency room with stab wounds on Dec. 5. Read more.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line towards Forest Hills due to a non-viable train at Chinatown.
The Boston Licensing Board today continued a hearing on a violent incident at Candibar in the Theater District after an out-of-town patron and the club's owner, sitting next to each other, took turns calling each other a liar.
The board agreed to extend its hearing to let police, the man and the club round up more witnesses to try to shed more light on just what happened shortly after midnight on Oct. 9. Read more.
Seven months after his release from a 15-year federal sentence for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, Imauri Ivery began repeatedly robbing several stores along Blue Hill Avenue within a short run of his Elm Hill Park home, Suffolk County prosecutors said today. Read more.
A train headed to Forest Hills mistakenly thought the cemetery was at Tufts and died there instead and now there are "minor" delays that way, the MBTA reports.
A homeless man is being held without bail pending a "dangerousness" hearing after he was arrested - wearing what appeared to be blood-stained clothes - on a charge that he repeatedly stabbed another man at a Washington Street ATM early Friday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
The Globe reports on the "vote farming" among elderly people in Chinatown, says city elections officials just want to fix the problem without blaming anybody.
Over in East Boston, District 1 council candidate Stephen Passacantilli is appealing for votes by telling residents they live in a hellhole: Read more.
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