Chinatown

By - 4/14/15 - 5:48 pm
Boylston Street living-wage protest

Protesters marching in support of a $15 minimum wage in Massachusetts are marching down Boylston Street and in the Chinatown area this rush hour.

Before they got to Boylston, the Back Bay protesters shut down Huntington at Mass. Ave., as URNotInvisible shows us:

By - 4/10/15 - 2:58 pm
Samuel

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he began punching a woman he didn't know sitting next to him on an inbound Orange Line train yesterday afternoon - not long after he exposed himself to another woman.

Anthony Samuel, 25, was charged with assault and battery on an elderly person - the woman he punched in the head and chest was 63... Read more

By - 4/8/15 - 7:30 am

Ania Wronski asks:

Any ideas on where to take a group of ~10 people to brunch on a friday near the financial district/Chinatown?

By - 4/7/15 - 5:32 pm
MBTA Orange Line train not going anywhere

No room on the train. Photo by Shamus Moynihan.

Tonight's line of mourners for the Orange Line includes a very special guest, Channel 7's own Dan Hausle, who had a Vine time recording the wait at Downtown Crossing, where riders piled up because of a train that ascended to Valhalla at Chinatown.

Update, 5:58 p.m. Shamus Moynihan reports:

DTX for 25 mins. Train came through too full. Sign saying 4 mins the

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By - 4/2/15 - 8:50 am

The City Council yesterday approved proposals by Mayor Walsh, that, if they actually go through this time, could lead to major renovations to the Boston Arts Academy, now housed in an old, formerly condemned post-office warehouse in the Fenway and the Josiah Quincy Upper School, housed in a 19th-century former elementary school.

The council approved spending $1.7 million to hire somebody to design a revamped... Read more

By - 4/1/15 - 6:01 pm
Proposed cream-puff bakery in Chinatown

The owners of Chatime on Harrison Avenue in Chinatown learn tomorrow whether they can open a bakery specializing in Japanese cream puffs.

Signs in the windows of the proposed Beard Papa's - a couple doors down from Chatime - advertise a February opening.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, representatives of elected city officials supported the proposed cream puffery - part of a... Read more

By - 3/27/15 - 10:46 am

Cathay Bank, 621 Washington St., around 10:40 a.m. by a very heavyset, short white man, about 50, wearing a red hat, glasses and gray clothes.

UPDATE: Police report arresting Steven Lahti, 40, of Worcester, not long after about a block away on Boylston Street.

By - 3/14/15 - 6:36 am

Shortly before 3 a.m., at Essex and Chauncy streets, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 3/1/15 - 10:24 pm
Chinese New Year's celebrations in Boston

Arturo Gossage took in the New Year's celebrations in Chinatown today.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/25/15 - 10:04 am

Station and intersection all blocked up. Medical emergency.

By - 2/19/15 - 10:13 pm

Rolling Stone profiles John Willis, who grew from a Dorchester orphan into a Cantonese-speaking gang enforcer and drug dealer in Chinatown - and then got arrested, convicted and sent away.

Memo to Rolling Stone: Whitey Bulger's not from Dorchester, and Dorchester kids aren't "Southies."... Read more

By - 2/6/15 - 3:41 pm

These workers are shoveling snow on the roof of a garage/office building, five stories up, on Lincoln Street today with no safety equipment in sight! Standing right next to the edge! Is this allowed? Someone call OSHA before there is a terrible accident.

By - 2/5/15 - 1:12 pm

Peter Castillo, 31, of Salem, was arraigned today on a charge of first-degree murder for the death of Stephen Perez, Jr. on April 28, 2012 in a Tremont Street parking lot, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

[Assistant District Attorney David] Fredette told the court that Perez, a U.S. Army veteran who served tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan, was out with friends in

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By - 1/17/15 - 4:48 pm

Peter Castillo, 26, of Salem, was arrested Thursday in the Dominican Republic and returned to the US to face charges he gunned down Stephen Perez in a Tremont Street parking garage on April 28, 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Castillo, who has been on the lam since 2012, arrived in the US this morning and is being held in a... Read more

By - 1/12/15 - 3:00 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today Suffolk County prosecutors can't get a look at Aaron Hernandez's cell phone because it's now in the possession of his lawyers and forcing them to hand it over would violate attorney/client privilege and Hernandez's right against self incrimination.

A ruling released today does not name Hernandez and says only that the case involves a grand jury investigation in Suffolk... Read more

By - 1/12/15 - 9:11 am

Melissa Palardy reports she heard multiple shots around 3:38 a.m. in the area of Essex Street. Another resident reports via e-mail hearing "a flurry of bullets, maybe 15 or so, from what sounds to be small handgun(s?) in three bursts."

Stanley Staco reports the gunfire was outside 81 Essex St. and that two cars were seen fleeing the scene in the direction... Read more

By - 1/12/15 - 8:46 am

A weary-eared citizen complains about the alarm system at the Empire Garden dim-sum place on Washington Street, kitty corner from Lagrange:

The alarm from this building has been going off every night for the last week and no one comes to turn it off. There are many residents complaining about it going off for many hours at a time. It has a bull horn

... Read more
By - 12/21/14 - 10:40 am
Beggar at end of I-93 ramp in Chinatown

Phil photographed a man waiting at the bottom of the I-93 ramp into Chinatown, waiting for cars to seek money from the other day.

Copyright Phil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/14/14 - 9:50 am

Paul Levy, who knows something about failing hospitals, having become CEO of Beth Israel just as the state wanted to shut it down, takes a look at the proposed merger of Boston Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center - and how to keep the merger from simply becoming " a case of strapping two leaky lifeboats together, leading to a faster demise than if... Read more

By - 11/21/14 - 2:19 pm
Church of All Nations

Looks like that unusual round and long vacant Church of All Nations on Tremont Street is for sale. So what would you do with a round building with 10,000, um, square feet of space? Grain elevator? World's largest Spirograph set?

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