Chinatown

By - 8/1/14 - 4:26 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered Chatime, 33 Harrison Ave., to shut for three days as penance for letting employees take over the place after closing on May 19 for an alcohol-enhanced farewell party for some workers going back to China.

At a hearing earlier this week, a police detective testified that, on entering the place around 12:10 a.m., - more than an hour after... Read more

By - 7/17/14 - 12:16 am

Around midnight on Tyler Street. Police are looking for two suspects: Both Asian males in black T-shirts, one with short hair, the other with a baseball cap. They ran towards Harrison Avenue and Marginal Road.

By - 7/15/14 - 2:58 pm

A stripper new to Boston got herself and Centerfolds on Lagrange Street in trouble when she gave a customer an intimate neck rub - just as Boston Police detectives were conducting a surprise inspection.

Det. William Gallagher told the Boston Licensing Board this morning he had just gotten to the club's third-floor Champagne Room - where customers can pay for more personalized attention - around... Read more

By - 7/14/14 - 9:33 am

The Orange Line inbound is shut down this morning between North Station and Back Bay as emergency responders deal with the situation. The person was still alive when taken off the tracks for transport to a local hospital.

At 9:28 a.m., Gareth K. reported: reports:

Just got off the orange line which from what we could tell hit something in the tracks, emergency

... Read more
By - 7/12/14 - 7:36 pm
Aftermath of brawl in Chinatown

Juan Perez thought he was just getting some late dinner at Peach Farm, 4 Tyler St., early this morning. He got to watch a fight, too, when a group of about 10 people launched a scrum shortly before 2 a.m. that left food all over the floor and part of a wall tumbled onto the ground.

He reports at least some of the participants did... Read more

By - 7/11/14 - 2:57 pm
Smoke from fire on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston

Kait photographed the smoke rising from a car fire on the inbound turnpike under Washington Street shortly after noon today - not long after another car went up in flames on River Street at Rosa Street in Hyde Park.

Dessert1st got a view of the smoke plume from higher up:

By - 7/11/14 - 12:25 am

Around 12:15 a.m. at Tremont Street near Marginal Road; one in the stomach. A suspect was arrested at Marginal and Washington.

UPDATE: Boston Police provide this account of what happened after an officer on patrol was flagged down by a whole group of people being chased by a guy with a knife:

The officer was able to apprehend the suspect without further incident. Officers

... Read more
By - 6/25/14 - 5:47 pm

A concerned citizen posts a photo of the ghastly scene off Tufts Street:

Ever growing Lake of foul liquid behind c-mart. It is bubbling.

By - 6/13/14 - 4:31 pm

Dylan Manley was at Chinatown on the Orange Line and reports service was halted around 4:20 p.m. when a man decided to go from one platform to the other by way of the tracks:

He walked down platform on NB side, jumped onto tracks, and walked across to SB side.

The T shut power as police got the trackwalker off the tracks - which turned... Read more

By - 6/11/14 - 4:30 pm

Njisane Chambers, 26, of Milton, had bail set at $25,000 at his arraignment on charges he stabbed a man and a woman in the back at closing time outside Rumor and Venu on Warrenton Street early Saturday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Police doing closing-time crowd control outside the bars came upon a woman lying on the ground, with two men grappling... Read more

By - 6/7/14 - 8:27 am

Boston EMS Incidents reports two people were stabbed on Warrenton Street around 2 a.m. - one in the chest, one in the side.

By - 5/20/14 - 3:04 pm

Chau Chow City, 81 Essex St., learns Thursday whether it faces any penalties for an April incident in which detectives say they found four people, at least one under age, drinking alcohol-infused "tea" and playing a drinking game that is illegal in Massachusetts restaurants.

Sgt. Det. Robert Mulvey and Det. William Gallagher told the Boston Licensing Board this morning that when they arrived at the... Read more

By - 5/16/14 - 8:53 am

The Wall Street Journal has a nice overview of all the new residential projects attracting rich white people to the Washington Street corridor that starts this way:

New high-rise developments are transforming the neighborhood once called 'the Combat Zone'

It is only a seven-minute commute by foot from Boston's Downtown Crossing to the office of Ben Howe, co-founder and CEO of investment-banking firm AGC

... Read more
By - 5/9/14 - 9:09 pm

An ISD health inspector this week ordered Taiwan Cafe, 34 Oxford St., closed until it can fix a long list of violations, including prescription drugs found above areas where food is prepared - and stored with some food - storing ice under pipes from a hand-washing sink and letting some food sit on a sink used for washing mops.

The can of Raid the... Read more

By - 5/2/14 - 11:54 am

Boston Police report arresting on man on charges he threw a woman into a metal security gate around 2 a.m. and a second man on charges he punched the woman in the face - even as police were arresting the first guy.

Dylan Tran, 27, of Worcester, was charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon (the metal gate) for the... Read more

By - 4/26/14 - 2:31 pm

WGBH examines the skyscrapers that are driving up rental prices in Chinatown and driving out longtime residents.

By - 3/29/14 - 6:45 am
Late night at Park Street. Photo by MBTA.

Late night at Park Street. Photo by MBTA.

Walkingbostonian reports on the first night of extra weekend service on the T:

B train totally crushed, busier than rush hour, after 2 am, and we had to leave many people behind on all the platforms.

Packing them in.

ElmerCat also rode the early-morning rails:

More people than I expected taking Ⓣ after 2 am tonight. Lots of people dancing on the

... Read more
By - 3/20/14 - 3:14 pm
Steel beam at 45 Stuart Street

The Boston Fire Department took this photo of a 12th-floor beam at 45 Stuart Street, which had parts of floors from 12 down to 6 collapse this morning.

By - 3/20/14 - 8:05 am
45 Stuart St.

Not supposed to see sky there. Photo by BFD.

An upper floor of the apartment building under construction behind Jacob Wirth on Stuart Street collapsed and fell several floors around 7:50 a.m.

One worker was trapped by steel beams and rebar on the fifth floor of 45 Stuart St. The Boston Fire Department extricated him, reports he suffered a serious head injury. A second worker suffered minor injuries.

Firefighters report two structural... Read more

By - 3/13/14 - 1:34 pm

Transit Police report arresting Rafael Hernandez, 53, on charges he unzipped his pants and was "fully exposing himself" on a bus at Kneeland and Tyler streets around 9:30 a.m.

Hernandez is due for arraignment tomorrow in Boston Municipal Court on a charge of open and gross lewdness.

Innocent, etc.

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