Chinatown

By - 5/19/15 - 11:49 am

The owner of Moon Villa Restaurant on Edinboro Street said today he's hiring English-speaking managers and will seek a police detail for early morning hours in the aftermath of an incident last August in which six people were shot outside its doors - one of whom ran through the restaurant, gushing blood, in an attempt to avoid getting shot again. Read more....Read more

By - 5/17/15 - 7:15 pm

Boston Police report the street outside Bijou, 51 Stuart St., was packed with Dorchester gang members at closing time early this morning - and some of them came ready for trouble with loaded guns. Read more....Read more

By - 5/14/15 - 12:15 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the two hospitals, each affiliated with different universities, no longer plan to merge.Read more

By - 5/3/15 - 12:10 pm
Boston Shines volunteers in Chinatown

Arturo Gossage watched Boston Shines volunteers broom away a winter's worth of dirt from the streets of Chinatown yesterday.

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

By - 5/1/15 - 4:29 pm
Sign at Figaro's in the Leather District that says to embrace the line

Sign in the window at Figaro's on Beach Street in the Leather District.Read more

By - 4/29/15 - 8:02 am
Chinatown pillar snake

Look up as you walk by the Hong Lok House on Essex Street in Chinatown and you might see this snake staring back at you from a pillar on the original facade of the building.Read more

By - 4/26/15 - 1:38 pm

Somebody filed a Citizen Connect complaint about one of his tags at 336A Shawmut Ave.

Last week:
Swastika in a Back Bay alley.Read more

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?

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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.Read more

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

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

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.Read more

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

Station and intersection all blocked up. Medical emergency.Read more

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.Read more

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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