By - 11/28/15 - 10:48 am

Lisa Gualtieri, a public-health professor at Tufts Medical School, has organized an effort to collect "wearable activity trackers" to donate to a YMCA in Fitchburg for folks who can't afford one but who could really use one.

Read more in this MobiHealthNews report.

Via Paul Levy.

By - 11/25/15 - 9:07 am
Stolen goods, allegedly, in Chinatown

Some of the allegedly stolen goods

The owner of a Chinatown discount store and two of her workers orchestrated a downtown shoplifting ring with which to stock their own shelves, prosecutors charged today. Read more.

By - 11/20/15 - 11:04 am
Old Jacob Wirth poster

When German immigrant Jacob Wirth started his eponymous restaurant in 1868, he offered both food and what we'd now probably call artisanal beer. That's Herr Wirth himself in the poster, in front of his restaurant on Eliot Street - a long-gone street across from the present location on Stuart Street. Read more.

By - 11/18/15 - 11:38 pm
Old McDonald's in Chinatown
Sign for new hot-pot place in Chinatown

The old McDonald's at Washington and Kneeland streets has a new sign advertising the impending arrival of Joy Luck Hot Pot.

State records show it will be owned by Chun Lian Lin of Malden and Qian Wang of Charlestown. They have yet to appear before the Boston Licensing Board for a food-serving license.

By - 11/18/15 - 1:00 pm

The woman, Sgt. Det. Robert Mulvey testified this morning, was "substantially unclothed," she was straddling the man's waist and she was in motion.

Now Christine Pulgini, acting director of licensing and consumer affairs for the city of Boston, has to decide whether the stripper at the Glass Slipper on Lagrange Street was merely engaged in exotic dancing, which is permitted under the First Amendment, or whether she was participating in the sort of "intimate physical contact" prohibited under Section F 1(c) of the Rules and Regulations of the Mayor's Licensing Division. Read more.

By - 11/6/15 - 7:47 am

Njisane Chambers, 28, of Milton, faces at least five years in state prison for stabbing two people and trying to slice up a third outside the Rumor and Venu nightclubs on June 17, 2014. Read more.

By - 10/31/15 - 3:21 pm

If you live in the path of Logan Airport departures there's no doubt you were unable to sleep the morning of Saturday, October 31, 2015. He's a chart of the flights from about 5:30 A.M. to about 9:00.
The same data is presented here as a gif.

By - 10/29/15 - 12:53 pm

St. Francis House and the Archdiocese of Boston are seeking BRA permission to convert the old Young Men's Christian Union building at 48 Boylston St. into 46 apartments for residents making no more than 60% of the area's median income. Read more.

By - 10/28/15 - 1:06 pm
Water gushing down street in Chinatown

Beth shows us the results of a water-main break on Washington Street in Chinatown this afternoon.

By - 10/19/15 - 9:04 pm
Fire in Boston's Chinatown

A bathroom short circuit sparked a fire at 84 Harrison Ave., tonight that sent two residents to the hospital for smoke inhalation, displaced 40 more people and caused an estimated $700,000 damage, the Boston Fire Department reports, adding the injuries were not considered life threatening.

The one-alarm fire, called in at 8:28 p.m., started in the second-floor ceiling, then spread to the third floor, the department says.

By - 10/8/15 - 9:09 am

The Boston Business Journal reports a New York group has filed a letter of intent with the BRA to tear down an old building at 73-79 Essex St. and replace it with a 220-room hotel.

The building, used for light manufacturing, is next to Chau Chow City.

By - 10/6/15 - 2:53 pm

The Boston Licensing Board says Chau Chow City on Essex Street wasn't to blame for an argument between two tables of women that ended with combatants throwing plates and silverware at each other.

The board voted "no violation" for the incident early in the morning of Aug. 17 that left the restaurant in shambles by the time police arrived.

By - 10/5/15 - 7:24 pm

The Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center today formally opened the Hong Lok House in Chinatown, which brings 74 additional affordable housing units to the neighborhood. Read more.

By - 10/3/15 - 1:44 pm
Comic strip: What's happening to Chinatown?

Image provided by Lillian Chan. See larger.

It's been nearly a month since Maxim's Coffee House served its last drop of hot coffee, its famous bun pastries flying off the shelves before the local bakery lost its lease and was forced to close its doors after 33 years in Chinatown. Yet artist Lillian Chan still finds sadness as she walks past the shuttered windows of the "iconic landmark" on the corner of Beach Street and Harrison Avenue. And neither she, nor the bakery, are alone. Read more.

By - 9/30/15 - 8:15 am
Kneeland Street water-main break in Chinatown

Kristie Helms shows us the water-main break on Kneeland Street near South Station this morning.

By - 9/29/15 - 11:30 am
Chau Chow City in Chinatown

Melee scene.

An argument between neighboring tables at Chau Chow City on Essex Street early one August morning ended with plates and silverware flying through the air - and generally crashing to the ground, except for one plate that connected with a woman's cheek first, police told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By - 9/25/15 - 4:59 pm

The T reported "police action" at Tufts Medical Center resulted in the dreaded "severe" delays on the Orange Line after 4 p.m. Sarah Fisher reports the details:

Orange line delayed because "a blonde lady and a pregnant lady were beating the crap out of each other" at Tufts Medical. Lovely.

By - 9/22/15 - 7:29 am
Sunrise over Stuart Street in Boston

Beth Wolfe enjoyed the sunrise over Tufts Medical Center and Stuart Street this morning.

By - 9/20/15 - 9:36 am

Stanley Staco reports several round were fired around 6 a.m. behind 39 Boylston St.