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.

By - 9/10/15 - 8:26 am
Now closed Chinatown bakery

Earlier this summer.

The Fort Pointer reports:

The wonderful Chinatown bakery at corner of Harrison and Beach St has closed. "Loss of Lease. Closed after 33 Years."

By - 8/14/15 - 10:55 pm
Liberty lanterns in Chinatown

Grace Holley took in tonight's commemorations of the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act protests on Essex Street in what is now Chinatown, which included these lanterns.

Johnmcboston also attended: Read more.

By - 8/14/15 - 11:16 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today Suffolk County prosecutors can use a gun found in a car occupied by suspected gang members as evidence in a trial against two of them on gun charges. Read more.

By - 8/14/15 - 10:12 am
Stalactites at Tufts Medical Center on the Orange Line

Stalactites have formed above the outbound platform and tracks at the Tufts Medical Center station.

By - 8/11/15 - 8:40 pm

The Herald reports a Suffolk Superior Court jury found the companies that owned and managed the Radisson Hotel in the Theatre District (now the Revere) shared blame for a woman's rape in its garage in 2009 because they should have bolstered security more after an earlier rape there. The jury awarded her $6.6 million with interest.

By - 8/9/15 - 11:45 pm
Dragons in Boston's Chinatown

Arturo Gossage took in the August Moon Festival in Chinatown today.

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

By - 8/8/15 - 3:27 pm
Guy flying confederate fla near Massachusetts State House

One of the cleaner trucks. Photo by DD808.

There are guys in mud-covered pickups flying confederate flags, driving around the State House, with a foray into Chinatown. Read more.

By - 8/4/15 - 9:16 pm
Now closed McDonald's in Chinatown
Chinese style lantern at old McDonald's

The McDonald's at Washington and Stuart streets closed for good on Friday after 25 years of being the only McDonald's in Boston with Chinese signs and a quasi-pagoda entrance decorated with Chinese-style lanterns.

No word if it's being replaced by a juice bar, which seems to be the thing in Chinatown these days. The Chinese-language Dunkin' Donuts seemed to be doing a thriving business down the street today.

By - 8/3/15 - 9:51 am

J.L. Bell alerts us to recreations of Stamp Act protests on the anniversary of them next week at the intersection of Boylston and Washington streets in Chinatown.

By - 7/30/15 - 9:25 am

The Boston Licensing Board recently ordered New Moon Villa on Edinboro Street to shut for five days for failing to fix its surveillance system even as violence kept erupting outside the restaurant and sometimes spilled into it. Read more.