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.
Kristie Helms shows us the water-main break on Kneeland Street near South Station this morning.
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.
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.
Beth Wolfe enjoyed the sunrise over Tufts Medical Center and Stuart Street this morning.
Stanley Staco reports several round were fired around 6 a.m. behind 39 Boylston St.
The Fort Pointer reports:
The wonderful Chinatown bakery at corner of Harrison and Beach St has closed. "Loss of Lease. Closed after 33 Years."
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.
Stalactites have formed above the outbound platform and tracks at the Tufts Medical Center station.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The BRA board today approved a plan for a 23-story "microhotel" at the corner of Tremont and Stuart streets that will have 346 rooms of just 175 square feet apiece.
The proposed Marriott Moxy Hotel will rise on what is a small BRA-owned lot now used solely for large advertising banners. Read more.
Boston Police say the woman who died after hitting her head on the ground in Chinatown Wednesday morning was Yuzhen Lei, 72.
Police charge Tajanetta Downing, 24, of Lawrence, with pushing her to the ground. Downing was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail yesterday on assault and battery charges. Authorities have yet to say if they will upgrade the charges now that Lei has died. Read more.
UPDATE: The woman who was pushed died this afternoon, the DA's office reports.
Tajanetta Downing, 24, was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail today at her arraignment on charges she pushed an elderly woman to the ground in Chinatown, "causing a serious head injury to the victim," the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.