Johnny took in the New Year's celebrations in Chinatown yesterday.
At 8:41 a.m., State Police reported:
RT 90 EB, east of Prudential Tunnel, 2 MBTA buses collide.One driver injured, right lane closed.Traffic delays
In addition to the driver, three passengers were taken to Tufts Medical Center, State Police say. Uninjured passengers were transferred to another bus for the rest of their journey.
The T reports the crash is responsible for minor delays on the... Read more
Officials at the Revere Hotel on Stuart Street told the Boston Licensing Board today they had no idea a group of companies that organized a Christmas party for local tech start-ups was selling tickets - a violation of the state law that prohibits open bars at events open to just anyone.
At a hearing this morning, hotel officials said they're now taking a tip... Read more
Around 11:45 p.m. in front of the outbound entrance to the Orange Line Chinatown station and the CVS. The suspect was described as a black man, about 5'7" and wearing a dark jacket with a red design on it, a black hoodie and a white knit cap.
He was last seen walking towards Downtown Crossing.
Eater Boston alerts us to a one-day kosher-ish homage to the Chinese New Year at a Chinatown restaurant:
What happens when you mix the Chinese New Year with Jewish cuisine with O Ya/jm Curley alum Mark O'Leary, and then you serve it all at Shojo? You get dishes like luobagao latkes with lox, matzoh ball ramen, and black & white challah, and you only... Read more
The Amazing store, 57 Stuart St., was held up around 4 p.m.
Stanley Staco reports a man with a gun tried to hold up somebody outside Chau Chow City, 83 Essex St., shortly after 4 a.m., then fled in a gray Lexus or Infiniti.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Enzo Sushi on Kneeland Street has shut down its conveyor belt for the last time.
A wary citizen complains about snow piled up on a ledge at the top of 40 Beach St. in Chinatown:
A wall of maybe a bankers box sized chunk of snow fell onto The street and almost onto a young woman with a baby carriage. Another almost fell on to me. There is more snow up there and I can see from the look... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports water from a leaking sprinkler dripped onto a second-floor heating unit at 36 Harrison Ave. in Chinatown shortly after noon, sending smoke into the building's duct work.
Four firefighters and one resident were taken to a local hospital for smoke inhalation, the department says, adding that because the smoke was all over the building, it took firefighters some... Read more
Jordan Munson asks:
Best place in Chinatown (Boston) to grab a quick ramen lunch?
Via Scott Kirsner, we learn the BPD licensing division shut down the bar at the Boston Holiday Tech Co-Party at the Revere Hotel early this morning because it was an open bar and that's against the law for events that charge admission.
The party, co-sponsored by a who's who list of local venture and tech law firms - and Red Bull and Absolut... Read more
Around 2 p.m., Adam Castiglioni reported the lights were out at the Tufts Medical Center stop.
Transit Police responded fairly quickly:
Electricians are working on the problem and additional staff were sent to the station to assist passengers.
As of 5 p.m., however, Boston to a T reports:
Still pretty much pitch black at Tufts Medical station.... Read more
A bouncer at the Theater District club who had just exchanged punches with an irate customer kicked the man in the face while he was lying on the ground in the process of being arrested, police and the club's general manager told the Boston Licensing Board today.
According to police, an officer on a Theater District patrol around 1 a.m. noticed a fight around 1:50... Read more
A fire in an electrical room just beyond the inbound platform at Tufts Medical Center brought the Orange Line to an abrupt end this morning.
The Boston Fire Department reports a 15,000-volt line began to smolder around 10:10 a.m. Firefighters had to bring in dry-powder extinguishers to put out the fire - and several "smoke ejectors" to clear the smoke out of the station.... Read more
Arturo Gossage spent some time yesterday watching BWSC workers repairing the burst main that shut down the intersection of Stuart and Warrenton streets - and the Charles Playhouse.
A burst water main at Stuart and Warrenton streets caused traffic issues and forced the shutdown of the Charles Playhouse because the low-pressure main fed its toilets and sprinklers, the Boston Fire Department reports:
Theater has no working fire sprinkler system and toilets not functioning because of no water pressure. Shows cancelled.
The eight-inch main burst around 11:30 a.m.... Read more