Chinatown

By - 10/1/13 - 11:23 am

Doug Holder recounts a simple moment in a back room at the old place that brings up so many memories.

By - 9/5/13 - 10:52 pm

Monitor on a hydrant

A disgusted citizen complains about this ad-hoc scupture on Harrison Avenue behind Tufts Medical Center:

Whoever did this is an idiot!

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By - 8/27/13 - 12:54 pm

The Glass Slipper, one of downtown Boston's two remaining strip clubs, has fired seven strippers since June, when workers found one of the women nearly unconscious from an apparent cocaine overdose in a club bathroom, one of its owners says.

Michael Bennett, co-owner of the Combat Zone remnant on LaGrange Street, told the Boston Licensing Board this morning that several strippers tried slipping drugs into... Read more

By - 8/22/13 - 9:38 am

Dot Rat recounts growing up with John Willis, the white leader of a Chinatown gambling ring, who was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison last week:

I knew him as Johnny, he lived four triple deckers down and attended the Murphy School with me. Johnny Willis was a barrel chested kid and very big for his age. He was a gifted

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By - 7/31/13 - 4:37 pm

A state agency that funds school construction projects today gave Boston permission to look at moving the Quincy Upper School and Boston Arts Academy into a new building, possibly on what is now state land near South Station.

The move could mean that if the project moves forward, the state will pay most of the costs - and the mayor's office is looking at opening... Read more

By - 7/31/13 - 10:55 am

Francois Firmin, who ran the Congress Street lounge for 10 years, hopes to open a similar lounge at 174 Lincoln St.

The Boston Licensing Board decides later today whether to let Firmin spend $610,000 to buy the liquor license and other assets of District at the same location.

At a hearing today, Firmin and his attorney, George Heos, said Savvor would be geared to customers... Read more

By - 7/20/13 - 9:02 pm

Hit and run crash

Tim photographed the remains of a hit-and-run crash on Kneeland Street in Chinatown tonight:

Taxi rammed this car into pole then sped off.

Stanley Staco reports the cab might have been stolen in a carjacking around 8:20 p.m. at... Read more

By - 7/9/13 - 2:49 pm

An angry exchange of words between two strippers in their locker room at the Glass Slipper one February night may or may not have ended with one one of them punched by the other's boyfriend at closing time, but it did land the club before the Boston Licensing Board today.

The board decides Thursday whether to sanction the LaGrange Street club, not so much for... Read more

By - 7/8/13 - 11:22 am

WantedThe Bank Robbery Task Force reports this guy walked into the Sovereign Bank branch at 43 Kneeland St. on July 1, gave the teller a note and got "a stack of money."

He then left via the front door and out towards Harrison Avenue.

If you know anybody who splurged over... Read more

By - 6/26/13 - 8:19 am

An actual wombat. Via Wikipedia, not Citizens Connect.An actual wombat. Via Wikipedia, not Citizens Connect.

A concerned citizen grouses about rodents of unusual size on Washington Street:

Rats! Huge! Big as a Wombat!

Ed. note: Those would be some rats, since ... Read more

By - 6/19/13 - 11:21 am

Splash, which recently reopened after a burst water pipe caused major interior damage several months ago, has had enough with the water theme and is changing its name to Bliss.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to allow the name change for the Kneeland Street club. Nobody spoke in opposition at a hearing this morning.

Splash's attorney, William Ferullo, told the board this... Read more

By - 5/31/13 - 2:51 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man on charges he tried to steal a woman's phone out of her hands at the Tufts Medical Center stop on the Orange Line last night.

According to police, Joaquin Armaiz, 43, went up to a woman walking towards the platform around 7:40 p.m., grabbed her by the shoulders and demanded her phone:

The victim refused, the male then

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By - 5/31/13 - 9:17 am

Firefighters are at Washington and Kneeland streets, where CO2 is leaking from a 100-gallon tank in the basement of the McDonald's at the corner. Police are diverting traffic away from the area.

By - 5/30/13 - 8:23 am

Underbar says it's tightened up its customer screening to keep another guy from coming in and slicing people up, following a May 3 fight that left three stabbed.

In addition to pat downs, people entering the 275 Tremont St. dance club are now also being checked with a metal-detector wand, George Kalevas, Underbar's manager, said yesterday at a hearing before Patricia Malone, director of... Read more

By - 5/14/13 - 2:16 pm

An Irishman who took offense to a German woman being in the Tam on St. Patrick's Day head butted her in the nose, sending her to the hospital and the bar to the Boston Licensing Board.

At a hearing this morning, Boston Police Sgt. Adam Mazzola said a man with "an Irish accent" became "very hostile" when he learned a woman next to him held... Read more

By - 5/3/13 - 11:49 pm

Boston Police report a melee around 1:45 a.m. at Underbar, 275 Tremont St., sent three men to the hospital.

Police say the bouncer was attempting to break up a fight between two or three men when one of them whipped out a knife and stabbed the bouncer in the arm and stomach. Police say he managed to get himself to nearby Tufts Medical... Read more

By - 4/19/13 - 4:04 pm

The following video was recorded by Douglas Bennett of Dorchester. You can follow Bennett on twitter @bostonpolitics

The video that you see is of Downtown Boston during the lockdown. This area is Chinatown's most northern border.

This footage is from near the DMV on Washington Street... Read more

By - 4/1/13 - 2:56 pm

Mumbles perched above Elephant and Castle. Photo by D.Mumbles perched above Elephant and Castle on Devonshire this afternoon. Photo by D.

Around 2:45 p.m., police cornered a turkey, presumably Mumbles, at Beach and Harrison in Chinatown. No immediate word... Read more

By - 3/29/13 - 1:26 pm

Boston Police report people coming out of the clubs on Warrenton Street this morning didn't want to go quietly into the good night.

Instead, police say, the "boisterous and uncooperative" crowd milled about the parking lot there as five arguing women began fighting with each other:

Several officers from surrounding districts arrived on scene in an attempt to control the rowdy crowd. Officers had

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By - 3/20/13 - 1:31 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports Suzanne Lee will run again this year against District 2 City Councilor Bill Linehan of South Boston.

Lee, a Chinatown resident, beat Linehan in the preliminaries two years ago, but lost to him in the election that really counted - but just by 87 votes.... Read more

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