By - 6/16/15 - 1:07 pm

Bijou owner George Aboujaoude says he is "very grateful" Boston Police quickly showed up outside his club early on May 17 - without that, a melee that ended with ten arrests, three guns seized and one officer in the hospital could have turned out far worse.

But at a Boston Licensing Board hearing on the incident this morning, Aboujaoude and club attorney Karen Simao said they're taking several steps to try to keep gang members - whom police blame for a good part of the roving brawl and all three of the guns - out of the club. Read more.

By - 6/14/15 - 10:18 pm

Lincoln Street scene. Photo by Jonathan Ng.

A brawl around 10 p.m. on Lincoln Street at Beach brought police rushing in, and at least one person bleeding from getting hit in the head with a bottle. Police are searching the street for the casing from the one shot somebody may have fired into the air.

By - 5/30/15 - 6:51 am

Stanley Staco reports somebody in a car fired shots into the crowds milling around Tremont Street after the clubs closed, around 2:50 a.m.

Police initially did not find the victim; he turned up about an hour later when he showed up at his home in Mattapan.

By - 5/19/15 - 11:49 am

The owner of New Moon Villa Restaurant on Edinboro Street said today he's hiring English-speaking managers and will seek a police detail for early morning hours in the aftermath of an incident last August in which six people were shot outside its doors - one of whom ran through the restaurant, gushing blood, in an attempt to avoid getting shot again. Read more.

By - 5/17/15 - 7:15 pm

Boston Police report the street outside Bijou, 51 Stuart St., was packed with Dorchester gang members at closing time early this morning - and some of them came ready for trouble with loaded guns. Read more.

By - 5/14/15 - 12:15 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the two hospitals, each affiliated with different universities, no longer plan to merge.

By - 5/3/15 - 12:10 pm
Boston Shines volunteers in Chinatown

Arturo Gossage watched Boston Shines volunteers broom away a winter's worth of dirt from the streets of Chinatown yesterday.

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

By - 5/1/15 - 4:29 pm
Sign at Figaro's in the Leather District that says to embrace the line

Sign in the window at Figaro's on Beach Street in the Leather District.

By - 4/29/15 - 8:02 am
Chinatown pillar snake

Look up as you walk by the Hong Lok House on Essex Street in Chinatown and you might see this snake staring back at you from a pillar on the original facade of the building.

By - 4/26/15 - 1:38 pm

Somebody filed a Citizen Connect complaint about one of his tags at 336A Shawmut Ave.

Last week:
Swastika in a Back Bay alley.

By - 4/14/15 - 5:48 pm
Boylston Street living-wage protest

Protesters marching in support of a $15 minimum wage in Massachusetts are marching down Boylston Street and in the Chinatown area this rush hour.

Before they got to Boylston, the Back Bay protesters shut down Huntington at Mass. Ave., as URNotInvisible shows us:

$15 minimum wage protest on Huntington Avenue at Massachusetts Avenue
By - 4/10/15 - 2:58 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he began punching a woman he didn't know sitting next to him on an inbound Orange Line train yesterday afternoon - not long after he exposed himself to another woman.

Anthony Samuel, 25, was charged with assault and battery on an elderly person - the woman he punched in the head and chest was 63 - and open and gross lewdness.

By - 4/8/15 - 7:30 am

Ania Wronski asks:

Any ideas on where to take a group of ~10 people to brunch on a friday near the financial district/Chinatown?

By - 4/7/15 - 5:32 pm
MBTA Orange Line train not going anywhere

No room on the train. Photo by Shamus Moynihan.

Tonight's line of mourners for the Orange Line includes a very special guest, Channel 7's own Dan Hausle, who had a Vine time recording the wait at Downtown Crossing, where riders piled up because of a train that ascended to Valhalla at Chinatown.

Update, 5:58 p.m. Shamus Moynihan reports:

DTX for 25 mins. Train came through too full. Sign saying 4 mins the whole time.

By - 4/2/15 - 8:50 am

The City Council yesterday approved proposals by Mayor Walsh, that, if they actually go through this time, could lead to major renovations to the Boston Arts Academy, now housed in an old, formerly condemned post-office warehouse in the Fenway and the Josiah Quincy Upper School, housed in a 19th-century former elementary school.

By - 4/1/15 - 6:01 pm
Proposed cream-puff bakery in Chinatown

The owners of Chatime on Harrison Avenue in Chinatown learn tomorrow whether they can open a bakery specializing in Japanese cream puffs.

Signs in the windows of the proposed Beard Papa's - a couple doors down from Chatime - advertise a February opening.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, representatives of elected city officials supported the proposed cream puffery - part of a Japanese chain that specializes in fresh cream puffs. The board votes tomorrow morning whether to grant a food serving license.

By - 3/27/15 - 10:46 am

Cathay Bank, 621 Washington St., around 10:40 a.m. by a very heavyset, short white man, about 50, wearing a red hat, glasses and gray clothes.

UPDATE: Police report arresting Steven Lahti, 40, of Worcester, not long after about a block away on Boylston Street.

By - 3/14/15 - 6:36 am

Shortly before 3 a.m., at Essex and Chauncy streets, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 3/1/15 - 10:24 pm
Chinese New Year's celebrations in Boston

Arturo Gossage took in the New Year's celebrations in Chinatown today.

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

By - 2/25/15 - 10:04 am

Station and intersection all blocked up. Medical emergency.