An upper floor of the apartment building under construction behind Jacob Wirth on Stuart Street collapsed and fell several floors around 7:50 a.m.
One worker was trapped by steel beams and rebar on the fifth floor of 45 Stuart St. The Boston Fire Department extricated him, reports he suffered a serious head injury. A second worker suffered minor injuries.
Firefighters report two structural... Read more
Transit Police report arresting Rafael Hernandez, 53, on charges he unzipped his pants and was "fully exposing himself" on a bus at Kneeland and Tyler streets around 9:30 a.m.
Hernandez is due for arraignment tomorrow in Boston Municipal Court on a charge of open and gross lewdness.
With the new Hong Lok apartment building going in behind it, how many more years do you think it will be before some developer submits plans to tear down this two-story Japanese restaurant at Harrison and Essex and put up a high rise?
Boston Police report arresting two men from out of town on charges they kept throwing drinks on a man trying to get his dance on inside Royale, 279 Tremont St., and then, when they were done, beat him up.
Police said the victim looked up after having "several drinks thrown at him" around 1:20 a.m.:
When the victim looked to the upper level of... Read more
A Brockton man faces a host of charges today for an incident early this morning that began in front of Under Bar on Tremont Street and ended at a median on Morrissey Boulevard, police report.
Police say an officer working a detail at the 279 Tremont St. bar heard a commotion around closing time at 2 a.m. and rushed to the street:
As the... Read more
Updated with Transit Police info.
Transit Police report a Maine man suspected of attacking somebody at one of the entrances to the Chinatown Orange Line station around 7 p.m. went after arriving officers as well:
Officers approached the assailant, later identified as Reuben Thomas, 32 of Houlton, Maine, who was smoking from a cigarette and impeding the entrance to the station. Upon approach of... Read more
Adam Salsman asks:
Where does one get excellent pork buns in Boston?
All the doctors in the world upstairs could do nothing to revive the outbound Orange Line train that expired at Tufts Medical Center around 8:20 a.m.
This was after a Green Line trolley expired at Copley and various trains heading to South Station took a break in their morning routine thanks to switch problems.
UPDATE: Another Orange Line train died at Sullivan, or maybe it... Read more
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