The Chinatown Blog features neighborhood news and analysis:
This blog was started by a group of young people trying to explain to their elders what a blog is and why anyone would want to read it.
Man, in early 20s, taken to MGH in critical condition.
Stuart and Tremont streets
Took the Orange Line to Chinatown this morning to renew my license. Adding value to my CharlieCard was a snap, there weren't any crazy people (or fetid pools of vomit) on the train, the Registry people were pleasant and I was probably in and out in 20 minutes.
I know: Shocking!
Shot in leg; expected to live.
Washington and Oak streets
Victim taken to Boston Medical Center for injuries not expected to be life threatening.
Oak and Washington streets
Yes, those CharlieTickets can be so annoying. Thankfully, at least for today, the T left a nice open gate at NEMC for anybody who didn't want to bother going through that whole buy-a-ticket thing - which I discovered when I saw somebody taking advantage of it.
Boston IMC reports on a Thursday fight on Beech Street broken up by the neighborhood crime watch:
... Crime watch team members, Tony Yee and Michael Wong among other community members, tried to talk the disorderly men out of fighting and to move on. After being threatened by these men, the team immediately called police.
The Boston Police and the Mass. State Police arrived on the scene within a minute or so. ... Witnesses interviewed claimed the men were from Houston and staying at the Pine Street Inn. Why they were loitering in Chinatown was not clear. ...
Cops notice large group of people fighting. Four arrested; one charged with stabbing a man just before fight.
Stuart and Tremont streets
Mark Botelho, 31, of Arlington, shot in abdomen by police after allegedly ramming several police vehicles near Chinatown RMV in a stolen vehicle.
Boylston and Washington streets
Officers find woman with knife still in neck. Taken to Mass. General with wound considered not life threatening.
Stuart and Warrenton streets
Man gets into an altercation, pulls a gun, when cops arrive, he tries to throw it away.
83 Essex St.
Everett man says he asked if he could finish his beer at the Glass Slipper when an unidentifed man grabbed him, threw him to the ground and punched him repeatedly in the head.
15 LaGrange St.
Normally John likes new new housing development and dislikes "preservation." But he says Chinatown development gives him pause:
... Chinatown is a very dense, small neighborhood. It's bordered by highways and high buildings. Some of it is in dire need of rehabilitation. Unfortunately, because of the state of development in the city, builders end up constructing offensively big projects. This is what will probably happen in Chinatown.