By - 10/7/07 - 11:15 am

One might think it odd that a city whose mayor has pledged to plant 100,000 trees is now ripping out trees in one neighborhood. The Chinatown Blog reports the city has had contractors rip out a number of shade trees along Chinatown streets.

By - 9/27/07 - 1:47 am

Asked for change by woman, mugged by man with knife.

Timothy Taylor, 36, of Boston was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery and Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon.

Boston Common

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By - 9/3/07 - 9:13 am

BPDNews has the details on the Saturday incidents - stabbing on Beach Street, and failed armed holdup at 985 Mass. Ave.

By - 9/1/07 - 8:31 pm

In serious condition at Boston Medical Center.

61 Beach St.

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By - 8/29/07 - 7:48 pm

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.

By - 6/20/07 - 5:06 am

Man, in early 20s, taken to MGH in critical condition.

Stuart and Tremont streets

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By - 2/8/07 - 12:27 pm

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!

By - 2/1/07 - 1:28 pm

The Herald reports:

The two devices found in an office at Tufts-New England Medical Center and attached to the Longfellow Bridge yesterday morning were not the marketing devices that sparked a daylong panic in Boston, but simulated pipe bombs, police officials said last night. ...

Via Carpundit, who knows many of the cops trying to secure all those devices yesterday:

By - 12/31/06 - 9:55 pm

Shot in leg; expected to live.

Washington and Oak streets

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By - 10/5/06 - 5:10 pm

Victim taken to Boston Medical Center for injuries not expected to be life threatening.

Oak and Washington streets

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By - 9/1/06 - 12:39 pm

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.

By - 7/22/06 - 9:15 am

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.

By - 5/6/06 - 3:00 am

Cops notice large group of people fighting. Four arrested; one charged with stabbing a man just before fight.

Stuart and Tremont streets

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By - 4/18/06 - 11:30 am

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

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By - 2/26/06 - 6:19 am

Officers find woman with knife still in neck. Taken to Mass. General with wound considered not life threatening.

Stuart and Warrenton streets

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By - 1/27/06 - 2:45 am

Man gets into an altercation, pulls a gun, when cops arrive, he tries to throw it away.

83 Essex St.

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By - 1/24/06 - 2:35 am

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.

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By - 7/31/05 - 3:15 pm

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.