Chinatown

By - 2/21/09 - 9:05 pm

Boston Police report a violent food fight at Chau Chow Restaurant, 83 Essex St., left three people with stab wounds and one guy with a large gash from the plate that came flying into his head while he was trying to eat, shortly before 3 a.m.

By - 2/17/09 - 7:58 pm

They look too good, reports the Urban Paramedic:

... Because we work so closely with the police, we know most of the cops by sight. It was funny to see the female officers, whom we'd known for years, passing themselves off as streetwalkers. Some would really get into it, wearing tight, ultra-short dresses, shiny stilettos, and gaudy jewelry. Despite this ridiculous getup, they tended to look better than the real hookers. While this certainly made it easier to lure johns, it sometimes gave them away. Real-life hookers don't look anything like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. Instead, they tend to be dirty, scrawny, pathetic characters, addicted to crack or heroin. Johns occasionally became suspicious of the undercover officers because they looked a little too good. ...

He also describes actual prostitutes in action.

By - 2/8/09 - 3:31 pm

A guy in a South End coffeeshop clues Jeanne Harnois in about rents in the area where Chinatown, the Theatre District and the South End come together. Of course, there's a reason the rents are so good.

By - 2/6/09 - 10:56 am

Gladys "Shorty" Delgado, 49, of Revere, was convicted yesterday for selling crack to an undercover Boston cop during a drug sweep across downtown, the Theatre District and Chinatown, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

Boston Municipal Court Judge Thomas Horgan sentenced Delgado to three years in jail, the DA's office reports.

The DA's office says Delgado has a 15-page record dating back to 1976. She added to her file on April 15, 2008, when, according to prosecutors, she and a partner sold $20 of crack at lunchtime to the undercover cop in Chinatown.

In 2004, the Globe caught up with Shorty on Edinboro Street and chatted with her about how nice Edinboro Street was for her business:

... Delgado says she set up Edinboro as her base to sell freebased crack cocaine and heroin two years ago after police rousted her from Boston Common.

Delgado says she can make $500 a night from clientele coming to Edinboro from as far away as Gloucester. She buys Chinese food or McDonald's or sends the cocaine or heroin back into her body. ...

By - 2/4/09 - 4:45 pm

Showing up with a screwdriver and knife and trying to pry open some lockers. Boston Police report arresting a couple of Cambridge men on charges they had larceny on the mind at the Boston Sports Club, 695 Atlantic Ave. on Monday afternoon.

Joseph Rodenmacher, 39, of Cambridge and Christopher Frangos, 48, of Cambridge were arrested on charges of trespassing and possession of burglarious tools (a large screwdriver and a knife) after the club reported two suspicious non-members in the men's locker room.

Innocent, etc.

By - 2/1/09 - 7:56 pm
Chinese New Year

Paul Keleher took in the Chinese New Year festivities in Chinatown today. Charles Bandes took photos, too.

Photo used under Creative Commons.

By - 2/1/09 - 10:48 am

Sullivan's the guy who wrestled an Orange Line mugger to the steps of an escalator at New England Medical Center. He talks to the Bulletin about the incident.

By - 1/22/09 - 2:10 pm

Boston Police report that workers at the C Mart, 692 Washington St., somehow managed to detain a guy who began making "stabbing motions" with a syringe when a clerk confronted him about trying to steal fruit and vegetables. Police say officers found Steven Nguyen, 32, in possession of two hypodermic needles and charged him with armed assault with intent to rob and assault by means of a dangerous weapon (hypodermic needle).

Innocent, etc.

By - 1/22/09 - 8:59 am

Christopher Blackwell, 22, of Charlestown, will be arraigned this morning on charges that he tried to steal some guy's iPod when their Orange Line train pulled into New England Medical Center around 11 a.m. on Wednesday and that when the guy refused to give it up, Blackwell punched him in the mouth, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

According to a police report (PDF copy), an off-duty Boston fire dispatcher noticed the fray and ran after Blackwell, tackling him at the base of the up escalator, which then carried the two men to the top, where the firefighter kept Blackwell on the ground until a Transit Police officer could arrive to arrest him.

Innocent, etc.

By - 12/18/08 - 11:47 am

Seems 259,000 eggs stolen from a Maine farm might be headed to Chinatown:

Trooper Michael Chavez said Tuesday that the eggs, which were intended for markets in Asia, are packaged in cartons labeled in English and Chinese.

Hard-boiled investigators scrambling for clues think insiders might have hatched the job, poaching the eggs and then loading up a trailer under cloaca of darkness.

By - 12/14/08 - 6:41 pm
By - 12/7/08 - 6:33 pm

Finance Foodie reports on a night out at Underbar at the Marriott on Tremont Street. In addition to dancers on the stage dressed in the above-mentioned attire, and bottle-service girls in old-style Playboy-bunny outfits (minus the ears and tails), there was "freaking loud" music and patrons looking like they were having a good time.

By - 10/29/08 - 4:07 pm

Will make U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan, who brought the charges against her, an issue, the Globe reports.

By - 10/29/08 - 8:49 am

And will city councilors Charles Yancey, Sam Yoon, Stephen Murphy, and John Connolly do likewise? You may recall they made a point of not endorsing anybody in the 2nd Suffolk state-senate race after their horse lost by a nose in September. Now that said horse has made them look like, at best, tools, you think they might make the best of a bad situation and endorse their fellow Democrat?

By - 10/28/08 - 11:07 pm

I wonder if Sandy Tennant wants his money back? According to state campaign records, on Oct. 15, the Republican fundraiser and former executive director of the Massachusetts Republican Party donated $500 to Wilkerson. His wife, Cynthia, donated another $303.

By - 10/23/08 - 8:00 pm

The Phoenix reports on two more issues involving Wilkerson:

One involves a questionable personal loan from a powerful developer who has dealings with the State Senate, and the other involves, yet again, failure to file tax returns, this time for a nonprofit she has run.

By - 10/22/08 - 2:34 pm

Dianne Wilkerson's campaign Web site is now www.diannedelivers08.com instead of www.diannedelivers2008.com, so don't even think of going to the latter, especially since the campaign simply pulled the plug on it, rather than doing anything so radical and risky as redirecting people who click there to the new site.

On Monday, the Herald reported the old site still listed endorsements from pols who no longer back Wilkerson, now that she's no longer the Democratic nominee for the 2nd Suffolk State Senate seat. The new site lost the endorsement list, along with the "20" in the URL.

Via PolitickerMA.

By - 10/21/08 - 10:24 pm

Sonia Chang-Diaz, could be on her way as the first Latina-American to become a state senator, representing the 2nd Suffolk District of Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill and others.

Meanwhile, Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner (African-American) blasted the "Soon-To-Be" first ever Latina on her way to becoming the next State Senator; calling Chang-Diaz "A Non-Latina" with no kind of Latino blood background in her whatsoever.

By - 10/21/08 - 1:38 am

Saturday, October 18th, hundreds of residents "spotted" the duo knocking on doors in Roxbury and Dorchester. Is that Sonia whatever-her-name-is? And is that MC Spice? The conversation is sparked, and the pitch to get support at the polls is made. Residents are wowed to have Ms. Diaz at their front door showing her normality and human side. Most were especially glad to see an old friend of the community supporting the Democratic nominee for state senate.