Chinatown

Chinatown

By - 7/15/14 - 2:58 pm

A stripper new to Boston got herself and Centerfolds on Lagrange Street in trouble when she gave a customer an intimate neck rub - just as Boston Police detectives were conducting a surprise inspection.

Det. William Gallagher told the Boston Licensing Board this morning he had just gotten to the club's third-floor Champagne Room - where customers can pay for more personalized attention - around 12:35 a.m. on May 19, when he saw a "substantially unclothed" employee blatantly violate city ordinances that require a minimum two-foot separation at all times between strip-club workers en deshabille and customers:

By - 7/14/14 - 9:33 am

The Orange Line inbound is shut down this morning between North Station and Back Bay as emergency responders deal with the situation. The person was still alive when taken off the tracks for transport to a local hospital.

At 9:28 a.m., Gareth K. reported: reports:

Just got off the orange line which from what we could tell hit something in the tracks, emergency crew there within minutes.

By - 7/12/14 - 7:36 pm
Aftermath of brawl in Chinatown

Juan Perez thought he was just getting some late dinner at Peach Farm, 4 Tyler St., early this morning. He got to watch a fight, too, when a group of about 10 people launched a scrum shortly before 2 a.m. that left food all over the floor and part of a wall tumbled onto the ground.

He reports at least some of the participants did not appear to be teetotalers. In the video he took, a couple of participants were run out but decided to try to continue the discussion, which restaurant workers had none of. The video ends with blue lights flashing outside and a member of the local constabulary entering.

By - 7/11/14 - 2:57 pm
Smoke from fire on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston

Kait photographed the smoke rising from a car fire on the inbound turnpike under Washington Street shortly after noon today - not long after another car went up in flames on River Street at Rosa Street in Hyde Park.

Dessert1st got a view of the smoke plume from higher up:

Smoke rises from turnpike car fire in Boston
By - 7/11/14 - 12:25 am

Around 12:15 a.m. at Tremont Street near Marginal Road; one in the stomach. A suspect was arrested at Marginal and Washington.

UPDATE: Boston Police provide this account of what happened after an officer on patrol was flagged down by a whole group of people being chased by a guy with a knife:

By - 6/25/14 - 5:47 pm

A concerned citizen posts a photo of the ghastly scene off Tufts Street:

Ever growing Lake of foul liquid behind c-mart. It is bubbling.

By - 6/13/14 - 4:31 pm

Dylan Manley was at Chinatown on the Orange Line and reports service was halted around 4:20 p.m. when a man decided to go from one platform to the other by way of the tracks:

He walked down platform on NB side, jumped onto tracks, and walked across to SB side.

The T shut power as police got the trackwalker off the tracks - which turned out to be a good thing, Daniel Borque, who was also at Chinatown, reports:

He fell on third rail being hauled out. It was turned off or he'd have been a goner.

By - 6/11/14 - 4:30 pm

Njisane Chambers, 26, of Milton, had bail set at $25,000 at his arraignment on charges he stabbed a man and a woman in the back at closing time outside Rumor and Venu on Warrenton Street early Saturday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Police doing closing-time crowd control outside the bars came upon a woman lying on the ground, with two men grappling with each other above her, the DA's office says:

By - 6/7/14 - 8:27 am

Boston EMS Incidents reports two people were stabbed on Warrenton Street around 2 a.m. - one in the chest, one in the side.

By - 5/20/14 - 3:04 pm

Chau Chow City, 81 Essex St., learns Thursday whether it faces any penalties for an April incident in which detectives say they found four people, at least one under age, drinking alcohol-infused "tea" and playing a drinking game that is illegal in Massachusetts restaurants.

By - 5/16/14 - 8:53 am

The Wall Street Journal has a nice overview of all the new residential projects attracting rich white people to the Washington Street corridor that starts this way:

New high-rise developments are transforming the neighborhood once called 'the Combat Zone'

By - 5/9/14 - 9:09 pm

An ISD health inspector this week ordered Taiwan Cafe, 34 Oxford St., closed until it can fix a long list of violations, including prescription drugs found above areas where food is prepared - and stored with some food - storing ice under pipes from a hand-washing sink and letting some food sit on a sink used for washing mops.

The can of Raid the inspector found atop a walk-in refrigerator did little to assuage concerns about pest control - especially not with the evidence of flies found in the kitchen.

By - 5/2/14 - 11:54 am

Boston Police report arresting on man on charges he threw a woman into a metal security gate around 2 a.m. and a second man on charges he punched the woman in the face - even as police were arresting the first guy.

By - 4/26/14 - 2:31 pm

WGBH examines the skyscrapers that are driving up rental prices in Chinatown and driving out longtime residents.

By - 3/29/14 - 6:45 am
Late night at Park Street. Photo by MBTA.

Late night at Park Street. Photo by MBTA.

Walkingbostonian reports on the first night of extra weekend service on the T:

B train totally crushed, busier than rush hour, after 2 am, and we had to leave many people behind on all the platforms.

Packing them in.

ElmerCat also rode the early-morning rails:

By - 3/20/14 - 3:14 pm
Steel beam at 45 Stuart Street

The Boston Fire Department took this photo of a 12th-floor beam at 45 Stuart Street, which had parts of floors from 12 down to 6 collapse this morning.

By - 3/20/14 - 8:05 am
45 Stuart St.

Not supposed to see sky there. Photo by BFD.

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 beams on the fifth floor show signs of major damage.

Stuart, Washington and Tremont streets were shut. OSHA is on the way.

By - 3/13/14 - 1:34 pm

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.

Innocent, etc.

By - 3/11/14 - 4:59 pm
Kaze in Chinatown

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?

By - 3/9/14 - 5:46 pm

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.:

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