The City Council today approved a request to the state legislature to let Boston create "sub-precincts" in certain crowded districts in Bay Village, Chinatown, Roxbury, Downtown, South Boston and the South End. Read more.
A pair of 18-year-old Suffolk University students with fake Canadian IDs managed to procure a couple of vodka drinks at Bijou on Stuart Street shortly before several Boston police officers walked in for an unscheduled inspection on Nov. 10. Read more.
As expected, Edward Flynn, son of the former mayor, is taking steps to run for the District 2 City Council seat that Bill Linehan is giving up. Read more.
Boston Police report an investigation into how a man turned up at Tufts Medical Center with stab wounds early this morning led them to a condo at the Residences at W Boston, 110 Stuart St., where they found fresh blood and what turned out to be 30 pounds of marijuana and various tools associated with its sale. Read more.
The Globe reports that Bill Linehan won't seek a seventh term as city councilor in District 2, which covers South Boston, the South End, Chinatown and Downtown.
Frank Ulip, who lives downtown and Peter Lin-Marcus, who lives in Chinatown, have both signaled their interest in running for the seat this fall by forming political committees. However, Linehan's announcement could also lead to a flood of candidates from South Boston.
Adam Cheung posts video of the celebrations in Chinatown.
A man escorted out of West End Johnnie's on Portland Street shortly before closing on Nov. 11 says he suffered a broken nose and a fractured eye socket in an attack down the street by Trump haters who'd overheard him expressing his happiness at the election results two nights earlier. On Nov. 12, another man claimed he was jumped by more than a dozen Trump supporters and bouncers at Limelight on Tremont Street, whom he claims broke his nose.
Boston Police assigned a civil-rights detective to investigate the West End Johnnie's case, but say there is no evidence the Limelight victim was jumped by anybody, let alone 15 Trump supporters. Read more.
A downtown resident has registered a formal campaign organization with state elections officials.
Frank Ulip says he will run for the District 2 seat now held by Bill Linehan of South Boston. Linehan has yet to say if he'll be running for re-election this fall. The city does not release formal petitions for collecting signatures until May. Read more.
The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved plans to convert the top three floors of the century-old Verizon switching station at Harrison Avenue and Essex Street into 46 apartments. Read more.
A man turned up with at least three stab wounds on Harrison Avenue between Bennet and Nassau streets shortly after 1 a.m. on Jan. 30. A passerby who found him walked him to the nearby Tufts Medical Center. Police were unable to determine exactly where he had been stabbed.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether Bijou, 51 Stuart St., deserves any sort of punishment for the way BPD detectives found "numerous male patrons swigging champagne from 750-ml bottles - glowing 750-ml bottles - as they strolled around the club on New Year's Eve. Read more.
A Boston College student finds himself seduced by the luxury of a fellow student's condo in a Chinatown high rise, then realizes that no, that life is not for him.
The Zoning Board of Appeals today agreed with a request from the company that wants to put a large electronic billboard on the Veolia plant on Kneeland Street to defer any hearing until June, after a representative from the company acknowledged the company's having just a wee bit of trouble getting anybody in Chinatown to support the thing. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered Genki Ya, 232 Tremont St., shut for two days because BPD detectives caught three underage BU students with rum drinks - and the realistic-looking but fake out-of-state IDs they'd used to buy them. Read more.
Around 3:55 p.m. outside 40 Boylston St. The suspects are described as two black men, in their 20s, one wearing baggy gray pants, a dark jacket and a black knit hat.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered Icon, 100 Warrenton St., shut indefinitely over a pair of incidents in which detectives found underage drinkers on the premises. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to punish Venu for a September incident that left people drenched in cheap champagne and two BPD detectives unable to ferret out the underage drinkers they suspected were part of the festive crowd. Read more.