Chinatown

By - 3/3/13 - 2:58 pm
Orange Line portal

Go to the front of the outbound Orange Line station at Chinatown and you'll see these mysterious tunnel entrances just past the end of the station, where the tracks curve on the way to Tufts Medical Center.

What strange wonders lie on the other side of this gateway?

Not much, alas. It's a few hundred feet of tunnel left over from when the Orange Line... Read more

By - 3/1/13 - 1:54 pm

Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.

Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at www.glad.org/events.

Don't miss our amazing auction... Read more

By - 2/26/13 - 1:22 pm

A stripper who reported two days early to her new job at the Glass Slipper on Lagrange Street never got a chance to strut her stuff. Instead, she wound up under arrest after a bruising battle with a waitress that left both with cuts and the club having to answer to the Boston Licensing Board.

At a hearing this morning, a club manager and a... Read more

By - 2/20/13 - 9:01 am

Transit Police report arresting a Beverly man last night after he allegedly offered to pay an undercover officer $40 for what police call "oral copulation."

Police say the officer was on the inbound Orange Line platform around 6 p.m. when Handell Liburd, 33, approached her and began to chat with her:

Liburd eventually directed the conversation to the topic of making money and inquired

... Read more
By - 2/18/13 - 10:25 am

Boston Police report a man walking along Lincoln Street around 1:45 a.m. was set upon by a group of men, who stabbed him and then jumped into two cars.

Police say the man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but that he is expected to survive.

A short while later, police say, officers stopped a car matching one of the victim's descriptions:... Read more

By - 2/17/13 - 5:31 pm

Chinese New Year celebration in Boston

Arturo Gossage took in the Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown today.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 2/14/13 - 12:31 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that a state trooper will get his day in court to make the case that two Boston detectives libeled him in a report on overcrowding at a nightclub where he sometimes moonlighted as a DJ.

In its ruling, which overturns a lower court's ruling against Trooper Anthony Dear, the court said a report by detectives John Devaney and Kevin... Read more

By - 2/14/13 - 8:56 am

Hearts in the snow

Sgalla watched a kid waiting for a school bus on Kneeland Street this morning makes some snowy Valentine's Day hearts.... Read more

By - 2/9/13 - 12:32 am

Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain around 10 p.m. Photo by Ben Ray.Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain around 10 p.m. Photo by Ben Ray.

Kneeland Street in Chinatown.</body></html>... Read more

By - 1/15/13 - 3:13 pm

After plowing into a car in Chinatown Saturday evening, Timothy Davidson sped off on the Expressway, stopped at a South End gas station, then, when police approached, fell out of his rented box truck, cracked his head on the pavement and fell asleep, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Davidson, whose OUI convictions date back to 1980, was then placed under arrest on charges... Read more

By - 1/14/13 - 5:00 pm

MBTA Transit Police report an Orange Line rider engrossed in a game on his iPhone 4 failed to notice the guy who was about to snatch it out of his hands as the train pulled into Tufts Medical Center around 12:20 p.m.

However, police say:

The victim gave chase, following Isiah Cooper out onto Washington Street. The victim was yelling for passersby to stop

... Read more
By - 1/14/13 - 9:58 am

A customer at a LaGrange Street strip club faces arraignment on larceny charges after he allegedly refused to pay a $770 bill early this morning.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, Charles Dirac, 27, "grew belligerent" when given his bill at Centerfolds. A bouncer told the detail cop who placed him under arrest that he'd been "upstairs," where customers can pay extra for... Read more

By - 1/3/13 - 3:04 pm

Boston Police report a teller at the Bank of America branch at 157 Stuart St. this morning simply refused to hand over any money to a guy who'd just given her a note reading "YOU KNOW WHAT I WANT GIVE ME ALL THE $100'S AND $50'S COUNT IT OUT IN FRONT OF ME."

When she then walked away from the man - described... Read more

By - 1/1/13 - 7:10 pm

Boston Police are scouring the downtown area looking for an older white guy in a blue scally cap and a gray sweatshirt who held up Amazing Express, 57 Stuart St., around 6:40 p.m. Initial reports were that the man had a gun, but he may just have made motions under his clothes like he did.

By - 12/16/12 - 11:57 am

Stanley Staco reports that around 3:10 a.m., multiple shots were fired from an SUV on Essex Street near the I-93 ramp. Not long after, the victim showed up at the Boston Medical Center emergency room.

By - 12/15/12 - 4:40 pm

MBTA Transit Police and EMTs converged on the Chinatown stop on the Orange Line around 4:30 p.m. after a man was stabbed in the upper torso on the inbound platform. A train that left the station shortly before police were notified of the stabbing was being held at Downtown Crossing, but one possible suspect was in custody.

UPDATE: MBTA Transit Police report Anthony Bonner,... Read more

By - 12/13/12 - 8:05 am

Depressed?

At the Tufts Medical Center stop on the Orange Line.

By - 12/10/12 - 4:54 pm

A man released on $250 bail for his fourth drug-trafficking conviction because the drugs in the case were tested by alleged disgraced chemist Annie Dookhan was back in court today after prosecutors said undercover officers bought some crack off him near Tufts Medical Center on Saturday.

Louis Anthony Williams, 30, of Roxbury was ordered held on $15,000 bail on the new charge - and had... Read more

By - 12/9/12 - 9:40 am

Mailbox right next to trashbox

A clarion call for the confused comes from a concerned citizen about the closeness of a trash receptacle to a mailbox on Beach Street in Chinatown:

People accidentally put mail into it and cannot get it back. Or dump trash into mail

... Read more
By - 12/2/12 - 7:39 pm

No wonder the two blow-ins were removed from the lobby of the DoubleTree Inn on Washington Street near Tufts Medical Center and deposited in the local hoosegow for the rest of the night.

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