Chinatown

By - 7/9/13 - 2:49 pm

An angry exchange of words between two strippers in their locker room at the Glass Slipper one February night may or may not have ended with one one of them punched by the other's boyfriend at closing time, but it did land the club before the Boston Licensing Board today.

The board decides Thursday whether to sanction the LaGrange Street club, not so much for... Read more

By - 7/8/13 - 11:22 am

WantedThe Bank Robbery Task Force reports this guy walked into the Sovereign Bank branch at 43 Kneeland St. on July 1, gave the teller a note and got "a stack of money."

He then left via the front door and out towards Harrison Avenue.

If you know anybody who splurged over... Read more

By - 6/26/13 - 8:19 am

An actual wombat. Via Wikipedia, not Citizens Connect.An actual wombat. Via Wikipedia, not Citizens Connect.

A concerned citizen grouses about rodents of unusual size on Washington Street:

Rats! Huge! Big as a Wombat!

Ed. note: Those would be some rats, since ... Read more

By - 6/19/13 - 11:21 am

Splash, which recently reopened after a burst water pipe caused major interior damage several months ago, has had enough with the water theme and is changing its name to Bliss.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to allow the name change for the Kneeland Street club. Nobody spoke in opposition at a hearing this morning.

Splash's attorney, William Ferullo, told the board this... Read more

By - 5/31/13 - 2:51 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man on charges he tried to steal a woman's phone out of her hands at the Tufts Medical Center stop on the Orange Line last night.

According to police, Joaquin Armaiz, 43, went up to a woman walking towards the platform around 7:40 p.m., grabbed her by the shoulders and demanded her phone:

The victim refused, the male then

... Read more
By - 5/31/13 - 9:17 am

Firefighters are at Washington and Kneeland streets, where CO2 is leaking from a 100-gallon tank in the basement of the McDonald's at the corner. Police are diverting traffic away from the area.

By - 5/30/13 - 8:23 am

Underbar says it's tightened up its customer screening to keep another guy from coming in and slicing people up, following a May 3 fight that left three stabbed.

In addition to pat downs, people entering the 275 Tremont St. dance club are now also being checked with a metal-detector wand, George Kalevas, Underbar's manager, said yesterday at a hearing before Patricia Malone, director of... Read more

By - 5/14/13 - 2:16 pm

An Irishman who took offense to a German woman being in the Tam on St. Patrick's Day head butted her in the nose, sending her to the hospital and the bar to the Boston Licensing Board.

At a hearing this morning, Boston Police Sgt. Adam Mazzola said a man with "an Irish accent" became "very hostile" when he learned a woman next to him held... Read more

By - 5/3/13 - 11:49 pm

Boston Police report a melee around 1:45 a.m. at Underbar, 275 Tremont St., sent three men to the hospital.

Police say the bouncer was attempting to break up a fight between two or three men when one of them whipped out a knife and stabbed the bouncer in the arm and stomach. Police say he managed to get himself to nearby Tufts Medical... Read more

By - 4/19/13 - 4:04 pm

The following video was recorded by Douglas Bennett of Dorchester. You can follow Bennett on twitter @bostonpolitics

The video that you see is of Downtown Boston during the lockdown. This area is Chinatown's most northern border.

This footage is from near the DMV on Washington Street... Read more

By - 4/1/13 - 2:56 pm

Mumbles perched above Elephant and Castle. Photo by D.Mumbles perched above Elephant and Castle on Devonshire this afternoon. Photo by D.

Around 2:45 p.m., police cornered a turkey, presumably Mumbles, at Beach and Harrison in Chinatown. No immediate word... Read more

By - 3/29/13 - 1:26 pm

Boston Police report people coming out of the clubs on Warrenton Street this morning didn't want to go quietly into the good night.

Instead, police say, the "boisterous and uncooperative" crowd milled about the parking lot there as five arguing women began fighting with each other:

Several officers from surrounding districts arrived on scene in an attempt to control the rowdy crowd. Officers had

... Read more
By - 3/20/13 - 1:31 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports Suzanne Lee will run again this year against District 2 City Councilor Bill Linehan of South Boston.

Lee, a Chinatown resident, beat Linehan in the preliminaries two years ago, but lost to him in the election that really counted - but just by 87 votes.... Read more

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

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