The Boston Licensing Board formally issued a "warning" to the Revere Hotel yesterday because three police detectives found the hotel giving guests a free glass of sparkling wine when they checked in on Sept. 6.
The warning has no practical consequences unless the hotel is found violating the statewide ban on free drinks again. Hotel attorney Dennis Quilty vowed that wouldn't happen because the hotel... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved "bottle service" at Bijou on Stuart Street in the Theater District.
This being Boston, of course, a table of people would not be able to simply buy an entire bottle of liquor for the night. Instead, Bijou managers said at a hearing on Wednesday, a group would reserve a table and be assigned a tableside host, who would... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board today ordered a six-day license suspension for Splash after police and fire inspectors shut the place down on Sept. 29 for serving minors and stuffing too many people inside. The board also ordered a separate three-day punishment for another incident of overcrowding in August.
At a hearing Tuesday, Lt. Det. Stephen Meade and Sgt. Det. William Mulvey said they decided to... Read more
Six teens were arraigned today on charges they attacked a woman on an Orange Line train yesterday evening and made off with her cell phone. And after they were done, they exchanged high fives, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The DA's office adds that one of the teens, Eric Thompson, 18, of Dorchester, was arrested at Transit Police headquarters in Roxbury when he... Read more
One of two men shot in a dispute over a seat at the LaGrange Street strip club in August remains in the hospital, "still suffering serious injuries," a police detective said today.
Det. Michael Talbot was testifying at a Boston Licensing Board hearing on the Aug. 8 double shooting at closing time. Steven Gayle of Jamaica Plain was arrested not long after the shootings.... Read more
Police are looking for three women they say scammed an elderly Chinatown resident out of cash and jewelry through a fable involving her son and a "miracle healer."
The incident bears some similarities to an April incident that also involved three women - who allegedly hypnotized another elderly resident into giving up $160,000 in cash.
Police say that this past Sunday, an elderly... Read more
But now Splash, on Kneeland Street, faces a Boston Licensing Board hearing on Oct. 23, the Daily Free Press reports.
A man who ran gambling dens on Edinboro Street, Harrison Avenue and Beach Street, and who employed aggressive muscle to beat up people who owed him money, pleaded guilty on Friday to an 11-count indictment charging him with running an illegal gambling business and using threats of violence, the US Attorney's office in Boston announced.
Minh Cam Luong, a.k.a. Ming Jai, 48, will be... Read more
Where the Japanese prefer sake, which is fermented from rice, Koreans would rather down soju, which is distilled from rice. That's now gotten two Korean-oriented restaurants in trouble with the Boston Licensing Board, because fermented beverages are allowed under their licenses, while distilled beverages - even with a similar alcohol content - are not.
Last week, the board voted to suspend Apollo Grill & Sushi's... Read more
Updated 6:30 p.m. with additional info from Boston Police.
Stanley Staco reports somebody in a white Jaguar fired some rounds at another car outside 274 Tremont St. around 3 a.m. Around 4:30 a.m., somebody caught up with the car on Washington Street in Roxbury, right in front of the B-2 police station, and opened fire, hitting its three occupants.
BPD brass, managers of the Wang Theater, the Charles Playhouse and the W Hotel and elderly residents of a Tremont Street building turned out en masse at a licensing hearing this morning to oppose Royale's request to increase its capacity from 770 to 1220, saying the area has enough trouble already with the club goers it has now.
Royale argues the increase would actually make... Read more
Royale, 279 Tremont St., is seeking permission from the city to expand its capacity from 775 to the 1,200 patrons its troubled predecessor, Roxy, was once allowed to let in.
The Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing holds a hearing on the request on Sept. 5. The office slashed Roxy's maximum capacity to 775 in 2007 after a skein of violations, from overcrowding in... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that started in a stove at the Ga Ga Seafood Restaurant, 25 Tyler St., went to two alarms after it was reported at 9:46 a.m.
The fire displaced 24 residents living in seven apartments above the restaurant and did an estimated $300,000 in damage - to the restaurant and six nearby businesses - the department says.... Read more
One of the two men shot at the Glass Slipper on LaGrange Street a week ago remains hospitalized in critical condition - and needed emergency surgery yesterday - a Boston Police detective said today.
Sgt. Det. Michael Talbot, other police officers and the owner and some workers at the Glass Slipper testified today at a hearing by the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and... Read more
Adam Castiglioni reports on a BRA vote tonight to allow a 19-story hotel with 240 "micro guest rooms" at Stuart and Tremont.
UPDATE: Suspect identified as Steven Gayle, 35, of Jamaica Plain.
This morning, blood stains the sidewalk outside the Glass Slipper, a Combat Zone holdover on LaGrange Street, where two people were shot around closing time today.
Demolition crews are, finally, tearing down the hulking old Dainty Dot Hosiery building on Kingston Street, where Chinatown meets the Leather District and the Greenway. Once they're done with the 123-year-old building, construction crews will start work on a 26-story apartment building. So... Read more