By - 4/2/16 - 10:41 pm

Around 10 p.m. at Washington and Beach streets. In addition to his skull mask, the robber wore a black hoodie.

By - 3/31/16 - 10:16 pm

Stanley Staco reports two people were stabbed around 9:10 p.m. at Beach and Lincoln streets.

By - 3/30/16 - 8:18 am

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Adam Cheung says goodbye to Chinatown activist Henry Yee, who died earlier this month. He also shows the ceremonial burning of the lion's head after the service.

By - 3/24/16 - 3:41 pm

Sampan reports developers recently showed residents plans for a hotel at 15 Harrison Ave. at Beach Street with 126 rooms and 6 suites. The hotel would not have a kitchen or restaurant, as a way of encouraging guests to explore the neighborhood.

At the other end of Chinatown, a different set of developers have BRA approval for a hotel with tiny rooms at Tremont and Stuart streets.

By - 3/20/16 - 11:57 pm

Bostonese reports that Henry Yee, a founder and longtime leader of the Chinatown Residents Association, died Saturday.

Like the mailman, whether sun or rain, sleet or snow, you could always find Mr. Yee trudging the path to the State House to lobby for the bilingual ballot, to City Hall to register concerns about luxury development, or marching through East Boston and Chelsea on May Day to stand up for all immigrant workers’ rights, regardless of ethnicity or immigration status.

By - 3/16/16 - 4:50 pm

Does anyone know how much will cost a taxi or other option to Boston Logan International Airport from Courtyard Marriott Tremont?

By - 3/14/16 - 8:25 am

BuzzFeed looks at gentrification in Chinatown through through the lens of two sisters forced out of their apartment.

Meanwhile, a City Council committee holds a hearing at 4 p.m. today on a proposed "just-cause eviction" ordinance that would require landlords to state reasons for evictions - and mediation for large rent increases. The hearing will be in the council's fifth-floor chambers in City Hall.

By - 3/14/16 - 7:20 am

It's the dreaded "severe" delays into town from Forest Hills due to a train that mistook Chinatown for the Pearly Gates this morning. Oh, but wait, what's this? Yes, trains from Oak Grove into downtown aren't coming, either.

By - 3/12/16 - 11:15 am

At the corner of Stuart Street and Tremont Street, in 2013 there was a Panera's Bread which could still be there today, 2016.

In the 1970s to the early 1980s, there was a barroom/strip joint which was part of the Combat Zone at Stuart and Tremont Street. It was a unique location in the Combat Zone as it was some 2 blocks away from the main area of what was called the Combat Zone. I am trying to recall the name of this the Combat Zone barroom.
Long time memory versus short time memory is funny as you get older. I can not recall all of what i did yesterday, but i have a video memory of what that Stuart/Tremont Street barroom in the 70s looked like inside like it was this morning i went in. There was also a barroom on the second floor but they did not advertise on the outside. But i can not recall the name of the business.

By - 3/10/16 - 4:29 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted today to continue a hearing on a January incident at Savvor on Lincoln Street until April 5, to give the place's management a chance to explain just what happened - and why they're not at fault. Read more.

By - 3/8/16 - 11:48 am

UPDATE: Hearing continued to April 5.

Two men trying to sneak their drinks out of Savvor on Lincoln Street at closing time on Jan. 16 didn't count on an off-dury security person hanging out at the employee door they tried to use. When he told them to leave the drinks inside, one held him while the other stabbed him repeatedly, a BPD sergeant and the bouncer told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing this morning. Read more.

By - 3/7/16 - 9:59 am
Two cars on fire on Lagrange Street in Chinatown

Tyler Sanborn looked down around 9:45 a.m. to see two cars on fire in a parking lot on Lagrange Street in Chinatown.

By - 3/3/16 - 12:48 pm
Ghostbusters scene shot in Boston Chinatown?

Chinatown losing phone service due to slime in the switching station at Harrison and Essex.

The Ghostbusters trailer is out, and, sure, it opens with scenes of Manhattan, but we all know better, right?

Take, for example, the scene that shows one of the protagonists thrown out a window of the second floor of a Chinese restaurant that's really Kaze Shabu Shabu, also at Harrison and Essex (note the addition of a couple of Manhattan water tanks and what appears to be the New York City Municipal Building): Read more.

By - 2/28/16 - 11:02 am
Graffiti: Make America hate again

ItalianInBoston spotted this graffiti (well, it would be hard not to) on Knapp Street in Chinatown last night.

By - 2/25/16 - 7:12 pm

Boston Police are hoping to catch a guy without all his teeth before he holds up another downtown pedestrian at the point of his 12-inch kitchen knife. Read more.

By - 2/21/16 - 2:48 pm
Celebrating the lunar New Year in Chinatown

Arturo Gossage attended the lunar-new-year Lion Dance in Chinatown today.

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

By - 2/1/16 - 7:17 am

UPDATE: Bail set at $5,000 (DA asked for $7,500).

WBZ reports a woman was dragged by the SUV that hit her on Kneeland Street around 1:40 a.m. to Columbia Road in Uphams Corner. A man was also hit, but not dragged.

Xiao Ying Zhou, 44, a massage therapist from Sandwich, will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court today on two counts of leaving the scene of a collision causing personal injury, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. The female victim, 48, remains alive, the DA's office says.

Innocent, etc.

By - 1/31/16 - 11:59 am
Mayor Marty Walsh celebrates Chinese New Year in Boston

Among those attending the Chinatown Main Streets Chinese New Year's banquet was Mayor Walsh. Arturo Gossage was also there and posted photos.

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

By - 1/22/16 - 7:40 am
New Joy Luck Hot Pot Restaurant in Boston's Chinatown

In addition to retaining the old pagoda-ish overhang and lights, the new Joy Luck Hot Pot Restaurant is keeping the red and yellow colors of the McDonald's it's replacing at the corner of Washington and Kneeland streets.

By - 12/27/15 - 2:43 pm
Caution sign

Look up at the corner of Knapp and Beach streets in Chinatown and you'll see this sign on an old building on Knapp Street.

Presumably, at one time, there were stairs or a fire escape on the outside of the building, because otherwise it makes no sense except for people who have won the battle with gravity: Read more.