Tyler Sanborn looked down around 9:45 a.m. to see two cars on fire in a parking lot on Lagrange Street in Chinatown.
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.
ItalianInBoston spotted this graffiti (well, it would be hard not to) on Knapp Street in Chinatown last night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A city health inspector yesterday ordered Bubor Cha Cha, 41 Beach St., to shut immediately after an inspection found a variety of violations, including pork and fish left out on counters too long, raw food stored above ready-to-eat food, fruit flies and hand sinks being blocked by boxes - and not having any hot water.
Also, hot egg rolls were being stored at temperatures that weren't hot enough.
The restaurant can re-open after a re-inspection shows the problems have been fixed.
An Alewife-bound Red Line train developed some electrical issues shortly after 6 p.m. and that meant smoke at Central Square, so the train was taken out of service.
Around the same time, some young women got into a bit of a fight on the outbound platform at Chinatown just as a train was pulling in. The train was halted so police could clear up the affray, but, of course, that halted all the trains behind it.
The owner of a Chinatown discount store and two of her workers orchestrated a downtown shoplifting ring with which to stock their own shelves, prosecutors charged today. Read more.
When German immigrant Jacob Wirth started his eponymous restaurant in 1868, he offered both food and what we'd now probably call artisanal beer. That's Herr Wirth himself in the poster, in front of his restaurant on Eliot Street - a long-gone street across from the present location on Stuart Street. Read more.
The old McDonald's at Washington and Kneeland streets has a new sign advertising the impending arrival of Joy Luck Hot Pot.
State records show it will be owned by Chun Lian Lin of Malden and Qian Wang of Charlestown. They have yet to appear before the Boston Licensing Board for a food-serving license.
The woman, Sgt. Det. Robert Mulvey testified this morning, was "substantially unclothed," she was straddling the man's waist and she was in motion.
Now Christine Pulgini, acting director of licensing and consumer affairs for the city of Boston, has to decide whether the stripper at the Glass Slipper on Lagrange Street was merely engaged in exotic dancing, which is permitted under the First Amendment, or whether she was participating in the sort of "intimate physical contact" prohibited under Section F 1(c) of the Rules and Regulations of the Mayor's Licensing Division. Read more.
Njisane Chambers, 28, of Milton, faces at least five years in state prison for stabbing two people and trying to slice up a third outside the Rumor and Venu nightclubs on June 17, 2014. Read more.
If you live in the path of Logan Airport departures there's no doubt you were unable to sleep the morning of Saturday, October 31, 2015. He's a chart of the flights from about 5:30 A.M. to about 9:00.
The same data is presented here as a gif.
St. Francis House and the Archdiocese of Boston are seeking BRA permission to convert the old Young Men's Christian Union building at 48 Boylston St. into 46 apartments for residents making no more than 60% of the area's median income. Read more.
Beth shows us the results of a water-main break on Washington Street in Chinatown this afternoon.