Chinatown

Chinatown

By - 7/20/13 - 9:02 pm

Hit and run crash

Tim photographed the remains of a hit-and-run crash on Kneeland Street in Chinatown tonight:

Taxi rammed this car into pole then sped off.

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 the fight itself as for failing to call police after learning the two women had somehow gotten into it.

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.

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 wombats can be as large as 77 lbs. Also: They are not reluctant to use their razor-sharp claws and "startled wombats can also charge humans and bowl them over, with the attendant risks of broken bones from the fall."

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 morningthat no major changes were made or planned, except for new furniture and paint required as part of the recovery from the flood.

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:

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 the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing.

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 a German passport, to the point of ramming her nose with his head, causing a laceration and possibly breaking her nose.

A bar worker escorted the Germanophobe out of the crowded establishment. The woman and her companion, he said, went to nearby Tufts Medical Center for treatment.

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.

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.

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.

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 to draw non-lethal weapons (OC spray and batons) in efforts to disperse the crowd of combatants.

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.

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 ran above ground south of Chinatown station, back before 1987, when the station was called Essex Street.

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 and celebrity auctioneer Kate Clinton. You don't have to be present to win. Travel packages, restaurants, massages, and much more - something for everyone!

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 Boston police officer said the fight, on Oct. 27, stemmed from a dispute over locker space in the dancers' locker room.

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:

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:

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