Chinatown

Chinatown

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

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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:

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 McGill of the BPD licensing division did not have "absolute immunity" against a defamation claim.

By - 2/14/13 - 8:56 am

Hearts in the snow

Sgalla watched a kid waiting for a school bus on Kneeland Street this morning makes some snowy Valentine's Day hearts.

By - 2/9/13 - 12:32 am

Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain around 10 p.m. Photo by Ben Ray.Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain around 10 p.m. Photo by Ben Ray.

By - 1/15/13 - 3:13 pm

After plowing into a car in Chinatown Saturday evening, Timothy Davidson sped off on the Expressway, stopped at a South End gas station, then, when police approached, fell out of his rented box truck, cracked his head on the pavement and fell asleep, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 1/14/13 - 5:00 pm

MBTA Transit Police report an Orange Line rider engrossed in a game on his iPhone 4 failed to notice the guy who was about to snatch it out of his hands as the train pulled into Tufts Medical Center around 12:20 p.m.

However, police say:

By - 1/14/13 - 9:58 am

A customer at a LaGrange Street strip club faces arraignment on larceny charges after he allegedly refused to pay a $770 bill early this morning.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, Charles Dirac, 27, "grew belligerent" when given his bill at Centerfolds. A bouncer told the detail cop who placed him under arrest that he'd been "upstairs," where customers can pay extra for private viewings.

Innocent, etc.

By - 1/3/13 - 3:04 pm

Boston Police report a teller at the Bank of America branch at 157 Stuart St. this morning simply refused to hand over any money to a guy who'd just given her a note reading "YOU KNOW WHAT I WANT GIVE ME ALL THE $100'S AND $50'S COUNT IT OUT IN FRONT OF ME."

By - 1/1/13 - 7:10 pm

Boston Police are scouring the downtown area looking for an older white guy in a blue scally cap and a gray sweatshirt who held up Amazing Express, 57 Stuart St., around 6:40 p.m. Initial reports were that the man had a gun, but he may just have made motions under his clothes like he did.

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