Chinatown

Chinatown

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.

By - 12/16/12 - 11:57 am

Stanley Staco reports that around 3:10 a.m., multiple shots were fired from an SUV on Essex Street near the I-93 ramp. Not long after, the victim showed up at the Boston Medical Center emergency room.

By - 12/15/12 - 4:40 pm

MBTA Transit Police and EMTs converged on the Chinatown stop on the Orange Line around 4:30 p.m. after a man was stabbed in the upper torso on the inbound platform. A train that left the station shortly before police were notified of the stabbing was being held at Downtown Crossing, but one possible suspect was in custody.

By - 12/13/12 - 8:05 am

Depressed?

At the Tufts Medical Center stop on the Orange Line.

By - 12/10/12 - 4:54 pm

A man released on $250 bail for his fourth drug-trafficking conviction because the drugs in the case were tested by alleged disgraced chemist Annie Dookhan was back in court today after prosecutors said undercover officers bought some crack off him near Tufts Medical Center on Saturday.

Louis Anthony Williams, 30, of Roxbury was ordered held on $15,000 bail on the new charge - and had his bail on a previous case revoked - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Williams had been released Oct. 22 during a hearing on a 2011 coke-distribution conviction. According to the DA's office:

By - 12/9/12 - 9:40 am

Mailbox right next to trashbox

A clarion call for the confused comes from a concerned citizen about the closeness of a trash receptacle to a mailbox on Beach Street in Chinatown:

By - 12/2/12 - 7:39 pm

No wonder the two blow-ins were removed from the lobby of the DoubleTree Inn on Washington Street near Tufts Medical Center and deposited in the local hoosegow for the rest of the night.

By - 11/28/12 - 9:52 am

Eater Boston dishes on Pigalle owner Marc Orfaly's online response to a customer who found herself disgusted with the pumpkin pie he served up on Thanksgiving. It's not pretty.

By - 10/26/12 - 9:52 am

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 immediately stopped offering free drinks to guests after the police visit and said the hotel has started setting up the accounting system it will need to offer free drinks to guests.

Huh?

By - 10/26/12 - 9:36 am

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 measure out and pour drinks - and then keep a running tab at roughly $10 to $12 a pop.

By - 10/25/12 - 4:37 pm

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.

By - 10/24/12 - 6:55 pm

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 showed up to help bail out the other teens - still wearing the same sweatshirt he allegedly wore during the attack.

By - 10/23/12 - 12:32 pm

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.

By - 10/15/12 - 9:57 am

PenaMBTA Transit Police report arresting a man they say "manipulated himself" in front of a woman at Tufts Medical Center on Oct. 6 when the woman saw him again last night at the Orange Line station.

Police say Juan Pena, 23, started his subway interlude on Oct. 6 by piggybacking his way into the station. Then:

[He] proceeded over to the victim with his pants unzippered and was manipulating himself. The female victim screamed and attempted to walk away from the male, however he followed close behind her the entire time masturbating. The victim contacted Transit Police and reported the incident.

Last night, around 8:20, police say, the woman entered the station and saw the guy on the platform. She immediately contact police, who, after she IDed him, arrested him on a charge of open and gross conduct. He's scheduled for arraignment today in Boston Municipal Court.

Innocent, etc.

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