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.

By - 12/23/15 - 10:13 am

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.

By - 12/14/15 - 6:25 pm

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.

By - 11/28/15 - 10:48 am

Lisa Gualtieri, a public-health professor at Tufts Medical School, has organized an effort to collect "wearable activity trackers" to donate to a YMCA in Fitchburg for folks who can't afford one but who could really use one.

Read more in this MobiHealthNews report.

Via Paul Levy.

By - 11/25/15 - 9:07 am
Stolen goods, allegedly, in Chinatown

Some of the allegedly stolen goods

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.

By - 11/20/15 - 11:04 am
Old Jacob Wirth poster

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.