Chinatown

By - 12/6/11 - 3:35 pm

Venu manager Tom Montgomery with map showing distance between shooter and club.Venu manager Tom Montgomery with map showing distance between shooter and club.

UPDATE: Board agrees with club; issues no penalty.

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to order a... Read more

By - 12/6/11 - 11:53 am

A stripper caught by Boston Police detectives as she writhed on top of a patron at the Glass Slipper on LaGrange Street no longer works at the club, a manager told the Boston Licensing Board today.

Det. William Gallagher told the board that during a routine inspection around 1 a.m. on Oct. 27, he and another detective found a male patron lying on a couch... Read more

By - 12/4/11 - 9:54 am

Construction in the Combat Zone

Construction has finally begun on a luxury tower at Washington and LaGrange streets. Once it's completed, how long do you think Centerfolds and the Glass Slipper - the Combat Zone's last two strip clubs - can hold out before their buildings are torn... Read more

By - 12/2/11 - 11:50 pm

Boston Police report arresting Samuel Higginbottom, 23, for four shootings outside Venu on Warrenton Street early on Nov. 18.

Police say officers arrested Higginbottom without incident in Union Square in Allston today and charged him with four counts of assault with intent to murder. His four allged victims, aged 23-33, were not fatally struck, police say.

Innocent, etc.... Read more

By - 11/23/11 - 8:57 pm

The Globe reports a recount showed Bill Linehan really did beat Suzanne Lee - and that a council redistricting plan he authored would shift two precincts where he did really poorly out of his district.

By - 11/18/11 - 3:01 pm

South End Patch reports Suzanne Lee will formally ask the city elections department to recount votes in District 2, where officials said she lost to incumbent Councilor Bill Linehan by just 87 votes.

By - 11/8/11 - 9:47 pm

With all precincts now in, city numbers show incumbent Councilor Bill Linehan defeating challenger Suzanne Lee by just 87 votes in District 2 (South Boston, South End, Chinatown).

By - 11/7/11 - 1:55 pm

(Originally appeared at www.bostonbastard.com. This post reflects the opinion of the Boston Bastard and not that of UHub and Adam G.)

In September, Suzanne Lee had one thing that Bill Linehan didn’t – the element of surprise. No one expected a first-time candidate from Chinatown to give much trouble to an incumbent South Bostonian in “South Boston’s District.”

That all changed when Lee... Read more

By - 11/5/11 - 8:53 pm

Mark Garfinkel photographs the day's most bizarre traffic accident, early this morning at Marginal and Washington streets.

By - 10/31/11 - 8:40 am

A concerned citizen posts a photo of a big fat tour bus parked at a T bus stop:

Yet another tour bus illegally parked in a city bus stop, causing city bus to double park and disembark passengers in the middle of the street! Please do something about this. We just went to a meeting at City Hall regarding this matter. The Leather District

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By - 10/28/11 - 10:26 pm

Rainy night in Chinatown

Photographynatalia walked around Chinatown last night.

Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 10/16/11 - 7:32 pm

Parcel 24. Graphic from Asian Community Development Corp.Parcel 24. Graphic from Asian Community Development Corp.

City and state officials gather Monday morning to announce financial help for a planned development that would restore housing to a block demolished for a support structure for I-93 nearly... Read more

By - 10/16/11 - 12:41 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports several state reps are shepherding an "emergency" bill that would, immediately on passage, let Boston and other communities ban overnight commercial trash pickups. Legislators consider the ide at a hearing on Oct. 18 at the State House, Room A-1, starting at 10 a.m.

The proposal, backed by, among others, Marty Walz (D-Back Bay) and Aaron Michlewitz, would dovetail with an effort... Read more

By - 10/15/11 - 7:25 am

Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com

It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting... Read more

By - 10/12/11 - 8:03 am

Boston Police report arresting four guys on charges they stomped on two men for no particular reason at Boylston and Washington streets around 2:30 a.m. on Monday.

They were arrested, police say, with the help of a Good Samaritan who had his car smashed in by the four as they fled the scene - and via identification by one of the victims, who... Read more

By - 10/8/11 - 10:33 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports an eight-story garage at 40 Beach St. dropped some brick and concrete around 4 p.m., leading city officials to shut and evacuate it and close down Beach and Harrison Avenue.

The department reports one person suffered a minor leg injury. One car was damaged and the window of a neighboring bank was cracked by falling concrete. Cars parked... Read more

By - 10/5/11 - 12:54 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Chinatown woman last night on charges her Hudson Street massage parlor offered a bit more than just shoulder rubs.

Police say an undercover officer, responding to "numerous complaints from community members" about sex for a fee on the third floor of 20 Hudson St. arranged for a massage around 8 p.m. yesterday:

The undercover officer, on arrival was

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By - 10/2/11 - 9:00 pm

The Globe reports southbound delays on the Orange Line this afternoon were caused when a train had to be stopped and then taken out of service at Chinatown when a passenger kicked out a window.

By - 9/28/11 - 7:53 am

Mike Ball considers last night's results in District 2, which saw challenger Suzanne Lee of the South End top incumbent Bill Linehan of South Boston:

Like those inconsiderate schlubs who stroll slowly while jaywalking to inconvenience as many drivers as possible, some Boston neighborhoods love a sense of power. South Boston has been one, as in returning the dreadful bigoted Jim Kelly to this

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By - 9/26/11 - 8:38 am

Voters in District 2 (South Boston, South End, Chinatown), District 3 (Dorchester) and District 7 (Roxbury, Fenway) will narrow down the field of candidates tomorrow for the November elections.

In District 2, incumbent Bill Linehan is facing challenges from Suzanne Lee and Robert Ferrara. Report from a candidate forum.

In District 3, seven candidates want to replace retiring Councilor Maureen Feeney: ... Read more

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