By - 7/13/12 - 9:00 pm

A fare-hike protest that began outside the Park Street T stop this evening ended at Chinatown station on the Orange Line, where 25 protesters held open the fare gates on the inbound side and cheered when maybe 10 people went through the open gates - although some pressed their Charlie Cards to the readers...Read more

By - 6/29/12 - 4:03 pm

Two Lynn residents were arrested today on charges they misled police and a grand jury investigating the way a Revere man was gunned down on Tremont Street in April.

Luis Sepelveda, 27, and Janice Hardy, 22, are both pals of Peter Castillo, a Salem man who went missing before police could arrest him on a murder charge, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office...Read more

By - 6/26/12 - 2:25 pm

MurrettA Quincy man who allegedly told police he never goes anywhere without his gun made an exception in the Theater District Saturday night - and now he faces a criminal charge, and somebody out there has a free loaded semi-automatic weapon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.

John Murrett, 26, was arraigned...Read more

By - 6/19/12 - 8:05 am

Around 8:15 p.m. yesterday, Rachel Zarrell spotted Sob Story Guy getting on the Orange Line at Chinatown:

Needed money to get to Worcester to "treat his staph infection." Was pretty gross.

But by 11, he'd either gotten it looked at or had just become resigned to it. Colin Steele reported from the Red Line near Harvard:

No story this time, just "anybody? Anybody?"

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By - 6/14/12 - 7:43 am

Perfect Curve, a Chinatown company that sells accessories for maintaining your collection of baseball caps, is suing the owner of a mall chain that sells baseball caps for selling allegedly patent-violating knockoffs.

In its lawsuit, filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, Perfect Curve said it had long sold cap storage devices and deodorizers to Hat World, Inc. - which owns the Lids...Read more

By - 6/7/12 - 7:29 pm

Boston Police report they have an arrest warrant for Peter Castillo, 23, of Salem, for the April 28 murder of Stephen Perez on Tremont Street.

Anyone who knows where Castillo is can call homicide detectives at 617-343-4470 or contact the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

Perez, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, was shot...Read more

By - 6/1/12 - 3:56 pm

Two musicians walked out of the Tam on Tremont Street early Sunday into a chaotic scene following one of your basic head-punching Theater District fights outside a neighboring pizza place.

That much guitarists Javier Reyes and Dustin Boudreau of Animals as Leaders and Boston Police agree on. Their accounts of what led to the two winding up in a cell at District A-1 for...Read more

By - 5/30/12 - 3:25 pm

For the second time this spring, Bijou Nightclub on Stuart Street found itself before city Licensing Director Patricia Malone to explain why police found people perched on top of couches near the club dance floor.

To be sure, this time police detectives found only three people upright on couches - although an alleged wiseass jumped up on a couch when police ordered the initial three...Read more

By - 5/7/12 - 5:17 pm

Boston Police report the four men spotted running out of a parking garage around the time Stephen Perez was murdered may have been at a birthday party at Caprice/Underbar, 275 Tremont St. earlier in the evening.

Police are looking for the four men, possibly from Lynn, in connection with the death of Perez, an Army veteran, early on April 28. Police have...Read more

By - 5/4/12 - 6:35 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for the four men shown rapidly exiting a Theater District parking garage around the time Stephen Perez was fatally shot on Tremont Street.

Investigators believe these individuals may have a connection to Lynn, MA.

Police are also asking anybody who might have been in the area around 2...Read more

By - 5/4/12 - 1:02 pm

Boston Police report scammers made off with $160,000 last month from an elderly resident who thinks they hypnotized her first.

According to police, the woman was walking down the street on April 16 when approached by three women:

One of the suspects tapped the victim on the shoulder. The victim stated the suspect spoke to her in Cantonese for about five minutes and asked

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By - 4/29/12 - 2:20 pm

PerezFriends identified the victim as Stephen Perez of Revere, whom the Globe reports had just returned from Afghanistan and who wanted to join the Revere Police Department.

The 2007 graduate of Revere High School was a sniper in the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division in Cop...Read more

By - 4/28/12 - 3:20 pm

Boston Police report finding a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound on Tremont Street, midway between Stuart and Oak, around 2 a.m. He was taken around the corner to Tufts Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.Read more

By - 4/20/12 - 5:28 am

The Globe reports five stores in Chinatown were raided yesterday as part of a state investigation into alleged abuses of the cards, given to poor people to buy food. The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports four people will be arraigned today after their arrests as part of the raids....Read more

By - 4/14/12 - 2:54 pm

Boston Police report a man was found beaten and stabbed around 2:40 a.m. today in a stairwell at the garage at 274 Tremont St.

The victim was taken to the medical center for treatment of what police say was non-life-threatening injuries.

Javier Fernandez, 35, of Dorchester, was charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, a knife. Jose Lugo, 31,...Read more

By - 4/11/12 - 4:13 pm

Maggie O'Neil filed this report:

Woman in Chinatown trying to open a coconut on the cement on the corner of Essex and Harrison this morning.

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By - 3/31/12 - 1:54 pm

A trash fire on the tracks just before Chinatown outbound around 1:40 p.m. shut service to Forest Hills. MBTA workers extinguished the fire themselves, but Boston firefighters went into the tunnel to take a look.

The last major trash fire near the Chinatown stop was almost exactly a year ago.Read more

By - 3/26/12 - 3:18 pm

Updated Tuesday afternoon.

Boston Police report a man who had just pulled into a space in a Tufts Medical Center garage on Tremont Street yesterday afternoon was pulled out by three men who parked their van next to him and who then beat him and tried to stuff him in the van.

Police say two of his attackers are the brothers of his girlfriend,...Read more

By - 3/23/12 - 4:14 pm
Downtown coyote

Downtown wildlife.

Maggie O'Neil photographed this coyote on Summer Street today.

The Animal Rescue League reports it captured the coyote in Chinatown, after a chase that included a brief foray through the mouth of the Ted Williams Tunnel. The League adds:

We are working with Mass Fish and Wildlife on a release site outside the city limits. No ACME products used on this

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