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.

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.

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

... Read more
By - 3/14/12 - 6:35 am

Boston Police report that as of 4:15 a.m., NStar had restored power to Bay Village, Chinatown and the area east of Clarendon Street.

Police also provide a tip for motorists who find themselves at an intersection with no functioning traffic lights and no police to direct traffic, and no, it's not to re-create that scene from Gremlins:

Motorists are asked and instructed to

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By - 3/8/12 - 2:58 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered Royale on Tremont Street to close for one day because a club worker offered to let an ejected patron back in if she serviced him orally.

The board ordered the punishment even though the club manager wouldn't let the woman back in after their quickie assignation - timed at four minutes by police - in the men's room... Read more

By - 3/6/12 - 11:44 am

A Royale employee's apparent indiscretion in dealing with a woman who really, really wanted to get back into a concert there on Jan. 18 earned the Theater District club a trip to the Boston Licensing Board to explain itself this morning.

Police say the woman, attending an 18+ show that night, told officers she was being escorted out of the club on Tremont Street for... Read more

By - 2/20/12 - 9:15 am

The Herald introduces us to the Szetos, whom the city has sued over conditions at that Harrison Avenue building that seemed ready to collapse the other day.

The Szetos, who own Chef Orient in Framingham and Chopsticks in Leominster, live in splendor in a 17-room, 9,465-square-foot mansion on five acres of land with a fountain, lawn sculptures and a separate entrance to the

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By - 2/15/12 - 8:24 am

Guilt faces possible sanctions for over-serving customers - and trying to keep a Boston Police detective from investigating one drunken woman while writing the club a sanction for two other inebriated customers.

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take against the Tremont Street club for twin incidents on Dec. 4.

At a hearing yesterday, a Boston Police detective told... Read more

By - 2/8/12 - 5:09 pm

Boston firefighters and building inspectors are at 25 Harrison Ave., where firefighters responding to a fire alarm around 3:25 p.m. found a five-story building that seemed a little unsteady on its feet. An MBTA bus was brought in for 25-30 evacuated residents.... Read more

By - 1/25/12 - 12:06 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Miller Thomas, Jr. become manager of Cure, 246 Tremont St.

Thomas told the board today he spent 33 years on the police force, more than 25 of them as a detective. If approved, Thomas would join another former BPD detective as a Theater District manager - Thomas Montgomery, who now runs Venu and Rumor on Warrenton... Read more

By - 1/23/12 - 3:32 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports several voting-rights groups have drawn up a proposed redistricting plan that would see Mike Ross having to run against Tito Jackson - if he doesn't move to Newton to run for Congress - and create an incumbent-less district covering the Chinatown, the South End, and the Fenway:

This reconfigured District 8 would become an incumbent-free, racially-mixed district with common interests

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By - 1/2/12 - 10:09 am

Pigsty ParkThey could rename it Pigsty Park.

The Globe today reports the state Department of Transportation has some ambitious plans for the land and air around the turnpike/93 interchange in Chinatown, which it hopes will eventually become a new gateway to the city, featuring new development and parks.

Parks, huh?... Read more

By - 12/31/11 - 11:45 am

BPDLive reports the woman fell from about the third floor of the garage at 200 Stuart St. around 2:30 a.m.... Read more

By - 12/13/11 - 1:20 pm

Wretched refuseUPDATE: A Chinatown resident did something revolutionary: Actually used a telephone for its original purpose today and called up Justin Holmes, head of constituent services for the city. Within 45 minutes, a city crew swung by and cleaned up the park.

We're talking actual refuse. An increasingly disgusted citizen... Read more

By - 12/10/11 - 11:06 am

Mary Soo Hoo Mess.

Right, not Dewey Square but Mary Soo Hoo Park in Chinatown, where a fed-up citizen complains:

Trash is not being collected by Public Works nor Greenway in the new Mary Soo [Hoo] Park. Has not been collected since the park opened. Trash is

... Read more
By - 12/8/11 - 5:14 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered the Glass Slipper to shut down for two days as penance for the horizontal lap dance a police detective found a dancer giving a customer early on Oct. 27.

The club, one of two strip clubs left in the Combat Zone, gets to pick when it wants to shut down.

At a hearing on Tuesday, a club manager... Read more