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 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

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

By - 9/18/11 - 4:22 pm

The MBTA reports the driver of a Silver Line bus was taken to Tufts Medical Center with non-life-threatening "lacerations to the upper lip and eye area" after the attack around 3 p.m. at Washington and Kneeland streets The search for the suspect, who fled the scene, continues.

By - 9/14/11 - 11:17 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the five life sentences given to Nam The Tham and Siny Van Tran for the execution-style murders of five men in a Tyler Street gambling parlor in 1991.

The two fled to China, but were eventually found and extradited back from Hong Kong. A jury found them guilty in a joint trial in 2001. A third shooter remains at... Read more

By - 9/7/11 - 9:12 am

Incumbent Bill Linehan will share a room with challengers Suzanne Lee and Bob Ferrara on Sept. 13 in a forum sponsored by the Blackstone/Franklin Square Neighborhood Association

By - 9/4/11 - 10:54 am

Jacqueline Church samples the offerings at BBQsmith, a food truck that can now often be found parked by the Chinatown gate.

I chose the smoked beef sandwich. Doc had smoked pork. Both sandwiches were fantastic.

By - 9/1/11 - 6:53 pm

The Boston Fire Department evacuated the higher floors of 1 Nassau St., a residential tower where "a major water leak" on the 23rd floor sent water cascading into floors and light fixtures below.

Although the water reached the 11th floor, significant damage was only reported on floors 17 and up, which were ordered evacuated.... Read more

By - 8/25/11 - 9:41 am

Benjamin G. Smith discovers somebody'd finally had enough of the Banksy off Essex Street in Chinatown.

Pre-graffiti version of the graffiti.

By - 8/19/11 - 3:29 pm

Storm rakes the Back Bay. Photo by Drew.Storm rakes the Back Bay. Photo by Drew.

An astonished Government Center worker e-mailed about the hail around 3:30 p.m. To be more exact, he wrote:


At least one hailstone the... Read more

By - 8/16/11 - 5:01 pm

Rumor, on Warrenton Street, had to explain to the Boston Licensing Board why it was cited by police for having a customer smoking inside during an inspection on July 3 and why a 19-year-old was allowed to get a drink before slipping on a step and cracking his head open on July 20.

Club manager Tom Montgomery blamed the difficulties of catering to foreign students.... Read more

By - 8/11/11 - 3:34 pm


On the heels of today's announcement that Anthony's Pier 4 is slated to become a mixed-use, 21-story, high-rise development that will include retail and residential (apartments) comes news that an empty parking lot near Chinatown and the Theater District is the site of a proposed 29-story apartment building.

The Boston Herald, Banker & Tradesman, and Boston Business... Read more