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.

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.

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

... Read more
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