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

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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

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.