Theater District

Theater District

By - 6/16/15 - 1:07 pm

Bijou owner George Aboujaoude says he is "very grateful" Boston Police quickly showed up outside his club early on May 17 - without that, a melee that ended with ten arrests, three guns seized and one officer in the hospital could have turned out far worse.

But at a Boston Licensing Board hearing on the incident this morning, Aboujaoude and club attorney Karen Simao said they're taking several steps to try to keep gang members - whom police blame for a good part of the roving brawl and all three of the guns - out of the club. Read more.

By - 5/30/15 - 6:51 am

Stanley Staco reports somebody in a car fired shots into the crowds milling around Tremont Street after the clubs closed, around 2:50 a.m.

Police initially did not find the victim; he turned up about an hour later when he showed up at his home in Mattapan.

By - 5/17/15 - 7:15 pm

Boston Police report the street outside Bijou, 51 Stuart St., was packed with Dorchester gang members at closing time early this morning - and some of them came ready for trouble with loaded guns. Read more.

By - 2/5/15 - 1:12 pm

Peter Castillo, 31, of Salem, was arraigned today on a charge of first-degree murder for the death of Stephen Perez, Jr. on April 28, 2012 in a Tremont Street parking lot, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 1/17/15 - 4:48 pm

Peter Castillo, 26, of Salem, was arrested Thursday in the Dominican Republic and returned to the US to face charges he gunned down Stephen Perez in a Tremont Street parking garage on April 28, 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 10/31/14 - 6:36 am

The Dalai Lama was in town yesterday, and while he got some of the traditional warm welcomes, Jess McDougall shows us the protesters who marched down Tremont Street and then set up camp outside the Wang Theater, where he gave a talk.

By - 10/18/14 - 4:00 pm
Castillo

The US Marshals Service has added Peter Castillo, wanted for the shooting death of Stephen Perez on Tremont Street on April 28, 2012, to its 15-most-wanted list of fugitives - and says it is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to his capture.

Police say Castillo shot Perez, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, in the back during a brawl around 2 a.m., then fled to New York and from there to the Dominican Republic.

By - 10/7/14 - 12:29 pm

The security director at Royale, 279 Tremont St., acknowledged today that even after he learned a woman said she had been groped by somebody on the dance floor, he never called police.

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to punish the club for that - and for the alleged Aug. 10 attack by an 18-year-old Boston high-school student. The student, meanwhile, faces potential criminal charges for the incident.

By - 8/7/14 - 4:56 pm

Lou Delpidio, owner of the Guilt/Underbar clubs in the Theater District, reports he's changing the name of Underbar to Candibar just as soon as some fancy new LED lights arrive from their factory in Greece.

Delpidio told the Boston Licensing Board yesterday Underbar will remain basically the same, but that the lights, which "are on a ship right now" will change the look enough to warrant the name change.

By - 8/5/14 - 1:53 pm

A man who claimed a bouncer at a Theater District club grabbed him by the neck and threw him down stairs actually wound up at Tufts Medical Center with injuries caused by smashing his own head repeatedly into a wall after being ejected for inserting himself in an argument between two people he didn't even know, police say.

By - 6/11/14 - 4:30 pm

Njisane Chambers, 26, of Milton, had bail set at $25,000 at his arraignment on charges he stabbed a man and a woman in the back at closing time outside Rumor and Venu on Warrenton Street early Saturday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Police doing closing-time crowd control outside the bars came upon a woman lying on the ground, with two men grappling with each other above her, the DA's office says:

By - 6/7/14 - 8:27 am

Boston EMS Incidents reports two people were stabbed on Warrenton Street around 2 a.m. - one in the chest, one in the side.

By - 3/20/14 - 3:14 pm
Steel beam at 45 Stuart Street

The Boston Fire Department took this photo of a 12th-floor beam at 45 Stuart Street, which had parts of floors from 12 down to 6 collapse this morning.

By - 3/9/14 - 5:46 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men from out of town on charges they kept throwing drinks on a man trying to get his dance on inside Royale, 279 Tremont St., and then, when they were done, beat him up.

Police said the victim looked up after having "several drinks thrown at him" around 1:20 a.m.:

By - 3/7/14 - 12:36 pm

A Brockton man faces a host of charges today for an incident early this morning that began in front of Under Bar on Tremont Street and ended at a median on Morrissey Boulevard, police report.

Police say an officer working a detail at the 279 Tremont St. bar heard a commotion around closing time at 2 a.m. and rushed to the street:

By - 1/28/14 - 1:59 pm

Officials at the Revere Hotel on Stuart Street told the Boston Licensing Board today they had no idea a group of companies that organized a Christmas party for local tech start-ups was selling tickets - a violation of the state law that prohibits open bars at events open to just anyone.

By - 12/14/13 - 11:18 am

Via Scott Kirsner, we learn the BPD licensing division shut down the bar at the Boston Holiday Tech Co-Party at the Revere Hotel early this morning because it was an open bar and that's against the law for events that charge admission.

By - 12/3/13 - 11:35 am

A bouncer at the Theater District club who had just exchanged punches with an irate customer kicked the man in the face while he was lying on the ground in the process of being arrested, police and the club's general manager told the Boston Licensing Board today.

According to police, an officer on a Theater District patrol around 1 a.m. noticed a fight around 1:50 a.m. at Cure, 246 Tremont St. He rushed over as a bouncer and a patron were punching each other in the face. The officer separated the two and was in the process of arresting the patron when the bouncer kicked the man in the face with one of his black boots.

By - 11/18/13 - 7:38 am
BWSC at work

Arturo Gossage spent some time yesterday watching BWSC workers repairing the burst main that shut down the intersection of Stuart and Warrenton streets - and the Charles Playhouse.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

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