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.:
When the victim looked to the upper level of... Read more
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:
As the... Read more
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.
At a hearing this morning, hotel officials said they're now taking a tip... Read more
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.
The party, co-sponsored by a who's who list of local venture and tech law firms - and Red Bull and Absolut... Read more
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... Read more
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.
A burst water main at Stuart and Warrenton streets caused traffic issues and forced the shutdown of the Charles Playhouse because the low-pressure main fed its toilets and sprinklers, the Boston Fire Department reports:
Theater has no working fire sprinkler system and toilets not functioning because of no water pressure. Shows cancelled.
The eight-inch main burst around 11:30 a.m.... Read more
Boston Police report a woman, 80, died of head trauma after being hit by a car at Stuart and Charles streets around 6:20 a.m. on Sunday.
The driver said he did not see the woman.
At present, the cause of the accident is still under investigation and no violations have been issued at this time.... Read more
Underbar says it's tightened up its customer screening to keep another guy from coming in and slicing people up, following a May 3 fight that left three stabbed.
In addition to pat downs, people entering the 275 Tremont St. dance club are now also being checked with a metal-detector wand, George Kalevas, Underbar's manager, said yesterday at a hearing before Patricia Malone, director of... Read more
An Irishman who took offense to a German woman being in the Tam on St. Patrick's Day head butted her in the nose, sending her to the hospital and the bar to the Boston Licensing Board.
At a hearing this morning, Boston Police Sgt. Adam Mazzola said a man with "an Irish accent" became "very hostile" when he learned a woman next to him held... Read more
Police say the bouncer was attempting to break up a fight between two or three men when one of them whipped out a knife and stabbed the bouncer in the arm and stomach. Police say he managed to get himself to nearby Tufts Medical... Read more
Boston Police report people coming out of the clubs on Warrenton Street this morning didn't want to go quietly into the good night.
Instead, police say, the "boisterous and uncooperative" crowd milled about the parking lot there as five arguing women began fighting with each other:
Several officers from surrounding districts arrived on scene in an attempt to control the rowdy crowd. Officers had... Read more
A Theater District pizza place that stays open after the bars shut down on weekend nights faces possible penalties after fed-up police said they were tired of cleaning up the human, cardboard and cheesy messes left behind by its customers.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take against New York Pizza on Tremont Street for a Dec. 1 incident involving... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board formally issued a "warning" to the Revere Hotel yesterday because three police detectives found the hotel giving guests a free glass of sparkling wine when they checked in on Sept. 6.
The warning has no practical consequences unless the hotel is found violating the statewide ban on free drinks again. Hotel attorney Dennis Quilty vowed that wouldn't happen because the hotel... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved "bottle service" at Bijou on Stuart Street in the Theater District.
This being Boston, of course, a table of people would not be able to simply buy an entire bottle of liquor for the night. Instead, Bijou managers said at a hearing on Wednesday, a group would reserve a table and be assigned a tableside host, who would... Read more
BPD brass, managers of the Wang Theater, the Charles Playhouse and the W Hotel and elderly residents of a Tremont Street building turned out en masse at a licensing hearing this morning to oppose Royale's request to increase its capacity from 770 to 1220, saying the area has enough trouble already with the club goers it has now.
Royale argues the increase would actually make... Read more
Royale, 279 Tremont St., is seeking permission from the city to expand its capacity from 775 to the 1,200 patrons its troubled predecessor, Roxy, was once allowed to let in.
The Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing holds a hearing on the request on Sept. 5. The office slashed Roxy's maximum capacity to 775 in 2007 after a skein of violations, from overcrowding in... Read more
Adam Castiglioni reports on a BRA vote tonight to allow a 19-story hotel with 240 "micro guest rooms" at Stuart and Tremont.