Theater District

Theater District

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.

By - 11/17/13 - 1:11 pm
Gushing water

Gushing water. Photo by BFD.

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.

By - 6/10/13 - 7:11 am

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.

By - 5/30/13 - 8:23 am

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 the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing.

By - 5/14/13 - 2:16 pm

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 a German passport, to the point of ramming her nose with his head, causing a laceration and possibly breaking her nose.

A bar worker escorted the Germanophobe out of the crowded establishment. The woman and her companion, he said, went to nearby Tufts Medical Center for treatment.

By - 5/3/13 - 11:49 pm

Boston Police report a melee around 1:45 a.m. at Underbar, 275 Tremont St., sent three men to the hospital.

By - 3/29/13 - 1:26 pm

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 to draw non-lethal weapons (OC spray and batons) in efforts to disperse the crowd of combatants.

By - 2/26/13 - 1:41 pm

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 up to 200 people on the sidewalk that ended with a particularly obnoxious customer pepper-sprayed and under arrest - and the street covered in pizza boxes, paper plates and slices of pizza.

By - 11/28/12 - 9:52 am

Eater Boston dishes on Pigalle owner Marc Orfaly's online response to a customer who found herself disgusted with the pumpkin pie he served up on Thanksgiving. It's not pretty.

By - 10/26/12 - 9:52 am

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 immediately stopped offering free drinks to guests after the police visit and said the hotel has started setting up the accounting system it will need to offer free drinks to guests.

Huh?

By - 10/26/12 - 9:36 am

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 measure out and pour drinks - and then keep a running tab at roughly $10 to $12 a pop.

By - 9/5/12 - 12:09 pm

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 the neighborhood safer because the concerts the new capacity would allow would get out an hour earlier than the current 2 a.m. closing time.

By - 8/31/12 - 12:00 am

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 the streets at closing to cases of assault and battery.

By - 8/9/12 - 8:07 pm

Adam Castiglioni reports on a BRA vote tonight to allow a 19-story hotel with 240 "micro guest rooms" at Stuart and Tremont.

By - 8/6/12 - 4:32 pm

"America's Most Wanted" featured the case of the Army vet gunned down in the Theater District; report includes video of the fight in which Perez died and alerts us that Perez was shot in the back, allegedly by Peter Castillo, a Salem man who apparently fled Boston to New York and then to the Dominican Republic before police could catch up with him.

By - 7/26/12 - 2:33 pm

Joyce Kulhawik's hand

If Brad Kelly hadn't taken the photo, we never would have believed the new Revere Hotel on Stuart Street has a print of Joyce Kulhawik's disembodied hand. Or as Brad puts it:

By - 6/29/12 - 4:03 pm

Two Lynn residents were arrested today on charges they misled police and a grand jury investigating the way a Revere man was gunned down on Tremont Street in April.

Luis Sepelveda, 27, and Janice Hardy, 22, are both pals of Peter Castillo, a Salem man who went missing before police could arrest him on a murder charge, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 6/26/12 - 2:25 pm

MurrettA Quincy man who allegedly told police he never goes anywhere without his gun made an exception in the Theater District Saturday night - and now he faces a criminal charge, and somebody out there has a free loaded semi-automatic weapon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.

John Murrett, 26, was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court this morning on a charge of improper storage of a firearm, the DA's office reports.

Murrett has a license to carry his Ruger LC9 semiautomatic handgun, but when bouncers at Club Royale found it on him during a patdown, they refused to let him in the club, the DA's office says.

By - 6/7/12 - 7:29 pm

Boston Police report they have an arrest warrant for Peter Castillo, 23, of Salem, for the April 28 murder of Stephen Perez on Tremont Street.

Anyone who knows where Castillo is can call homicide detectives at 617-343-4470 or contact the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By - 6/1/12 - 3:56 pm

Two musicians walked out of the Tam on Tremont Street early Sunday into a chaotic scene following one of your basic head-punching Theater District fights outside a neighboring pizza place.

That much guitarists Javier Reyes and Dustin Boudreau of Animals as Leaders and Boston Police agree on. Their accounts of what led to the two winding up in a cell at District A-1 for the rest of the night, and in court a couple days later for arraignment, however, diverge after that.

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