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By adamg - 4/4/20 - 4:42 pm

Boston Police report arresting an alleged package thief hightailing it out of the Mass Pike Towers Thursday morning - as he was being chased by a fed-up resident. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 10:06 pm
Chinatown Gate emtpy due to coronavirus

Brian K. Sullivan had no company as he approached the Chinatown Gate tonight.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 10:13 am

WBUR reports the students jumped into action after Tufts Medical Center got a donation of 6,000 N95 masks that had easily snappable elastic straps. But first they had to find miles of elastic cord with which to replace the bad straps.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 9:37 am

Over the weekend, BPS custodians and Tufts Medical Center staffers converted the Quincy Elementary School cafeteria, just down Washington Sstreet from the hospital, into a clinic for screening people with Covid-19 symptoms. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 11:12 am

That's it, the headline is the whole story.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 2:02 pm

MassDOT, which owns the Kneeland Street land that Reggie Wong Park sits on, announced today it's shut the park indefinitely due to Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 8:39 pm

WFXT reports that nine medical staffers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have tested positive for Covid-19 and that six healthcare workers at Tufts Medical Center tested positive.

WBZ reports Brigham and Women's and Mass. General have begun testing remdesivir as a possible treatment.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 11:39 am
Wanted for Chinatown breakin

Boston Police report they are looking for a surgical-masked man who broke into an elderly person's apartment in the Mass Pike Towers on Tremont Street in Chinatown on Friday afternoon and stole money.

If he looks familiar, contact Det. Horne at 617-343-4248.

By adamg - 3/3/20 - 11:34 am

A chandelier at Icon, 100 Warrenton St., fell from the ceiling shortly before closing on Dec. 14, injuring at least two women, both of whom got themselves to local hospitals to get checked out. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/20 - 10:00 am

Marty Walsh and the CEO and board of Tufts Medical Center will eat lunch at Jade Garden on Tyler Street today and then stroll around the neighborhood to show it's a fine place to go and to send a message to cut the crap about COVID-19 already, that you're no more likely to contract the virus in Chinatown than anywhere else in Massachusetts, which is to say hardly likely at all. Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/20 - 10:23 pm

WBUR reports on a large community meal at China Pearl, organized by city councilors in both Boston and Quincy, to support Chinatown and show Covid-19 infeciton is no more likely there than anywhere else, which is to say, not likely. As opposed to the flu, the severity of which is now very high in Massachusetts.

By adamg - 2/12/20 - 1:50 pm

City councilors Michelle Wu (at large) and Ed Flynn (Chinatown, South Boston, South End, Downtown) have organized a dim-sum lunch at China Pearl in Chinatown on Saturday in part to show there's no more risk of coronavirus infection in the neighborhood than anywhere else in the city. Read more.

By adamg - 2/11/20 - 11:04 am
Bubor Cha Cha

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Beach Street restaurant, which closed last fall, is open again, although with a bit of a different menu, and readers must understand how hard it is for the UHub staff not to try to turn this whole thing into a Jimmy Durante reference.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 9:07 am

WBUR reports, notes something similar happened during the SARS scare in 2003 - at least until Mayor Tom Menino went on a walking tour of the neighborhood and didn't get SARS - that Chinatown is no more at risk from the new coronavirus strain than anywhere else and that you're far, far more likely to get the flu, which can also be fatal.

By adamg - 2/4/20 - 4:33 pm

Police officers called to a fight at Tunnel on Stuart Street early one morning last October were frisking a suspect who might have slashed a man's forehead open when they discovered he'd apparently been stabbed himself. And then another disturbance erupted and by the time they quelled that, they found a third man outside dripping blood from fresh cuts to his hand and forearm. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/20 - 2:01 pm
New Year celebrations in Chinatown

Ron Newman took in New Year's Lion Dance parade in Chinatown today (and the Lunar New Year's festivities at the MFA yesterday; more from the BU News Service).

Mike McD watched a parade practice run this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/20 - 11:21 am

Tsaocaa Tea, a chain of bubble-tea places, wants to open an outlet at 10 Tyler St. in Chinatown. Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/20 - 10:07 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal to turn a cell-phone store on Kneeland Street at Tyler Street into a take-out place selling matcha ice cream and boba tea. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/20 - 7:36 am

Around 2:30 a.m. in Eliot Norton Park at Tremont Street and Charles Street South, Stacos and Live Boston report. Live Boston reports at least one in custody.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 11:49 am
Centerfolds

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved the sale of Centerfolds on Lagrange Street - now half of Boston's Combat Zone - to a Texas-based, publicly traded ecdysiast chain. Read more.

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