Chinatown

By - 8/8/18 - 10:23 pm

Boston Police report a man being booked following his arrest near the Chinatown Gate yesterday on a charge of possession of heroin with intent to distribute had a charge of assault and battery on a police officer thrown in after, police say, he bit one of the booking officer's thumbs. Read more.

By - 8/6/18 - 5:38 pm
Unbearable heat in Chinatown

Alex Kingsbury isn't pooh-poohing the heat anymore, not after what he saw at Harrison and Essex in Chinatown this afternoon.

By - 7/25/18 - 10:43 am

A group of real-estate investors who recently bought Mary Ann's in Cleveland Circle, the Beacon Hill Pub and the Tam in the Theater District told the Boston Licensing Board today that the only changes they will make to the watering holes is to hire new managers - including one better known for running more upscale eateries in JP. Read more.

By - 7/16/18 - 9:21 am
Turnpike signboard with most of the letters of the alphabet

Roving UHub photographer Ross Rotatori captured the signboard on the turnpike just before South Station this morning; hopes the next one has the rest of the alphabet.

By - 7/13/18 - 11:42 am

A group that includes apartment developers Fred Starikov and Steve Whalen of City Realty yesterday bought the buildings housing Mary Ann's on Beacon Street in Cleveland Circle, the Tam on Tremont Street in the Theater District and the Beacon Hill Pub on Charles Street. Read more.

By - 6/25/18 - 10:02 pm
Proposed Kneeland Street hotel

Architect's renderings.

The Hudson Group today filed detailed plans with the BPDA for its proposal to replace a defunct nightclub on Kneeland Street between Atlantic Avenue and Lincoln Street with a 230-room, 21-story hotel. Read more.

By - 6/15/18 - 3:17 pm

The historic restaurant on Stuart Street reported the bad news today; the place was shut due to water damage from a fire a couple floors above it over the weekend.

By - 6/13/18 - 11:42 pm

BioCentury reports on the topless dancers at a party at Royale for the recent BIO conference here in the Hub. While some were shocked and disgusted, one of the organizers said people should get over themselves, because the party is known for being "edgy and arty" and nothing says edgy and arty like half-naked women bearing corporate logos.

By - 5/15/18 - 12:20 pm

A February fight that ended with one woman grabbing another in a chokehold and repeatedly punching her at closing time outside CandiBar on Warrenton Street is one of three incidents that prompted owner Charles Delpidio to end a weekly reggae night after just ten weeks. Read more.

By - 5/3/18 - 12:34 pm
Proposed el system for downtown Boston

Proposed el system for downtown Boston. See it larger.

In 1892, a state commission developed a series of plans to deal with the complete gridlock that downtown Boston had become. It proposed banning vehicles not making deliveries from downtown streets during business hours, reducing the number of grade crossings for the numerous railroad serving Boston, constructing a trolley tunnel under Tremont Street and the Common, and creating a 13.4-mile elevated rapid-transit system serving downtown and nearby neighborhoods and suburbs. Read more.

By - 5/1/18 - 12:20 pm

A man who ripped his shirt off as he was being escorted out of a Theater District club and vowed to take care of the guys he'd been arguing with waited around outside - only to find himself beaten to the ground and stomped when they were joined by more men, in an attack that ended only after police sprayed the scrum with pepper spray twice. Read more.

By - 4/27/18 - 8:35 am

UPDATE: It's not even all that edgy. The Bukowski Tavern had the same idea a few years ago, only with a 40 of malt liquor in a bag.

The Herald interviews the general manager of a new Theater District bar that is trying to give Bostonians the "cosmopolitan and worldly" feel of New York, through drinks such as the "Hobo Experience:" Read more.

By - 4/25/18 - 1:00 pm

The Boston City Council today approved a proposal to create a "business improvement district," in which property owners along the Rose Kennedy Greenway could be levied fees to help support the linear park. Read more.

By - 4/25/18 - 9:43 am
Wanted for safe heist

Boston Police report they are hunting for a man they say broke into a car at the Tufts garage on Tremont Street sometime late Sunday or early Monday and lifted a safe containing "an undisclosed amount of US Currency and assorted jewelry." Read more.

By - 4/20/18 - 12:25 pm
Mystery manhole cover

Philip Brenner spotted this cover with odd markings on South Street in the Leather District.

Earlier:
Covers that make sense.

By - 4/19/18 - 10:22 am
New England Telephone and Telegraph Co. manhole cover on Essex Street in Chinatown

For the most part, Boston's history is best viewed when looking around or up. But sometimes, it pays to look down: Places such as downtown, the North End and Chinatown are filled with remnants of our commercial past, in the form of manhole covers. Read more.

By - 4/3/18 - 3:07 pm
Little Sheep planned for Washington Street in Chinatown

Little Sheep Hot Pot, which serves up Mongolian food across the US, hopes to open its first Boston outlet on Washington Street in Chinatown, in the location of a former discount store that was shut in 2015 after its owner and some employees were charged with stocking its shelves with items shoplifted at other Chinatown discount shops. Read more.

By - 3/27/18 - 12:31 pm
Brandon Scruggs

Scruggs, responding to questions from Centerfolds's lawyer.

Brandon Scruggs, a Lexington patent attorney, was not ashamed to admit today he was in love with a stripper at Centerfolds on Lagrange Street.

But now the Boston Licensing Board, where Scruggs made his public admission this morning, has to decide whether his allegations of illegal dancer touching and heroin use at one of Boston's two remaining strip clubs are valid or whether they're the statements of a bitter, lovelorn man now barred from strip joints across the country. Read more.

By - 3/21/18 - 3:04 pm

A developer wants to replace the remains of the old Splash Ultra Lounge at 150 Kneeland St. with a 250-room hotel. Read more.