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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.

By adamg - 12/27/19 - 10:44 am

RCI Hospitality Holdings of Houston, which runs a national chain of strip clubs, wants to shower the owners of Centerfolds with $15 million to acquire the Lagrange Street club and to convert it into one of its Rick's Cabarets. Read more.

By adamg - 12/10/19 - 9:44 am

The T reported delays on the Orange Line this morning because of door problems on one train. Or as Avrom Sutzkever reported from the very train in question: Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/19 - 9:55 am

A nearby resident reports being awoken by the sound of gunfire shortly after 3 a.m. Live Boston reports police found at least seven shell casings - and a partially loaded magazine - on Beach Street at Oxford Street.

The gunfire came about an hour after a disturbance on Beech Street at Lincoln Street, on the other side of the Greenway: Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/19 - 10:11 am

The Beacon Hill Times looks at a Boston Transportation Department proposal to continue the Southwest Corridor walking and bike paths that now end at Dartmouth Street to the West End via routes that could include streets and parks in the South End, Bay Village, downtown, and Chinatown. Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/19 - 1:12 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Charlestown man on assault and gun charges and his Randolph companion on an accessory charge following a fight at New Moon Villa on Edinboro Street around 3 a.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/19 - 10:08 am
Gourmet Dumpling House in Chinatown

UPDATE: They've' re-opened.

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Gourmet Dumpling House on Beach Street has been locked up by state officials for non-payment of taxes.

By adamg - 10/18/19 - 9:08 am

WBZ reports two people were stabbed at the W Hotel's Tunnel club shortly before 2 a.m. Injuries not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 8:58 am

Boston Magazine takes a look at the issues between the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Work, Inc., which for ten years had a contract in which its workers with disabilities would maintain the Greenway.

By adamg - 10/8/19 - 9:08 am

One of the shiny new Orange Line trains went back into service this morning, its doors now all working and stuff, just in time for one of the old wheezing rec rooms to belch some smoke into the Tufts Medical Center station due to a "motor problem." The T turned on some fans to air the station out, but of course there are now delays on the line, of up to ten minutes.

By adamg - 10/4/19 - 10:24 am

The T starts six weekends of shutdowns on the Orange Line between Sullivan Square and Tufts Medical Center starting at 8:45 tonight. There will be bus service between Haymarket and Sullivan Square; people heading to State, Downtown Crossing and Chinatown will have to transfer to the Green Line. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/19 - 3:09 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Quincy man on charges he tried shooting a group of seven people on Edinboro Street in Chinatown around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday but that a parked car provided enough cover for all of them to shelter behind until officers arrived to investigate the repeated gunshots they were hearing. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/19 - 12:57 pm
Smoke-filled Tufts Medical Station on the Orange Line

Where are those new trains again? People fled an Orange Line train at Tufts Medical Center around 10:30 a.m. after the station filled with smoke, as Mark Smith shows us. WBZ Newsradio reports the smoke came from a malfunctioning motor on the tired old train.

By adamg - 9/6/19 - 9:55 am

Emerson Today recounts the history of the landmark building at Boylston and Tremont streets - and tells us who Little was.

Historian Walter Muir Whitehill said the Little Building was “the most glamorous office building of the era of World War I.” It was later dubbed the “The City Under One Roof,” as it housed 600 offices, 37 stores, a post office, a restaurant, and underground passageways connecting to the Boylston Street T station and the neighboring Majestic and Plymouth theaters.

By adamg - 8/29/19 - 11:49 am
Tactical plaza nearing completion on Harrison Avenue at Essex Street in Chinatown

Brad Squirrels photographed a new "tactical plaza" about to open on Essex Street at Harrison Avenue in Chinatown. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/19 - 9:44 am

Richard Auffrey recounts the life of Ruby Foo, who was likely Chinatown's first woman restaurant owner - and who adopted the baby in a famous photo of the aftermath of a Japanese attack on Shanghai in 1937.

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