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By adamg - 2/18/24 - 12:37 pm
Dragon being paraded through Chinatown

Kevin Murray watched the parade down Beach Street today.

By adamg - 2/9/24 - 11:56 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Uncle Tetsu, which makes cheesecakes, including green-tea matcha cheesecake and ube cheesecake made with purple Filipino yams, plans to open its first East Coast outlet on Hudson Street in Chinatown.

By adamg - 2/7/24 - 9:41 am

The turkey wasn't the only thing that was carved at a private Friendsgiving party at Bijou, 51 Stuart St., and now the Boston Licensing Board has to decide whether the club could have foreseen the slicing and done anything to prevent it. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/24 - 4:58 pm

An annoyed citizen files a 311 complaint about the scorching steam on South Street near Kneeland Street - right across the street from the Vicinity Energy steam plant: Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/24 - 11:48 pm

Shortly before 1 p.m., the MBTA announced the Orange Line was "standing by" because one of its brand-new Orange Line trains decided Chinatown was a good place to die.

By adamg - 1/27/24 - 12:28 pm

Adam Castiglioni reports that Dave's Hot Chicken, which specializes in spicy Nashville-style fried chicken, will open a branch in the Transportation Building on Stuart Street on Feb. 2.

By adamg - 1/26/24 - 2:54 pm
Rendering of proposed 22-story condo builidng on Kneeland Street in Chinatown

The view from Atlantic Avenue, by RODE Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week gave Hudson Group another year to begin construction of its planned 22-story, 115-unit condo building at 150 Kneeland St. near South Station. Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/24 - 1:26 pm
New York-style Essex Street sign in Chinatown

Way back in 2015, parts of Chinatown and downtown were turned into Manhattan simulacra for a remake of Ghostbusters. When they were done, the filmmakers took down all the New York signs and even a fake MTA subway entrance, but forgot to remove a New York City street sign for Essex Street at Harrison Avenue, which remains to this day as Robert Alvarez discovered.

By adamg - 1/17/24 - 12:45 pm

WBUR reports on sculptor Wen-ti Tsen's Chinatown Worker Statues project: "An homage to the ordinary people who built the neighborhood, rendered in the same monumental material as the statue of Washington astride his horse that towers over the Public Garden."

By adamg - 1/6/24 - 7:20 pm

A smoking electrical wire at Chinatown this afternoon forced the shutdown of the Orange Line - which the T had been promoting as a downtown alternative for the Green Line, which is shut for repairs. Read more.

By adamg - 12/31/23 - 1:11 pm
Tremont Street stabbing suspects

Photos of Tremont Street suspects by BPD.

Police have released photos of two men the suspect were involved in stabbing a worker at Royale on Tremont Street in the Theater District around 2:10 a.m. on Christmas Day. Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/23 - 12:49 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today gave its blessing to a plan by City Realty to convert some fire-ravaged living space into four apartments above the old Jacob Wirth that it's now converting into a new Jacob Wirth on Stuart Street. Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/23 - 11:35 am
290 Tremont St. rendering

Rendering by Stantec.

Two non-profit groups have filed formal plans for a 12-story residential building with all the units rented or sold as affordable on what is now a parking lot at 290 Tremont St. in Chinatown. Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/23 - 9:54 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say went on a spree of destruction in Chinatown and downtown Saturday into Sunday before retiring to the city shelter on Southampton Street. Read more.

By Sasha Patkin - 11/14/23 - 9:00 pm
Decorated lunchbox

One of the lunchboxes created at a Boston workshop.

When did you realize that you were different?

For most of us, there isn't just one singular moment. We have entire lifetimes of collected memories where we come in and out of focus, blending in and contrasting against the world around us and noticing how we, our cultures, our families, or our traditions are or are not the norm.

The idea of a "lunchbox moment" has emerged as one such familiar point of connection for many within the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. It can be defined as a formative moment in which a traditional Asian meal was brought to school and elicited some sort of reaction from non-Asian peers. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/23 - 11:51 am

City Realty, best known as a developer of residential buildings, moved into the office market yesterday, putting down $11 million to buy 186 Lincoln St., a nine-story office building in the Leather District. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/23 - 4:54 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Hing Shing Pastry on Beach Street is closing with its owners retiring.

By adamg - 9/12/23 - 11:37 am

The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday decides whether Royale, 279 Tremont St., could have done anything to prevent rising tensions over the impending World Cup final from boiling over into a fight between two students at MIT's Sloan School to Management students that, unlike the soccer match, ended with the French victorious. Read more.

By adamg - 9/7/23 - 8:16 pm
Little Amal at the Chinatown Gate

Brooks Payne walked with Little Amal - who is actually 12 feet tall representation of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl - from Dewey Square to the Chinatown Gate today. Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/23 - 1:12 pm

Boston Police report arresting four teenagers from Winchester they say were hanging out in Chinatown early Tuesday, tagging buildings in Chinatown with spray paint. Read more.

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