Chinatown

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.

By - 3/16/18 - 4:08 pm

Although this hawk, which Yousef watched outside the CVS, probably wishes it could have some privacy.

By - 3/8/18 - 11:01 pm
Thank you and some food for snow shoveling

John Hanzl reports he didn't have a good start to his commute home: He dropped his phone and then some guy on a bike plowed right into him.

But then, he continues, he forgot all that when he saw this food and a note - left for a particular homeless man he often sees on Harrison Avenue in Chinatown. Read more.

By - 3/8/18 - 7:45 am
Chinatown crash scene.

Crash scene. Photo by Rick Macomber.

Rick Macomber reports a pedestrian was struck by a snowplow on Nassau Street, next to Tufts Medical Center, late last night. She was taken to the emergency room there in critical condition; the Boston Police homicide and fatal-accident-reconstruction units were called in.

By - 3/6/18 - 7:59 pm
Stuck bird

Late this afternoon, a hawk got trapped in some netting towards the top of the Cutler Majestic Theatre. Robert Schepis photographed the poor bird shortly after 4:30 p.m.

Amanda Kennedy was on hand a couple hours later when Boston firefighters arrived and freed the bird: Read more.

By - 3/6/18 - 3:50 pm

A man who tried to wake up a guy seemingly passed out on a couch at Royale, 279 Tremont St. got a punch in the face for his efforts, police and bar managers told the Boston Licensing Board. Read more.

By - 2/24/18 - 6:38 pm
Stopped bike on I-93

I-93 after the cops moved in. Photo by Annabelle Blake.

A large group of masked riders on dirt and quad bikes who spent the day stunting, blocking traffic and scaring pedestrians on streets around Boston had their trek ended by State Police on the Southeast Expressway at Mass. Ave, where troopers and other officers blocked them in - and shot one in the foot as he tried to flee arrest around 5 p.m. Read more.

By - 2/23/18 - 12:10 am

WBZ reports two men in a stolen Uber did some light shoplifting at the Wild Duck liquor store on Washington Street, got into their stolen Uber car and got about 100 feet before jumping the curb and hitting a woman walking on the sidewalk in front of the Walgreens late Thursday afternoon. Photo.

By - 2/9/18 - 9:34 am

Investors are snapping up condos in the heart of Boston like nobody's business, and Mayor Walsh's proposed regulations wouldn't do enough to stop them from squeezing out people who actually want to live in the city, according to a study by a consortium of neighborhood groups. Read more.

By - 2/7/18 - 10:35 am

Sampan reports the calls, in which people are told to enter their credit-card numbers, have gotten so bad that somebody from the Chinese embassy in New York came to Boston on Saturday for a meeting to alert residents that the embassy never asks for personal information over the phone.