Chinatown

By - 11/12/18 - 10:49 am

The BU News Service profiles Cynthia Soo Hoo, the principal of the Josiah Quincy School, who grew up across the street from the school.

By - 10/16/18 - 11:53 am

A doorman at Centerfolds on Lagrange Street did the right thing by barring entry to three drunk guys, but did the wrong thing by shoving one of them into a car when they tried again to get in after yelling at him for 20 minutes, the club's manager told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 10/11/18 - 5:16 pm

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Peter Krupp today sentenced Xiao Ying Zhou, 47, of Sandwich to 5 to 6 years in state prison after she admitted she hit a woman on Kneeland Street, then kept driving with the woman caught on the bottom of her SUV until she got to Columbia Road on I-93 south, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 10/10/18 - 3:24 pm

A Cape woman faces a long prison sentence after pleading guilty today to hitting and dragging another woman under her car on I-93, three miles from Kneeland Street in Chinatown to Columbia Road in Dorchester in 2016, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 9/24/18 - 2:26 pm
Archtect's rendering of proposed Lagrange tower

Architect's rendering.

In a recent filing with the BPDA, developers Steven Goodman, John Matteson and Fan Du say they plan to break ground in the first three months of 2019 on their proposed 21-story residential tower on Lagrange Street and Tamworth Street - a narrow street that connects Lagrange with Boylston Street. Read more.

By - 8/30/18 - 5:49 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled yesterday that Njisane Chambers of Milton got a fair trial on charges he waited outside a Theater District club and tried to carve up several people - one an off-duty state trooper - after one of the women in the group rejected his request to dance with him and he was tossed from the club for throwing a drink at one of the men. Read more.

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.