Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
Boston Police report that when an Uber driver arrived at 600 Washington St., near a Chinatown T-stop exit, to pick up a passenger around 3 a.m. on Monday, five people got in his vehicle and one punched him in the face. He was transported to a nearby hospital with a concussion.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday what to do about an Oct. 17 incident at Bijou on Stuart Street, in which detectives watched a waitress at a VIP table tip a one-liter bottle of Johnny Walker Black Label into a patron's mouth as he gulped down the amber liquid. Read more.
Jason stopped to admire this sign at the Cutler Majestic Theatre today.
Smoke and carbon monoxide from drenched manholes at Washington and Kneeland streets started filling some basement buildings around the intersection of Washington, Stuart and Kneeland streets around 9 a.m. Firefighters evacuated the HI Boston Hostel at 19 Stuart St. due to high carbon-monoxide readings.
John Hanzl wonders what this thing is. It showed up earlier this week on Harrison Avenue in Chinatown.
Adam Cheung recalls growing up in Chinatown, where Thanksgiving was celebrated in part because it was the one day of the year restaurant workers tended to have off.
I think one time at Kwong Kow we had a potluck before Thanksgiving and my mother made Mash Potatoes. The Chinese kids devoured it so fast and all the leftovers were these intricate Chinese dishes. My mother thought that was kind of strange. But the thing is, When you eat home cooked Chinese food everyday and you grow up in America you start to crave the mainstream American food.
The owner of a small Beach Street bakery admitted today that he and his employees bought food-stamp credits at half price and then used the holders' EBT cards to purchase supplies at other Chinatown food stores. Read more.
The T reports "moderate" delays inbound from Forest Hills due to a dead train at Tufts.
Adam Cheung posts video of yesterday's opening of the Corner Cafe, a bakery that replaces the old Maxim Coffee House in the heart of Chinatown.
The Orange Line is shut due to something smoldering on the tracks between Downtown Crossing and Chinatown. The Chinatown station was evacuated due to the smoke.
A doorman at Cure Lounge, 246 Tremont St., was stabbed in the back, head, shoulder and hand early on Aug. 25 by a man upset he'd been tossed out of the club for being too disruptive, police, club officials and the doorman himself told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.
Boston Police report a man wielded a knife and a cane in an attack on two other men around midnight on Oct. 7 on Beach Street.
Both victims were taken to Mass. General for treatment.
Adam Cheung reports on this year's Double Ten Parade.
The Boston Licensing Board today rejected requests from several restaurants in the North End, Chinatown and the South Boston waterfront to serve hard liquor, saying there's no public need in an area already full of places to get a drink. Read more.
Hot gases from an emergency generator sparked a two-alarm fire that forced the evacuation of some residents from an 88-unit building at 115 Chauncy St. this afternoon. Read more.