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By adamg - 10/18/21 - 9:32 am

People recounts what happened at Faneuil Hall Marketplace yesterday.

By adamg - 10/12/21 - 9:24 am

Hush Crew is a group of local, mostly Asian-Americans who like to dance in public to K-pop. The other day, they were at Summer and Washington street, dancing. Between sets, they wore masks. And that really set some random guy off, to the point where he started calling them communists and tried to pull the mask off one of them. Read more.

By adamg - 10/10/21 - 1:02 pm
A Honk band

In the Before Times, activist brass bands from all over the place would join up for a parade from Somerville to Harvard Square. This year, Honk was more spread out - across Somerville, Cambridge and Boston. Greg Cook caught some of the performances yesterday.

Ron Newman was in Nubian Square for some Honking.

By adamg - 10/5/21 - 10:16 pm

The Pleasant Cafe on Washington Street tomorrow will stand in for a restaurant important in the life of singer Whitney Houston, according to notices to neighbors. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/21 - 11:20 am

Update: Licensing Board found the club had adequate staffing and could not have foreseen the problem, so no violation.

The owners of Macumba Latina on River Street in Mattapan say they have stopped Thursday-night events that were heavily promoted in Brockton following a July incident in which River Street was shut by knots of people throwing punches at each other. Read more.

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By adamg - 9/30/21 - 3:39 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a request by the owners of the former Bella Luna and the current Haven for a liquor license with which to re-open the Bella Luna space at the Brewery complex on Amory Street - if it turns out the board has one to dole out. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/21 - 5:13 pm

A man who was involved in the mass purchase of Boston dives a few years back has filed plans with the city to re-open the seemingly dead-and-buried Jacob Wirth on Stuart Street. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/21 - 9:07 am
Firefighters at movie trailer where body was found

Firefighters at the trailer. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports that a body was found in a movie trailer at a BCEC parking lot on Cypher Street behind the convention center around 5:30 a.m.

The trailers are possibly for "Spirited," a musical version of "A Christmas Carol" being filmed downtown.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 10:56 pm
Firmin, Feaster, Ciccolo, Joyce

Eddie Firmin, Joseph Feaster, Robert Ciccolo and Kathleen Joyce in Zoom hearing.

City licensing head Kathleen Joyce is considering cutting back closing time at Savvor, 180 Lincoln St. - and could even revoke its entertainment license - over a string of late-night incidents that the local police captain says is draining his resources when he's already got the Theater District and Faneuil Hall Marketplace to worry about. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 11:04 pm
Snow Devonshire Street made to look like a New York street

Jonathan Berk captured the spirit of the season on Devonshire Street, made to look like New York for the Ryan Reynolds/Will Ferrell musical "Christmas Carol" remake. They did a good job: Nobody was yelling "Yankees suck!"

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 11:59 pm
Somerville Theatre re-opens

The Somerville Theatre ran its projectors for the public tonight for the first time since it shut in March, 2020. Our own Ron Newman was there for re-opening night. He saw Last Night in Rozzie.

By adamg - 9/9/21 - 10:20 pm

Boston street gets Scrooged

A roving UHub videographer managed to snag a bit of video yesterday of Will Ferrell as a ghost counseling Ryan Reynolds as Scrooge on Marshall Street downtown (that cobblestoned alley near the Union Oyster House0 for "Spirited," a musical telling of Dickens's Christmas classic.

By adamg - 9/9/21 - 10:55 am

Marshall Street, that little bit of ye olde Boston behind the Union Oyster House, is blocked off again today for filming of "Spirited," a retelling of "A Christmas Carol" with Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer. Reynolds was last in town a couple years ago to film "Free Guy" - a movie in which he played a video-game character.

By adamg - 8/25/21 - 11:58 am
Old cab on South Street

Mister Jon took snaps of old cars rolling down South Street today as part of the ongoing filming for HBO's Julia Child bioseries. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/21 - 8:25 pm

Cambridge Day reports it now has a liquor license, even.

By adamg - 8/18/21 - 3:36 pm

The country singer announced today he's canceling his shows at Gillette and elsewhere due to Covid-19, WBZ reports.

By adamg - 8/15/21 - 10:58 pm
Romeo and Juliet in Chelsea Square

Matt Frank took in a saga of young love and violence in an outdoor performance of "Romeo and Juliet" in Chelsea Square tonight by the Apollinaire Theatre Company. More performances planned for Aug. 21 and 28.

By adamg - 8/6/21 - 2:30 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Flat Top Johnny's has canceled its plans to open a location in Allston, claiming that people who actually live there opposed the idea.

The neighborhood was strongly against us moving in and we are not the kind of business to ignore their wishes.

By adamg - 7/27/21 - 6:10 pm

The Middle East announced today that for the foreseeable future, it's only going to let people in who have proof they've been fully vaccinated against Covid-19: Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/21 - 10:37 am

Jacques Cabaret announced yesterday the delta variant has made it change its admission policy, starting Aug. 6: Read more.

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