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By adamg - 11/28/23 - 10:03 pm

WCVB reports a woman who was a part owner and the manager of the Sons of Boston bar on Union Street today pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact to the murder of Daniel Martinez of Chicago, allegedly at the hands of the bouncer she helped escape police. Read more.

By adamg - 10/24/23 - 11:54 am

The owner of the historic Bell in Hand tavern on Union Street downtown reports he fired a worker who four-letter excoriated a Boston cop who'd written him a ticket for parking his white BMW SUV in a no-parking area just outside the tavern late one August night. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/23 - 2:25 pm

Update: Name change approved.

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow decides whether to let the owners of the Sons of Boston, 17 Union St., change its name to the Loyal Nine. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/22 - 11:48 am

A worker at the Sons of Boston bar on Union Street was indicted last week on a charge of accessory after the fact to murder in connection with the stabbing death of a man outside the bar on March 19. Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/22 - 10:28 am
Joyce, Saxon and Curran

Board members Joyce, Saxon and Curran.

The Boston Licensing Board voted unanimously this morning to shut Sons of Boston on Union Street indefinitely because of the stabbing murder of Daniel Martinez on March 19 and earlier incidents that board members said proved the place was "an abject failure" in protecting the public. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/22 - 5:06 pm
Russell, Conway and Kuczynski

Russell, bar attorney Carolyn Conway and Kuczynski at hearing.

Update: Board orders bar shut indefinitely.

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether the Sons of Boston on Union Street warrants any punishment for the St. Patrick's weekend stabbing that killed a visiting former Marine from Chicago and left a bouncer behind bars on a murder charge. Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/22 - 1:35 pm

Boston Police report that Alvaro Larrama, 39, of East Boston, turned himself in this morning at the A-15 police station for the stabbing murder of Daniel Martinez, 23, on Union Street Saturday night. Read more.

By adamg - 3/19/22 - 8:35 pm

Victim identified as Daniel Martinez.

Boston Police report a man was stabbed outside 33 Union St., along the row of restaurants and bars, around 6:50 p.m. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Boston murders in 2022.

By adamg - 12/14/21 - 11:40 am

A Union Street bar promptly fired a bouncer who started challenging patrons to fight, cursed out a police officer who responded to that and then threw a fellow bouncer into a wall after the other bouncer tried to get him inside before he further embarrassed himself. Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/21 - 8:17 pm

Boston Police report arresting Alex Brito, 36, of Randolph on charges he stabbed two employees of the Bell in Hand on Union Street last night. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/20 - 12:49 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Hennessy's on Union Street has closed, but is not going gentle into that bad night:

Hibernation is a term that invokes a pleasantness, nothing about this decision is pleasant. Our wings have been clipped by new regulations put forth on our industry. Closing for the winter is our form of a tourniquet, slowing the bleed so that we can open again in the Spring.

By adamg - 2/16/20 - 1:31 pm

WCVB reports a woman expecting a ride from a Union Street bar to her Allston home instead wound up kidnapped and taken someplace north of the city early this morning - she escaped when the guy stopped at a gas station for some snacks and she kicked out a window.

By adamg - 1/19/20 - 9:55 am

Live Boston reports manholes exploded on Union, North and Thacher streets and took out power in the North End early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/19 - 1:41 pm

UPDATE: Board rules no violation, but orders bar to file written plan to ensure something like this doesn't happen again.

A worker at the White Bull Tavern on Union Street today apologized to his boss and the Boston Licensing Board for an April incident in which he was only trying to do a woman a favor. Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/19 - 2:29 pm

UPDATE: Found alive in Charlestown.

NBC Boston reports on the disappearance of Olivia Ambrose, 23, a new Jamaica Plain resident last seen outside Hennessy's on Union Street around 11 p.m., Saturday.

Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/18 - 11:23 am

Police say they are continuing to look for three men for a savage beating at Paddy O's, 33 Union St., in August, that left a doorman with possible permanent scars. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/17 - 9:47 pm
Smoke at Union Oyster House

Union Oyster smoke. Photo by Steph Giunta.

Around 8:30 p.m. at the nation's oldest restaurant, on Union Street. WBZ reports Boston firefighters quickly extinguished the fire.

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