The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether the House of Blues deserves any sort of punishment for a mosh pit on that police said this close to becoming something worse at a June 1 rap concert. Read more.
Police say a man who accidentally spilled beer on fellow concertgoers at the House of Blues on March 30 wound up getting in an argument that ended with him about to punch a woman, only to stop when she asked "You're going to hit a girl?" a BPD detective told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.
WBZ reports two men stabbed at Lansdowne and Ipswich streets late Wednesday night made their way to a Mobil station on Memorial Drive in Cambridge, where police caught up with them and found them reluctant to discuss the incident.
On the evening of July 20, a man who said he was a Marine walked into Game On on Lansdowne Street with what he said was an emotional-support dog. By the time he left, police and bar managers said, he slapped one woman in the face, punched a bouncer twice and unleashed his now snarling dog on the crowd, urging it to bite everybody. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Tequila Rain has dried up.
He flew down Ipswich when the cops arrived, but was unable to evade their tag. No word what he measured on a radar gun.
Bouncers managed to avert physical contact and injuries at Bill's Bar on May 17, when a guy in a group of white Sox fans about to get on a bus to go back to New Hampshire after a game and some drinking decided to scream a racial slur at a small group of black men entering the bar, police and bar workers told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.
The Lyons Group wants to turn a closed taqueria on Lansdowne Street into a down-home eatery serving old-fashioned Southern food to the sound of country, bluegrass and folk music.
The Boston Licensing Board formally votes this afternoon whether to allow the company to convert La Verdad into Loretta's Last Call.
Lyons lawyer Dennis Quilty said the new restaurant would be Boston's first country-themed city. In recent years, country has become more popular in Boston - Fenway Park now hosts at least one country concert a year.
The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a plan by the Red Sox to operate a hot-dog stand on the Lansdowne Street side of Fenway Park whenever the Red Sox aren't playing.
Sox attorney Dennis Quilty did not specify exact hours, but noted that under its existing food-serving license, Fenway can sell food until 2 a.m.
The stand, to be called Fenway Franks, will also sell burgers and soda, he said, adding, however, that beer will not be on the menu.
He said the Sox are also preparing a formal request for a food truck on Yawkey Way.
Officers on patrol near closing time on Lansdowne Street early this morning arrested a Norfolk man after watching him "running at full speed, run smack dab into the side of a cab that had stopped to pick up a fare," denting the vehicle.
Hector Guardiola, 25, of South Boston, was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail at his arraignment today on a manslaughter charge in connection with the death of a visiting New Yorker at the Lansdowne Pub early Saturday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
If nothing else, employees of Tequila Rain learned today they have to call 911 immediately when a patron starts acting up, even if there's a detail cop right outside.
Boston Licensing Board members excoriated bar workers today for failing to do that during a rowdy Harvard Business School drag party on Oct. 30, when an allegedly out-of-it Harvard Business School student attacked bouncers trying to escort him out.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Oscar Rosa, 21, of Natick, guilty of second-degree murder in the Nov. 26, 2006 stabbing of Craig Viera outside the Embassy Club the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Rosa was sentenced to life in prison, but will be eligible for parole after 15 years.
Prosecutors alleged that Rosa and his pals were ejected from the club after Rosa had been restrained twice for causing trouble. Viera, the club's head of security, went outside the Lansdowne Street club and attempted to quiet the group down by offering them free admission the following weekend. Instead, prosecutors say, Rosa lunged at Viera, a Framingham resident, and stabbed him in the abdomen, leaving him with a liver injury that led to his death two weeks later from blood clots that formed in his lungs.
Rosa's attorney argued that Viera, a bodybuilder, actually died from steroid abuse.
Someone named Keaton, or The Wallet Girl, is organizing a "save Avalon and Axis" protest at City Hall Plaza, Friday, June 22 at noon. Some more commentary is here.
Michael Femia says good-bye to Lansdowne Street and tries to contain his bile at the assertion that what the street really needs is a Kowloon of Music to attract real acts to Boston:
... Boy, it'll be nice to bring in some top-tier music acts for a change. Just think, all those times I've gone to Avalon or one of the other clubs, it was to see pikers like Morrissey, Beck, Tori Amos, Iron and Wine, Calexico, Liz Phair, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Frank Black, The Tragically Hip, and probably more that I've forgotten. Bring on Nickelback!
Interesting, if futile, tactic against Boston's plan to ban 18+ events after 11 p.m.: Demand the city impose the same restriction on Symphony Hall:
Boston Police report a man walking near the Christian Science Center yesterday evening was stabbed during a fight over his clothing:
... The victim stated he was walking down Hemenway Street from Boylston Street, when three unknown white males approached him and proceeded to make negative comments regarding his choice of clothing. The suspect confronted the victim and a fight ensued. ...
The victim is in stable condition at Brigham and Women's with multiple stab wounds.