Pilotblock South End watched workers today removing stuff from the old Jacob Wirth on Stuart Street - including its large sign, but also items from inside, such as a host stand, possibly as part of renovations to bring the place back to life. Read more.
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Federal agents burst into Boston hotel room in the middle of the night, handcuff occupant, interrogate him for 45 minutes, then realize they had the wrong room, wrong guy
Some FBI and other federal agents are probably grateful for sovereign immunity because, as WBZ reports, they were doing a training exercise around 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday when they started banging on the door of a 15th-floor room at the Revere Hotel on Stuart Street demanding to be let in and when they were, they handcuffed the airline pilot who had been sleeping in the room, stuffed him in the shower and then interrogated him - until they realized, oops, he really was who he said he was and not part of their exercise.
Two investors who are part of a group that has bought up a number of Boston-area dives and their buildings in recent years today bought the building that houses the shuttered Jacob Wirth restaurant on Stuart Street for $5.27 million, according to Suffolk County Registry of Deeds records. Read more.
Update: The shooting victim, Branden Barrett, 34, of South Weymouth, died several days later. Police are looking for his killer.
One person was shot outside Moxy on Tremont Street at Stuart Street around 9:10 p.m. The homicide unit and the DA's office were called in due to the seriousness of the shooting victim's injuries. Read more.
Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he stabbed four men at Tremont and Stuart streets around 2:10 a.m. - leaving one with injuries so bad the homicide unit was called in just in case. Read more.
Amy Weingarten Salvucci reports:
Water main break on Warrenton so Stuart street a bit of a mess
Update: Suspect photos released.
Two people were stabbed at Warrenton and Stuart streets around 2:20 a.m., Stanley Staco reports. Both victims were taken away in critical condition.
The stabbings came just hours after a community meeting on violence in Chinatown.
Boston Police report arresting a Newton man on a variety of gun charges after detectives found "an AM-15 rifle with a mounted scope," an old Yugoslavian rifle, a loaded .45 caliber Remington 1911 R1 handgun, two larg- capacity magazines and several rounds of ammunition inside a room at the W Hotel on Stuart Street last Thursday night. Read more.
The re-birth of the historic Jacob Wirth German restaurant on Stuart Street might coincide with end of the historic Marliave French and Italian restaurant at Bosworth and Province streets. Read more.
Up from the dead? Jacob Wirth could re-open after all, with a new owner and an old Newbury Street bar's liquor license
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.
Developer says it will put up Stuart Street building that John Hancock won approval for, then went, oops, never mind
Skanska USA Commercial Development Inc. this week filed plans with the BPDA to actually put up the 26-story tower at 380 Stuart St., across from the original and now Old Hancock Tower, that John Hancock won approval to build in 2015 and then didn't. Read more.
WCVB reports a BTD worker who had pulled up to Charles Street South and Stuart Street to write some parking tickets early this morning was injured when somebody jumped into the car and drove off - with the worker's hand initially still in the door. Police caught up with the car, and the Brighton woman who allegedly stole it, on Southampton Street.
A marijuana entrepreneur tried to convince skeptical Chinatown residents tonight that turning the decaying former Jacob Wirth restaurant into a state-of-the-art cannabis concern would benefit local groups, give jobs to people harmed by the war on drugs and save a national landmark. Read more.
The Boston Office of Neighborhood Services will hold an online meeting next week on a proposal to convert the shuttered Jacob Wirth restaurant on Stuart Street into a cannabis shop. Read more.
Update: 10:55 a.m. Man now in custody, being brought to a hospital for observation.
Update, 9:10 a.m. Stuart Street remains shut.
The person is on the 14th floor, which Emerson College rented to house students this year, but the campus newspaper reports he's not an Emerson student. Read more.
New England Law Boston has filed plans with the BPDA to rent the 6,400-square-foot ballroom at the neighboring Revere Hotel on Stuart Street for use as a three-section classroom. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Fleming's Steakhouse in Park Square has closed permanently.
Maybe it was a knife, maybe it was a broken bottle, but a melee at a Theater District club ended with three slashed or stabbed
Police officers called to a fight at Tunnel on Stuart Street early one morning last October were frisking a suspect who might have slashed a man's forehead open when they discovered he'd apparently been stabbed himself. And then another disturbance erupted and by the time they quelled that, they found a third man outside dripping blood from fresh cuts to his hand and forearm. Read more.
No more piano singalongs: Two restaurant operators are seeking to lease the old Jacob Wirth on Stuart Street and turn it into a more modern sports bar named JW's Sports Bar and Restaurant. Read more.
Boston firefighters responded around 5:15 p.m. to Tremont and Stuart streets, where a fire broke out on the first and second floors of a 24-story hotel under construction, next to the Wilbur Theater. Read more.
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