Boston Police have released photos of a man wanted for a closing-time attack in the Theater District they say sent his victim to the hospital for emergency brain surgery earlier this month. Read more.
Police hunt guy they say punched a man to the pavement outside Theater District club, then fled on a private bus
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BioCentury reports on the topless dancers at a party at Royale for the recent BIO conference here in the Hub. While some were shocked and disgusted, one of the organizers said people should get over themselves, because the party is known for being "edgy and arty" and nothing says edgy and arty like half-naked women bearing corporate logos.
The security director at Royale, 279 Tremont St., acknowledged today that even after he learned a woman said she had been groped by somebody on the dance floor, he never called police.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to punish the club for that - and for the alleged Aug. 10 attack by an 18-year-old Boston high-school student. The student, meanwhile, faces potential criminal charges for the incident.
Boston Police report arresting two men from out of town on charges they kept throwing drinks on a man trying to get his dance on inside Royale, 279 Tremont St., and then, when they were done, beat him up.
Police said the victim looked up after having "several drinks thrown at him" around 1:20 a.m.:
Residents, police, tony venues oppose Theater District club's bid to add nearly 500 more patrons a night
BPD brass, managers of the Wang Theater, the Charles Playhouse and the W Hotel and elderly residents of a Tremont Street building turned out en masse at a licensing hearing this morning to oppose Royale's request to increase its capacity from 770 to 1220, saying the area has enough trouble already with the club goers it has now.
Royale argues the increase would actually make the neighborhood safer because the concerts the new capacity would allow would get out an hour earlier than the current 2 a.m. closing time.
Theater Distrtict club wants to add several hundred more patrons a night as two neighboring lounges shut
Royale, 279 Tremont St., is seeking permission from the city to expand its capacity from 775 to the 1,200 patrons its troubled predecessor, Roxy, was once allowed to let in.
The Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing holds a hearing on the request on Sept. 5. The office slashed Roxy's maximum capacity to 775 in 2007 after a skein of violations, from overcrowding in the streets at closing to cases of assault and battery.