Alex Kingsbury isn't pooh-poohing the heat anymore, not after what he saw at Harrison and Essex in Chinatown this afternoon.
Developers Marty McInnis and Reid Joseph have filed plans with the BRA to tear down a little used commercial building at Essex and Oxford streets and replace it with a 17-story hotel. Read more.
The Boston Business Journal reports a New York group has filed a letter of intent with the BRA to tear down an old building at 73-79 Essex St. and replace it with a 220-room hotel.
The building, used for light manufacturing, is next to Chau Chow City.
The Boston Licensing Board says Chau Chow City on Essex Street wasn't to blame for an argument between two tables of women that ended with combatants throwing plates and silverware at each other.
The board voted "no violation" for the incident early in the morning of Aug. 17 that left the restaurant in shambles by the time police arrived.
UPDATE: The woman who was pushed died this afternoon, the DA's office reports.
Tajanetta Downing, 24, was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail today at her arraignment on charges she pushed an elderly woman to the ground in Chinatown, "causing a serious head injury to the victim," the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Look up as you walk by the Hong Lok House on Essex Street in Chinatown and you might see this snake staring back at you from a pillar on the original facade of the building.
With the new Hong Lok apartment building going in behind it, how many more years do you think it will be before some developer submits plans to tear down this two-story Japanese restaurant at Harrison and Essex and put up a high rise?
Around 11:45 p.m. in front of the outbound entrance to the Orange Line Chinatown station and the CVS. The suspect was described as a black man, about 5'7" and wearing a dark jacket with a red design on it, a black hoodie and a white knit cap.
He was last seen walking towards Downtown Crossing.