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By adamg - 5/9/24 - 9:23 am

A Randolph man with a criminal record going back more than 20 years threatened to stab a woman who didn't want to talk with him at a Silver Line bus stop on Monday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/24 - 10:10 am

A woman suffered possibly life-threatening injuries when hit by a large box truck at Essex Street and Atlantic Avenue around 6:30 a.m. The truck driver remained at the scene.

By adamg - 1/20/24 - 1:26 pm
New York-style Essex Street sign in Chinatown

Way back in 2015, parts of Chinatown and downtown were turned into Manhattan simulacra for a remake of Ghostbusters. When they were done, the filmmakers took down all the New York signs and even a fake MTA subway entrance, but forgot to remove a New York City street sign for Essex Street at Harrison Avenue, which remains to this day as Robert Alvarez discovered.

By adamg - 8/30/23 - 1:12 pm

Boston Police report arresting four teenagers from Winchester they say were hanging out in Chinatown early Tuesday, tagging buildings in Chinatown with spray paint. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/22 - 11:55 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Hei La Moon on Beach Street has posted signs on its doors that it'll be moving into the smaller Food Opera food court that is supposed to be replacing Chau Chow City, but which has run into financial difficulties.

Hei La Moon is on the first floor of that old parking garage off the Greenway that a Toronto developer wants to replace but keeps changing its mind about just how to do so.

By adamg - 8/29/19 - 11:49 am
Tactical plaza nearing completion on Harrison Avenue at Essex Street in Chinatown

Brad Squirrels photographed a new "tactical plaza" about to open on Essex Street at Harrison Avenue in Chinatown. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/19 - 12:22 pm

Boston Police report officers who stopped a Dorchester man who'd been parked in front of a hydrant in Chinatown last night ended up charging him for the loaded, stolen gun and the "six individual clear plastic bags containing marijuana" they found in his car. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/18 - 5:38 pm
Unbearable heat in Chinatown

Alex Kingsbury isn't pooh-poohing the heat anymore, not after what he saw at Harrison and Essex in Chinatown this afternoon.

By adamg - 4/28/17 - 10:01 am

Sampan reports that Chau Chow City on Essex Street closes forever on Sunday. Fans of its seafood will now have to drive down to the other Chau Chow on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester.

East Ocean City on Beach Street recently closed as well.

By adamg - 4/24/16 - 3:59 pm

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.

By adamg - 10/8/15 - 9:09 am

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.

By adamg - 10/6/15 - 2:53 pm

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.

By adamg - 8/14/15 - 10:55 pm
Liberty lanterns in Chinatown

Grace Holley took in tonight's commemorations of the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act protests on Essex Street in what is now Chinatown, which included these lanterns.

Johnmcboston also attended: Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/15 - 12:10 pm

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.

By adamg - 4/29/15 - 8:02 am
Chinatown pillar snake

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.

By adamg - 3/11/14 - 4:59 pm
Kaze in Chinatown

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?

By adamg - 1/26/14 - 12:00 am

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.

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