Chinatown

By - 1/8/19 - 4:08 pm
Blowup of Massachusetts driver's license

Micro-printed words on real state IDs, like this Mass. license, don't show up on fakes, at least not yet.

The doorman at Bijou on Stuart Street was a bit suspicious of the young-looking woman with the Maine license trying to get into the club one October night, even though her ID checked out OK on the computerized scanner he uses. So he turned to a trick police and the more experienced door staff use to ferret out people with fraudulent IDs: He asked her the state capital. When she replied "Augusta," he let her in - because most people who get fake IDs don't expect to be quizzed on facts about the state they're allegedly from and can't answer such questions. Read more.

By - 1/3/19 - 9:39 am

Aline Kaplan explains its link to the Marquis de Lafayette and takes a look at its later descent into a key part of the Combat Zone.

By - 12/30/18 - 2:57 pm

Boston Police report a man was stabbed several times outside 660 Washington St., between Essex and Beach streets around 8:20 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By - 12/15/18 - 11:36 am
Google Jeffrey Epstein

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about the graffiti on the Quincy School in Chinatown that's been there for a week. To save that person and you the trouble, Epstein is the jet-setting billionaire pal of both the current president and Bill Clinton who also happens to be a convicted sex offender with a taste for underage girls, who reached a nice plea deal with the then US Attorney who is now secretary of labor.

By - 12/4/18 - 12:18 pm
Eat Pho.

Where Pho Hoa used to be.

Pho Hoa, the Beach Street pho place that closed in October, could re-open with a new name under new ownership as soon as both renovations and some unusual legal maneuverings are finished. Read more.

By - 11/29/18 - 9:49 am
Rose Health Spa

The owner of a Harrison Avenue spa and three other massage parlors in the Boston area was arrested yesterday on human-trafficking charges related to the sexual services her workers allegedly offered male customers, the Middlesex County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 11/25/18 - 6:37 pm

Washington Street is shut at Essex Street as crews try to clean up roughly 150 gallons of heating oil that spilled in the basement of 600 Washington St. shortly after 5 p.m.

By - 11/12/18 - 10:49 am

The BU News Service profiles Cynthia Soo Hoo, the principal of the Josiah Quincy School, who grew up across the street from the school.

By - 10/16/18 - 11:53 am

A doorman at Centerfolds on Lagrange Street did the right thing by barring entry to three drunk guys, but did the wrong thing by shoving one of them into a car when they tried again to get in after yelling at him for 20 minutes, the club's manager told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 10/11/18 - 5:16 pm

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Peter Krupp today sentenced Xiao Ying Zhou, 47, of Sandwich to 5 to 6 years in state prison after she admitted she hit a woman on Kneeland Street, then kept driving with the woman caught on the bottom of her SUV until she got to Columbia Road on I-93 south, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 10/10/18 - 3:24 pm

A Cape woman faces a long prison sentence after pleading guilty today to hitting and dragging another woman under her car on I-93, three miles from Kneeland Street in Chinatown to Columbia Road in Dorchester in 2016, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 9/24/18 - 2:26 pm
Archtect's rendering of proposed Lagrange tower

Architect's rendering.

In a recent filing with the BPDA, developers Steven Goodman, John Matteson and Fan Du say they plan to break ground in the first three months of 2019 on their proposed 21-story residential tower on Lagrange Street and Tamworth Street - a narrow street that connects Lagrange with Boylston Street. Read more.

By - 8/30/18 - 5:49 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled yesterday that Njisane Chambers of Milton got a fair trial on charges he waited outside a Theater District club and tried to carve up several people - one an off-duty state trooper - after one of the women in the group rejected his request to dance with him and he was tossed from the club for throwing a drink at one of the men. Read more.

By - 8/8/18 - 10:23 pm

Boston Police report a man being booked following his arrest near the Chinatown Gate yesterday on a charge of possession of heroin with intent to distribute had a charge of assault and battery on a police officer thrown in after, police say, he bit one of the booking officer's thumbs. Read more.

By - 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 - 7/25/18 - 10:43 am

A group of real-estate investors who recently bought Mary Ann's in Cleveland Circle, the Beacon Hill Pub and the Tam in the Theater District told the Boston Licensing Board today that the only changes they will make to the watering holes is to hire new managers - including one better known for running more upscale eateries in JP. Read more.

By - 7/16/18 - 9:21 am
Turnpike signboard with most of the letters of the alphabet

Roving UHub photographer Ross Rotatori captured the signboard on the turnpike just before South Station this morning; hopes the next one has the rest of the alphabet.

By - 7/13/18 - 11:42 am

A group that includes apartment developers Fred Starikov and Steve Whalen of City Realty yesterday bought the buildings housing Mary Ann's on Beacon Street in Cleveland Circle, the Tam on Tremont Street in the Theater District and the Beacon Hill Pub on Charles Street. Read more.

By - 6/25/18 - 10:02 pm
Proposed Kneeland Street hotel

Architect's renderings.

The Hudson Group today filed detailed plans with the BPDA for its proposal to replace a defunct nightclub on Kneeland Street between Atlantic Avenue and Lincoln Street with a 230-room, 21-story hotel. Read more.

By - 6/15/18 - 3:17 pm

The historic restaurant on Stuart Street reported the bad news today; the place was shut due to water damage from a fire a couple floors above it over the weekend.