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By adamg - 9/29/22 - 10:19 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a proposal by El Jefe's Taqueria to extend the closing time at its Emerson location, at Boylston and Tremont streets, to 2 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/22 - 11:54 am

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let El Jefe's Taqueria extend the closing time of its outlet in Emerson College's Little Building at Boylston and Tremont streets from midnight to 2 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/22 - 12:24 pm

Board issued a warning to the club for allowing an armed employee without board permission, but acknowledged it has stepped up its training.

A bouncer who had worked at Centerfolds on Lagrange Street for ten years lost his loaded gun one May night when he put it in a backpack and dropped that by the main stage, then went to the men's room. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/22 - 10:15 am

Huntington Avenue between Brigham Circle and Gainsborough Street and Boylston Street in Copley Square will keep their dedicated bus lanes, city officials announced today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/22 - 9:17 am
Washington Street flooding in Chinatown

Rachel McKinney raced to high ground at Washington and Lagrange streets and watched the new Washington River in front of Jaho Coffee around 6 a.m. Read more.

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By adamg - 9/15/22 - 11:46 am

The Boston Licensing Board today revoked the beer and wine license for Bubor Cha Cha, 45 Beach St., not because its current owners are involved in a legal tussle over who can run the place, but because they purchased it with an alcohol license that can't legally be sold. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/22 - 10:24 pm
Rendering of R1 proposal

Early rendering by Stantec.

The Asian Community Development Corp. says it will soon file detailed plans for a 12-story building with 66 moderate-income apartments, 44 income-restricted condos and a two-floor BPL branch, on what is now a BPDA-owned parking lot bordered by Tyler and Hudson streets between Kneeland and Harvard streets in Chinatown. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/22 - 9:31 pm

Shamus Moynihan spotted Old Faithful at South and Beach streets in the Leather District this evening (and yes, he reports he called 911 first before he started recording). Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/22 - 9:30 am

Transit Police report they arrested Steven Wade Coffey, 27, on Monday on charges he raped a woman at the Tufts Medical Center Orange Line stop on Aug. 4.

He's the second man arrested for a Chinatown rape this month.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 8/22/22 - 2:38 pm

What started as a 911 call in July about a larceny on Beach Street in Chinatown has spiraled into a licensing issue that could see a Chinatown restaurant lose its right to serve beer and wine - or even to stay open at all. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/22 - 4:46 pm
Closed Eldo Cake House

Darryll sighed when he got to Eldo Cake House on Harrison Avenue in Chinatown today: "Another good one gone."

By adamg - 8/18/22 - 3:37 pm
New temporary bike lane on Columbus Avenue

New, temporary but as yet unmarked bike lane on Columbus Avenue. Photo by Evan.

Boston officials today announced some changes to roads along the route of the soon-to-stop-running Orange Line to help ease the passage of the big replacement buses until the trains allegedly start running again in a month. Read more.

By adamg - 8/16/22 - 2:39 pm

With the clock ticking on the end of the Orange Line, the news that many people trying to get into or out of Chinatown will have to hoof it to the nearest alternative is not sitting well with Mayor Wu, City Councilor Ed Flynn and three state legislators, who today asked the T to extend its bus-shuttle service to at least the Chinatown or Tufts Medical Center stops, in particular for seniors, the disabled and students. Read more.

By adamg - 8/15/22 - 9:23 am

Boston Police report arresting Edwin Ramirez, 40, for a rape on Hudson Street early Sunday morning. He was formally charged with aggravated rape and robbery, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 8/14/22 - 3:22 pm
Surveillance photos of wanted man

Update: Suspect arrested.

Boston Police report they are looking for a man involved in a sexual attack on Hudson Street in Chinatown around 4:45 this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/22 - 12:05 pm
Suspect photos

Transit Police report they are looking for Steven Wade Coffey, 27, for raping a woman at the Tufts Medical Center Orange Line stop on Aug. 4. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 9:31 am

Amy Weingarten Salvucci reports:

Water main break on Warrenton so Stuart street a bit of a mess

By adamg - 8/8/22 - 9:59 pm
Wanted for attack

Transit Police have released a couple of photos of a man they say committed a sexual attack at the Tufts Medical Center Orange Line station around 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 4.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.

By adamg - 8/5/22 - 10:42 am
Anti-Chinese graffiti in Chinatown

A Chinatown resident photographed the newest illiterate scrawlings at Liberty Tree Plaza, the small space in front of the city-owned China Trade Building and BPL branch at Boylston and Washington streets. She took the photo yesterday, reports it's still there this morning, but says, yes, she'll be reporting it via 311.

By adamg - 8/3/22 - 9:11 pm

A person jumped from the top of the Tufts Medical Center garage at 274 Tremont St. in Chinatown around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, in an apparent suicide, Tufts told its employees. Read more.

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