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By adamg - 5/14/21 - 12:56 pm

WCVB reports a BTD worker who had pulled up to Charles Street South and Stuart Street to write some parking tickets early this morning was injured when somebody jumped into the car and drove off - with the worker's hand initially still in the door. Police caught up with the car, and the Brighton woman who allegedly stole it, on Southampton Street.

By adamg - 5/13/21 - 11:32 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court agreed today that the owners of the Glass Slipper, a Combat Zone holdover on Lagrange Street, made the club a bad place for Blacks to work, but dismissed a state finding that a Black bouncer was fired because of his race, because the man's formal complaint never explicitly said he was fired for that reason. Read more.

By bostonpads - 5/12/21 - 11:47 am
Downtown Boston apartment inventory begins to thaw

The rental supply glut in Downtown Boston has received quite a bit of attention in the past 12 months. The pandemic caused a shift in demand for housing in Boston, and many Downtown neighborhoods went from being the hardest areas to find an apartment to the easiest seemingly overnight.

By adamg - 5/5/21 - 10:19 pm

Service is suspended between North Station and Back Bay, the T reported shortly before 10 p.m.

By adamg - 4/1/21 - 9:20 am

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy announced yesterday it's hired Chris Cook as its new executive director. Read more.

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By adamg - 3/31/21 - 10:27 pm
The new look of Jacob Wirth

Royalty's vision of a cannabis shop where Jacob Wirth is now.

A marijuana entrepreneur tried to convince skeptical Chinatown residents tonight that turning the decaying former Jacob Wirth restaurant into a state-of-the-art cannabis concern would benefit local groups, give jobs to people harmed by the war on drugs and save a national landmark. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/21 - 12:27 am

The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England is organizing a vigil for the victims of violence in Atlanta and elsewhere scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. today at the Chinatown Gate.

There will be an opening statement to explain why we are gathering, and any elected officials who attend will also be welcomed to add their own statements should they wish. Following, will be a candlelight vigil with prayers by religious figures in attendance and a moment of silence.

By adamg - 3/26/21 - 4:16 pm

The Boston Office of Neighborhood Services will hold an online meeting next week on a proposal to convert the shuttered Jacob Wirth restaurant on Stuart Street into a cannabis shop. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/21 - 9:39 am

A developer has asked the BPDA for permission to change 148 apartments in its building under construction at Lagrange and Tamworth streets to condos. Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/21 - 11:14 am

Set some time aside for Cynthia Yee's reminiscences of life as a young girl in Chinatown in 1958, trying to navigate between two different worlds:

I spoke Taishanese, a country dialect from southern China, like a Chinese peasant girl. But I wasn’t. I was a city street urchin from Boston, United States of America. Don’t let my face mislead you. A Boston accent crept into my English, and into my Taishanese, too. I spoke Chinese with a Boston accent.

By adamg - 2/18/21 - 5:11 pm

A developer that wanted to replace a defunct Kneeland Street nightclub near South Station with a 230-room hotel asked the BPDA this week to let it build a 115-unit residential building instead, because it couldn't get financing for a hotel in the middle of a pandemic. Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/21 - 12:21 pm

WBUR reports from a largely deserted Chinatown during the Lunar New Year.

By adamg - 1/21/21 - 9:33 am

WBUR spent time inside the Kitchen Cafe on South Street in its final days in the middle of a pandemic.

By adamg - 1/12/21 - 10:03 am
Rendering of proposed hotel on Kneeland Street

Rendering by RODE Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today gave a developer an extra year to start building a 21-story, 230-room hotel at 150 Kneeland St., on a site formerly occupied by a series of nightclubs near South Station. Read more.

By adamg - 12/24/20 - 3:06 pm

A couple of dispatches from the Covid-19 front lines.

Dr. Sharma Joseph is a critical-care physician and anesthesiologist at Tufts Medical Center. Yesterday, she reported: Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/20 - 11:33 am
Proposed 125 Lincoln St.

Rendering by S9.

A Toronto developer has swapped out its plans for a 24-story office building at 125 Lincoln St. - now home to a parking garage and the Hei La Moon restaurant - with new plans for a 14-story building made up mainly of research and development space. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/20 - 2:11 pm

Update: Board issues two warnings to restaurant over the incident.

The owner of New Moon Villa on Edinboro Street in Chinatown had to answer a citation today for a Nov. 10 incident in which licensing detectives found three patrons dancing inside while sipping from the bottles of tequila and cognac they brought in with them - half an hour after the restaurant was supposed to be shut due to the state's current Covid-19 regulations. Read more.

By adamg - 11/10/20 - 2:38 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Kitchen Cafe on South Street is closing forever on Nov. 20, victim of a Covid-19-related loss of business.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 11/5/20 - 10:00 pm

Update: 10:55 a.m. Man now in custody, being brought to a hospital for observation.

Update, 9:10 a.m. Stuart Street remains shut.

The person is on the 14th floor, which Emerson College rented to house students this year, but the campus newspaper reports he's not an Emerson student. Read more.

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