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

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.

By adamg - 10/27/20 - 11:48 am
New transformers on Warrenton Street

Electric new design on Warrenton Street.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved Eversource's plans to replace a parking lot next to its Warrenton Street substation with two new transformers - with room for a third - but only after board Chairwoman Christine Araujo told the company it needs to do something about the sad state of its properties elsewhere in Boston, in particular in Roxbury and West Roxbury. Read more.

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By adamg - 10/6/20 - 4:57 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a man's murder verdict for the shooting death of Stephen Perez in the Theater District in 2012, but reduced his sentence from first degree to second degree, which means he could one day apply for parole. Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/20 - 10:30 am

The owner of 29-33 Edinboro St. in Chinatown has gone to federal court to try to block a receiver appointed by a state Housing Court judge from hiring engineers and contractors to repair the crumbling and currently vacant building. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 3:50 pm

Boston Police report the arrest of Luan Maxwell, 30, on charges he tried to rape a woman walking across the Public Garden early Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/20 - 1:56 pm
Boston Floating Hospital

Boston Floating Hospital in 1916. From Harvard Medical School and its Clinical Opportunities.

The Floating Hospital for Children hasn't actually been on a boat since 1927, so Tufts Medical Center figured it's time to change the name - to Tufts Children's Hospital. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/20 - 10:55 am
New lanterns on the Greenway

Photo via Greenway Conservancy. See it larger.

The Rose Kennedy Greenway has installed a series of lanterns on its Chinatown stretch by artist Yu-Wen Wu that commemorate the history of both Chinatown and Chinese immigration to the US. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 9:56 pm

New England Law Boston has filed plans with the BPDA to rent the 6,400-square-foot ballroom at the neighboring Revere Hotel on Stuart Street for use as a three-section classroom. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/20 - 4:43 pm

Northeastern University reports the 11 were found in a one room Wednesday night in violation of the school's Covid-19 regulations, which ban such fraternization. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/20 - 9:26 am

Richard Auffrey, who has been chronicling the history of Chinatown, turns his attention to the neighboring Little Syria, where thousands of Syrian immigrants once lived. If you haven't heard of it, it's because the tiny neighborhood was demolished to make way for the Southeast Expressway, in particular, the ramp down into Chinatown.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 11:20 pm

Emerson College says it wants to rent nine of the currently shuttered W Hotel's eleven floors as part of its Covid-19 "de-densification" plans. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/20 - 12:29 pm
Dangling platform

The Boston Fire Department reports one side of a platform being used by window washers at 230 Harrison Ave. in Chinatown gave way shortly before 11 a.m. gave way, leaving two workers hanging for dear life 12 stories up until firefighters arrived to get them down safely.

By adamg - 7/4/20 - 11:42 pm

On Torrey Street at Moody Street, shortly before 11:30 p.m.

By adamg - 7/3/20 - 9:49 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Les Zygomates has closed for good.

By adamg - 6/17/20 - 11:17 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the demise of New Saigon Sandwich on Washington Street.

By adamg - 5/26/20 - 2:19 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that C-Mart on Lincoln Street has shut for good. The market was in a garage - also home to the the Hei La Moon restaurant - that a Toronto developer wants to replace with an office tower.

By adamg - 5/23/20 - 1:43 pm

Boston Police report arresting an alleged multi-tool woman early this morning on charges she attacked a man in a drug deal gone awry on Chauncy Street. Read more.

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