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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.

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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.

By adamg - 5/22/20 - 2:32 pm
Demond Perry

Transit Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man on charges he took out a knife on the Orange Line and threatened another rider with it around 3:40 p.m. on Saturday near Tufts Medical Center.

Demond Perry, 44, was arrested yesterday at the Chinatown station on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 5/12/20 - 1:21 pm
Corner of Harrison and Beach - the one-story building

Boston is chock full of historic buildings. But not all of them are immortalized in poems or have plaques that explain why they're historic. Some require digging up research on your own - such as the building at the corner of Harrison Avenue and Beach Street in Chinatown, today home to the Corner Cafe Bakery and a Vietnamese sandwich shop. Read more.

By adamg - 4/25/20 - 8:47 pm

Former City Councilor Josh Zakim is calling for Mayor Walsh or Gov. Baker to make outdoor mask use mandatory after what he saw on a run through the the Back Bay, downtown, Fort Point and Chinatown today. Read more.

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

Boston Police report arresting an alleged package thief hightailing it out of the Mass Pike Towers Thursday morning - as he was being chased by a fed-up resident. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 10:06 pm
Chinatown Gate emtpy due to coronavirus

Brian K. Sullivan had no company as he approached the Chinatown Gate tonight.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 10:13 am

WBUR reports the students jumped into action after Tufts Medical Center got a donation of 6,000 N95 masks that had easily snappable elastic straps. But first they had to find miles of elastic cord with which to replace the bad straps.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 9:37 am

Over the weekend, BPS custodians and Tufts Medical Center staffers converted the Quincy Elementary School cafeteria, just down Washington Sstreet from the hospital, into a clinic for screening people with Covid-19 symptoms. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 11:12 am

That's it, the headline is the whole story.

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