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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boston Police report a Roslindale man and a pal from Walpole were up to no good in an alley off Harrison Avenue in Chinatown early this morning: They were using a power drill to open up and steal several scooters. Read more.
The owners of China Gourmet, 23 Tyler St. in Chinatown, and six alleged accomplices were indicted this week on federal charges that they ran a ring that laundered hundreds of thousands of dollars - some trucked up from New York City at the bottom of shipments of meat and seafood - and collected stolen gift cards, which they'd redeem by buying hundreds of computers and other items at the Apple Store at South Shore Plaza in Braintree. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters went up to the top of 216 Tremont St. for a fire in the elevator room on the roof around 9:15 a.m., then quickly came down after extinguishing the fire. No injuries.