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By adamg - 12/7/19 - 9:55 am

A nearby resident reports being awoken by the sound of gunfire shortly after 3 a.m. Live Boston reports police found at least seven shell casings - and a partially loaded magazine - on Beach Street at Oxford Street.

The gunfire came about an hour after a disturbance on Beech Street at Lincoln Street, on the other side of the Greenway: Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/19 - 10:11 am

The Beacon Hill Times looks at a Boston Transportation Department proposal to continue the Southwest Corridor walking and bike paths that now end at Dartmouth Street to the West End via routes that could include streets and parks in the South End, Bay Village, downtown, and Chinatown. Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/19 - 1:12 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Charlestown man on assault and gun charges and his Randolph companion on an accessory charge following a fight at New Moon Villa on Edinboro Street around 3 a.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/19 - 10:08 am
Gourmet Dumpling House in Chinatown

UPDATE: They've' re-opened.

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Gourmet Dumpling House on Beach Street has been locked up by state officials for non-payment of taxes.

By adamg - 10/18/19 - 9:08 am

WBZ reports two people were stabbed at the W Hotel's Tunnel club shortly before 2 a.m. Injuries not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 8:58 am

Boston Magazine takes a look at the issues between the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Work, Inc., which for ten years had a contract in which its workers with disabilities would maintain the Greenway.

By adamg - 10/8/19 - 9:08 am

One of the shiny new Orange Line trains went back into service this morning, its doors now all working and stuff, just in time for one of the old wheezing rec rooms to belch some smoke into the Tufts Medical Center station due to a "motor problem." The T turned on some fans to air the station out, but of course there are now delays on the line, of up to ten minutes.

By adamg - 10/4/19 - 10:24 am

The T starts six weekends of shutdowns on the Orange Line between Sullivan Square and Tufts Medical Center starting at 8:45 tonight. There will be bus service between Haymarket and Sullivan Square; people heading to State, Downtown Crossing and Chinatown will have to transfer to the Green Line. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/19 - 3:09 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Quincy man on charges he tried shooting a group of seven people on Edinboro Street in Chinatown around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday but that a parked car provided enough cover for all of them to shelter behind until officers arrived to investigate the repeated gunshots they were hearing. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/19 - 12:57 pm
Smoke-filled Tufts Medical Station on the Orange Line

Where are those new trains again? People fled an Orange Line train at Tufts Medical Center around 10:30 a.m. after the station filled with smoke, as Mark Smith shows us. WBZ Newsradio reports the smoke came from a malfunctioning motor on the tired old train.

By adamg - 9/6/19 - 9:55 am

Emerson Today recounts the history of the landmark building at Boylston and Tremont streets - and tells us who Little was.

Historian Walter Muir Whitehill said the Little Building was “the most glamorous office building of the era of World War I.” It was later dubbed the “The City Under One Roof,” as it housed 600 offices, 37 stores, a post office, a restaurant, and underground passageways connecting to the Boylston Street T station and the neighboring Majestic and Plymouth theaters.

By adamg - 8/29/19 - 11:49 am
Tactical plaza nearing completion on Harrison Avenue at Essex Street in Chinatown

Brad Squirrels photographed a new "tactical plaza" about to open on Essex Street at Harrison Avenue in Chinatown. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/19 - 9:44 am

Richard Auffrey recounts the life of Ruby Foo, who was likely Chinatown's first woman restaurant owner - and who adopted the baby in a famous photo of the aftermath of a Japanese attack on Shanghai in 1937.

By adamg - 7/23/19 - 11:49 pm

The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England, which owns the Tai Tung Village apartment complex on Harrison Avenue, told the BPDA this week it will soon file plans for a six-story, 85-unit apartment building on what is now a parking lot at the complex. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/19 - 1:08 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that New Dong Khanh on Harrison Avenue is closing after 32 years.

By adamg - 7/22/19 - 11:51 am
Text of bill that would prohibit young women from entering Chinese restaurants unless accompanied by an older man

It was, looking back, not one of the prouder moments in Massachusetts history: In 1910, the state House of Representatives approved a bill to bar women and girls under 21 from Chinese restaurants, unless accompanied by an older, non-Chinese man, to curb the alleged opium-powered menace to white womanhood posed by crafty "Orientals." Read more.

By damaskin - 7/17/19 - 7:29 am
By adamg - 7/16/19 - 1:19 pm

A consortium of two non-profit groups and two developers today filed a formal notification that they will soon file detailed plans to replace the parking lot next to the Tufts garage on Tremont Street with new affordable housing units, hotel space, an extension of the parking garage and space that could become the permanent home of a Chinatown branch of the Boston Public Library. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/19 - 12:22 pm

Boston Police report officers who stopped a Dorchester man who'd been parked in front of a hydrant in Chinatown last night ended up charging him for the loaded, stolen gun and the "six individual clear plastic bags containing marijuana" they found in his car. Read more.

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