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By adamg - 9/21/21 - 10:56 pm
Firmin, Feaster, Ciccolo, Joyce

Eddie Firmin, Joseph Feaster, Robert Ciccolo and Kathleen Joyce in Zoom hearing.

City licensing head Kathleen Joyce is considering cutting back closing time at Savvor, 180 Lincoln St. - and could even revoke its entertainment license - over a string of late-night incidents that the local police captain says is draining his resources when he's already got the Theater District and Faneuil Hall Marketplace to worry about. Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/21 - 2:16 pm
Stupid yellow signs in Chinatown

Signs all over Chinatown.

From Neponset Circle to Chinatown, agitated citizens are filing 311 complaints about those stupid yellow "forced auction" signs that have sprung up in recent days. One person even walked around Chinatown to take photos with which to urge the city to take down the "P.O.S." signs.

By adamg - 9/3/21 - 1:33 pm

Boston Police report thieves downtown and in the Theater District are robbing people of their iPhones, then holding the phones up to their victims' faces to use the "Face ID" feature to unlock them. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/21 - 11:58 am
Old cab on South Street

Mister Jon took snaps of old cars rolling down South Street today as part of the ongoing filming for HBO's Julia Child bioseries. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/21 - 4:17 pm

WGBH reports on the now ex-manager of Offsuit, a literal hole in the wall that you had to know the code to enter owned by the better known Troquet on South in the Leather District. The place is closed now, due to his alleged actions.

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By adamg - 8/18/21 - 10:30 am

Update: The Elections Department says it will add sites in the neighborhoods.

The Herald reports the city is out with its list of proposed early voting sites and that Roslindale, Chinatown and the Seaport aren't slotted for any. Read more.

By adamg - 8/16/21 - 9:41 pm

Boston Police report arresting Dante Wentz, 23, on charges he tried to kidnap a woman by dragging her into an alley off Washington Street at Tufts Medical Center early Thursday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 8/15/21 - 12:20 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man following a series of incidents that started with an argument on Lincoln Street near Beach Street early Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/21 - 10:43 pm
Suspect

Surveillance photo via BPD.

Boston Police report they are looking for a man who attacked a woman on Washington Street outside Tufts Medical Center around 5:20 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/21 - 1:50 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for a triple shooting when he was 17 should get an immediate parole hearing on the lesser charges that are keeping him behind bars even after he was paroled on the murder charge. Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/21 - 12:59 pm

A New England Law student got a personalized lesson in federal constitutional, contract, sex-discrimination and "standing" law today when a federal judge dismissed his lawsuit that argued his "unconditional scholarship" to the Stuart Street school meant he doesn't have to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 10:57 pm

In a public notice about its impending merger with the parent company of the East Boston Savings Bank, Rockland Trust says it will close current East Boston branches in Allston, Brighton (two branches), Chinatown, Dorchester, Mission Hill, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Brookline and Cambridge (two branches), among others. Read more.

By adamg - 6/12/21 - 11:49 am

Update: Judge dismisses suit.

A student at New England Law says the school's policy that his attendance this fall is conditional on his showing proof of Covid-19 vaccination violates the "unconditional" scholarship he says he was awarded, so he's suing. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/21 - 10:29 am

Richard Auffrey tells their story - at first driven by the fact that discrimination meant there were few other jobs available to Chinese immigrants here.

By adamg - 6/10/21 - 6:16 pm

The BPDA board agreed today to let developers of a proposed residential and hotel building on Tremont Street in Chinatown eliminate space for the long awaited BPL Chinatown branch because of funding complications caused by Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/21 - 11:10 am
Teen showing senior how to use one of the alarms

Teen showing seniors how to use one of the alarms. Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report that teens and officers distributed several hundred small alarm devices to senior citizens in Chinatown yesterday because of a growing wave of attacks on Asian-American senior citizens. Read more.

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.

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