Boston firefighters responded around 5:15 p.m. to Tremont and Stuart streets, where a fire broke out on the first and second floors of a 24-story hotel under construction, next to the Wilbur Theater. Read more.
Micro-printed words on real state IDs, like this Mass. license, don't show up on fakes, at least not yet.
The doorman at Bijou on Stuart Street was a bit suspicious of the young-looking woman with the Maine license trying to get into the club one October night, even though her ID checked out OK on the computerized scanner he uses. So he turned to a trick police and the more experienced door staff use to ferret out people with fraudulent IDs: He asked her the state capital. When she replied "Augusta," he let her in - because most people who get fake IDs don't expect to be quizzed on facts about the state they're allegedly from and can't answer such questions. Read more.
A man who ripped his shirt off as he was being escorted out of a Theater District club and vowed to take care of the guys he'd been arguing with waited around outside - only to find himself beaten to the ground and stomped when they were joined by more men, in an attack that ended only after police sprayed the scrum with pepper spray twice. Read more.
The Herald interviews the general manager of a new Theater District bar that is trying to give Bostonians the "cosmopolitan and worldly" feel of New York, through drinks such as the "Hobo Experience:" Read more.
Boston Magazine reports the owners of the unique 19th-century German place on Stuart Street are looking for $1 million for the restaurant - not the building itself - and hope whoever buys it will keep it pretty much the way it is now.
The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday considers two wildly different accounts of how two patrons of Bijou, 51 Stuart St., wound up in the Boston Medical Center emergency room with stab wounds on Dec. 5. Read more.
Boston Police report officers who responded to a report of a fight at Bijou, 51 Stuart St., around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, found a combatant that witnesses said had pulled out a gun during the disturbance. Read more.
Boston Police report an investigation into how a man turned up at Tufts Medical Center with stab wounds early this morning led them to a condo at the Residences at W Boston, 110 Stuart St., where they found fresh blood and what turned out to be 30 pounds of marijuana and various tools associated with its sale. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether Bijou, 51 Stuart St., deserves any sort of punishment for the way BPD detectives found "numerous male patrons swigging champagne from 750-ml bottles - glowing 750-ml bottles - as they strolled around the club on New Year's Eve. Read more.