Note to Restaurateurs: Family Members With Cancer Don't Justify Late-Night Hours

Hardly a nocturnal pleasure.

We have to admire the guy's work ethic: Golden House owner Xian Wan tried to adopt late-night hours despite city approval because he wanted to make more money ... because his son was dying of cancer. He appeared at a Boston Licensing meeting today with an interpreter and his son's death certificate in hand, but the judge wasn't swayed.

Universal Hub reports that a Boston Police sergeant told the board he found West Broadway's Golden House illegally open at 2:50 a.m. back in October, with six people inside either eating or waiting for orders. What do you think? Does a dying family member sort of trump pesky city rules? (And, really, what's so bad about late-night Chinese?) [UH]