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French Toast Alert Level: Low. Explanation.
By - 4/19/15 - 7:56 am
Man waits for girlfriend at Carson Beach in South Boston

Eileen Murphy reports:

He paced before proposal at Carson Beach; she said yes.

By - 4/19/15 - 7:53 am
Orange sunset over Boston Harbor

Dan Santry watched the sunset from Deer Island yesterday.

By - 4/18/15 - 10:46 pm
Parakeet in a tree in Jamaica Plain

The Real Lenny reports spotting a parakeet in his backyard near Faulkner Hospital this afternoon.

Tillie Jupiter reports he proved a friendly guy, so they were able to capture him and take him inside while they called Boston animal control - which... Read more

By - 4/18/15 - 8:31 pm
Turkey in downtown Boston
Downtown Boston turkey

Jamie Walsh reports this turkey was just ambling about Temple Place around 7:50 p.m.

Craig Caplan reports she spent some time hanging out next to jm Curley - fortunately for her, wild turkey was not on the menu tonight.

In 2013:
Mumbles the Turkey tours downtown Boston.

By - 4/18/15 - 8:15 pm
Belmont fire

Colin Steele photographed a convenience store on fire around 8:10 p.m. on Belmont Street at School Street near the Watertown line.

Jon Woodland also arrived on scene and shows us what it looks like on the now closed Belmont Street because of the... Read more

By - 4/18/15 - 5:29 pm
Swing dancing on the Common

Erica Mattison took in some swing dancing on the Common today.

By - 4/18/15 - 12:54 pm

Boston Police report the arrest of three 19-year-olds on Columbus Avenue early this morning after finding them driving around with loaded guns - one with laser sights.

According to police, officers pulled a car over around 1 a.m. outside 2044 Columbus Ave. Looking inside,... Read more

By - 4/18/15 - 11:02 am

Several legislators, including our own reps Aaron Michlewitz (D-North End) and Jay Livingstone (D-Back Bay) have filed legislation that would prohibit the IOC from simply taking over control of billboards and electric signboards owned by the MBTA, MassDOT and Massport in the Boston area... Read more

By - 4/18/15 - 10:25 am

A groggy citizen complains about the playground on W. 5 Street in South Boston:

There is loud screaming and basketball played 24 hours a day, including the middle the of night. The noise is a nuisance to its residential surroundings, especially those with children trying to sleep.

By - 4/18/15 - 9:05 am

The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a proposal to open a Japanese coffee shop at 10 Milk St.

Ogawa Coffee, based in Kyoto, would be the latest specialty coffee shop in an area once known mainly for its plethora of Dunkin' Donuts:

What

... Read more
By - 4/18/15 - 12:49 am

Makezine reports MakerBot shut its three retail stores, including the one in Boston, and laid off 100 workers.

By - 4/18/15 - 12:32 am

Jamaica Plain News reports on the demise of Ghazal on Centre Street.

UPDATE: Headline changed because, as Chris Helms at Jamaica Plain News reminded me, there's now Tikki Masala in Forest Hills.

By - 4/17/15 - 11:36 pm

Dan Kennedy reports that WFNX refugee Henry Santoro is leaving phoenix-from-the-ashes RadioBDC to become a news anchor at WGBH radio.

He joins fellow ex-Phoenicians Peter Kadzis, Adam Reilly and David Bernstein - and Kennedy himself, a regular on the station's Beat the Press.

By - 4/17/15 - 6:36 pm

Around 6:25 p.m. at Harvard and Gleason streets.

By - 4/17/15 - 5:17 pm

UPDATE, 5:25 p.m. BFD gave the MBTA the OK to resume service.

Boston firefighters are currently investigating what caused smoke in the Maverick Blue Line station shortly before 5 p.m. Trains in both directions are halted - except for one empty train that firefighters are riding from Maverick to Aquarium to look for the source of the smoke, possibly the third rail.

By - 4/17/15 - 4:23 pm
Tanker stopped by State Police

The tanker after it was stopped. Photo by Mass. State Police.

State Police report arresting a Peabody man on charges he was on drugs while weaving from lane to lane on Rte. 128 southbound in Lexington yesterday morning.

State Police dispatched a trooper after getting several reports from motorists of the tanker "driving erratically" around... Read more

By - 4/17/15 - 4:10 pm
Firetrucks at 132 Mt. Vernon St. in West Roxbury

Boston firefighters responded at 3:55 p.m. to 132 Mt. Vernon St. for what quickly turned into a three-alarm fire.

The fire was reported knocked down around 3:20 p.m.

By - 4/17/15 - 4:06 pm
Goose in a pot in the Longwood Medical Area

Roving UHub photographer Nick McNulty reports a goose seems to have set up housekeeping in a large flowerpot by the Beth Israel parking lot.

By - 4/17/15 - 2:48 pm

Rocco Collella, 30, of the South End, was released on personal recognizance yesterday on a charge of videotaping an unsuspecting person in the nude for a February incident in the men's room at the Marshalls store in Downtown Crossing, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office... Read more