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French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.
By - 3/1/15 - 7:16 pm
Shoveling out a frozen car in the South End

A roving UHub photographer came across a scientist today, unearthing dramatic evidence that cars once roamed across what is now Yarmouth Street in the South End.

Scientists next plan to carefully study the meaning of strange protuberances found poking through the ice further down Yarmouth... Read more

By - 3/1/15 - 5:45 pm

Meet James Knauer, Boston's Snowcrew.org Super Yeti! James became a Yeti on January 29th, 2015 and since has shoveled out 21 neighbors in need around Boston.

This past week, while, on his vacation, James shoveled out a pregnant woman. When he arrived at... Read more

By - 3/1/15 - 5:35 pm
Dyed flowers in the snow in Cambridge

Julie shows us how spring is busting out all over, or at least on one snowbank on Windsor Street today.

By - 3/1/15 - 5:16 pm
A note notifying poop bag purveyor his or her address has been turned over to police in Somerville

The flowers and sun are a nice touch.

A couple days ago, thanks to a roving UHub photographer, we related the tale of a Somerville resident who came out to find a trash can on her car roof and several bags full of dog poo on her windshield for apparently transgressing the... Read more

By - 3/1/15 - 4:48 pm
Live long and prosper in the West End

Kethera noticed a small update to the sign welcoming visitors to the concrete buildings for which Nimoy's native West End was torn down.

By - 3/1/15 - 1:54 pm

Edushyster takes a look at the four men in the running to take over at BPS. Her description of Tommy Chang might give pause to anybody who remembers the scheduling mess at Madison Park High School way back in September.

The Globe, meanwhile,... Read more

By - 3/1/15 - 1:03 pm
Wanted for South Boston bank robberies

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports a man who held up the Eastern Bank Branch at 470 W. Broadway last Monday while wearing a shamrock cap is probably the same guy who held up the branch on Jan. 21 while wearing a... Read more

By - 3/1/15 - 11:16 am
Ugly pedestal snow saver

Who's going to park in a space with that demon pedestal staring at them? Kyle photographed it on Bynner Street, near South Huntington in Jamaica Plain, the other day.

By - 3/1/15 - 10:40 am

So maybe the Fox commentator didn't actually witness wars, murders, fatal bombings, suicides or concrete-hurling rioters, but one thing he did watch was pornography in Boston.

By - 3/1/15 - 9:51 am
Fire at 9 Porter St. in Jamaica Plain

Porter Street fire. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 9 Porter St. did an estimated $700,000 in damage.

The fire, called in around 5:10 a.m., went to three alarms.

The department reports no injuries and that Lt. Bill Miller rescued a "scared,... Read more

By - 3/1/15 - 9:05 am

This is an excerpt from the National Weather Service's 1:15 a.m. forecaster's discussion for today's weather:

THE EVENT DOES TAKE PLACE MAINLY FROM SUNDAY EVENING INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON MONDAY DURING WHICH TIME THERE IS NOT MUCH TRAFFIC ON THE ROAD. IS

... Read more
By - 3/1/15 - 7:30 am
Trees at Millennium Park in the snow

Beyond some plowing in the main parking lot, the city has left the upper level of Millennium Park untouched, leading to vast expanses of white. You can see where the more intrepid few have fallen through the snow as they try to walk over the... Read more

By - 2/28/15 - 10:21 pm

Dune Jewelry, which makes jewelry with lockets containing beach sand, is demanding a Florida company stop making jewelry containing beach sand.

In a lawsuit filed in US District Court in Boston this week, Dune says it holds two design patents on incorporating sand... Read more

By - 2/28/15 - 9:48 pm
Hawk trapped in Alewife station on the Red Line in Cambridge

Curt Nickisch phototographed this poor hawk unable to figure a way out of Alewife station around 7:30 p.m. The Animal Rescue League reports a happy ending to this tale:

Got word that the hawk was caught and moved outside.

By - 2/28/15 - 6:45 pm
Buried vehicle in Dorchester
The sign

Snow mound or car? On Westmoreland Street, the answer would seem clear - if not for the sign sticking out of the snow, as roving UHub photographer Neil found out last night.

Earlier:
There's always that one guy who tries to take the fun out of everything.

By - 2/28/15 - 6:10 pm
Found dog in Somerville

Look familar? He or she is now at the Somerville animal shelter. Kyle Emge reports finding the pet near Beacon and Washington streets this afternoon; called Somerville PD, who transported the pooch to the shelter.

By - 2/28/15 - 5:27 pm

Seized items.

Boston Police report raids Friday morning at 91 Esmond St. in Dorchester and 108 Greenfield Rd. in Mattapan resulted in six arrests and the seizure of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, Percocet pills, steroids, two loaded guns and ammunition.

Police say the raids came... Read more

By - 2/28/15 - 4:42 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old Friday evening after they say officers watched him in two alleged drug transactions on Lamson Street, Jeffries Point.

Police say the teen, too young to have his name released, was charged with distribution of heroin, unlawful possession of... Read more

By - 2/28/15 - 4:23 pm
View of Boston from the frozen Charles River

Ari Ofsevit took this photo while on skis - on the frozen Charles River.