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French Toast Alert Level: Low. Explanation.
By - 3/1/17 - 3:01 pm
Looking up at fallen scaffolding on Milk Street

Around 2 p.m. Milk Street was shut between Hawley and Washington, as AlisonTBoston shows us. WCVB reports part of the scaffolding hit an officer.

By - 3/1/17 - 2:53 pm

The City Council today approved a request to the state legislature to let Boston create "sub-precincts" in certain crowded districts in Bay Village, Chinatown, Roxbury, Downtown, South Boston and the South End. Read more.

By - 3/1/17 - 2:21 pm

An official at UMass Boston says the school is trying to stamp out white-supremacy posters that have been appearing on campus in recent days. Read more.

By - 3/1/17 - 12:19 pm

The city Office of Neighborhood Services holds a meeting on Roxbury Prep's proposal to replace the Clay auto facility at 361 Belgrade Ave. with a 750-student high school.

The session begins at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at District E-5 on Centre Street in West Roxbury.

By - 3/1/17 - 10:57 am

If you didn't get a chance to visit Aurum in Hyde Square, well, it's too late now, although the owner is promising pop-ups from time to time.

By - 3/1/17 - 9:44 am
Dorchester bank robbery suspect

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force has released photos of the woman it says held up the Santander Bank branch at 1442 Dorchester Ave. in Fields Corner around 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 16. Read more.

By - 3/1/17 - 9:19 am

A Brighton company that says it was inspired by an African desert beetle says it's come up with a substance that can make materials, such as the surface of soccer balls, repel water, dirt, mud and ice, the Boston Business Journal reports.

The NBD in NBD Nanotechnologies stands for for "Namib Beetle Design:"

[O]ur company was inspired by the Namib Desert Beetle, an insect that is able to harvest fog in the desert by alternating hydrophobic and hydrophilic regimes on...

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By - 3/1/17 - 8:46 am

State Police report a man walking on I-93 northbound, just past Columbia Road, died after being hit by a car around 5:15 a.m. Read more.

By - 2/28/17 - 11:21 pm
Protester would rather bang a pot than listen to Trump

As the president spoke on TV, about 35 Roslindale residents gathered in Adams Park with pots and ladles to bang out a protest, in a Latin American-style demonstration known as a "cacerolazo."

For 45 minutes, they stood near the Poplar and South end of the park, banging their pots and occasionally taking a stroll around the park. Read more.

By - 2/28/17 - 5:34 pm

Two years before Eric Vick, a JetBlue worker at Logan Airport, was snared in what turned out to be a cash-smuggling sting operation, he was busy smuggling guns from Georgia into Boston, where at least one was used in a Dorchester gang shooting, federal prosecutors charge. Read more.

By - 2/28/17 - 3:02 pm

BGR reports that Amazon Web Services, which many Web sites use (not this one, but whatevs) is having some East Coast issues right now. Among the sites knocked offline: The T's commuter-rail call center, which provides an alternate number.

By - 2/28/17 - 2:41 pm
Man wanted for Red Line masturbation

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for an alleged case of pud pulling directed at two women on the Red Line at Harvard on Jan. 27.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

If caught, he'll face a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior, Transit Police say.

By - 2/28/17 - 2:35 pm

Some will be in Adams Park with pots, pans and ladles for a noisy protest "cacerolazo". Starts at 9 p.m.

By - 2/28/17 - 1:06 pm

True confession: Every week, UHub News Headquarters is bombarded with all sorts of "ranking" press releases about how we're the eighth best city for middle-aged women to find comfortable running shoes, the fifth worst city for finding gum stuck to your shoes or whatever. And we ignore every single one of them, bwahaha!

But US News and World Report is known for nothing but its rankings (seriously, do they even do news or report on anything anymore?). So, huzzah, USN&WR has declared Massachusetts the...

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By - 2/28/17 - 12:39 pm

A pair of 18-year-old Suffolk University students with fake Canadian IDs managed to procure a couple of vodka drinks at Bijou on Stuart Street shortly before several Boston police officers walked in for an unscheduled inspection on Nov. 10. Read more.

By - 2/28/17 - 8:07 am
Tiny free library at Roslindale train station

Somebody's converted an abandoned pay phone in the lower parking lot at the Roslindale Village commuter-rail stop into a tiny free library.

By - 2/28/17 - 8:00 am
Destroyed Toyota in Everett

Updated with State Police info.

State Police say a Somerville man fleeing a traffic stop on Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown early this morning plowed into several cars on Bow Street in Everett, then was picked up while walking down Rte. 99. Read more.

By - 2/27/17 - 11:55 pm
Donna Harris-Lewis speaks on future of Reggie Lewis Center

Reggie Lewis's widow, Donna Harris-Lewis, urges center remain part of RCC.

For two hours, people with connections to the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center debated how to get it out of the mire it finds itself in, its longtime director out of a job and millions of dollars in promised renovations undone. Read more.

By - 2/27/17 - 3:26 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the money will keep the Mattapan Line's historic trolleys running while the T figures out what to do to maintain service in the long run.