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French Toast Alert Level: Elevated. Explanation.
By - 1/29/15 - 2:09 pm
Louisberg Square on Beacon Hill in the snow

In response to a citizen complaint yesterday about an unshoveled sidewalk outside the Kerry/Heinz homestead on Beacon Hill, the city said today:

Case Closed. TICKET: Ticket Issued.

By - 1/29/15 - 1:40 pm

An argument between two groups of teens inside Forest Hills station on Monday ended with one kid opening fire with a gun, hitting two women who had nothing to do with the beef, and missing his antagonists completely, a prosecutor said today.

West Roxbury... Read more

By - 1/29/15 - 8:24 am
Snow on a car in Newton

Julia C. was annoyed enough at this roving pile of white death that she saw on Nahanton Street in Newton to report it to the Newton PD.

By - 1/29/15 - 7:45 am

Major delays on the Red Line this morning. At Quincy Center, a train died and one car filled with smoke. Then the doors wouldn't open. Kerstin Haley reports:

People busted open the windows to let people out.

The Orange Line is also having its... Read more

By - 1/29/15 - 7:01 am
31 Greenwich St in Dorchester

UPDATE: The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports the woman died.

The Boston Fire Department reports an elderly woman suffered serious injuries before firefighters rescued her this morning from a fire in her home at 31 Greenwich St.

The fire was reported shortly after 6 a.m. and went to two alarms before being brought under control. The cause is under investigation.

By - 1/29/15 - 6:49 am

Oh, so THAT'S what a snow-melter is. #blizzardof2015 @universalhub

A video posted by Sean Frederick (@seanfrederick) on

Sean Frederick ran across one of the big-ass snow melters melting snow downtown overnight.

Boston is borrowing or renting two or three of the snow gobblers from Massport and a private company. City officials said yesterday they're still considering whether to buy one, since they're pretty expensive and are only really needed ever other year or so.

By - 1/28/15 - 11:51 pm
Bynner Street in Jamaica Plain in the snow

Patty Neal's advice: Just avoid Bynner Street in Jamaica Plain.

By - 1/28/15 - 11:46 pm
South Boston space saver: An ironing board

Eileen Murphy spotted this space saver on L Street in South Boston today.

By - 1/28/15 - 11:41 pm
Free snow in Milton

Mark Baard spotted this sign in Milton today.

By - 1/28/15 - 11:32 pm

State Police are looking for the driver of a car that hit a man on Morton Street Saturday night and injured him so badly he was given Last Rites at the hospital. He remains hospitalized in critical condition, State Police say.

State Police say... Read more

By - 1/28/15 - 9:55 pm
Floyd

Police are asking for help from the public to find the people who fatally stabbed Charles Floyd, then dumped his body out of a car on Shetland Street Monday night.

Floyd, 28, was known to his friends as Ceaz and HD Eazy.

Anybody... Read more

By - 1/28/15 - 9:08 pm

So far, this is my favorite timelapse of the storm. Pay close attention to Minute 2:30 when the cleanup begins

By - 1/28/15 - 9:03 pm

Police and paramedics rushed to West Newton Street around 8:45 p.m. when somebody called 911 to report he'd been shot.

Brian D'Amico reports, however, that when the first responders got there, they discovered only a guy with a nosebleed - who figured he'd get a faster response if he told 911 he'd been shot.

By - 1/28/15 - 6:46 pm

We got The Call this evening. Kidlet's response: A quiet "Yeah!"

In a statement, Mayor Walsh said:

This is a public safety issue. I am confident that our roads are safe and drivable, and that our schools will be clear by tomorrow morning. But, I

... Read more
By - 1/28/15 - 12:14 pm

Mayor Marty Walsh said at a noon press conference the decision whether to close Boston schools tomorrow will be made later today.

The parking ban on major routes will end at 5 p.m.

Walsh also pleaded with people to stop throwing their damn snow into... Read more

By - 1/28/15 - 11:56 am
Landscaping truck on fire in Roslindale

Franklin Einspruch reports his neighbor's snow removal didn't go too well this morning, at Metropolitan Avenue near Poplar in Roslindale.

By - 1/28/15 - 10:42 am

Nick Barber created this 40-hour time-lapse video out of 5,000 images, snapped once every 30 seconds on a GoPro camera mounted on a Back Bay roof. The round things are upturned chairs to which a whiteboard with the measurements was zip-tied.

By - 1/28/15 - 10:32 am

Map showing open requests for snow plowing submitted to the city DPW via the Mayor's Hotline and Citizens connect. Click on a circled number to see more detailed markers.

NOTE: This is not real-time data - the database used to generate the map is updated... Read more

By - 1/28/15 - 10:15 am

Map of current #Snowcrew requests in MA

Over 50 people in MA, who are older, injured or have an access or functional need, have requested help from their neighbors to shovel them out.

You can find out who needs help (and request assistance if you need it) at Snowcrew.org. Alternatively,... Read more