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French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.
By - 12/10/16 - 4:25 pm
Swastika at Quincy quarry

A roving UHub photographer who went on a trek around the Quincy Quarries today reports "there are swastikas everywhere" - and looking pretty recent.

By - 12/10/16 - 1:25 pm
Dorchester coyote

Welcome to Dot looked out his kitchen window this morning to see an Acme customer padding along his backyard.

By - 12/10/16 - 12:24 pm
Small dog found in Roslindale

Conor Gately reports finding this friendly, feisty dog yesterday on Sycamore Street between Cummins and Poplar in Roslindale. He's currently at the Boston city animal shelter on Mahler Road if you misplaced him.

By - 12/10/16 - 12:21 pm
People holding a protest candle in front of the State House

Greg Cook photographed a small vigil in front of the State House last night to protest impending cabinet appointments in Washington.

By - 12/10/16 - 12:04 pm

As you might expect, Mike Dukakis is a speaker at an MIT transit forum today. People of course wondered why he was sporting large bruises on his face and a bandage on the bridge of his nose. Cambridge City Councilor Jan Devereux, who posted a photo of the dented Duke, reports:

He fell picking up trash on the Emerald Necklace.

By - 12/10/16 - 11:12 am

The Herald reports the new NBC Boston is rolling out an armor-plated mobile Doppler radar with enough firepower to punch through the toughest New England storms and crush opposing weather teams. WCVB sneers at the putative competition, noting it has Boston's only meteorologist turned anchor in JC Monahan and, of course, Harvey Leonard.

By - 12/10/16 - 10:13 am

WBUR takes a look at a recently released city report.

By - 12/10/16 - 10:12 am

WBZ reports how the Lyft driver who caused that multi-car pileup on Comm. Ave. in October only has $30,000 worth of damage caused to all the cars and a Boston firetruck, because he hadn't turned on his Lyft app.

By - 12/9/16 - 10:02 pm
Hope sign on Emerson's Cutler Majestic Theatre

Jason stopped to admire this sign at the Cutler Majestic Theatre today.

By - 12/9/16 - 6:59 pm

Around 4:30 p.m. off a path off Bennington Street in East Boston, near Napoles and across from the Suffolk Downs T stop.

In May, an elderly man was found with serious traumatic injuries, which killed him 10 days later.

By - 12/9/16 - 4:49 pm
Proposed view of tower at 212 Stuart St.

A small parking lot next to a large parking garage on Stuart Street could be replaced by a 131-unit residential building, under plans filed with the BPDA this week.

Developers Peter Spellios, Neal Howard and Bryan Lee hope to succeed where two previous - and smaller - proposals, in 2006 and 2008, failed at 212 Stuart St. Read more.

By - 12/9/16 - 2:12 pm

The two rail operators are telling a federal judge they're maybe a month away from resolving a $29-million dispute over the cost of Northeast Corridor service in Massachusetts. Read more.

By - 12/9/16 - 11:53 am

NECN reports a person hit by an MBTA bus at Massachusetts Avenue and Theodore Glynn Way Thursday night has died.

By - 12/9/16 - 11:41 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a permanent stay-away order for a man who repeatedly abused his girlfriend, culminating in a 2013 incident in which, in a drunken rage, he choked her, stuck his fingers down her throat, punched her several times in the side and in the genitals, slapped her at least 15 times, asked her if she was ready to die and, when she managed to briefly escape and lock herself in the bathroom, broke down the door and pushed her up against the wall and held her there by her neck. Read more.

By - 12/9/16 - 9:36 am

The Revere Journal reports problems at a Saugus power plant caused noises so loud they could be heard in Revere. Specifically, a "silencer" that normally muffles the anguished screams of steam being vented from the plant's two boilers.

By - 12/9/16 - 9:12 am
Ventillation fan being installed at the Forest Hills MBTA station

Deb Beatty Mel had some time to study one of the massive ventilation fans being installed at Forest Hills as the T's contractors work to build a new Orange Line/commuter rail entrance on the other side of the tunnel under the impending revamped Arborway.

By - 12/9/16 - 9:08 am

Major delays on the Fitchburg Line again this morning, this time due to a car/train collision at Brighton Street in Belmont. NECN reports the car was stopped on the tracks and the driver was trying to get three children out when the train hit.

By - 12/9/16 - 9:05 am

WBUR interviews one of the 11 Cambridge Rindge and Latin School students burned out of their homes in last week's 10-alarm fire: He rushed out with his three-year-old sister without even putting shoes on, then went back inside twice to make sure everybody was out.

By - 12/9/16 - 8:58 am

James D. watched the sun come up over Winthrop this morning.

By - 12/9/16 - 8:55 am

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 7:55 a.m. to 7 Rowell St., where a fire started in the basement and spread to the first floor. One firefighter suffered a minor injury, the department says, adding the fire caused an estimated $100,000 in damage.

The fire came less than a day after another Dorchester fire displaced 15.