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French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.
By - 9/19/17 - 7:44 pm

The Dig posts interviews with 25 of the people running for district and at-large council seats on school issues.

By - 9/19/17 - 4:17 pm

At 3:38 p.m., Mikhaela Houston tweeted from onboard a train to Needham that is just sitting at Bellevue on the Roslindale/West Roxbury line: Read more.

By - 9/19/17 - 4:13 pm
Storrowed rental truck on Storrow Drive

Rick came across a freshly storrowed box truck being towed off Storrow Drive this afternoon after having an intimate moment with a footbridge.

By - 9/19/17 - 1:10 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that while current field-sobriety tests were developed to gauge whether somebody is too drunk to drive, they can provide valuable information if the driver is suspected of being stoned, instead.

But, the court cautions ... Read more.

By - 9/19/17 - 12:22 pm

Federal and Boston investigators are continuing to carve up a string of Boston fried-chicken places owned by Pakistani nationals and Americans of Pakistani origin in an investigation that has already led to guilty pleas by two men and the shutdown of a Hyde Park fried-chicken joint. Read more.

By - 9/19/17 - 11:24 am

A man was shot around 2 p.m. on Monday at 77 Maple St. Stanley Staco reports homicide detectives were called in due to the severity of his injuries.

By - 9/18/17 - 10:51 pm

Several shots fired around 9:25 p.m. at Zeigler Street and Wheatley Way.

By - 9/18/17 - 7:15 pm

Pat Payaso for City Council At-Large - Boston 2017 Elections

A clown calling himself or herself Pat Payaso managed to get certified for the November ballot for the four open at-large city councilor seats.

"Payaso" is Spanish for "clown." Too good to be true? Well, of course. Read more.

By - 9/18/17 - 6:52 pm

Jesse Lacatena, 23, and Elisha Rockett, had bail set at $50,000 and $100,000 respectively for their role in a bloody fight that started on Spring Lane early Friday. Read more.

By - 9/18/17 - 5:29 pm
Bus in West Roxbury

A T bus on Centre Street in West Roxbury is hardly unusual. But this bus was parked outside the Gormley Funeral Home, its signboard alternating between "John Linso #6808" and "Rest in Peace."

Linso, 52, of West Roxbury, was a 28-year MBTA employee. He died last Thursday. Visiting hours are today.

By - 9/18/17 - 5:17 pm
Cars on steps on Boston City Hall Plaza

Chris Wetherson shows us a car that wound up on some of the steps on City Hall Plaza, barely two weeks after somebody else drove his Corolla down the steps to Cambridge Street.

By - 9/18/17 - 3:53 pm
Substation interior

The space back in January, when the Craft Beer Cellar opened underneath.

Roslindale Village Main Street reports that chef Chris Douglass has ended his plans for a restaurant in the old trolley substation in Roslindale Square. Read more.

By - 9/18/17 - 2:02 pm

Tabari Muhammad, 25, is scheduled for arraignment today on charges he fatally shot Tremayne Jackson, 22, and Mibsam Wiggins, 23, in the parking lot of the Walgreens at 416 Warren St. on May 3, 2013. Read more.

By - 9/18/17 - 1:04 pm

The latest data from Boston Police show 186 people have been shot in Boston so far this year, compared to 158 in the same period last year - and up from the five-year average of 177.

Fatal shootings are up 48% compared to 2016 - 31 vs. 21 last year.

By - 9/18/17 - 12:38 pm

Sometimes babies just can't wait. Cambridge Police report officers, EMTs and firefighters responded to Mass. Ave. and Upland Road where a woman was in the process of giving birth.

Her husband had been driving her to the hospital when her water broke shortly after 8 a.m. and he pulled over to the side of the road.

Firefighters, paramedics and officers quickly arrived and delivered the 7 pound 13 ounce baby boy inside the couple’s Honda Accord at approximately 8:20 a.m. Following the delivery, the mother and her new son were taken by ambulance to a hospital, where everyone is resting comfortably.

By - 9/18/17 - 11:29 am
Old building with cupola

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this building. See it larger.

By - 9/18/17 - 10:45 am

Aline Kaplan has put together a guide to the bronze animal statues of Boston. Start with the Frog Pond frogs (then follow the links at the bottom).

By - 9/18/17 - 9:59 am
Geyser on Boston Common

Sonja Boet-Whitaker stopped to gaze in wonder at the Boston Common's newest water attraction this morning.

Sara watched it from the other side: Read more.

By - 9/18/17 - 8:27 am

File this under: When it rains, it pours, except the rain isn't supposed to come until tomorrow: At various points this morning, Red Line trains died at Davis, Central and Wollaston. The T current reports "moderate" delays.

By - 9/17/17 - 9:49 pm

An exhausted citizen files a complaint about a sleep-depriving smoke detector on Tower Road in Forest Hills.

Block cannot sleep. Over 37!hours with smoke detectors blasting!!!!Please shut off power to unattended residence, likely not occupied. (3 units and no one home in 36 hours?) please do something about it!!! Super noisy!!! Can hear oneself think!