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French Toast Alert Level: Low. Explanation.
By - 2/19/17 - 11:08 pm

Shortly before 10 p.m. at Harvard and Bernard streets.

By - 2/19/17 - 9:35 pm

Boston Police report the arrest today of a 14-year-old they'd been watching as part of an investigation of several alleged gang members. Read more.

By - 2/19/17 - 6:14 pm
Pot and money

Boston Police report an investigation into how a man turned up at Tufts Medical Center with stab wounds early this morning led them to a condo at the Residences at W Boston, 110 Stuart St., where they found fresh blood and what turned out to be 30 pounds of marijuana and various tools associated with its sale. Read more.

By - 2/19/17 - 2:35 pm
Alternative facts are irrational

Ask a high-school math student.

A couple thousand scientists took time out today from a national conference at the Hynes - or just their weekends at home or in the lab - to protest attacks on science in general and climate science in particular, in a rally in Copley Square. Read more.

By - 2/19/17 - 1:46 pm

Chris captured firefighters dealing with the blazing car on I-93 around 1:30 p.m.

Shawna Wright drove by the flaming vehicle before the firefighters even got there: Read more.

By - 2/19/17 - 11:49 am

WCVB reports a woman suffered life-threayening injuries after a woman with whom shed been fighting outside Victoria's Diner dragged her down Mass. Ave. around 4 a.m.

By - 2/18/17 - 9:30 pm

The idea of a seawall with giant gates to let in ships - that would close in advance of a major storm - first came up in a list of possibilities in a city report on preparing Boston for rising seas. The Globe reports several professors are spending a year studying the practicalities and costs of what would be one of the world's largest seawalls.

By - 2/18/17 - 1:57 pm

Where'd western Massachusetts and the Pioneer Valley go? Apparently, they've been replaced by something called West Mass. But, wait, why'd they stop there? Was WeMa already taken? Read more.

By - 2/18/17 - 12:59 pm

WFXT reports both C&V Automotive - where a customer had his pelvis crushed - and the neighboring Little Haiti restaurant were shut by city inspectors for a variety of "serious" violations.

According to a health inspector's report, Little Haiti, in the same building as the garage, was shut for: Read more.

By - 2/18/17 - 11:08 am

NBC Boston reports Mayor Walsh claims the city writes itself tickets when confronted with unshoveled sidewalks along parks and other city parcels, but that still isn't getting the snow shoveled.

By - 2/18/17 - 10:57 am

An MRI technician at Brigham and Women's hospital who says she has to drive through "difficult areas" on her nightly drive home is one of three people who say a state ban on tasers and stun guns violates their 2nd Amendment rights. Read more.

By - 2/18/17 - 10:18 am

The Boston Licensing Board has issued a one-day license suspension for Agoros Bar and Grill on Chesnut Hill Avenue over an incident on Jan. 14 in which a Boston College student working as a bartender sold beers to two underage BC students without even asking for their IDs. Read more.

By - 2/18/17 - 10:10 am

The Globe reports on a tinkerer at an MBTA machine shop who figured out how to put rail wheels on a snowblower and dramatically improve snow fighting on T tracks.

By - 2/17/17 - 10:12 pm

Around 10 p.m. at Tremont and Gurney streets, near the Roxbury Crossing Orange Line stop.

By - 2/17/17 - 5:53 pm

A dead train at Copley is putting the kibosh on the idea of using the Green Line to get out of town quickly this rush hour.

By - 2/17/17 - 5:46 pm

This morning's switch problems at 128 have morphed into signal problems at Canton Junction and so Keolis is warning of Trump-level (you know, yuuge) delays on the Providence and Stoughton lines.

By - 2/17/17 - 4:50 pm

This will probably be the most divisive video I post this week. If you're already a fan of Weather is Happening, you'll appreciate this video. But if you've never heard of the Weather Man before, you'll probably get about a minute into it (if that long) and wonder about my sanity in posting it (and then try to post something about how I'm losing it and how you remember when UHub was good, Adam).

By - 2/17/17 - 4:42 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to grant a beer-and-wine license to the Trader Joe's under construction on North Harvard Street at Western Avenue in Allston. Read more.

By - 2/17/17 - 10:56 am
Where the space saver complaints come from: South Boston, East Boston, Charlestown

Hot spots for space-saver complaints, 2/14-2/16. Source. See it larger.

From Tuesday through Thursday of this week, Boston's 311 system received 753 complaints about space savers, including this one from Russell Street in Charlestown:

PWD had taken the space savers away earlier however people have put out new ones

The city responded: Read more.

By - 2/17/17 - 9:40 am

Jami asks:

Looking for recommendations on really good restaurants in Boston for anniversary that aren't outrageously priced.