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French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.
By - 1/18/17 - 11:06 pm

Boston firefighters responded around 10:55 p.m. to 92 Monument St. in Charlestown for a fire that started in a mattress on the second floor of a three-story apartment building. The fire was declared knocked down around 11:10 p.m.

By - 1/18/17 - 10:21 pm

Ortiz Grocery, 1300 Blue Hill Ave., was held up around 9:50 p.m. by two black men, one with a gun, one 5'5" and the other about 5'8" and both between 35 and 45.

By - 1/18/17 - 10:04 pm

Around 6 p.m. a couple of loud booms reverberated through Cambridge, Medford, Arlington and Somerville. Seems Everett Police blew up something for practice.

Robby reports:

heard both on somerville rec path. Was unsettling at best.

By - 1/18/17 - 5:29 pm

After several years of ruling on individual drug convictions possibly tainted by disgraced chemist Annie Dookhan, the Supreme Judicial Court today issued rules for dealing with the more than 20,000 remaining drug convictions she had something to do with. Read more.

By - 1/18/17 - 2:42 pm

Ha'aretz reports on the last wave of what turned out to be hoax calls to Jewish centers across the country, including the Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston in Newton.

At 1:20 p.m., Sean Roche reported on the all clear:

Lot is full. Building is bustling. Essential and undaunted.

By - 1/18/17 - 2:25 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved regulations that will let small restaurants without liquor licenses let their customers bring in beer and wine.

But there's a catch: Read more.

By - 1/18/17 - 1:34 pm

US Rep. Michael Capuano tweeted today he's going to be holding office hours in Cambridge on Friday instead: Read more

By - 1/18/17 - 1:13 pm
Impending Indian restaurant on Water Street in downtown Boston

Adam Castiglioni shows us the impending replacement for the failed BeanTown Hogie at 102 Water St.: The second outlet of Curry House on Beacon Street in Brookline.

They have yet to go before the Boston Licensing Board for a food-serving license; once they do, the actual opening will be a week or two away.

By - 1/18/17 - 11:25 am

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority's Lawn on D wants to add wine and beer - it finds out tomorrow if the Boston Licensing Board has any spare licenses lying around to make it happen. Read more.

By - 1/18/17 - 11:16 am
Street urchins in old Boston

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

By - 1/18/17 - 11:12 am

A Newton doctor who says he uses a drone to photograph what he says is illegal city snow dumping in a local park is asking a federal judge to block a Newton ordinance that makes it illegal to fly the small aircraft over property without a property owner's consent. Read more.

By - 1/18/17 - 10:35 am

The Boston Licensing Board votes tomorrow whether to let George Vinal and Angelo Stamos buy the Crossroads Irish Pub, 495 Beacon St. and turn it into a "neighborhood dining concept" called St. Locale. Read more.

By - 1/18/17 - 8:11 am

Around 7 p.m. at Dorchester Avenue near Wrentham Street. Gavin Schoch reports the victim's injuries were life threatening; the homicide unit was called in just in case. The Herald reports police found the apparent hit-and-run car, abandoned, in Quincy.

By - 1/18/17 - 8:05 am

What's the easiest and quickest way to get from North Station to South Station?

Currently I take the orange to the red line but that is usually a 20 min affair in the morning and worse at 5pm.

I'm thinking of getting an electric scooter or boosted board.

By - 1/18/17 - 3:34 am

Tuesday evening, the same as Mayor Walsh's third State of the City address, a twitter hashtag was launched by Bostonians who described an event or events in Boston governance that caused them to lose faith in Mayor Walsh as their champion to run city government.

#MartyLostMeWhen started at about 5 in the afternoon and went until about 1 in the morning. Read more.

By - 1/18/17 - 12:12 am

KStephen Snider took a photo of a hawk near the Stony Brook T stop yesterday morning. Nothing too unusual about that these days, but the hawk has black bands around its legs, attached to straps of the sort a hawk or falcon owner might have attached.

By - 1/17/17 - 10:50 pm

Vanyaland reports. The closing comes not long after the Brigham Circle SoulFire closed.

By - 1/17/17 - 10:43 pm

Shortly after 10 p.m. on Centre Street near Lamartine, Abby Burns reports.

Earlier in the afternoon, somebody was robbed at gunpoint on Centre in front of the Stop & Shop.

By - 1/17/17 - 10:37 pm

In his state of the city address tonight, Mayor Walsh proposed projects - some of which will require approval from the state legislature - to improve Boston Public Schools. Read more.

By - 1/17/17 - 5:58 pm

Some 2,300 Eversource customers are without power tonight. AndreaWBZ reports the company is hoping to get everything back to normal by 8 p.m.