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French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.
By - 12/6/16 - 12:13 am

No doubt there's an excellent reason why the T changed its Twitter handle tonight from @mbta to @MBTATRANSIT. They might want to fix the Twitter link on mbta.com, though.

H/t Ari Ofsevit and Ari Herzog.

By - 12/5/16 - 5:23 pm
Protesters in Boston

Outside the State House.

About 250 demonstrators - split between BPS and college students - marched from the Common to the State House and City Hall today to urge Gov. Baker and Mayor Walsh to formally declare sanctuaries for not just undocumented immigrants but other minority groups, including lesbians, gays and transgender people as we move into the Trump era. Read more.

By - 12/5/16 - 4:32 pm
Amin

Wassem Amin, 31, faces arraignment tomorrow on a 26-count indictment that he defrauded two clients and a lawyer and intern he had working in his downtown law practice, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Amin used money from clients - and opened credit lines in his workers' names - to lease a Mercedes S-class sedan and help support a lifestyle that included a $10,819-a-month penthouse apartment on Canal Street, the DA's office alleges. Read more.

By - 12/5/16 - 10:56 am
Car barn in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo.

See it larger.

By - 12/5/16 - 10:28 am

The Crimson reports the U last month gave CSX a payment of $147.3 million for the easement the railroad still had on part of the 47-acre Allston site, which Harvard plans to transform one of these decades.

In more exciting Harvard news, the Crimson also shows us what happens when Harvard men quarrel: They write really angry e-mails.

By - 12/5/16 - 9:26 am
Crowds at Quincy Center on the Red Line

In practice, looks like the Red Line (and the Orange Line) might need some more work. Agiraffes shows us what Quincy Center looked like at 9:15 a.m. due to "minor" delays.

At the other end of the Red Line.

By - 12/5/16 - 9:14 am

Girl Jo asks:

Anyone in Boston/surrounding area know any stores that stock Lagav​ulin 16 Year Sing​le Malt? Holiday gift needed!

By - 12/5/16 - 9:08 am
Woman playing Japanese stringed instrument

Charlie Rosenberg took in a festival at Showa Boston Institute in Jamaica Plain yesterday, including a performance by a koto player.

Video of a koto player in action.

By - 12/5/16 - 8:54 am
Crowded Jackson Square on the Orange Line

Matt Murphy took this photo at Jackson Square around 8:30 a.m., reports:

Back-to-back full #OrangeLine trains, 100's of passengers can't get on. #HappyMonday!

Video.

By - 12/5/16 - 8:42 am
Snow in Davis Square, Somerville

Mark Novak looked out his window in Davis Square around 8 a.m.

Up in Methuen, meanwhile, Nikluk got to watch some high-school drivers learn about what happens when snow falls on the roads: Read more.

By - 12/4/16 - 5:42 pm
Santa Claus on the Orange Line

Benzo Amore got on the Orange Line at Downtown Crossing with Nonplussed Ol' St. Nick:

He says he knows when brakes are squeaking, when you are late.

By - 12/4/16 - 5:32 pm

Around 5:10 p.m. at 699 Hyde Park Ave., south of Canterbury Street. Nobody hit.

This is down the street from where a man was pistol whipped on Nov. 12.

By - 12/4/16 - 2:45 pm

An annual housing report card by the Boston Foundation and the Dukakis Center at Northeastern University highlights the dark clouds over the region's economic boom: Poverty rates are growing as the cost of living increases due to housing prices - yet the region is failing to keep up with growing demand for housing, at least for people below the highest income brackets. Read more.

By - 12/4/16 - 1:52 pm

Patrick Maguire reports on an experiment by the owners of Tres Gatos, The Centre Street Cafe and Casa Verde in which diners had a 3% fee added to their checks so that "back of house" workers who don't normally get tips could get pay raises.

It worked, he writes: Those workers are making an average $2.87 more an hour and "despite the initial concern about reducing [server] tips, servers actually saw an increase in their tips by 2.5%." Also, the new policy has led to "...

Read more
By - 12/4/16 - 1:35 pm

J.L. Bell unearths a British officer's report to the folks back home that mentioned how awful the weather was on Dec. 4, 1775. Only thing is, the weather was actually quite nice that day. What gives?

By - 12/4/16 - 12:48 pm
Model train set in Roslindale

Jed Hresko took in the Bay State Model Railroad Museum's semi-annual open house in Roslindale yesterday. It's open today until 3 p.m. - admission is $5 for adults, free for kids - at 760 South St. in Roslindale Square.

By - 12/4/16 - 11:23 am

Wicked Local Cambridge interviews residents displaced by yesterday's 10-alarm fire. The Herald describes a neighborhood that "was like a war zone." Read more.

By - 12/4/16 - 11:16 am

This story incorrectly listed the owner of the house in question. The owner is Joseph K. Yerardi.

By - 12/3/16 - 8:44 pm

Suspect's alleged armaments.

Boston Police report a man was shot around 3:10 p.m. on Friday at 6 Kenilworth St. Read more.