By - 1/27/15 - 12:36 pm

Gov. Baker, now clad in a more appropriate pullover, says the ban is being lifted in the western part of the state, except for the turnpike, but that those of us easta Worcester need to stay off the roads.

State Police report issuing several citations for people ignoring the ban, but add they have yet to have to arrest anybody.

A member of the crack Boston media asked the governor about his changeover from a suit to something more casual. He replied:

Today is a snow day! I am dressed for a snow day.

By - 1/27/15 - 11:53 am
Satellite view of the nor'easter of 2015

NOAA posted this photo of the blizzard over our heads around 1:45 this morning, taken by the Suomi-NPP satellite.

Here's the current view from the GOES East satellite.

NASA, meanwhile, posted this video of the storm coming together over the Atlantic before... Read more

By - 1/27/15 - 11:12 am
Open Dunkin Donuts in a blizzard

TrueNE_79 spotted this open Dunkin' Donuts in Downtown Crossing this morning.

By - 1/27/15 - 11:00 am
Snowmobile in the Back Bay

Paula Tennyson looked out her window last night to see a snowmobile zipping around at Comm. Ave. and Mass. Ave.

By - 1/27/15 - 10:49 am
French toast

Stephen McCarthy forwarded a photo of his breakfast this morning. Too bad he doesn't deliver.

By - 1/27/15 - 10:39 am
Chihuahua in the snow

Paula Tennyson spotted a chihuahua with second thoughts. See way more photos, with more to come, of course.

By - 1/27/15 - 9:19 am
SUV with rear opened in a blizzard

Ken Hudak reports this SUV was apparently left open like that all night - owner's fortunate, at least, that the winds were blowing the snow out as fast as they were blowing them in.

By - 1/26/15 - 9:31 pm

Around 9:10 p.m. at 8 Shetland St.

The victim's injuries were serious enough to have the homicide unit called in, just in case.

The stabbing happened across the street from the headquarters of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association.... Read more

By - 1/26/15 - 7:27 pm
Liquor line at Downtown Crossing Walgreens

Jed Hresko shows us the line for liquor at the Downtown Crossing Walgreens late this afternoon.

By - 1/26/15 - 4:44 pm
North Station crowds in advance of the Blizzard of 2015

Crowds at North Station as North Shore trains delayed. Photo by Andrea Eberly.

UPDATE, 5:50 p.m. The Red Line surrendered in advance of the storm and is now just dead.

With those three words, the National Weather Service begins its latest report on the impending snowpocageddon, one its forecasters say could re-shape parts of the coastline with... Read more

By - 1/26/15 - 3:41 pm

Bill Monbouquette, who was a 20-game winner and threw a no-hitter during his years with the Red Sox, but whose greatest contribution to the team was in the area of race relations, passed away on Sunday after a long battle with leukemia. He was 78.... Read more

By - 1/26/15 - 2:30 pm
Empty milk shelves at Shaw's in Allston

Izzie in a Tizzy shows us the milk shelves at the Packard's Corner Shaw's (the water shelves are similarly denuded).

By - 1/26/15 - 2:24 pm

UPDATED.

Transit Police report two teens have been charged for a 2 p.m. fusillade that left one woman with life-threatening injuries and another with a fresh wound from where a bullet grazed her head.

Police say the woman with the more serious injuries, 60,... Read more

By - 1/26/15 - 2:01 pm

The following memo from MEMA went out to state officials today:

DATE: January 26, 2015
TIME: 1:15 pm
SUBJECT: State of Emergency and Motor Vehicle Travel Ban

Governor Patrick has Declared a State of Emergency, effective immediately. Additionally, Governor Patrick has ordered a

... Read more
By - 1/26/15 - 1:19 pm
Elmer space saver in Dorchester

DeannaMae spotted Elmer on Mill Street in Dorchester today.

By - 1/26/15 - 12:22 pm

Gov. Baker made his first Bunker appearance shortly after noon, wearing, a, um, a suit? Yes, a suit.

The T will operate normally through the end of the day, then shut for Tuesday. A driving ban will go into effect at midnight. Baker said stay... Read more

By - 1/26/15 - 11:28 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today updated the definition of "reasonable doubt" that Massachusetts judges have been reading to jurors since 1850, when it was first used in the case of a Harvard professor charged with murdering and dismembering a prominent Beacon Hill doctor.

The updating... Read more

By - 1/26/15 - 10:38 am
NSF Center for Severe Weather Research truck in Cambridge
NSF truck

Nick Smith spotted this truck in Cambridge today. Closer inspection showed it's from the National Science Foundation's Center for Severe Weather Research.

More specifically, it's one of the center's Doppler on Wheels trucks:

The DOW radars made the first 3D maps of tornado

... Read more