French Toast Alert Level: Elevated. Explanation.
By - 3/20/18 - 11:08 pm
Eagle at Jamaica Pond

Erik Pettaway reports he was walking his dogs around Jamaica Pond on Jan. 30, near where Perkins Street and Francis Parkman Drive intersect, when: Read more.

By - 3/20/18 - 4:23 pm

Boston Police are investigating how two people wound up stabbed in a residence on East Cottage Street at Norfolk Avenue around 3 a.m. on Monday.

Police say that as police arrived, both victims were still inside. Both suffered injuries not considered life threatening. Neither could provide a suspect description before they were transported to the hospital, police say.

By - 3/20/18 - 3:15 pm

State Police report 19 troopers from Troop E - who patrol the Massachusetts Turnpike - face hearings on whether they put in for overtime shifts they didn't work. Read more.

By - 3/20/18 - 3:04 pm
Nor'easter in Chelsea Creek

Roving UHub photographer Michael Campbell watched the Nor'easter roll up Chelsea Creek today.

The ship, built in South Korea, owned by a Dutch company, and registered in the Marshall Islands, is an oil and chemicals tanker. It was originally scheduled to arrive last night.

By - 3/20/18 - 12:20 pm

Jay K. reports:

Happy first day of spring!! The Wine trees are starting to bloom in Somerville.

By - 3/20/18 - 12:12 pm

City Councilor Ayanna Pressley (at large) wants to ask the state legislature to give Boston the ability to issue 153 new liquor licenses, mostly in neighborhoods not served by cash-rich outlets of national chain restaurants - and to issue "umbrella" licenses that would allow unlimited numbers of alcohol-serving eateries at really big developments in the city, such as the South Bay Town Center now opening up in Dorchester and the Seaport Square project under development in South Boston. Read more.

By - 3/20/18 - 11:49 am

After hearing reports of violent closing-time incidents outside a cluster of Bennington Street bars, the Boston Licensing Board said today it would haul the bars in for a hearing to determine what's going on and what to do about it. Read more.

By - 3/20/18 - 11:28 am

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 327 Neponset Ave., called in around 10:35 p.m. on Monday, sent two residents to the hospital with injuries not considered life threatening. Read more.

By - 3/20/18 - 11:17 am

The Baseball Tavern told the Boston Licensing Board today that it will really crack down on underage college students bellying up to its bar after it was caught serving more young people. Read more.

By - 3/20/18 - 9:56 am

CommonWealth reports that City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) and Lydia Edwards (Charlestown, East Boston, North End) want to amend Mayor Walsh's proposed short-term-rental ordinance to bar investor-owned apartments and condos from the short-term market. Walsh's proposal would let them rent out units for up to 90 days a year - which Wu says is effectively 45 weekends a year.

The city council has to vote on Walsh's proposal and possible amendments...

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By - 3/20/18 - 8:09 am

Things were slow into Boston from the south on the Red Line this morning after a train up and died in Quincy.

By - 3/20/18 - 8:06 am
Car on fire on I-93

Thomas photographed the car fire on I-93 south around Mystic Valley Parkway around 6:15 a.m.

By - 3/19/18 - 9:48 pm

Shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Centre Street at Myrtle Street, Boston EMS Incidents and Stanley Staco report.

By - 3/19/18 - 9:24 pm

Ritcher Baez, 25, of New York City, today admitted he killed Pippin Roe near a Jackson Square construction site in 2014, then left her body under some leaves and debris, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

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By - 3/19/18 - 7:19 pm

Brookline Police report numerous cars were broken into and rummaged through this past weekend. Read more.

By - 3/19/18 - 5:59 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a winter-storm watch that goes into effect Wednesday morning and we've got at least one local forecaster begging people not to blame to blame her for what could be up to ten inches of heavy, wet, power-line-snapping snow coming Wednesday into Thursday in what would be our fourth nor'easter of the month. So, really, what choice did the French Toast Alert panic analysts have but to up the alert - get some milk, egg and bread tomorrow.

H/t John Hanzl for the title.

By - 3/19/18 - 5:06 pm

Patriot Care, which opened Boston's first medical dispensary at 21 Milk St., is looking for input on possible plans to add recreational marijuana offerings, even though it promised residents and city officials that's not something it wanted to do when it won approval for its dispensary in 2015. Read more.

By - 3/19/18 - 3:27 pm
Hooded mergansers on Jamaica Pond

Went up to Jamaica Pond to look for the bald eagle that's been spotted there. Didn't find it, but did find these hooded mergansers paddling around with the mallards up at the north end of the pond.

By - 3/19/18 - 11:06 am
Outside Sweet on Charles Street, Beacon Hill

JB Parrett noticed a window shopper outside Sweet on Charles Street on Beacon Hill.

By - 3/19/18 - 10:57 am

A man who went into court ready to acknowledge he was walking across the Northeastern campus with a loaded gun had his conviction dismissed because campus police didn't have enough of a reason to "seize" him in the first place and because the judge in the case failed to ask him at the start of his trial if he were really sure he wanted to admit possession of the gun. Read more.