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French Toast Alert Level: Low. Explanation.
By - 12/19/14 - 11:25 pm
Danvers Christmas lights

Greg Cook went on a road trip around the area, including to these houses on Arthur Street in Danvers.

By - 12/19/14 - 3:45 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 16-year-old teen around 11:45 p.m. on Thursday after a supervisor from the BPD Youth Violence Task Force heard shots fired from the area of Juliette Street:

The Supervisor made observations of a car leaving the area at a

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By - 12/19/14 - 3:27 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave Wahlburgers permission to spend $325,000 for the liquor license of the old Goody Glover's in the North End for its impending burger joint at 132 Brookline Ave.

The Wahlburgers will have seating for 132 people inside and 84... Read more

By - 12/19/14 - 2:43 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday granted a beer-and-wine license to Totto Ramen, 169 Brighton Ave.

Because Totto Ramen, the first Boston outlet of a New York City noodle chain, is in a city Main Street district, it won one of several new licenses authorized by the state legislature this year to encourage restaurant entrepreneurs in neighborhoods away from downtown and the waterfront. Unlike older licenses, this one cannot be sold outside of Allston.

By - 12/19/14 - 2:14 pm

A homeless man was arraigned yesterday on charges of unarmed assault with intent to rob, assault and battery and violating his victim’s civil rights for a Nov. 13 incident on the Green Line at Park Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

According to... Read more

By - 12/19/14 - 2:05 pm
Former Busy Bee on Washington Street in Roslindale

The owner of the closed Busy Bee Cleaners, 4381 Washington St., is scheduled to go before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Jan. 6 for permission to convert the building into a 49-seat restaurant.

However, City Councilor Tim McCarthy's office says the mayor's office... Read more

By - 12/19/14 - 1:41 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today conviced Keron Pierre on three counts of first-degree murder for gunning down three people outside a Mt. Ida Road house party in 2009, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The verdicts mean life without possibility of parole for... Read more

By - 12/19/14 - 11:22 am
14 West Broadway proposal

Architect's rendering.

A developer this week submitted a detailed proposal to the BRA to replace the single-story Cornerstone Bar at 14 W. Broadway with an 11-story building with 47 residential units and space for a restaurant and offices.

Also planned, according to developer Ryan Sillery's filing:

The

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By - 12/19/14 - 9:51 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette interviews Boston 2024 President Dan O’Connell, who says that the committee has already IDed a North Shore site (hmm, so maybe they're not so short-sighted?) in case the local city councilor comes out against shutting down Franklin Park for use by the horsey set:

If, for example, “[City Councilor] Matt O’Malley came to me and said there is no support [in his district] for using Franklin Park as a venue, we would look elsewhere” for another option, he said.

By - 12/19/14 - 9:31 am

Photo by TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for these three guys on charges they beat and "verbally abused" a man at State Street on the Orange Line around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The three are in their early to mid-20s.

The first subject was wearing

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By - 12/19/14 - 8:59 am
Parcel U proposal in Forest Hills

The BRA yesterday approved a 124-unit housing project on the long grassy field on Hyde Park Avenue between Ukraine Way and Tollgate Cemetery.

Urbanica, Inc., is proposing 48 townhouse condos and 76 apartments on the parcel, which once sat under the end of the elevated... Read more

By - 12/19/14 - 8:18 am
Rogers

Transit Police report arresting a Lynn man on charges he punched out a cab driver who couldn't understand his drunken rambling and ordered him out of the cab.

According to police, James Rogers, 52, got into the cab at Wonderland station shortly before 11... Read more

By - 12/19/14 - 12:01 am
Hawk in East Boston

Francisco Urena spotted an East Boston hawk enjoying a light repast this afternoon in Wood Island.

Earlier:
East Boston hawk makes an appearance.

By - 12/18/14 - 6:39 pm

The city has shut the old Northern Avenue Bridge "indefinitely" following a safety inspection that showed it was no longer even safe for pedestrians and bicyclists, according to a memo sent around today to local employers by the Seaport Transportation Management Association.

Walkers and bicyclists now need to take the Moakley Bridge - which was supposed to completely replace the Northern Avenue span - or Summer Street.

By - 12/18/14 - 5:42 pm

Capt. John Greland at District C-6 reports on an incident at the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Melnea Cass Boulevard around 7:30 this morning:

Victim reports man selling the Boston Herald spit on her, called her the C word and kicked a dent in her car. She refused to buy the paper twice, after kicking the motor vehicle, he said "I want to buy my mom a Christmas present, what's wrong with that?" Police officer observed dent.

By - 12/18/14 - 5:18 pm

A Belfort Street citizen complains:

Caller states this is the 3rd occasion where he has been issued a parking ticket but never got the physical ticket placed on his car. He only knows about the ticket when he receives the late notices in the

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By - 12/18/14 - 5:03 pm

Wicked Local Somerville reports Mayor Curtatone is poised to sign a new ordinance under which property owners who fail to shovel snow off their sidewalks will get not just fines but large, colorful placards placed on their doors to let them and their neighbors know just what sort of lowlifes they are.

By - 12/18/14 - 4:09 pm

CommonWealth reports a consultant working on the Boston Olympics bid approached the state lottery commission about running a very special lottery to help fund Boston's Olympics effort, should it come to that. The lottery people told him no, that would take an act of... Read more

By - 12/18/14 - 3:59 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Quincy man on a variety of gun charges yesterday evening.

After officers moved in on Robert Horsley, 35, on Brooks Street near Prescott around 6 p.m., they also had to call EMS for an ambulance - fort the little... Read more