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French Toast Alert Level: Low. Explanation.
By - 2/22/17 - 11:16 pm

NBC Boston reports one of the victims of the shooting at Shawmut Avenue and Marvin Street shortly before 9 p.m. was taken away with life-threatening injuries.

By - 2/22/17 - 10:35 pm

Multiple shots were fired around 10:25 p.m. at Dudley and Albion streets, where Justin Depina was murdered yesterday.

By - 2/22/17 - 10:17 pm
Hawk on the ground at Mary Ellen McCormack project in South Boston

Remember when hawks were a rare things in the city? A roving UHub photographer spotted this seemingly put out Cooper's hawk on the O'Callaghan Way side of the Mary Ellen McCormack project in South Boston today.

By - 2/22/17 - 8:12 pm
Xavier Galatis

Transit Police report arresting Xavier Galatis, 24, of Medford for attacking a family at Community College on the Orange Line yesterday.

Police praised social-media users who thought the picture police posted looked familiar and urged them to check into Galatis's whereabouts. Read more.

By - 2/22/17 - 7:43 pm

Mike Anderson points us to an item in the latest Winthrop Transcript police blotter:

Reporting party called in stating there is a duck on a roof of a car having difficulty flying. She then called back stating it is a dog and is with its owner.

Michael Page, meanwhile, points us to an item from Hingham about the beasts in somebody's basement.

By - 2/22/17 - 6:36 pm

It's lights out at Mass. Ave. and Tremont and that means a mess:

Spent 15 minutes in car from one end of Westland (Fenway) to other end (Mass Ave)

By - 2/22/17 - 6:22 pm
Sunset over the Boston area

Tamas K-L was leavin' on a jet plane, but he probably knows when he'll be back a-gain.

By - 2/22/17 - 5:55 pm

Around 5:45 p.m., this time near Dartmouth, just a day after a moving truck plowed into several cars near Hereford and 3 1/2 months after a firetruck caused a chain-reaction smashup at Dartmouth after a crash in the intersection.

By - 2/22/17 - 4:17 pm
Hawk and squirrel

Todd Consentino was bicycling down Memorial Drive in Cambridge today when he noticed a squirrel hiding from a hawk thanks to some conveniently placed bleachers.

By - 2/22/17 - 1:11 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a short circuit in a Fenway Park transformer room around 12:15 p.m. caused some smoke but no damage to the park and no injuries. An Eversource crew relieved firefighters and stepped up to the plate to deal with the problem.

By - 2/22/17 - 12:55 pm

The Crimson reports Schoenhof's, founded in Boston in 1856, will close forever on March 25, although it will continue to sell books online. High Harvard Square rents meant the store could no longer continue in the age of Amazon.

By - 2/22/17 - 10:43 am

Kristin Johnson runs the numbers on the proposed BPS budget for the coming school year, finds that "49 schools are losing a total of $11.47 million [in funding]" under a BPS budget released earlier this month.

The cuts are related in part to declining enrollment at the schools, but they also mean some schools would lose positions - such as librarians - that threaten their accreditation and possibly accelerate their downward spirals, she writes.

By - 2/22/17 - 10:33 am

Candelaria Silva has long enjoyed being able to sit alone at a restaurant, with just her thoughts, her food and, often, a good book:

Two other favorites were in Harvard Square - Hong Kong Restaurant - the Chinese food there was very different from what I’d had in my home town of St. Louis - and Wursthaus, a German restaurant. I can’t remember what I ate there but I remember it was delicious and I was thrilled with the feeling of seclusion I had while there.

By - 2/22/17 - 10:11 am

Quincy Police report they are looking for two men for the armed robbery of a Franklin Street gas station last night....

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By - 2/22/17 - 10:00 am

UPDATE: Arrest made.

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for allegedly assaulting a family at the Community College Orange Line station yesterday.

The subject depicted accosted a family and made harsh sexual comments directed at a nine year old child female.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

By - 2/21/17 - 5:38 pm
Justin Depina

UPDATE: Friends identify the victim as Justin Depina.

Around 5:10 p.m. on Dudley Street at Albion. The victim, 19, was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Boston Police report.

Anybody with information can contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By - 2/21/17 - 2:45 pm
New York's OK, but, seriously, Boston just rules

CFA Society Boston, which provides consulting for the sort of people who manage millions of dollars in investments, has these big ol' kiosk ads in Downtown Crossing and the Back Bay that sure seem to imply that the sort of people who manage millions of dollars in investments in Boston should stick to Boston consultants.

By - 2/21/17 - 2:23 pm
Crash at Commonwealth Avenue and Hereford Street in the Back Bay

A roving UHub photographer came upon the scene of a crash on Commonwealth Avenue at Hereford around 2 p.m.

Aerial view.

Hmm, maybe Comm. Ave. in the Back Bay isn't the best place to park?

By - 2/21/17 - 1:27 pm
Robert Gould Shaw is missing his sword again

Looks like somebody's stolen Robert Gould Shaw's sword again from the memorial across from the State House.