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French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.
By - 12/18/17 - 4:21 pm
Van Ness

Hours after Segun Idowu announced he wants to run against longtime state Rep. Angelo Scaccia next year, Hyde Park civil-rights attorney Gretchen Van Ness announced she plans to run for the 14th Suffolk seat as well.

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By - 12/18/17 - 4:01 pm
Animal

A member of an MS-13 "clique" in East Boston pleaded guilty last week to fatally stabbing Irvin de Paz, 15, on Trenton Street as part of a successful effort to increase his standing in the gang in 2015.

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By - 12/18/17 - 11:40 am
Valentine's Day stuff at a South Boston store

Eileen Murphy reports the Valentine's Day stuff is already beginning to crowd the Christmas stuff at one South Boston store.

By - 12/18/17 - 11:18 am
Segun Idowu

Segun Idowu of Hyde Park has announced an exploratory committee to look at running next year for the 14th Suffolk state-representative seat long held by Angelo Scaccia.

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By - 12/18/17 - 11:00 am

Another Red Line train has taken the siding to Valhalla, this time at Charles/MGH.

By - 12/18/17 - 10:41 am

Atlas Obscura reports on a Harvard economics major who figured out new meanings for khipus - the knotted strings used by the Inca for record keeping that had long eluded detailed understanding by scholars.

By - 12/18/17 - 10:18 am

Mayor Walsh today announced the beginning of a competition for an artist to design and build a memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr., who lived on Mass. Ave. in the South End while earning his doctorate at Boston University and preaching at the Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury and who returned to the city in 1965 to lead a civil-rights march from Roxbury to Boston Common....

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By - 12/18/17 - 9:05 am

WBUR reports on the numerous Israeli cybersecurity companies that have set up shop in the Boston area of late - 35 years after Israeli Adi Shamir co-founded RSA Security based on work he and his co-founders did at MIT. RSA, now a subsidiary of Dell EMC, is based in Bedford.

By - 12/18/17 - 8:42 am

two, actually. The MBTA reports rush hour was marred on both the Red and Orange lines by trains that crossed the river Styx.

Erica Mattison reports it took her 30 minutes to get from Ashmont to Broadway.

By - 12/17/17 - 11:24 pm

WFXT reports Mayor Walsh has signed a City Council proposal that will prohibit local stores from using those thin plastic bans and will require a 5-cent fee for recyclable bags made of thicker plastic or paper. Read more.

By - 12/17/17 - 9:16 pm
Rescued cat in East Boston

Firefighter David McSweeney with rescued cat. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports no injuries and one soggy cat rescued from a three-alarm fire at 360 Meridian St. in East Boston this afternoon. Read more.

By - 12/17/17 - 9:02 pm

At 808 Jette Ct., off Fidelis Way, around 8:45 p.m. The suspect was still on scene when police arrived.

By - 12/17/17 - 7:25 pm

Boston Police report a man, 28, was shot at 45 Faneuil St. around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By - 12/17/17 - 5:51 pm

Just 36 minutes after announcing the resumption of Red Line service after the end of the weekend's Longfellow Bridge work, the MBTA announced "minor" delays on the Red Line towards Alewife due to a train passing through the Pearly Gates at Harvard.

By - 12/17/17 - 5:48 pm

Remember the controversy about Petco’s Unleashed store moving into Roslindale Square? The marketplace has apparently spoken, as they are having a 40% off “everything must go” sale. I just called and they confirmed that their location will be closing.

By - 12/17/17 - 3:26 pm
Marty Walsh in front of protest signs

Walsh tries to get kids ready for Santa as parents protest behind him.

West Roxbury's usually festive Christmas-tree lighting at Washington and Grove streets turned a little more serious today as parents protested Boston Public Schools' plans for earlier start times at many elementary schools. Read more.

By - 12/17/17 - 12:33 pm

A disgusted South End citizen files a complaint about people heading to BSO concerts who park on neighborhood streets and consider their $40 non-resident tickets a decent price for parking: Read more.

By - 12/17/17 - 12:29 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on yesterday's opening of a new dog park in the North End.

By - 12/16/17 - 9:36 pm
Statue and mural in English High School lobby

If you stand in just the right spot in the English High School lobby, it sure looks like the astronaut is giving the classical warrior some bunny ears.

By - 12/16/17 - 9:02 pm

UPDATE: Man was shot on Nightingale, walked into local hospital.

Around 8:50 p.m. at Intervale Street at Coleus Park and on Nightingale Street between Wales Street and Talbot Avenue.