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French Toast Alert Level: Low. Explanation.
By - 3/22/17 - 3:59 pm

The Spring Street Cafe on, well, Spring Street, is no more, Boston Restaurant Talk reports. The cafe sold its Boston beer-and-wine license last month.

By - 3/22/17 - 3:38 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today better defined just what sort of property a religious organization can claim a tax deduction on - and wildlife sanctuaries and buildings entirely rented out to non-religious groups are not included - but cafeterias and gift shops can be.

The ruling comes in an appeal by the Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, which objected to the Attleboro board of assessors demanding $92,292.98 in taxes be paid in 2012 on 110 acres of land on which the Mass. Audubon Society has an easement, a former convent now rented to a safe house for battered women, a shrine welcome center and a shrine storage building...

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By - 3/22/17 - 11:02 am

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow decides whether to allow the transformation of the North Star, 222 Friend St. into a calmer, quieter "professional" establishment aimed at the sort of people filling the new apartments sprouting like mushrooms around North Station, rather than rowdier Celtics and Bruins fans. Read more.

By - 3/22/17 - 10:51 am

The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center plans to open a cafe in its mosque at 100 Malcolm X Blvd in Roxbury Crossing. Read more.

By - 3/22/17 - 9:59 am

On the heels of a tense meeting on a proposed giant dog park in Hyde Park, DCR officials return to Boston's southern tier in a couple weeks to discuss putting a dog park on the Southwest Corridor off Anson Street, a couple blocks north of the Arborway.

City Councilor Matt O'Malley, who first proposed a dog park somewhere in the corridor, posts the meeting notice: 6:30 p.m. on April 5 at English High School.

By - 3/22/17 - 9:54 am

WGBH reports that ICE has labeled nine New England communities a "uncooperative" when it comes to just handing over undocumented aliens. Boston, Cambridge and Somerville all made the list.

Vestigial Suffolk County, though, doesn't make the list - perhaps because, as we learned from the story of the two Irish guys from Quincy, the Suffolk County sheriff's department continues to stow immigrants in exchange for ICE payments....

By - 3/22/17 - 9:40 am
Make way for turkeys in Harvard Square

"This is not how I remember 'Make Way for Ducklings'," Gedalia Pasternak thought while watching a bus on Mass. Ave in Harvard Square making way for passing poultry this morning.

By - 3/22/17 - 9:35 am
Sunrise over Marshfield beach

Fignaz watched the sunrise at Brant Rock in Marshfield this morning.

By - 3/22/17 - 8:11 am

Rick Macomber captured the scene at 62 O Street, where a wall gave way overnight.

Boston Police report:...

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By - 3/21/17 - 10:40 pm
Fenway residents tell non-residents to stop parking in their spaces

Sasha found this on her car - which was parked very definitely in a non-resident spot near the Whole Foods and BSO.

Seriously, Fenway residents?!

By - 3/21/17 - 10:22 pm

DCR Commissioner Leo Roy tonight unveiled a proposal to set aside all of Stony Brook Reservation west of Enneking Parkway - 140 acres of the 475-acre forest - for a dog park that would feature about a three-acre area of fenced-in play space and several miles of trails through the woods where owners could let their dogs roam free. Read more.

By - 3/21/17 - 4:41 pm

The government's quietly announced ban on electronic carry-ons from certain foreign airports on certain airlines could have a harsh impact on three airlines that have ramped up their operations at Logan Airport in recent years, because the ban could cause business travelers, who pay more for the ability to work in flight, to seek other ways to the US. Read more.

By - 3/21/17 - 1:46 pm

You won't like us when we're mad, councilors exclaim over petition asking them to set regulations for Airbnb and its ilk.

By - 3/21/17 - 12:49 pm

RTÉ reports ICE raided a Quincy apartment last week and put two Irish nationals into custody. One was released "pending the outcome of a visa application which he had already submitted prior to his detection," but the other, who was facing an OUI charge, was transported to the Suffolk County House of Correction, where he could sit for several weeks pending a hearing on being deported.

By - 3/21/17 - 12:15 pm

Green Street home needs just a tad TLC. Note the proximity to the Sam Adams brewery, though (also note: The listing is probably in error in showing it sits on a 230-acre lot).

By - 3/21/17 - 11:56 am

An exchange of words over a drink spilled on the DJ's equipment at Porter Belly's, 338 Washington St., last month ended up as an all out assault on the DJ, who had to be taken to nearby St. Elizabeth's for treatment, a Boston Police sergeant and a pub manager said today. Read more.

By - 3/21/17 - 11:38 am

Punter's Pub, 444 Huntington Ave., no longer accepts foreign IDs from people wanting a drink, due to an incident last month in which police found three underage students drinking draft beer after showing what turned out to be fraudulent foreign IDs. Read more.

By - 3/21/17 - 11:26 am

State would lose billions in coming years, the Herald reports. And that doesn't include the risks to people who would no longer be able to get coverage at all.

By - 3/21/17 - 11:18 am
One-horse carriage in Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene involving a one-HP trolley. See it larger.

By - 3/21/17 - 9:44 am

Jen Richard videoed this in Fort Point Channel by the Tea Party Museum this...

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