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French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.
By - 11/26/14 - 3:04 pm

Sgt. Luke Taxter at D-4 reports a frank and open exchange of ideas at the bar at Gaslight, 560 Harrison Ave., last night ended with a frank and open exchange of fist:

A political discussion at the bar resulted in the A&B of one patron by another. Victim's glasses the only injury.

By - 11/26/14 - 1:23 pm
No spacesavers in the South End

The South End Forum says effective immediately, there's no more cluttering up neighborhood streets with chairs, lamps and just general crap to save parking spaces: A pilot ban on post-snow space saving in the South End has gone permanent.

And instant: Roving members of the... Read more

By - 11/26/14 - 12:16 pm

State Police advise:

The Massachusetts State Police will conduct a tactical response drill this Saturday, Nov. 29, at the State House in Boston, from the hours of 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Any passersby who observe a large volume of troopers and police vehicles around the State House and on Beacon Street should be advised that this activity is a training drill and there is no reason for alarm. The drill is not open to the media or public.

By - 11/26/14 - 9:40 am

State Police report 51 people were arrested at three locations during last night's wending Ferguson protest march, which made its way from one highway ramp to another in what turned out to be vain attempts to block a highway.

Some 33 people were... Read more

By - 11/26/14 - 9:27 am
Christmas tree in Neponset Circle, Dorchester

A concerned citizen wonders how somebody in a wheelchair is supposed to cross Neponset Circle until the new year:

Neponset Circle is hostile enough to pedestrians without putting trees in the middle of crosswalks. How is this ADA compliant? Can't the tree go on the other side of the clock where it won't block the handicap ramps?

By - 11/26/14 - 9:07 am
Converse building in Boston missing a few letters

JB Parrett noticed a few letters missing from the top of the new Converse building on the old Lovejoy Wharf on North Washington Street yesterday.

By - 11/26/14 - 8:14 am

Our own Suldog discusses the War on Thanksgiving in the pages of the Los Angeles Times.

By - 11/26/14 - 8:04 am

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly reports on a class-action lawsuit filed against the car service over an $8.75 fee, allegedly to reimburse drivers for Massport fees, on all trips to and from the airport.

According to the lawsuit, Massport doesn't add a surcharge to any drop offs and only charges Uber drivers who are also licensed as livery drivers for pickups - and even then, at a lower rate than it charges taxi drivers.

By - 11/26/14 - 7:29 am

Around 7 a.m. at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Bill Forry at the Dorchester Reporter reports seven people - including both drivers - were taken to the hospital for observation for minor injuries, which include back pain and split lips.

Jim Lokay at WCVB has a photo of the scene and another of an injured passenger being removed through the cemetery. Forry gets a closeup of the two newly joined trolleys.

By - 11/26/14 - 5:37 am

UPDATE: The T reported at 8:23 a.m. that normal service was resuming, well, normal, but with residual delays, of course.

The T is running buses instead of trains between Alewife and Harvard Square this morning because of a dead maintenance vehicle on the tracks just south of Porter.

Crews are on scene, working to get the maintenance equipment off of the main line.

By - 11/25/14 - 8:45 pm
Arrest being made near South Station

Some cops make arrest while others block protesters in Dewey Sq. Photo by Conqy.

A Ferguson protest in Dudley Square turned into a march of people that kept getting thwarted by Boston and State Police to shut one of the highways running through Boston.

The action started at the Southeast Expressway southbound at the Mass. Ave. connector, where protesters... Read more

By - 11/25/14 - 8:44 pm
Truck at Broadway in South Boston

Justin Holmes captured the scene at Broadway shortly before 8 p.m. when a truck driver had a bit of trouble with a turn.

By - 11/25/14 - 6:29 pm
Stoneham suspect

Stoneham Police report arresting a local man for robbing the Stop N Save convenience store on Franklin Street at gunpoint. Being a dumbass is not a criminal offense, however, so he faces no charges for the way police quickly keyed in on him as the... Read more

By - 11/25/14 - 4:59 pm
Sunset over golf course in Hyde Park

Sunset over the George Wright Golf Course this evening.

By - 11/25/14 - 4:01 pm

Garrett Quinn gets the scoop on Matt Gross's resignation, not even two months after he moved up here from New York to take the job running the not-the-Globe site.

By - 11/25/14 - 3:42 pm

Crime scene. Photo by Kate R.

Around 3:10 p.m. outside the Garden. David Finnerty reports the victim was stabbed in the chest, and that police may have a suspect in custody.

By - 11/25/14 - 2:53 pm

Around 2:10 p.m. as students were being dismissed. Not considered life threatening.

Suspect: Black male, 5'8" or 5'9" wearing all black, including a fitted black cap. May have run towards the Dudley T stop.

BPS provided a transcript of the robocall that went out to... Read more

By - 11/25/14 - 11:21 am

UPDATE, 11:42 a.m. Cab is out of the sand. Nothing found leaking into the water.

The truck slipped off tracks onto the bard around 11 a.m. and its cab's tires wound up in sand by the island's dock.

According to the mayor's office:

Earlier

... Read more
By - 11/25/14 - 11:03 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on plans being drawn up by Artists for Humanity for a nine-story addition to its current space in Fort Point.