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French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.
By - 11/21/14 - 12:54 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man early this morning on a variety of gun charges after executing a search warrant at his 68 Stanton St. apartment.

Police charged Canez Tout Puissant, 39, with unlawful possession of a high-capacity firearm, unlawful possession of a... Read more

By - 11/21/14 - 11:35 am

Police continue to investigate the death of a 67-year-old woman outside 495 Summer St. Wednesday afternoon.

The woman, not identified by police, died at Tufts Medical Center not long after being transported there. Police say the driver remained at the scene and that no charges have been filed.

By - 11/21/14 - 9:41 am

Transit Police report having to get a masturbating man off a 1 bus yesterday afternoon after he refused requests from other passengers to knock it off.

According to police, officers arrived at the stopped but as Tremont Street and Mass. Ave. around 4:10 p.m.:... Read more

By - 11/21/14 - 9:02 am

Matt Soleyn reports that around 8:50 a.m., a bus from Fairfield University was about a half-mile before the Fenway exit inbound:

Trying to backup on Storrow Drive East in rush hour. At least it didn't hit an overpass.

By - 11/21/14 - 8:51 am

At 8:29 a.m., the MBTA tweeted:

#GreenLine: All branches: Moderate eastbound delays due to power issue.

In response to somebody's query about what exactly "moderate" means when he's been sitting on a trolley that hasn't moved in ten minutes, the T added:

Yes,

... Read more
By - 11/21/14 - 8:31 am

Cambridge Day reports on a honey of a battle between a temple that has bee hives and neighbors who swarmed city officials with complaints. The temple's rabbi said she was stung by criticism over the bees, which one irate resident compared to "livestock." Naturally, in a city that once set up a Peace Commission, the chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals urged the two sides to try to hug it out before getting his board involved.

By - 11/20/14 - 10:03 pm

A concerned citizen can only watch in amazement on Charter Street:

A very large skunk was aggressively wrestling with a white kitchen bag full of trash in the alleyway between 44-46 Charter St. Its head and body were protruding through a locked gate as it attempted to rip open the bag and/or pull it through the gate. I'm sure there will be lots of litter to be cleaned up in the morning. Should probably send someone from animal control to investigate. I'm not easily startled, but this skunk was huge!

By - 11/20/14 - 9:38 pm
Fire on Caledonian Avenue in West Roxbury

Updated Friday morning.

A two-alarm fire Thursday night did an estimated $300,000 in damage to a house on Caledonian Avenue, behind Sofia's Italian Steakhouse on the VFW Parkway, the Boston Fire Department reports.

Both occupants of the house got out safely after the fire... Read more

By - 11/20/14 - 7:04 pm

Jamaica Plain News gets the scoop on the link between the patient data Brigham and Women's hospital reported missing and the man tied to a tree during one of the Jamaica Pond muggings in September.

By - 11/20/14 - 6:49 pm

InsideMedford.com reports on the people who waited outside Atlas Liquors overnight recently for a chance to buy a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Bourbon, which your basic overinflated-New-Yawk stores might sell for $2,300 a bottle, but which Atlas was selling for just $259

By - 11/20/14 - 6:08 pm

A bus driver who decided, what the hell, and plowed right through one of those CARS ONLY signs discovered just in time that the BU Bridge inbound would not let him pass. Naturally, at rush hour, this was a bit less than optimal for... Read more

By - 11/20/14 - 5:56 pm

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans has written an open letter to area college students about how to protest whatever decision that Ferguson grand jury reaches:

I ask that if public demonstrations occur as a result of the decision they are done with respect to

... Read more
By - 11/20/14 - 5:52 pm

From the files of the C-6 police district:

11/18 10:50am 239 Boston Street, next door neighbor caught pushing trash and leaves through victim's front door mail slot.

By - 11/20/14 - 5:10 pm

A truck fire on 128 south in Wakefield shortly before 4:30 p.m. forced State Police to shut both sides of the road, State Police report. Crews were able to get the road re-opened by 5 p.m., but the damage was done, in the form of a 23-mile backup on the southbound side.

By - 11/20/14 - 5:03 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on a holdup around 11:30 a.m.

By - 11/20/14 - 4:46 pm

The Boston Licensing Board has granted full liquor licenses to a proposed Italian restaurant on Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park and an under-construction bistro on South Street in Roslindale - and voted to let an existing Dominican restaurant on Fairmount Avenue expand from beer and... Read more

By - 11/20/14 - 4:30 pm

The Dorchester Avenue cafe that inspired the effort to get more liquor licenses for Boston today won approval to offer alcoholic drinks with its meals.

Dot 2 Dot Cafe co-owner Karen Henry-Garrett has said the liquor license would mean she could start serving dinner... Read more

By - 11/20/14 - 4:01 pm

This is a little after the fact, but I haven't seen it on UHub or anywhere else: Amtrak has closed its ticket office at Back Bay station. While the official notice doesn't say why, railfans have heard that it's because the T has... Read more

By - 11/20/14 - 3:28 pm
Fire at 22 Lyndhurst St in Dorchester

Fire out the roof. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that broke out shortly before 11:50 p.m. on Wednesday went to two alarms and caused an estimated $500,000 in damage.

No residents of the single-family home at 22 Lyndhurst St. were injured. One firefighter went to the hospital... Read more

By - 11/20/14 - 3:06 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old on charges they responded to a request to stop cursing in front of a young child yesterday afternoon by attacking the child's mother and stealing her phone.

According to police, the woman and her young... Read more