French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.
By - 3/16/18 - 12:45 pm

Boston Police report gang officers were able to follow footprints in the snow and pull a 15-year-old packing a loaded gun out from under the porch he tried to hide beneath yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By - 3/16/18 - 11:56 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a woman's conviction for beating the co-owner of a Cambridge chicken place after she was refused permission to use its restroom after closing time. Read more.

By - 3/16/18 - 9:58 am

WBUR reports the BPDA yesterday approved two measures to reduce taxes on two potential buildings in the Seaport Square complex - a $5-million break on a 17-story tower that would be filled mostly with Amazon offices and a second $5-million tax reduction on a second building next door that might be built for Amazon. Read more.

By - 3/16/18 - 9:41 am

The Patriot Ledger reports that when one of his tenants asked him to move his car from his house's driveway during Tuesday's blizzard, he responded by flashing a gun at her. The landlord says the tenant shouldn't have been parked in the driveway to begin with.

By - 3/16/18 - 9:22 am

The Chelsea Record reports the MBTA has sprung for money to buy some software that will let the operator of the Chelsea Street Bridge give the T a head's up when the bridge is about to be lifted to let boats through - so the T can re-route the new Silver Line buses on detour routes, rather than just sitting waiting for the bridge to come down.

The T plans to start up the Silver Line extension between Chelsea and Logan Airport on April 21. The route mostly uses a recycled railroad right of way - but includes...

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By - 3/16/18 - 9:02 am

Dairy Queen, which makes a concoction called a Blizzard, is suing homegrown office-supply company W.B. Mason over its Blizzard brand of bottled water, Reuters reports.

By - 3/16/18 - 8:58 am

WGBH reports that state Reps. Diana DiZoglio (Methuen) and Angelo Scaccia (Hyde Park) both tore into Speaker Robert DeLeo on the house floor over non-disclosure agreements State House workers had to sign to get settlements for their sexual-harassment complaints. DiZoglio herself had to sign one while she was a legislative aide. Democratic reps traditionally do not criticize DeLeo on the floor.

By - 3/15/18 - 9:21 pm
Dean Martin space saver

Robin spotted this mini-Dino space saver tonight on Hastings Street in West Roxbury.

By - 3/15/18 - 7:12 pm

A judge today ordered Nathurlon Munnerlyn, charged with raping and then murdering a man in a West Roxbury housing complex in November, to remain in Bridgewater State Hospital for observation, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/15/18 - 6:42 pm

Molly Lanzarotta heard this guy from five floors up...

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By - 3/15/18 - 11:24 am
Space saver/heater

But regardless, it doesn't hurt to emphasize the point with a cinder block, as Robert Alvarez discovered on the mean streets of Jamaica Plain this morning.

By - 3/15/18 - 11:18 am

Rachel Rollins, who has served as an assistant US attorney in Boston and an assistant district attorney in Plymouth County and , announced today she is joining the race to succeed Dan Conley, retiring after this year as Suffolk County District Attorney.

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By - 3/15/18 - 10:54 am
Cozy Coupe space saver in Cambridge

Gwendolyn Stewart noticed one Cambridge car owner just couldn't stop shoveling.

By - 3/15/18 - 10:06 am
Proposed North Beacon Street building

Architect's rendering.

A developer has filed plans with the BPDA for 74 apartments and 9 condos on North Beacon Street, between Sinclair Road and Everett Street that it says will include public-art installations aimed at "celebrating the local artisan culture and history of Allston." Read more.

By - 3/14/18 - 11:26 pm

Liam and a friend, both Alaskan natives and so a bit familiar with snow, were trekking through the South Boston waterfront as the storm wound down last night and wound up at Fan Pier, where they got to see a plane taking off from Logan just as a band of clouds was moving out.

By - 3/14/18 - 10:30 pm
Jesus space saver

Holy parking spot! Vienne spotted this sacred space saver in East Boston today.

By - 3/14/18 - 8:55 pm

Earlier today, state Rep. Michelle DuBuois (D-10th Plymouth - Brockton, West Bridgewater and East Bridgewater), tweeted a photo of high-school students protesting guns outside the State House's General Hooker Entrance and asked:

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By - 3/14/18 - 8:53 pm
Random stuff on a table at a local Shaw's

Shoppers entering the produce side of the Hyde Park Shaw's tonight were greeted by this table featuring: Some toilet paper, some soup mixes, Milk Bones, some nacho cheese dip and a plant that looked like it could really use some water, all under blue and green balloons.

Shoppers then left the immediate area wondering what they had just seen.

By - 3/14/18 - 5:55 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports it will be opening somewhere in the Seaport/Fort Point area, rather than, say, next to the Golden Banana in Peabody.