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French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.
By - 3/4/15 - 3:59 pm
Beacon light

Beacon safely belted in for its ride back to the bridge. Photo by State Police

A homeless man who figured out how to enter one of the Zakim Bridge's towers climbed to the top and stole a 60-lb. airplane warning light last month - the second one he's stolen - State Police charge.

Clifford Beckford, 34, allegedly stashed his newest... Read more

By - 3/4/15 - 3:41 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld an Everett resident's assault and battery conviction that was based in part on a DNA test that showed the blood on his sweatshirt belonged to the man he stabbed.

Manuel Arzola sought to overturn the conviction on the grounds... Read more

By - 3/4/15 - 2:40 pm

The Globe reports on the first day of the Tsarnaev trial, which included his lawyer laying the groundwork to blame it all on his older, and, of course, dead, brother and testimony from a manager at Marathon Sports, outside of which one of the bombs exploded.

Tsarnaev faces a possible death sentence if convicted.

By - 3/4/15 - 2:24 pm

Joe Keohane, who left Boston for New York, interviews Dennis Lehane, who left Boston for Los Angeles.

By - 3/4/15 - 11:21 am
Smushed car in Charlestown Navy Yard

Looks like last night's snow/sleet/rain was the last straw for Boston buildings. We've had a partial roof collapse on Columbia Point and a complete building collapse in Readville. And now this: Cars are being flattened by killer death ice. Kristin MacDougall forwarded... Read more

By - 3/4/15 - 10:30 am

The Boston Fire Department reports a 100x100-foot section of the roof at the old Bayside Expo Center collapsed around 7:35 a.m.

The collapse forced the evacuation of a neighboring office building.

The building, now owned by UMass Boston, had been slated for demolition... Read more

By - 3/4/15 - 9:57 am
Collapsed Readville building

Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a building in the Boston-Dedham Commerce Park on Sprague Street collapsed this morning, blowing out the building's walls, taking down power lines and forcing the evacuation of other buildings when workers and emergency crews began smelling natural gas.

One... Read more

By - 3/4/15 - 8:14 am

Freeway Jim takes us on a speeded-up journey along the highways, bridges and tunnels around downtown Boston, set to, no, not "Roadrunner," but Boston's first album. With explanatory notes, photos and history inset along the way.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 3/4/15 - 7:42 am

Mary Moore writes she had actually been proud to have never taken an Uber car.

My patience ended this morning, when I stood on the street for 20 minutes in temperatures that hovered in the teens, waiting for a taxi that I'd ordered the night before.

By - 3/4/15 - 7:14 am

Anyone know what closed this place down, and what's happening with it? Not the greatest store in of itself, but it was indeed a convenience to have it across from the T stop, open later than the other hole-in-the-wall convenience stores in the vicinity.... Read more

By - 3/4/15 - 5:43 am

Here is the FU I got yesterday indicating that unless you live on a main street, the city would let nature take away what it put down.

Thanks a lot.

The Public Works Department has reported to us this case was resolved on 3/3/2015

... Read more
By - 3/3/15 - 11:54 pm
Trader Joe's in the snow

Brad Kelly headed to the Memorial Drive Trader Joe's the other night for some French Toast fixin's.

Copyright Brad Kelly. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 3/3/15 - 11:19 pm
Rawr!

Roving UHub photographer Nick and his roving UHub photographerlets spotted this hungry snow monster at Hyde Park Avenue and Dellmore Road today.

By - 3/3/15 - 10:04 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports on an incident shortly before 7:30 p.m.:

State Police detectives assigned to the Suffolk DA's office, along with uniformed troopers and specialized State Police units, are on the upper deck of the Tobin Bridge and on the street

... Read more
By - 3/3/15 - 9:01 pm
Tommy Chang

The School Committee tonight selected Tommy Chang, who currently oversees a system of 95,000 students in the Los Angeles school district, as Boston's next school superintendent.

The vote was 5-2 for Chang, 39, over Pedro Martinez, a Nevada state education official and former superintendent... Read more

By - 3/3/15 - 8:47 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the sportscaster's flagship restaurant behind Fenway Park suddenly shut today.

By - 3/3/15 - 6:16 pm

Sometime tonight, the School Committee will chose a new superintendent. In e-mail to the committee today, Richmond, VA Superintendent Dana Bedden withdrew his name from consideration, saying he's decided to stay in Virginia.

The meeting is being broadcast live on the Internet in addition to Comcast and RCN public-access channels.

By - 3/3/15 - 5:54 pm
Giant space saver in Dorchester

A roving UHub photographer captured this girthy space saver on Jones Hill today.

By - 3/3/15 - 5:46 pm

It's long past time for men to stop being so hung up, WBUR advises in its report on a seminal study of the topic, if you get our thrust.

By - 3/3/15 - 5:21 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday what action to take, if any, against the Grand Canal on Canal Street for a Jan. 14 incident that ended with a bouncer punching a patron.

In 2013, the bar had to answer charges that two bouncers stomped... Read more