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French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.
By - 1/16/17 - 9:03 pm

Sure, Grass Fed in Forest Hills just shut down, but now word comes that Jackson Square at the other end of JP will be getting a burger joint. Jamaica Plain News reports a small chain called MOOYAH (which sounds like what they should've shouted every time you placed an order at BurgerFi in West Roxbury, only it wasn't, and now they're gone, too) plans an outlet at Columbus and Centre.

By - 1/16/17 - 1:59 pm

Free admission on Martin Luther King Day will do that, as Melissa Sullivan noticed.

By - 1/16/17 - 9:51 am

Martin Luther King formed many of his ideas about non-violent protest while a doctoral student at Boston University, from which he earned a PhD in systematic theology in 1955. Read more.

By - 1/16/17 - 9:15 am

Quincy Police report arresting Malik Horani, 33, of Medford, on charges he used a needle to rob the Chipotle on Newport Ave. on Jan. 10. Read more.

By - 1/15/17 - 11:58 pm

The Herald reports Jean-Claude Sanon is gearing up for his third try for the District 5 City Council seat (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) held by Tim McCarthy.

Sanon, who lost to McCarthy in 2013 and 2015, says he has gained inspiration from the example of Donald Trump, whom few experts expected to win last fall.

By - 1/15/17 - 6:46 pm

A couple of kids recapture the horror of a molasses tsunami in the North End 98 years ago today.

H/t Greg Cook.

By - 1/15/17 - 6:45 pm

Somebody who thought he was going to be selling a game console instead got pepper sprayed in the face, then robbed of the console, around 6:15 p.m. on Academy Road near Weaver Way in Roxbury.

By - 1/15/17 - 5:06 pm
Two raccoons in abandoned East Boston building

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint:

There are at least 2 raccoons living in the condemned building at the corner of Maverick and Orleans. They are creating quite a ruckus in the early morning hours. This is on the back side of the building.

Earlier:
Sweet Jesus, that's a lot of raccoons.

By - 1/15/17 - 4:21 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man they say was busy kicking another man in the head and chest in a Warren Street parking lot when an officer happened on the scene yesterday morning. Read more.

By - 1/15/17 - 4:14 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Brookline man they say had a gun in his backpack while lifting about $400 worth of stuff from Lord & Taylor yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By - 1/15/17 - 3:41 pm

If BU and Northeastern have Green Line stops named for them, why not Emerson? Three students in a civic design and art class at Emerson have collected more than 700 names on an online petition urging the T to rename the Boylston stop as Emerson College. Read more.

By - 1/15/17 - 2:00 pm
Rally to save the ACA at Faneuil Hall

Thousands showed up at Faneuil Hall for a rally to save the ACA today, as Molly Lanzarotta shows us.

"When they say repeal, we say resist and reclaim," Sen. Ed Markey said.

Read more.

By - 1/15/17 - 12:24 am

Claudia's Market, 160 Humboldt Ave. in Roxbury, was held up shortly after midnight by two men, both black, both in their mid-40s or early 50s. One wore a black jacket with a polo symbol on the left.

By - 1/14/17 - 6:52 pm

Boston Police report arresting a New Hampshire man on gun charges early this morning at Icon on Warrenton Street. Read more.

By - 1/14/17 - 6:40 pm

Around 6:30 p.m. on Dakota Street between Boyd and Greenbrier. Nobody hit.

By - 1/14/17 - 2:43 pm
Selling craft beer in the substation basement

Making a sale in the substation.

Roslindale substation back in business for first time in 45 years, this time as a craft-beer store, with restaurant to follow

Roslindale residents, city politicians and Keytar Bear gathered this morning at the old Boston Elevated substation to formally open the new Craft Beer Cellar and to take a look at the state of the cavernous main space, which will become a Chris Douglass restaurant called the Third Rail. Read more.

By - 1/14/17 - 9:15 am

A group of people taking inspiration from the old Guardian Angels have started patrolling Boston and the T: The Boston Arch Angels. In recruiting fliers posted on the Red Line, they vow to deter crime, make citizens arrests and provide first aid.

H/t Ron Newman.

By - 1/13/17 - 10:49 pm

Chelsea and Transit Police are investigating a three-vehicle crash that involved an MBTA bus on the Chelsea side of the Meridian Street Bridge shortly after 10:30 p.m., Only in Chelsea reports.

Nobody on the bus was injured, but the driver of the car that may have caused the crash fled on foot, possibly into East Boston, possibly with a head injury.

The bridge was shut from East Boston into Chelsea.

By - 1/13/17 - 9:18 pm
Car sought in Chelsea

WCVB reports one teen is dead, another with a gunshot wound to the foot following a fusillade of bullets at Shurtleff and Bellingham streets around 5:30 p.m.

Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office have released a surveillance photo of a car sought in connection with the shootings. It's described as silver or gray, possibly an older model Honda. If you think you've seen it, contact Chelsea Police at 617-466-4880 or State Police at 617-727-8817

By - 1/13/17 - 8:00 pm

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans announced tonight that he has canceled plans to buy software that would let the department monitor social media for potential public-safety threats and ferret out Internet-based crimes because the offerings the department was considering are overkill and raised privacy issues. Read more.