French Toast Alert Level: High. Explanation.
By - 1/30/15 - 11:54 am

Tostado surveillance photos via BPD.

A Somerville man already charged with two armed holdups in Cambridge now also faces charges he held up a sandwich shop in Jamaica Plain last week.

Police declined to say whether they think Richard Perry, 41, has any connection with four other armed... Read more

By - 1/30/15 - 10:20 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette takes a look at how Bicon Dental wound up owning a historic house that it plans to knock down for a parking garage and townhouses.

By - 1/30/15 - 10:05 am

Sure seem to be a lot of Rozzie rats taking credit for the balls.

By - 1/30/15 - 9:05 am
Snow bicycle in the South End

Jed Hresko marveled at the time somebody put into clearing out a parking space for this bicycle on Columbus Avenue in the South End last night.

By - 1/30/15 - 8:49 am

The Globe reports a Suffolk Superior Court judge yesterday rejected the mega-hospital holding company's plans to buy three hospitals in the Boston area as anti-competitive.

By - 1/30/15 - 8:37 am

Still narrowed lanes, trash pickups and school buses are all combining to bring a bit of downtown gridlock to this more suburban neighborhood. ColdSummer reports:

Traffic is so bad on Hyde Park Avenue MBTA bus riders are getting off and walking 3-4 blocks to Forest Hills Station.

By - 1/30/15 - 8:21 am

Oh, ouch: A peeved Dorchester citizen complains about conditions on Woodcliff Street:

Please plow my street when Thomas Menino was alive we would have never experienced nothing like this I am so disappointed and I voted for you!! There are seniors in all the

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By - 1/30/15 - 7:58 am

A poll by the Emerson College Polling Society shows naysayers at 48%, pro-Olympics people at 42%.

The poll shows support grows the farther away from Boston somebody is - western Mass. shows 58% support for the possible Games - and the less college somebody has had. Only 36% of people polled in Suffolk County want to bring the Olympics here.

The poll of 554 adults was conducted Jan. 21-24.

By - 1/29/15 - 9:18 pm

Suya Joint on Poplar Street in Roslindale Square closes for good on Friday and will re-open at 185 Dudley St. in Roxbury, according to a post on its Facebook page.

Before Suya Joint, the space on Poplar Street was Roslindale's only Thai restaurant and, before that, its only roti outlet.

Via Eater Boston.

By - 1/29/15 - 7:27 pm
Sign in Davis Square pleads with reader not to steal parking space

Hey, we thought Somerville didn't allow space savers. Mike G. shows us somebody near Davis Square is very protective of his or her parking space.

Last year:
When the space saver really was a baby.

By - 1/29/15 - 7:04 pm
Post Office Square, gridlocked

Richard Lerman had a ringside seat for the gridlock in Post Office Square tonight.

By - 1/29/15 - 4:13 pm
Gridlock in downtown Boston after blizzard

Gridlock at Boylston/Charles/Tremont. Photo by Guglielmo.

Traffic reporter Scott Eck is calling this a chaotic afternoon, with drivers on many local roads just not moving.

One of the worst is Memorial Drive, which is at a complete standstill. Where, specifically? Pretty much from one end to the other.

By - 1/29/15 - 3:51 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say broke into a home on Greenwich Street in Dorchester early this morning only to fall asleep on a comfy couch after the homeowner locked him into her son's room.

According to police, after using a chain... Read more

By - 1/29/15 - 2:09 pm
Louisberg Square on Beacon Hill in the snow

In response to a citizen complaint yesterday about an unshoveled sidewalk outside the Kerry/Heinz homestead on Beacon Hill, the city said today:

Case Closed. TICKET: Ticket Issued.

By - 1/29/15 - 1:40 pm

An argument between two groups of teens inside Forest Hills station on Monday ended with one kid opening fire with a gun, hitting two women who had nothing to do with the beef, and missing his antagonists completely, a prosecutor said today.

West Roxbury... Read more

By - 1/29/15 - 8:24 am
Snow on a car in Newton

Julia C. was annoyed enough at this roving pile of white death that she saw on Nahanton Street in Newton to report it to the Newton PD.

By - 1/29/15 - 7:45 am

Major delays on the Red Line this morning. At Quincy Center, a train died and one car filled with smoke. Then the doors wouldn't open. Kerstin Haley reports:

People busted open the windows to let people out.

The Orange Line is also having its... Read more

By - 1/29/15 - 7:01 am
31 Greenwich St in Dorchester

UPDATE: The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports the woman died.

The Boston Fire Department reports an elderly woman suffered serious injuries before firefighters rescued her this morning from a fire in her home at 31 Greenwich St.

The fire was reported shortly after 6 a.m. and went to two alarms before being brought under control. The cause is under investigation.

By - 1/29/15 - 6:49 am

Oh, so THAT'S what a snow-melter is. #blizzardof2015 @universalhub

A video posted by Sean Frederick (@seanfrederick) on

Sean Frederick ran across one of the big-ass snow melters melting snow downtown overnight.

Boston is borrowing or renting two or three of the snow gobblers from Massport and a private company. City officials said yesterday they're still considering whether to buy one, since they're pretty expensive and are only really needed ever other year or so.