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French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.
By - 2/5/16 - 9:58 am
Container ship in Boston Harbor

John Sonderman spotted this container ship as his plane was approaching Logan the other day.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/5/16 - 9:31 am

The Tech reports on efforts to rename the title of people who oversee student residences at MIT:

After speaking with students, Essigmann found that "Head of House" was a popular choice, often due to “affection for Harry Potter and Hogwarts." ...

The survey included "House Parent" (which some students considered infantilizing) and "House Maven" (which some students considered silly and subtly feminine). "Dumbledore" stood out as a popular write-in among responses ..."

By - 2/5/16 - 8:09 am
French Toast in Newton

Conditions are deteriorating rapidly in Newton Upper Falls: Anna Rose just added bananas to the forecast.

By - 2/5/16 - 7:46 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was stabbed on Vassar Street around 1 a.m. Because of the severity of his injuries, the homicide unit was called in, just in case.

By - 2/5/16 - 7:41 am

Boston Police report a man was shot at 55 Brookledge Rd. around 5:45 p.m. on Thursday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

By - 2/4/16 - 8:48 pm

The city of Boston tweets:

No parking ban has been declared. There should be no space savers on our City's streets.

By - 2/4/16 - 6:47 pm

Was the sound of 57,000 BPS students shouting their approval on learning school has been canceled for tomorrow.

By - 2/4/16 - 4:25 pm

A man charged with armed robbery of a Roxbury market was caught in a courthouse lockup trying to rip up the distinctive lime-green, blue and yellow sneakers that helped ID him and flush them down a toilet, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 2/4/16 - 3:48 pm

Dan Feidt reports:

The bees are officially out and landing on people like me in Ft Point Boston. February bees!

By - 2/4/16 - 1:08 pm

On hearing the state gaming commission had approved the $68-million deal between Wynn and Boston, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria issued a statement commending both sides. He concluded:

This is literally a win/Wynn outcome for everyone.

By - 2/4/16 - 12:34 pm
French Toast Alert: Elevated

Klaxons started going off in the French Toast Alert bunker when the news broke: The storm that was supposed to give us maybe a dusting could now smack us with 4-8 inches overnight. You know what to do: Go clear out some space in your trunk for the fixin's you're going to go pick up.

By - 2/4/16 - 11:11 am

So naturally they'll vote for his pal Trump.

If you don't understand this, Boch adds, then you're obviously not single like he, well, isn't. Also: Being a rich-guy supporter of Trump gets you out of traffic tickets.

By - 2/4/16 - 10:47 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a small Boston software company to pay a fired vice president severance and accumulated vacation time it tried to rescind when it discovered he'd copied company files to an online backup service before he was fired. Read more.

By - 2/4/16 - 10:12 am

Somerville Police say they've arrested Terrence Morrison, 21, of Cambridge, on car-theft charges - following yesterday's massive search by Somerville and Cambridge officers and a State Police helicopter, that was sparked when he fled from police and pushed an elderly man in his haste to get away, before finding an open basement door. Read more.

By - 2/4/16 - 9:52 am
Proposed apartments at 31 N. Beacon St. in Allston

Architect's rendering.

A developer has filed plans with the BRA to replace a rooming house on a stretch of North Beacon Street that has "gritty charm" with more modern "quality transit-oriented housing at moderate prices" for young professionals who might otherwise be priced out of the gentrifying area. Read more.

By - 2/4/16 - 9:26 am
Searching the Charles River for a body

Recovery operation. Photo by Slottedpig.

State Police report recovering a body around 8:45 a.m. near MIT on the Cambridge side of the river.

By - 2/4/16 - 8:28 am
Carlos Henriquez for state rep

UPDATE: Henriquez tells WGBH he's still wrestling with the questino of whether to run.

Former state Rep. Carlos Henriquez, who has maintained his innocence on the assault charge that got him sent to jail for six months and expelled from the House of Representatives, yesterday switched the header of...

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By - 2/4/16 - 8:14 am
Smoke-belching train on the Providence Line in Attleboro

"This can't be good," Stephanie Davis thought when her train, the 808 out of Providence, pulled into Attleboro this morning.

Just a flesh wound, though and she reports the train is now slowly chugging its way north to Boston. Still, accommodations must be made: Read more.

By - 2/4/16 - 8:06 am

The Globe reports Boston will go to court to appeal a recent federal ruling dismissing arguments by the city, several elected officials and West Roxbury residents that the West Roxbury pipeline should be stopped.

Less than a month ago, an aide to the mayor was telling West Roxbury residents the pipeline was a done deal and that the city was confining its efforts to begging Algonquin Gas Transmission...

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