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French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.
By - 2/10/15 - 9:55 am

Not so much because of Thursday's storm but because the weekend storm already has the National Weather Service bringing out the ALL CAPS OF DOOM about a storm that just might LEAVE A CONSIDERABLE MARK ON OUR REGION.

Meanwhile, we've discovered that Wegman's challah, while no match for Cheryl Ann's or Rosenfeld's in the stand-alone taste department, does OK in French toast or, if you're sick of that, cheesy toast (same basic thing, but cheese instead of sugar).

By - 2/10/15 - 9:33 am
Tropical bus stop in Copley Square, Boston

Well played, Ft. Lauderdale, well played. Edmond Hatfield ran across its oasis last night in Copley Square.

Copyright Edmond Hatfield. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/10/15 - 9:16 am
Open Dunkin' Donuts at the World Trade Center

TrueNE_79 reports that the Dunkin' Donuts at the World Trade Center is open this morning, unlike all the other ones from South Station to across Fort Point Channel.

Snope reports Tags in Porter Square has plenty of salt - and parking spaces - but is running low on shovels.

Others?

By - 2/10/15 - 9:04 am
Worcester Line tracks in the snow

Gamma Ray Digital shows us where the Worcester Line used to be in Allston.

OK, if you look closely, at the snow to the left of the roof at the bottom of the image, you can see a thin black line. That's all that's left of the train tracks this morning.

By - 2/9/15 - 11:25 pm
Snow unicyclist

Laurin Stoler spotted this guy on a unicycle twice in Cambridge today, the second time on Broadway in mid-Cambridge.

By - 2/9/15 - 11:15 pm

A concerned citizen reports tonight:

Attention! Two ducks stranded across from Christian Science plaza There are two ducks taking shelter in the enclosed walk way. I don't know how long they've been there but I'm worried about their condition. I've called animal control but they aren't very helpful.

By - 2/9/15 - 10:49 pm
Sonia Garufi of Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale, with champagne

Sonia Garufi of Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale Square laughs in the face of all that snow and enjoys some chilled champagne today.

By - 2/9/15 - 9:40 pm

Here's London mayor Boris Johnson with some random chap on the Red Line today:

By - 2/9/15 - 9:18 pm
Turkey in the snow in Lynn

Neville Williams spotted a turkey out for its evening constitutional in Lynn tonight.

By - 2/9/15 - 9:04 pm
Palm tree in Somerville

Rachel Mello's fed up and decided it was time to put out her palm tree, on Lexington Avenue in Somerville.

By - 2/9/15 - 5:56 pm

The declaration clears the way for emergency equipment to start coming into Massachusetts from other states: Front-end loaders, backhoes, snow melters and the like for getting rid of snow.

Parking bans to remain in effect through end of weeks, non-essential state workers in eastern Massachusetts given tomorrow off due in part to the T shutdown. Baker said he wants to wait until after the storm damage clears to have detailed discussions with T officials about what's gone wrong this winter.

By - 2/9/15 - 5:05 pm
Boris Johnson on the Greenway

Mayor Boris Johnson of London, that is, in town to promote business or something, and loving the idea of depressing highways. That's him on the left.

By - 2/9/15 - 4:27 pm
Santa and elf in South Boston shoveling snow

Southie Spots reports Santa and one of his elves were walking around South Boston today helping people dig out their cars - no charge.

By - 2/9/15 - 3:58 pm

UPDATE: Service canceled for Tuesday as well.

The T is cancelling all subway and commuter rail at 7 p.m. Some bus lines will still run, but, sorry, people who used the T to get into town today - after 7, you're on your own.

By - 2/9/15 - 3:53 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Mattapan man Saturday night after, they say, he started firing a gun while officers were pursuing him after a shooting near the Mattapan Square T stop.

According to police, officers found a gunshot victim around 7:30 p.m. outside 1670... Read more

By - 2/9/15 - 3:44 pm

Boston Police report arresting an Uber driver they say indecently assaulted a passenger after he dropped off three of her friends early Sunday.

According to police:

The victim, a 30-year-old female from Boston, told officers that she was with three friends and called for

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By - 2/9/15 - 3:33 pm
Stuck plow in Back Bay

Stuck plow.

It's so bad even some plows are getting stuck. Louise Miller says the plow she saw stuck at Boylston and Berkeley was the second one she saw today.

By - 2/9/15 - 3:25 pm

The T will only be running outbound commuter-rail trains this afternoon and evening.

Gov. Baker called T service today "unacceptable" again, but did not propose any solutions, the Globe reports.

By - 2/9/15 - 3:16 pm

Mayor Walsh says the city snow emergency will stay in effect through at least tomorrow. The parking ban on major thoroughfares remains in effect as well - and Walsh said cars parked on them will be towed.

Like schools, libraries will be shut. But 14 youth centers will be open. No decision on additional school closings until tomorrow; he said he's meeting with interim School Superintendent John McDonough this afternoon to figure out how to get students the extra school days they'll need to make up additional snow days.