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French Toast Alert Level: Low. Explanation.
By - 2/18/17 - 10:18 am

The Boston Licensing Board has issued a one-day license suspension for Agoros Bar and Grill on Chesnut Hill Avenue over an incident on Jan. 14 in which a Boston College student working as a bartender sold beers to two underage BC students without even asking for their IDs. Read more.

By - 2/18/17 - 10:10 am

The Globe reports on a tinkerer at an MBTA machine shop who figured out how to put rail wheels on a snowblower and dramatically improve snow fighting on T tracks.

By - 2/17/17 - 10:12 pm

Around 10 p.m. at Tremont and Gurney streets, near the Roxbury Crossing Orange Line stop.

By - 2/17/17 - 5:53 pm

A dead train at Copley is putting the kibosh on the idea of using the Green Line to get out of town quickly this rush hour.

By - 2/17/17 - 5:46 pm

This morning's switch problems at 128 have morphed into signal problems at Canton Junction and so Keolis is warning of Trump-level (you know, yuuge) delays on the Providence and Stoughton lines.

By - 2/17/17 - 4:50 pm

This will probably be the most divisive video I post this week. If you're already a fan of Weather is Happening, you'll appreciate this video. But if you've never heard of the Weather Man before, you'll probably get about a minute into it (if that long) and wonder about my sanity in posting it (and then try to post something about how I'm losing it and how you remember when UHub was good, Adam).

By - 2/17/17 - 4:42 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to grant a beer-and-wine license to the Trader Joe's under construction on North Harvard Street at Western Avenue in Allston. Read more.

By - 2/17/17 - 10:56 am
Where the space saver complaints come from: South Boston, East Boston, Charlestown

Hot spots for space-saver complaints, 2/14-2/16. Source. See it larger.

From Tuesday through Thursday of this week, Boston's 311 system received 753 complaints about space savers, including this one from Russell Street in Charlestown:

PWD had taken the space savers away earlier however people have put out new ones

The city responded: Read more.

By - 2/17/17 - 9:40 am

Jami asks:

Looking for recommendations on really good restaurants in Boston for anniversary that aren't outrageously priced.

By - 2/17/17 - 9:25 am

State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz has filed legislation that would give Boston a new member on the Massport Citizen Advisory Committee - and require that he or she live in the South End, the Boston Sun reports. Read more.

By - 2/17/17 - 9:01 am

Red Line riders know the drill.

By - 2/17/17 - 7:56 am

Keolis was blaming Amtrak signal problems for the major delays and cancellations on the Providence and Stoughton lines this morning, but Amtrak says, no, not signal problems - switch problems, near the 128 station in Westwood:

Due to a switch outage near Route 128 Station, Amtrak and commuter trains are experiencing delays moving through the area. Amtrak engineering forces are on the scene and are working to resolve the issue as quickly and safely as possible.

By - 2/16/17 - 4:51 pm

NBC Boston reports a worker at C & V Automotive, 1192 Hyde Park Ave., was backing up in a car without first checking if the brakes worked, which they didn't. A BFD hazmat crew was also summoned to the scene.

By - 2/16/17 - 4:35 pm

So this happened today in Roslindale, thanks to the local Nextdoor.com groups and Keep Roslindale Quirky on Facebook: Read more.

By - 2/16/17 - 3:47 pm

The BAC Library shows us the then and now of Tremont Street at Upton.

By - 2/16/17 - 2:40 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old after a school-police officer found "a 7.65 caliber Deutsche Werke handgun loaded with a single round of ammunition" around 8:30 this morning.

The student was charged with being delinquent for unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and unlawful possession of a large-capacity feeding device, police say.

By - 2/16/17 - 10:11 am

Norwood Police posted surveillance video today of a guy trying and failing to break into Pam's Market on Pleasant Street around 3 a.m. on Friday....

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By - 2/16/17 - 9:58 am

Kamaya Farikafi, 23, of Chelsea, is being held in an Ohio jail today pending his return here to face murder charges for the death of Melvin Cortes, 32, of Everett. Read more.