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French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.
By - 11/8/17 - 9:51 pm

Boston Police report officers responding to a report of a burglary in progress at 5 Lorenzo St. around 1:45 a.m. found two men inside who didn't belong there, one with a gun, in the middle of holding up several residents:

According to police: Read more.

By - 11/8/17 - 9:27 pm
Flipped car on Beacon Street in Brookline

Rami reports the driver of this car somehow flipped it at Beacon and Charles streets in Coolidge Corner shortly before 9 p.m.

Fire crews worked hard hard to pull driver out. She seems okay.

By - 11/8/17 - 3:35 pm
Willet Street extension in West Roxbury

Most of Willet Street looks like this today.

A Canton developer that owns 7 3/4 acres of land off Washington Street in West Roxbury has alerted the BPDA it will be filing plans to put 29 single-family homes on the land. Read more.

By - 11/8/17 - 3:21 pm

About 18 hours after somebody was hit and killed by a commuter-rail train in Chelsea, somebody has been hit and killed by another train, this time by an Amtrak train in downtown Ashland. Transit Police report a man, 62, was hit and killed by the train at Front Street around 1:50 p.m..

By - 11/8/17 - 2:55 pm
Deer in Stony Brook Reservation

Was on the way to Turtle Pond on the main path from the Hyde Park side of Stony Brook Reservation around 2:20 p.m. when I looked down path 206 to see this deer looking at me. We looked at each other for a minute or two and then he (she? I'm a city kid, what do I know?) bounded off into the woods.

By - 11/8/17 - 1:45 pm

Last year, on Nantucket, the former WCVB anchor said today. WBZ reports.

By - 11/8/17 - 11:49 am

The Salem News reports voters yesterday upheld a city-council ordinance to not have local police and officials ask people seeking official help about their immigration status.

By - 11/8/17 - 10:36 am

A homeless man who has been repeatedly filing suits in state and federal court since at least 1995 had his latest suit - against some Suffolk County jail guards - dismissed by a federal judge who didn't cotton to him telling her to "read his lips" in one of his motions. Read more.

By - 11/8/17 - 9:46 am
Scene of fatal pedestrian and train crash in Chelsea

Everett Street crossing after the fatality. Photo by KMV.

Transit Police report a 21-year-old man died around 9 p.m. yesterday when he disregarded the downed gates and flashing lights at the Everett Street crossing and tried to walk across the tracks, only to get hit by an outbound Rockport Line train.

By - 11/8/17 - 9:38 am

We've been sending the Empire State pols since at least the Bobby Kennedy days. Last night, a Cambridge Rindge and Latin graduate won re-election as mayor of New York City (and recalls that his immediate predecessor was from Medford). But he wasn't the only former Boston-area resident to win an election in New York last night. Julia Reischel, who wrote for the Dig and Mass. Lawyers Weekly, was elected to the town board in the Catskills town of Middletown.

By - 11/8/17 - 9:26 am
Crushed State Police cruiser in Charlestown

Remains of the cruiser. Photo by Rick Macomber.

NBC Boston reports a State Police trooper suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a crash around 3:30 a.m. on an access road to Boston Sand & Gravel off Rutherford Avenue.

Rick Macomber reports the cruiser somehow got jammed between two of the freight cars that haul sand and stone from New Hampshire to Charlestown.

By - 11/7/17 - 11:45 pm
Boston firefighters at fire on Albano Street in Roslindale

A three-alarm fire that started in the top floor of 54 Albano St., at Washington, around around 11:35 p.m. did an estimated $350,000 damage, the Boston Fire Department reports.

All residents were evacuated safely.

The cause remains under investigation, the department says.

By - 11/7/17 - 9:41 pm

Home Market, 165 Belgrade Ave., was held up at gunpoint around 9:30 p.m. by three black men, clad in blue and wearing black ski masks. Read more.

By - 11/7/17 - 8:35 pm
Edwards, Janey and Flynn

Winners: Edwards (District 1), Janey (7) and Flynn (2).

Mayor Marty Walsh tonight easily won a second term, defeating City Councilor Tito Jackson.

In the council races, Lydia Edwards won in District 1 (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) and Kim Janey won in District 7 (Roxbury). With incumbents Andrea Campbell in District 4 (Dorchester) and Michelle Wu and Ayanna Pressley (at large) all easily winning re-election, the council will be the most diverse ever come Jan. 1.

Read more.

By - 11/7/17 - 5:42 pm

A train died at Downtown Crossing and now the MBTA reports "moderate" delays towards Ashmont and Braintree. Peter Amstutz reports the train had help on its journey across the River Styx:

at RL at DTX, was a commotion & someone yelling stop the train, someone pulled emergency break, whole train out of service!

By - 11/7/17 - 4:59 pm
Lamborghini concept car at MIT

Josh Jacobs took a look at the all-electric concept car Lamborghini is building with MIT. Rather than sitting on top of large batteries, the car would be built out of carbon nanotubes that would double as batteries (the devil, natch, is in the details).

By - 11/7/17 - 1:37 pm

A homeless man is being held without bail pending a "dangerousness" hearing after he was arrested - wearing what appeared to be blood-stained clothes - on a charge that he repeatedly stabbed another man at a Washington Street ATM early Friday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 11/7/17 - 12:34 pm

I've turned off comment rating for now. I think that system was dragging the rest of the site down, and I figured keeping the site up in general was more important than letting folks vote on comments until I can figure out what is going on (especially since you can't vote anyway if the site's down).