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French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.
By - 10/25/14 - 12:53 pm

Illuminus Boston cranks up at 6 p.m. with "large-scale projections and light installations alongside immersive sound, performance, and multimedia experiences that reimagine the city at night," in the area around 540 Harrison Ave.

This will be Boston's first "Nuit Blanche" festival and will include art installations and music, film and dance performances, all running until midnight.

By - 10/25/14 - 8:50 am

Freeze Don't Shoot holds a rally starting at noon at the Brewer Fountain on the Common to protest the death of family dogs by police conducting raids and searches. The group is seeking better training for police on how to deal with dogs short... Read more

By - 10/25/14 - 8:22 am

Trish Fontanilla asks:

Great breakfast places 10 mins or less from South Station for 10+ people? Is that possible?

By - 10/25/14 - 4:54 am

Somebody was stabbed around 1:30 a.m. in the alley at 266 Friend St., Stanley Staco reports.

By - 10/25/14 - 4:49 am

Around 3:30 a.m. at Old Colony Avenue and D Street, Boston EMS Incidents reports.

By - 10/24/14 - 4:46 pm

A man earned a five-year prison term today for an incident last year in which he tried to end an argument by smacking his opponent with a gun and then trying to shoot him only to have his victim whack him in the head with... Read more

By - 10/24/14 - 4:25 pm
Norwood reminder about hunting ban

Norwood Police posted this to their Facebook page today.

Norwood Police are saying Sorry, Elmer: Hunting is not allowed in the quiet town.

Police felt compelled to alert hunters to the ban after finding a hunter's tree stand "unlawfully placed on Town of Norwood land." They left a letter behind warning the hunter to vewwy, vewwy quickly remove the stand or the town will do it for him.

By - 10/24/14 - 4:17 pm

The Dorchester Reporter alerts us that the mayor will say nay to the raises the council voted itself a couple weeks ago.

However, the $20,000 raise - which would also mean pension increases for councilors - got enough votes to show the council could override a mayoral veto. The raises would go into effect in 2016, which might be soon enough to save the councilors from poverty.

By - 10/24/14 - 1:51 pm

The Herald reports on a Boston cop who resigned recently as he is investigated for providing information to the Academy Homes gang about a federal and local investigation into members.

By - 10/24/14 - 11:01 am

UPDATE, 11:15 a.m. Water back on at 273/281 Summer.

Workers at several buildings in Fort Point and along Summer Street report a water-main break means no water for them. 374 Congress St., however, still has water.

By - 10/24/14 - 10:48 am

Kevin Blackmore, 37, of Wellesley, was released on personal recognizance yesterday on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - a door - and assault and battery causing serious bodily injury for an incident at the Place, 2 Broad St., in July that... Read more

By - 10/24/14 - 10:21 am

The Boston Courant reports state transportation officials are working on plans to stick both sides of Storrow Drive under a Longfellow Bridge arch, which would let Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary expand one of its buildings and dig a new parking garage under the... Read more

By - 10/24/14 - 9:23 am

The New Yorker talks to Harvard and MIT researchers trying to figure out how to battle Ebola by deciphering its genetic code, including Harvard biology professor Pardis Sabeti, who heads the "Ebola war room" at MIT's Broad Institute.

The next morning, Gire took a car to the M.I.T. campus, carrying a small box containing the tubes of droplets with the Ebola RNA. There, in a lab at the Broad Institute, he and a colleague named Sarah Winnicki, working alongside two other research teams, prepared the RNA to be decoded. The work took four days, and Gire and Winnicki hardly slept. By the end, they had combined all fourteen samples into a single, crystal-clear droplet of water solution. The drop contained about six trillion snippets of DNA. Each was a mirror image of a piece of RNA from the blood samples. Most of the snippets were human genetic code, but among them were about two hundred billion snippets of code from Ebola.

By - 10/24/14 - 8:58 am
Christopher Hicks

Transit Police report arresting a Cambridge resident on charges he started an unprovoked attack on a man on a Red Line train, then followed him out of the train into Harvard Square station and punched him in the head.

Christopher Hicks, 26, is scheduled... Read more

By - 10/24/14 - 8:40 am

Boston Police report they are looking for a man in connection with an incident Wednesday afternoon at a bus stop at Warren and Moreland streets in Roxbury.

Around 2:50 p.m., policey say, a 14-year-old girl standing at the bus stop was approached by... Read more

By - 10/24/14 - 7:43 am
Haymarket bus stop in the rain

JB Parrett captured a mood in the rain at Haymarket yesterday.

By - 10/24/14 - 7:32 am

WBZ reports that when Mayor Walsh called Tom Menino yesterday, one of the first things Menino wanted to talk about was how the city was cleaning up from the nor'easter.

By - 10/23/14 - 11:26 pm

A Globe poll shows Baker with a 9-point lead, due mainly to independents settling on him as their candidate. It's the first poll to show such a wide gap between Baker and Coakley.

National media has glommed onto the Chokely meme, but ya know,... Read more

By - 10/23/14 - 10:52 pm
Buzz Lightyear on a 9 bus in South Boston

MC Slim JB spotted Buzz on the 9 bus in South Boston this evening.

By - 10/23/14 - 10:08 pm

Around 9:30 p.m. on Florence Street near Hawthorne.

The suspect is black, 5'7" to 5'10" and 200 to 220 lbs. He wore a black hoodie with a white or gray camo pattern, blue jeans and dark sneakers with white soles. He had a black backpack on and carried his gun on the right side.