French Toast Alert Level: Low. Explanation.
By - 11/14/14 - 5:01 pm
150 West Broadway proposal in South Boston

Architect's rendering.

The BRA yesterday approved a plan to replace an auto-repair shop and car lot at 150 W. Broadway, at B, with a new building with 24 condos, 3 of them considered "affordable."

The $8-million proposal by developers Stephen Pitrowski and Joe Hassell also includes 33... Read more

By - 11/14/14 - 3:32 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the Globe has narrowed its search for a new headquarters to two locations in Charlestown - including the Schrafft's building - and the Landmark Center in the Fenway.

By - 11/14/14 - 3:18 pm

The Globe reports on a hearing this morning in West Roxbury District Court for Nikolas Papadopoulos, charged with causing a crash that sent six people to the hospital last year - permanently injuring two of them, one a Dorchester father of three, the other just 14 at the time.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports that because he withdrew his plea, Papadopoulos is now scheduled for trial in March.

By - 11/14/14 - 2:52 pm

A We Don't Knock sampler, from back in the days when just any idiot could walk right into the JFK Building - assuming their TV cables didn't jam up the revolving door.

By - 11/14/14 - 2:22 pm

A mother got out of her car at the Brockton Shaw's today and a woman whom she knew jumped in and drove off - with the woman's baby still strapped in the back seat. The mother's cell phone was also still in the car and... Read more

By - 11/14/14 - 1:48 pm
Wanted for Brighton breakin

Boston Police have some questions for these two guys about a housebreak on Lake Street near Glenmont Road in Brighton shortly after 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

Police say a homeowner was taking a shower while a man broke into the house and stole $6,500 worth of electronics, including an iPhone that these two guys were later spotted trying to sell on Geneva Avenue in Dorchester.

If they look familiar, contact D-14 detectives at 617‐343‐4256.

By - 11/14/14 - 10:20 am

Normally, a typo wouldn't be such a big deal, but when you're talking about the new Web site the state says will fix all the problems in the old, broken Health Connector site at a cost of gazillions, yeah, it kind of is. Also, as Steve Garfield notes, when he pointed out the typo in a state tweet (the URL's missing an "o" in "connector"), the state did, well, nothing.

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

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports it's looking for next of kin of three people whose bodies were stuffed into a Weymouth self-storage unit, along with nine other bodies, allegedly by an unlicensed Dorchester funeral director who now faces trial on 278 charges... Read more

By - 11/14/14 - 9:38 am

Forlorn bus by the side of the road. Photo by Raymond Ausrotas.

Shortly after 9 a.m., the looming BU Bridge helped the driver of one of those big tour buses suddenly realized that maybe those signs at the entrance to Soldiers Field Drive were for reals and he probably shouldn't have gotten on the road.

J. Alain Ferry reports. Fortunately for the drivers behind him, he was able to pull over into one of those rare break-down spots along the road.

By - 11/14/14 - 8:35 am
Car dusted in snow

Car in Arlington this morning. Photo by Chris Walton.

Well, we sure dodged that one, didn't we? But the French Toast Alert is staying at Blue/Guarded, thanks to this capital report by the NWS:


By - 11/14/14 - 8:28 am

WBZ reports state figures show growth in the number of children going to school without their full course of vaccinations. A MetroWest mother who refuses to let her kids by vaccinated says she is tired of people yelling "herd immunity" at her, when the problem is not her precious, unprotected tots but people whose own vaccinations have worn off or never worked.

By - 11/14/14 - 8:11 am
NStar crew in the South End

Power workout at Shawmut and Rutland. Photo by Gugliemo.

Jaybee reports power is out in the Rutland/Shawmut area, and that an NStar crew working there tells him it has no idea when the power will come back.

Thank God for Flour Bakery.

By - 11/14/14 - 8:07 am

The Globe reports on an investigation launched after Pretty Things Beer alleged it was being kept out of at least one bar for refusing to pay for the privilege.

State law prohibits beer-tap bribery.

By - 11/14/14 - 8:04 am

The Tech reports on growing outrage over the way pedestrians can be mowed down along the river road.

By - 11/14/14 - 8:01 am

Associated Press reports Emerson officials are trying to find whoever's scrawling swastikas in campus buildings.

By - 11/13/14 - 11:28 pm

WBZ reports school officials took action after parents complained.

By - 11/13/14 - 7:12 pm

Dan Kennedy has the memo, which includes news the Globe is re-hiring Sacha Pfeiffer, who left the Globe for WBUR, and hiring Jon Chesto away from the Boston Business Journal.

Speaking of the BBJ, they're looking for an editor-in-chief.

By - 11/13/14 - 5:44 pm

A BFD district chief formerly in charge of procurement got a vendor to buy stuff for his own personal use, including a 52-inch HD TV, a gas grill, a living-room set, an elliptical machine and gift cards for Home Depot and Lowe, according to a... Read more

By - 11/13/14 - 4:22 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say they caught trying to break into his neighbor's apartment at 305 Cummins Highway shortly before 1 a.m. on Wednesday.

Although Anthony Wallace, 31, was charged with attempted breaking and entering in the nighttime, police say... Read more

By - 11/13/14 - 3:25 pm
Redd's and Tony's in Roslindale

The owner of the single-story Washington Street building that houses Tony's Market and Redd's in Rozzie wants to add two floors and put eight apartments in them.

Vincent Marino goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Nov. 25 to seek a variance because the... Read more