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French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.
By - 2/2/16 - 7:43 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the shuttered market at 18 Hyde Park Ave., across from the T stop, would become Forest Hills Fine Wines under a proposal that goes before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council tonight.

By - 2/1/16 - 6:12 pm

BostInno reports on both his alleged infraction and the online campaign to support him.

By - 2/1/16 - 5:35 pm
PS Coffee in Roslindale nears completion

PS Gourmet Coffee at Washington and Poplar streets and the Green T Coffee Shop at Walter and South streets seem to be in a race to see which one opens first, ending the coffee-shop drought the neighborhood has endured since Select Cafe closed in 2013.

PS, out of South Boston, has its signs in place, but Green T, out of Brigham Circle, has nicer doors ready to go: Read more.

By - 2/1/16 - 3:57 pm

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has posted an animation showing some of the features of the proposed improvements to the Healy Field playground in Roslindale: Read more.

By - 2/1/16 - 3:30 pm

WCVB announced today that Maria Stephanos will start co-anchoring its 11 p.m. and new 7 p.m. newscasts with, of course, Ed Harding, on Thursday. Read more.

By - 2/1/16 - 1:51 pm

WBZ reports two alleged MS-13 members were ordered held without bail today on charges they murdered a 19-year-old in Everett last month.

Neither Jose Vasquez Ardon nor Cristian Nunez-Flores were among the alleged MS-13 members charged on Friday in a federal indictment. Read more.

By - 2/1/16 - 11:52 am

The 64-page federal indictment against alleged local members of the murdering, drug-running MS-13 provides some details on the gang-war murders of three teenagers in East Boston between September and January: Two were killed by gang members looking for promotions by proving they could murder somebody while the third died because the gang had decided to step up its wars with rivals across the eastern US. Read more.

By - 2/1/16 - 11:16 am
Elliot Davis in the Financial District

Jed Hresko was walking through the Financial District this morning when a guy who seemed vaguely familiar came up to him. He reports: Read more.

By - 2/1/16 - 11:03 am
El, trolley tracks and horse-drawn carriages in old Boston

If you thought today's first mystery photo was just a little too easy (like, if you couldn't figure it out, hide your Boston ID in shame), you were right - the folks at the Boston City Archives posted the wrong photo.

Here's the correct mystery photo, showing your basic Boston street back when we had els running over trolley tracks and horse-drawn carriages were more than just a tourist attractions. Can you tell where and when the photo was taken? See it larger.

By - 2/1/16 - 10:25 am
When and where is this?

One probably wouldn't be going too far out on a limb to say that many people will immediately know where this is. But the folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out when. See it larger (or see it even larger).

By - 2/1/16 - 9:03 am

The Globe reports the 40 new locomotives the T bought are running more reliably than the wheezing old engines they replace, but are still having problems. However, the T has figured out how to stop them from catching on fire.

By - 2/1/16 - 7:17 am
Zhou

UPDATE: Bail set at $5,000 (DA asked for $7,500).

WBZ reports a woman was dragged by the SUV that hit her on Kneeland Street around 1:40 a.m. to Columbia Road in Uphams Corner. A man was also hit, but not dragged.

Xiao Ying Zhou, 44, a massage therapist from Sandwich, will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court today on two counts of leaving...

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By - 1/31/16 - 11:22 pm

UPDATE: He died.

A 3-year-old was rushed to the hospital after being found unconscious at 23 Alpine St. around 9:45 p.m., Boston EMS Incidents reports.

The homicide unit was called in as a precaution due to the child's critical condition. The house was sealed while police awaited a search warrant.

By - 1/31/16 - 11:05 pm

Tantric India Bistro in the Transportation Building has shut its doors forever, after serving up Indian food for 12 years.

Our heartfelt thanks for your past dining visits over the years, and your many kind and complimentary words and encouragement, and we wish you the very best in your journeys.

H/t Arturo Gossage.

By - 1/31/16 - 9:15 pm

Around 9:05 p.m. at Washington Street and Walnut Park. Officers have recovered several shell casings. One resident reported hearing five shots.

By - 1/31/16 - 4:08 pm
Tide Street snow farm last year and this year

Top photo by Conventures, 2/10/15.

This afternoon, Eileen Murphy visited the infamous Tide Street snow farm, which didn't completely melt until mid-July, and as you can see, it's looking a bit different these days.

On the plus side, she did see a horse carriage ambling by:...

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By - 1/31/16 - 11:59 am
Mayor Marty Walsh celebrates Chinese New Year in Boston

Among those attending the Chinatown Main Streets Chinese New Year's banquet was Mayor Walsh. Arturo Gossage was also there and posted photos.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/31/16 - 8:59 am

The Globe talks to relatives of Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, murdered in East Boston earlier this month, had bought a ticket to return to his native Guatemala, rather than get caught in the violence between MS-13 and the rival 18th Street gang. Read more.

By - 1/30/16 - 10:31 pm
January crocus in Boston's Back Bay

Penny Cherubino reports both snowdrops and daffodils were coming up in a front yard on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay today.