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French Toast Alert Level: Low. Explanation.
By - 3/16/17 - 9:36 am
Tall ship Cuauhtemoc docked at Fan Pier on the South Boston waterfront

Rob Littlefield got up early to take a peak at the tall ship Cuauhtémoc, currently berthed at Fan Pier.

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the ship will have public visiting hours today through Sunday.

By - 3/16/17 - 9:25 am

The Boston Business Journal reports that eGenesis Bio has received $38 million in venture capital to build on its Harvard-spawned idea to use CRISPR-based technology to make grow pig organs that would be safe to transplant into people.

By - 3/16/17 - 9:07 am
Truck crash on I-93 in Milton

State Police report arresting a Lynn man on OUI charges after he flipped his tractor trailer on its side at the Squantum Street exit on I-93 southbound in Milton around 1:30 a.m. Read more.

By - 3/15/17 - 11:19 pm

Around 10:30 p.m. at Kipos, 106 Bunker Hill St., Rob O'Brien reports.

By - 3/15/17 - 10:39 pm
Allegedly counterfeit CDs

Boston Police report seizing $40,000 in counterfeit CDs and music-bearing thumb drives from a man they say had set up a mobile store outside SImco's on Blue Hill Avenue Monday night - complete with a speaker playing samples of his wares. Read more.

By - 3/15/17 - 10:11 pm
110 Davison St. in Hyde Park

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 7:30 p.m. to 110 Davison St., for a fire that caused an estimated $80,000 in damage and displaced four.

Nobody was injured in the fire, the cause of which is under investigation, the department says.

By - 3/15/17 - 6:37 pm

WGBH reports on a hearing of the state commission looking at moving Massachusetts to Atlantic Standard Time year round.

By - 3/15/17 - 6:27 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced a deal that will keep the Citgo sign flashing above Kenmore Square for years and years.

Walsh says Citgo and Related Beal, the company that now owns the building the sign sits on, hammered out a deal in a room at City Haill - which he offered to them as a "neutral negotiation location" for as long as they needed to work out a deal. Read more.

By - 3/15/17 - 3:28 pm
Batman snowman in the Leather District

Keith Dragon forwards a photo of the snowbatman a resident of 111 Beach St. in the Leather District built out of yesterday's snow.

By - 3/15/17 - 3:18 pm
T-shirt with made-up, wrong Boston neighborhoods

We spotted these two T-shirts at the South Bay Target today. See if you can spot all the mistakes. Read more.

By - 3/15/17 - 3:07 pm
Beached boat in Winthrop after storm

Roving UHub photographer Ynckay spotted this boat lying on Short Beach in Winthrop this morning.

By - 3/15/17 - 11:39 am
Stopped car on the turnpike

State Police report stopping this guy on the turnpike in Weston today, add:

Don't be that guy ...

By - 3/15/17 - 10:50 am
Oscar Meyer Weinermobile

Ben Walsh spotted a sugar-covered Weinermobile taking a left onto Memorial Drive near MIT. It proved surprisingly speedy - he couldn't quite ketchup, but thinks it turned onto the Mass. Ave. bridge towards Boston.

H/t PlunkettPrime for the headline.

By - 3/15/17 - 9:38 am

NBC Boston reports two people were injured around 3:20 a.m. when their car slammed into a car that State Police said was too close to a plow truck putting down salt at American Legion Highway and Morton Street.

By - 3/15/17 - 9:04 am

Vivian Again chronicled the varying levels of shoveling in Downtown Crossing this morning.

By - 3/15/17 - 8:58 am
Air conditioner space saver in East Boston

Adam Bonneville shows us one person's space saver on Marginal Street in East Boston.

By - 3/14/17 - 11:34 pm

Boston Police report arresting three people on gun charges after officers approached their car, parked in front of a hydrant at Washington Street and Southern Avenue Monday night. Read more.

By - 3/14/17 - 7:14 pm
Apple Pi

Our own Swirlygrrl made an apple pi today.

Out in Wellesley, Bob Brown carved out some time - and snow to commemorate 3/14 in his driveway.

By - 3/14/17 - 5:29 pm
16 Channel 5 reporters and weather people on screen at once

As we've been breathlessly reporting all day, some local TV stations have waged a relentless battle today to see who could get the most on-air personnel on a screen at one time. Channel 7 threw down the opening gauntlet with an "8-box" (i.e., 8 reporters in little boxes at once), Channel 25 briefly got in the action with a 9-box, but then Channel 7 knocked them out with an 11-box - before Channel 5 topped them with a 12-box. Channel 7 caught up, but now it really looks like WCVB is determined to end this thing once and for all: Around 5 p.m., Channel 5 Executive...

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By - 3/14/17 - 4:01 pm

WBZ reports the driver had to be hospitalized after the one-car crash on the northbound side of the Zakim.

Earlier, a tractor-trailer briefly slid out of control on the Zakim: Read more.