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French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.
By - 3/20/15 - 7:20 am

Around 1 a.m. on the outbound side at the Prides Crossing stop, Transit Police report. Foul play is not a factor in the death of the 20-year-old man, police say.

By - 3/20/15 - 6:04 am

Cambridge Police report the gunfire occurred around 12:15 a.m. when police responded to a break-in report at Fifth and Gore streets.

According to police:

Upon arriving on scene, officers located a suspect outside of a vacant home currently under construction. The suspect immediately began

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By - 3/19/15 - 10:00 pm

Dan Kennedy reports the death of Danny Schechter, best known locally for his news reporting on WBCN. Samuel Kopper, who worked with him at WBCN, writes:

For us at WBCN, he was a dear friend, a leader in gaining and maintaining the

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By - 3/19/15 - 9:53 pm

WBUR reports its latest Olympic poll shows only 36% of Boston residents now back the idea of holding the games in Boston - and that more people hold an unfavorable view of Boston 2024 organizers than think they're swell.

Separately, WBUR reports Deval Patrick now says he'll shmooze International Olympics Committee top dogs for free, instead of for $7,500 a day.

By - 3/19/15 - 9:47 pm

Around 9:40 p.m. near Jamaica Street, although he may have been stabbed closer to the Monument. Police are looking for a Hispanic male, about 5'11" and 180 lbs., wearing a silver jacket, who fled towards Forest Hills.

By - 3/19/15 - 7:31 pm

Squiggs asks:

Any pubs that you could shoot pool in?

By - 3/19/15 - 7:21 pm

Melissa and Tom Dowler spent 24 hours shooting a documentary about the South Street Diner (they even cover some of the Blue Diner history).

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 3/19/15 - 4:57 pm

Getting around the Seaport District by car can be a royal pain, especially during the evening commute. According to the Boston Herald, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) thinks it has the solution. It wants to get into the shuttle bus business.

Many... Read more

By - 3/19/15 - 4:33 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Marurice "Mo" Jones, 21, guilty of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Dinorris Alston on April 17, 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The verdict means an automatic sentence of life without parole. The... Read more

By - 3/19/15 - 2:41 pm

CommonWealth Magazine ponders a Boston with a continuing decline in the pre-18 set.

Boston is becoming not only a city without young people to shovel snow for those of us with arthritic hands and bad backs, but also a city which has a strikingly reduced number of young people participating in Little League, youth hockey, scout groups, and all of those other bedrock institutions that cement neighborhoods and create a sense of community.

By - 3/19/15 - 1:29 pm

Last May, the MBTA released a video showing a Transit Police detective rescuing a man from jumping in front of a train at Park Street. WCVB reports the man now has a lawyer - who had to sue to get the complete video, which shows the two struggled on the platform and the detective punching the man to subdue him.

By - 3/19/15 - 12:47 pm

Wicked Local West Roxbury reports the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave basic approval earlier this month to a pipeline company's New England expansion plans, which include a 4-mile pipeline from Westwood into West Roxbury.

If the commission approves Spectra Energy's specific construction plans... Read more

By - 3/19/15 - 11:13 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today a Boston Municipal Court judge erred when he dismissed drug-dealing charges after a prosecutor couldn't say when a backlogged state lab would have results back on the pills allegedly found on her.

The ruling means that Laura Butler will... Read more

By - 3/19/15 - 10:01 am

The Boston Licensing Board recently voted to issue a warning to TD Garden for overcrowding in between two Garth Brooks concerts on Jan. 24.

The warning has no immediate effect on anything, but the board could use it as justification for more severe action should... Read more

By - 3/19/15 - 9:45 am
Orange Line window smasher at Ruggles

Transit Police report arresting Abdulkadir Abbas, 33, for allegedly punching out a window on an Orange Line train at Ruggles last night.

Police say Abbas punched the window around 10:15 p.m., then got on the train - where passengers promptly pointed him out to... Read more

By - 3/19/15 - 9:11 am

The Bay State Banner reports the owner of the buildings that now house the One United and Citizen’s Bank branches is working with a team of developers to transform the site into a new complex featuring residential units, office space and stores.

By - 3/19/15 - 8:48 am
Orange Line without the fake wood paneling

Although the T hasn't told us one way or another, fans of the 1960's rec-room look probably have to resign themselves to losing the faux wood on the Orange Line trains once the new cars get here in, well, whenever.

Patrick Baxter gives us a taste of an Orange Line car without the rich, dark wood, thanks to an ad campaign that involves wrapping interior walls, ceilings and doors in white.

By - 3/19/15 - 8:38 am
Black-clad dancers in Boston's South Station

There are some things you just shouldn't be seeing first thing in the morning at South Station, and Serena Tang reports this group of black-clad symbolic cats is one of them. And she reports they could sense her get-away-from-me-ness:

They started meowing at me.

By - 3/19/15 - 7:32 am

The MBTA reports that with the addition of some Green Line cars this morning, all four subway lines are now back at their normal car numbers for the first time since Jan. 22. The T reports that Green Line maintenance crews "have been working around... Read more

By - 3/18/15 - 5:24 pm

Dominick Revell, 43, was released on $500 bail today at his arraignment on charges of OUI, fourth offense, possession of both heroin and cocaine and driving without a license, after an incident in the drive-thru lane at the American Legion McDonald's last night, the Suffolk... Read more