French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.
By - 11/25/16 - 8:48 am

UPDATE: Bail set at $5,000.

Around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday on I-93 south near the Dorchester/Milton line, WBZ reports, adding the trooper's injuries are not life threatening.

Reginald Pyram will be arraigned today in Dorchester Municipal Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Innocent, etc.

By - 11/25/16 - 12:31 am
Empty lines outside Walpole Walmart

Outside the Walpole Walmart, 11:50 p.m.

Normally, the lines outside the Walmart in Walpole and the Best Buy in Dedham for the Black Friday sales start Thursday morning and stretch way, way back around the sides of the building.

Tonight, though, most of the twisty lanes Walmart created with barriers to slow the hordes went empty. Read more.

By - 11/25/16 - 12:14 am

Updated with RCN, CNN comment.

Thursday night, an RCN customer in Boston tweeted the "Parts Unknown" show she'd tuned into on CNN had been replaced by some hard porn, and posted screen shots showing an RCN program guide for "Parts Unknown" overlaid on images of the porn.

Both RCN and CNN, however, deny that had happened.

Cybah, however, reports a friend of his saw the same thing on a Time-Warner...

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By - 11/24/16 - 8:54 pm

John Hanzl wonders what this thing is. It showed up earlier this week on Harrison Avenue in Chinatown.

By - 11/24/16 - 12:13 pm
Turkeys in Mt. Auburn Cemetery

Derek Kouyoumjian spotted some relieved turkeys at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

By - 11/24/16 - 9:11 am

Associated Press reports Harvard scientists who study fluid dynamics turned their eye to the Great Molasses Flood and, after studying how molasses flows at different temperatures, concluded that the relatively warm molasses that flowed out of that North End tank quickly cooled in the relatively chill Boston air (the disaster happened during one of our January thaws), going from liquidy to gooey and trapping people and horses.


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By - 11/24/16 - 9:00 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on what a non-Hispanic student at East Boston High told his largely Hispanic classmates what they could do with themselves after the election. BPS says it was an isolated incident.

By - 11/23/16 - 10:33 pm

The Globe reports Gary Zerola, once an assistant district attorney in Suffolk County, was arraigned today on two counts of rape for an incident in Boston on Nov. 10. Read more.

By - 11/23/16 - 9:13 pm

Adam Cheung recalls growing up in Chinatown, where Thanksgiving was celebrated in part because it was the one day of the year restaurant workers tended to have off.

I think one time at Kwong Kow we had a potluck before Thanksgiving and my mother made Mash Potatoes. The Chinese kids devoured it so fast and all the leftovers were these intricate Chinese dishes. My mother thought that was kind of strange. But the thing is, When you eat home cooked Chinese food everyday and you grow up...

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By - 11/23/16 - 8:09 pm
Giant red bow

With exterior renovations finished on the Flour and Grain Exchange building on the Greenway, owner Related Beal has brought back the giant red bow that has long adorned it during the holiday season. Jed Hresko snapped this photo while watching workers install it.

Last year:
Just a tiny bow.

By - 11/23/16 - 12:18 pm

A man perched on the ledge of 32 Hereford St., who was threatening to jump this morning, was talked down by BPD negotiators around 12:15 p.m. and is now on the way to the hospital for observation.

Photos from the scene.

By - 11/23/16 - 11:54 am

The Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism posts first-person accounts from people who have been involved in Haley House, including co-founder Kathe McKenna.

By - 11/23/16 - 11:23 am
Student with new hoodie

Jerimaih with his new hoodie and hat.

Josie Glauson, a teacher at the Edison School in Brighton, reports somebody did an incredibly nice thing for one of the students at the school this morning: Read more.

By - 11/23/16 - 11:01 am

Among those at a protest outside the nearly complete Spectra Energy transfer station in West Roxbury this morning: Mayor Marty Walsh.

By - 11/23/16 - 9:55 am

A Lowell man will spend 24 days in federal prison after acknowledging he logged into the network of the computer-services that fired him and deleted data on a key server - and then repeated the process when he was charged with a crime, only this time doing the same thing to clients of the company. Read more.

By - 11/23/16 - 9:15 am
Read of 36 Hall St. in Jamaica Plain after fire

Rear of 36 Hall St. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 36 Hall St. at 4:22 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire.

The department identifies the cause as: " careless disposal of smoking materials, 1st floor rear porch." Read more.

By - 11/23/16 - 9:06 am

Updated with arrest info.

Boston Police report that officers responding to a report of a man with a gun outside the Dublin House, 7 Stoughton St., around 12:30 a.m. had ordered a driver to stop when he sped off. Read more.

By - 11/23/16 - 12:02 am

Around 11:50 p.m., a man entered the Walgreens on Warren Street with a gunshot wound to the hand. He may have been shot a couple blocks away, on Weldon Street.