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French Toast Alert Level: Low. Explanation.
By - 2/15/17 - 10:02 am
Unplowed sidewalk on East Brookline Street

Neal Gaffey reports this sidewalk that runs along a Boston Medical Center building on East Brookline Street at Harrison has gone unshoveled despite multiple calls and tweets. BMC claims it's not their property, not their problem.

By - 2/15/17 - 9:56 am
Allston spacesaver

We're going to hope the Allston baby this belongs to has aged out of it, because thinking a parent would rip it away from a tot is just too horrible to imagine, especially a parent who clearly couldn't actually be bothered to clear out the space first. Zef spotted it on Comm. Ave. this morning.

By - 2/15/17 - 8:25 am

WCVB reports a dozen cars were damaged last night by voracious potholes on Rte. 1A.

By - 2/15/17 - 8:14 am
Tweedie-Sylvester nuptials

Allison Sylvester is a nurse at Tufts Medical Center, which yesterday posted congratulations to her on the occasion of her engagement to Todd Tweedie.

We wish the happy couple many years together filled with love, health, happiness - and sense of humor!

By - 2/14/17 - 8:40 pm

Patrick Keogan, 44, of Wilmington, today pleaded guilty to charges of threatening the Islamic Center of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury over Facebook, being a felon in possession of dozens of guns and ammunition and possession of child pornography. Read more.

By - 2/14/17 - 6:05 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports that New Balance's Brighton Landing project has landed a pizza place that will also offer candlepin bowling.

If you're old enough to remember when you could play bocce at a Boston-area pizza place, you probably remember when Brighton had Sammy White's.

By - 2/14/17 - 5:48 pm
West Roxbury Judge Kathleen Coffey

West Roxbury Judge Kathleen Coffey urges councilors to back more mental-health workers on the street.

Boston city councilors have started looking at expanding a program that uses mental-health workers to try to de-escalate confrontations between "emotionally disturbed" people and the police.

A proposal by Councilor Ayanna Pressley (at large) to add more workers to the existing Boston Emergency Services Team (BEST) won the backing of Police Commissioner William Evans and West Roxbury Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Coffey, who runs a special court session for people with mental illnesses facing criminal charges. Read more.

By - 2/14/17 - 1:14 pm
Bluejay on Boston Common

John Gage captured a bluejay (don't worry - just with his camera) on the Common today.

By - 2/14/17 - 1:09 pm

The Globe reports GE has told the city and state, nope, never mind.

Odds that the city and state will now stop looking for a place to put a heliport?

By - 2/14/17 - 1:03 pm

A man escorted out of West End Johnnie's on Portland Street shortly before closing on Nov. 11 says he suffered a broken nose and a fractured eye socket in an attack down the street by Trump haters who'd overheard him expressing his happiness at the election results two nights earlier. On Nov. 12, another man claimed he was jumped by more than a dozen Trump supporters and bouncers at Limelight on Tremont Street, whom he claims broke his nose.

Boston Police assigned a civil-rights detective to investigate the West End Johnnie's case, but say there is no evidence the Limelight victim was jumped by anybody, let alone 15 Trump...

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By - 2/14/17 - 12:38 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether any punishment is warranted for the underage BC students found with beers inside Agoros Bar and Grill on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Cleveland Circle and Umbria on Franklin St. downtown. Read more.

By - 2/14/17 - 12:14 am
South Boston note threatening to slash person's tires

A newcomer to Boston, unfamiliar with our quaint ways, found this note on her car after parking in a space designated for visitors in South Boston on Monday.

In East Boston, though, they dispense with the pleasantries and just slash the tires right away.

By - 2/13/17 - 8:51 pm
Cambridge suspect

Cambridge Police report a 66-year-old woman was robbed by a man on Friday who then broke into a store and took money from its cash registers early the next day: Read more.

By - 2/13/17 - 8:30 pm

Catxecutive Order asks:

Good place to buy hearty houseplants near Dot/Southie/Quincy? looking for a Valentine plant that won't die.

By - 2/13/17 - 5:46 pm
Arlington tree that came down

Photo by Arlington PD.

Arlington Police report a woman out for a walk with her young son was hit in the head by a falling tree limb at Bellevue and Morton roads shortly after 3 p.m.

The woman, 29, was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive, police say, adding her son, 3, was not injured. The tree also took down a transformer and power lines. Read more.

By - 2/13/17 - 5:36 pm
John Gearty

Transit Police report arresting a Cambridge man they say put on an angry show just outside the Ashmont T station during yesterday's storm.

Police say John Gearty, 29, was in the process of being ejected from the station around 4:30 p.m. for being loud and obnoxious "for no legitimate reason," when he decided to crank things up a notch: Read more.

By - 2/13/17 - 2:08 pm

Around 1:55 p.m. on Norwell Street between Park and Harvard streets. Several shell casings found at Park and Norwell.

By - 2/13/17 - 1:47 pm
Unshoveled driveway on East 6 Street in South Boston

A vexed citizen files a 311 complaint about a driveway and sidewalk on East 6 Street:

Please clean your condo it's bad enough all your cars are registered in New Hampshire so respect my town.