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French Toast Alert Level: Elevated. Explanation.
By - 11/14/14 - 10:10 am

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports it's looking for next of kin of three people whose bodies were stuffed into a Weymouth self-storage unit, along with nine other bodies, allegedly by an unlicensed Dorchester funeral director who now faces trial on 278 charges... Read more

By - 11/14/14 - 9:38 am

Forlorn bus by the side of the road. Photo by Raymond Ausrotas.

Shortly after 9 a.m., the looming BU Bridge helped the driver of one of those big tour buses suddenly realized that maybe those signs at the entrance to Soldiers Field Drive were for reals and he probably shouldn't have gotten on the road.

J. Alain Ferry reports. Fortunately for the drivers behind him, he was able to pull over into one of those rare break-down spots along the road.

By - 11/14/14 - 8:35 am
Car dusted in snow

Car in Arlington this morning. Photo by Chris Walton.

Well, we sure dodged that one, didn't we? But the French Toast Alert is staying at Blue/Guarded, thanks to this capital report by the NWS:

THERE IS A LOW PROBABILITY FOR MINOR ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW AND/OR ICE ACROSS INTERIOR SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.

By - 11/14/14 - 8:28 am

WBZ reports state figures show growth in the number of children going to school without their full course of vaccinations. A MetroWest mother who refuses to let her kids by vaccinated says she is tired of people yelling "herd immunity" at her, when the problem is not her precious, unprotected tots but people whose own vaccinations have worn off or never worked.

By - 11/14/14 - 8:11 am
NStar crew in the South End

Power workout at Shawmut and Rutland. Photo by Gugliemo.

Jaybee reports power is out in the Rutland/Shawmut area, and that an NStar crew working there tells him it has no idea when the power will come back.

Thank God for Flour Bakery.

By - 11/14/14 - 8:07 am

The Globe reports on an investigation launched after Pretty Things Beer alleged it was being kept out of at least one bar for refusing to pay for the privilege.

State law prohibits beer-tap bribery.

By - 11/14/14 - 8:04 am

The Tech reports on growing outrage over the way pedestrians can be mowed down along the river road.

By - 11/14/14 - 8:01 am

Associated Press reports Emerson officials are trying to find whoever's scrawling swastikas in campus buildings.

By - 11/13/14 - 11:28 pm

WBZ reports school officials took action after parents complained.

By - 11/13/14 - 7:12 pm

Dan Kennedy has the memo, which includes news the Globe is re-hiring Sacha Pfeiffer, who left the Globe for WBUR, and hiring Jon Chesto away from the Boston Business Journal.

Speaking of the BBJ, they're looking for an editor-in-chief.

By - 11/13/14 - 5:44 pm

A BFD district chief formerly in charge of procurement got a vendor to buy stuff for his own personal use, including a 52-inch HD TV, a gas grill, a living-room set, an elliptical machine and gift cards for Home Depot and Lowe, according to a... Read more

By - 11/13/14 - 4:22 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say they caught trying to break into his neighbor's apartment at 305 Cummins Highway shortly before 1 a.m. on Wednesday.

Although Anthony Wallace, 31, was charged with attempted breaking and entering in the nighttime, police say... Read more

By - 11/13/14 - 3:25 pm
Redd's and Tony's in Roslindale

The owner of the single-story Washington Street building that houses Tony's Market and Redd's in Rozzie wants to add two floors and put eight apartments in them.

Vincent Marino goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Nov. 25 to seek a variance because the... Read more

By - 11/13/14 - 12:20 pm

The newly convened commission charged with figuring out a way the city can permanently honor former Mayor Ray Flynn recently held its first meeting. According to a press release from City Council President Bill Linehan:

The Commissioners all came with ideas for how to best

... Read more
By - 11/13/14 - 12:09 pm

Transit Police report they are looking for a man on a moped they say pointed an apparent gun at the driver of a 41 bus at Dudley Street and Blue Hill Avenue the afternoon of Oct. 30.

By - 11/13/14 - 11:12 am

UPDATE: Kickstarter campaign now live.

The 128 Business Council thinks it has a way to get more city people out to jobs along Rte. 128: Build an online system to match people who've gone as far as they can on the T with... Read more

By - 11/13/14 - 9:48 am

A report commissioned by Boston Public Schools finds that even in a system where most students are now black or Hispanic, the deck is still stacked against those students - in particular, boys:

Inequities in opportunities for enrollment in rigorous learning environments - for

... Read more
By - 11/13/14 - 9:12 am
Fighter jets over Boston

Witold W stuck around to photographed the fighter jets this morning - they were a bit later than scheduled.

Roving UHub photographer Ted Schwartzberg also watched the flyover of Air National Guard jets in some media thing, on Beacon Street, near the Public Garden:... Read more

By - 11/13/14 - 7:47 am

The Globe reports local columnist Howard Louis Carr, Jr. has been granted a leave of absence from his radio show on WRKO.