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French Toast Alert Level: Low. Explanation.
By - 1/9/17 - 3:44 pm

Update, 4:20 p.m. Power back on.

Reports are coming in of power outages from Harvard Yard to MIT buildings.

Possibly related: A fire on Trowbridge Street.

By - 1/9/17 - 3:25 pm

Amrheins, 80 West Broadway, goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday to seek permission to stay open until 2 a.m. seven days a week.

The restaurant, which opened in 1890, is currently licensed to stay open until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 9 p.m. on Sunday.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. in Rm. 809 in City Hall.

By - 1/9/17 - 3:01 pm

Coming back on the ferry from Nantucket, Adam Markopoulos takes a photo of Bill Belichick and his girlfriend all cuddled and snoozing on the voyage and tweets it out. And then ESPN asks if it can run the photo "on all platforms." He replies:

No chance @ESPN, you started Deflategate.
DO.
NOT.
USE.
MY.
PHOTO.
#LoyaltyToBill
#LoyaltyToTom
#LoyaltyToKraft

By - 1/9/17 - 12:09 pm
Number of times Dan Shaughnessy has used the phrase tomato can in a column

Tomato-can references. Note: 2016 numbers include two 2017 columns because, hey, same football season.

If you're one of those people who just can't quit Shaughnessy, you might be thinking he's using the phrase "tomato can" a lot more these days. You might even think he's getting carried away with it and maybe should find another way to say "loser."

You'd be plum right. Read more.

By - 1/9/17 - 9:46 am

Shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Brookline Avenue near the Riverway. The officer got out OK.

Meanwhile, at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Hampden Street, a broken-down 18-wheeler has created girdlock.

By - 1/9/17 - 9:37 am

A smouldering underground power cable may be the source of the carbon monoxide that sent two residents of an East Boston apartment building to the hospital last night, the Boston Fire Department reports. Read more.

By - 1/9/17 - 9:16 am
Kochi Fighting Dogs

Associated Press reports Ramirez has signed a contract with the Kochi Fighting Dogs of Japan’s independent, four-team Shikoku Island League.

He last played professionally in 2013 for the EDA Rhinos of Chinese Professional Baseball on Taiwan.

By - 1/9/17 - 8:57 am
Crash at Bussey and South streets in Roslindale

Around 7:30 a.m., Chris found himself stuck behind this collision at Bussey and South streets in the Arboretum. The Globe reports a bus monitor was taken to the hospital for observation and that the one student on board was uninjured.

By - 1/9/17 - 8:44 am

Shortly before 7 a.m., Tatiana M.R. Johnson got to Stony Brook, took a look at the hordes on the Orange Line platform and issued the alarm:

hey folks just go home the orange line is a disaster

Read more.

By - 1/8/17 - 11:17 pm

Sandy's Variety Store, 378 Washington St., held up around 11:10 p.m. by a black man in his mid-30s, in a black hoodie and shoes and khaki cargo pants. Got cash and a carton of cigarettes.

By - 1/8/17 - 9:23 pm

Grass Fed Forest Hills served its last burger today, about a year after it opened up in the old Tonic space across from the T stop. The original Grass Fed, up on Centre Street, remains open.

By - 1/8/17 - 8:51 pm
Turtle Pond after the snow

Mark Smith and friends checked out Stony Brook Reservation's Turtle Pond today.

By - 1/8/17 - 3:51 pm
Sledding on a hill in Boston Common

Patrick McMahon spotted a sledder on Boston Common today.

Jessica Burko spotted a ton of sledders at Fallon Field in Roslindale: Read more.

By - 1/8/17 - 3:36 pm
Unshoveled sidewalk outside Spectra Energy site in West Roxbury

A roving UHub reporter noticed a new splash of green on the gate to Spectra Energy's new metering and regulating station at Grove and Washington streets in West Roxbury this afternoon. Read more.

By - 1/8/17 - 1:55 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) exhorts the young'uns:

Attn kids of Boston: Shovel out a fire hydrant & have your parents post a before/after pic. I'll send you a $5 gift certificate to @jplicks.

It's starting to work: Read more.

By - 1/8/17 - 10:48 am

A Haverhill man was stabbed in the back, shoulder and forearm during a brawl outside a Mass. Ave. nightclub around 12:30 a.m., Cambridge Police report. Read more.