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French Toast Alert Level: High. Explanation.
By - 1/13/15 - 2:44 pm
Jeffries Point proposal

Architect's rendering.

Two East Boston developers want to build 33 condos on what is now an overgrown old gas-station property at 320 Maverick St..

In their filing with the BRA, Joseph Ricupero and John Zirpolo said they would build 23 two-bedroom condos and 10 one-bedroom units,... Read more

By - 1/13/15 - 2:22 pm

Lawyers for the owners of the Lower Mills Pub on Dorchester Avenue are hoping the Boston Licensing Board gives them a couple months to unravel a tangled skein of legal issues left when longtime co-owner Nicholas Byrne died after a long illness five years ago,... Read more

By - 1/13/15 - 12:36 pm

UPDATE: Photos released of woman who might have used some of the credit cards in the stolen wallets.

Boston Police think they're closing in on a woman they say has been lifting wallets out of purses in Newbury Street and Boylston Street restaurants for... Read more

By - 1/13/15 - 12:06 pm

A woman swearing like a sailor, the man who insulted her and the glass of wine she threw in response earned Papa Razzi, 157 Newbury St., a formal hearing before the Boston Licensing Board today.

According to both police and the restaurant manager who tried... Read more

By - 1/13/15 - 8:03 am
Crazy traffic lights on Spring Street in West Roxbury

A concerned citizen senses something amiss with the traffic lights on Spring Street at the Shaw's, and hopes the city can fix it before there's some sort of clash:

Street light facing wrong direction. Should I stay or should I go?

By - 1/13/15 - 7:50 am
Mess on Storrow Drive in Boston

Storrow Drive around 7:25 a.m. Photo by Scott Lovejoy.

At least a couple crashes turned Storrow Drive into a parking lot this morning, with one major crash at the BU Bridge shutting Storrow westbound altogether.

Photo of the crash.

By - 1/13/15 - 7:44 am

WBUR reports on city efforts to turn an old sign shop in Newmarket Square into a replacement for all the shelter space lost when Long Island was shut in October.

By - 1/12/15 - 6:06 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports the MetroPCS on Centre Street was held up at gunpoint on Sunday.

The suspect was described as a white guy in sunglasses - as was the suspect in robberies of JP Auto Services on Centre Street on Jan. 3 and JP Variety Store on South Street on Jan. 6.

By - 1/12/15 - 5:11 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports a resident called 911 to report a "30 to 40 pound" raccoon stole into her house by way of the water heater. Sadly, Wicked Local Brookline does not tell us what happened next, because that's a story we'd read to the end.

By - 1/12/15 - 4:53 pm

A Revere man who allegedly plowed into a utility pole on Rte. 1A early Sunday, setting off a string of transformer explosions that shorted out power to surrounding areas and shut the road for much of the day, had bail set at $500 at his... Read more

By - 1/12/15 - 4:22 pm

Kristie Helms reports on her experiences so far toodling around town in her new Mercedes electric vehicle:

Charging hasn’t proven to be an issue - mostly because my employer has two chargers in the garage where I usually park during the day. When I need a boost on the weekend, I can plug into a regular outlet at home. Takes awhile longer, but gets the job done. There are also nearby public chargers at Forest Hills T Stop and at the JP Whole Foods.

By - 1/12/15 - 3:54 pm
Upside-down license plate

Ari Ofsevit forwards this photo of an unusual Massachusetts license plate (related?).

By - 1/12/15 - 3:26 pm

Todd Wallack asks:

How easy is it to find street parking in the South End nowadays?

By - 1/12/15 - 3:13 pm

UPDATE: The Suffolk County District Attorney's office requested $10,000 bail for each. Boston Municipal Court Judge Judge Catherine K. Byrne released them on personal recognizance.

Boston Police report arresting three men on charges they knocked a woman down on Beacon Street early Saturday and... Read more

By - 1/12/15 - 3:00 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today Suffolk County prosecutors can't get a look at Aaron Hernandez's cell phone because it's now in the possession of his lawyers and forcing them to hand it over would violate attorney/client privilege and Hernandez's right against self incrimination.

A... Read more

By - 1/12/15 - 11:02 am
Construction in a square in old Boston

But which square? The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo. See it larger.

By - 1/12/15 - 10:58 am

By Bodhi Films.

Via Jared.

By - 1/12/15 - 10:48 am

So, g, the tabloid supplement the Globe launched in 2008, is no more, with its stuff now showing up in a brand-new full-figured kind of regular section in the Globe. Comics were moved to the Metro section because where else are you going to put them?

Any thoughts from folks who still read the Globe on paper?