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French Toast Alert Level: Low. Explanation.
By - 1/8/18 - 8:46 am
Flooded Congress Street in downtown Boston

Cybah got downtown early enough today to watch the rapids on Congress Street, between City Hall and Faneuil Hall, caused by a broken water main.

Nate Morrow arrived in time to watch the repair crew at work: Read more.

By - 1/8/18 - 8:43 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to a train that flunked out at Harvard.

By - 1/7/18 - 10:38 pm

Boston Police report arresting Marquis Martin today for the October 29 murder of David Cole in the Columbia Point complex. Read more.

By - 1/7/18 - 9:22 pm
Man standing on ice on the Charles River

Jim Bishop admits he found it surreal to see a man standing on the Charles River today.

By - 1/7/18 - 7:51 pm

The T is advising people to add an extra 15 to 20 minutes to their morning commutes to account for the sort of delays you might expect on a system that still has problems dealing with frigid temperatures and heavy amounts of snow.

Train 900 (the 6:20 a.m. train from Stoughton) and Train 401 (the 6:25 a.m. train from Boston to Fitchburg) have been canceled. Read more.

By - 1/7/18 - 7:37 pm
Snowman on the Esplanade

Melissa Sullivan reports the snowman somebody built without snow survived the blizzard, if barely.

Snowman in balmier days: Read more.

By - 1/7/18 - 3:40 pm
Space saver in Jamaica Plain

Best space saver in JP, on Woodman Street. Photo by Joe Growhoski.

5 p.m. marks the 48-hour period after the end of the official Boston Blizzard of 2018 Snow Emergency, and that means you have to get your space savers off the streets by then. Don't everybody rush out all at once, though.

By - 1/7/18 - 3:09 pm
Repeating Kiss 108 logo

Listeners to IHeartMedia's Kiss 108 this morning learned one of the dangers of stations automating their operations: The station's news reports (shut up, yes, Kiss 108 has news reports) kept repeating "breaking" news of the Las Vegas massacre, which, of course, happened back in October. Chris taped one of the "news" broadcasts, says it was repeated at least five times today and says the station may have been running the same report since Friday. Read more.

By - 1/7/18 - 2:41 pm

John Carroll ponders coffee, selling for $10.99 a bag, that features Howie Carr's rictus on the front.

By - 1/7/18 - 2:26 pm
Seagull in sea smoke in Boston Harbor

Kelley Hand braved the single-digit temps at Christoper Columbus Park this morning and got to watch seagulls in the sea smoke in Boston Harbor.

Jocelyn also scanned the sea smoke on the harbor.

By - 1/6/18 - 10:43 pm

The MBTA reports "severe" delays on the Red Line due to a dead train at North Quincy. This comes after an Orange Line train died near North Station.

By - 1/6/18 - 10:35 pm
Allston Street fire

Fire goes through the roof on Allston Street. Photo by KMV.

Boston firefighters responded to 7 Allston St. in Dorchester at 10:05 p.m. for what turned into a five-alarm fire in a three-family building - in 3-degree temperatures - that also damaged a neighboring building. Read more.

By - 1/6/18 - 5:25 pm
Burst oil tank

The tank. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports an oil tank being refilled in a two-story home at 16 Tennis Rd burst this afternoon, sending roughly 170 gallons of the viscous liquid onto the floor. Read more.

By - 1/6/18 - 5:13 pm
Sun sets over the Charles River

John Gage took a moment to watch the dying sun over the frozen Charles before getting up on his tauntaun for the ride home. Read more.

By - 1/6/18 - 11:32 am

Some gormless git named Harley Tamplin, who writes for the UK version of the Metro, writes today: Read more.

By - 1/6/18 - 11:19 am
Skater on the Charles River

Mary Ellen spotted this skater on the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury a couple days ago.

Authorities, of course, recommend not skating on the Charles.

By - 1/6/18 - 10:26 am
12 Drayton St. fire

A fire at 12 Drayton Ave. that was called in around 3:50 a.m. displaced four residents and sent one firefighter to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury, the Boston Fire Department reports. Read more.

By - 1/6/18 - 12:22 am

At 9:28 p.m. on Friday, an outatowna in South Boston for the weekend to bar hop (OK, he or she actually said the purpose of the visit is to "bar hope," which works just as well) filed a 311 complaint about the locals: Read more.

By - 1/5/18 - 10:45 pm
BU bus spins out at Packards Corner

Jonathan Levitt spotted this spun-out BU shuttle bus at Packards Corner shortly before 10:30 tonight.

By - 1/5/18 - 8:56 pm
Icy Charles River

Ari Ofsevit gazed at the frozen wasteland between Cambridge and the Back Bay today.

Casie Gillette shows us the real ice joining the iceberg statues in Fort Point Channel: Read more.