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French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.
By - 3/18/15 - 10:56 am

The operators of the Tavern in the Square outpost in South Station want to add a second food and drink outlet: A Mexican restaurant.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Tavern in the Square's three owners buy the liquor license from ... Read more

By - 3/18/15 - 9:32 am

After seeing Alex Wheeler's photo of Green Line parking skill, the judges have closed this week's round.

By - 3/18/15 - 7:29 am

Kelso asks:

Best bars in the downtown Boston area for March Madness for Thurs and Fri? More TVs the better!

By - 3/18/15 - 7:27 am

WBUR reports on a study that found Boston is the third most unequal city in the country in terms of income:

In 2013, the richest Boston households - those at the 95th percentile - took home $239,837 in income, while those at the 20th percentile made just $15,952.

By - 3/18/15 - 7:24 am

The Globe reports on a study by an institute at UMass on all the economic benefits we'd see - but don't worry, the institute isn't directly affiliated with UMass Boston, which has strongly supported the games and stands to get its first dorms out of the deal. The study does caution we should be concerned about public expenditures and Olympics fever sucking the life out of projects and development in the rest of the state.

By - 3/17/15 - 9:58 pm
Exploded water main above Green Line in Brookline Hills

The Green Line's newest water feature.

Update, Wednesday, 6:20 a.m. The MBTA reports the D Line is back in service.

Grace Holley reports tonight from Brookline Hills, where a loud explosion shortly after 8:30 p.m. was followed by a torrential waterfall from a newly burst water main right above the... Read more

By - 3/17/15 - 8:04 pm
Boylston Street in the Fenway shut down

High winds are wreaking havoc across the area. Joseph Couture looked out his window to see Boylston Street shut between Jersey and Kilmarnock streets in the Fenway around 7:40 p.m. - as firefighters went to the top of one of the street's construction sites... Read more

By - 3/17/15 - 6:52 pm
Clarendon Street shut at the Hancock Building in Boston

Clarendon shut. Photo by Teddy Kokoros.

A cracked window on the 35th floor of the Hancock Building around 5:30 p.m. prompted authorities to close Clarendon until the window could be secured. The street was re-opened about an hour later.

Earlier at the Hancock.

By - 3/17/15 - 3:39 pm

Shamus Moynihan's posted a couple of photos from Day Street in Jamaica Plain that prove just how disgusting our receding snow mounds have become (oh, and here's another).

Ed. note: I chose not to post either of the photos, but you can either use your imagination or you can click on the links to see dirty diapers on top of snow.

By - 3/17/15 - 3:14 pm

A Braintree man admitted today he walked across the tracks from one platform to the other at Andrew Square station on Sunday - narrowly avoiding getting flattened by a train entering the station at the same time.

In exchange, a South Boston Municipal Court... Read more

By - 3/17/15 - 2:41 pm

A Roxbury Municipal Court judge set additional bail of $150,000 for Shaun Harrison at his arraignment today on two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm and single counts of trafficking in cocaine, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of a firearm in the... Read more

By - 3/17/15 - 2:35 pm

Police are looking for three people for a knifepoint robbery around 2:20 p.m. in back of the O'Bryant School on Malcolm X Boulevard.

The suspects are described as a Hispanic male, 5'6" in a gray hoodie and sweatpants, a Hispanic male, 5'8" in jeans and a blue NorthFace jacket with a white hoodie underneath and a black male, 6'2" in a black hoodie and white sneakers.

They stole their victim's iPhone, then ran off.

By - 3/17/15 - 1:47 pm
Angry parking note

Ted Dobbin reports spotting this note yesterday on the remains of a snow mound at 6th and Cambridge streets in East Cambridge. One can only hope it's been there awhile, because to think that it might have just shown up yesterday would be kind of depressing.

By - 3/17/15 - 10:41 am

Village 14 reports the Newton Board of Aldermen has voted to transmogrify itself into the Newton City Council effective Jan. 1.

Ed. note: Boston had a board of aldermen - and a common council - until 1909, when a new city charter replaced both with a single city council.

By - 3/17/15 - 10:00 am

TransitMatters reports on an advisory the T has sent to its corporate customers.

Tim Lawrence adds:

Corporate pre-tax MBTA passes will be getting the 15% discount. It's your employer's responsibility to adjust your contribution.

By - 3/17/15 - 9:11 am

The Boston Business Journal reports Massport will use some land it bought from the MBTA between E. 1 Street and the Reserved Channel for a "freight corridor" that should take trucks off E. 1 and to build a 4.5-acre park.

By - 3/17/15 - 7:58 am

A federal appeals court yesterday upheld a jury verdict that two local hospitals and their researchers did not commit fraud in winning $12 million in federal grants to study Alzheimer's disease.

Kenneth Jones, a statistician initially involved in the study, had filed a whistleblower suit... Read more

By - 3/17/15 - 6:29 am

The Herald recaps the testimony from the Tsarnaev trial. Kevin Cullen: So Tamerlan Tsarnaev didn’t have to die, after all. Gelzinis: writes the younger brother didn't have what it took to be a martyr; also tells us why the owner of the boat he was found in never used it for fishing.

By - 3/16/15 - 11:33 pm
Broad Squad notice hanging in South Boston

Steve Schult noticed this notice on K Street tonight about a pilot ABC plans to film in South Boston about Boston's first crop of women cops in the 1970s. Deadline Hollywood describes the premise:

Dubbed “The Broad Squad” by the local press, they

... Read more
By - 3/16/15 - 8:37 pm

The Globe reports on whistleblower lawsuits by two former employees of the Cooperative Bank, based in Roslindale, alleging malfeasance by bank officials - in particular, hiring a dentist with no banking experience as president and then, when that didn't work out, hiring a new president who used employee checking accounts for cashing large numbers of personal checks.