French Toast Alert Level: Elevated. Explanation.


By - 12/10/17 - 2:07 pm
No dairy at Porter Square Shaw's

Lisa reports the cream, cheese and yogurt shelves at the Porter Square Star Market were empty today, not because of a frenzied rush by storm-maddened shoppers, but because something made the power go out to that section of the store and workers had to throw everything out.

By - 12/10/17 - 1:05 pm
Public Garden bridge in the snow

Kr McRae took a stroll through the Public Garden last night.

By - 12/9/17 - 11:28 pm
Steve Cooper with Devil Dogs

Local TV stations covered our first snowstorm of the season just like you'd expect: Reporters stood by the side of highways (I-93 in Andover seemed especially popular today for some reason), made snowballs, cleared off cars, climbed snow mounds and stuck rulers in the snow.

And then there was Steve Cooper on Channel 7. Not only was he next to I-93 in Andover, he reported while wearing snow shoes and goggles and holding ski poles - except for the moment captured by KMV, when he swapped out the snow poles for boxes of Devil Dogs and other pastries.

By - 12/9/17 - 5:55 pm
Boston Common in the snow

Damaskin looks out over Boston Common late this afternoon.

By - 12/9/17 - 4:50 pm
Snow in Charlestown

Garry Waldeck looks outside in Charlestown.

Earlier in the day, Leslee spotted a shovel crew getting ready on Newbury Street: Read more.

By - 12/8/17 - 9:33 am
Ship berthed at Conley Terminal in South Boston

Rick Macomber covers the waterfront:

The Helsinki Bridge cargo ship was towed by tugboats tonight from Boston outer harbor back to Conley Pier in South Boston after being torn away in the wind storm on Tuesday.

By - 11/29/17 - 10:31 am
Walsh at salt dump off I-93

Walsh addresses winter preparation at DPW salt and equipment area off I-93.

Mayor Walsh said this morning it's steady as it goes for the city's informal rule that lets residents save parking spaces they've shoveled out after the end of a snowstorm serious enough to require declaration of an emergency declaration. Read more.

By - 11/22/17 - 12:23 pm
Island in the mist in Jamaica Pond

The island at the north end of Jamaica Pond faded in and out of view during the rain late this morning.

Closer to shore, the coots were as plain as the rain rolling off their backs: Read more.

By - 11/21/17 - 9:54 am
Salt ship unloading in Chelsea

Matt Frank watched a salt ship unload in Chelsea Creek last night in preparation for the winter to come.

By - 11/19/17 - 2:01 pm

Marc Hurwitz shows us the angry sea at Hull this morning.

By - 11/12/17 - 11:41 am
Spraying fountain in Charlestown park

Quite the spray in Doherty Park in Charlestown

Looks like not all the water fountains in Boston got turned off before the first freeze, based on reports filed with the city 311 system over the past couple of days. Read more.

By - 11/11/17 - 9:58 pm
Frozen Brewer Fountain on Boston Common

Maria M. reports:

Boston wins the wicked big icicle contest today.

See the entire fountain, and larger.

Copyright Maria M. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 11/3/17 - 6:10 pm
Flowers in South Boston on Nov. 3

Eileeen Murphy enjoyed the flowers at the firehouse garden at K and 4 streets in South Boston today.

Wait, what? It's Nov. 3, not May 3? Read more.

By - 10/30/17 - 9:53 pm

The company currently reports 630 customers without power in Boston and 268 in Somerville, but says the majority should have power back by the stroke of 12.

By - 10/30/17 - 8:23 am
Wet turkey in Harvard Square

Lee McGuire spotted this bedraggled Meleagris gallopavo in Harvard Square this morning - and reports he wasn't alone.

By - 10/30/17 - 7:24 am
Flattened car in Roslindale

Flattened car on Primrose Street in Roslindale.

Trees fell, power lines snapped and cats raced through apartments looking for a safe space as the Great Sou'easter of 2017 roared through the state overnight. Read more.

By - 10/29/17 - 6:18 pm
The storm

A satellite view of the two storms smushing into one, taken at 2:45 p.m.


By - 10/29/17 - 12:35 pm

Are your hatches well battened down? The National Weather Service is warning now would be a good time to bring stuff inside.

More on the French Toast Alert page.

H/t Meryr for the headline.