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French Toast Alert Level: 2 Slices / Guarded. Explanation.
2/19/19 - 5:26 pm
Bernie and Phylls ad that clals other deals Fake News is met with pen scrawl asking them to stop normalizing Trump

Spotted on the Orange Line this morning.

2/19/19 - 4:13 pm

A judge in East Boston Municipal Court set bail today at $1,000 each for the three men arrested in Maverick Square Friday night after allegedly spotting them in face masks at night, with one holding a can of spray paint. Read more.

2/19/19 - 1:53 pm
Talk It Out

On Nov. 8, the Chez-Vous skating rink - right behind the B-3 police station - opened its doors for a police-sponsored teen event that started with police officers rapping with teens about relations between the two and concluded with some free roller skating. Read more.

2/19/19 - 12:23 pm

When a server at the Grand on Northern Avenue reported that one of the men at a table she was hosting had grabbed her buttocks and inserted a finger in her, her manager did not call the police or even kick them out. Instead, police detectives testified today - and the club acknowledged - the man said he would give the men "another chance" and let them stay and enjoy the Grey Goose vodka they'd ordered. Read more.

2/18/19 - 9:11 pm
Cross-country skier at Franklin Park golf course

Jim the roving UHub photographer spotted a cross-country skier "playing through" the 4th hole at the William Devine Golf Course in Franklin Park around 2:30 p.m. today.

But after the sun went down, Laura Castañón reports, the coyotes came out: Read more.

2/18/19 - 5:24 pm
Snow-covered witch hazel in the Back Bay

Derek Lessing spotted some snow-covered witch hazel on West Newton Street in the South End today.

Peter Wilson spotted a good-sized coyote racing somewhere across St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury: Read more.

2/18/19 - 3:05 pm
Two views of a truck that has had its roof peeled back by a Storrow Drive bridge

Roving UHub photographer Liz Robson got a good view of a freshly shaved box truck on Storrow Drive from the Fairfield Street footbridge this afternoon. The judges gave this storrowing high marks for style, but deducted points for the truck being empty and so having nothing to spew all over the road.

Jaili got a closeup of the newly jagged edges where the roof used to be on this good ol' truck out of Grapevine, TX: Read more.

2/18/19 - 12:55 pm
South End hawk

You really have to be careful in South End alleys these days - at least if you're no larger than a squirrel or mouse. John McLachlan reports this young Cooper's hawk keeps visiting the alley out back of his South End home.

Copyright John McLachlan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool.

2/18/19 - 9:18 am

Franklin Matters posts a report by the Norfolk County Register of Deed on January real-estate transactions in the county, which includes Brookline: Sales are down, both in volume and total value, and fewer people are taking out mortgages. But foreclosures are down as well.

2/18/19 - 9:13 am

The BU News Service reports a proposed 108-unit condo project next to the Hynes and partially over the turnpike will require about 16 months of construction that will affect traffic and that there will be periods where lane capacity on the turnpike there will be cut by 25%.

2/18/19 - 9:05 am
Car in the South End whose driver didn't clear the rear window of snow

Matthew Gilberti captured this charming South End scene this morning, reports three BPD cruisers, including the one pictured, drove by the snow-covered car without stopping its driver.

2/18/19 - 8:51 am
Proclaiming a day for George Washington in 1800 by John Adams

On Jan. 6, 1800, our own John Adams, then serving as president in the nation's capital of Philadelpha, declared a national day of mourning for George Washington, who had died less than a month earlier. The date chosen was Washington's birthday - Feb. 22.

Massachusetts declared its own day of mourning for Feb. 22 that year as well: Read more.

2/17/19 - 10:10 pm
Knocked over tombstones in West Roxbury cemetery

Some of the downed gravestones. Photo by Ken Martin.

WHDH reports more than a dozen gravestones were knocked down at St. Joseph Cemetery, between Baker and Lagrange streets in West Roxbury.

2/17/19 - 5:31 pm

WBUR reports on a hunger strike among local ICE detainees that began Friday. Read more.

2/17/19 - 1:59 pm

A concerned citizen took matters into his own hands this morning before filing a 311 complaint about a white-supremacist flier posted at Gallivan Boulevard and Dorchester Avenue that was different from the ones posted in East Boston:

Racist flyer posted on the corner of Gallivan and Dot Ave. I took down the flyer so there's no need for removal, but something needs to be done to address this incident of racism.

2/17/19 - 1:29 pm

Mayo Kaan, born and raised in Revere (he eventually became head lifeguard at Revere Beach), went to his grave in 2002 proclaiming he was the male model on which Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster based the Man of Steel (literally - click the link to see his tombstone). Read more.

2/17/19 - 11:27 am

State Police report a Haverhill woman died after her SUV crashed between exits 33 and 32 on I-93 southbound in Medford shortly before 7:30 p.m. yesterday.

State Police report Florence Bisson, 58, lost control of her GMC Envoy, crashed and was ejected from her vehicle.

2/17/19 - 11:23 am

WCVB reports a man was stabbed outside Taverna Medallo, 411 Chelsea St., around 2 a.m. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.