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French Toast Alert Level: 2 Slices / Guarded. Explanation.
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 2:30 a.m. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.

2/17/19 - 12:09 am

MassLive.com reports Asa Cooper, 28, was arrested on several charges, including assault with intent to murder.

Innocent, etc.

2/16/19 - 8:29 pm

Boston Police report arresting three out-of-towners in Maverick Square while looking for whoever put up those white-supremacist posters that went up a couple days ago in East Boston. Read more.

2/16/19 - 5:41 pm
Globe Direct circulars lying in the snow in East Boston

An annoyed East Boston resident files a 311 complaint about festering Globe Direct circulars:

Boston Globe Direct marketing is all over my neighborhood! Opting out does not stop the delivery. Also, their plastic bags are just as bad or worse as plastic shopping bags, which Boston already banned!

2/16/19 - 4:52 pm

Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA today tested "tiger dams" as a way to keep harbor water from cascading down the Long Wharf entrance to the Aquarium Blue Line stop in future nor'easters and other water-raising floods.

2/16/19 - 11:14 am

Cambridge Police report arresting Lionel Ivan Brathwaite, Jr., this morning for an incident in which police say he grabbed a pre-teen girl's arm and tried to force her and her sister into an alley. Read more.

2/16/19 - 10:55 am
Photos showing woman wanted for South Boston bank robbery

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force is looking for a woman who robbed the East Boston Savings Bank branch at 430 West Broadway on Wednesday, about 11 months after she last robbed the same bank branch. Read more.

2/16/19 - 10:19 am
Paula Sharaga

State Police have identified the woman killed in a crash with a truck at Park Drive and Brookline Avenue yesterday as Paula Sharaga, 69, of Cambridge.

Read more.

2/15/19 - 11:10 pm

Boston firefighters responded to 33 East St., off Dorchester Avenue, for a second-floor fire called in around 11 p.m., It was declared knocked down around 11:10 p.m.