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French Toast Alert Level: 2 Slices / Guarded. Explanation.
1/22/19 - 3:39 pm
Pena

A resident of the Bunker Hill housing development was charged today with kidnapping Olivia Ambrose, 23. Police Commissioner William Gross said Ambrose was found, alive in Victor Pena's apartment at 49 Walford Way.

Gross said detectives are now looking at whether Pena, 38, is involved in any similar incidents - and are still trying to find the second man spotted with him and Ambrose Saturday night. Read more.

1/22/19 - 4:16 pm

"Got us again!" the Italian seafood place sighed today. They're offering a $100 reward for the return of the pilfered art.

1/22/19 - 2:56 pm

UPDATE: Both firefighters and police departed the tracks at 3:05 p.m.; service resumed around 3:35 p.m.

Boston firefighters are on scene trying to extricate the person.

The MBTA reports it is running shuttle buses between JFK/UMass and Park Street.

1/22/19 - 2:34 pm
Person of interest in disappearance of Oliva Ambrose

Wanted for questioning

Olivia Ambrose

UPDATE: Ambrose found alive in the Bunker Hill development.

Boston Police have released a timeline of Olivia Ambrose's movements the night she disappeared and two photos of a man they want to question about her whereabouts.

According to police, Ambrose was seen leaving Hennessy's on Union Street at 11:04 p.m. on Saturday:...

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1/22/19 - 1:42 pm

Associated Press profiles Wilson Menashi, a New England Aquarium volunteer who works with octopuses.

1/22/19 - 12:35 pm

The Boston Public Works Department is responding to a flood of complaints about space savers - from South Boston, East Boston and Dorchester, in particular - with the same answer: Crews will pick up the cones, chairs and other detritus on the streets' regular trash pickup days. Read more.

1/22/19 - 11:41 am
Orchard Gardens School parking lot

ND reports on the state of the staff parking lot at the Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School in Roxbury this morning:

I hope other schools fared better than we did - this is our staff parking lot at arrival this morning.

1/22/19 - 9:04 am

Complaints are ice-flowing into 311 about unshoveled sidewalks across our frozen tundra of a city, from Brighton to Charlestown to Jamaica Plain (where ice is ice, says Stan) and to the yuppie-encrusted ways of South Boston, where one disgruntled citizen gets particularly irate about condo owners: Read more.

1/22/19 - 8:56 am

Danielle reports she had to do a bit of backwards commuting on the Orange Line this morning:

Typically take the Orange Line from Ruggles to Back Bay. Severe delays and overcrowding. Now heading outbound to Forest Hills to catch a train to back bay. What a joke.

1/21/19 - 11:00 pm
Charles River encased in ice

Rick Macomber reports:

The crackle of breaking ice pierces the silence as this boat slowly pushes through the frozen Charles River last night

1/21/19 - 9:26 pm

Reminder: The NWS folks are not getting paid during the Trump shutdown.

1/21/19 - 5:48 pm
No lights, no heat

Passengers on an outbound Fitchburg Line train had to endure two hours on a cold, unlit train stuck in Weston this evening - and then 15 minutes standing outside in single-digit temperatures waiting for a relief train. Read more.

1/21/19 - 2:29 pm
Missing woman
Olivia Ambrose

UPDATE: Found alive in Charlestown.

NBC Boston reports on the disappearance of Olivia Ambrose, 23, a new Jamaica Plain resident last seen outside Hennessy's on Union Street around 11 p.m., Saturday.

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1/21/19 - 9:28 am

The Boston Licensing Board this week considers a request from a Newton restaurateur to turn the failed Agoros pizza place at 356 Chestnut Hill Ave. into a bar and grill. Read more.

1/20/19 - 10:35 pm

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Orange Line due to signal problems at Oak Grove.

1/20/19 - 10:13 pm

Never doubt 12.

1/20/19 - 7:43 pm

The MBTA reports Orange Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to a recalcitrant Orange Line train.

1/20/19 - 7:17 pm
Smoke in Kendall Square station

Hazed and confused at Kendall. Photo by Luke Ward.

The MBTA reports Red Line delays of up to ten minutes due to a train with "mechanical issues" at Kendall that belched a lot of smoke.