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French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.
By - 11/14/18 - 9:00 am

With Redcoats firmly ensconced in Boston 250 years ago, they weren't going to tolerate major infractions among troops - such as desertion. J.L. Bell recounts the execution of Pvt. Richard Eames of the 14th Regiment on the Common for desertion.

By - 11/14/18 - 8:48 am

The MBTA reports delays of "up to ten minutes" on the Braintree Line due to a train that up and died near Quincy Center. Cat City, though, reports:

Been waiting for a train at Quincy Center for 30

By - 11/13/18 - 7:18 pm
Child rape suspect

Boston Police report they are looking for Edwin Fantauzzi, 30, of Lawrence, on charges he sexually attacked a child under 14 at 10 Hammond St. in Roxbury on Sept. 3.

Read more.

By - 11/13/18 - 7:00 pm

Signal problems from Orient Heights to Suffolk Downs caused major delays on the Blue Line at rush hours, the MBTA reports, adding the problems have been fixed.

By - 11/13/18 - 3:37 pm
Jackson Square car crash

The crashed cars. Photo by Matt E.

Somebody was shot seriously enough at 265 Centre St., next to the Jackson Square Orange Line stop to have the homicide unit called in around 3:30 p.m. Police are also investigating a car crash at Centre Street and Columbus Avenue apparently related to the shooting. Read more.

By - 11/13/18 - 3:04 pm

Airbnb, which ginned up a heavy-handed astroturf campaign to try to block city regulation of short-term rentals, is now trying another approach: A lawsuit charging Boston with heavy handedness of its own by attempting to violate both Airbnb's and its affiliates' free speech and privacy rights. Read more.

By - 11/13/18 - 12:46 pm

The Langham Hotel announced today it will be shutting March 31 for a year:

We will undergo an extensive renovation to reposition the property as one of the top historic hotels in the country.

H/t Katie.

By - 11/13/18 - 12:43 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether Alex's Market, 322 Talbot Ave. in Dorchester, deserves any punishment for the way a customer walked out of the store and immediately popped open one of the 25-oz. Natural Ice cans he'd just purchased and guzzled some down - and then handed another one to an acquaintance. Read more.

By - 11/13/18 - 12:04 pm

Boston Harbor Hotel managers said today they will no longer allow members of the public onto a dock on which it offers live musical performances after an August incident in which a couple fell off the dock into the briny shallow - ironically while dancing to the theme song from the movie "Footloose." Read more.

By - 11/13/18 - 10:53 am

The State House News Service summarizes a panel discussion with Rachael Rollins, newly elected Suffolk County DA and Liz Miranda and Nika Elugardo, both elected as state representatives.

Miranda said that as a candidate this year, she felt she was "fighting" against a party that she says should have been helping her.

By - 11/13/18 - 9:54 am

The Tufts Observer recounts the university's long history of taking opium-linked money, from donations from a member of the Cabot family to the building named after the couple who gave us OxyContin.

By - 11/12/18 - 10:24 pm
Boston from the air at night

Octr202 reports the ascent from Logan was a bit bumpy tonight, but the view made up for it.

By - 11/12/18 - 10:10 pm
Upscale yard sale

"First the condos and now the yard sales," Eileen Murphy sighs.

By - 11/12/18 - 12:01 pm
Chesapeake and Ohio passenger car at South Station

Adam Castiglioni took some photos of an old Chesapeake & Ohio passenger car that was parked at South Station today.

By - 11/12/18 - 10:49 am

The BU News Service profiles Cynthia Soo Hoo, the principal of the Josiah Quincy School, who grew up across the street from the school.

By - 11/12/18 - 9:19 am
Wrapped vehicle on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton

A concerned citizen can't wait for Christmas to find out what's under the wrapping on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton:

Is this legal? What is hiding underneath?

By - 11/12/18 - 9:13 am

When the temperature dips, Lisa Johnson's thoughts turn to clam chowder. And she's started the Chowdah Project to chronicle the New England specialty, from recipes to reviews of local chowder offerings.

By - 11/11/18 - 9:01 pm
Boston skyline and Tobin Bridge at night

Acraftymitch captured the Tobin and Zakim bridges and downtown Boston from Malone Park in Chelsea this evening.

Copyright Acraftymitch. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 11/11/18 - 4:26 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say backed into a cruiser, injuring the officer inside, and then drove right into an officer trying to get him to stop on Boston Street in Dorchester this morning. Read more.

By - 11/11/18 - 4:08 pm
Mooyah closed

Mooyah, next to the Jackson Square T stop, looks to be an Ex-yah now. Not only was it closed this afternoon, it's been stricken from the Mooyah Web site.

The outlet opened a little more than a year ago, several months after the second Grass Fed, in Forest Hills, closed. The original Grass Fed, on Centre Street, got a new owner, but has itself been closed for several months.