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French Toast Alert Level: 2 Slices / Guarded. Explanation.
By adamg - 10/30/20 - 5:41 pm

Cristian Rivera, 21, was arraigned on charges he fatally shot Malik Gabbidon, 19, of Jamaica Plain, outside a house party on Thane Street in Dorchester early on June 23, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 4:21 pm

The state reported 1,488 new Covid-19 cases today, up from 1,243 the day before - and 708 on Oct. 1. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 2:40 pm

Faced with a possible temporary restraining order, the Secretary of State's office this afternoon agreed not to file any complaints with Twitter about anything Shiva Ayyadurai tweets between now and 9 a.m. the day after the election. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 1:27 pm
Overturned car on Rte. 9 in Wellesley

Wellesley Police reported around 1 p.m. that the driver of this car flipped on Rte. 9 eastbound just past Oakland Street. Only minor injuries, they report.

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 12:04 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Milk Street Cafe, one of Boston's few kosher restaurants and caterers, is closing up completely for the winter and will re-open in the spring due to Covid-19 concerns.

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 11:29 am

Brandon Bair, 32, a Jamaica Plain resident and emergency-room pharmacist at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, was arraigned yesterday on a variety of charges related to images allegedly found on one of his social-media accounts and discussions with another man in which they allegedly discussed raping the man's infant child, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 11:06 am
Message in the snow: Vote

June Politano reports she got a little bored while waiting for the bus on the Fellsway this morning, so she left a message for other riders.

Patrick Melrose, meanwhile, contemplated the mixed message of snow-covered pumpkins in Melrose: Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 9:54 am
Masts of the USS Constitution in the snow

On this first snowy morning of the season, Thomas Hook looked out his Charlestown window towards the masts of Old Ironsides.

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 9:38 am

WBZ reports a former director of national intelligence called the Russians the "New England Patriots of messing with elections," but he didn't specify whether he meant the 2016 Patriots or the 2020 Patriots.

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 9:33 am

WBUR takes a look at the state's new data on how Covid-19 is spreading and finds that for all the social-gathering cases, it's really in small batches in households that are helping the virus get around: Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 8:47 am

"Oh, rats!" Coach Bolster was no doubt thinking at DTX this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 10:21 pm
Police investigate gunfire in South Boston

Police at the scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Shortly before 10:15 p.m. on Orton Marotta Way in the area of Joyce Hayes Way in the D Street development. At least one car and one building hit.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 9:45 pm

Pru management sent a memo to tenants that they can expect to see boarded-up entrances, barriers and increased security starting today.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 9:31 pm
Snow map for Massachusetts

Latest snow-total prediction map from the National Weather Service.

As you can see, the National Weather Service is now predicting 1 to 2 inches of snow in the Greater French Toast area, with up to 3 inches possible in the more remote sections, such as West Roxbury and Hyde Park. There's a winter-weather advisory out for the areas west and north of 128

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 9:20 pm

The town of Winthrop reports it has identified a third cluster of Covid-19 cases, this time linked to the Winthrop Golf Club, which has resulted in at least six cases among people who were there last weekend. Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 5:54 pm

WBZ reports the death of the proponent for people with spinal injuries - who suffered permanent paralysis just 11 seconds into his first game for the BU hockey team in 1995.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 5:19 pm

The Bedford Citizen reports that Bedford announced today it's shutting its high school to students, in part because of evidence of "in-school transmission of COVID-19 at Bedford High School," in part because of evidence that despite all the warnings, a number of students continue to party like it's no big deal.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 5:08 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the group that owns the Kinsale across from Boston City Hall and the Asgard in Central Square have reached a deal with their landlords to re-open the two bars in the spring.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 4:22 pm
Truck driver stopped before storrowing

Rob C reports the driver of this big rig realized in time what he was about to do and so saved his job and the time all the motorists around him would have lost and stopped before taking that dip onto Storrow Drive. "It was super awkward," at least, he adds.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 3:24 pm

Boston Police report a man they initially tried to stop to give a ticket for driving a moped without lights on wound up being arrested and charged on a variety of charges once they got him under control on Fairland Street in Roxbury yesterday evening. Read more.