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* French Toast Alert Level: 5 Slices/Severe. Explanation.

By adamg - 1/28/22 - 11:27 pm

New District 4 (Dorchester, Mattapan, bits of Roslindale and JP) Councilor Brian Worrell is offering $10 gift certificates to Fields Corner's Chill on Park to anybody in his district under 18 who sends in a photo of a hydrant they've shoveled out. Worrell credits former District 6 (JP, West Roxbury, Mission Hill) Councilor Matt O'Malley for the idea.

By adamg - 1/28/22 - 9:29 pm
The gathering storm at 7:40 p.m.

And here is our approaching friend, crossing the streams and bombogenesizing off North Carolina, as seen in this GOES-16 satellite photo around 7:40 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/22 - 9:02 pm

West Roxbury Main Streets alerts us that Sharon Korean Kitchen hopes to open next month at 1727 Centre St., the space left vacant when the Local 338 bagel place closed last fall. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/22 - 8:41 pm

After the snow ended in the Blizzard of '78, Mike Dukakis went on TV to discuss recovery efforts - wearing the best of his sweaters: Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/22 - 8:17 pm
Man picking up cones on the Charles River

Victor H spotted one of the heroes we need but don't deserve on the Charles River today, trying to collect the cones that somebody keeps tossing onto the ice from the Mass. Ave. Bridge because he really, really hates bike lanes. Read more.

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By adamg - 1/28/22 - 3:10 pm
Happy greetings at Harvard Square

John Overholt shows us the pillar of happiness at the Harvard Square T stop this morning.

By adamg - 1/28/22 - 12:32 pm
The gathering of the bread

JJKrawczyk couldn't help but notice the gathering of the bread at the Lexington Stop & Shop this morning.

By adamg - 1/28/22 - 10:42 am

"It's going to be a big one!" Mayor Wu said at a 10:30 a.m. press conference. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/22 - 10:24 am

A micro-controversy erupted at Wednesday's Boston City Council meeting when Council President Ed Flynn began assigning items to various committees without having first announced just what committees he'd decided to keep or create for tenure, let alone who would sit on them. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/22 - 10:19 am

Segun Idowu, the city's chief of economic opportunity and inclusion, breaks the news this morning to try to calm people worried about the impact of returning the wide avenue's median strips to public transit, only this time with buses instead of trolleys.

The City of Boston has no plans to put parking meters on Blue Hill Avenue.

By adamg - 1/28/22 - 9:07 am
French Toast Alert: Severe

We don't get many urgent weather missives in the middle of the night. But at 3:35 a.m., the National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for coastal Massachusetts, including Boston, starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday: Snow accumulations of up to 24 inches, high winds, the whole nine yards. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/22 - 10:06 pm

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Rascal King

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones announced they are breaking up:

After decades of brotherhood, touring the world and making great records together, we have decided to no longer continue on as a band.

By adamg - 1/27/22 - 8:54 pm
Barren cheese case at Chestnut Hill Wegmans

Molly the roving UHub photographer was at least mildly, if not sharply, surprised to see how barren the packaged-cheese case at the Chestnut Hill Wegmans was this evening. Are shoppers there bigger fans of grilled cheese than French toast, or is this just one of those general supply-chain issues that are all the rage these days and nothing at all to do with the Saturday storm?

By adamg - 1/27/22 - 8:14 pm
Heavy fire at Bowdoin and Washington in Dorchester

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 9 Bowdoin St. in Dorchester for what turned into a two-alarm fire around 6:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/22 - 4:25 pm

A Mattapan man in Roxbury who was loudly threatening a Rockville Park resident stabbed two neighbors who tried to break things up, leaving one of them to die of a stab wound to the chest, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/22 - 4:00 pm

A Massachusetts Appeals Court justice has order Boston not to carry out its Covid-19 vaccination mandate for city workers until she can review the situation. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/22 - 12:51 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a request from the owners of the Roslindale Variety Store, 4254 Washington St., next to PS Gourmet, to add beer and wine to their convenience-store offerings. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/22 - 12:35 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a liquor license for Park 54, a restaurant planned for 81 Fairmount Ave., in Hyde Park, where the Fairmount Grill, and before that, Townsend's, used to be. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/22 - 10:56 am

All the equipment parked at the northern end of Jamaica Pond is so Boston firefighters can do their annual training on how to rescue people who don't listen to them and go out on the ice anyway and then fall in: Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/22 - 10:43 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a new taqueria on Comm. Ave. in the heart of the ravenous BU campus, but rejected its proposal to stay open until 4 a.m. Read more.