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French Toast Alert Level: 1 Slice / Low. Explanation.
12/16/18 - 8:27 pm

Adam Reilly wonders:

Best spot in Boston for matzo ball soup, ideally available to go?

12/16/18 - 2:52 pm

WMFO, 91.5 FM in Medford, played two straight hours of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" this morning - including the versions by Leon Redbone and Zooey Deschanel and Michael Buble and Miss Piggy.

H/t Ron Newman for noticing, since here at UHub World Headquarters, we get WMLN in Milton on 91.5.

12/16/18 - 1:56 pm
Santa on a bicycle on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay

Steven D. Schmitt watched a Christmas bike parade down the Commonwealth Avenue Mall in the Back Bay today.

But where were his reindeer? Over in Somerville for the Jingle Bell 5K: Read more.

12/16/18 - 1:39 pm
12/15/18 - 11:18 pm
Antoine

Boston Police report tracking the man wanted for the June double murder of Wilfred Peters and Jeffrey Montaque on Fanueil Street to a Jonesboro, GA trailer home.

Police report they arrested Nicholas Antoine of Roxbury with the help of the US Marshals and Jonesboro police on Friday.

Innocent, etc.

12/15/18 - 9:19 pm
168 Beacon St. fire scene

168 Beacon St. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire caused an estimated $500,000 in damage to 168 Beacon St., between Berkeley and Clarendon streets. Read mroe.

12/15/18 - 3:37 pm

Kaitlin wonders where she can get some mulled wine in this burg, does not specify if she wants it heavy on the cinnamon and light on the cloves.

12/15/18 - 3:14 pm
West Roxbury Parkway rollover

A driver managed to roll his SUV over on West Roxbury Parkway just north of Washington Street around 1 p.m. B2 Beighlie, who came upon the scene and got pictures, reports the driver was walking around afterwards, but apparently had a sneaker come flying off during as his vehicle wound up on its side. Read more.

12/15/18 - 11:36 am
Google Jeffrey Epstein

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about the graffiti on the Quincy School in Chinatown that's been there for a week. To save that person and you the trouble, Epstein is the jet-setting billionaire pal of both the current president and Bill Clinton who also happens to be a convicted sex offender with a taste for underage girls, who reached a nice plea deal with the then US Attorney who is now secretary of labor.

12/15/18 - 11:21 am

Coffee Break Cafe quietly opened this week on Truman Parkway at Fairmount Avenue, in the spot vacated by Bean and Cream. It's the fourth outlet for the Quincy-based coffee shop.

12/15/18 - 11:07 am

The Bay State Banner reports on the proposals filed with the Boston Department of Neighborhood Development for several vacant lots in Dudley Square.

12/15/18 - 11:05 am

Anybody who turns in a gun to BPD today will get a $100 Target gift card in a gun buyback to honor the memory of the children and teachers who died at Sandy Hook. Read more.

12/15/18 - 12:45 am
Devon Street fire

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire that started in a multi-family house at 159 Devon St., off Columbia Rd., spread to 161 Devon St. Read more.

12/14/18 - 8:59 pm

Jack Sullivan noticed that boston.com yesterday ran a transcript of some interview Gisele Bundchen did with James Corden - a transcript the Globe site then picked up - that includes the following sentence that would seem to indicate its copy editor stopped reading a bit too soon: Read more.

12/14/18 - 3:28 pm

State senators and representatives from either side of the Longfellow Bridge want the state to keep the "flex posts" that separate the Longfellow bike lanes from cars over the winter. Read more.

12/14/18 - 1:45 pm

The MBTA will hold a drill inside the Riverside Line's tunnel between Kenmore and Fenway stations between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday: Read more.

12/14/18 - 12:04 pm

Cambridge Police report officers were dispatched to a location on the 1100 block of Mass. Ave. in Harvard Square and to companies on Memorial Drive and First Street yesterday for bomb threats that turned out to be part of a national wave of bomb threats.

12/14/18 - 11:22 am

Medford Police report a black bear has been visiting the Lincoln Street area for at least a month, but that nobody notified authorities until 2:45 a.m. today, when a resident at 114 Lincoln Rd. called 911 to report a "medium sized bear" making quite a commotion in the area where the resident keeps trash. Read more.

12/14/18 - 10:40 am
Proposed Ferris wheel at the Charlestown Navy Yard

Upton + Partners's proposed Ferris wheel.

The BPDA is looking for ways to spruce up the Charlestown Navy Yard and turn it into a destination for people who have already seen Old Ironsides - with more art, history and use of the water. Earlier this week, the agency released copies of presentations from several design firms with ideas on how to "activate" both the water's edge and the three-mile Harborwalk section that runs through the Navy Yard. Read more.