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The Roundup: Warm up with some wood-fired pizza

Before the last patches of snow finally melt, cozy up at these wood-fired pizzerias for a bit of warmth.Pastoral Pizza345 Congress St.617-345-0005pastoralfortpoint.comIf size matters, then Pastoral’s imported 6,000 pound wood-fired oven is the hands-down winner of all things pizza—it can cook 77...

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 8:28am

Walsh's transportation plan includes more bike lanes, additional 'smart' parking meters

Mayor Marty Walsh has announced a series of transportation initiatives Wednesday that will bring protected bike lanes to a stretch of Commonwealth Avenue and increase the number of mobile-app friendly parking metersHe also called for the elimination of towing cars who interfere with street sweeping...

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 2:28am

Review: SpeakEasy's 'Big Fish' doesn't make a big splash

After a lessthanstellar threemonth run on Broadway, “Big Fish,” a sweet movie-turned-musical, underwent an overhaul by its creative team in an effort to make the show more accessible to small theaters. Unfortunately, it still feels like a marginal musical adaptation of a touching story.For starters...

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 1:06am

When worlds collide: Keytar Bear and @BostonTweet team up

Two of Boston’s unsung heroes will come together Thursday to talk about their passions: tweeting and serenading crowds of MBTA commuters.The embattled but beloved Keytar Bear will join @BostonTweet’s Tom O’Keefe during a rare double appearance Thursday night at General Assembly Boston.Organizers...

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 1:04am

Plymouth fire kills man

A fire in Plymouth killed one man early this morning, the state fire marshal’s office has confirmed.The blaze occurred at a Sousso Lane multi-unit building, according to that office. The identity of the victim has not been released.A cause has not been determined, although a spokeswoman for the...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 8:25pm

Investigation continues into bomb device found in Milton home

Authorities are still investigating a bomb scare in Milton after police found a device rigged to explode if a certain light switch was turned on inside a Craig Street home.The device was found Tuesday afternoon; a bomb squad disarmed device and no one was injured.Milton Police Chief Richard Wells...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 8:18pm

Baker's education budget draws range of concerns

(State House News Service) --Favored spending initiatives that help reduce the strain on Massachusetts schools did not make it into Gov. Charlie Baker's annual budget proposal at levels desired by some of the lawmakers who will play key roles crafting next year's final budget.Baker's budget...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 7:37pm

Ted Cruz Boasted About Top Grades at Harvard, Only to Come in Third

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz loved to argue as a Harvard student and boasted he'd get the best grades in his class, only to lose out to two other classmates.In a series of exclusive interviews with Metro, several of his former classmates painted a complex portrait of the Tea Party's most beloved...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 5:00pm

Will Ferrell shows off cute sons at Hollywood Walk of Fame launch

Reuters –Comedian Will Ferrell cemented his place on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Tuesday by parading his three young sons around his newly-minted star plaque.Ferrell, 47, asked his sons Magnus, Mattias and Axel to take a lap around the star to show off how they looked "like a million bucks.""You...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 1:29pm

Mayor Walsh to hold Boston Twitter Chat

Social media savvy Bostonians areinvited to join a virtual conversation Wednesday with big man in City Hall - Mayor Marty Walsh.According to an announcement from City Hall,Walsh will host a 3 p.m.Twitter Chat to engage with constituents. Twitter users are welcome to submit questions and comments to...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 4:43am

4 tips for finding (slightly) cheaper rent in Boston

Cheap rent are words seldom spoken around Boston. Not even the recession could stem rising rents, and with Boston’s strong economy, and a high student and transient population, affordable housing will likely remain a thing of the past. Still, there is some wiggle room to reduce your costs.“You have...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 4:39am

Internal review finds Boston Public Schools acted justly in disciplining former English High dean

An internal investigation into a former Boston high school dean who stands accused of shooting a teen in the head over a drug dispute has found the school district acted justly in reprimanding the dean on three different occasions.However, the incident has triggered the school district’s interim...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 3:00am

Arlington 91-year-old killed on Mass Ave identified

Police have identified the 91-year-old pedestrian who was struck and killed on Mass. Ave in Arlington Monday.According to police, William M. Dotson was struck at 134 Mass. Ave. at around 11 a.m. by a Honda Civic driven by a 60-year-old Woburn woman. The driver’s name name has not been released....

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 1:29am

Boston 2024 endorses 2016 Olympic referendum

The man who is spearheading Boston’s Olympic aspirations has said his group will support a statewide referendum on the bid for the 2024 games in the fall of 2016.Boston 2024 Chairman John Fish made the statement at a Tuesday morning Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast. He said his group...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 9:02pm

Boston pest control sees uptick in service through brutal winter

Bitter cold and outrageous snowfall may have wreaked havoc on the city’s transit system and collective mood, but the record-breaking winter was good for Boston’s bug and rodent control companies.Whether you’re walking past the historic bricks on Beacon Hill, the old factories along the waterfront...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 5:15pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morning!Before you turned on your phone this morning, 148 were feared dead after a German airplane crashed in the French mountains.Angelina Jolie had revealed new cancer-prevention surgery. The White House called for an end to Israel's Palestine occupation, while ISIS enlistedchildren for...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 3:41pm

Preliminary investigation points to faulty gearbox in Sugarloaf lift accident

Mechanical failure in a gearbox is thought to have caused the ski lift accident in Maine that injured seven guests over the weekend.The accident at Sugarloaf occurred Saturday and prompted the evacuation of the King Pine lift. Now, the ski resort is saying preliminary findings point to a “major...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 1:20am

Alleged Zakim beacon thief held without bail

The homeless man who stands accused of stealing the red beacon off the top of the Zakim Bridge last month is being held without bail.Clifford W. Beckford, 34, was in Boston Municipal Court Monday, where he faced charges that included breaking and entering. The judge ordered him to be held for...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 12:52am

Mass. AG Healey details opposition to marijuana legalization

(State House News Service) --Attorney General Maura Healey detailed her opposition to legalizing marijuana on Monday while distinguishing that stance from her prior support for a voter referendum that decriminalized possession of up to one ounce of the drug."I supported the effort to decriminalize...

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 9:35pm

‘Disturbance’ injures four at Taunton State Hospital

An incident at Taunton State Hospital injured four people over the weekend.Details regarding the “disturbance” were scarce but police say a hospital staff member called 911 around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, saying a fourth floor unit may have been “compromised” and that the staff was considering locking...

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 9:29pm