Drivers on the river roads seem intent to make up for last year's absence of good storrowings over Labor Day weekend. James Sappenfield spotted a spectacularly storrowed truck on Soldiers Field Road inbound by the Harvard Business School around noon.
A rental-truck driver brought Storrow Drive inbound to a halt around 4 p.m. with another storrowing that left his truck looking like an occult hand had had some fun with a giant can opener. Read more.
Many of the buildings sit on wooden pilings that only rot when exposed to dry conditions. The Beacon Hill Times reports on nascent concern in the area about the pilings.
Alex Carlson reports drivers stuck on Storrow Drive inbound can think the yutz who at least had the good graces not to storrow himself just past Cambridge Street but who is now trying to back his Ryder truck.
This Dedham resident says he's been coming up to Copley Square since May to show his support for the Republican nominee. He says most people ignore him, some take his photo, some give him the finger and a few wave. As we spoke, a woman in her 30s came up to him with a big smile, exclaimed "I'm going to vote for Trump, too!" "Tell your husband!" he exhorted her, then started yelling to passersby, as the Opera Singer Guy continued to belt out a song about 40 feet away: "A million-dollar woman! We've got a million-dollar woman right here!"
Damaskin was up early enough this morning to watch the sunrise over the Public Garden lagoon.
Avanti Salon, 20 Newbury St., is suing the owner of Avani Aveda Salon, 75 Newbury St. for trademark violations, saying the newer place's name is deliberately confusing. Read more.
Iâ€™d read enthusiastic reviews of the creme brĂ»lĂ©e, and hoped it would turn the mood. Unfortunately, the brulĂ©e tended more eggy than creamy without a hint of vanilla, and was disappointingly runny under an anemic burnt top. Iâ€™m not sure when confectionersâ€™ sugar was last considered a culinary flourish, considering that it comes in a $3 box at Star Market, but someone in the kitchen thought a couple shakes would look nice. Unfortunately, much of it went up my nose when I took the first bite.
When's the review of Durgin-Park?
Two Boston Police detectives walking down Newbury Street the evening of July 4th say they knew right away the guy sipping a Corona on a restaurant patio was underage - because they'd busted him for the same thing at Fenway Park in April. Read more.
So on one Sunday in August, when all the masters of the universe are down on the Vineyard or the Cape or the Hamptons or anywhere but here, Boston shut Newbury Street for a few hours so people could just amble up and down the street.
Many pearls were clutched and no doubt quills angrily put to paper by some merchants, such as the executive director of the Newbury Street League as quoted by the Globe: