Labor Day

By - 9/4/15 - 9:32 am

For the Greater Boston Labor Council Labor Day Breakfast at the Park Plaza. So if you have any reason to visit that area, you might want to do it well before Monday morning.

H/t Adam Castiglioni.

By - 8/28/15 - 5:59 pm

DCR, MassDOT and State Police say that since 2007, there have been 25 recorded storrowings on Storrow and Memorial drives and Soldiers Field Road on weekends during which students flow into and out of the city. Read more.

By - 9/1/14 - 1:57 pm
Labor Day parade in Boston's Park Square.

Leslie Jones photographed the Labor Day parade through Park Square in 1920, back when "Labor Day Parades were common."

Photo from the BPL's Leslie Jones collection used under this Creative Commons license.

By - 8/30/14 - 2:37 pm
Quint Avenue in Allston

A concerned citizen reported this situation on Quint Avenue around 2:25 p.m.

By - 8/30/14 - 2:02 pm
Moving day in Boston's North End

Jesse Haley shows us a moving scene during the St. Anthony's Feast in the North End today. Looks like nobody had yet started the ceremonial stuffing of the couch cushions with dollar bills.

By - 8/29/14 - 6:39 pm
Truck crash on South Huntington Avenue

Gordon Hallett came upon the aftermath of a rental truck rear-ending a car on South Huntington around 6:20 p.m. today.

By - 8/31/13 - 6:54 pm

Good God, Lion!

About the only thing that could improve this coffee table would be a large leg lamp standing next to it.

By - 9/1/12 - 7:17 pm

Allston still life

We walked the merry streets of Allston today as thousands of students moved in - many with the help of parents, and under the watchful eye of ISD inspectors, police and signup-mad, red-shirted Comcast reps. Here are some photos.

By - 9/1/12 - 9:44 am

Twin Donuts

Greg Hun found the perfect spot to watch the dawn break on Allston Christmas - a window seat at Twin Donuts.

By - 8/28/12 - 8:25 am

OK, so we had a stuck truck on Saturday, but really, that was just a prelim. Place your wagers on times and spots for the Labor Day Weekend Storrow Pool.

GlenDiesel, meanwhile, suggests a new Boston fall tradition:

I want to drink a pumpkin beer on top of a bridge over Storrow Drive that has a moving truck stuck underneath it

By - 9/3/07 - 8:32 am

So of course the Brooks Pharmacy on Washington Street in Roslindale is out of charcoal but has a large selection of Halloween candy.

By - 9/2/07 - 10:24 pm

Truck BehindDarkEyes grumps:

I got stuck in my apartment because a family was moving their kid in and blocked the stairwell with all their crap.

Riggs reports from the Green Line:

This chubby little broad starts asking how to get off the trolley. Everyone tells her to go to the front of the car.

She doesn't seem to understand which way that is. Instead she starts pushing on the (closed) door. When it doesn't open, she projectile vomits into the stairwell. ...

Ian watches as a couple of students who somehow wound up in Melrose get busted for having an MBTA bus-route sign (route 136, to be exact) in their trunk.

Photo: Lorianne DiSabato captures your basic scene in Cambridge.

By - 9/1/07 - 5:08 pm

Andrew Teman notices the Smartraveler report: Stuck truck at the Storrow tunnel inbound. Zachens reports:

It was less stuck and more torn open like a can of tuna.

By - 8/31/07 - 3:42 pm

Shelley spots the first U-Haul truck on Storrow Drive. OK, granted, the truck didn't actually get stuck or flattened, but it was on Storrow Drive, backing up. So when's the first pancaking of the weekend?

By - 8/31/07 - 8:57 am

boxes 'n' stuffFabulously Out There reports from the fabulous streets of Eastie:

... Someone with GREAT taste is clearly moving out of her apartment and I guess some of the stuff she didn't want to take or didn't have room for are now on the sidewalk. I scored almost 10 books. Several art books, novels, a brand new Lonely Planet Guide for China...YAY! I also scored a kick ass lamp. ...

No known connection to the trash, but she also reports a Kate Hudson sighting at East Boston High.

Photo of the scene near Tufts by Sixes & Sevens.

Jason reports on the scene last night in Hudson-free Brighton, where he was helping a friend move:

... Evidence of people moving was already in full effect, with boxes and discarded furniture on the streets, moving trucks and pickups double-parked, and people carrying lots of stuff into and out of buildings. ...

Michael Pahre also surveys Brighton:

The U-Hauls have started circling the block, and double-parked cars and trucks are all over the neighborhood already. I've already gotten stuck behind two double-parked cars on the Comm Ave carriage road. Walking is always a better way on days like this.