Well, what do you know? There were several close calls, but no actual storrowings this weekend on either river road, at least as far as we could tell. One of the close calls came late tonight, when the driver of a Stop & Shop 18-wheeler, who you really would think would know better, started to turn towards Storrow Drive, before realizing the goof and backing up, as Ari Ofsevit shows us.
WFXT reports on the picket line that started this morning on Tremont Street downtown.
At 3:45 p.m., Chris in Boston reported:
Allston is officially gridlocked with U-Haul trucks.
It's fireworks to celebrate Boston Harbor or Labor Day or just our ability to shoot giant explosives into the air.
Boston Reddit is looking for the best Allston Christmas photos.
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.
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.
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.
A concerned citizen reported this situation on Quint Avenue around 2:25 p.m.
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.
Gordon Hallett came upon the aftermath of a rental truck rear-ending a car on South Huntington around 6:20 p.m. today.
Prairie Rose Clayton bids us a Merry Inman Square Christmas and a happy New Chair.
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.
Greg Hun found the perfect spot to watch the dawn break on Allston Christmas - a window seat at Twin Donuts.
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
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