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By adamg - 9/6/21 - 3:02 pm

On Sept. 6, 1886, Boston held its first Labor Day parade: Several thousand cigar makers, carpenters, painters, roofers, sheet-metal workers, mechanics, hat makers, newspaper pressmen and other workers started marching at 9:30 a.m. through Park Square and other parts of Boston Proper, ending up on Atlantic Avenue, where they boarded steamers for the ride to Downer Landing in Hingham - sort of the Salem Willows of its day - for a daylong picnic. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/18 - 6:00 pm
Somebody almost storrowed on Memorial Drive

Oh, so close! A roving UHub reporter watched a near-storrowing on Memorial Drive, at the Mass Ave. bridge underpass early this afternoon:

An MIT police officer saved the day, they flagged the college-aged U-Haul driver down and backed him up to the offramp to Mass Ave.

By adamg - 9/4/17 - 11:43 pm
18-wheeler

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.

By adamg - 9/4/17 - 1:02 pm

WFXT reports on the picket line that started this morning on Tremont Street downtown.

By adamg - 9/1/17 - 3:59 pm
U-Hauls everywhere in Allston

At 3:45 p.m., Chris in Boston reported:

Allston is officially gridlocked with U-Haul trucks.

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By adamg - 8/31/17 - 10:36 pm

'Tis the season, and this photo got Matthew Nash to thinking about what it all means:

'Twas the night before Allston Christmas & all through Beantown
not a six-pack was stirring, for they'd all been down'd.

Read more.

By adamg - 9/3/16 - 8:51 pm

It's fireworks to celebrate Boston Harbor or Labor Day or just our ability to shoot giant explosives into the air.

By adamg - 9/7/15 - 11:25 am
Labor Day parade in Boston in 1920

The 1920 Labor Day parade in Park Square, as photographed by Leslie Jones.

From the Boston Public Library's Leslie Jones collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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.

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