Few tracks are requested as often by racing fans as Watkins Glen. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about Formula One or Barbie Jeep racing, people want to see it on Watkins Glen. Today, IndyCar fans got their wish: the series will return to upstate New York’s blue barrier’d behemoth on Labor Day weekend.
The race formerly known as the Grand Prix of Boston won’t be happening in Boston, reports the Boston Globe. The relationship between the city and race promoters had gone foul, and both are pointing fingers at each other as to why this race won’t work. Organizers are now looking for a back-up city for the race.
A train on Boston’s Red Line apparently left a station without an operator, the MBTA announced in a statement this morning. Hm. That’s not great.
For the Fung Wah Bus and its fans, the past two years have been a long and uncomfortable trip with seemingly arbitrary rest stops at a Burger King in New Jersey and maybe someone farting next to you or listening to music in really loud headphones. In December, the cheapo bus line said it was all set to resume…
Yesterday, we discussed how the centuries old USS Constitution was going to enter the almost equally as old Dry Dock #1 at what was once the Boston Naval Shipyards. Well, that event took place and was captured in a series of fantastic time lapse videos posted below.
After standing guard on Boston Harbor for nearly twenty years, the centuries old USS Constitution, the U.S. Navy’s symbolic flagship and floating museum will be put into her almost equally as vintage dry dock for inspections and repairs to her wooden hull and complex rigging.
A Bolt Bus caught fire on the Mass Pike this afternoon and exploded while commuters sped past in adjacent lanes in an incident that, TV reports say, resulted in no injuries but some pretty amazing television. New England Cable News caught the whole thing live:
As we deal with two winters in the U.S.—warm and dry out west, cold and snowy in the Northeast—exasperated Californians watched as Boston got nearly 100 inches of snow in a month. The storms brought up a common question among parched westerners: what would it take to ship Boston's snow to California?
The buried locale formerly known as the "city of Boston" has seen a record 80,000,000 feet of snow this winter, and with it, life has seen changes. Not all at once, and some of them have been very gradual. But the biggest change may be the source of all that commuter traffic. Namely, the vehicles lying on their sides.
As many of you know, I recently moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where – and I am told this by several longtime residents – the drivers are the worst. I find this interesting, however, because I had previously lived in Atlanta, Georgia, where many native Atlantans had assured me that local drivers are the worst.
After a short night of restless sleep, it appears that forecasters are still predicting the end of the world in the Northeast this evening. If you haven't panicked yet, you have several hours to do so before it's too late. Hug your children. Hoard booze. This is not a drill. Here's what you need to know to make it…
An elderly man was viciously attacked by another man at Boston's Logan International Airport on Saturday. Oh, and the attacker had fallen from the airport's women's bathroom ceiling. And he was naked.
A round of congratulations is in order for Boston, which just supplanted Washington D.C. as the home to America's absolute worst drivers. Great job, Boston!
It's probably too late now, but since the Red Sox have won three championships over the past 10 seasons, perhaps this advice will come in handy again in the near future: On the night of a possible World Series clincher, don't park anywhere near Fenway.
If you thought crass commercial tributes to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks were ill-advised, your jaw will be on the floor when you read what Boston's Logan International Airport did today: a fire drill, complete with actual smoke and flames. Ace move, folks!
A woman who allegedly ran a Boston Globe truck off the road while under the influence decided it would be a good idea to call a cop racist, threaten him with a voodoo curse, and show off how she was cheating the welfare system. Smart.
This probably takes the phrase "wrapping yourself in the flag" in a different direction than intended. But on Friday, someone driving Toyota Camry got a surprise when a large American flag hanging on the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge in Boston became detatched and fell in front of the car. Flags do…
One of my most persistent fears when I'm working underneath a car is that it's going to fall on me somehow. I know that's rare, but accidents happen, like they did to Adam Simmons of Plymouth, Mass. Fortunately, his daughter was there to LIFT THE FREAKING JEEP OFF HIM WITH HER BARE HANDS.
How much is parking really worth in a big, car-unfriendly city like Boston? In one neighborhood, more than half a million dollars, it turns out.