Monday, September 3, 2012
For Labor Day, Patch looks at how jobs have changed during the last century.
This is a story about jobs that, by and large, simply don’t exist in the United States anymore. Or if they do, are holding on by the fiber-optic thread that will soon extinguish the occupation for good. Some are ancient history, like the iceman who has not cometh since the Eisenhower Administration. And others – including the minimum wage Wal-Mart “greeter” - were here just yesterday. A LESS DISPOSABLE TIME At The Sun newspaper of Baltimore – where many wonder if reporters will eventually go the way of the typewriter (and the skilled folks who repaired them) – there used to be an aged, exceedingly polite elevator operator named Barney Barney. [Yes, his first name and his last name were – inexplicably - the same.] Though extraordinary …
A list of what's open, closed and switched around due to the Labor Day holiday
Monday, September 3, 2012
Trash and recycling pickup: Delayed one day this week. If your normally scheduled pickup day is Friday, this week it will be on Saturday. Parking meters: Parking at meters is free City hall: Closed Libraries: Closed Post offices: Closed MBTA: Running on Sunday schedule Restaurants and bars: Open, but check with individual establishments Stores: Open, but check with individual establishments
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Looking for day trips in Massachusetts and beyond this holiday weekend? Check out what's happening in Boston, on the Rhode Island and New Hampshire seacoasts, the Cape and Martha's Vineyard.
Looking for a fast and fun day trip from Lynnfield this Labor Day weekend? Summer in New England is filled with options. Check out what's happening this holiday weekend in a few favorite summer spots (note that weather forecasts subject to change): Weather: Sunny throughout the weekend, with a high near 85 on Saturday and near 80 on Sunday and Labor Day. Clear nights with lows from 60-65 until Monday night, when it'll be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Laser Lights at the Frog Pond: Call Dustin Pedroia—it's time for a laser show. This multi-media event comes to the Boston Common Frog Pond on Sunday, Sept. 2, with festivities starting at 7:30 p.m. and the show scheduled for 9 p.m. Radio BDC, the new station streaming live on boston…
Monday, September 5, 2011
With nearly three weeks of summer left, here are three things to do while you still have the chance.
Yes, it's Labor Day. Yes, Labor Day is the traditional end of summer. But the earth, as it revolves around the sun, doesn't care. As far as it's concerned, it's still summer until 09:04, Greenwich Mean Time, Sept. 23. That means you still have almost—not quite—three weeks of summer left. Don't let them slip you by. Here are three ideas to help you seize those last three weeks. And by all means, wear white. It's still summer. 1) Sunset Clambake on Spectacle Island Nothing says summer like a clambake. Every Thursday, Jasper White's Summer Shack hosts a sunset clambake on Spectacle Island in the Boston Harbor Islands. We're talking steamers, lobster, mussels, corn on the cob, clam chowder … the works. Best of all, it takes place near a beach…
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Record cover art, Sunday brunch, and a wine pairing on Monday.
(All events are in walking distance from stops on the MBTA.)