I'm on an Boston alumni list for my college and got this email last night. I'm not sure if you all have found more info about the truck crashing into the Longfellow Bridge (can't read LJ at work), but I had to share this six degrees of separation info. The truck, in short, was a moving truck for these people.
Edit: I've spoken with the lady again and she really appreciates the offers to provide her family with furnishings, etc. However, the items that were in the truck were actually being sent to storage. So while they need to replace the stuff eventually, they have all of their immediate needs being met right now. So no donations are needed. But she and I thank you very much for offering the help.
But keep the advice coming! Thanks.
Subject: Moving problems -- need advice
From: Unfortunate Lady
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 15:01:41 -0400
This is my first time posting to this list and I'm hoping that someone will
be able to help! My husband and I contracted with a moving company,
Broadway Express, to drive our belongings from Boston to Oakland, CA.
Yesterday, after the truck was packed by local professional movers, the
Broadway Express driver drove down Mt. Vernon Street, turned onto Storrow
Drive and promptly hit the Longfellow Bridge (11' clearance and a 13' 6"
truck), shearing off the entire top and sides of the truck and distributing
our belongings across the road. We have the standard moving insurance
offered by this company, which is $0.60/lb. In retrospect, we should
probably have tried to get better coverage, but who would have thought that
the truck driver would try to scrape the top 2.5 feet off of his vehicle?
My question for the list is: does anyone have experience in dealing with a
total moving disaster? How can we maximize our reimbursement? Most of the
furniture was damaged and a good deal was totally destroyed. The moving
company claims that we need to pay for the move in order to file a claim, so
they have already charged my credit card. This was our first experience
using professional movers and I can't say I enjoyed it.
Thank you in advance for any advice and let me know if you'd like to see
pictures -- I have a ton.
My dad is here for a business trip from CA and we have gone out to eat a few times already this week. He wants to meet up tonight but I just dont have time. I suggested going for a quick, small bite to eat (this could even be just appetizers) so I can get home at a decent time. He is staying @ The Westin in Waltham and I live in Somerville. He prefers to drive somewhere that is easily accessed by someone unfamiliar with the area and no gps. Does anyone have a suggestion for a quick eat in between these two places? Thanks!
I mean, I don't work here anymore but I'll share it anyway:
"On Thursday, June 14th, Hard Rock is paying tribute to 37 years of rock 'n' roll memories and Legendary Burgers with a Founders' Day celebration honoring the men and women behind the badge. As part of our Burger Badge Bash, civil servants, including police, firefighters and emergency medical technicians, are invited to visit participating Hard Rock Cafes in the continental U.S., Canada and Europe to enjoy a burger from Hard Rock's 'Legendary Experience' selection, for just 71 cents-- commemorating 1971, the birth year of Hard Rock!"
The other day, everyone provided great advice about cheap bus fare to NYC--- Is there an inexpensive bus that does round trips to Philly? Or maybe a train? My friends and I (about 6 of us) are looking into visiting this summer for a weekend, and no one has a car at the moment.
Thanks, and fuck the MBTA.
I have a pair of passes to tonight's showing of the Bleach: Memories of Nobody movie that I can't use, and am looking to not let go to waste.
Showtime is 7:30, at the Randolph Showcase Cinema, you'll need to be able to get there and back on your own, as well as meet me and get the tickets. I might be willing to arrainge meeting at the theatre, but it depends on timing.
I saw this last night (because if I'm dork enough to win tickets, I'm dork enough to see it) and it was pretty good, reasonable back story if you don't know anything about the anime, and enough fanservice to make most of the kiddies in the audience squeal in delight. There will be annoying teenagers dressed up as Naruto, just to warn you. But it was lovely to see on the big screen.
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I poked MBTA.com, who yelled "NERD!" at me and logged off. Google Maps thinks it's mom might get the minivan and take them but isn't sure. besides, Google's kimono is in the laundry.
We are two fun/courteous/arty-yet-professional/other-adjectives-as-well mid-twenty-somethings who seek a third person with whom to cohabitate. We live in JP and plan to keep it that way. You are nice, clean but need not be the most orderly (i.e. my room is a mess of clothes but nothing smells funky), and possess the remainder of the slew of usual wonderful roommate attributes. You don't mind it if we like beer, meat, LGBT people or television - because we do! If you're reading this then chances are you have the typical b0st0n snarky sense of humor, and this would fit well with us. We will also entertain "person with apartment seeking two roommates." If that exists. Because that would be cool.
We bring to the table: HDTV, Dishwasher (portable for use ANYWHERE!), washer/dryer (if there is a hookup) and of course, ourselves. We have no pets, but a fish tank exists and will be recieving fish once the moving is done.
I'm a 20-year-old queer kid spending my summer here, and I have completely fallen in love with this place. The Pride parade and festival this weekend will be my first ever; is anyone else going? Any tips on navigating what looks like a completely overwhelming festival (The Phoenix estimated 500,000 spectators)?
I've only been watching this community for a little while, so I'm sorry if Pride's been discussed at any length already!