In one of Boston's most enduring traditions, 34 trucks were stuck or almost stuck under low bridges on Storrow Drive during the most popular lease turnover and dorm move-in time, according to a count by popular Twitter account Only in Boston. The official count by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation shows that only three trucks struck a bridge or bridge overhead structure in August on Storrow Drive or Soldiers Field Road in Boston, or Memorial Drive in Cambridge. Only in Boston's count is likely higher because it includes both actual "Storrowings," when trucks got stuck under the low bridges, and would-be Storrowings, where truck drivers had to back out of Storrow to avoid striking a bridge, often aided by Massachusetts State Police troopers. Only in Boston also tracked the daily count from August 1 to August 23, and found a Storrowing every day in that range except one. On two days, it happened twice, and on two days, it happened three times, in a "hat trick" as the account called it.
Like all good economists, John Maynard Keynes was better at predicting the past than the future. Writing in Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren in 1930, Keynes said that in 100 years' time, people would work no more than 15 hours a week. With many people still clocking up 40 hours or more, that prediction was somewhat wide of the mark.
Bill Maynard, who has died at the age of 89, was best known as the loveable rogue Claude Jeremiah Greengrass, in the police drama Heartbeat. In real life Maynard shared many similarities with his best known character, a predilection for racehorses, greyhounds and booze. At one stage he was the best paid TV comic in Britain but he squandered his earnings. Maynard then embarked on a career as a stage actor, before returning to the screen in a number of successful television series. He was born Walter Frederick George Williams on 8 October 1928 in the village of Heath End in Surrey.
The newest addition to Emily Maynard's family has arrived! The "Bachelorette" alum gave birth to her fourth child, her third with husband Tyler Johnson, on Sunday. Johnson, who revealed the happy news on Instagram Stories, posted several pictures of Maynard at the hospital throughout the day. He shared photos of Maynard before giving birth, a photo of her holding her newborn, and a photo the baby meeting her 12-year-old big sister, Ricki. Maynard, meanwhile, shared a photo of a celebratory bottle of Veuve Cliquot champagne, which she apparently enjoyed in the hospital following her delivery.
Former UFC lightweight title contender Gray Maynard was considered one of the best 155 pound fighters in the sport at one time. The former Michigan State wrestler then fell on hard times. A pair of fights with Frankie Edgar for the lightweight title netted only frustration. He dominated Edgar early only for Edgar to come storming back both times for a draw and Edgar win. A strange inactive five-round fight with Clay Guida followed, then four straight losses.