Alan Rouleau's alterations are impeccable, and his evening hours are ideal for working folks. 91 Newbury St., Boston, MA .
Really, truly open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The most convenient thing about going to Mass General. 155 Charles St., Boston, MA .
Phillips on Beacon Hill for 24-hour service and prescriptions. For price and sample sizes, the Big L. Beacon Hill, MA
Help at last for those of us who are grocery-challenged: Here you’ll find an arsenal of rotating recipes that you can prep and cook in under an hour, complete with all of the ingredients you’ll need to make them. 1622 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02446, pantrystores.com.
Offering both titanium and carbon-titanium hybrid builds, this boutique shop spends hours refining each bike’s design before producing a ride made just for you. 117 Boston St., Dorchester, MA fireflybicycles.com.
Would you believe Bonwit Teller's, 234 Berkeley St.? Neither did we, but it's so. Spend an hour in their lingerie department, and you'll never go back to the Combat Zone. 234 Berkley St., Boston, MA .
This is the real thing: granita e gelato genuino Italiano, and available from early morning until the wee hours. It's smooth and flavorful—we like Amaretto, espresso, and pistachio. Savor it with a cup of perfect cappuccino. 253 Hanover Street, Boston, MA .
Henry Nikals and his team of crack technicians can fix anything. He even offers a 24-hour emergency service, for a small extra fee. 16 Eliot St., Cambridge, MA .
Lavinia and her assistant, Janet, work magic with their facial massages. Spend an hour or so in this immaculate, calming refuge and you will emerge relaxed and refreshed. 29 Harvard St., Brookline, MA .
A perrenial favorite. Great music, extended happy hour, cheap drinks. Not what you'd expect describe as the last word in comfort, however. 1350 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA .
Yes, it's too dark to see anything. Yes, it will take you an hour to tie yourself up in these clothes. But no one will say you're not au courant. 12 Newbury St., Boston, MA .
Gives new meaning to the word multicultural. Punks, metal heads, straights, gays, Euros, students, and even a few yuppies peacefully coexist for hours at a time. 13 Landsdowne St., Boston, MA .
There's nothing more disappointing than a bad backrub. Go to Backworks, a clean, professional, and distinctly non-New Age storefront in the financial district. Ask for Renee, and spring for the hour-long full-body massage. 34 Batterymarch St., Boston, MA .
Open until 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, the Mills Gallery is the perfect excuse to extend a cocktail-hour date, and a great way to check out local artists after dark. 551 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116, bcaonline.org.
Fleet Financial Group's attempted takeover of attack dog/housing activitist Bruce Marks and his Union Neighborhood Assistance Corporation.
Never has so little money—about $1.4 million—been spent for so much silence.