Weekend Redux: What You Missed

Just because you spent all weekend dodging sudden showers doesn’t mean the world stopped moving. We round up the notable stories you missed.

1214831019 Unity! Unity! Unity!

“Hello, Unity!” [Sen. Hillary] Clinton began, as the crowd burst into cheers. “Unity is not only a beautiful place, as we can see, it’s a wonderful feeling, isn’t it? And I know what we start here in this field in Unity, we’ll end on the steps of the Capitol when Barack Obama takes the oath of office as our next president.”

Yeah, whatever. You know who we’re really excited to see reunited? Trot Nixon and the big leagues.

With three outfielders on the disabled list, the Mets desperately needed a lefthanded bat. They gave Trot Nixon his greatest Father’s Day present. A ticket from Tucson in Triple A back to the Show.

“I love it,” he says. “Obviously, I’m playing at the major league level with a very competitive and talented team. I’m very lucky to have the opportunity to come to a team like this. The sky’s the limit.”

Aww. And then Trot was put on the DL, completely ruining our transition.

The thing we’d most like to see reunited is the Longfellow Bridge and structural integrity. Federal highway inspectors say the state hasn’t been strictly enforcing restrictions on large trucks (!!), so it stepped in and banned trucks that weigh 20 tons or more from crossing the bridge at all, and closed two lanes to traffic entirely.

We’re working on perfecting our best, “No, you may not call me D-Money!” chiding for any children we may eventually have.

You can still bring ’em into Brigham’s, but it won’t be the same. The company’s ice cream recipes and brand name were sold to HP Hood, and the retail stores were sold to a Baltimore company.

Despite getting a letter every day, I think my Mom was pretty excited when I went to summer camp. Apparently, parents can’t deal with being separated from their little cherubs, and are demanding summer camps post pictures of their kids online on a daily basis.

The Waterfront is going to become a real neighborhood. Aaaaaany day now.

You may want to consider turning down the air conditioner. You may need those pennies to pay for home heating oil this winter.

“This is the first time that I have felt in years that people will die this winter because they can’t stay warm,” said Joe Kennedy[.]


Boston’s first black at-large city councilor, Thomas Atkins, died on Friday.

Hey, maybe we shouldn’t be too upset if MBTA drivers chat on the phone. At least that means they’re awake, right?