Weekend Redux: What You Missed

Just because you spent all weekend praying your air conditioner would keep working doesn’t mean the world stopped moving. We round up the notable stories you missed.

You know things are bad when we’re happy the federal government has stepped in to make sure the Longfellow Bridge doesn’t plunge into the Charles.

Emily Sweeney does a great job describing the way to enter the area’s chilly ocean waters.

I dipped my toes into the water. It was freezing and a bit murky. Undaunted, I waded out into Dorchester Bay, muttering words that shouldn’t be repeated here. And as soon as the water reached my knees, I took the icy plunge.

1216644491Or you can do as we did, and head to the warm waters of Narragansett Bay. As long as you didn’t get sucked out on the massive rip tide at Narragansett Town Beach, it’s a great time. And with water at a refreshing 70 degrees, it takes very little profanity to coax yourself in to the water.

We thought people went streaking around soccer players only in Europe.

The city has decided that bodybuilder/injured firefighter Albert Arroyo should go back to work.

Sweet, delicious irony.

The head of the MBTA’s diversity office is accused of discrimination in a state lawsuit, with a former employee contending the office’s chief described Latinos as “sneaky” and said that lying is part of Hispanic culture.

Hey, at least there weren’t any nooses involved this time.

A young Boston cop committed suicide on Saturday night.

You’re not crazy—the cost of flying from Logan has skyrocketed.

Despite the best efforts of noted fashion photographer Nigel Barker, the Oak Bluffs Monster Fishing Tournament went on as planned. Some of the fishermen even made t-shirts.

Annoyed by the opposition, the crew of the Lady Ashley decided to strike back this year, making team T-shirts protesting the protesters. “Big or Small, Kill ‘Em All,” the shirts read.