MBTA Bus Hits Parking Supervisor, Cars in Kenmore Square

MBTA Bus Hits BTD Parking Supervisor, Cars in Kenmore Square. The bus was illegally parked in the left turning lane at Kenmore Station that leads traffic onto Brookline Ave. When the supervisor approached the bus and asked the driver to move, the driver refused and continued eating her breakfast. As the supervisor started to a ticket, the driver took off—but at least waited for the light to turn green—and hit the supervisor, who, luckily, is expected to be OK. [Boston.com | CBS]

Fire Union Head Demos the Firefighter’s Equivalent of Stealing Office Supplies. It’s been a hot summer and a very, very hot July. So what does Richard Paris, president of the Boston Firefighters Union Local 718 and neighbor of a pool owner, do that leverages his job? Use a fire hose and a hydrant to fill up the neighbor’s pool, of course. “I was just trying to help out a neighbor that was putting a pool up,” Paris said. “Now that I look at it, it was wrong. I messed up and I apologize.” The neighbor has been sent a bill for $116, which hasn’t been paid. [Herald]

How Mihai Brestyan’s Appeal Inspired Aly Raisman to Win Gold. In his more than 20 years of coaching, Mihai Brestyan had never filed an appeal until Raisman came up short in the individual beam competition. She was tired of finishing fourth, of preparing and coming up just shy of a medal. Over at Yahoo! Sports, Les Carpenter details Brestyan’s frantic push to file the appeal that eventually gave Raisman the bronze—and the peace she needed to absolutely annihilate her floor routine. [Yahoo! Sports]

Romney Spokesperson Talks Romneycare in Massachusetts, Kind of. In response to an ad by Priorities USA in which a laid-off steelworker without health insurance confronts Romney after the death of his wife. Andrea Saul, Romney’s campaign press secretary, told Fox News: “… [If] people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care. There are a lot of people losing their jobs and losing their health care in President [Barack] Obama’s economy.” [Politico]

New Hampshire Governor: It’s Always Tax Free Over the Border. Gov. John Lynch, once again, is reminding Massachusetts that New Hampshire is tax free the other 363 days of the year. [AP]