The last of Boston's winter nightmare has finally melted away.
Mayor Martin Walsh announced Tuesday that Boston's once-massive pile of filthy snow has officially dwindled to nothing. The pile accumulated into a 75-foot tower of snow after a record-breaking winter that dumped more than 110 inches on the city.
The mound made Bostonians shiver into the summer, but not because of the temperature: It was laden more than 80 tons of garbage, transforming it into a repulsive trash heap as the snow melted. Officials say two snowstorms struck after residents put their trash out, and it got swept up by plows.
The persistent pile prompted Walsh to hold a contest for who could guess when it would melt. He'll announce the winners Wednesday.
With summer in full swing and temperatures flirting with the 90s, the epic winter has seemed like a distant bad dream to many Bostonians. Others had speculated -- and not happily -- that the messy mound might last until Labor Day.
Gov. Charlie Baker captured the mood Tuesday, tweeting: "Our nightmare is officially over!"
Mexico might have its Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on the lam, but that's nothing compared to Poland, who had an errant cow on the lose for a couple of years!
The cow escaped from her Polish farm two years ago and lived a life on the lam in a nearby forest, sometimes damaging crops. She has finally been caught.
He said Matylda escaped in 2013 from his farm in Zloty Stok, in Western Poland, the day after he brought her home.
She survived two frigid winters on her own, but the time on the run took its toll. She lost the calf she was sometimes spotted with and returned home with many scars.
Farmers in the area complained of the damage she caused but nobody was able to catch her until last Saturday.
I don't know how true this is, but if there is any credence to it ...., then it's about as stupid as some remarks I've heard from Evangelical Christians and radicalized Muslims.
Well, it seems that big, colourful “Toronto” sign installed in Nathan Phillips Square for the Pan Am Games has brought what seemed to be a disgruntled city together.
And now, more good news: the illuminated sign isn’t going anywhere after the Games leave the city in mid-August.
Coun. Norm Kelly confirmed to CityNews on Sunday it will be staying near City Hall for the rest of the year, and there are big plans for the sign after that.
“Like Mel Lastman’s moose a generation ago, we’re going to be placing it at different parts around the city, but the long-term hope that I have for the sign is that it’s a bold statement to the rest of the world,” Kelly said.
The sign, which is currently the backdrop for all Panamania events held in the square, is more than three metres tall by 23 metres long, with each letter weighing around 3000 pounds, and is expected to last at least 15 years. All lights are LED and can create millions of lighting combinations.
Fitted with LED lights, the sign transitions through various colour combinations, glistens on the pool of water below at night, and has been a popular hangout for locals and visitors alike
At Japan's Weird Hotel, receptionists, porters, concierge are all robots to save labour costs!