It’s the Southie version of The Hangover: Four Boston transplants living in Los Angeles decide to road trip to Arizona for the Super Bowl with no tickets, no plan, and no fear. They watched the Super Bowl with Gronk’s brothers, snuck into and got kicked out of the same bar three times, partied with Bob Kraft and Rick Ross, ended up on TMZ, and spent enough on Ubers to buy themselves a car. And according to them, it was all worth it. More
“A lot of public transit systems are so overburdened, they’re underfunded, and there are no investments going into them.” More
The hostage situation in Sydney is now over, as police stormed the cafe where a gunman had been holding a number of people hostage over the course of 16 hours. But a whole new situation may be cropping up for car service Uber after the company initially charged riders a minimum of $100 to take a car away from the area. More
Forget Ebola fears, the real disease Americans should be worried about is the flu, considering 200,000 Americans are hospitalized with flu-related complications every year. But Uber is doing its part to stop the annual spread of influenza by delivering free flu shots until 3 PM today, all while donating $5 to the Red Cross for every shot administered.
Sure, you can fill any lapse in conversation with “Run, you idiot!” and “Gooooaaaaaaaal!” for the next 15 1/2 days (but who’s counting?). However: if you want to be seen as the savior of conversation at the bars this weekend, why not shout these topical local news stories into your neighbor’s ear? Even if your friend is rooting for [SO AND SO] and you’re staunchly [INSERT TEAM HERE], you can probably both agree that it’s great that the cool kids in middle school are miserable now. More
If I were a duck boat driver, I’d be clutching my schtick with two hands.
Today marks the beginning of a limited-time boat taxi service in the Hub, brought to you by San Francisco-based rideshare company Uber. The UberBOAT program, which will run through June 15, will allow jerks who have the Uber app and are within a quarter-mile of Boston Harbor to drop a pin and hail a water taxi, which could take them to Logan Airport, Fort Point, the Harbor Islands, or anywhere their Constitution-disrespecting hearts desire. More
Okay, so by now everyone seems to be in agreement that the Boston taxicab industry is a barely solidified mold of diarrhea and Uber is the innovative tech chariot limousine service we’re all rightfully entitled to. More