Many of us remember the infamous “Blizzard of ’78”. As a teenager growing up in Revere, the lockdown inspired by that event is still vivid in my mind – school was canceled, our parents’ workplaces were closed, few people could travel anywhere, the army set up shop at the high school, and residents displaced from their homes were forced to live and sleep on cots in the gymnasium. It was a frightening and unsettled time in our communities. I also recall certain instances in my legal and business career when time seemed to standstill and our economy came to a screeching halt, just as it has now with the invasion of Coronavirus. We survived the Blizzard of ’78 by trudging to our nearby food store across snow that was level with the roofs of parked cars and transporting our groceries home by sled. Now, we do our shopping with masks and gloves, being careful to sanitize carts and avoid human contact. The parallels between that time and this one are obvious: this crisis will pass; we must pull together as a community; and we must ensure that life moves forward for us and our families.
Watching your child compete out in the field can be a great joy. It teaches them the importance of teamwork, cooperation, and sportsmanship, and it’s a great way for them to keep fit. But youth sports have a dark side too, with the children taking part in these sports suffering an estimated 2.5 million injuries each year.
Singer Meat Loaf is suing the Hyatt Corp chain of hotels, claiming that he took a scary fall during a horror convention held at a Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport hotel in May 2019. The fall caused him to be hospitalized for six weeks.
Today, Uber boasts in excess 110 million users all over the world. As is often the case, your Uber driver is usually only just a few minutes away. Meanwhile, underdog competitors such as Lyft are breathing down Uber’s neck in numerous cities across the U.S. and Canada.
It’s quite normal to assume that you’re usually safe from car accidents in a parking lot filled with immobile cars, but the world has a perverse sense of humor. Thousands of pedestrians are struck by cars backing out of their parking spots every year in just about any kind of parking lot. And often it’s not a pretty sight to behold.