Numerous flights delayed and cancelled due to bad weather on the east coast.

BOSTON – There’s been numerous delays and cancellations in the vicinity of Logan Airport because of stormy conditions along the East Coast. The FAA requested an emergency ground flight stop at Logan Airport on Thursday evening.

The tarmac reminded me of that of the Southeast Expressway during rush hour. A passenger of Boston Airport Express who was on one of these planes shared this with us. He was coming to watch Thursday evening’s Celtics NBA Finals game but was stuck at the airport in New York as his flight was cancelled.

He said the tickets for Boston Celtics final game was quite costly and that he had managed two tickets with a lot of difficulty. “There is not much I can do about the flight cancellation”, and Mr Barner booked our car service from New York to Boston and reached Boston slightly late but enough to join the second quarter of the Game.
Within the terminals, the frustration was leaking out. The FAA had ordered an emergency ground stop for over an hour following severe weather that affected airports along the East Coast.

“I waited for 11 hours, before the flight finally took off” another passenger told me. “I was 12 hours off the schedule. But I guess it is better to be safe & late than risk the nature fury.”
In the United States More than 188,000 flight delays were reported while 3500 flights were cancelled.

In an announcement, Delta said, “Weather challenges at airports across the northeast today have caused congestion for both arrivals and departures at Boston Logan International Airport. We apologize to customers for any inconvenience as Delta teams work with ATC to get customers on their way as quickly and safely as possible.”

FlightAware estimates that about 10% of flights departing from Logan were cancelled, however an astonishing 34% had delays.
The travel troubles are a result of the executives of airlines meet with Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg to discuss how airlines can handle the busy summer season.

Gas Prices in Massachusetts break record Overnight

Gas Prices in Massachusetts break record Overnight

People are witnessing a shock with record breaking trends in gas prices this Memorial Day . In this week’s market, prices already at a record level they in  Massachusetts and it continues to set records after record for increasing gas prices with no relaxation in sight. This gets tough for transportation companies in the state. For car service providers in Boston, with luxury vehicles that burn up fuel much faster than regular economic vehicles, this is getting unbearable.

Within Downtown Boston, it feels that the cost of gasoline can range from $4.90 and $5.20 for each gallon. There are some Shell or Gulf petrol stations in the South End that are even asking for $5.60 per gallon. The Cape Cod region is pretty much the same with an average price that is about $4.80 per gallon. So, this is compelling us to add fuel surcharges to our car ride services. 

Gas Prices on the 1st of June 2022 

Average gas price in Massachusetts : 
$4.76 / Gallon
Average gas price in the USA:
$4.67 / Gallon
Average price of Mid-grade gasoline:
$5.09 / Gallon
Average price of Premium Gas :
$5.35 / Gallon
Average price of Diesel : 
$6.25 / Gallon

At an average price of $4.76 the figure is the highest number ever recorded in Massachusetts as per American Automobile Association. It’s quite a leap from the cost of a gallon of gasoline in 2013, when the average price for Massachusetts of $2.92. The increase in the price of gasoline is correlated with the ongoing situation in Ukraine due to the continuing Russian incursion.

Other factors also contribute to the sudden price rise. For instance, crude oil is currently trading at $118 per barrel, which is up 71 percent than a year ago. Additionally, the strain on refineries, who are trying to meet the demand, as more people are returning to work. 

While more people returning to work and international travel and domestic travel starting to rise again was welcome news for taxi cab and car service providers, the fuel price rise is now a dampening factor. 

The snowstorm places a heavy burden on US airlines, causing thousands of flight disruptions.

According to the National Weather Service, the Nor’easter would cause severe snowstorms and render movement “extremely difficult for passengers.” Flight tracking website FlightAware said that around 4,900 US flights were canceled between Friday and Sunday. 

When the cycle of cancellation continued, the passengers who were waiting for their flight were stunned, causing individuals to become enraged since their travel options were curtailed. Many airport transport providers in Boston, like us, were also affected due to the disruptions.

According to analysts, the US airline business has already been impacted by COVID and innovative forms of technology such as – Zoom, which have limited individuals to their homes and have had a negative impact on the sector. 

The weather has exacerbated the difficulties faced by the aviation sector, which is still recovering from disruption caused by the Omicron coronavirus strain. Because of an upsurge in COVID-19 diagnoses within workers, airlines have been forced to cancel flights in the past. The next set of questions for the US airline is how long they will need to keep their passengers awaiting and just how much further they can endure.

As travelers waited for their aircraft to take off, the terrible news of a delay shocked the whole US airline system and the travelers who were flying with them. The present weather conditions have had a significant impact on US airlines since sales were already sluggish, and now the storm has damaged the sector again, worsening the situation.

As passengers were comfortably traveling and promoting the aviation sector, a storm blew away all efforts and destroyed the whole administrative structure.

The snowstorm follows a similar snowstorm that swept a span of eastern North America – from Georgia to Canada – only two weeks earlier, knocking out electricity to industries and homes and postponing flights. The United States Airlines looks forward to the good old times when passengers could travel freely and without so many prohibitions.

Suspected burglar tried to escape after stealing from house in a stolen row boat, officers took help from Kayaks to catch him

A man tried to row a stolen boat away from a house he broke into Leicester, but police caught him before he could run away.

It was around 10 a.m. on Thursday morning when a concerned citizen spotted a man climbing a ladder up to Green Street home’s 2nd floor, Leicester police said.

Police sent multiple units to check the house.

They were inspecting when an officer saw a suspect run out a back door with a backpack on his back, Police Chief James Hurley reported.

 

Police called for help from Oxford police and one of them saw the man rowing the boat across the pond, Hurley said.

“We had the only option left to commandeer two kayaks and they were there with the paddles and life jackets.” which made easy for us.

Police finally caught the suspect and with the help of kayaks identified where the boat was taken.

The suspect was identified as Thomas P. Millot,33, who lived in Tatman Street in Worcester.

The culprit has been charged with breaking and entering the house in the daytime; carrying burglarious instrument; carrying a dangerous weapon and for resisting arrest.

Millot was having a criminal record. According to Westborough Police, Millot was arrested on Aug 29 at a drug treatment facility for slashing an employee with a box cutter after being approach as he attempted to shoplift a baby formula on July 31.

In the starting of this year, he was charged with using a vehicle having no authority to drive and even without a license, according to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette records.

Hurley told that it was department’s second marine rescue case in a row.

A suspect did evade Leicester police also in a rowboat, escaping after when he got across Waite Pond, on November 2015.

Someone Changed the Hollywood Sign to Say “Hollyweed”—Again

Back in 1979, on the New Year’s Eve someone had changed the iconic Hollywood sign and the incident became a tradition. A prankster repeated it for real when the world was stepping into 2017 and the “Hollywood” read “Hollyweed” once again. CBS Los Angeles’s cameras captured an image of the new sign Sunday morning at around 8 a.m. PST, and the photo quickly went viral.

While the incident is being investigated as misdemeanor trespassing, the guards did not see any suspects around the sign. The iconic sign has been fixed for now and the police say the vandal took help of tarps to change the sign’s O’s into E’s. Though security cameras captured a man changing the words at around 2 am, the man could not be identified from the footage.

The man who did it back in 1979 was Danny Finegood who was an artist and got popular for altering numerous other famous sign. He also changed the sign to “Ollywood” in 1987. Many reports suggest that was vandalized in other years in a similar fashion.Finegoodcreated the first “Hollyweed” as a class project where he was an art major at Cal State Northridge. He made a scale model,made  alist of friends who could help him out, and tipped off the media so that his handiwork could be seen around the world.

It is believed that this time the change was done to celebrate the legalization of marijuana which can be bought from shops without using a medical card. The incident has however made the authorities alert as they express their concern for safety.

“We will be deploying additional technology to tighten up surveillance and thus deter unwanted visitors in the future,” chairman Chris Baumgart told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. “This is more than preventing pranks or trespassing at the sign. Our concern is the safety of the neighborhood and the trespassers that put themselves at risk because it is extremely unsafe to be on the sign, let alone traversing the treacherous hillside that is home to those 9 famous letters.”