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Is Tom Menino’s Season Over?

This afternoon, the Herald reports that Mayor Tom Menino will have surgery on the knee he injured during the 2007 World Series celebration. Since we’re still a little skittish about local celebrities and their injured knees, we called Menino spokeswoman…

Spanning the Web

Taking you around the Internet for your afternoon enjoyment. First MIT students, now the Europeans: A group of Dutch researchers has also hacked the technology behind the MBTA’s CharlieCard. [Universal Hub] After a week of playoff baseball and debates, we…

Sarah Palin Likes the Tampa Bay Rays

To us, fans of the Tampa Bay Rays are like unicorns or forthright politicians—they’re rumored to exist, but we’ve never seen them with our own eyes. But now that the Rays are in the ALCS for the first time ever,…

Cadillac Deval Is Still a Spendthrift

Massachusetts residents, it is time to grab the pitchforks and torches and storm Beacon Hill! As we, the Joe Six-Packs of the Bay State, continue to chug Maalox whenever we open the business section of the newspaper, Gov. Deval Patrick…

Cops Need a Time-Out

Not since we babysat our neighbor’s two-year-old kid for gas money have we seen such foot-stomping from someone who’s been told “no” as a group of off-duty police showed yesterday during a protest at a construction site being watched by…

What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers. Can we have another vice presidential debate instead? My friends, that was one dull town hall debate. [Herald] Free fallin’: The Dow dropped more than 500 points yesterday. [Globe]

Own a Red Sox World Series Trophy

It’s a bit early for holiday shopping, but for that real Red Sox fan on your list, the opportunity of a lifetime is fast approaching. Sure you could buy a Dice-K t-shirt, Pedroia bobblehead or plush Wally the Green Monster…

Boston Book Club: The Possibilities of Sainthood

Boston University assistant professor Donna Freitas’ The Possibilities of Sainthood is a young adult novel about Antonia Lucia Labella, a 15-year-old girl who wants to become the first living saint. While the dead saints cover a lot of her adolescent…

What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers. No clean sweep: The Angels beat the Red Sox in 12 innings last night. Here’s to a productive and happy Monday. [Herald] Healthcare—you’re doing it wrong: Many newly-insured people are still visiting the…

The Week That Was

Chronicling the past week via quick links and pithy commentary (all the leaves are brown and the sky is gray edition). What’s more tone-deaf than a unionized MBTA employee? A non-unionized MBTA employee. Up in George’s Foreman’s grill: The UFood…