Spanning the Web

Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

1200597697What, was Paris Hilton busy that day? Billionaire author J.K. Rowling has been tapped to give the keynote commencement speech at Harvard. No, she probably won’t sign your copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. [Harvard Crimson]

Much like his financial house, his physical house is in disarray: Former House Speaker Charles Flaherty has promised to clean up the mess at a house with his name on the deed in Cambridge. Reports say there’s a whole mess of stuff on the front porch. Hey, speaker, put that stuff on craigslist! [Cambridge Chronicle]

Don’t worry. Dan Grabuaskas probably left contingency plans for this too: A bridge in Beverly has failed for the third time in a month, sending commuter rail passengers on a bus ride to pick up the train in Salem. [WBZ]

Some good news for battered women (relatively speaking): The Supreme Judicial Court ruled that women in Massachusetts can seek a domestic abuse prevention order against someone in another state. []

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You take the good, you take the bad: And then you have the Bo-mag beauty closet.

Who says happy cows only come from California? We sample some great Massachusetts cheeses.