Spanning the Web

Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

1205946728It’s either the latest bus service, or it’s a new Transformer: Meet Megabus, the latest competitor in the already-crowded field of low-cost buses running from Boston to New York. While it doesn’t have the WiFi goodness of BoltBus, it offers $1 fares and hopefully fewer near-death experiences than Fung Wah and Lucky Star. []

. . . And then fled the state to avoid scores of angry Rhode Islanders: Great White tour manager Daniel Biechele was released from prison after serving less than half of his sentence for igniting the pyrotechnics that started the Station nightclub fire. [WBZ]

First time should have been the charm here: A 22-year-old Dorchester man was arrested after he allegedly burned his girlfriend’s son’s genitals with a lit cigarette. DSS had been called twice before by the boy’s school, and it’s unclear what happened with those earlier charges. []

He’s looking for a hero: Namely the person responsible for the Jonathan Papelbon puppet that appeared during the playoffs last year. [Surviving Grady]

And here’s what Bostonista and Chowder have for you.

You asked, Bostonista answered: How should one deal with that pesky riddle: to button or not to button?

One of our intrepid foodies was overwhelmed by the new offerings at the Whole Foods salad bar: So she went with the prepackaged Greek salad.