Spanning the Web

Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

1204141604Yes, but you get benefits and a pound of coffee a week for working part-time: A former Starbucks barista is suing the company for allegedly forcing employees to split tips with their managers. A similar case in California netted the coffee-slingers approximately $10,000 each. [Globe]

Start planning your spring trip to New York now: BoltBus, one of the new entrants to the Boston-New York bus circuit, will start service in April. []

America’s Hometown faces foreclosure on its Independence Day celebration: Plymouth officials say the town needs to raise $82,000 from individuals and businesses, or else the July 4th ceremonies will have to be canceled. Or residents will have to head to New Hampshire and buy some sparklers instead. [Patriot-Ledger]

Heeere, fishy fishy: Massachusetts-based scientists hope to train fish to swim into a net when they hear a tone. This is the best technological advance since the Ketchup Crapper. []