Spanning the Web

Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

1207765270A bridge over troubled financial waters: Gov. Deval Patrick formally announced his plans to embark on a $3.8 billion bridge repair project, saying that if we do it now the state will avoid paying the price of inflation and will create “thousands of jobs” while the rest of the country deals with a recession. []

Johnny D’s will not be rocking for the rest of the week: The Somerville music club and restaurant will be closed until Monday to mourn the loss of owner Tina DeLellis, who was a fixture at the club since it opened in 1969. [Somerville Journal, Johnny D’s]

It’s the one time you’ll be happy to have your flight canceled: Some American Airlines flights out of Logan are being canceled so the troubled airline can inspect the wiring on its fleet. [WCVB]

The little rodent looked so innocent in the cage: The wife of a man who died after he received a liver transplant is suing PetSmart for negligence. Why? The liver donor apparently caught a disease from one of the pet outlet’s hamsters. [WBZ]

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

Jonathan Papelbon isn’t the only one with an enviable butt: Alas, ours is thanks to Booty Pop.

Will the wait staff at Alibi be running the Boston Marathon too? Probably not, since the opening of Scampo won’t have them running to Harvard Gardens for our bar bites anymore.