Spanning the Web

Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

1207852501Get ready for your close-up: A cabal of former movie producers say they’re ready to invest as much as $300 million to create a movie studio at what was once the South Weymouth Naval Air Station. First, though, the Hollywood-types want the Legislature to deem moviemaking a manufacturing industry, which would make them eligible for more tax breaks. [Patriot Ledger]

If you ain’t cheatin’, you ain’t tryin’: South Park has some fun at Bill Belichick’s expense. [Deadspin]

Maybe he thought all the goose excrement would be good camouflage: A man suspected of robbing a woman on Beacon Hill last night tried to evade police by diving into the lagoon used by the Swan Boats. []

Don’t walk this way: Pedestrians who navigate the intersection of Beacon and Harvard Streets say the walk signs installed during Beacon Street reconstruction are too short and don’t provide specific instruction for the handicapped and blind. Town officials say they can’t do anything about it while MassHighway is still working on the project. [Brookline TAB]

Now this is a promise we really want to see kept: John B. Hynes III pledged that the Filene’s Basement is on track to return to its original Downtown Crossing location in March of next year. [Boston Business Journal]

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

Why must chocolate be so delicious? We pay the price for overindulging at Healthworks’ Bootcamp.

We’re going back for more punishment: Especially after all the food events in this week’s edition of What’s the Dish?