Spanning the Web

Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

1210182045One could even say they’re all lit up: Smokers are upset with the state’s plan to hike the cigarette tax by $1 per pack. One pro-smoking activist calls the plan “a very cowardly way to balance the state’s budget on the backs of a vilified minority[.]” []

Elitist!: Gov. Deval Patrick is siding with his pal Barack Obama and has come out against a gas tax holiday. [Sentinel & Enterprise]

Hope you’re not hungry, sick people: The Cambridge Health Alliance has asked nurses to give patients a snack instead of a small box lunch between meals, even if a patient was giving birth or in surgery during regular mealtimes. [Cambridge Chronicle]

Things are bad when you’ll get a pizza from Domino’s before 911 shows up: For the second time in two and a half months, Boston’s 911 dispatchers botched a call. A 76-year-old man sat bleeding on the sidewalk for 35 minutes after he was mugged on April 20. [WCVB]

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

Cupcakes and art: We check out a coworker’s show at last weekend’s Somerville Open Studios.

Cookies and mothers: If you can’t make it home for Mother’s Day, at least send the woman who gave brought you into this world some baked goods.