Spanning the Web

Taking you around the Internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

1215538943You want us to skip our run and lounge around in air conditioning? Bummer: The National Weather Service has issued an air quality alert until 1 a.m. tomorrow due to the hot weather. If you need us, we’ll be stocking up on margarita ingredients. Just to stay safe. [WBZ]

The MBTA gets with the times. Sort of: A new contract between the broke agency and union officials representing its employees will require retiring employees to contribute a whopping 10 percent of the cost of their health care premiums. Don’t feel too bad, though—employees will get a 13 percent pay increase over the next four years. []

Expect the Herald to be all over this tomorrow: MSNBC viewers report that the network rolled footage of the Massachusetts senator on the campaign trail with embattled state senator Jim Marzilli, even hugging him at one point. [PolitickerMA]

The Beverly/Gloucester feud gets even uglier: Seth Gitell considers how the controversial float at the Beverly Farms parade is just another example of the class warfare between local towns. [Seth Gitell via Universal Hub]

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

Night time is the right time: We test out Noctogenist, the latest product from Kerastase.

More waterfront hotspots and pescatarians: It’s all the news that’s fit to eat.