The Week That Was

Chronicling the past week via quick links and pithy commentary (we’re on summer hours edition).

1215442815Spare the -Rod headlines: Cynthia Rodriguez files for divorce from A-Rod because he loves pop stars and strippers. But he’s not the only famous person involved with local exotic dancers.

The Lion needs to tame the DNC: But instead, Mr. Kennedy returned to Washington to stick it to the Republicans.

Julie Donaldson’s ordeal: Channel 7 doesn’t publicly stand by their sports reporter as she accuses her boyfriend of abusing her.

Ethics, schmethics: Joe Lally really doesn’t understand ethics laws.

Taste, schmaste: Beverly Farms may have crossed a line when it poked fun at Gloucester’s teen pregnancy crisis.

Sal DiMasi goes old school: And kills slot legislation with some shrewd wrangling.

Boston’s mafia gets cheesy: How the felonious have fallen.

D.M.C has a new collaborator: B.P—Big Papi.

Firefighter flare-up: Fire commissioner Roderick Fraser isn’t happy with the union. Again. Some more.

You know what we don’t have enough of? Luxury apartments.

Mike Lowell gets caught stealing: Much to the amazement of everyone.

Cullen by the numbers: We use statistics to explain the insanity.

Journalist vs. politician: WRKO personality Reese Hopkins and Lynn city councilor Rick Ford almost came to blows, but cooler heads prevailed (much to our bloodthirsty chagrin).

Branding with Beckett: We check out the chaotic scene at Beckett Bowl.

Somerville gets Smart: Cars, that is.

That’s all for this week. If you need us, we’ll be looking for sharks.