Weekend Redux: What You Missed

Just because you spent all weekend stocking up on snacks for Sunday’s game, it doesn’t mean the world stopped moving. We round up the notable stories you missed.

1220879237 Gov. Deval Patrick answered the Mashpee Wampanoag’s “Can we haz casino negotiation?” with a resounding “No.”

“Until we know the extent to which the Bureau of Indian Affairs approves the Tribe’s land-in-trust application, and the Tribe’s jurisdiction over the land located in Middleborough is established, any agreements we might reach would be purely hypothetical,” wrote Governor Deval Patrick’s chief legal counsel[.]

We’re never having children. On top of shelling out for sports and other activities, teachers are asking parents to donate basic supplies like toilet paper and pencils because school budgets are so tight.

Ed O’Reilly and John Kerry had a debate, much to the incumbent’s chagrin. O’Reilly said he was happy that he didn’t faint during the proceedings, which you can see on WBZ’s website.

The Red Sox aren’t the only expensive sports ticket in town. The nearly-perfect Patriots are the first team in NFL history to have an average ticket price over $100.

This story about the charmed life of Tom Brady elicited very different reactions depending on when you finally got around to reading yesterday’s paper.

He may not have sent you a postcard, but Mayor Tom Menino is having a great time in Italy. His big plan for Boston is to start a sort of alumni network that will link leaders with ties to our city in ways that will hopefully benefit it.

While Hizzoner spent the week in an Italian hotel room with mountain views, many New Englanders are happy to make due with a day at the amusement park. Local parks are doing a brisk business since families don’t want to spend too much on a vacation this year.

Logan marks the seventh anniversary of 9/11 by unveiling a memorial to the 148 people who died on board the flights that departed from Boston’s airport that day.

Massachusetts’ district attorneys have each contributed $2,000 to stop the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana. Guys, it would make your jobs easier if you didn’t have to convict people for carrying a few ounces of weed.