Weekend Redux: What You Missed

Just because you spent all weekend watching the Red Sox play the Blue Jays, it doesn’t mean the world stopped moving. We round up the notable stories you missed.

1221485269 Dear Fenway Sports Group,

Unless you put David Ortiz in the race, kids who dig the Red Sox probably aren’t going to be into NASCAR.


Clark Rockefeller made us forget all about Neil Entwistle. But the Herald reminds us about the British baby killer with a story about his rough life in prison.

Barbaric wife-and-baby-killer Neil Entwistle – behind bars and fearing death threats from black inmates – was conned into shaving his scalp and becoming a skinhead by a phony promise of protection from white-supremacist prisoners[.]

That’s a tough lot. Quite so.

Bill Galvin is pissed. Not because of Boston College’s expansion plans or because nobody’s cooperating with his ethics investigation. Now he’s mad that the DCR didn’t listen to the state Historical Commission’s request that the cast iron trim that had been removed from the Longfellow Bridge be put into a secure location.

The only reason we’re upset by Barack Obama’s “lipstick on a pig” comment is because now everyone is using the phrase. Here it is applied to Jeff Beatty’s questionable fundraising methods.

“To claim this operation is an exploratory committee rather than a campaign committee through the simple expedi ent of using the term ‘exploratory’ is akin to putting lipstick on a pig,” said Paul S. Ryan, the FEC program director with the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center in Washington.

Enough. Stop with the “lipstick on a pig.” The cliché has jumped the shark, so let’s step up to the plate, think outside the box, and come up with another phrase that will be dated by the time we use it. Thanks.

Police unions around the state are scrambling to put language in their contracts that will keep officers on construction details. Gov. Deval Patrick hopes to pass a law that would put civilian flaggers on low-speed and low-traffic sites.

What do the MBTA and the Archdiocese of Boston have in common? They’re both trying to come up with the money to pay their employees’ benefits.

Why would you get rid of a piano? It adds a whole new layer of musicality when you’re playing Rock Band.