Weekend Redux: What You Missed

Just because you spent all weekend raking leaves, it doesn’t mean the world stopped moving. We round up the notable stories you missed.

1219691444 The MBTA might not be raising fares in 2009, but they’ve got no problem jacking the price it charges to park in its lots and garages. Commuters who drive to the train will pay $2 a day more starting on Nov. 15.

The stock market had its worst week ever. We’ve witnessed history, everyone!

Some Boston politicians want nothing to do with the contest in the Second Suffolk District between Dianne Wilkerson and Sonia Chang-Diaz.

Secretary of State Bill Galvin is investigating the huge payday Sal DiMasi’s lobbying friends earned from Cognos.

Some state workers are going to have a tough Christmas. The state plans to announce layoffs sometime this week.

If the writers on 24 get sick of having Jack Bauer fight the terrorists, perhaps they can try a storyline where he attempts to scrounge up some cash to pay the state’s bills. State Treasurer Tim Cahill has had quite a few harrowing weeks.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley likes the Red Sox. Kind of.

O’Malley’s spokesman, Terrence C. Donilon, described the cardinal’s relationship to the team this way: “The cardinal enjoys sports, but because of his many responsibilities and commitments, he does not get a chance to attend many games or watch them on TV. It is unlikely that the cardinal will be able to watch an entire game during the postseason, but I expect that he will keep track of how the Red Sox are doing as they move through the playoffs.”

Need a place to stash the 1912 World Series trophy? Why not put it on John F. Kennedy’s boat? The Manitou, the boat Kennedy liked to sail when he was president, is for sale.

Somerville still wants its mass transit.

You may have hated all the rain that fell this summer, but at least it’s making for some pretty foliage.