Obama Gives Massachusetts Waiver on No Child Left Behind

Obama to Give Massachusetts Waiver on No Child Left Behind. Massachusetts is one of 10 states that President Obama will liberate from the strict requirements of the “admirable but flawed” NCLB legislation. Twenty-eight other states have indicated that they, too, plan to apply for the waiver. [AP]

Dennis ‘Oil Can’ Boyd Used to Coke Up Before Pitching for the Sox. “Some of the best games I’ve ever, ever pitched in the major leagues I stayed up all night; I’d say two-thirds of them,” he said, shortly after admitting to being under the influence of cocaine “in every ballpark” where he’d ever pitched. Fried chicken and brewskies in the clubhouse now look pretty pale by comparison. [CBS]

Martha Coakley to Sign Foreclosure Settlement. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is expected to sign a settlement with attorneys generals nationwide over the role of Bank of America Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Co., Citibank, and Ally Financial Inc., in the country’s foreclosure crisis. [Boston.com]

BPD Gets Back Custody of Website from Hackers. After a week of being controlled by “Internet vigilante group” Anonymous (which posted an anti-police hip-hop video), BPDnews.com is now back in the hands of the Boston Police Department. “It is a serious situation when something like that occurs, but that said, we’re looking for a light-hearted way to communicate with the community, apologize for the convenience and inform them of other ways to connect with us on social media,” department spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll said. [Herald]

Ben Affleck Owns This Town … No Seriously. The corner of Tremont and Avery Streets was temporarily renamed “The Town Take 2 Place” to commemorate the DVD and Blu-ray release of the director’s cut of The Town. Yes, that would be a street corner renamed for a the DVD/Blu-ray release of the director’s cut of a movie from 2010. [The Atlantic Cities]