Sal DiMasi Could Testify Before Grand Jury Today

Sal DiMasi Could Testify Before Grand Jury Today. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons again lists DiMasi as “in transit,” which means he could arrive in Worcester today, presumably to testify before a grand jury as part of Carmen Ortiz’s investigation into the state Probation Department. The mood on Beacon Hill is tense. “His testimony could blow the lid off this place,” one legislator said in an interview with WCVB. Another legislator said: “It would completely change the landscape at the State House … He knows everything.” [Globe | WCVB]

A Ferris Wheel on the Esplanade?! Last night the Esplanade Association presented 10 ideas for the park — including maintenance and landscaping, adding a cafe by the hatch shell, turning the park into a public arts venue, adding a “fast lane” for runners and cyclists, and more. The biggest idea seems to be the consideration of a Ferris wheel by the Museum of Science à la the Eye of London … and Coney Island. [Herald]

The Tim Thomas: Say A Lot, Then Saying Nothing At All. Exhibit A: Thomas’s explanation on Facebook for skipping the team’s visit to the White House a couple of weeks ago. And now, Exhibit B: another Facebook post, about which he says, “… that’s my personal life and it has absolutely nothing to do with the Bruins or hockey, and I’m going to use my right to remain silent.” [ESPN]

Tom Brady and Kevin Youkilis Are Going to be Bro-In-Laws. Brady’s sister Julie is engaged to the Red Sox slugger. Congrats to the happy couple! [Herald]

Today in Boston: 50°F; Tomorrow: 2-4 Inches of Snow. Needless to say, it’s been a very odd “winter” this year. []