Boston Beaches Among Cleanest Urban Beaches in U.S.

Boston Beaches Among Cleanest Urban Beaches in the Nation. “Some of the region’s beaches, including Nantasket Beach in Hull and the South Boston beaches, are safe for swimming nearly every day and rank among the cleanest urban beaches in the nation,” says Bruce Berman, the communications director for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. So … this saying about the other guys? [WBUR]

Meg Theriault, BU Student Injured in New Zealand Crash, Wakes from Coma and Speaks. Theriault, 21, has been in a medically induced coma after she was injured in van crash on May 12 that killed three classmates and injured four others. She said “Good morning,” asked for her mother, and told her father that she loved him, according to Waikato Hospital. [NZ Herald]

This Week in Noticing That Mitt Romney Is Ignoring Massachusetts: Bloomberg.

T Ridership is Up, Again, for the 15th Time. April was also the third consecutive month that daily ridership exceeded 1.3 million riders on average. []

Herald Picks Fight With Globe About Circulation Numbers, Then Writes a Story About It. Yawn. [Herald]