Welcome to Middleborough, Where Swearing in Public is Now a $20 Fine

Welcome to Middleborough, Where Swearing in Public is Now a $20 Fine. Last night, Middleborough residents voted 183-50 in favor of imposing a fine on all the f-words, s-words, d-words, and p-words that people are tired of hearing shouted through the streets. Some residents even found the measure necessary. “They’ll sit on the bench and yell back and forth to each other with the foulest language. It’s just so inappropriate,” says Mimi Duphily, a store owner and former town selectwoman. [USA Today]

Aaron Kushner Buys Newspapers Not Beginning with ‘G’ and Ending with ‘lobe’. Kushner, a perennial name thrown around when speculating about who’s going to buy the Globe, scooped up seven mostly West Coast newspapers, including the Orange County Register, in a deal with Freedom Communications Inc. [Reuters | Boston Business Journal]

Hillary Clinton Launches New Women’s Leadership Institute at Wellesley. The Secretary of State visited her alma mater yesterday for the launch of the State Department’s Women in Public Service Institute, which has a lofty goal for women to make up 50 percent of the world’s elected leaders by 2050. [WBUR]

Black Bear Caught After Weeks-Long Journey Around the Cape. The three-year-old bear’s final destination was Wellfleet, where officials captured him and relocated him to an undisclosed location. [Boston.com]

And the Winner for Most Creative Weapon in an Assault and Battery Charge Is … This unnamed 22-year-old fella who used wasabi — yes, wasabi — to carry out the attack. [CBS]