Where the Hell Are Boston's Neighborhoods?

Where the Hell Are Boston’s Neighborhoods? Anyone who’s tried to figure out where J.P. ends and anywhere else begins will enjoy this one.  [Bostonography | The Atlantic Cities]

This Year, The Fireworks on CBS Will Definitely, Absolutely Be Real. “Overall, this marks 39 years that the show has been broadcast, and we try different things all the time,” David Mugar, whose production company works with CBS to televise the fireworks, said about last year’s notoriously fake insertion of Boston landmarks (Fenway Park?! City Hall?!) against the fireworks on the Charles. “This is one we shouldn’t have tried. We meant well. Like I said before, we thought it would be a great way to showcase Boston’s many historical structures on the most patriotic day of the year and during the best fireworks show of the year, but people didn’t like it. And we understand why. We won’t do it again.”  [Globe]

Aly Raisman, of Needham, Will Compete at London Olympics. Raisman, 18, has practiced at Brestyan’s American Gymnastics Club in Burlington for the last five years (for three hours in the morning plus a session in the afternoon). She’s one of five female gymnasts to make the cut for the U.S. Olympic team.  [Herald]

Chatham Man Wins Ernest Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. So the beard worked out well for Richard Costello, of Chatham, who beat out 86 wannabe Hemingway lookalikes to win the Virtual “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. Costello wins a trip to the live round of competition later this month in Key West.  [AP]

Harbormaster: Don’t Swim Within 300 Feet of Seals. This is the warning in lieu of closing beaches and prohibiting swimming because of this.  [Wicked Local]