Is the Red Sox Dysfunction Overblown by the Media?


Is the Red Sox Dysfunction Overblown by the Media? Two wins over the Yankees, and the answer’s yes. [MassLive.com]

Why Aly Raisman Would Fit Right In With the Bruins. Raisman, the 18-year-old U.S. Gymnastics captain from Needham, unexpectedly out-performed teammates Jordyn Wieber and Gabby Douglas at Sunday’s qualifier. Why? Her hard work and grit. [AP]

How One Photo Unraveled a Global Child Pornography Op. Federal agents Peter Manning and Gregory Squire, who are assigned to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations office in Boston, spend their days and nights investigating the most heinous of heinous criminals: child pornographers. Three years ago, a Massachusetts man emailed them a photo — not realizing they were under cover — and since then “… no single image has provided as many leads as the picture of the boy and his bunny,” writes Jenifer B. McKim in the Globe. Her account of tracking down the perps, the victims, and the web that surrounds the two is as intricate as it is heartbreaking. [Globe]

Deval Patrick Set to Sign Agreement With Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The years-in-the-making agreement will grant the tribe the exclusive right to develop a resort casino in Southeastern Massachusetts. [AP]

We Now Know How The T Knows Where It Is. Transportation wonks have probably known about the MBTA’s Automatic Station Identification (ASI) system for some time, but now the rest of us do, too. [Boston to a T]