More Than 200 Retirees Get $100,000+ State Pensions

More Than 200 Retirees Get $100,000+ State Pensions. The average public pension is $26,000, according to Joseph Connarton, chairman of the Mass. Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission.  [Boston Business Journal]

Bill Belichick Explains Why He Grabbed Official After Sunday’s Game. “I’ve coached in this league a long time and I’ve never been penalized, never had any incidents with officials or anything like that, I have never meant any disrespect or in any way tried to abuse or be disrespectful to the officials and the job that they do,” Belichick said. “I was trying to get an explanation for obviously an important call, play in that game and that’s the No. 1 thing between coaches and officials that’s always in the forefront is communication of what’s going on, what’s happening.”  [Globe]

Massachusetts Is The Fifth Richest State in the U.S. Based on Median Income. Massachusetts ranked behind Connecticut (No. 4), New Jersey (No. 3), Alaska (No. 2), and Maryland (No. 1) in the ranking, compiled by 24/7 Wall Street, which reviewed data on state income, poverty, healthcare, cost of living, inflation, and unemployment.  [Daily Finance]

Video: Scott Brown Staff Makes Tomahawk Chops, Indian War Cries. Two words: stay classy.  [WCVB]

Feel-Good Cat Story of the Day: Pig Saves Cat After Barn Fire. If you’re torn up over the accidental/wrongful euthanization of Lady the cat, this story might cheer you up a bit: A pig named Miss Colby sniffed out and led her owners to Gumbo three days after he was presumed lost in a barn fire. Gumbo has burns on his paws, tail, and ears and is recovering at the Andover Animal Hospital.  [CBS]