Don't Tell The Phoenix That The Alt-Weekly Is Dying

Don’t Tell The Phoenix That The Alt-Weekly Is Dying. Phoenix editor Carly Carioli has an open letter to Salon responding to this piece that says alt-weeklies have lost their soul. Carili fires back with about as many I-shit-you-nots, mf-bombs, and suck-asses as can reasonably fit in 1,500 words. And, oh yeah, this too: “The Phoenix didn’t get to stick around for nearly half a century by resting on its laurels, or being nostalgic for supposedly purer days—that way of thinking is intrinsically against our nature, which is, over and over and over again, to change. To shift gears and adapt when the shit hits the fan.”  [The Phoenix]

Jon Dailey Missing: Police, Friends, Family Search for Missing Grad Student. Dailey, a Boston Architectural College student, was last seen at his apartment in Allston on Tuesday night.  []

Police: Body Pulled from Charles Isn’t Jon Dailey. The Suffolk District Attorney’s Office is investigating the circumstances of the death, and authorities don’t think its that of Jon Dailey, according to spokesman David Procopio. The body, which was found this morning near the BU bridge, is an older, white male. “Nothing readily suggests foul play, but we will leave that to DA to ultimately determine,” Procopio said in a statement.  [Fox] —Caroline Hatano

Section of Storrow Drive Outbound to Close Starting Monday Night. A section of Storrow Drive between the Hatch Shell and Clarendon Street will close between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on weeknights for “several months” for repair work.  []

Wes Welker Sticks One to Bill Belichick After Pats Win. “Yeah it’s kind of nice to stick it in Bill’s face once in a while, so this is definitely a good one,” Welker said on the CSNNE Patriots Postgame show. He gave a wink and a smile, of course.  [CBS]