Another Day, Another Call for Mayor Menino to Resign

Another Day, Another Call for Mayor Menino to Resign. Today it’s the Pulitzer Prize-winning former Globe (and former Boston magazine contributor) Eileen McNamara, writing for WBUR:

“The longest serving mayor in Boston’s history may well be the toughest, having battled back from myriad ills and multiple surgeries in the last decade. Bostonians who elected him to five terms have every hope he will do it again. But to what end does a man maintain his grip on political power when, a month from his 70th birthday, he faces the prospect of weeks more of in-patient rehabilitation? To what purpose do a city’s residents accept a municipal government operating on near automatic pilot?”


Four Powerball Tickets Sold in Massachusetts Win $1 Million. By now, you know the Powerball winning numbers went to players in Arizona and Missouri. But here’s a smallish silver lining: The Massachusetts State Lottery reported that four tickets matched the first five numbers (but not the Powerball) and are good for $1 million. Those tickets were sold at City Convenience on Beacon Street in Boston, Galaxy Newsstand on Southbridge Street in Auburn, Tedeschi #153 on Union Street in Rockland, and a 7-Eleven on Washington Street in Boston, according to the Lottery. If that news still has you ripping up your ticket, well, then here’s how to increase your odds next time.  [WCVB]

Not Quite a Winning Powerball Ticket, but a Good Deal on Parking Tickets. Anyone in Boston who gets a parking ticket today through Saturday can pay it off in toys instead of cash, thanks to the city’s annual Toys for Tickets program. The toys must be equal or greater than the value of the ticket, naturally.  [Universal Hub]

Former Mayor Kevin White’s FBI Files Released in All Their Redacted Glory. After White’s death, MuckRock requested his FBI file and posted 500 pages online on Wednesday. The file “is dominated by instances of alleged corruption,” that is, if you can get through all of the Mad Libs.  [MuckRock]

Feel-Good Story of the Day: 40 Really Cold Sea Turtles Rescued from Cape Cod. Cold-blooded sea turtles don’t like to be as cold as the frigid waters of New England in November. The stranded loggerheads and green sea turtles were taken to the New England Aquarium’s care center in Quincy, where they’re being warmed back up.  []