Tom Brady Says He's Having a Great Week

Tom Brady Says He’s Having a Great Week. On Monday night, Brady led the Patriots to a 42-14 win over the Texans, just days after his wife, Gisele, gave birth to daughter Vivian Lake. “She is doing very well … It’s been a great week, a great way to end it,” he said after the game.  [WCVB]

Deval Patrick: The Herald Scooped My Electronic Toll Plan. The Globe, meanwhile, gets in on the action by adding details to the initial Herald report. The administration says the $100 million electronic tolling initiative would pay for itself within 2 or 3 years and eliminate the need for renovating toll plazas. “This isn’t about the toll takers, Patrick said. “It’s about having as modern and efficient a transportation system as possible, and we will make as dignified and soft a landing for those people as possible.”  [Globe | Herald]

Homelessness in Massachusetts Increased 5 Percent Between January 2011 and January 2012. “We don’t anticipate that number going down whatsoever,” Robyn Frost, executive director of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, told WBUR. “We actually anticipate more problems for families just because our state has changed some of the state regulations for families to get into shelters.” [WBUR]

National Grid, NStar, Western Mass. Electric Fined Millions for Response to 2011 Storms. After a year-long investigation, the Department of Public Utilities announced fines for “systematic and fundamental failures” to Tropical Storm Irene and the freakish October snowstorm. National Grid was fined $18.7 million, NStar was fined $4.1 million, and Western Massachusetts Electric Co. was fined $2 million, for a combined total that’s less than the $30 million recommended by Attorney General Martha Coakley.  [AP]

Boston to Cape MBTA Service Is Coming Back. Woo hoo: After a nearly 25-year absence, MBTA train service between South Station and Hyannis—via a stop in Buzzards Bay—will be back in 2013 from May 24 to Labor Day. Five weekend trips and possibly a Monday morning return will be restored in a service that’s “somewhat similar to the Patriots/MBTA train.”  [Wicked Local]