Mayor Menino Says He May Be Released from Rehab Hospital on Sunday

Mayor Menino Says He May Be Released from Rehab Hospital on Sunday. Menino speculated on his release from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital to Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart, who visited the rehab hospital. A Globe photographer caught video of the exchange. “It’s a hope, but it’s not clear when he’s being released,” said Menino spokeswoman Dot Joyce.  [Globe]

Driver Whose Spine Broken in Green Line Crash is Recovering. Stephen Perno, a 26-year MBTA employee, broke his spine when his stopped Green Line trolley was hit from the rear by another trolley. The driver of the second trolley has since been fired. Both were supposed to receive the Safe Driver Award the day after the accident.  [WBZ]

A Lengthy List of Possible Successors to John Kerry’s Senate Seat. The list of 14 includes the usual suspects (Brown, Downing, Tisei, Markey)  and Ben Affleck, whose rationale is … really something: “We include Affleck because this blog is supposed to be fun and because ‘Argo’ was a great movie (The Fix Boss also liked ‘Gigli,’ for what it’s worth). And Affleck himself isn’t ruling it out. Crazier things have happened. (Gov. Jesse Ventura, anyone?)”  [Washington Post]

And the Globe Magazine’s Bostonians of the Year Are … U.S. Olympic champions Aly Raisman, of Needham, and Kayla Harrison, of Marblehead.  [Globe]

Good News: TSA Now Allows Tiny Snow Globes in Carry-Ons, No Longer Thinks All People Are Terrorists. By everyone, they mean children younger than 12 and people older than 75, who are all granted the privilege of keeping their shoes on while going through security. “We recognize that they’re not likely to be terrorists and so we allow them to leave their shoes on. That expedites the screening process,” said Transportation Security Administration’s Lisa Farbstein. “Basically, we do know that not everybody is a terrorist. We totally understand that.”  [WBUR]