Everyone's Excited the NHL Lockout Will End, Except Maybe Tim Thomas

Everyone’s Excited the NHL Lockout Will End, Except Maybe Tim Thomas. Bruins fans are dusting off their jerseys, businesses around the Garden are looking forward to making more money, and Tim Thomas is reportedly in Colorado sitting out the final year of his contract.  [Boston.com | WBUR | ESPN]

Massachusetts Man, Nephew Attacked by Bobcat Near Home. This is terrifying: Roger Mundell Jr., of Brookfield, was in his garage on Sunday when a bobcat attacked him, biting his face and scratching his body. The bobcat then turned on Mundell’s 15-year-old nephew and bit his arms and back. Mundell and his wife pinned the animal to the ground and shot it. State Environmental Police think it’s likely the bobcat had rabies given its unusual behavior, and both Mundell and his nephew are undergoing treatment.  [AP]

Tarek Mehanna, Serving 17 1/2 Years, Receives Social Justice Award. Mehanna, convicted in 2011 on terrorism-related charges, received the 36th annual Sacco & Vanzetti Social Justice Award Sunday from the Community Church of Boston. “I would like to thank everyone at the Community Church of Boston for this award,” Mehanna said through a prepared statement, “but I must add that relative to others I can think of in the world today, I have done very, very little to deserve it.”  [MetroWest Daily News]

Mark Wahlberg Will Screen ‘Broken City’ in Hingham. In what the Ledger dubbed “Mark Madness,” Wahlberg will screen his new crime-thriller starring Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones at the Patriot Cinema in Hingham Shipyard with an after-party at Wahlburgers. The news doesn’t come as a shock: Wahlberg previously screened “The Fighter” and “The Other Guys” in the shipyard.  [Patriot Ledger]

Boston Pols Watching Story on Worcester Street Panhandler Ban. In related news, Herald commenters reach new low on story about Worcester banning said panhandlers.  [Herald]