Deval Patrick Thinks ‘Lincoln’ Is Going to Kill It at the Oscars

Deval Patrick Thinks ‘Lincoln’ Is Going to Kill It at the Oscars. The governor’s office shared his predictions in six categories, five of which are going to “Lincoln” or to Daniel Day-Lewis for playing Lincoln. His only non-“Lincoln” prediction? Best Actress is going to Quvenzhane Wallis for her role in “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” certainly an interesting pick.  [Herald]

Heavy, Wet Snow Will Start Saturday with the Worst on Sunday. Up to eight inches could accumulate this weekend with Boston being on the verge of 4-6 and 6-8 territory.  [National Weather Service]

Two Things About Snow Removal. One, Mayor Menino thinks we’re prepared. Practice makes perfect, right? “We’re ready for the snowstorm,” he said. “The numbers keep on fluctuating—some people say 12 [inches] some people say three to six [inches]. I hope it’s rain.” Two, confirmation that everything we ever thought about intentional plow-ins is now confirmed.  [WHDH | BostInno]

Harvard Sets Record Number of Applications (Again). The university reported this morning that it received 35,022 applications for the class of 2017, which is 719 applications more than last year.  [The Crimson]

Kid Calls 911 On His Mom … Because He Doesn’t Want To Go To Bed. Ten-year-old Dan Davis, of Brockton, dialed 911 but quickly hung up. Following protocol, dispatchers returned the call and spoke with his mom, Shamayne Rosario. “Dan, would you like to talk to the police? Because you can’t be calling 911 when there is no emergency,” she says in the 911 call. Hilarious.  [Enterprise News]