Plymouth County Sheriff Gets Death Threats for Lead Balloon About Obama

Plymouth County Sheriff Gets Death Threats for Telling Terrible Obama Joke. Today in news about Joe McDonald’s recycled lead balloon at Sunday’s Republican St. Paddy’s breakfast in Scituate, we have this: McDonald has received tons of hate mail and death threats from far and wide. He continues to offer non-apologies, telling WHDH: “This was one of those unfortunate situations that some people took offense and as I said, for that I’m sorry. I meant no harm, no offense, no harm to anybody physically or emotionally.”  [WHDH]

Here’s a List of Business Schools Whose Grads Earn Starting Salaries of Six-Figures. Harvard, MIT, Boston College, and Boston University make the list, which is based on data from U.S. News and World Report.  [CityBizList]

The Final, Online-Only Edition of The Phoenix Is Up. The issue is drawing lots of farewells and well-wishers in the comments section and over social media.  [The Phoenix]

The People’s Pledge Isn’t Working Out So Well in Special Senate Race. Reps. Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch signed a similar pledge to the Warren-Brown one, but outside groups have spent nearly $400,000 toward the campaigns without breaking the pledge.  [The Hill]

John Connolly Kicks Off His Bid For Mayor, Again. “Too often City Hall operates in a manner that’s about who you know rather than who you are,” Connolly said at an event at the Omni Parker House Hotel. “Too often City Hall judges a new idea based on whose idea it is as opposed to the merit of the idea. And too often City Hall makes a decision on an idea based on who will get credit and not on who will benefit.”  [WBUR]