Tuesday Mid-Morning: Caritas Sale, Patriots!

Published October 5, 2010

What’s news on a — how about those Pats? — gloomy Tuesday morning in Boston. An MSM-heavy roundup:

Deal Is Near For Sale Of Caritas Health Care

Representatives of Caritas Christi Health Care, the private equity firm seeking to buy it, and the attorney general’s office are working on a tentative agreement to protect the retirement plans of 13,000 employees and keep the chain’s hospitals open for at least five years. (Globe)

Suspect In Mattapan Shooting Agrees To Return

The man charged in connection with a quadruple homicide in Mattapan agreed yesterday to be sent back to Boston, as officials planned precautions to ensure his safety and as new details about the crime emerged. (Globe)

Simba Martin Would Be 22 Today

Mattapan massacre victim Simba Martin, who would have turned 22 today, is being remembered as youth activist who sought to eradicate the street violence that claimed his life. (Herald)

Also: I’m covering his funeral today.

Mass Texting Ban Nearly ‘Unenforceable’

The Bay State’s highly touted texting-while-driving ban is all but unenforceable and could even violate motorists’ privacy rights, civil libertarians and defense lawyers told the Herald yesterday. (Herald)

Patriots Eviscerate Dolphins

The Patriots flew home victorious despite just 153 yards passing from Tom Brady, who was an efficient 19 for 24, and without a catch from Randy Moss, the first time in his three-plus seasons in New England he did not record a reception in a game. (Globe)

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