Monday Morning: Brown’s War Chest

Published January 31, 2011

Good Monday morning! Enjoy the sunshine. A 48-hour storm is on its way tomorrow.

Scott Brown might have a primary challenger next year — not to mention a strong Democratic challenger — but the junior senator has plenty of cash. The Herald reports Brown’s war chest now exceeds $7 million. Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Somerville), a possible 2012 opponent, has about $168,000 on hand. “No one is unbeatable, but he’s going to be tough to beat,” Capuano told the Herald.

Speaking of the Herald, it’s getting smaller — the dead-tree version, that is. WBUR’s Curt Nickisch reports the tabloid is shaving pages from its business and lifestyle sections, as advertising revenue and circulation fall.

WBUR opens a series about mental health care for children with the story of Will, a 17-year-old who says he was overmedicated. “They would just leave kids lying in bed. That was the most terrible experience, seeing little kids scream while they put syringes up their a–. It’s disgusting. It’s horrible.”

What ya gonna do with all that snow, all that snow inside yo’ plow? In Boston, we just move it around. Ex-CEO Paul Levy suggests we dump it in the Harbor.¬†Environmentalists¬†are queasy about the chemicals.