Boston Today: Rick Ross performs at the Orpheum Theatre

Rick Ross performed at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards at the Atlanta Civic Center on Sept. 28, 2013.
Rick Ross performed at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards at the Atlanta Civic Center on Sept. 28, 2013.Dan Harr/Invision/AP

Good morning, Boston. Here’s what you need to know today:

Sports:

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Bruins:

TheBruins play the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight at 7 p.m. You can watch the game on NHL/FSOH/NESN orjoin Boston.com for live coverage.

Weather:

Today: Sunny. Not as cool with highs around 50.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

Get the latest forecast here.

Traffic: Check out our current traffic report.

What’s in the news?

Bulger faces life in prison: James “Whitey” Bulger has heard from the families of some of the people he was convicted of killing. Now, he will finally hear his punishment.

Quincy lawyer facing drug charges: Michael Lustig is accused of trying to smuggle pills into a courthouse lockup.

School janitor arrested on child porn charges: Michael Silvia, a custodian for Franklin public schools, pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges.

Events for today:

Hip-hop star Rick Ross is at the Orpheum Theatre tonight. 8 p.m.

For the Sake of the Song: A Tribute to John Prine takes place tonight at Atwoods Tavern. 9 p.m.

Comedian Jackie Flynn is the featured performer at Laugh Boston tonight. 8 p.m.

Check out the live event on Boston.com today:

Noon: Boston Sports Live Video Show

2 p.m.: Chat with Handyman on Call Peter Hotton

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