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Boston Today: Boston invades New York, very chilly tonight

Posted by Ronald J Agrella, Boston.com Editor  September 5, 2013 05:49 AM

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Good morning, Boston.

The Red Sox head south today to begin a four-day series against the New York Yankees after routing the Tigers last night. Jake Peavy takes the mound for the Sox while pitcher Ivan Nova tries to keep the Red Sox bats silent. The game starts at 7:05. You can watch it on NESN, or just fly to New York.

It will also begin to feel like fall today, especially tonight.

Here's what else we have for you:

Sports:

Red Sox:
We'll have more details and preview the game tonight at boston.com/redsox.
Tune into Boston Sports Live at noon today as we talk Red Sox and more.

Weather:
It'll be mostly cloudy in the morning...then clearing later. There's a 30 percent chance of showers. Near steady temperature in the mid 60s.

Tonight... It'll get cold, well, at least for this time of year. Lows will be in the upper 40s.
Get today's forecast here


Traffic:

Most likely awful, unless you take public transit, then, not much better. If you drive a car, motorcycle, truck, or scooter, you can check out our current traffic report.

What’s in the news?

- Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren say they need more information before they decide how they'll vote on the Obama administration's request for limited military action in Syria. Markey says he's concerned about any attack's unintended consequences while Warren says the request is too "open ended."

- All but five of 33 proposed ballot issues have cleared their first hurdle. Attorney General Martha Coakley says the issues meet constitutional requirements. Among those that did not were proposals requiring labels on genetically-modified food and outlawing casino gambling in the state.

- In what the beverage industry calls an informational day, industry reps will spend the day on Beacon Hill pressing a number of sustainability and other issues. The visit comes as environmental activists push a ballot question expanding the state's bottle bill to include non-carbonated beverages.

- A man convicted of killings in Washington state has been returned to Massachusetts to face charges in a 1988 murder. Daniel Tavares was indicted in April in Gayle Botelho's stabbing. Her remains were found more than a decade after she disappeared, in the backyard of a Fall River home where Tavares had lived.

- A third horse has been found in Massachusetts with Eastern equine encephalitis. The latest case has prompted health officials to raise the mosquito threat level to "critical" in Tyngsborough, with nearby communities raised to "moderate" risk.

Events for today:

- The Paradise Rock Club will host the first ever RCNFest tonight. The free concert features tunes by DJ Hustle Simmons, The Todd Biggins Band, Herland Brothers and Gentleman Hall. 7-11 p.m. Details here.

- Head over to Dewey Square to pick up the season's best fruits and vegetables at the Boston Public Market. Vendors sell everything from seafood and nuts, to baked goods and specialty butters. 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Event information here.

- Whole Food Market in Charlestown is hosting a trunk show by Haven, featuring belts, handbags, wallets and other boho-chic items for fall and beyond. Tonight, 5-7 p.m. Check it out.

Staying in? Check out these live events on Boston.com today.

- Noon: Boston Sports Live
- Noon: Critic Matthew Gilbert answers your TV questions
- 2 p.m. Fix-it man Peter Hotton talks DIY

Some AP reports contributed to this piece

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