Good morning, Boston.
The Bruins kickoff their regular season today as they play the Lightning. Hockey has returned!
Here's what else you need to know this morning:
Bruins: Tune into NESN at 7 p.m. to watch.
Today: Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
Tonight... Partly cloudy in the evening...then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s.
Check out our current traffic report.
What’s in the news?
- Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is asking a judge to lift some of his prison restrictions. Tsarnaev's lawyers say he's been nearly completely isolated with "very limited" access to a small outdoor enclosure.
- Mohegan Sun execs will take questions from state gambling regulators today on the casino operator's proposal for a $1 billion casino in Palmer. The suitability hearing is expected to include questions about the project's finances and is the first for any of the companies seeking casino licenses.
- The state will do what it can to keep programs running but Patrick administration officials say the federal shutdown could spill over to affect federally funded state programs and employees. A prolonged shutdown could also affect federal funding for welfare, child care and other grant programs.
- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the Constitution is a document, not an organism. In a talk yesterday at Tufts, Scalia told a crowd it's possible for a law to be stupid yet still constitutional.
Events for today:
- Country music artist Chris Cagle plays the House of Blues tonight at 7 p.m.
- Bronwyn in Somerville kicks off an Octoberfest celebration tonight with live music, German beers, specialty food, and games. The event runs through Sunday. 5 p.m.
- The 20-piece Compaq Big Band takes the stage at Ryle's tonight. The performance will feature vocalist Rebecca Holtz. 8 p.m.
Check out these live events on Boston.com today