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Boston Today: The B's are back

Posted by Ronald J Agrella, Boston.com Editor  October 3, 2013 06:15 AM

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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:

Sports:

Bruins: Tune into NESN at 7 p.m. to watch.


Weather:

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.

Get the latest forecast here



Traffic:

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

- Noon: Boston Sports Live with Chris Gasper
- Noon: TV critic Matthew Gilbert answers your questions
- 2 p.m.: Talk DIY with Peter Hotton

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