Thursday In The Hub: 5 Stories

Stories of note around the Hub on a hot and misty Thursday morning:

  1. Pothole Fixed, But Long Road Ahead For Bridge Repairs

    The morning commute is looking clear. All lanes on I-93 North, near Medford, are open again after workers successfully closed a gaping pothole on a bridge that snarled traffic Wednesday. With the state spending billions of dollars on road and bridge repairs, WBUR’s Fred Thys went in search of the giant hole in the road late Wednesday morning. (WBUR)

  2. Brown Votes Against Medicare, Education Funding

    Massachusetts stands to receive $655 million in federal Medicaid and education money under an aid package that narrowly cleared a key congressional hurdle yesterday despite opposition from the Bay State’s Republican senator, Scott Brown. (Globe)

  3. Shaq Will Make $2.8 Million Over 2 Years

    The Celtics will enter the upcoming season with nearly as much sizzle as their counterparts in Miami, as NBA icon, all-time great center, and Hall of Fame personality Shaquille O’Neal signed a two-year, $2.8 million contract with Boston, his fifth team in an illustrious but rocky career. (Globe)

  4. NPR Intern From BU Is Stabbed In D.C.

    An NPR intern was stabbed by another woman Wednesday morning in DC’s Chinatown neighborhood, in an incident witnesses described as a random attack. Witnesses say the victim, Annie Ropeick, a rising junior at Boston University, was walking down the street when the woman ran up and stabbed her in the neck for no apparent reason. (WJLA)

  5. CIA Quietly Invests In Cambridge Company

    Few people know that In-Q-Tel, the nonprofit investment arm of the U.S. intelligence community, has a stake in the Cambridge, MA-based startup Seventh Sense Biosystems. Neither In-Q-Tel nor Seventh Sense has ever publicized their relationship, which came to Xconomy’s attention recently. (Xconomy)