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What do you get when you jam an 18-month legislative session into a frenzied final few hours of votes? Well, you get what you deserve, but thankfully for the Legislature, the Red Sox took the heat away with their own dizzying deadline deals, albeit much less chaotic.

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The Boston Globe built some serious buzz for its soon-to-come Catholic website on Wednesday by unveiling the site's name (Crux) and by breaking the Eighth Commandment by stealing columnist Margery Eagan away from the Boston Herald.

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As the Arthur S. Demoulas clan continues to fiddle while the Market Basket legacy burns, there is another entrant quietly moving into in the lucrative Massachusetts grocery store sector.

This fall, Wegmans, a popular, upscale supermarket chain will land on Market Basket's turf in Burlington. The chain, which already has a store in Chestnut Hill, will also open a store in Westwood. (Alas, no stores in once-again-slighted western Massachusetts.)
 

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House Speaker Robert DeLeo has been on the offensive recently, and very little of it has relied on charm. DeLeo has made the rounds with television reporters. He's battering the state judiciary's point man on corruption inside the state Probation Department, and swiping at one-time legislative lieutenants. DeLeo's current offensive isn't all that different from the fights he was waging two or three years ago. He's still surrounded by clouds from the mess in Probation. And he's still arguing that, because he hasn't been called a crook in court, he's a choirboy.

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Gov. Deval Patrick's bid to shelter immigrant children in Massachusetts is creating some interesting plot lines in the race to succeed him. The Democratic candidates for governor -- Attorney General Martha Coakley, Treasurer Steve Grossman, and Don Berwick -- all support Patrick's plan. So does Republican Charlie Baker. But independent Jeff McCormick has come out against the plan, a move that could sap support from Baker.

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