Editor's note: We're splitting for the Memorial Day Weekend. See you bright and surly Tuesday!
ARLINGTON—Just in time for summer blowing season: "A group of Arlington landscapers and businessmen submitted about 1,300 signatures on a petition Thursday afternoon calling for a special election to overturn the town’s new leaf blower ban." [Boston.com]
EAST CAMBRIDGE—Here now some details on the freshest round of bids for the former Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse (and current jail): "The new group is also slightly smaller, with seven applicants instead of the eight the state originally received. Those who stayed on for the second round are names that would be familiar to those who follow local development..." [Chronicle]