Swans Return to the Boston Garden Lagoon

Romeo and Juliet will spend the summer in the Garden.

1. Cloudy skies today with highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

2. After wintering at the Franklin Park Zoo, Romeo and Juliet, the city's most famous swans, returned to the calm, graceful waters of the Public Garden Lagoon - to the delight of many. Click here for photos from Tuesday's welcoming ceremony.

3. The Grainger Foundation has made a gift of $50,000 to fund the creation of the new HVAC&R Lab to train students at the for careers in sustainable energy, the Institute announced. Grainger will be recognized this morning at the President’s Breakfast for Industry Partners.

“We are grateful to The Grainger Foundation for its generosity,” said President George C. Chryssis.

4. City Councilors Stephen Murphy and Rob Consalvo have filed a request for a hearing to discuss adding cameras at red light intersections to reduce motor vehicle accidents. "In 2009 alone, red-light running killed 676 people and injured an estimated 113,000," the councilors wrote in the request. "The Boston City Council wishes to protect all drivers, cyclists and pedestrians."

5. What do you think about strollers on the T? The MBTA is conducting a survey asking riders to weigh in on the issue - should strollers be folded before a rider boards the train? So far, a majority of voters say no.


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