The Boston Sun reports that Michelle Wu has come out against rebuilding the bridge to Long Island, saying the money would be better and more quickly spent on things that can be done now, instead of waiting for Quincy to finally yell uncle and stop fighting in court.
The Bay State Banner reports the ACLU is less than thrilled with a plan, signed off on by Acting Mayor Kim Janey, to create a nine-community video surveillance network. One example: Boston bars the use of facial-recognition technology, but other places don't, so what happens to images that are scanned in from those places?
Speaking of Janey, the Globe asks if the bloom is off her rose already. WGBH, meanwhile, takes a look at the increasingly messy - and increasingly public - story of the White family, leading up to a new affidavit by Dennis White in which he discusses how he spanked one of his two daughters, the one who spoke for more than an hour on how horrible he is.
WBUR seems surprised that few people seem to be paying attention to the mayor's race in the first week in June - and tries to shame suburbanites in particular to start paying attention, damn it, because Boston is the Hub of the Universe, and that includes the suburbs, and never mind that none of them get to vote for Boston's next mayor.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, local 2222, is backing Annissa Essaibi George. "Boston’s hard working residents need a partner in the Mayor’s Office, someone who will show up and speak up for workers’ rights time and time again - not just during campaign season, local Business Manager Myles Calvey said in a statement.
The local firefighters union has endorsed Mary Tamer of West Roxbury to replace Councilor Matt O'Malley in District 6 (West Roxbury, JP). "Mary is an experienced leader who cares deeply about the health and safety of our communities and is the leader we need at City Hall," Local 718 President John Soares said in a statement.