Boozin’ Woes for Grannies and Allstonians; Jessica Simpson’s Baby Could Be Named Zinfandel


• Lay off the booze, granny: A Cape Cod grandmother was arrested after St. Paddy’s partying in Daytona Beach. She killed a motorcyclist and injured two while driving drunk. [Herald]

• Boston police were pelted with beer cans while trying to disperse St. Patrick’s Day revelers over the weekend, particularly in Allston and the Fenway. [UH]

• Among the baby names that Jessica Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson had considered was Zinfandel. Because the kid wouldn’t grow up to be a raging alcoholic or anything. [In Touch]

• Turns out millions of urinary-tract infections in the U.S. might be caused by bacteria found in chicken; and they’re increasingly drug-resistant. [Atlantic]

• Both McDonald’s and the French supermarket chain Carrefour have been accused of selling expired food in Beijing. [CBS News]

• Don’t kid yourself: Chances are grocery-store ground beef contains some pink slime. Will this news finally squelch the burger trend? [Salt/NPR]

• Sorry, everyone, scientists are just as mystified as you about that strange metallic taste you sometimes get when eating pine nuts. [Salt/NPR]