Is the Lawn on D at Risk of Closing?

Might be tough times ahead for everyone’s favorite Seaport adult playground. Reports the Globe‘s Jon Chesto: ” … the Lawn is costing the state convention center authority so much money to run — nearly $2 million this year — that officials there are unsure whether they can keep it open in its current form.” Bummer. – Read more at the Globe

A Man Was Shot and Killed in a Car Near Kendall Square

A man in his 30s was reportedly shot multiple times while in a car near Kendall Square Wednesday evening. Detectives are interviewing witnesses, and the suspect remains at large. “The passenger in that car sustained serious gunshot wounds,” Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan said. “The driver was seeking help.” – The Boston Globe

Chelsea Clinton Confirmed as Featured Speaker at #INBOUND15

Hubspot’s annual INBOUND event has confirmed a high-profile speaker for this year in vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, Chelsea Clinton. Boston’s inbound marketing giant listed several reasons why Clinton was selected, including her inspiring projects, forward thinking and adeptness at using social media toward raising awareness for various causes.   – Read more at Hubspot

Deflategate’s Ted Wells Bought A $2.1 Million Apartment From the Williams Sisters

At a certain level, the ongoing deflategate nonsense clearly seems to resemble a poorly written made-for-TV movie. And in the latest development of the inexplicable plot line, we have Ted Wells, who investigated the deflategate incident for the NFL (producing the self-named “Wells Report”), buying a multimillion dollar apartment in New York City. His new place formerly belonged to Serena and Venus Williams until Wells paid them $2.1 million for it. It’s a high profile purchase at the worst possible time for the NFL. If Jimmy Conway was in charge, he would NOT be happy about this. We’re guessing Roger Goodell isn’t too pleased, either. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has the details. – Hayden Bird

A Reminder About the NFL Preseason

Up until recently, season ticket holders were forced almost without exception to pay the same rate for two preseason home games as they do for eight regular season games. Since the preseason games are utterly meaningless, that’s essentially the definition of a scam. Fortunately, teams have begun to the see the light. >>> Read more on BostInno – Hayden Bird

Major Retail Changes Are in Store for Copley Place [Rendering]

Offices at the Copley Place have been in the midst of renovations since 2014, and are scheduled for completion this year. As for the shopping, enhancements include: new flooring throughout the center; upgraded escalators as well as improved accessibility from street level; updated restrooms; and an “upscale fast casual dining component.” >>> Read more on BostInno – Alex Weaver

New South Boston Bar Will Offer 40 Rotating Craft Beers on Draught & 100 Whiskeys

Worden Hall’s sweeping bar top is comprised of 12,720 pennies which he and partner Dan Henn spiffed up themselves one by one. It took $600 worth of pennies for them to sift through – banks that change out coins for dollars don’t necessarily provide freshly minted tender. >>> Read more on BostInno – Nick DeLuca

Now Settled Into Its Boston Digs, GSN Games Fires up Its Hiring Streak

Today, GSN Games has more than 400 in nine offices worldwide. Last year, the firm acquired Bash Gaming, creator of the hit social bingo game Bingo Bash, which added more than 150 employees and two new offices to the organization. And back in March, GSN snatched up social casino game developer Idle Gaming (best known for their app Fresh Deck Poker). There are currently 100 open jobs across all nine offices, 19 of which are local. >>> Read more on BostInno – Rebecca Strong