Dispelling the Clouds of Despair 

After the horrific week in Boston back in April, how did Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick relax? He got, in his own words, quite drunk while out dining.

Patrick admitted he left that night without paying the bill. “I realized I had no money with me. So I called her over, and I said to Maggie: ‘I really appreciate it. I’m very relaxed.’ And I also have no money. Can I bring it down tomorrow or something?’ ” the governor said. Merelle, who remembered the night well, told the Herald the governor “definitely” squared his tab.