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AM Briefing: House Health Costs Bill; Organic Waste Ban

Happy Friday. Top local stories and what we’re watching today:

— Massachusetts House leaders today will unveil a bill that seeks to rein in rising health care costs.

— Beginning in 2014, the state is planning to ban commercial entities from throwing away food — organic waste — in the trash. [Boston Globe]

— Police are searching for the boyfriend in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Burlington woman. [Lowell Sun]

— Anthony DiNunzio, the reputed boss of the New England mafia, was yesterday ordered held without bail in Rhode Island on extortion charges. [AP, via MassLive.com]

— Following the suicide of longtime NFL linebacker Junior Seau, local coaches say precautions are in place to combat concussions occurring in youth sports. [Boston Herald]

— In a speech to his officers, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis set a goal of further reducing city crime by 10 percent. [Globe]

— The head of Boston’s licensing board says the city can’t curtail the operating hours of certain clubs without a “new violation.” [Herald]

Sports:

— The Celtics host Game 3 of their playoff series against the Hawks tonight.

— Longtime dominant New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has hurt his knee in what may be a career-ending injury. [NPR]

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