AM Briefing: It’s Gonna Be A Hot One; Federal Casino Hearing

Good morning. Top local stories and what we’re watching this Wednesday:

Get ready for record-level heat today, as the City of Boston has issued a heat advisory.

— The state Senate approved a plan to deliver $51 million in bailout funds to the MBTA.

— Seven pharmaceutical companies are slated to unveil a Massachusetts neuroscience consortium at the BIO conference today.

— Unionized workers are scheduled to vote today on the tentative new labor deal with the Pilgrim nuclear power plant.

— The Bureau of Indian Affairs today holds its first hearing on the Mashpee Wampanoag’s request to put land in Taunton into federal trust for its casino plan. [Taunton Daily Gazette]

— The Franklin Park Zoo’s “corpse flower” — with a smell that resembles rotting flesh — is in bloom.


— Powered by David Ortiz, the Red Sox beat the Marlins in Boston.

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