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AM Briefing: Hiring Scrutiny In Medford; Opening Books Of Quasi-Public Agencies

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Good morning. Top local stories and what we're watching this Tuesday:

-- The head of the Medford Housing Authority is denying allegations of mismanagement and illegal hiring practices, following both state and federal probes. [Boston Globe]

-- During budget debate last night, the House passed an amendment that would require quasi-public state agencies to post salary and spending information. [Boston Herald] More:

  • The Massachusetts House began debate on a $32 billion budget plan.

-- Citing high demand, charter school operators and advocates are looking to lift a cap on new charter schools in Boston. [Globe]

-- A review finds that the earnings of Massachusetts fishermen fell more than 14 percent last year. [Herald]

-- With competing claims, the gambling debate is getting heated in Plainville. [Attleboro Sun Chronicle]Sports:

-- The Sox win, snapping a five-game losing streak.

This program aired on April 24, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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