AM Briefing: Foxborough Casino Withdrawn; Secure Communities Coming; Senate Health Bill

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

-- Developer Steve Wynn has withdrawn his casino proposal for Foxborough. More:

  • The casino race opens up for Boston's Suffolk Downs after Foxborough folded. [Boston Herald]
  • The Foxborough decision may aid nearby Plainridge Racecourse's efforts at getting a slots parlor. [Attleboro Sun Chronicle]

-- Despite local opposition, the federal immigration program Secure Communities will come to Massachusetts next week.

-- The Senate today is releasing its version of a health cost containment bill.

-- Newton is set to become the state's first municipality to purchase all city energy from green sources. [Wicked Local Newton]

-- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has advanced a plan to reduce the timetable for opening casinos in the state. [Springfield Republican]

-- Gun parts were found hidden in a child's stuffed animals at a Rhode Island airport. [WCVB-TV]

-- Newton's Hebrew College has cancelled the sale of its campus. [Boston Globe]


-- Led by returning center Al Horford, the Hawks stayed alive against the Celtics in Atlanta. Game 6 is Thursday, back in Boston.

-- The Royals beat the Red Sox, 6-4.

This program aired on May 9, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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