AM Briefing: Massport Ferry Takeover?; The Celtics Advance

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

-- A legislative committee has approved a bill that would have the the Massachusetts Port Authority take over ferry service from the debt-ridden MBTA. [State House News Service, via the Lynn Item]

-- Gov. Deval Patrick says the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is distracted by the controversy over its now-resigned interim director. [Boston Globe]

-- The governor has rescinded the school bake sale ban before legislators could remove the provision. [State House News, via the Brockton Enterprise]

-- Records show that Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren identified herself as white at two schools, but the University of Pennsylvania listed her as a minority professor. [AP, via Newsday]

-- Former reputed New England Mafia boss Luigi Manocchio will be sentenced today after pleading guilty to extortion charges. [Boston Herald]

-- A Cape Cod filmmaker has been sentenced to two to three years in prison for defrauding the state on film tax credits. [Cape Cod Times]


-- Led by Kevin Garnett, the Celtics beat the Hawks to win their series, 4-2.

-- The Indians rough up Josh Beckett as the Sox lose. More:

This program aired on May 11, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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