AM Briefing: Senate Spending Plan; Summer Violence Prevention; MIT President

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

-- Weeks after the Massachusetts House passed its $32.4 billion spending plan, today the Senate will release its version.

-- Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is outlining preemptive steps to stem summertime violence in the city.

-- Half of workers at Plymouth's Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant have been sent home amid an ongoing contract dispute. [Patriot Ledger]

-- After Susan Hockfield in February announced she's stepping down, MIT names its 17th university president today. [WCVB-TV]

-- The family members of one of "Whitey" Bulger's alleged victims will be in court today to see if their lawsuit against individual FBI agents can proceed.

-- The state has ruled that a wind turbine in Falmouth is too loud and needs to be shut off for examination. [Cape Cod Times]

-- The City of Lynn overspent on its snow removal budget, despite the mild winter. [WBZ-TV]


-- After getting booed last outing, starter Josh Beckett led the Sox to a win.

-- The Celtics are in Philly tonight for Game 3 of their series against the Sixers.

This program aired on May 16, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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