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

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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]

Sports:

-- 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.

Benjamin Swasey Twitter Digital Manager
Ben is WBUR's digital news manager.

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