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AM Briefing: Medford Housing Chief Out; Foreclosures Up

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

-- The latest Massachusetts jobs figures come out this morning. The state's current unemployment rate is 6.5 percent, which is well below the national level.

-- The under-fire head of the Medford Housing Authority is going to resign with three months of severance pay. [Boston Globe]

-- Massachusetts home foreclosures continue to rise, even as they fall nationally. Related:

  • The Massachusetts House has passed a bill aimed at protecting borrowers from unnecessary foreclosures. [Associated Press, via Boston Herald]

-- Today is the eighth anniversary of Massachusetts' same-sex marriage law. [AP, via NECN]

-- An undercover drug unit is deploying to South Boston in an effort to crack down on drug-related crime. [Globe]

Sports:

-- The Celtics execute on both ends of the floor and cruise to a win over the Sixers in Game 3.

-- The Red Sox fall to the Rays, 2-1.

This program aired on May 17, 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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