AM Briefing: Boston Superintendent Gets Critical Evaluation; Senate Budget Debate Could Wrap

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

-- Curt Schilling's embattled video game company, 38 Studios, laid off all of its employees. [WPRI-TV]

-- Boston's superintendent received some poor grades from the Boston School Committee on her most recent evaluation. [Boston Globe]

-- Though the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted against re-licensing Plymouth's Pilgrim nuclear plant, the rest of the board is likely to approve re-licensing.

-- The state Senate is hoping to vote today on its budget proposal, after working through hundreds of more amendments yesterday. [Associated Press, via WBZ-TV]

-- James "Whitey" Bulger's lawyer is planning to ask a federal judge to lift a gag order so that he can speak freely about the case. [Boston Herald]

-- During a Falmouth town meeting, residents voiced complaints about wind turbines there. [Cape Cod Times]

-- It's almost Memorial Day Weekend, and warm weather and lower gas prices are expected to encourage a lot of travel. [Lawrence Eagle-Tribune]

This program aired on May 25, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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