AM Briefing: Springfield Mourns Slain Cop; Free Rides From Logan

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

-- Suffolk Downs and its gaming partner will today unveil a proposal for a casino at the Boston track. Related:

  • Gov. Deval Patrick said state negotiations with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe for a casino in Taunton are on track to meet their deadline. [State House News Service, via New Bedford Standard Times]

-- Springfield is mourning the death of Officer Kevin Ambrose, the first line-of-duty death in western Massachusetts in 14 years. [Springfield Republican]

-- The House begins debate on its health care cost containment legislation. [Associated Press]

-- In an effort to cut congestion, the MBTA (via Massport funding) will give free Silver Ride transport from Logan Airport to downtown Boston as part of a three-month pilot program. [WBZ-TV]

-- An independent report did not find a cause for the blackout in Boston's Back Bay in March. [Boston Globe]


-- The Celtics are in Miami tonight (8:30 p.m.) for Game 5 of the series against the Heat.

This program aired on June 5, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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