AM Briefing: It's Gonna Be A Hot One; Federal Casino Hearing

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

-- Get ready for record-level heat today, as the City of Boston has issued a heat advisory.

-- The state Senate approved a plan to deliver $51 million in bailout funds to the MBTA.

-- Seven pharmaceutical companies are slated to unveil a Massachusetts neuroscience consortium at the BIO conference today.

-- Unionized workers are scheduled to vote today on the tentative new labor deal with the Pilgrim nuclear power plant.

-- The Bureau of Indian Affairs today holds its first hearing on the Mashpee Wampanoag's request to put land in Taunton into federal trust for its casino plan. [Taunton Daily Gazette]

-- The Franklin Park Zoo's "corpse flower" — with a smell that resembles rotting flesh — is in bloom.


-- Powered by David Ortiz, the Red Sox beat the Marlins in Boston.

This program aired on June 20, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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