Obama hits up Boston for fund raiser – Lally testimony rocks DiMasi trial – Senate budget cuts – Cellucci on ASL

ALL IN A DAY’S WORK: Pres. Barack Obama pops into New England, knocks out a graduation speech ( Globe), raises $2 million ( Herald, Globe) and just like that, he’s gone again.

MAKIN’ HAY: Someone who’s probably not going anywhere for awhile? Sal DiMasi, who heard yesterday, along with the judge and jury of his corruption trial, his former associate Joseph Lally’s testimony ( Globe) about how the Cognos deal went down (AP) and how it unraveled (T&G). Paranoia (Herald), high-fives and made-for-TV moments abound.

BREWIN’: Sen. Brewer and his Senate Ways and Means Committee released their budget proposal yesterday ( AP), with a new take on municipal health insurance (Republican), local aid cuts, no restoration of immigrant health benefits ( Globe) and more.

FIGHTER: Former Governor Paul Cellucci speaks up about his struggle with ASL (WL) and his efforts to raise funds for research at UMass (T&G). MORE: WCVB, Globe

OBAMA:
President Obama raises funds, spirits in Boston visit – The Boston Globe: www.boston.com
President Obama to Hub voters: Stand by me – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com
Biden to headline N.H. Democratic dinner – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
Obama tells Mass crowd, ‘We’ve got more work to do’ – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
Obama absolves Coasties of ‘minor’ offenses – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com

DiMASI:
Sal DiMasis pal: Probe spurred paranoia – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com
Witness: Ex-Mass. Speaker DiMasi Pushed Contract | AP: feeds.wbur.org
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Witness: DiMasi warned accomplices to keep scheme secret: www.telegram.com
Witness says he helped funnel payments to former Massachusetts House speaker DiMasi – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com

BUDGET:
Budget plan will not restore immigrants health care – The Boston Globe: feeds.stateline.org
Massachusetts Senate spending plan hits services – The Boston Globe: feeds.stateline.org
Proposed Massachusetts Senate budget would overhaul municipal employees health insurance, cut local aid – MassLive: www.masslive.com
Panel discusses state budget cuts at Lexington forum – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com
Mass. Senate Unveils State Budget Proposal | AP: feeds.wbur.org

MUNI HEALTH:
Senate health plan gives unions little – CommonWealth Magazine: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
Senate unveils its version of municipal health care plan – Brockton, MA – The Enterprise: www.enterprisenews.com
Mass. Senate unveils municipal health care plan – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Senate budget tackles health: www.telegram.com

CELLUCCI:
‘I’m Living My Life,’ Says Ex-Gov. Battling Deadly Disease – Health News Story – WCVB Boston: www.thebostonchannel.com
Former Massachusetts governor Cellucci to take ALS fight public – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Cellucci aims to raise funds for ALS research at UMass – T&G: www.telegram.com
Former governor Paul Cellucci talks about ALS diagnosis – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com

MITT MONITOR:
Romney adds senior adviser, evangelical – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
Suffolk-University-national-poll-shows-surge-for-Romney: www.wickedlocal.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Red Mass Group:: Jamie Eldridge Supports Causing Manufacturer in His District to Lose Business and Lay Off Workers : www.redmassgroup.com
BostonHerald.com – Blogs: Katy on the Campaign Trail» Blog Archive » Obama sweeping through Hub: bostonherald.com
The Download: Michele Bachmann’s teen problem: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
Blue Mass Group | Scott Brown update: yeah, he really is that bad: bluemassgroup.com
Keller @ Large: Patrick Book Not Box Office Boffo « CBS Boston: boston.cbslocal.com
Herald Spits At White House – Talking Politics: feedproxy.google.com

BOSTON:
Mayor Tom Meninos fund-raising sends a mesage to rivals – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com
Brett gets the call from White House | Dorchester Reporter: www.dotnews.com
Reporters Notebook: Scratch Christopher, Hurley, ONeill from D3 campaign | Dorchester Reporter: www.dotnews.com

TRANSPORTATION:
Everett man is held after assault on T bus driver – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Massport names top lawyer interim CEO – AP: feeds.boston.com
RMV announces new online registration service – MetroWest: www.metrowestdailynews.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – WRTA promises to be good neighbor in Green Island: www.telegram.com

ENVIRONMENT:
Labor union says wind projects arent using local workers – AP: feeds.boston.com
State lifts right whale advisory in Cape Cod Bay | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com

LAWRENCE:
State concerned about late search for school chief » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA : www.eagletribune.com

THE FEDS:
Sen. Brown helps restore firefighter grants – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com
Bridgewater State University police arrest Lyndon LaRouche supporter during U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch forum – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger: www.patriotledger.com
Congressman toasts agency’s centennial – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com

STATE NEWS:
Jobs gone, now a virus – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com

MISC.
Bernanke touts anti-foreclosure outfit | Dorchester Reporter: www.dotnews.com
Former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker to be honored at Amherst College graduation | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

LOCAL HEADLINES:
Former Weymouth mayor told he must explain delay in appealing pension decision – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger: www.patriotledger.com
Correction officer charged with rape – T&G: www.telegram.com
Cape Cod’s ‘Heroines’ honored at Statehouse | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
VT Gov signs into law Complete Streets – Brattleboro Reformer: www.reformer.com
RI Raimondos announcement on pensions surprises union | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal : www.projo.com
NH House votes down faster boats on lake | Concord Monitor: www.concordmonitor.com
ME Senate kills bill to ban nepotism in state jobs | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com

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