Top Probation lawyer fired – RomneyCare by the record – Prosecution wrapping up at DiMasi trial – Setti’s baby boy

STOP SNITCHIN’: The acting commissioner of Probation has fired the department’s top lawyer for leaking information to former commissioner John O’Brien, who is accused of running a
jobs-for-favors operation out of Probation.

MITT MONITOR: If you haven’t read Brian Mooney’s authoritative piece on former Gov. Mitt Romney’s role in Massachusetts’ 2006 health care reform overhaul, do so now. (Globe)

DiFENSE: If you haven’t been paying any attention to the DiMasi trial, (or only began to pay attention when Gov. Patrick testified last week) know that the state’s case is wrapping up and the defense is about take over. (AP)

MEMORABLE DAY: Typical candidate Memorial day: Sen. Scott Brown attends parades and memorial events around MetroWest. Atypical candidate Memorial Day: Setti Warren welcomes a new baby boy.

DiMASI:
Prosecutors wrapping up Sal DiMasi trial – AP: feedproxy.google.com

MITT MONITOR:
Romney and health care: In the thick of history – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com

TRANSPORTATION:
MBTA registers overall boost in ridership – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
State tossing millions at ongoing Dig leak problems – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

STATE NEWS:
Homeless advocates push for increased shelter bed funding | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
For Kennedys, legacy preservation becomes life’s work – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com

LEGISLATURE:
Hearings set today on education bills – AP: feeds.boston.com

EDUCATION:
Amherst officials want Chancellor Robert C. Holub to remain in the position | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

GAMBLING:
Mohegan still bets on Palmer – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

SCOTTO:
U.S. Sen. Brown highlights Memorial Day events in Marlborough, Westborough – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com

REDISTRICTING:
Dedrawing Massachusetts: How will the congressional redistricting game play out? – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com

ENVIRONMENT:
State to stock lakes, ponds with catfish – AP: feeds.boston.com

R.I.P.:
Longtime Mass. NPR Reporter Paquette Dead At 55 | AP: feeds.wbur.org

2012:
Senate candidate Warren marks birth of son – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com

NUKES:
NRC to hold meeting on safety at nuclear plant – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger: www.patriotledger.com

LOCAL HEADLINES:
Somerville organization against ‘secure communities’ program – Somerville, Massachusetts 02144 – Somerville Journal: www.wickedlocal.com
Mayor’s next challenge: Getting OK on $71M budget » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA : www.eagletribune.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Blue Mass Group | I’ve Seen the Light: Elizabeth Warren Will Win! – Will Sal Plea?: bluemassgroup.com
Blue Mass Group | Romney advisor: “There weren’t many of us thinking there would be a national debate on this”: bluemassgroup.com
Red Mass Group:: To the Speaker, Lantigua “not just a colleague…” : www.redmassgroup.com
Massachusetts Liberal: Where’s Scotto?: baystateliberal.blogspot.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
ME State’s next magnet school heavily hands-on | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com
RI Union official floats idea of letting casino add table games in return for covering part of pension-fund deficit | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal : www.projo.com
CT Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Finds $400 Million To Bridge Gap In 2-Year Budget – Courant.com: www.courant.com

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