Tuesday: Harvard And Tufts, Together At Last

Published January 25, 2011

Good morning! Another day of snow, up to 1 inch, awaits us on this Tuesday.

Two of the state’s largest health insurance companies are planning to merge. Harvard Pilgrim and Tufts Health Plan would join to become a major competitor to Blue Cross Blue Shield. It’s unclear whether this could be good or bad for consumers like you and me. The Globe reports; WBUR’s Martha Bebinger analyzes.

It’s Sentencing Day for ex-City Councilor Chuck Turner, who faces up to three-and-a-half years in federal prison. WBUR’s David Boeri has a preview.

Jeff Perry, the former police officer dogged by 19-year-old allegations from an illegal strip search, has been named a special sheriff in Barnstable County, which makes him second in command. Perry lost his hard-fought bid to represent the 10th Congressional District.

A burst water pipe caused the evacuation of a Chinatown apartment complex, not to mention a lot of damage, on a very cold Monday night.