Friday Morning: Patrick Takes The Stand

Published May 27, 2011

Gov. Deval Patrick today goes from the corner office to the courtroom. He’s expected to take the stand as a witness in the federal corruption trial of former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi. WBUR’s David Boeri set the scene.

The state Senate last night voted to restrict the collective bargaining rights of many public employees in an effort to save cities and towns money. The House, Senate and governor all back similar measures.

Should better teachers get paid more? As part of WBUR’s Making An A+ Teacher series, Deborah Becker reports.

What do you want first, Bay State GE employees, the good news or the bad? The good news: The U.S. House passed a $690 billion defense bill that includes the F-35 jet engine, some parts of which are manufactured in Lynn. The bad news: President Obama has threatened to veto the entire bill if provisions relating to the disputed project are included.

Graduating from college is hard. Ruben Sepulveda, who was once homeless on the streets of New York City, still did it.

Finally, something to do (and eat) on the Greenway! Boston’s favorite 1.5-mile-long green space may become more of a downtown lunchtime destination with the addition of some delicious-sounding food trucks selling everything from cupcakes to grilled cheese.

Those wicked smaht Cambridge residents might actually know what they’re talking about. yesterday released its list of the most well-read cities in the country (at least, if you go by how many books residents ordered from Amazon) and Cambridge came in first.

It’s do-or-die time. Behind goalie Tim Thomas and defenseman Zdeno Chara, the Bruins need a Game 7 win tonight or their season is over.

What we’re following: We’ll continue to report on the governor’s testimony at the DiMasi trial. Radio Boston will speak with journalist James Foley, who was detained for six weeks in Libya.