Monday Morning: Tornado Victims Work To Recover

Published June 6, 2011

Still literally picking up the pieces, residents of the tornado-ravaged town of Monson are trying to get their lives back to some form of normalcy. It’s easy to forget that there were actual people who lost absolutely everything in the storms Wednesday, unless you read this report by WBUR’s Bianca Vazquez Toness.

Mayor Tom Menino said city authorities are working to “fine tune” Boston’s disaster readiness, after last week’s tornadoes shocked the western part of the state.

An MIT professor who has been nominated three times by President Obama to serve on the Federal Reserve’s board of governors will ask the White House to withdraw his nomination. Peter Diamond, who won the Nobel prize in economics last year, has faced Republican opposition to his confirmation.

Sal DiMasi’s team of lawyers will begin to mount its defense today in the former House Speaker’s corruption trial. It’s unclear if DiMasi plans to testify on his own behalf.

As the Nuclear Regulatory Commission weighs whether to re-license the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth, some local residents are voicing their opposition to the plan.

Goalie Tim Thomas and captain Zdeno Chara will look to atone for mistakes that cost the Bruins the game on Saturday when the team faces off in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Canucks tonight. After dropping two games in Vancouver, the team will look for Boston fans to pick them up at home. Police are ready for a rowdy showing.

What we’re following: We’ll continue to report on the funeral for a Massachusetts state trooper who died from injuries sustained on the job years ago, redistricting hearings in Quincy and the charter school teachers who are debating dissolving their union.