Thursday Morning: It’s Hot In The City

Published June 9, 2011

“It’s spring,” the weather alleged. “I swear.”

Most Bostonians will find that hard to believe today, with temperatures expected to climb into the high 90s, or even to triple-digits.

Legislators on Beacon Hill are eying a compromise gambling bill that would allow for slots at the state’s racetracks and three resort-style casinos, according to the Herald. The bill would be close to the plan Gov. Deval Patrick favored last year.

Testimony ended yesterday in the corruption trial of former House Speaker Sal DiMasi and two co-defendants. The lawyers are now battling over how Judge Mark Wolf should instruct the jury before they begin their deliberations.

Boston College filed a motion in U.S. District Court hoping to stop British authorities from seizing documents related to an oral history project that features confidential interviews with members of Northern Ireland’s Provisional Irish Republican Army.

As Attorney General Martha Coakley is investigating for-profit colleges for deceptive recruiting and financing practices, the state is considering regulating the industry.

Even after tornadoes rip through town, life goes on. The seniors at Monson High School graduated last night, a week after much of their town was destroyed.

Home cooking has been good for the Bruins. Led by brick wall/goalie Tim Thomas, the team beat the Canucks 4-0 to even the Stanley Cup finals series at two games apiece. The finals now come down to a best-of-three series, and Vancouver has home-ice advantage.

What we’re following: We’ll continue to report on layoffs at Boston Apparel in Taunton, the funeral for the mother who died shielding her daughter from last week’s tornadoes and the move that would see Cambridge paying same-sex married couples to defray what local officials called a discriminatory federal tax.