Published July 13, 2011
Former reputed crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger’s longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig will be back in court today as her bail hearing continues. Greig, who is charged with harboring a fugitive, is hoping to be released on bail while awaiting trial. Greig may have to face testimony of relatives of victims allegedly killed by Bulger, despite her lawyer’s objection that such crimes were not of Greig’s doing.
Massachusetts top justices are warning that recent budget cuts are forcing them to consolidate a dozen courts across the state, which may result in layoffs and courthouse closures.
Partners HealthCare has unveiled a new plan that aims to provide better health care at lower costs. WBUR’s Martha Bebinger reports that in its first phase of rolling out the new program, Partners estimates all of its patients with diabetes could save $3 million to $10 million a year by moving from expensive brand name pills to generics when effective.
Tonight the Boston Landmarks Orchestra kicks off its 11th season of free, weekly concerts at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. This season is the nonprofit’s first full summer without founding Music Director Charles Ansbacher. Ansbacher died last September at age 67. WBUR’s Andrea Shea reports on his legacy as a beloved “musical ambassador” to the world.
A female dominated jury is ready to begin hearing the evidence on Roger Clemens use of performance enhancing drugs. Prosecutors are arguing that Clemens lied under oath when he said he had not used steroids and human growth hormone during congressional testimony three years ago. Clemens maintains that he did not use drugs during a 24-season career that set several pitching records.
Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett was taken out of the All-Star game Tuesday night after feeling soreness in his left knee while warming up in the bullpen. Beckett was suppose to follow Jered Weaver in the second inning, but was replaced by the Yankees David Robertson.