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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

June 13, 2018

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Massachusetts.

Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Boston bureau at 617-357-8100 or 800-882-1407.

Mark Pratt is on the desk followed by Sarah Betancourt. New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. New England Photo Editor Bill Sikes is reachable at 617-357-8106 or bsikes@ap.org.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



Legislation scheduled to go before the Massachusetts House of Representatives on Wednesday seeks to make the state more resilient in the face of climate change. The bill backed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker would among other things authorize borrowing to fortify the state’s coastline, battered last winter by a string of powerful nor’easters. The $1.4 billion measure also requires the state to assemble a 5-year “climate adaptation” strategy. By Bob Salsberg. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m., photo.


— HARVARD PILGRIM-CEO RESIGNS: The leader of Massachusetts’ second-largest health insurance company says he is resigning over “behavior that was inconsistent” with the company’s values. SENT: 130 words.

— STRIP CLUB-USE OF FORCE: Two brothers whose violent arrest by police outside a Massachusetts strip club was caught on video had visible injuries when they appeared in court. SENT: 130 words.

— DRAGON BOAT RESCUE: Nearly two dozen people had to be rescued from a dragon boat that struck a rock and took on water during a practice session on a Massachusetts river. SENT: 120 words.

— PYGMY SPERM WHALE DIES: A rarely-seen pygmy sperm whale has died after washing ashore on a Massachusetts beach. SENT: 120 words.

— THEATER RENOVATIONS-DELAY: A support beam at a historic theater under renovation in Boston has failed, potentially delaying the world premiere of “Moulin Rouge! The Musical.” SENT: 130 words.



The Boston Red Sox look to left-hander Chris Sale to put the finishing touch on a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in a rare midweek afternoon matchup at Camden Yards. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 3:05 p.m.

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