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Boston Today: Get advice on how to pay for college today at 1 p.m.

Posted by Ronald J Agrella, Editor  October 10, 2013 05:34 AM

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Good morning, Boston.

Betsy Mayotte of the Boston-based non-profit American Student Assistance offers advice on the best way to save for college. Participate in this online chat at 1 p.m.

Here's what you need to know this morning:


Bruins: The Bruins take on Colorado Avalanche tonight at 7 p.m. Watch it on NESN.


Today: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s.

Tonight... Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers after midnight. Lows around 50.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

Get the latest forecast here


Check out our current traffic report.

What’s in the news?

- Both Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey say they like the president's choice in nominating Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve. Warren praises Yellen's "extraordinary experience" while Markey calls Yellen a trailblazer. She would be the first woman to head the central bank.

- Prosecutors are asking the judge in Aaron Hernandez's murder case to take herself off the case, claiming she has a well-known history of antagonism with prosecutor William McCauley. Judge Susan Garsh didn't hear arguments on the issue in a pre-trial hearing yesterday.

- State House members have OK'd a revised tribal casino compact between the Patrick administration and the Mashpee Wampanoag. The agreement now goes to the Senate, although the tribe faces other obstacles to the Taunton project -- including that it also get land-in-trust approval from federal officials.

- This year's cranberry crop looks to be a healthy 2.1 million barrels in Massachusetts, according to state agriculture officials. That total would put the crop at roughly the same level it was last year. Cranberries are the state's largest fruit crop and Massachusetts is the nation's second largest cranberry-producer, behind Wisconsin.

Events for today:

- Laugh Boston features American Comedy Award nominee Dom Irrera tonight. The South Philadelphia-born comedian is in town for five shows through Saturday at 8 p.m.

- Soul/indie-rock performer The Weeknd plays at the Orpheum tonight at 8:30 p.m.

- Country music singer/songwriter Lee Brice is at the House of Blues at 7 p.m. Presented by WKLB.

Check out these live events on today

- Noon: Talk TV with critic Matthew Gilbert
- Noon: SpookyWorld owner talks Halloween attractions
- Noon: Boston Sports Live with Chris Gasper
- 1 p.m.: Financial chat: How to pay for college
- 2 p.m.: Peter Hotton on home repair

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