December 23 2007

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Bob Ryan's blog
Have a happy-merry and all that
All too often we scribes really are guilty of shamelessly over-hyping an event because our main premise is just too juicy and too easy...
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Holiday blog break
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Concord Monitor: Romney should NOT be the next president
CONCORD, N.H. -- The Concord Monitor has not endorsed any candidate for president, but in an editorial for tomorrow's paper it is clear they are...
Override Central
Newton School Committe bets more than $100,000 on a successful override
NEWTON The School Committee is moving forward with plans to build $1.4 million in modular classrooms to address overcrowding at four elementary schools, even though...
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McCain, Obama gain in N.H. poll

Senator John McCain of Arizona, whose bid for the Republican presidential nomination was all but dead this summer, has made a dramatic recovery in the Granite State 2 1/2 weeks before the 2008 vote, pulling within 3 percentage points of front-runner Mitt Romney, a new Boston Globe poll indicates. (By Scott Helman, Boston Globe)

From a Dorchester chop shop, a place to pray

Each Saturday at 1, as chicken fries in vats of oil or ham bakes in an oven, several dozen people, many of them African-American women of a certain age, come together for worship in a former auto bay. Those who gather here have traveled many roads, none of them smooth. They bring their stories with them. (By Michael Paulson, Boston Globe)

Symbolism of immigration drives
economic fears in Iowa prairie town

Iowa Falls was once a place where people spent their whole lives. Fathers worked on the Rocket, the Super Diesel train that changed lines here. Mothers took their children to the Estes Park bandstand for free concerts. Sweethearts came together at Friday night dances in the Alden Legion Hall. (By Peter S. Canellos, Boston Globe)

Some firms find ways around health law

To comply with the new state insurance law, a Burger King franchisee in Boston expanded coverage from just his salaried staff to all full-timers. To control his costs, he halved the share he pays. Only three of the 27 newly eligible employees took the insurance; others say they can't afford it. (By Alice Dembner, Boston Globe)

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