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Boston fire test will be voided

State civil service officials will scrap the results of a Boston firefighter promotional exam after an investigation of cheating allegations showed that numerous firefighters talked during the test, brought cellphones into the testing room, and took unusually frequent trips to the men's room, say two public officials briefed on the probe results. (By Donovan Slack, Boston Globe)

Busing for private pupils scrutinized

The Boston public schools, facing a growing deficit that will lead to severe budget cuts, spend more than $2 million a year to bus students to private and parochial schools around the city, even though the school system has no legal obligation to transport most of them. (By Tracy Jan, Boston Globe)

Celtics diehards pass test of time

Mike Rotondi's season tickets to Celtics games could not be any choicer - four front-row seats at center court - but there were many times over the past decade when he had trouble getting someone to sit in them. (By Don Aucoin, Boston Globe)

To some, McCain's financial tangle ironic

Former Federal Election Commission chairman Bradley Smith, columnist George Will, and a host of other conservatives have spent years criticizing Senator John McCain's push for further rules on the nation's campaign-finance system. Now, McCain's critics on the right have new ammunition: the senator's own woes with the FEC. (By Charlie Savage, Boston Globe)
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