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Horrific crash kills firefighter

A fire engine returning from a routine medical call apparently went out of control on a steep side street, screamed across four lanes of traffic, rammed through a gate, and smashed into a high-rise apartment building, killing a veteran firefighter, critically injuring another, and spraying a half dozen children inside a first-floor computer lab with shards of glass. (Boston Globe)

A 'hard-working, helluva guy'

He even looked like a firefighter -- his hair short and graying, his teeth uneven, his physique thick and muscled but also boyish. And when he spoke in an accent that was pure Boston, his enthusiasm for the job was infectious. (By Donovan Slack and Megan Woolhouse, Globe Staff)

Unanticipated relief for
anxious homeowners

Homeowners in fear that payments on their adjustable-rate mortgages will shoot up this year can relax. Their monthly costs will probably be the about the same, or even less, because interest rates have fallen to historic lows. (By Jenifer B. McKim, Globe Staff)

Obama fans get creative
to attend inauguration

Bob and Ty Johnston volunteered on the Obama presidential campaign, canvassing door to door, distributing fliers to commuters, and holding a fund-raiser in their Sharon home that featured Craig Robinson, Michelle Obama's brother. So they weren't about to miss seeing their man inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States. (By Bella English , Globe Staff)





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