December 15, 2010

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A portrait of
state’s population

Massachusetts has a greater percentage of college graduates than any state in the country. Its population is growing slowly and becoming more racially diverse. Its residents are old, compared to other states, and their homes are the oldest in the country.
(By Peter Schworm and Matt Carroll, Globe Staff)

A melting pot stretches
out to the suburbs

Overall, immigrants make up 14 percent of the state’s population, up from 12 percent a decade ago. Census figures suggest that immigrants are charting new territory. Immigrants are now at least 10 percent of the population in 88 cities and towns, compared with 61 cities and towns in 2000. (By Maria Sacchetti, Globe Staff)

Patrick asks state to cut even more

Governor Deval Patrick will propose a budget for next year that would cut $1 billion to $1.5 billion across state government, reductions that could hit aid to cities and towns and programs that have been repeatedly slashed in recent years. (By Michael Levenson, Globe Staff)
Brian McGrory

To children abandoned, lives unlived,
a farewell tribute with dignity

The Franciscan friars of St. Anthony Shrine held a service yesterday for two babies, each stillborn in Boston hospitals, then abandoned by their families.
(By Brian McGrory, Globe Columnist)

Votes are lined up to ratify
nuclear treaty, Kerry says

Senator John F. Kerry and other top Democrats said yesterday they have secured enough bipartisan backing to ratify the START nuclear arms treaty with Russia, a vote that would be a substantial foreign policy victory for President Obama. (By Mark Arsenault, Globe Staff)


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