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Plant will shut after
$58m in state aid

Evergreen Solar Inc. will eliminate 800 jobs in Massachusetts and shut its new factory at the former military base in Devens, just two years after it opened the massive facility to great fanfare and with about $58 million in taxpayer subsidies. (By Todd Wallack, Globe Staff)

State girds for a 2d winter punch

Facing the season’s second major storm, state officials stockpiled salt and sand and prepared thousands of pieces of equipment, while communities announced plans to close schools and cancel services. (By David Abel, Globe Staff)

Homicide fight centers on drug trade

Boston police are putting men with gun records and histories of violence in their sights, hoping it will tamp down the spree of shootings and stabbings that last year led to 72 homicides, a nearly 50 percent increase from 2009. (By Maria Cramer, Globe Staff)

GOP leaders hail gun OK in N.H. capitol

Legislators voted last week to overturn a ban on weapons in the State House and permit concealed weapons on the House floor and in the visitors’ gallery. Republicans in N.H. say the shootings in Arizona underscore the need for self-protection. (By Sarah Schweitzer, Globe Staff)

After arrival full of hope,
many Haitians despair in US

A flood of Haitians are silently adrift across the United States. Many fled the horrific disaster last Jan. 12, using visitor visas to enter the US and stay with friends or relatives, hoping to stay, at least temporarily, to work and rebuild. (By Maria Sacchetti, Globe Staff)


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