January 19, 2011

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Key figure resigns
in probation scandal

John J. O’Brien’s top lieutenant, Elizabeth Tavares, accused of being with him at the center of the allegedly rigged hiring and promotion practices, resigned.
(By Thomas Farragher and Marcella Bombardieri, Globe Staff)

Boston, city of savers

Despite the city’s ban, the South Boston custom of claiming parking spaces is spreading. Even in neighborhoods where many residents frown upon the practice and grumble over its growing acceptance, convenience is increasingly getting the better of conscience. (By Peter Schworm, Globe Staff)

Patrick proposal would
reshape public pensions

Nearly all future state and municipal employees would work five years longer, contribute more to their pensions, and have their benefits slashed if they retire early under a bill Governor Patrick and legislative leaders unveiled. (By Michael Levenson, Globe Staff)

Sargent Shriver, a guiding force
for two presidents, dead at 95

R. Sargent Shriver, who as founding director of the Peace Corps stood at the forefront of the New Frontier and later led President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty, died in Bethesda, Md., yesterday, his family said. He was 95. (By Mark Feeney, Globe Staff)

Ultimate GOP aim is a slimmer health plan

Republicans ’s effort to undermine the rollout of the contentious measure and put its own imprint on health care will probably hinge on smaller attempts to change the law. (By Matt Viser and Mark Arsenault, Globe Staff)


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