January 21, 2011

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Reputed ex-N.E.
mob boss arrested

The reputed former boss of the New England Mob has been arrested on federal extortion charges in the nation’s largest crackdown on the Mafia, federal authorities said yesterday. (By Shelley Murphy, Globe Staff)

More money is coming
your way. Surprised?

Three weeks after a payroll tax cut took effect, few people are noticing the extra money - $40 a week for some, $10 to $30 a week for most - that Congress put in their paychecks. It was part of a compromise reached last year to extend Bush-era tax cuts and unemployment benefits. (By Erin Ailworth, Globe Staff)

Group home worker slain; resident held

A 27-year-old mentally troubled man was arrested last night and charged with the murder of a young female employee of the small group home where he lived. (By Travis Andersen and Patricia Wen, Globe Staff)

Northeast hospital ponders sale, merger

Northeast Hospital Corp. in Beverly is exploring a merger or sale to a larger health care system, a move that would accelerate a trend toward hospital consolidation in Massachusetts and reshape the health care landscape on the North Shore and Cape Ann. (By Robert Weisman, Globe Staff)

Mitt Romney keeps away from Tea Party

As Mitt Romney lays the groundwork for a possible second presidential run, he has largely shunned Tea Party activists in key primary states, including the state he must win if he enters the race, New Hampshire. (By Matt Viser, Globe Staff)


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