February 20, 2011

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Genzyme deal survived
a culture clash

A trans-Atlantic standoff that lasted nearly nine months ended with last week’s $20.1 billion agreement to sell Genzyme, the largest and most storied biotechnology company in Massachusetts, to Sanofi-Aventis SA.
(By Robert Weisman, Globe Staff)

Shuttered island

Peddocks Island in Boston Harbor is home to an abandoned fort, but it will soon be renewed for its next life — as a public campground and maybe much more. (By Andrew Ryan, Globe Staff)

When, suddenly, the sun was gone

The sensation of the band Boston’s rise was matched by the bitterness of the breakup of the original members. No part of the feud has been as ugly as the fight over who or what caused Brad Delp to take his life in 2007.
(By Geoff Edgers, Globe Staff)

Church’s song of sorrow
has evolved and deepened

Today in Dublin, Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley will help preside over a “service of lament and repentance,’’ written partly by sexual abuse victims, at which he plans to wash survivors’ feet. (By Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff)


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