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House votes to
restrict unions

House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly last night to strip Massachusetts police officers, teachers, and other municipal employees of most of their rights to bargain over health care, saying the change would save millions of dollars for financially strapped cities and towns.
(By Michael Levenson, Globe Staff)

Agreement for five in bullying case

Five of the six defendants charged in connection with the bullying last year of a teenage South Hadley girl who later committed suicide have agreed to admit to a misdemeanor, and in exchange prosecutors will drop more serious charges against them, a person familiar with the charges said. (By John M. Guilfoil, Globe Staff)

On Lawrence streets,
frustration over mayor

Beyond the allegations that Mayor William Lantigua illegally profited from city business, some residents said they are worried that he is not doing enough, quickly enough. They say the corruption allegations against the state’s first elected Latino mayor could bring Lawrence down with him. (By David Abel, Globe Staff)

Third face transplant at Brigham

Only a week or so ago, Mitch Hunter received a new face at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in a 14-hour operation requiring a 30-person team. The Indiana man is just the fourth face transplant recipient in the United States, but he is already out of the hospital, recovering in a nearby apartment. (By Liz Kowalczyk, Globe Staff)

Teens, director give voice to dreams

For months, director Sam Martinborough has been working on “Treemonisha,’’ an opera by ragtime king Scott Joplin, and the most ambitious project undertaken by his nonprofit arts organization, Mssng Lnks, whose mission is to give city teens vocal instruction not available in schools. (By Geoff Edgers, Globe Staff)


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