May 6, 2011

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No need to panic over Celtics
By Bob Ryan, Globe Columnist MIAMI -- The Miami Heat opened up their playoff series vs. the Celtics with a sound, intelligent, well-executed performance. Now...
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Prosecutor: DiMasi 'found a way' to cash in
David L. Ryan / Globe Staff Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi, accompanied, left, by his stepdaughter, Ashley, and, right, his wife, Debbie, arrives this...
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Firm says it erred
on Libya consulting

A Cambridge consulting firm’s controversial bid to bolster the image of Moammar Khadafy and Libya should have been registered with the US government as a lobbying effort, an internal company investigation found. (By Farah Stockman, Globe Staff)

Case against DiMasi
laid out as trial begins

The corruption trial of former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi began yesterday with federal prosecutors describing him as a desperate, corrupt politician who worked with several associates to sell his office in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks. (By Milton J. Valencia, Globe Staff)

Torch scholars deliver
on NU’s hope in them

Five years ago, Northeastern University took a chance on 11 students who didn't come from private schools or wealthy suburban districts, and lacked the test scores to get into most colleges. Today, all 11 graduate.
(By Akilah Johnson, Globe Staff)

State buys pristine
Berkshires site for $3m

The state has bought more than 840 acres of land in the foothills of the Berkshires, a deal that will create one of the largest swaths of outdoor recreation space in Massachusetts. (By Casey Ross, Globe Staff)

A local push for military
to wear US sneakers

All US military apparel has to be made in America. Except sneakers. That rankles members of Congress from New England because the only major company still manufacturing athletic shoes in the country is Boston-based New Balance. (By Theo Emery, Globe Staff)


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