May 12, 2011

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House approves
probation overhaul

The Massachusetts House unanimously passed a bill yesterday intended to eliminate patronage in the state Probation Department, but rejected Governor Deval Patrick’s demand that he be given control of the troubled agency. (By Noah Bierman, Globe Staff)
Dan Shaughnessy > Heat 97, Celtics 87

End of the road

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen will probably return to the Celtics next year, and Doc Rivers might come back to coach again, but the championship window closed last night when the Heat defeated the Celtics to clinch the Eastern Conference semifinal series in five games. (By Dan Shaughnessy, Globe Columnist)

League of Women Voters unbowed

Thirteen days ago, in the highest-profile expression yet of their new strategy, the League of Women Voters began airing blistering, campaign-style ads targeting Senators Scott Brown and Claire McCaskill for their votes on air-quality regulation. (By Mark Arsenault, Globe Staff)

In the war on infections, add sugar

James Collins, a Boston University bioengineer, is leading a new charge in battling chronic infections with basic biology. (By Carolyn Y. Johnson, Globe Staff)

3 held in connection
with Maine mother’s death

He had sworn to protect Krista Dittmeyer while her boyfriend was in jail. Instead, prosecutors say, Michael Petelis lured the young mother to his home, where she was beaten with a mallet, bound in duct tape, and stuffed in the trunk of her car. (By David Abel, John M. Guilfoil, and John R. Ellement, Globe Staff)


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