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August 9, 2009
Trapped under the sea (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)

Trapped under the sea

The plan was ambitious but simple: Build a 9.5-mile sewer tunnel hundreds of feet below the ocean floor to help clean up Boston Harbor. But 10 years ago this summer, five divers went deep, deep into the project for one final step -- with deadly results. Their harrowing story has never been told, until now.


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Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

The tortoise was right

There are definite advantages to heeding your internal, intuitive love clock -- even if it moves at a glacial pace.
dinner with cupid

A case of deja vu

Something’s familiar here. Can they solve the mystery?
miss conduct's ettiquette column

The money spigot

Can you say no to repeated requests for cash? Plus negative comments targeting teenagers.
pierced column

Beyond belief

Miracles sure aren’t what they used to be.
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Double-portion recipes (with freezing instructions) take advantage of all those beautiful vegetables.
Parenting Traps
Having it her way
Only 2 and already a fashion plate.
Lake house, take two
There’s a lot of family history built into this summer getaway spot turned year-round home.
Cheap thrill
Secondhand stores give a lift to more than just my pocketbook.
Fashion Snapshot
Growing on me
Floral accents perk up shoulders, handbags, and more.
Tales from the City
Science marches on
Smiles helping heal surgery, and the mystery of the local Boston accent.
Letters to the Magazine editor
Young and diverse political candidates got readers of our July 19 issue pumped up.

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This summer, the star returns to Massachusetts for some much-needed R & R.
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Letter from Selma

Revisiting the 1965 murder of a white Boston minister that helped usher in the Voting Rights Act.
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Massachusetts doesn't regulate midwives. Now one brave – and unlikely – advocate is fighting for change.
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