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Also in today's Globe West

Posted by Ralph Ranalli June 21, 2007 09:55 AM

Research technician Brita Jessen rakes grass and wildflower plots on a Waltham farm run by the University of Massachusetts, where researchers are simulating the effects of global warming.
(Photo by Aram Boghosian for the Boston Globe)


On the cover of the Thursday edition of Globe West, correspondent Mark Baard reports on a biology professor at the University of Massachusetts at Boston who will spend five years simulating future climatic conditions on an old farm in Waltham.

Also in today's edition:

Staff writer Meg Woolhouse reports that the MBTA is floating the idea of a mixed-use development near the Riverside Green Line station, and is making neighbors nervous.

Staff writer Lisa Kocian sheds light on a proposal by the superintendent of Marlborough's school district to crack down on students who attend its schools but do not live in the city.

Staff writer John Drake describes how organizers of Monday night's town forum with more than 300 Brazilian residents called the gathering historic and said they would meet today to discuss ways to address concerns that were presented. And...

Correspondent Alison O'Leary Murray gives Globe West readers a heads up about a warning from local health officials that 2007 could be a particularly bad year for rabies.

Read these stories and many more in the online edition of today's Globe West.

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