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Also in today's Globe West ...

Posted by Ralph Ranalli July 19, 2007 11:44 AM


Today's edition of Globe West is full of compelling and informative stories about the region, including:

* Staff writer Lisa Kocian's report about Newton resident Nancy Falchuk, who was recently named the new national president of Hadassah, the largest Jewish membership organization in the country;

* Staff writer Stephanie Siek's report on how Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy has sharply reduced the number of municipal employees allowed to take home city-owned vehicles in a bid to save money;

* Staff writer and investigative reporter Matt Carroll's comprehensive list of special education costs by city and town;

* Staff writer Meg Woolhouse's story on how disgraced former Newton Elections Commissioner Peter Karg is running for a seat on the board of aldermen, and;

* Staff writer John Drake's report on how small grants doled out by a Natick-based nonprofit are making a big difference in people's lives.

For a complete listing of all stories in today's Globe West, visit the section online at Boston.com.

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