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Also in today's Globe West ...

Posted by Ralph Ranalli September 20, 2007 10:35 AM


Globe West's reporters and correspondents have filed a wide array of compelling stories from around the region, including:

Bureau chief Erica Noonan's story about how the myriad modern amenities at the upscale new Natick Collection shopping mall apparently do not include a recycling program;

Staff writer Lisa Kocian's report about how community leaders in Marlborough are still preparing for the possibility of a casino there despite being shut out of Governor Deval Patick's recently-announced three casino plan for the state;

Staff writer Stephanie Siek's story about how Waltham city councilors have handed Mayor Jeannette McCarthy a significant setback in her efforts to open up the search for a new police chief to candidates from outside the city's Police Department;

Arts writer Denise Taylor's weekly column, which describes how one World War II Seabee's daughter from Newton is out to tell the story of when the Seabees landed on Iwo Jima on Feb. 19, 1945 for what would become the Corps' bloodiest campaign ever, and;

Correspondent Matt Gunderson report about how Maynard school officials are taking a hard look at joining a nearby regional district to help alleviate the financial burden, despite previous rejections from several surrounding communities.

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

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