December 30, 2007

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All too often we scribes really are guilty of shamelessly over-hyping an event because our main premise is just too juicy and too easy...
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Concord Monitor endorses Clinton, McCain
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- A small, but influential liberal New Hampshire newspaper announced its endorsement of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign tonight. In an editorial to be...
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Needham considers $21-mil town hall rehab
Needham, whose voters passed two Prop 2 1/2 overrides in 2007, is now considering a $21-million town hall fix up, possibly paid with Community Preservation...
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Patriots 38, Giants 35

Just perfect

In a fitting finish to Boston's magical year in sports, the New England Patriots - Bill Belichick's History Boys - last night recovered from a 12-point, second-half deficit and defeated the New York Giants, 38-35, to complete the first 16-0 regular season in the history of the National Football League. (By Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe)
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Special state law benefited firefighting recruit

William Hayhurst III's dream of joining the Boston Fire Department and carrying on a family tradition appeared to be dashed when he received relatively dismal scores on the civil service exam all three times he took it. Then, in what critics call an example of the patronage and favoritism lingering in Massachusetts government, the Hayhursts' political connections turned things around. (By Donovan Slack, Boston Globe)

BU student's cancer blog:
'Clearly, I am changed'

Caroline Bridges came back to college after more than a semester’s absence, determined to force her way back into college’s normal rhythm, even though life had become both a physical and emotional struggle as she continued to fight a disease that could kill her. (By Linda K. Wertheimer, Boston Globe)
Countdown to Iowa

Ground game is key for Democrats

The three leading Democratic presidential contenders head into the Iowa caucuses Thursday with distinct approaches to winning. But with just five days left, all their fates now hinge on the same thing: How good their painstakingly built ground organizations — the deepest and biggest in Iowa history — perform when it counts. (By Scott Helman, Boston Globe)

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