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Congress boosts
Obama on economy

In what he hopes will lay the groundwork for a sweeping economic recovery, President-elect Barack Obama yesterday won Senate approval to spend the second half of the controversial $700 billion financial rescue package and embraced House Democrats' new proposal for a historic $825 billion stimulus plan. (By Michael Kranish, Globe Staff)
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Patrick wants state's share
to spur private development

Governor Deval Patrick is planning to use money from an expected federal stimulus package to jump-start private real estate development across the state, targeting improvements such as new roads and highway connections that the projects need to move forward. (By Casey Ross, Globe Staff)
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All 155 survive as pilot
ditches plane in Hudson

A cool-headed pilot maneuvered his crippled jetliner over New York City and ditched it in the frigid Hudson River on Thursday, and all 155 on board were pulled to safety as the plane slowly sank. It was, the governor said, "a miracle on the Hudson." (By David B. Caruso and Marcus Franklin, Associated Press Writers)
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Menino orders Fire Dept.
to hire mechanics

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino ordered the city's fire commissioner yesterday to hire licensed mechanics to maintain the city's firetrucks, taking abrupt action to end a longstanding dispute with the firefighters union over how the department's fleet should be maintained. (By Donovan Slack, Globe Staff)

Hub goes high-tech to
snare snowy-walk scofflaws

The black-and-white thumbnails can be grainy, but the city hopes that the pictures of ice-crusted, snow-packed sidewalks send a clear message: Weaseling out of a $50 fine for not shoveling has gotten a lot harder. (By Andrew Ryan, Globe Staff)

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