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Patrick trims 750 more jobs

Governor Deval Patrick cut an additional 750 jobs from state government yesterday and said he will furlough 5,000 executive branch employees for up to five days, a response to relentlessly plunging state revenues that have forced the governor to make an unprecedented series of spending reductions. (By Matt Viser, Globe Staff)

26 more miles for Boston Billy

Bill Rodgers is standing inside his Quincy Market running store, where the walls are covered with reminders of his glory days. Sports Illustrated covers, framed photos of him breaking the tape, newspaper clippings. (By John Powers, Globe Staff)

Gift of a face a testament
to donor's enduring values

Joseph Helfgot, the son of Auschwitz survivors, died after heart transplant surgery, and his face was donated for transplant at Brigham and Women's Hospital. (By Kay Lazar, Globe Staff)

Black-owned bank has few urban loans

Calling itself and other minority-owned banks a "rare beacon of hope" in their neighborhoods, OneUnited Bank of Boston last fall made an emotional plea to the US Treasury for help with millions of dollars in soured investments. (By Beth Healy, Globe Staff)

In state's Guard pay, an ironic disparity

For state employees in the Massachusetts National Guard, there is a significant pay disparity between those who serve in-state and those shipped to the battle theaters of Afghanistan and Iraq. (By Shelley Murphy, Globe Staff)

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