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State pushes a
wave of construction

Governor Deval Patrick's administration will spend hundreds of millions of dollars this summer building roads and highway ramps for at least five struggling private developments - from the former Naval air station in Weymouth to Somerville's Assembly Square - in hopes of jump-starting construction and the local economy. (By Casey Ross, Globe Staff)

The rescuers

Aid worker Sasha Chanoff, a Marlborough native, and Rose Mapendo, a Congolese refugee, have become a powerful team - helping more than 4,600 forgotten and threatened refugees to travel to freedom in America - and today, their efforts will be recognized. (By James F. Smith, Globe Staff)
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Deal may bring end to Turnpike agency

Top state lawmakers agreed last night on a sweeping transportation overhaul that includes elimination of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, an agency that has long been a symbol of bloat and inefficiency. (By Noah Bierman and Matt Viser, Globe Staff)

Genzyme plight leaves patients uneasy

On Tuesday, Genzyme Corp. reported that a virus was discovered in one of six bioreactors used to make Cerezyme and a second drug, Fabrazyme. While Genzyme’s inventory of both drugs was cleared for release yesterday by the US FDA, the plant will be decontaminated as a precaution. That will result in a temporary shortage of both drugs starting in late summer. (By Erin Ailworth and Megan Woolhouse, Globe Staff)
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The financially strapped Caritas Christi Health Care hospital system is negotiating to buy the Landmark Medical Center, a 214-bed community hospital in Woonsocket, R.I., that has been in court-appointed receivership for a year. Massachusetts and Rhode Island regulators say they will take a hard look at the potential merger. (By Robert Weisman, Globe Staff)

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