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Budget calls for
tax hikes, deep cuts

House and Senate leaders unveiled last night a state budget for the next fiscal year that would slash services in nearly every area of Massachusetts government and that calls for additional sales, meals, and alcohol taxes. (By Matt Viser and Noah Bierman, Globe Staff)

Advantage, renters

It's a good time to be a renter in and around Boston. Apartment vacancy rates in the metro area are climbing to new highs, pushing down rents after nearly a decade of increases. The shift is tilting the balance of power, and now landlords are chasing after prospective renters, showering them with deals. (By Megan Woolhouse, Globe Staff)

Patients to get a look
at physicians' notes

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is about to begin a project called "open notes" in which about 100 doctors at the hospital and two other sites will allow 25,000 to 35,000 patients to read their physicians' notes for a year as part of their online medical record. (By Liz Kowalczyk, Globe Staff)

Plane, vehicle near a collision

An airplane hurtling down a runway at Logan Airport yesterday morning narrowly averted colliding with a construction vehicle that strayed into an unauthorized area, triggering a federal investigation and halting all construction at one of the country’s busiest airports. (By Milton J. Valencia and Martin Finucane, Globe Staff)

In the rough, Canton
gem missed big shot

Yesterday, as large galleries lined the fairways at Bethpage Black to see the greats of the game take in New York's second US Open in the last eight years, David Gianferante, who manages Massachusetts' two state-owned golf facilities, gazed wistfully over Ponkapoag's soggy, overgrown third hole, long closed to the public because of its state of total disrepair. (By Peter Schworm, Globe Staff)

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