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Aloisi promises
a better MBTA

State Transportation Secretary James A. Aloisi Jr. sought to reassure MBTA riders yesterday that service and accountability at the troubled transit agency will improve, as new details emerged on how Governor Deval Patrick’s administration forced the resignation Thursday of Daniel A. Grabauskas as MBTA general manager. (By Matt Viser and Andrea Estes, Globe Staff)

Where empty larders
find overflowing hearts

The Worcester facility, which provides food to needy church members, is called a bishop’s storehouse, part of the vast Mormon welfare system. Usage of Mormon storehouses is up by an estimated 30 percent, according to church officials in Utah and Massachusetts. (By Michael Paulson, Globe Staff)
Video Mormon food banks see increase in use

Town in tears over gadabout gobbler

Shooting Freddy the turkey was a last resort, police say, after he eluded capture and flew into the Easton woods. But many are unconvinced and say the bird deserved better. For the many workers and residents whose commutes and errands were brightened by Freddy’s preening presence over the past year, his untimely departure has struck a wistful chord. (By Peter Schworm, Globe Staff)

Behind a billionaire's interest in the Globe

Tom Gores is a Beverly Hills billionaire. At age 45, he is one of the world’s richest men, a buyout artist who has produced a Lindsay Lohan slasher film and bought and sold dozens of distressed companies. Now, The Boston Globe is on his wish list. (By Beth Healy and Casey Ross, Globe Staff)
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