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A 110-pound light fixture crashed onto the northbound lanes of the Thomas P. “Tip’’ O’Neill Jr. tunnel in early February, striking no vehicles, but prompting state officials to launch an inspection of light fixtures throughout the Big Dig tunnel system. (By Eric Moskowitz, Globe Staff)
DEVASTATION IN JAPAN
The chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission gave a far bleaker appraisal yesterday of the threat posed by Japan’s nuclear crisis than the Japanese government has offered, saying that American officials believe the damage to at least one crippled reactor was much more serious and advising Americans to stay much farther away from the plant than the ... (By David E. Sanger, Matthew L. Wald, and Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times)
The nuclear power industry has mounted a concerted lobbying push on Capitol Hill this week to reassure members of Congress who are concerned about the Japanese nuclear plant disaster and potential for a similar incident in the United States. (By Theo Emery and Donovan Slack, Globe Staff)
Governor Deval Patrick, who has been traveling for nearly two weeks on an international trade mission intended to create jobs, said yesterday that he was blindsided by Fidelity’s decision to ship more than 1,000 jobs out of Massachusetts, but that there is nothing he can do to stop it. (By Michael Levenson, Globe Staff)
Poverty, drugs, guns, and premature death. Those are staples of life, residents said, on the tumbledown streets where Brandon Meriweather grew up — streets that nearly claimed the Patriots’ Pro Bowl safety on Feb. 28, when an early-morning after-party turned violent and two men with him were shot in the head. (By Bob Hohler, Globe Staff)
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