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A senior state engineer warned that faulty overhead lights in the Big Dig tunnel system were a “big deal’’ that threatened public safety more than two weeks before transportation officials informed the public, according to internal e-mails released yesterday. (By Sean P. Murphy, Globe Staff)

Arab perspective, Vermont audience

As the profile of the Arab news service Al Jazeera continues to rise, both in the United States and abroad -- news analysts and diplomats regularly cite the "Al Jazeera effect" behind media-fueled uprisings in the Arab world -- Burlington, Vt., viewers can claim credit for being ahead of the curve. (By Joseph P. Kahn, Globe Staff)

Objections raised to Greenway tax plan

Several major property owners along the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway are balking at requests for them to pay a special tax to improve the park system, raising objections that could waylay the latest effort to solve its longstanding funding problems. (By Casey Ross, Globe Staff)

Congress on your corner? Not in Mass.

No Bay State lawmaker has convened a town hall meeting during the current recess of the House and Senate, despite intense public debates over US bombing in Libya, congressional gridlock over the federal deficit, and the threat of a government shutdown. (By Theo Emery and Mark Arsenault, Globe Staff)

Greatest fans of iPad 2: Scalpers

The garage at the CambridgeSide Galleria opens at 4:30 a.m., and yesterday a line of cars was waiting when a security guard raised the gate to begin what has become a ritual these last two weeks: the iPad dash. (By Billy Baker, Globe Staff)

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