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In-depth Big Dig coverage by the Boston Globe and Boston.com

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  Beyond the Big Dig
What happens to the ribbon of land being created by the depression of the Central Artery may be the most important development decision to face Boston in a generation.


Finishing the Big Dig
Learn how to navigate the city's new road system and get updates as the Big Dig nears completion. Plus, take a closer look at the city's new landmarks and engineering feats.


Easy Pass
A yearlong investigation by the Boston Globe found that over $1 billion of Big Dig cost overruns were due to errors by project managers Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff.


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A week of Big Dig news:

Reilly keeps pressure on for Big Dig settlement
(By Sean P. Murphy, Globe Staff, 3/21/2006)
Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly yesterday appealed to Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff, the biggest contractor on the Big Dig, to negotiate a settlement with his office for shoddy work on the $14.6 billion tunnel project, but Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff yesterday showed no indication of moving toward a quick resolution.

GLOBE EDITORIAL
Fort Point on the rise
FOR A GENERATION or longer, civic-minded Bostonians have talked about the waterfront where downtown meets South Boston as the next great development opportunity in the city. With all the Central Artery and Silver Line construction, and the fits and starts of private development, it sometimes seemed this promise would never be fulfilled.

NEW ENGLAND IN BRIEF
Patrick takes a dig at rival Reilly
Democratic candidate for governor Deval Patrick slammed Attorney General Thomas Reilly yesterday, alleging his efforts to recover money from the managers of the overbudget Big Dig are inadequate. ''Attorney General Reilly has sole authority over the Big Dig cost-recovery efforts and we've all been waiting for his big decision on how much of our money he would fight for,'' Patrick said in a prepared statement. ''After years of cost overruns and mismanagement of the Big Dig,'' news of Reilly's actions against Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff and two dozen design firms ''will be disappointing to most people.'' Patrick said the $108 million claim against a $14.6 billion project ''seems like only a small down payment for the leak repairs, the padded budgets, and the multiple-year delays.''

AG seeks $108m in Big Dig refunds
Shoddy work is cited as settlements pursued
(By Sean P. Murphy, Globe Staff, 3/18/2006)
The office of Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly has demanded $108 million in refunds from Big Dig contractors, the first time his office has stated an amount it believes taxpayers are owed because of shoddy work.

Kerry blocks Bush pick for top US highway job
Ties cost overruns to ex-Big Dig boss
(By Rick Klein, Globe Staff, 3/16/2006)
WASHINGTON -- Senator John F. Kerry is blocking the White House nomination of fired Big Dig project manager J. Richard Capka to head the Federal Highway Administration, calling him a symbol of the Bush administration's ''incompetence'' in managing federal agencies.

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