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Governor's race: Issues and challenges
Gloucester's schools reflect the financial pressures squeezing school systems across the state. Above, Scott Barraclough enrolled his sixth-grader, Elliot, in a Catholic school this fall after two years at his neighborhood elementary school. (By Peter Schworm, 10/19/10)
Youth violence has not been a significant part of the conversation as the campaign intensifies. The bloodshed has been overshadowed by other statewide issues. (Boston Globe, 9/3/10)
Tensions in Milford and other towns have made illegal immigration a key issue. Above, members of Milford's Ecuadorian community played volleyball. (By Brian C. Mooney, 7/13/10)
Enterprise Park was supposed to be the answer, bringing in jobs, money, and people; instead, it is the question. (By David Filipov, 6/19/10)