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Callahan Tunnel panels removed after failed tests

Workers removed 117 wall panels in the tunnel because of concerns about corroded bolts.

// Edward M. Kennedy Jr. will not run for Senate

The son of the longtime Massachusetts senator does not want to uproot his family from Connecticut to run in the Bay State, according to a source.

2 N.Y. firefighters shot to death responding to call

“One or more shooters” hit four volunteer firefighters responding to a blaze in upstate New York, killing two.

Crackdown cuts crime in Southie

Police have arrested 222 people since the drug-related murder of a grandmother last April.

2 GOP senators call for deal

Two Republican senators implored leaders to reach an agreement with the president when Congress returns Thursday.

Tom Brady isn’t pleased after throwing his second interception of the game, and he didn’t get much happier.


Christopher L. Gasper

Tom Brady knows time is running out for Patriots

The QB’s postgame diatribe was a plea to his teammates not to squander a great opportunity, to play with more urgency and less lethargy.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino left Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital after weeks spent in hospitals for ailments.

Menino goes not quite home after hospitalization

After nearly eight weeks in two hospitals, Mayor Menino was taken to an elevator-equipped house on Beacon Hill.

Betty Abbott Sheinis wrote and illustrated “Rhoda’s Ocean’’ decades ago.

From the shadows, a dream and a book emerge

The publication of the children’s book “Rhoda’s Ocean” was the epilogue to a romance that lasted more than 60 years.

Preventing trolley crashes could cost up to $721 million.

Cost high for a Green Line anticrash system

The MBTA estimates it could cost as much as $721 million over nine years for a modern collision avoidance-system.



Chuck Hagel, 66, is considered the leading candidate to replace Leon Panetta at the Pentagon, although a number of GOP senators have expressed reservations.

Senators say Chuck Hagel could face hard confirmation

Two senators predicted that the former senator would face a difficult confirmation if nominated to be defense secretary.