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25/12/2007 - 22:48

USA today, Editoweb 25 dec 2007


Boston's $14.8B Big Dig finally complete - Report: New Orleans pop. nears 300,000 - Most travel goes smooth on Christmas eve - Plan would let seniors work to pay taxes - Target says Dec. sales may decline.



Boston's $14.8B Big Dig finally complete
When the clock runs out on 2007, Boston will quietly mark the end of one of the most tumultuous eras in the city's history: The Big Dig, the nation's most complex and costliest highway project, will officially come to an end.
Don't expect any champagne toasts.
After a history marked by engineering triumphs, tunnels leaks, epic traffic jams, last year's death of a motorist crushed by falling concrete panels and a price tag that soared from $2.6 billion to a staggering $14.8 billion, there's little appetite for celebration.

Report: New Orleans pop. nears 300,000
Despite slow progress in rebuilding some neighborhoods, New Orleans' population is nearing 300,000, or about 65 percent of its pre-Hurricane Katrina size, according to a new report.
The report, compiled by urban planning consultancy GCR & Associates and based on utility hookups, estimates the population at 295,450 and predicts it will surpass the 300,000 mark soon.

Most travel goes smooth on Christmas eve
Many Christmas Eve travelers around the country got what they wished for — few airport delays and highways that were mostly clear, despite a deadly weekend snowstorm in the Plains and the Midwest.
Even the usually congested airports in the New York area — Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark-Liberty — all reported departure delays of less than 15 minutes by Monday afternoon, with outbound flights taking off on time.

Plan would let seniors work to pay taxes
Audrey Davison lives alone, gets a $620 Social Security check each month and worries about the sharply rising taxes on her four-bedroom house. Davison, 76, raised her family there and after 43 years, she really doesn't want to leave Greenburgh.
The town is pushing a program that would let seniors work part-time, for $7 an hour, to help pay off some of their property taxes.

Target says Dec. sales may decline
Early holiday sales reports are weak, with Target Corp., the nation's No.2 retailer, warning that its sales may have fallen in December.
A broad gauge of consumer spending released by MasterCard Inc., which includes estimates for spending by cash and checks, showed a modest 2.4 percent increase in holiday spending, excluding gasoline and auto sales.

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