HUD examines Chelsea agency

Federal agents questioned Chelsea Housing Authority employees after their boss resigned amid an uproar over his $360,000 compensation, which he concealed from state officials.

Not much tweeting from Mass. delegation

The Bay State delegation ranks 47th in the nation when it comes to using Twitter to reach constituents, according to data from TweetCongress.

FBrandon Feldman, Jonathan Feinberg, Chelsea Pollen, Sonie Guseh, Annie Jean-Baptiste, and Francis Fung all work for Google Cambridge, this year’s top medium employer.

Letter from the business editor

Top Places to Work preview

Institution for Savings, Google, and Bright Horizons couldn’t be more different as organizations, but they share important values when it comes to their employees.

Joan Wickersham

War stories in real time

Technology may appear to erase distance, but the experience of war still creates distances that can never be erased.


No-cost diplomats

An increasingly prominent corps of Americans here and nationwide are serving as “honorary consuls” for countries that want a diplomatic presence in a city such as Boston without having to pay for it.

Boston-11011-Mayor Menino announced a coordinated effort to improve infant health in Boston, he hugs Naralis DeJesus after she spoke about her baby buy had died from SID when she was homeless. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(health)

Pilot program aims to reduce infant deaths

The effort to drive down deaths among black and Latino infants includes providing pregnant women with housing, counseling, and other critical support.

Developer donated to Calif. treasurer

Arthur Winn’s campaign to generate funding for the Columbus Center included more than $40,000 in donations to former California state treasurer Phil Angelides.

Florida St. 38, BC 7

BC bowled over by Seminoles

The loss officially eliminated the Eagles from bowl consideration, ending a 12-year run in the postseason.


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Two teens arraigned in Dorchester shootings

Nyasani Watt and Sheldon Mattis were held without bail following the Sept. 25 fatal shooting of Jaivon Blake, who was killed just a few doors from his home.


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Newton REIT buys Sonesta in $174 million deal

Sonesta’s management team will continue to run the company’s properties, including the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston and the Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans.


Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry spoke to employees of Pioneer Hi-Bred during a town hall meeting yesterday in Johnston, Iowa. The Texas governor is stepping up the number of his appearances in the state.

Perry tries for comeback in Iowa

Rick Perry is ramping up his campaign in Iowa, launching new ads and spending more time in the state Republicans say could make or break his White House bid.

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Poorest of poor reach record: 1 in 15

The ranks of America’s poorest people have climbed to a record high as the housing bust pushed many urban poor into suburbs and shriveled jobs and income.


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Maddux will make his pitch to Red Sox

Former Red Sox hurler Mike Maddux has been a pitching coach for nine years, but he is ready to answer the call should a managerial offer come.