Chelsea housing director leaves ‘with a bag of cash’

Michael E. McLaughlin instructed the Chelsea Housing Authority’s accountant to write him checks for more than $200,000 right before he left the office for good.

Mitt Romney spoke at the Washington Convention Center today in Washington, D.C.

Romney proposes wide cuts to budget

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney unveiled a sweeping plan yesterday that would cut at least $500 billion per year from the federal budget as of 2016.

A lottery gambit wins approval

Over the past decade, Clarance W. Jones redeemed more than $18 million worth of lottery tickets, and recently won a case in which the state wanted to tax his winnings.

Deaderick is now able to help the Patriots

Brandon Deaderick began this season on the physically unable to perform list after shoulder surgery, but coach Bill Belichick said yesterday he is off to a solid start.


Residents find power to persevere

Nearly a week after a ferocious storm cut power to the small town of North Brookfield, residents bereft of power remain, defiantly, in their homes.

Autumn snow days set schools back

School administrators are now playing a numbers game with the academic calendar to anticipate how many school days might need to be added through the rest of the year.

Halloween in Wrentham

Halloween came to Wrentham four days late, thanks to the bizarre early snowstorm that downed tree limbs and led to power outages last weekend.

Stretch of Boylston awaits transformation

The bankruptcies of Filene’s Basement and Borders resulted in a retail dead spot along mostly thriving Boylston Street.


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Defense depicts Mehanna as a scholar

A defense lawyer for Tarek Mehanna sought yesterday to portray him as a budding scholar who was devoted to Islam and not the young radical that prosecutors have described.

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Top Places to Work - 2011

The Globe’s 2011 Top Places to Work survey ranks 100 of the best workplaces in Massachusetts.


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for Business - 30nascar - UMASS Students and NASCAR fans watch a NASCAR race during a race watching party put on by UMASS Sports Management students at The Pub in Amherst on Sunday October 23, 2011. (Matthew Cavanaugh for The Boston Globe)

UMass students in race to increase NASCAR’s base

Can Nascar, wildly popular in the South and other regions, catch on in New England? That’s the challenge for sport management students at UMass Amherst.


Accuser’s lawyer says Cain lied

The lawyer for one of the women who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment declared that the Republican presidential candidate is not telling the truth about the episodes.

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Supercommittee members, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., left, and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., arrive for a closed-door meeting of the committee, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. With the Nov. 23 deadline less than a month away, the bi-partisan supercommittee is under pressure to come up with a plan that will reduce the government's debt by $1.2 trillion over the coming decade. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Unions urge Kerry to drive hard bargain on deficit

Labor union leaders accused Senator John Kerry of turning his back on working people as he and members of the congressional supercommittee deliberate over trimming the country’s deficit.


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Novel touches in ‘Romeo and Juliet’

With its passion, its poetry, its politics, and its profusion of richly drawn subsidiary characters, “Romeo and Juliet’’ is a natural for the dance stage.