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.

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2009 file photo, 60 Minutes' Andy Rooney, center leaves the Celebration of Life Memorial ceremony for Walter Cronkite at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. CBS says former

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Andy Rooney spent more than 30 years working for "60 Minutes."

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Rooney shown in his New York office in 1978.

Newsmen Andy Rooney (L) and Walter Cronkite chat at the Cronkite Awards event in Tempe, Arizona in this November 6, 2003 handout photo courtesy of Arizona State University. Rooney, the curmudgeonly commentator who pondered everything from shoelaces to the existence of God on CBS's


Rooney, left, and Walter Cronkite chatted in 2003.

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On Sept. 27, 2011, Rooney made his final appearance on "60 Minutes."

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CBS said he died Friday night in New York from complications after surgery.

‘60 Minutes’ commentator Andy Rooney dies at 92

Andy Rooney, the commentator who spent more than 30 years wryly talking about the oddities of life for ‘‘60 Minutes,’’ died last night, CBS said.

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Sadness and surprise as Daddy’s Junky Music closes its doors

Boston’s most musical neighborhood loses the store at its heart.

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Retail dead spot on Boylston awaits transformation

The bankruptcies of Filene’s Basement and Borders have resulted in vacant storefronts along a retail dead spot on Boylston Street.

Residents find power to persevere

Nearly a week after a ferocious storm cut power to North Brookfield, residents are still coping with life in the cold and the dark.

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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.

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.


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


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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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Women's college basketball preview

Kerri Shields right at home with BC

When BC starts its season on Nov. 11, the 5-foot-9-inch junior guard will be expected to take on a prominent role as one of three Eagle upperclassmen.


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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.