Flaherty falls short in his comeback bid

Michael F. Flaherty, a former Boston City Council president who lost in a bid for mayor two years ago, was narrowly defeated in the race for an at-large council seat.

Miss. defeats life-at-conception ballot initiative

Mississippi voters defeated the proposal that supporters sought in the Bible Belt state as a way to prompt a legal challenge to abortion rights nationwide.

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Herman Cain said today that he does not know a woman who publicly stepped forward yesterday to accuse him of sexual harassment.

Kevin Cullen

What brown does for Sam

Sam Kanji is 13, autistic, and wants nothing more than to be a UPS delivery man. When Sam’s UPS delivery man discovered this wish, an idea was born.

Frank Baker celebrated with his twin children, Benjamin (left) and Maxine at his post election party.

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Baker, Linehan win City Council races

Frank Baker won the race for an open seat against John K. O’Toole in Boston’s District 3, while in District 2 incumbent Bill Linehan barely squeaked by challenger Suzanne Lee.

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Opinions by the glassful on what tastes best — red and white — and tops out at $12 at the register for your weeknight supper.

On Football

Patriots had no choice but to cut Albert Haynesworth

Why was Albert Haynesworth released today by the Patriots? He disrespected the uniform and his teammates in the loss to the Giants. That’s the bottom line.


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Michael E. McLaughlin, former Executive Director of Chelsea Housing Authority, stood in front of the Chelsea Housing Authority's Scrivano apartment development on October 27, 2011.

Housing receiver requested for Chelsea

City Council members are urging the governor to place the Chelsea Housing Authority into receivership amid outrage over the ousted director’s $360,000 a year pay package.


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Holiday job on many wish lists

Although holiday hiring at retailers is expected to be up slightly this year, many job seekers are still facing an impossibly competitive field for temporary positions.

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Gene Lamont (left) worked as third base coach for the Detroit Tigers this past season.

Red Sox schedule two more interviews for manager

Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Torey Lovullo will interview with the Red Sox on Friday, and Detroit bench coach Gene Lamont will follow on Saturday.


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Alex Beam

The 1 percent solution

Dreaming of life in the exclusive ‘1 percent’ club? Easy. Figuring ways to become a member? That’s hard.

Top Places to Work

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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.