Harassment claim paid with Chelsea housing funds

Embattled former Chelsea Housing Authority chief Michael E. McLaughlin once used $40,000 in authority funds to settle a sexual harassment claim.

Rick Perry, left, and Herman Cain listen as former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney made a point during last night’s Republican debate.

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Republican debate heats up on limits of US security

The GOP candidates clashed — at times vigorously — over their visions for American security, although their target was largely President Obama.

Travel plans for Thanksgiving? Roads will be wet

Heavy rain is expected to complicate holiday travel today, with more people forecast to be driving this year.

A mission to revive lost notes from the Holocaust

This month, the Boston-based Terezin Music Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary of rescuing classical music composed by Jewish Holocaust victims.

The music of Terezin concentration camp

Terezin Music Foundation preserves and extends the works of artists who died in the Holocaust.


Patrick knows risks of signing gambling bill

Governor Patrick, whose support for casinos and a slot parlor was critical, was keenly aware - and defensive - of what he was doing.

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And we’re off to the races

There are undoubtedly Puritans who are rolling over in their graves today, but times change and the state has to change with them.


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Charity collects just desserts

The charity Community Servings is making the holiday a little sweeter with its Pie in the Sky fund-raiser, which collected and distributed 15,000 of the desserts.


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Fed launches more bank stress tests

The Federal Reserve said yesterday that it would conduct a third round of stress tests to determine if major US banks can withstand a downturn in the economy.

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Egypt’s military agrees to swift transition of rule

Egypt’s ruling military council agreed to speed up the transition to civilian rule in a deal that seemed unlikely to satisfy the demands of protesters thronging Tahrir Square.


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Everett High quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso talked with his father, coach John DiBiaso, during practice at Everett Memorial Field.

Coach’s son shining in Everett

Tomorrow, Everett quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso — statistically the greatest QB in Mass. high school football history — will try to make it 23 straight wins for his father’s team.

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Director Caitlin Lowans (center, in black) directs a theatrical adaptation of “The Nutcracker” at the Stoneham Theater.

Holiday Arts Preview

Our critics give their top picks for what to see and experience this holiday season in the worlds of theater, dance, movies, DVDs, classical music, and pop music. This is your guide to holiday season entertainment.