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.

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.

This flashing message board on Morrissey Blvd. alerted drivers to tide conditions yesterday.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Rain dampens pre-holiday rush

No major traffic problems were reported on the morning commute despite torrential rains in the region. That may change as the Thanksgiving rush begins.

Interactive graphic

Proposed Massachusetts casino locations

The gambling law authorizes one casino in each of three regions, with a single slots parlor that can be in any region.

http://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2011/11/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/23casinobill.jpg Patrick vows speed as casino era begins

Governor Patrick said he would shortly appoint the chairman of a new and powerful gambling commission that will decide where gambling establishments will go.


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.

Brian McGrory

And we’re off to the races

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


Tags in this section:

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.


Tags in this section:

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.


Tags in this section:

On hockey

The collision between Milan Lucic and Sabres goalie Ryan Miller has had effects that have rippled since the teams met on Nov. 12.

Milan Lucic expects to be a Sabres target

After his entanglement with Ryan Miller that left the Sabres goalie hurting and coach Lindy Ruff fuming, Lucic figures he has a fight waiting for him tonight.

Special reports

Special Section

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.