Murray had close ties to ex-Chelsea housing official
Lieutenant governor, housing chief called each other more than 80 times in 7 months
Gov. Deval Patrick was so furious over the Chelsea Housing director’s extraordinary $360,000 salary that he called for Michael E. McLaughlin’s resignation. But Patrick’s second in command, Timothy P. Murray, has remained publicly silent. Now, it’s becoming clear what a good friend Murray has been to McLaughlin: the two men connected on the phone more than 80 times over the last seven months, cell phone record shows.