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Red Sox reap $45m from Lansdowne, Yawkey Way lease deal

Over the last nine years, the Red Sox have increased their revenue by millions through the use of two streets that city officials handed over for a relative pittance.

Boston police suit may have wide impact

Cities and towns could be on the hook for tens of millions of dollars if the state’s highest court finds in favor of officers who say they are entitled to the full amount of an education bonus program.

// Female voters drawn to Romney this time

Mitt Romney’s strength with female voters — they support him by about five percentage points more than men do — was not something he saw in his 2008 presidential run.


November 7, 2011

As ex-housing chief’s pay rose, tenants say they were ignored

CHELSEA - Residents of the Scrivano Apartments, managed by the Chelsea Housing Authority, say they already had plenty to complain about, from rodent infestations to cracked walls. And then news broke that the authority’s executive director, Michael E. McLaughlin, who has since resigned, had concealed his real salary: $360,000. “I think it’s outrageous,’’ said Danielle Gallant, 26. That was the view yesterday among tenants interviewed in the wake of McLaughlin’s resignation last week, and public outcry following Globe reports on his income.

Tech firms hop on Facebook’s wave

A growing number of companies are placing a big bet on the social network and creating a burgeoning Facebook economy that extends far beyond Silicon Valley.