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FBI begins Chelsea inquiry

Federal agents are looking at how the Chelsea Housing Authority may have “spun the budget’’ to cover up former director Michael E. McLaughlin’s $360,000 salary.

GOP Debate

Cain gets cheers, Perry stumbles in debate

Although Herman Cain was seen as vulnerable going into last night’s debate, a gaffe by Rick Perry may have been the most damaging moment by a candidate.

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Hard work pays off for Pressley in City Council election

Ayanna Pressley’s first place finish can be traced to a groundswell of support that in many neighborhoods transcended race and traditional politics.

Steward deal with 150 doctors rankles Beth Israel

Steward Health Care System lured physicians by making an offer so generous that Beth Israel’s lawyers question whether its terms amount to illegal kickbacks.