Political Headlines - January 10, 2013

  • Patrick targets public housing boards: Governor Deval Patrick will propose replacing 240 public housing authorities with six regional agencies in an effort to eliminate waste and corruption. Globe reporter Sean P. Murphy details.


  • Shell's Arctic troubles only buy time: The flurry of activity around Arctic drilling is just a hint of what is likely to occur in the years to come as we manage the consequences of our climate negligence. Globe columnist Juliette Kayyem outlines.


  • Rail company has inside track at TWith the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company's $2.2 billion contract set to expire in June, Beacon Hill should keep a watchful eye on a founder who knows how to duck responsibility. Globe columnist Joan Vennochi reports.