Political Headlines - July 18, 2013

  • Ex-Chelsea housing chief gets three years: Michael E. McLaughlin's soaring salary, and his failure to report it, was first reported by the Globe in October 2011. Now he's been sentenced to three years in prison, with a judge saying he "picked the pockets of public housing tenants." Investigative reporters Sean P. Murphy and Andrea Estes report.
  • Recovering addicts stand behind Walsh: State Representative Martin Walsh, who is running for mayor of Boston, enjoys a following from a group not often associated with elective politics: recovering addicts and their families. Columnist Lawrence Harmon writes.