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Friends Like These

Well, well. The Chelsea Housing Authority scandal just keeps getting hotter: "Governor Deval Patrick was so furious over the Chelsea Housing director’s extraordinary $360,000 salary that he called for Michael E. McLaughlin’s immediate resignation and launched a state takeover of the entire agency. But Patrick’s second in command, Timothy P. Murray, has remained publicly silent about the alleged abuse ... Now, it is becoming clear what a good friend Murray has been to McLaughlin: the two called each other more than 80 times over the last seven months, McLaughlin’s cellphone records show." [Globe]