Best of Boston

1986 Best Nickname


The appellation given to city counsillor Brian McLaughlin, who had a tough year. First he’s given cash by developer Harold Brown. Then he keeps it in his bedroom for months, taking the envelope out every now and then to look at it. Then he’s given more cash. Then he speaks with the FBI. Then he’s reelected. Then the FBI goes public with his role. The n Brown is indicted. Then McLaughlin’s brother is arrested in an Irish Republican Army gunrunning scheme. No wonder Brian McLaughlin feels like weeping.