Monthly Archives: November 2011

Brown, Robinson and Hatleberg At-large Winners; Murphy, Frank, Recupero, Perlatonda, Cortell Win

November 15, 2011
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Brown, Robinson and Hatleberg At-large Winners; Murphy, Frank, Recupero, Perlatonda, Cortell Win

On a stunningly gorgeous day, under a bright sun and with real warmth all around, 20% of this city’s registered voters came out to vote. When all was said and done with balloting and all the votes were counted and tallied, the results turned out to be a potpourri of old and new. Calvin...

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Chelsea Remains a Part of Capuano’s District

November 15, 2011
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Chelsea Remains a Part of Capuano’s District

U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano will keep Chelsea in his district, which will now be the 7th Congressional District under the new redistricting plan released this week by the Massachusetts House’s Special Joint Committee on Redistrict­ing. Capuano will pick up the working class city of Everett, Milton and Randolph but lose the North End, parts...

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Boys Soccer Team Defeats Framingham

November 15, 2011
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The Chelsea High boys soccer team, the fourth seed in the Division 1 North Sectional of the MIAA State Tournament, defeated Framingham, the 13th seed in the bracket, with an exciting 3-2 overtime victory Monday afternoon at Chelsea Stadium in a first round contest. The Red Devils thus advanced to the North quarterfinals against...

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Taking Responsibility for Their Actions

November 15, 2011
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We call for an immediate indictment on perjury charges against all five members of the Chelsea Housing Authority for aiding in the filing of false financial records that showed former Executive Director Michael McLaughlin’s salary to be $160,000 instead of $360,000. To do any less than an indictment, would be to condone the actions...

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Obituaries 11-10-2011

November 15, 2011
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Nancy Mongiello Trustee Emerita of Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church Nancy A. (Ordeshook) Mongiello of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, apparently in good health, passed away unexpectedly on November 3 while visiting family in Pennsylvania.  She was 91 years old. Born in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Kiprian and Mary (Melnick)...

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Metro Credit Union Expands to Melrose

November 10, 2011
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Chelsea-based Metro Credit Union has expanded into Melrose this week, taking over the Secure Credit Union and adding $20 million in assets to their ever-increasing operations. Metro CEO Robert Cashman told the Record that the acquisition is a continuation of what has been an aggressive expansion for the Parkway-based credit union. “We have added...

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We Were All Duped

November 10, 2011
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It remains hard to believe the extent to which Mike McLaughlin duped all of us who believed in him. I believed in him. I had no reason to suspect him of stealing from the people of this city. I had no idea how he was using the Chelsea Housing Authority Board of Directors to...

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Pension is Very Much Up in the Air

November 10, 2011
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While the employment status of former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Michael McLaughlin is very clear – he stepped down immediately last week – the fate of his pension is still very much up in the air. And despite the fantastic nature of his last few weeks in office, it appears there still might...

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Investigation Ongoing at Housing Authority

November 10, 2011
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Federal, state and local officials are continuing to investigate the dealings of the Chelsea Housing Authority, its board of directors, and especially its former executive director Michael McLaughlin after it was revealed last week that McLaughlin had been receiving a $360,000 a year salary, in addition to sick time, vacation and future pension rights....

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Chelsea Housing Authority Under Harsh Media Glare and Investigation

November 8, 2011
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First came the startling revelation made last Wednesday of the $360,000 yearly salary Chelsea Housing Authority Executive Director Mike McLaughlin was being paid. Mike packed up and prepared to leave but not before the CHA board met to order the CHA accountant to cut Mike a series of checks totaling $200,000. With those checks...

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