Monthly Archives: December 2011

McLaughlin Was Everywhere, but in Chelsea

December 23, 2011
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Disgraced Chelsea Housing Authority executive director Mike McLaughlin, it turns out, was rarely at his job, conducted business by phone from Florida or his home in Dracut and spent so little time in Chelsea that his claims for salary, vacation and sick time have been made to look ludicrous. Sean Murphy, the Boston Globe...

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Chelsea Gunman Gets Life for Central Avenue Murder

December 23, 2011
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It took only two weeks for a Suffolk Superior Court jury to convict the East Boston man accused of killing a Chelsea man in the summer of 2010. Last Wednesday, the jury convicted Jonathan Carvalho, 22, of East Boston of second-degree murder for gunning down 29-year-old Luis Raul Rodriguez on Central Avenue in Chelsea...

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Airport District Might Soon Be Home for New Business

December 23, 2011
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Car renting and leasing has long been absent from the Airport Overlay District in Chelsea, but an approval from the Planning Board Tuesday night on a plan by Enterprise Rent-A-Car brought such business a bit closer to coming back to the area. The Planning Board voted unanimously at their meeting this week to give...

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Chelsea Police Still Searching for Gunman

December 23, 2011
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Chelsea police are searching for a gunman responsible for an afternoon shooting that caused panic on Broadway and forced the lockdown of a nearby school. On Monday Chelsea police responded to 731 Broadway at 2:44 p.m. and found 21-year-old Chelsea resident, Luis Maldonado, who was conscious and alert after being shot in the torso...

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Merry Christmas Happy Holiday

December 23, 2011
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Christmas 2011 is days away. Most of us are busy preparing for the holiday. All of us this year are receiving a great present – the official end of the war in Iraq. Nine Christmas celebrations have come and gone since we invaded Iraq. Thousands of brave Americans died there and tens of thousands...

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Boys Basketball Team Drops OT Heartbreaker

December 23, 2011
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team came out on the short end of a 65-64 decision to Greater Lowell in overtime last week. The contest was a nip and tuck affair from the opening tap to the final buzzer with neither team able to open up a lead beyond six to seven points before...

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Police Briefs 12-22-2011

December 23, 2011
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December 12 Paul Lampasona, 47, 113 Patriot Pkwy., revere, was arrested on a warrant. Richard Lovering Jr., 40, 83 Lincoln St., Winthrop, was arrested on a warrant. Saul Valencia-Arenas, 43, 23 Roughan St., Revere, was arrested for failure to yield at intersection, operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license. Carlos Garcia, 31, 58 Cottage St.,...

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Obituaries 12-22-2011

December 23, 2011
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Karen LaPierre John Hancock Retiree Karen L. (Dion) LaPierre of Haverhill, formerly of Chelsea, died suddenly on December 18. She was 63 years old. A retired employee of John Hancock Insurance Co. of Boston and a member of the Massachusetts Alliance for Children, she was the wife of William F. LaPierre and mother of...

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Mystic Brewery’s First Product out in Time for the Holidays

December 15, 2011
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The first batch of beer from the new Chelsea Brewery hit shelves recently and the reviews have been positive. The Mystic Brewery, LLC’s signature beer Saison can now be found a local liquor stores like Fernandez Brothers and restaurants like Larry’s House of Q on Broadway. The owners of Mystic Brewery, who signed a...

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Chelsea Court Program Prevents Repeated Criminal Behavior

December 15, 2011
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Chelsea Court Program Prevents Repeated Criminal Behavior

Probation officers Olga Lattarulo, Carolyn Shannon, Debra Cerundolo and Christine Thomas were tired of seeing the same women come before the Chelsea District Court in a pattern that just never seemed to end. The same Latina women – as well as English-speaking women – seemed to be involved in a circle of crime that...

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