Monthly Archives: January 2012

Obituaries 01-19-2012

January 19, 2012
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Helen Karas Retired Saleslady Helen A. (Lachnicki) Karas, a retired saleslady, died in her Quincy home Monday evening, January 16 after a brief illness.  She was 89 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Adam and Agnes (Jakuboczyk) Lachnicki.  She attended local schools and was a...

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Investigation Widens into Jessica Cormier Murder

January 12, 2012
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Investigation Widens into Jessica Cormier Murder

Monday’s funeral for Everett’s Jessica Cormier from the Smith Funeral Home, was quiet and dignified and it was extremely well attended. The court proceeding two hours  after she was buried, where her assailant Clarence Earl Berry, 59, of Chelsea, was arraigned for stabbing her to death, was mobbed with friends, relatives and many grieving...

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Chelsea Bus Routes on the Chopping Block

January 12, 2012
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Chelsea Bus Routes on the Chopping Block

As the 112 bus rumbled up to the east side of the Market Basket earlier this week, there weren’t a ton of people getting off the bus, and there wasn’t a long line of people getting on the bus either. There were women getting on with their bags of groceries, and elderly people getting...

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Morrie Seigal Deserves a Gold Medal

January 12, 2012
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Morrie Seigal Deserves a Gold Medal

Whenever I run into Morrie Seigal I am always amazed at his love for life and I am always especially amazed, even touched, by the fact that he remains a relevant public voice in this city well into the eighth decade of a lifetime spent here. To know Morrie is to like him. His...

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CHA Housing Report Released; Excessive Pay for Receiver?

January 12, 2012
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The first monthly report released by Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) receiver Judy Weber has raised some eyebrows in that she has billed the state more than $20,000 for one month’s worth of work. In a case where the former executive director, Michael McLaughlin was ousted for having an excessive salary of $360,000 per year,...

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CHA Receiver’s First Report

January 12, 2012
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A report by Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) receiver Judy Weber last week revealed a number of changes that have taken place over the last month, and perhaps, a number of contentious meetings that have also taken place in the wholesale clean-up effort. Weber presented her first monthly report to the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC)...

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What’s a CHS Receiver Worth for a Month

January 12, 2012
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Perhaps the most interesting single thing about the Chelsea Housing Authority receiver’s first monthly report to the Supreme Judicial Court and the Attorney General is the bill for her services which was provided with it. Receiver Judith Webber has billed $23,000 for her first month’s work. That would make each of the 7 page...

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Police Briefs 01-12-2012

January 12, 2012
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Monday, January 2 Carlose Rosado, 28, 3-B Cornelia Ct, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon, intimidation and threating to commit a crime. David M. Sandelin, 46, 25 Suffolk St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Chithalia Barnes, 28, 855 Broadway Apt. #1105, was arrested for driving with a suspended/revoked license. Pastor Diego...

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Obituaries 01-12-2012

January 12, 2012
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Jessica Barbara Rose Cormier Worked at Brenners Party Supply Jessica Barbara Rose Cormier of Everett died on January 3 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 20 years old. Born in Malden and a lifelong Everett resident, she was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 2009 and Boston Career Institute in...

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Sunny, But Cold

January 5, 2012
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Sunny, But Cold

We made it through October, November and December with very little snow and without a meaningful wave of arctic cold. For the most part, this has so far been the warmest winter in 95 years. But, it takes only a day or two of frigid cold (read the afternoon tem­perature registering 28 degrees on...

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