Monthly Archives: February 2012

Warren Campaigning Hard: Visits Chelsea, Again

February 16, 2012
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Warren Campaigning Hard: Visits Chelsea, Again

Call it running hard. Call it running smart. Call it what you will. US Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren visited Chelsea again earlier this week. It was Warren’s fourth time visiting the city and touring it or attending a private function since she announced for the senate a few months back. This time around she...

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Auditors Failed to Act on McLaughlin Salary

February 16, 2012
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Auditors Failed to Act on McLaughlin Salary

State auditors going over the Chelsaea Housing Authority’s books in 2005 apparently knew that disgraced former Chelsea Housing Authority executive director Michael McLaughlin was concealing his true salary from state officials. The auditors told him and urged him to seek official approval for more than $40,000 in hidden income, according to interviews and records...

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Forensic Analysis Legislation Passed

February 16, 2012
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Chelsea State Representative Eugene L. O’Flaherty has led the House in passing a new bill that will give courts better access to DNA evidence as a way to avoid wrongful convictions. Last week the House passed the bill that provides courts access to forensic and scientific analysis under certain circumstances. The legislation aims to...

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The Auditors Knew

February 16, 2012
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The drubbing this city has taken because of Mike McLaughlin’s treachery is due the ineptitude, dereliction of duty or outright corruption of state auditors who knew McLaughlin was overpaying himself with funds he was not reporting. We are told the auditors laughed and made light of the discrepancies that were revealed which gives the...

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CHS Boys Take Final Two Games

February 16, 2012
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team turned in a pair of fine efforts to claim victories over Lynn Tech and Shawsheen Tech this past week. The twin wins, which completed the regular season for the Red Devils,  raised their record to 14-6, completing quite a turnaround from their 2-4 start. Friday night’s contest with...

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Police Briefs 02-16-2012

February 16, 2012
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Monday, February 6 James Hwang, 54, 90 Kingsley Rd., Hull, was arrested for driving with a suspended/revoke license. Julio E. Hernandez Jr., 23, 106 Marlborough St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Christopher Steriti, 25, 10 Forsyth St., Apt. #202, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Samson Beauregard, 38, 2 Parkway Ct., Apt. #6,...

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Obituaries 02-16-2012

February 16, 2012
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John Cardillo Former Smithcraft Co. Retiree John G. Cardillo died in his Revere home on February 12 following a long illness. He would have celebrated his 95th birthday on March 5. Born and raised in Revere, he worked as a quality control manager for more than 45 years for the former Smithcraft Co. of...

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New Legislation Being Debated May Benefit Local Breweries

February 9, 2012
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New Legislation Being Debated May Benefit Local Breweries

A new piece of legislation being debated on Beacon Hill this week should be a positive change for local craft brewery companies like the Mystic Brewery in Chelsea if passed. The Massachusetts Brewers Guild is lobbying law makers to pass the bill that would help upstart craft beer companies struggling to get thier beers...

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Sen. Brown and Sen. Grassley Leading Federal Inquiry of CHA

February 9, 2012
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Sen. Brown and Sen. Grassley Leading Federal Inquiry of CHA

The long reach of disgraced Chelsea Housing Authority executive director Mike McLaughlin’s perfidy has led to Iowa Senator Charles Grassley and our Senator Scott Brown demanding full explanations about policies at the CHA. “Senator Grassley is dealing with HUD,” Jill Gerber, an aid in his Washington office told the Chelsea Record Wednesday morning. John...

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ROCA Key Program

February 9, 2012
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ROCA Key Program

The sun shone brightly on Broadway last Thurs­day afternoon – a mild day by typical February standards. The wind whipped some stray papers around and some leaves left over from the fall blew wild­ly as cars sped by and pushed them into the air. However, no sooner had those items been placed back on...

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