Monthly Archives: February 2012

CHA Receiver Submits Her Second Invoice

February 9, 2012
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Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Receiver Judith Weber has submitted her second invoice to the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) – this time for just more than $16,000 for one month’s work – but indicated that her fees were standard and reasonable. Weber took some minor flack last month after submitting a bill to the SJC...

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Receivership Looks to Put Its Feet Up and Stay Awhile Longer

February 9, 2012
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Receivership at the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) could go over the 90-day, Feb. 21, deadline if Gov. Deval Patrick doesn’t soon find an appointee for the troubled-agency’s rebuilt Board of Directors. The prospect of that happening, though, seems fairly slim as it was revealed last week in CHA Receiver Judith Weber’s monthly report that...

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Senators Brown and Grassley Are Doing the Right Thing

February 9, 2012
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The disgraced former executive director of the Chelsea Housing Authority Mike McLaughlin and the world of hurt he laid on the CHA are now under a microscope in Washington, DC where our Senator Scott Brown and Iowa Senator Charles Grassley are asking the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) hard questions. They want...

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Marguerite Donovan

February 9, 2012
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The death of Marguerite Donovan brings sadness to those of us who knew her, and her late husband, John. Mrs. Donovan was a real personality, a character actually. When this city was turning around 30 years ago, she was one among a number of dignified, energetic and smart women who called this place their...

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Red Devil Boys Win Two More

February 9, 2012
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team continued on its roll of late, winning both of its contests this past week in convincing fashion against Commonwealth Athletic Conference foes. The Red Devils defeated Greater Lawrence last Friday, 66-40, and then took the measure of the Northeast Regional Vocational School, 76-52, on Tuesday. Chelsea moved out...

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Obituaries 02-09-2012

February 9, 2012
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Mary Tarpinian Chelsea Resident Mary Tarpinian of Chelsea died on February 3. She was 82 years old. The loving daughter of the late Oscar and Mary (Kenosian) Kayajanian, she was the dear sister of Helen Chobanian of Saugus and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Services are private at the request of...

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Grand Opening

February 2, 2012
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Grand Opening

Five guys burgers is another wonderful addition to the culinary world developing at the Marketbas­ket Mall. Its grand opening attracted a great deal of attention Tuesday. Shown above are Five guys employees, Xiomara Perez and Marie Scali.

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Bus Craziness: Chelsea MBTA Driver Faked Crime to Collect Worker’s Compensation

February 2, 2012
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Chelsea has come a long way in fighting crime, and according to local officials, the last thing the city needs is to have to fight crime that doesn’t exist. Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley’s office announced last Friday that charges are being filed against a former MBTA Route 111 bus driver for faking...

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Gun Play: Chelsea Court in Turmoil After Disappearance of Firearms

February 2, 2012
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The Chelsea District Court is in turmoil this week and one Revere firearms case against an alleged career criminal is now compromised as a result of three firearms – which were evidence in criminal cases – being stolen from the Court Clerk’s office. One missing gun was related to a Chelsea Police Department arrest...

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Ash Files $5.6 Million Capital Improvement Plan

February 2, 2012
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More streets will get resurfaced, water and sewer lines replaced, sidewalks repaired, public buildings renovated and equipment replaced as a result of the $5.6 million capital improvement plan (CIP) filed by City Manager Jay Ash with the City Council this past week. Ash says his plan not only continues the investment City government is...

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