Monthly Archives: January 2013

Capuano Says No to Senate Run

January 17, 2013
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Capuano Says No to Senate Run

With Congressman Ed Markey (D-Malden) leading the pack among Democrats vying for U.S. Senator John Kerry’s potentially-vacated seat, U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano (D-Somerville) announced Tuesday that he would not seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. Capuano, who lost the Democratic nomination to Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley last time around, to fill the...

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HUD Letters Reveal Ticked off Inspectors: Alleged Lax Effort by CHA in October Audit

January 17, 2013
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When auditors from the regional office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) showed up last October on the doorstep of the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) to dig into the alleged past abuses of former Director Michael McLaughlin, HUD says the CHA wasn’t prepared, didn’t cooperate and seemed not to care that they were in...

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Former Planning Board Member to Pay $7.2 Million in Federal Court Judgement

January 17, 2013
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Prior to last June, Chelsea’s Gary Martel was a mover and shaker in the City. He was heavily involved in City functions and served on the City’s Planning Board, while keeping up appearances as a local investment broker. His beautiful Victorian home on Washington Avenue was one of the premiere showpieces in the City,...

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Remembering Rev. King: A Great Man Who Stood Up for the Rights of Everybody

January 17, 2013
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For those of us of a certain age, it is hard to imagine that 2013 will mark 45 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis while he was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Recalling the news of his murder still brings chills and a deep sense...

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Not a Great Idea: Regional Housing Authorities a Disservice

January 17, 2013
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Everything in life has its pluses and minuses. But in our view, whatever the pluses may be of Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposal to eliminate the 240 local housing authorities and consolidate them into six regional offices are far outweighed by the negatives. We simply would note that it has been our experience that corruption...

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Police Briefs 01-17-2013

January 17, 2013
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January 7 Justin Robinson, 26, 8 Arlington St., Everett, was arrested for disorderly conduct, trespassing, resisting arrest, assault and battery. Joshua Everett, 25, 85 Archdale Rd., Roslindale, was arrested for felony warrant. Ramon Pagan, 51, 1 Pine St., Boston, was arrested for trespassing. Tia Oniel, 19, 159 Shurtleff St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault...

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Red Devils Edge Shawsheen, 44-43

January 17, 2013
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team earned its third straight victory with a 44-43 victory at Shawsheen Tech last Friday. The Red Devils moved out to a 10-8 lead after the first period,  but Shawsheen rebounded to take a one point lead at the half, 22-21. Chelsea came out fast and furious after the...

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Obituaries 01-17-2013

January 17, 2013
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George Brown Retired Boston Teacher George I. Brown, a resident of the Chelsea Soldier’s Home for the last five years, passed away on December 21.  He was 85 years old. Born in Fall River, the son of the late William H. and Bessie Brown, he was a US Army Korean Veteran who entered the...

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Chelsea Bridge to Close for Mechanical Adjustments

January 10, 2013
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Chelsea Bridge to Close for Mechanical Adjustments

The Chelsea Street Bridge will be closed every night this week for mechanical and electrical systems calibration and adjustments, according to MassDOT officials. The closures will be every night from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. All traffic will be detoured to McClellan Highway. The $125.3 million project to replace the aging bridge with a...

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Drug Lab Scandal Hits Bellingham Square: Man Taken in Again on Suspicion of Selling Drugs After Being Let out of Jail Less Than a Month Ago

January 10, 2013
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Drug Lab Scandal Hits Bellingham Square: Man Taken in Again on Suspicion of Selling Drugs After Being Let out of Jail Less Than a Month Ago

By the richest of fates, Jonathan Vaughan got a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card thrown his way less than a month ago. His luck couldn’t have been better, as he was one of hundreds of convicted drug criminals who benefitted from the drug lab scandal involving rogue chemist Annie Dookhan. On Tuesday night,...

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