Monthly Archives: February 2013

Mclaughlin Pleads Guilty to All Four Counts: Makes Plea Deal with Feds and the More He Talks, the Lighter His Sentence

February 21, 2013
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Mclaughlin Pleads Guilty to All Four Counts: Makes Plea Deal with Feds and the More He Talks, the Lighter His Sentence

There was nothing more appropriate to the situation than former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Executive Director Michael McLaughlin walking defeatedly – in total eerie silence – across Boston’s rusty, broken and unused Northern Avenue Bridge as he left the Federal Courthouse some 20 minutes after pleading guilty to his charges on Tuesday morning. The...

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Immigrant Permanent Residents Not Becoming Citizens: Conglomeration of Groups Calls on Feds, Congress to Lower Application Fees

February 21, 2013
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Immigrant Permanent Residents Not Becoming Citizens: Conglomeration of Groups Calls on Feds,  Congress to Lower Application Fees

The American Dream has always concluded with a resident from another country raising his or her hand and officially transitioning to a naturalized American citizen. However, more often than not, the American Dream has stopped short of becoming an American, and several local immigrant services organizations – including Centro Latino de Chelsea – are...

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Chelsea Kiwanis Club Inter-club Luncheon at the Wyndham Hotel

February 21, 2013
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Chelsea Kiwanis Club Inter-club Luncheon at the Wyndham Hotel

Matt Monkiewicz, vice president of marketing at Kayem Foods, was the guest speaker at the Chelsea Kiwanis Club inter-club luncheon at the Wyndham Hotel. Pictured, from left, are former Kiwanis Lt. Governor John Chirichiello, Matt Monkiewicz, Elaine Monge, Kiwanis President Paul Swart, and Gerry McCue.

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Plea Deal Will Likely Result in Stripped Pension for Mclaughlin

February 21, 2013
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With the conviction of former Chelsea Housing Authority Executive Director Michael McLaughlin in the books, it looks like his long-stalled retirement request with Chelsea will likely end up with most of his pension being stripped. The Chelsea Retirement Board will meet next Thursday, Feb. 28th, and will likely discuss – and perhaps deny the...

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Gas Leak Forces Residents to Evacuate

February 21, 2013
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Some 150 Chelsea residents had to be evacuated from thier homes Monday night due to a gas leak on Broadway. The incident occured Monday night around 9 p.m. when inspectors checking natural gas levels on the street found a leak. Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash said the levels were 10 times higher than the...

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The Cold Temperatures

February 21, 2013
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We were spoiled after last week’s balmy temperatures.  We agree that the Blizzard of 2013 was not much fun especially if you had to do the snow shoveling, but the temperatures last week were enjoyable.  But Sunday and Monday came and back into the deep freeze we went. Of course for many of us,...

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Devils Top Lynn Tech, Await Tourney Seeding, Foe

February 21, 2013
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team capped off its improbable run to a berth in the state tourney with a 65-64 over Lynn Tech last Wednesday night in the last game of the regular season. The triumph gave the Red Devils sole possession of second place in the Large Division of the Commonwealth Athletic...

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Obituaries 02-21-2013

February 21, 2013
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Edward Gallagher McFayden Commercial Artist Edward Gallagher McFayden, a commercial artist and longtime Chelsea resident, passed away on February 17 in his Lynnfield home surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with overwhelming illness. He was 89 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the son of the late James...

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CHS Selected as District of the Year by College Board for AP Classes

February 17, 2013
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CHS Selected as District of the Year by College Board for AP Classes

CHS Senior Bahiya Nasuuna Mutebi joined an Advanced Placement (AP) course a few years back at the high school with some reluctance. She knew it would be extra hard work. It would bring stress, and it was not a forum where excuses would be accepted. Now, she and a record number of CHS students...

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Jordan Boys and Girls Club Celebrated Its 100th Breakfast

February 17, 2013
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Jordan Boys and Girls Club Celebrated Its 100th Breakfast

The Jordan Boys and Girls Club celebrated the 100th event in its monthly Breakfast Series with an appearance by former Congressman Barney Frank Feb. 7 at the clubhouse on Willow Street The Breakfast Series, in its 18th year, is a fundraiser for the youth club that was started in Chelsea by Josh Kraft. The...

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