Monthly Archives: August 2013

Rats, Roaches, Bedbugs: Tenants Hailed for Standing Up in Federal Court to Detail Awful Living Conditions Under McLaughlin

August 1, 2013
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Rats, Roaches, Bedbugs: Tenants Hailed for Standing Up in Federal Court to Detail Awful  Living Conditions Under McLaughlin

For the past 16 years, Jean Fulco has lived in Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) properties – virtually every one of them, she said – and put up with roaches, no heat, no hot water and units falling apart on top of her. During that time, she and her young daughter just dealt with it...

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Restitution: Retirement Board Will Examine the Idea of McLaughlin to Pay Back CHA

August 1, 2013
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There were mixed feelings two weeks ago, on July 17th, after former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Michael McLaughlin received his sentence in Boston’s Federal Court. On the one hand, he got far more time in jail than many expected. But on the other hand, the judge refused to grant restitution to the CHA...

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Drug Sweep Arrests 48, Cleans Up Bellingham Square

August 1, 2013
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As Chelsea’s downtown and adjacent neighborhoods have become more vibrant and desirable, one persistent problem has been the congregation of n’er-do-wells outside to City Hall in Bellingham Square. While many try to do business, get to college classes, wait for the bus or take their children to the library – a large and growing...

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FBI Project to Go to ZBA Later This Month

August 1, 2013
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At long last, the FBI is coming. In another time and era, such statements in Chelsea were wholly negative, but these days those are the words just about everyone in the City has been waiting to hear for several years. Emerald Corporate Center LLC – controlled by Anthony C. and Patricia Simboli of ACS...

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Some Water Bills to Go Down, All Trash Bills to Go Up

August 1, 2013
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As the City enters this new fiscal year, changes in billing for City-provided services are being implemented. Half of the City’s water and sewer customers will see reductions in their bills, with the remaining half continuing to enjoy the third year of rate freezes.  Trash fees, however, will be going up for those who...

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Arnie Goodman: One of a Kind He Loved the City of Chelsea

August 1, 2013
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The passing of Arnie Goodman removes from the local scene a man who truly gave his heart and soul to everything that was Chelsea on so many levels. Arnie loved the city in which he was born and raised, and though Chelsea changed greatly over the decades, he never forgot his roots. Arnie was...

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Death and Taxes

August 1, 2013
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The adage goes that the only certainty in life is death and taxes.  This seems to be ringing true for local drivers.  There is a plan afoot from the bureaucrats at the Department of Transportation to install new toll gates at both the entrances of the Sumner and Callahan Tunnel as well as the...

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Police Briefs 08-01-2013

August 1, 2013
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July 22 Israel A. Angeles, 32, of 230 Washington Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for possession of a Class B drug. Rosa Colon, 37, of 835 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for two counts of straight felony warrant and one misdemeanor default warrant. Lash Brahmananda, 30, of 2 Allcot Street, Boston, was arrested for misdemeanor default...

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Obituaries 08-01-2013

August 1, 2013
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Angela ‘Angie’ Mazzarelli Homemaker Angela “Angie” (Lento) Mazzarelli, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away unexpectedly on July 17. A homemaker, born in Chelsea, she was the beloved wife of the late Alfred M. Mazzarelli with whom she shared 45 years of marriage; loving mother of Carol Downey and her husband, Tom of Plymouth...

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