High Honors for Margo Johnson

June 29, 2012
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High Honors for Margo Johnson

Margo Johnson, administrative assistant for the adolescent and pediatric unit at MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center, is one of the city’s true unsung heroes. You can see her imprint and contribution to such community wide events as Family Literacy Day at the Chelsea Public Library, the Summer Safety and Bike Event, and the Chelsea Network...

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State Commission Releases Report Sparked by Chelsea Housing Fiasco

June 29, 2012
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A governor-appointed state commission has released a draft report with key reforms to the state’s numerous housing authorities – reforms that were triggered by the meltdown last fall at the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) and include centralizing back office functions and requiring more state supervision. Gov. Deval Patrick formed the 60-day Public Housing Commission...

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CHA Board, Director Ready for Action

June 29, 2012
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Virtually anything is possible at the moment in the contract dispute between Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Al Ewing and the CHA Board. Last Thursday afternoon, Ewing and his attorney, Denzil McKenzie, told the Record that they were taking the surprising step of filing a lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court’s Civil Division in an...

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McGlaughlin Wasn’t Alone in His CHA Pay Charade

June 29, 2012
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Two weeks ago, the Obama Administration closed some loopholes and made official statements regarding the leaders of public housing authorities. The administration concluded this: leading a local housing authority should not be a path to personal enrichment. Following the McGlaughlin fiasco, where it was revealed his salary was in excess of $360,000 a year,...

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About Deceit

June 29, 2012
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We do not know what devious things or actual crimes committed can be attributed to Chelsea’s Gary Martel who has been charged with fraud and is now being investigated by several agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has allegedly bilked investors of their money and the total, according to the SEC is...

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Police Briefs 06-28-2012

June 29, 2012
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June 18 Gaetano Terranova, 46, 794 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Louis Tovar, 43, 23 Chester Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for default warrant and felony warrants. Jose Agular, 31, Bellingham Sq., Chelsea, was arrested for default warrants. June 19 Erick Vega, 19,50 Eastern Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for failure to stop...

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Obituaries 06-28-2012

June 29, 2012
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Murielle Moon, RN Retired Chelsea Board of Health/School Nurse Murielle L.  Moon, RN, retired Chelsea Board of Health / School Nurse, died on June 24 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett.  She was 95 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Russell B. and Mary...

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New Immigration Rules Have Huge Effect in Chelsea

June 22, 2012
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New Immigration Rules Have Huge Effect in Chelsea

Last Friday was both a surprise and relief to thousands in Chelsea who are in the United States illegally and without documentation. In the Rose Garden at the White House, President Barack Obama announced a unilateral policy decision to stop pursuing the deportation of most young illegal immigrants. He went even further to say...

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Boutique Hotel May Be in Works on Waterfront

June 22, 2012
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Boutique Hotel May Be in Works on Waterfront

A noted Boston hotel developer told the Record this week that he has, indeed, entered the design phase for a potential boutique hotel and restaurant on the corner of Winnisimmet and Williams Street. Paul Roiff – a principle at Heath Properties in Boston – said that he understands the challenges of the site, but...

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Martel Charged with Fraud; SEC Freezes Martel’s Assets

June 22, 2012
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The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Chelsea resident Gary Martel with defrauding at least 12 investors of $1.6 million from 2006 to the present. Martel operated under multiple names including Martel Financial Group and MFG Funding. Investors, according to the SEC charges, were defrauded by Martel in Massachusetts, Florida and Vermont. With Martel’s...

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Hennigan, Staff Called Before State Ethics Commission

June 22, 2012
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Several workers at the Suffolk Superior Criminal Court report being called before the State Ethics Commission last week for an alleged investigation into the conduct of the Court’s Clerk, Maura Hennigan. Two sources, which chose to remain anonymous due to the sensitive nature of the ongoing investigation, said that they had been questioned by...

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Simboli Properties Breaks Ground on New Baldor Boston Warehouse

June 22, 2012
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The Simboli Properties today officially broke ground on the new Baldor Boston warehouse at 215 Williams Street in Chelsea, Mass.  The Simboli Properties, which announced the new Baldor lease in April, recently negotiated $2.7 million in new financing through Citizens Bank to complete the project. “We are thrilled to be able to take on...

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Keep Al Ewing

June 22, 2012
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Chelsea Housing Authority Executive Director Al Ewing should be kept on as the Chelsea Housing Authority’s Executive Director. In the post Mike McGlaughlin era, Ewing, untainted by everything that came before, has done an admirable job as was evidenced by the temporary receiver’s report and recommendations to the court before she left. Ewing is...

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The Police and a Raise

June 22, 2012
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Those close to negotiations real or imagined that are now ongoing all agree – some headway is being made between all the important parties to finally negotiate a contract with the city. Differences of opinion on tactics not withstanding, divisions in the ranks put aside, patrolmen and senior officers altogether agree – the police...

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Obituaries 06-21-2012

June 22, 2012
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Richard Leo LeMoure Retired Union Fish Packer and Handler Richard Leo LeMoure died unexpectedly in his Chelsea home on Father’s Day in the company of his family. He was 90 years old. A Union Fish Packer and Handler, he was born in East Boston, the son of the late Thomas and Abigail (Keene) LeMoure....

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Looking at the News

June 15, 2012
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Looking at the News

There has been a great deal of negative talk making the rounds among residents about the police union ploy of placing bright orange fake parking tickets on the windshields of nearly every parked car in the city a few days ago. Car owners don’t like real tickets, let alone awakening to fake tickets. Tickets...

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Boston Hotel Developer Purchases Key Property

June 15, 2012
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A well-known Boston boutique hotel and restaurant developer has purchased a key parcel of land on the Chelsea waterfront, but inquiries into his plans have turned up few details. Paul Roiff of Health Properties in Boston recently purchased the property at 58 Winnisimmet St. from Kayem Foods for $660,000. The building and parking lot...

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CHA Says It Cooperated Fully with Retirement Board

June 15, 2012
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Officials at the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) said last week that they did respond quickly to a letter from the Retirement Board requesting information on the salary of former Director Michael McLaughlin. “We have responded to them and any rumor that we were one of the ones that did not respond is untrue,” said...

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Chelsea Man Accused of Defrauding Investors

June 15, 2012
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A well known and highly respected Chelsea man, the owner of one of the city’s most outstanding pieces of Victorian architecture on Washington Avenue and a longtime member of the city’s Planning Board, has been accused of defrauding at least 40 investors of an estimated $1 million over six years, according to Massachusetts Secretary...

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Council Approves $120.8 Million Budget

June 15, 2012
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On time and without much fanfare, the Chelsea City Council completed its review of and unanimously adopted the fiscal year 2013 (FY `13) budget submitted by City Manager Jay Ash. The $120.8m spending plan is balanced and without any budget-related layoffs for the fiscal year that begins July 1st. “Public budgeting doesn’t always need...

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Police Contract Negotiations Heading in Wrong Direction

June 15, 2012
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There is an old expression that you get more with honey than with vinegar when you are trying to persuade someone to your point of view. When you are the Chelsea Police, your badge should always be used before you try to intimidate people with your gun. If you try to bully or to...

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Police at their Best

June 15, 2012
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Officers Carlos Delcompare and Stephen Garcia are being awarded commendations for the action they took during an incident at 70 Clarke Avenue on June 9. It was 2:30 a.m. and officers Delcompare and Garcia arrived at the Clarke Avenue location where they found children hanging their heads out of the second floor apartment windows...

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Police Briefs 06-14-2012

June 15, 2012
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6/04 Katie Jergens, 27, 32 Whitman St., Somerville, was arrested for accessory before the act. Maria DeSimone, 39, 15 Maggie Rd., Revere, was arrested for accessory before the act. Douglas Bergeron, 30, 7 Eastman St., Medford, was arrested for attempting to commit a crime, possessing burglarious instrument, malicious destruction of property over $250. Derren...

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Obituaries 06-14-2012

June 15, 2012
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Ellython Morales Of Chelsea, formerly of Chile Ellython Morales of Chelsea formerly of Santiago Chile, died at home surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Moniea (Vargas) Morales with whom he shared 48 years of marriage; loving father of Estaban and Carolina Morales, both of Chelsea and Andres Morales of Georgia;...

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