Chelsea Remains a Part of Capuano’s District

November 15, 2011
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Chelsea Remains a Part of Capuano’s District

U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano will keep Chelsea in his district, which will now be the 7th Congressional District under the new redistricting plan released this week by the Massachusetts House’s Special Joint Committee on Redistrict­ing. Capuano will pick up the working class city of Everett, Milton and Randolph but lose the North End, parts...

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Boys Soccer Team Defeats Framingham

November 15, 2011
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The Chelsea High boys soccer team, the fourth seed in the Division 1 North Sectional of the MIAA State Tournament, defeated Framingham, the 13th seed in the bracket, with an exciting 3-2 overtime victory Monday afternoon at Chelsea Stadium in a first round contest. The Red Devils thus advanced to the North quarterfinals against...

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Taking Responsibility for Their Actions

November 15, 2011
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We call for an immediate indictment on perjury charges against all five members of the Chelsea Housing Authority for aiding in the filing of false financial records that showed former Executive Director Michael McLaughlin’s salary to be $160,000 instead of $360,000. To do any less than an indictment, would be to condone the actions...

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Obituaries 11-10-2011

November 15, 2011
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Nancy Mongiello Trustee Emerita of Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church Nancy A. (Ordeshook) Mongiello of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, apparently in good health, passed away unexpectedly on November 3 while visiting family in Pennsylvania.  She was 91 years old. Born in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Kiprian and Mary (Melnick)...

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Metro Credit Union Expands to Melrose

November 10, 2011
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Chelsea-based Metro Credit Union has expanded into Melrose this week, taking over the Secure Credit Union and adding $20 million in assets to their ever-increasing operations. Metro CEO Robert Cashman told the Record that the acquisition is a continuation of what has been an aggressive expansion for the Parkway-based credit union. “We have added...

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We Were All Duped

November 10, 2011
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It remains hard to believe the extent to which Mike McLaughlin duped all of us who believed in him. I believed in him. I had no reason to suspect him of stealing from the people of this city. I had no idea how he was using the Chelsea Housing Authority Board of Directors to...

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Pension is Very Much Up in the Air

November 10, 2011
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While the employment status of former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Michael McLaughlin is very clear – he stepped down immediately last week – the fate of his pension is still very much up in the air. And despite the fantastic nature of his last few weeks in office, it appears there still might...

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Investigation Ongoing at Housing Authority

November 10, 2011
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Federal, state and local officials are continuing to investigate the dealings of the Chelsea Housing Authority, its board of directors, and especially its former executive director Michael McLaughlin after it was revealed last week that McLaughlin had been receiving a $360,000 a year salary, in addition to sick time, vacation and future pension rights....

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Chelsea Housing Authority Under Harsh Media Glare and Investigation

November 8, 2011
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First came the startling revelation made last Wednesday of the $360,000 yearly salary Chelsea Housing Authority Executive Director Mike McLaughlin was being paid. Mike packed up and prepared to leave but not before the CHA board met to order the CHA accountant to cut Mike a series of checks totaling $200,000. With those checks...

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Chelsea City Councillor, Dan Cortell’s 1960 Ford T-Bird

November 7, 2011
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Chelsea City Councillor, Dan Cortell’s 1960 Ford T-Bird

Chelsea City Councillor, Dan Cortell’s 1960 Ford T-Bird, pictured here on a beautiful Saturday afternoon the weekend before election. Onlookers snapped photo’s throughout the day of this classic car, being used as a campaign tool in the upcoming November 8th election.

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Chelsea Housing Authority’s Chief Resigns Amid Furor over $360,000 Yearly Salary

November 3, 2011
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Chelsea Housing Authority Executive Director Michael McLaughlin resigned his position Wednesday evening following Governor Deval Patrick’s demand that he do so. The governor said he was outraged by revelations in the Boston Globe about McLaughlin’s $360,000 a salary – making him the highest paid director of a housing authority in the United States, even...

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Today’s Collision Repair Centers Raises $10,000 for Journey Forward

November 3, 2011
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Today’s Collision Repair Centers Raises $10,000 for Journey Forward

Today’s Collision Repair Centers of Chelsea and Malden participated in the “Making Steps Walk” for the second year in a row.  The company raised $10,000 through donations from employees, their families, friends, business associates, customers and corporate sponsors for a local non-profit organization, Journey Forward. Based in Canton, Massachusetts, Journey Forward is dedicated to...

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CHS Drama Club Presents ‘Noises Off’

November 3, 2011
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CHS Drama Club Presents ‘Noises Off’

Chelsea High School Drama Club advisor Amy Czarnowski describes the play “Noises Off” as “very funny – it’s originally a British farce that we have sort of put our own take on it.” “We” are the nine cast members and eight crew members from the Drama Club who will present the first of three...

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Chelsea Awards Night Honors Simboli, Hatleberg, Leaders

November 3, 2011
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Chelsea Awards Night Honors Simboli, Hatleberg, Leaders

The Tenth Annual Chelsea Awards Night at city hall was once again a great success. A large and enthusiastic crowd packed the city council chamber last Wednesday evening as ten awards were bestowed upon winners who to a person said they were proud and humbled to have received them. Lifetime Achievement winner Anthony Simboli,...

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Get Out and Vote

November 3, 2011
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Next Tuesday is Election Day and voters would do well to exercise their vote in order to have a say in their city government. Expectations are for a lower than usual turn-out which is always a disappointment. According to the city’s able City Clerk Debbie Clayman, turnout could potentially be as high as 40%...

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The Early Snowstorm

November 3, 2011
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Last weekend’s snowstorm certainly set a bad precedent for the winter that is most assuredly coming our way. If things can get that bad when October hadn’t yet turned into November, how bad will it be when November turns into December? Chances are, it will be pretty bad. However, the weather forecasters are predicting...

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Foreclosures and What Government Has Promised

November 3, 2011
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The foreclosure nightmare for working folks in this city and in cities and towns across the land is an embarrassment and an abomination. Not since the Great Depression have so many faced losing so much after working so hard to gain for themselves their own homes. The President has made countless announcements about government...

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Sports 11-03-2011

November 3, 2011
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We made it!!! CHS soccer girls reach state tourney for first time The Chelsea High girl soccer team faced a busy and difficult final week of the season with four contests against some of their toughest rivals in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference. The Lady Red Devils entered the home stretch of the 2011 campaign...

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Police Briefs 11-03-2011

November 3, 2011
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Monday. October 24 AnnMarie Bell, 40,  300 Commandants Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for stop sign violation, operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license (criminal). William Rios, 40, 32 Carmel St., Chelsea, was arrested for larceny over $250, possessing Class B drug. Carlos Alfredo, Address & Age unknown, was arrested for being incapacitated person. Ngoc Nguyen,...

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Obituaries 11-03-2011

November 3, 2011
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Calvin Mugford Of Arizona, formerly of Chelsea Calvin Mugford of Sun City, Arizona, formerly of Chelsea, died on September 13. He was 84 years old. A retired hairdresser, self-employed in the Chelsea area for many years, he was the brother of the late Alfred Mugford, Sr., William Mugford, Sr., Anthony Mugford, Florence Martel and...

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Just Plain Great: Katz Bagel Bakery Pleasing Customers Since 1938

October 27, 2011
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Just Plain Great: Katz Bagel Bakery Pleasing Customers Since 1938

They come from far and wide to enjoy a bagel made at Katz Bagel Bakery. The name “Katz” has stood for excellence in the bagel-making business. Since 1938 customers have been coming to the store at the corner of Park Street and Congress Avenue to buy the best. Just ask Boston radio personalities Eddie...

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Senate Candidate Comes to Town: Senate Hopeful Warren Campaigns in Chelsea

October 27, 2011
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Senate Candidate Comes to Town: Senate Hopeful Warren Campaigns in Chelsea

Elizabeth Warren came to the city Wednesday morning for a stop at Tito’s Bakery on Broadway. During this campaign stop shortly before noon on a chilly, overcast morning, the democratic senatorial candidate hoping to topple present republican Senator Scott Brown, mixed it up a bit with a wide variety of local residents sipping their...

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Jim Dwyer; A New Man Who Has Been Here Before

October 27, 2011
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Jim Dwyer; A New Man Who Has Been Here Before

The last time the voting public encountered Jim Dwyer, he was sitting on the School Committee and carrying nearly 400 pounds. Two years ago he dropped his School Committee seat. Then he dropped more than 200 pounds. Now, following gastric bypass surgery, Dwyer has a new lease on life and a slimmer version of...

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On Councilor Cortell’s Comments

October 27, 2011
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In last week’s Record, we published a story about a condo unit on Admiral’s Hill which is vacant and with its owner suffering health issues because of an alleged toxic mold issue related to water infiltration into the unit that apparently was not addressed by the management company running the building. In any case,...

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