November 7, 2011
As ex-housing chief’s pay rose, tenants say they were ignored
Public housing residents say complaints ignored
CHELSEA - Residents of the Scrivano Apartments, managed by the Chelsea Housing Authority, say they already had plenty to complain about, from rodent infestations to cracked walls. And then news broke that the authority’s executive director, Michael E. McLaughlin, who has since resigned, had concealed his real salary: $360,000. “I think it’s outrageous,’’ said Danielle Gallant, 26. That was the view yesterday among tenants interviewed in the wake of McLaughlin’s resignation last week, and public outcry following Globe reports on his income.