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Head sues Chelsea housing agency in pay dispute

Michael E. McLaughlin’s hand-picked successor to be chief of the Chelsea Housing Authority has filed a lawsuit against the agency, complaining that he is a victim of a “campaign of verbal harassment” from new board members who want to tear up his five-year contract and reduce his pay.

Albert R. Ewing became executive director on the same day last November that McLaughlin quit amid an uproar that McLaughlin had deliberately concealed his inflated $360,000 salary from state regulators. Ewing, a longtime aide to McLaughlin, immediately signed a long-term contract paying him $135,000 a year — a $40,000 raise for him — and providing other benefits such as a car.

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