November 11, 2011
Contracts detail salary bumps for ex-Chelsea housing chief
An examination of Michael E. McLaughlin’s employment contracts with the Chelsea Housing Authority is like a reading of “The Art of Seduction.” Without the words printed within the contracts’ four corners, his annual salary would not have risen from $77,500 in 2000 to over $370,000 this year. All told, there were 19 changes that enriched him. They were given while he was tasked with providing housing for low-income residents in a city that had been placed into state receivership in 1991.