Monthly Archives: October 2009

Residents concerned that state officials might be considering alternative options

October 22, 2009
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Residents concerned that state officials might be considering alternative options

On Monday, October 26 the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) will hold a public meeting for the Red Line/Blue Line Connector, a major transportation initiative that will be the subject of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) in 2010. The meeting will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at...

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Richard Hughes is remembered warmly by family and friends

October 22, 2009
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People filled the Our Lady of Grace Church Tuesday morning to pay tribute to Richard G. “Dick” Hughes, 75, a man who touched so many lives and helped so many people in a gracious, unassuming manner. Mr. Hughes died on October 16. He was 75 years old. Family members, friends and colleagues at the...

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The big disconnect or the joke is on us

October 22, 2009
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So the stock market is up. The big banks are turning in good earnings reports. The television commentators say we’re coming out of the recession. You hear this news and then you reach into your own pocket – and the pocket is empty. Your kids getting out of college are looking for jobs, but...

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Police Blotter 10-12-09 – 10-19-09

October 22, 2009
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Monday, October 12 Joanthan Barbosa, 19, 1 Silk St., Chelsea, was arrested for receiving stolen motor vehicle, resisting arrest, failing to stop for police, stop sign violation, leaving scene of property damage, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, red light violation, speeding, reckless operation of motor vehicle, resisting arrest, receiving stolen property over...

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Chelsea since the fire

October 22, 2009
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The October, 1973 Chelsea Fire marked the lowest point the city reached in its modern history. Not even the social, moral and economic collapse of the city in the early 1990’s, and the receivership that followed, can compare. In fact, the fire set in motion the ultimate demise of the city and brought it...

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Obituaries – 10-21-09

October 22, 2009
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Dorothy Hannabury Clerk for City of Chelsea Dorothy Hannabury of Chelsea died on October 5. The clerk for the City of Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine (Hale) Hannabury. A prayer service will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. in The Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea Street,...

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Thirty-six years ago – Chelsea Fire of 1973

October 14, 2009
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Thirty-six years ago – Chelsea Fire of 1973

This week marks the 36th anniversary of the Chelsea Fire of 1973. There are still many of us who recall that day and year, and many among us who spent the day in Chelsea when the city almost burned to the ground. Thirty-six years later and the city is an entirely changed place, with...

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There’s more to Baker than meets the eye

October 14, 2009
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There’s more to Baker than meets the eye

Attention Chelsea voters, Charlie Baker is running for governor and you will hear about him big time, because he is the real thing. At first, Baker, 2010 Republican candidate for Massachusetts Governor, comes off as a sort of uptight Harvard educated geek who smiles and gives a forced laugh but doesn’t get the joke...

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New Apollinaire production opens Oct. 30

October 14, 2009
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New Apollinaire production opens Oct. 30

The Apollinaire Theatre Company will premier its production of Anthony Neilson’s The Wonderful World of Dissocia on October 30 at the Chelsea Theatre Works building on 189 Winnisimmet Street. The play, which premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2004, has won critical acclaim for blending song, surrealism, suspense and uproarious comedy into one...

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Red Devils shock Shawsheen for fifth straight win

October 14, 2009
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In what head coach Mike Stellato described as “one of the most exciting games of career,” the Chelsea High varsity football team pulled out a come-from-behind win last Saturday by the slimmest of margins. The Red Devils defeated Shawsheen Tech, 28-27, to extend their record to 5-0. “It was just a well-fought, hard-working...

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