Monthly Archives: October 2009

We’re still waiting…. New runway has done little to ease delays

October 14, 2009
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Hindsight is always 20/20. And when it comes to Chelsea residents and Massport, the future usually comes out the way that the residents predicted. Ten years ago, residents who were part of the fight against runway expansion said that if Massport was allowed to lift a 27-year old injunction and build Runway 14/32 at...

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Capuano’s travels

October 14, 2009
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The Boston Globe this week made a big fuss over our Congressman Mike Capuano’s $24,000 spent on congressional travel to foreign nations during the past few years. The inference, if one was to be drawn, is that Capuano, now seeking Ted Kennedy’s senate seat, has been profligate in spending government money during foreign travels....

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The Chelsea Street Bridge

October 14, 2009
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As odd as this may sound to those of us so used to the Chelsea Street Bridge as an ugly monstrosity – it is the gateway to East Boston and vice versa – the gateway to Chelsea. The new bridge going up is going to be a masterpiece of modern engineering and construction. There...

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Obituaries – 10-14-09

October 14, 2009
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Marion Robinson Ashland resident Marion F. (Decareau) Robinson of Ashland, formerly of Westborough, died on October 12. She was the mother of Donna Reardon of North Carolina, Richard Robinson of Ashland, Robin Grandville of Tewksbury, Larry Robinson of Rutland, Bob Robinson of Leicester and Kevin Robinson of Danvers; sister of Walter “Sonny” Decareau of...

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An interview with Robert Cashman

October 7, 2009
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An interview with Robert Cashman

Chelsea based Metropolitan Credit Union (MCU) has grown to become the fifth largest credit union in the state with more than 100,000 account holders, $750 million in assets and a tenth location in South Bay on the way. Despite the recent economic downturns of many financial institutions during the last two years, MCU’s success...

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Sen. Galluccio involved in car accident on Sunday

October 7, 2009
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Sen. Galluccio involved in car accident on Sunday

Embroiled in another driving controversy, Chelsea’s State Sen. Anthony Galluccio (D-Cambridge) said on Tuesday afternoon that he panicked and fled following a car accident on Sunday in Cambridge because of his bad driving record. In a statement issued by e-mail on Tuesday, Galluccio did not indicate whether or not alcohol was involved, instead saying...

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The road ahead – Vitagliano briefs residents about new bridge project

October 7, 2009
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The road ahead – Vitagliano briefs residents about new bridge project

John Vitagliano, consultant for the Chelsea Street Bridge project was at last week’s Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting in East Boston to update members and residents on the progress of the bridge project. Construction is expected to begin in April 2012. Chelsea drivers will be greatly inconvenienced by this construction project. Although there...

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Pollo Campero hit by runaway auto

October 7, 2009
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Pollo Campero hit by runaway auto

Pollo Campero, the Park Square chicken king, had an unwanted visitor that roughed up the place last Sunday. At about 3:45 a.m., Marvin Villenueva, 23, a Chelsea resident, was driving into Park Square when he lost control of his automobile, sped into the Pollo Campero parking lot and smashed into the rear outside wall...

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Chelsea High Sports Roundup

October 7, 2009
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Football With a streak of lopsided wins to open the year, the 2009 season has been a breeze for the Chelsea High varsity football team. Head coach Stellato warned his team that their games would not always be as easy as last week’s 29-0 victory over Greater Lowell, and the Red Devils finally got...

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Galluccio’s mess

October 7, 2009
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We like State Senator Anthony Galluccio. Since becoming senator, he has served this city as if it were his own – and he and his office are always ready to do the right thing for Chelsea. We respect Senator Galluccio because he works hard and he takes the job seriously. Bottom line, we are...

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