Monthly Archives: November 2009

Massport Board Approves Transfer of Tobin Bridge to MassDOT

November 20, 2009
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The Massachusetts Port Authority Board voted to transfer to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) ownership of the Tobin Memorial Bridge which spans the Mystic River and is a vital commuter artery to the North Shore. The vote paves the way for the transfer of the 2 1/4-mile-long span to occur midnight, Jan. 1,...

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Residents fighting to keep their homes

November 20, 2009
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Heavy rains Saturday did not stop dozens of Chelsea and East Boston residents from joining together to fight foreclosures in the neighborhood. While the event was quickly moved inside after it began to pour, organizer Dominic Desiata was still pleased with the turnout. "The event went very well," said Desiata. "Tenants, homeowners and allies...

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Red Devils come up short against Northeast

November 20, 2009
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The stage could not have been set more perfectly. The Chelsea High football team was playing on its home field against Northeast Metro. The Red Devils were sitting at 7-1 and could win the Commonwealth Athletic Conference Title with a victory over the Knights. Instead, the Red Devils are left wondering what happened this...

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Veterans Day 2009

November 20, 2009
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Veterans Day has come and gone – and with it – the remembrances all of us have of those who served and gave their lives and of those now serving and willing to die. Since the time of the Revolutionary War, hundreds of Chelsea residents who served in the armed forces of this nation...

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The Collaborative’s New Home

November 20, 2009
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The Chelsea Collaborative’s new home on Broadway will be something that stands out when it is completed. The $350,000 build out of a building at 318 Broadway will bring new life and interest to the organization, which has been a leader in this city for so many years. The Collaborative employs 34 men and...

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Obituaries 11-20-2009

November 20, 2009
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Marguerite Arsenault Of Malden, formerly of Chelsea Marguerite (Brown) Arsenault of Malden, formerly of Chelsea, died on November 14. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Arsenault; mother of Diane Johnson and her husband, Robert, of Chandler, AZ, James Arsenault of Chelsea, John Arsenault and his wife, Debbie, of Billerica, Denise...

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Arrest Report 11-20-2009

November 20, 2009
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Monday, November 9 Luis Lopez, 29, 32 Congress Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery, reckless endangerment to children. Tomas Chacon, 34, 84 Marlborough St., Chelsea, was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public, and warrant. Rosa Johnson, 59, 23 Fairbanks Rd., Brockton, was arrested on a warrant. Julio Burgos, 52, 196...

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Chelsea Collaborative unveils new home on Broadway

November 12, 2009
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Chelsea Collaborative unveils new home on Broadway

The Chelsea Collaborative, an organization that has grown in stature and size and helped thousands of Chelsea residents under the leadership of Executive Director Gladys Vega, ushered in a new era Tuesday with a ceremony marking the construction kickoff for the future home of the Collaborative at 318 Broadway. City Manager Jay Ash, State...

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Tax and spend

November 12, 2009
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Tax and spend

Brace yourselves. Reality is hitting Chelsea and some added taxes are bound to find their way into the next city budget. It is very likely that the city will impose a slightly higher meals tax. This has been done in Boston. A fractional rise in the local meals tax could net the city an...

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Cahill positions himself as the candidate for Everyman

November 12, 2009
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Cahill positions himself as the candidate for Everyman

Of all the candidates vying for the State House’s corner office next year, there’s one gubernatorial candidate who, if elected, would be standing up for the average Joe. Treasurer Tim Cahill, who was in the area last week, and met with the editorial board of the Chelsea Record, comes off as a working class,...

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