Monthly Archives: December 2009

Chelsea Rotarian Realizes a Dream

December 30, 2009
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Chelsea Rotarian Realizes a Dream

Chelsea Rotarian, Juan Gallego, had a dream, and three years later, after months of talking, planning and fundraising, the dream has come true. In spring of 2006, Juan volunteered for a medical mission in Perreira, Colombia to provide surgery to children with cleft lips and cleft palates. The mission was organized by Rotary International....

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Out with the Old, in with the new

December 30, 2009
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It isn’t just the Year 2009 coming to an end. The decade is finished – a new decade is nearly upon us. The first decade of the New Millennium in political terms was the Jay Ash decade. As one decade ends and another comes to life, it is remains the Jay Ash decade. Ash’s...

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Red Devil hoopmen defeat Salem, 68-65

December 30, 2009
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The Chelsea High basketball team defeated Salem in the opening round of the Wakefield Christmas Tournament Sunday evening at Wakefield High. The Red Devils advanced to the championship round against the host team Wakefield Tuesday night as the Record was going to press. "It was not one of our better games this season," said...

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Happy New Year

December 30, 2009
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There is no way to know what awaits us before it happens – and so – we watch the coming of 2010 with great interest and hope. The hope is for a healthy, prosperous New Year. The interest is in having a positive year of gains and success in both our personal lives and...

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Obituaries 12-30-2009

December 30, 2009
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Janet Montminy, 68 Retired Homemaker for Intercity Corp. Janet F. (Norton) Montminy, former Revere resident, died in Dracut on December 21 following a long battle with lung cancer. She was 68 years old. Born and raised in Revere, she was a 1962 graduate of Revere High School. She lived in Revere until moving to...

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Motivated – The Chelsea Boys and Girls Club background for Gerald Auguste’s first music video

December 17, 2009
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Motivated – The Chelsea Boys and Girls Club background for Gerald Auguste’s first music video

At the age of 17 a young Gerald Auguste realized that writing, creating a real sound, and making music people can relate to on a big stage was his passion. Five years later, and countless hours of hard work, Auguste is on the brink of his dream becoming a reality. This past Saturday Auguste,...

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Morgese resigns from council

December 17, 2009
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Morgese resigns from council

The economy has claimed another casualty at City Hall as District 8 City Councillor Ron Morgese, citing the travel demands of his full-time job, surprised many by announcing his resignation from the City Council.  Councillor Morgese, a three-term veteran of the Council who was unopposed for re-election this past November, will serve out the...

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Socket to ya – Why our electric rates are so high

December 17, 2009
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Socket to ya – Why our electric rates are so high

Leaving the porch light on, running an air conditioner at night or using a longer cycle on the clothes dryer are all decisions that, in Massachusetts, will cost users more than just about anywhere else in the country. As the cost of everything has risen in the last few years, electricity rates in Massachusetts...

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City retirees, current employees angry about cost for health insurance

December 17, 2009
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The Council Chamber was packed with retired Chelsea municipal employees and their counterparts still working for the city who descended upon City Hall Monday night to protest the raising their cost for their city paid health insurance. The city is short of money and is looking at almost doubling the rate that these present...

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Something has to give with city paid health insurance

December 17, 2009
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Municipal employees here and everywhere spend lifetimes building up pensions. Part of the promise of working for the city besides one’s pension has been cheap health insurance largely paid for by the city. However, the days of cheap health insurance are gone. Cities and towns stretched financially by the economic downturn are struggling to...

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