Monthly Archives: February 2010

City-Eastern Minerals reach historic cooperative agreement

February 25, 2010
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City-Eastern Minerals reach historic cooperative agreement

The city council is set to approve a major cooperative agreement with Eastern Minerals, ending years of battling over zoning and turf rights and ending with major public improvements along the waterfront extending about 1000 feet from the Meridian Street Bridge eastward. A resolution known as the Marginal Street Corridor Improvement Project itemizing the...

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Chelsea advances in State Tournament

February 25, 2010
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Chelsea advances in State Tournament

The Chelsea High School basketball team put together a splendid 25-point fourth quarter to pull away from a pesky Wakefield High team and claim a 60-47 victory Tuesday night in the MIAA State Tournament at the Sol Nechtem Gymnasium. Cesar Castro scored a game-high 24 points and added 11 assists while freshman Sammy Mojica...

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Council meets on status of budget deficit “fixes"

February 25, 2010
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Late fall, City Manager Jay Ash reported that the combination of local aid reductions, a slow down in revenues associated with economic development and higher health insurance costs, among other items, could thrust the City’s budget into a $6.5 million deficit. Since then, numerous actions have been taken, including the elimination of more than...

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State of the City report details strategies

February 25, 2010
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Record Staff City Manager Jay Ash’s annual State of the City report highlights the City’s resolve to accomplish much while addressing the challenges that a tough economy presents. That determination could be considered steadfast, which by no coincidence is the title given to the twenty page report on the City’s accomplishments in 2009 and...

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Nothing lasts forever

February 25, 2010
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There are two convergent issues gaining in importance everyday as long they remain unresolved. They are the cost for city paid health insurance for municipal employees both active and retired and the unwillingness of municipal employee unions to negotiate to head off the inevitable. The inevitable is already here. The cost for city paid...

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LNG, again

February 25, 2010
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We cannot emphasize the importance of beginning a process which ends with LNG bound for the Distrigas Terminal in Everett to be off-loaded outside of the inner confines of Boston Harbor. Allowing LNG tankers to transit under the Tobin Bridge into Boston Harbor on their way to a berth in Everett is tempting the...

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Tiger Woods

February 25, 2010
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For those of you struggling in your marriages, the appearance of Tiger Woods on national television apologizing for his indiscretions was a quintessential American television moment. Was he sincere? We believe so – why else make an apology to the nation with your mother sitting in front of you. Problematic with his apology, however,...

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Arrest Report 02-25-2010

February 25, 2010
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Monday, February 15 Christian Pagan, 21, 20 Ingleside Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and threat to commit crime. Yadira Pagan, 45, 229 Maddison St., East Boston, was arrested for shoplifting. Herbert Nelson, 50, 10 Yeaman St., Revere, was arrested for abuse prevention order violation. Gia Gaeta, 24, 11 George Ave., Revere, was arrested...

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Obituaries 02-25-2010

February 25, 2010
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Charles ‘Chuck’ Wilson Lifelong Chelsea resident Charles P. “Chuck” Wilson of Chelsea passed away on Thursday February 18th at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester after a long Illness. He was 43 years of age. He grew up in Chelsea, attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. He worked as a tow truck...

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O’Flaherty saves city $600K in revenues

February 11, 2010
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O’Flaherty saves city $600K in revenues

The value of an effective legislator may not be more evident than word that Representative Eugene O’Flaherty has managed to recover $600,000 a year for City services. With the transfer of the Tobin Bridge from Massport to the newly created Department of Transportation under the State’s transportation reform initiative, the annual payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) that...

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