Monthly Archives: July 2010

Million dollar grant for Chelsea neighborhoods

July 15, 2010
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The City of Chelsea will benefit from the recent distribution of $33.6 million in federal Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to fund infrastructure improvement projects, boost social services and increase housing and business development opportunities. Chelsea will receive a grant of $1,000,000 for neighborhood code violation enforcement, Grove Street traffic calming, construction of the...

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College head coach to hold a basketball clinic at CCS

July 15, 2010
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Cori Hughes had few opportunities growing up in a small, rural town in upstate New York. For her, the prospect of college was nonexistent, and neither was the encouragement. Now the head women’s basketball coach at Salve Regina University, Hughes will share her experiences and expertise with Chelsea youth in a five-day clinic hosted...

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Demoulas’ Market Basket

July 15, 2010
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One of the great ongoing success stories in the modern history of this city is the new Market Basket supermarket. At the end of this month it will celebrate its first anniversary in business in the sprawling and well stocked new store. Not only is it the largest employer in the city. It is...

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Bruce Berkowitz

July 15, 2010
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Bruce Berkowitz grew-up in this city. From an early age, he wanted to get into the world of banking and finance. He certainly has done this with a flair. Berkowitz is the Founder and Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer of Fairholme Capital Management – a $16 billion financial management firm. Not bad for...

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Obituaries 07-15-2010

July 15, 2010
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Phyllis Minichello Resident of Revere and East Boston Phyllis M. Minichello of Revere and East Boston, died on July 6. She was the loving daughter of the late Anthony J. and Emily (Silva) Minichello; dear sister of the late Anthony J. Minichello, his wife, Marjorie Minichello, of Revere, Michael Minichello and his wife, Marylou,...

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Heat wave hits region; Chelsea prepared

July 8, 2010
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Heat wave hits region; Chelsea prepared

Chelsea City Hall issued an advisory to residents concerning the sizzling heat wave that has settled in over New England for the past three days. City officials are urging all residents, especially elderly residents to properly hydrate themselves and to remain in a cool place for as long as possible until the severe heat...

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Out of the Ashes – Chelsea’s ‘Box District’ the new up-and-coming neighborhood

July 8, 2010
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Out of the Ashes – Chelsea’s ‘Box District’ the new up-and-coming neighborhood

Redevelopment often deals only with fancy, hip names and impressive plans on paper. Architects and idea people with the best of intentions come up with new, hip names for an area and propose buildings and neighborhood amenities that never materialize. It happens. It hasn’t happened in – of all places – Gerrish Avenue, now...

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Plans for new park to be the anchor of Box District

July 8, 2010
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Last Thursday evening, live music from the band El Frente boomed down Gerrish Avenue and Highland Street. It wasn’t an annoyingly loud house party or a reason to call the police; it was a community concert in the new Box District – and planners, city officials and developers for the district hope that one...

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City Manager Jay Ash argues the positive of a casino

July 8, 2010
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City Manager Jay Ash was a proponent of casino gambling, a forum participant in East Boston last week where more than 300 people turned out to debate the expanded gambling agenda the state has embarked upon. As a proponent, Ash was his regular self – articulate, informed, hopeful and altogether right on the mark....

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Martinez, Cortez will play in Agganis Football Classic

July 8, 2010
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Two Chelsea High football standouts will be playing in the 49th annual Harry Agganis Football Classic on Wednesday, July 14 at Manning Field in Lynn. Daniel Martinez and David Cortez, key members of last fall’s Red Devil football team that fell one game shy of winning the Commonwealth Conference championship, began practices with the...

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