Monthly Archives: August 2010

Wonderland Closed – After 75 years the Greyhound Park locks its doors with little fanfare

August 25, 2010
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Wonderland Closed – After 75 years the Greyhound Park locks its doors with little fanfare

A simple sign hung on the front door Thursday morning at Wonderland Greyhound Park. There were no press conferences held or historic photos rolled out, leaving many Chelsea residents without a job. It was Revere’s largest employer also, for decades and its claim to fame for years just sputtered out of existence with only...

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State $$$ Funding City Roadway Projects

August 25, 2010
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State $$$ Funding City Roadway Projects

Special to the Record To hear Representative Eugene O’Flaherty talk about it, State funding for local roadway projects is always a hot topic for debate at the State House. While he was joined by Senator Sal DiDomenico and City officials last week to view another project funded with Chapter 90 roadway funds from the...

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Cambridge Health Alliance Golf Tournament raises over $75K

August 25, 2010
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Cambridge Health Alliance Golf Tournament raises over $75K

Over 100 golfers participated in the seventh annual Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) Golf Tournament, held at the Andover Country Club on August 16. The event raised more than $75,000 to support CHA’s critical community health mission. The CHA Golf Tournament was established to raise money for CHA’s Whidden Hospital campus, which serves the 200,000...

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All-Chelsea Awards nominations sought

August 25, 2010
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Special to the Record Nominations are currently being solicited for the Ninth Annual “All-Chelsea Awards.” The awards are given to recipients who have distinguished themselves, improved the lives of local residents or enhanced the city’s overall civic standing. Ten individuals and entities will be recognized in a variety of categories. “There are so many...

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Pedestrian death under State Police investigation

August 25, 2010
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The tragic death of a 56 year- old Chelsea man last week continues to be the subject of a State Police Accident Reconstruction Team investigation. Chelsea Police are also conducting an investigation. The officer involved in the accident has been placed on paid administrative leave. Conflicting reports by alleged eyewitnesses about whether or not...

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Wonderland closes

August 25, 2010
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Wonderland closing after all these years is a tragedy for this city. It is a tragedy of the first order. First, there are the nearly 100 longtime employees who have lost their jobs and some of those employees are from Chelsea. Second, it is the end of an industry, which came to exist only...

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Arrest Report 08-25-2010

August 25, 2010
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Sunday, August 15 Hillario Buenaventura-Flores, 30, 73 Essex St., Chelsea, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed, stop sign violation, possessing open container of alcohol in motor vehicle. Olvin Amaya, 24, 191 Lexington St., East Boston, was arrested for assault and battery. Mirna Gonzalez, 33, 44 Addison St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault...

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Obituaries 08-25-2010

August 25, 2010
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James Cunningham Jr. Longtime construction foreman James C. Cunningham Jr. of Chelsea died on August 20. He was the son of the late James C. Sr. and Rose Marie (Cullen) Cunningham; father of Clifford James Cunningham and Harold Brown, both of Chelsea; brother of Patricia Cuningham and William Craig French, both of Seabrook, NH...

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Grand opening – Governor Patrick tours Leonard Florence Center for Learning

August 18, 2010
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Grand opening – Governor Patrick tours Leonard Florence Center for Learning

Governor Deval Patrick delivered stirring remarks to a large crowd of dignitaries and residents following a tour of the Leonard Florence Center for Living – the nation’s first specialized ALS Residence last Friday morning. The governor’s cabinet held its weekly meeting in private at the facility. All the cabinet members were present and toured...

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DiDomenico-Flaherty contest intensifying

August 18, 2010
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During a morning visit to Chelsea to celebrate the arrival of a new, $470,000 fire truck for the Chelsea Fire Department earlier this week, Senator Sal DiDomenico said he was working hard to get himself re-elected. “I am taking nothing for granted. We are working hard throughout the district – and especially in Cambridge,”...

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