Monthly Archives: January 2011

Aj Wright Mall Store Reincarnated As A Tj Maxx

January 20, 2011
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Aj Wright Mall Store Reincarnated As  A Tj Maxx

The newly opened AJ Wright store in the Marketbasket Mall will be changed to a TJ Maxx, according to TJ Maxx officials. The popular nationwide retailer believes a TJ Maxx store at the location will best suit the needs of local shoppers drawn to the store. AJ Wright recently shut about 800 of its...

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Highland Park Reconstruction and New Field Set for March

January 20, 2011
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Highland Park Reconstruction and New Field Set for March

March will be the starting point for one of the city’s most ambitious open space additions in its recent history. Highland Park, for many years a largely underutilized and ill-kept public park, will undergoacomplete remake. This will include a new artificial turf field configured for soccer and the kind of 24/7 use that will...

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Metro Credit Union Employees Participate in Holiday giving

January 20, 2011
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Metro Credit Union Employees Participate in Holiday giving

Throughout the month of December, Metro Credit Union employees celebrated the spirit of the season by volunteering for several local non-profit organizations’ holiday giving programs. Metro employees took part in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle program. They served as bell-ringers at Metro’s main location in Chelsea. The donations collected were distributed to local senior...

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The Marriott is on Its Way

January 20, 2011
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The Marriott Hotel Corporation is going to locate a Residence Inn in Chelsea. They filed papers at city hall last week of their intent – which turns out to be a rather ironic moment for the worldwide firm noted for its higher end accommodations and for its professionalism in the industry. This is a...

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Helen Cesareo

January 20, 2011
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The death of Helen Cesareo last week brings to mind the old days at city hall when she was a department head in pre-receivership Chelsea. She was a competent, well mannered, thoughtful lady, the type who was known by nearly everyone in the city who had business to do with city hall. Her death...

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Police Briefs 01-20-2011

January 20, 2011
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Sunday, January 9 Julio H. Reyes, 39, of 282 Old Main Street, Tewksbury, was arrested for assault and battery. Christopher Fuller, 18, of 3 Glauster Road, Worcester, was arrested for assault and battery and destruction of property. Monday, January 10 Otis Moore, 41, of 277 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Marie...

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Obituaries 01-20-2011

January 20, 2011
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Rosemarie McNeil Former X-Ray Technician’s Assistant Rosemarie McNeil of Chelsea, a former X-Ray Technician,  passed away suddenly on January 16 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett after being stricken in her home. She was 52 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Marie (O’Keefe)...

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City Paralyzed by Snow Storm

January 13, 2011
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City Paralyzed by Snow Storm

Dig out goes into high gear Chelsea was turned into a winter wonderland by the heavy snow that virtually closed down the city Wednesday. Schools were closed. Many businesses did not open and government offices were closed, including Chelsea City Hall (except for emergency personnel). The Northeast storm dumped about 18” of snow on...

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Spruce Street Fatal Fire Alleged Arsonist has her Day in Court

January 13, 2011
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Spruce Street Fatal Fire Alleged Arsonist has her Day in Court

A Chelsea woman charged with murder and arson in connection with a Christmas Eve fire which took the life of 20 year-old Crystal Lynn Blanchard was arraigned in Chelsea District Court Friday where she maintained her innocence. Melissa Pfeiffer, 27, was held without bail following the arraignment. According to District Attorney Dan Conley, Pfeiffer...

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City Leaders Hope to find Big Savings in Health Insurance

January 13, 2011
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City leaders from Chelsea, Revere and Everett are lobbying hard this week to bring some healing to the budget buster that is municipal health insurance. Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash has been in close association over the past several weeks with Revere Mayor Tom Ambrosino and Everett Mayor Carlo DiMaria in lobbying Gov. Deval...

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