Monthly Archives: February 2011

Fire on Library Street

February 24, 2011
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Fire on Library Street

Another fire on Library Street, the second in two weeks, was beaten down by Chelsea firefighters earlier this week. No one was injured in the fire which gutted a three story building.

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Capital Improvement Plan Filed by City Manager – $6 Million Available for Projects

February 24, 2011
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Chelsea Record Staff Twenty-two projects totaling nearly six million dollars  in expenditures have been approved for completion as part of the city’s Capital Improvement Plan, City Manager Jay Ash announced Wednesday. The investment plan Ash has filed for FY’12 directs $5,971,000 to 22 various projects, and reduces borrowing impacting the City’s annual budget by...

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Excel given the Go-ahead to Open Two more Charter Schools

February 24, 2011
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The Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education has endorsed East Boston’s Excel Academy Charter School’s application for two new charter schools in Chelsea and Boston. Commissioner Mitchell Chester endorsed Excel’s plan late last week and it will need final approval from the Massachusetts Department of Education on February 28. “Along with the expansion...

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Relay for Life Organizers Hold a Planning Session

February 24, 2011
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In the ballroom of the Orient Heights Yacht Club a group of residents from Chelsea, East Boston and surrounding communities came together last week to begin planning for the neighborhood’s third annual Relay for Life–one of the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) signature fundraising events. Some in the room last Thursday night were cancer survivors,...

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Oil Prices Going Up as Fuel Subsidies get Cut

February 24, 2011
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The Republicans want to cut government spending. Translated simply – this means they want to stop giving poor people a break when they need it in order to get by among other initiatives they want to take to save money. Fuel assistance is one example of what the Republican House wants to cut away...

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Boys Hoop Team Defeats Revere, 57-54

February 24, 2011
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team concluded their championship regular season in style and with a flourish with a 57-54 win over Revere in a non league encounter last Wednesday. The Red Devils, who will be hanging another Commonwealth Athletic Conference banner in the CHS gym, had dropped the first encounter with their former...

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Lady Red Devils Look to Tourney

February 24, 2011
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Although the Chelsea High girls basketball team dropped its last two games of the season to Greater Lowell and Pope John this past week in a pair of close, hard fought contests, the Lady Red Devils, who finished with a sterling 13-4 overall record, will receive a high seed in the upcoming state tournament...

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Doctors Who Cared More about People than Making Money

February 24, 2011
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In the modern history of this city, two doctors served the people here who couldn’t afford to pay them. Their names were Dr. Morris Clayman and Dr. Sam Klauber. In today’s world, if you are without money you can take yourself to the local health center and receive treatment at no cost. It is...

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Bunker Hill Day

February 24, 2011
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Erasing the Bunker Hill Holiday in Suffolk County is a disgrace. It is an insult to all those who died or were wounded fighting the British at Bunker Hill in the name of the Revolution. The holiday, so say the Legislature, was too expensive and too meaningless to maintain. We don’t agree. Now comes...

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Police Briefs 02-24-2011

February 24, 2011
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Monday, February 14 Oscar Justiniano, 17, 21 Hawthorne St., Chelsea, was arrested on a felony warrant. Romero Artica, 42, 49 Shurtleff St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery, resisting arrest. Tuesday, February 15 Ricardo De La Cruz-Sanchez, 25, 148 Walnut St., Chelsea, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed. Christopher Rivera, 19,...

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