Monthly Archives: February 2011

Field Trip – Chelsea Students Spend the Day at MIT

February 10, 2011
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Field Trip – Chelsea Students Spend the Day at MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) carries a stellar reputation worldwide, but ironically some students in Chelsea at the Eugene Wright Middle School – who live only a few miles away – had never heard of the famed institution until they took a field trip there earlier this month. The field trip was part...

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CSBG May Be on the Chopping Block

February 10, 2011
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CSBG May Be on the Chopping Block

It’s something that is always threatened under Republican presidential administrations so it came as a surprise to many in Chelsea when President Barack Obama singled out Community Service Block Grants (CSBG) as something to cut in his State of the Union address. The proposed cut by Obama sent shock waves through Chelsea and non-profits...

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Jerry Zullo, Self-made Businessman, Fixture in Neighborhood

February 10, 2011
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Jerry Zullo, Self-made Businessman, Fixture in Neighborhood

Jerry Zullo, a former Chelsea resident and longtime East Boston businessman who owned several restaurants in East Boston for nearly a half a century, died on Saturday, February 5 following complication from pneumonia at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers. Mr. Zullo was born and raised in Chelsea and attended schools here until the...

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A Look at Another City Manager

February 10, 2011
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We tend to give City Manager Jay Ash a great deal of credit for the excellent job he’s done. He’s been doing his thing here for nearly a decade – and quite frankly – in its modern history, the city has never been better off. There is cash in the city treasury – millions....

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Fill the Pot Holes

February 10, 2011
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Nothing, frankly, can be more important to public safety and quality of life than the repair of the city’s many growing pot-holes. Some of them in the most obvious locations – Washington Avenue, Broadway, Everett Avenue, and Beacham Street are car eaters, literally. We have a tendency to feel extremely bad when a flat...

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John Edward McBride

February 10, 2011
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On February 1, Chelsea lost a link to the old days, when this city was a far different place than it is today. The death of John Edward McBride last week at 90 brought to an end a long and interesting life spent entirely in this city. He was a well known man, and...

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Police Briefs 02-10-2011

February 10, 2011
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Saturday, January 29 Luis Reyes, 28, 4 Franklin St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery and intimidation of a witness. Sunday, January 30 Jose Gonzalez, 53, 48 Malden St., Everett, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon. D’mitri Benton, 18, 35 White St., East Boston, was arrested for assault and battery with...

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Red Devils Win CAC Championship

February 10, 2011
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The Chelsea High basketball team clinched an outright Commonwealth Athletic Conference championship with a string of three victories over their principal CAC rivals this past week. The Red Devils stand at a perfect 11-0 in the CAC and with just two league games left, and their nearest rivals all having three losses, the 2011...

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Obituaries 02-10-2011

February 10, 2011
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Jose Santos Jr. Of Puerto Rico, formerly of Chelsea Jose J. Santos Jr. of Arroyo, Puerto Rico, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly at home n January 1. Born in Malden, he was the beloved son of the late Jose Santos Sr. and Amelia (Cordero) Santos; beloved brother of Brenda Cotto of Webster, Tommy Santos...

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HCHA Holds Annual Legislative Breakfast

February 3, 2011
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HCHA Holds Annual Legislative Breakfast

State and local officials joined community health leaders at the Harbor Community Health Alliance’s Annual Legislative Breakfast Friday at the Winthrop Senior Center. City Manager Jay Ash, State Reps. Eugene O’Flaherty and Kathi-Anne Reinstein, State Sen. Sal DiDomenico, and Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo participated in a forum with representatives from health and human...

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