Monthly Archives: March 2011

CHS Girls Lose in Tourney, But Look Ahead

March 10, 2011
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Although the Chelsea High girls basketball team saw their season come to an abrupt end with a 62-31 loss to Arlington in the opening round of the MIAA Division 2 North sectional state tournament last Wednesday at the local gym, CHS head coach Matt LaBranche said that the outcome did not diminish his team’s...

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Ash Set to Stay; Council in Sync

March 10, 2011
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Council President Marilyn Vega-Torres and Councillor Leo Robinson have accomplished an important piece of work – getting City Manager Jay Ash to sign a contract that has him remaining here for the next four years at a higher salary. The higher salary is nowhere near the $200,000 figure that seemed almost inevitable last week...

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Mark Moschella

March 10, 2011
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The death of Mark Moschella at 48 is a terrible loss for all of us who knew him, who respected him, who played ice hockey with him and his brothers, and who knew his late father. Mark was a very nice man, a very likeable, upbeat, friendly guy always wearing a smile. He was...

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Obituaries 03-10-2011

March 10, 2011
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Mark Moschella Chief Investigator Mass. Dept. of Industrial Accidents, Chelsea activist and hockey official Mark E. Moschella of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on March 7. He was 48 years old. A graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1980, he was born in Everett and was a resident of Saugus for less...

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Progress in Chelsea

March 3, 2011
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Progress in Chelsea

Congressman Michael Capuano poses for the photographer at the official opening last week of  Spencer Row which was developed by Chelsea Neighborhood Developers and financed by the Massachusetts Housing Partnership. The market rate apartment housing is expected to rent quickly. Shown in the background is the second part of the development now going up.

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Ash Considering State Development Position

March 3, 2011
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Ash Considering State Development Position

City Manager Jay Ash has applied to become the executive director of Mass Development, a state agency that  offers low cost loan and bond programs and a full range of real estate services that aids communities to redevelop commercial, waterfront, industrial or former real estate sites.   Ash made the revelation Friday with an...

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City Rejects 9-1-1- Merger with Revere

March 3, 2011
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It looks like 9-1-1 will still be a local call in Chelsea.   City Manager Jay Ash indicated this week that Chelsea has rejected a plan to merge 9-1-1 dispatch services with Revere and Winthrop – a three-city collaborative funded in part by state grants that would have been located in the Revere Police...

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Metro Credit Union Gaining Foothold in Boston Banking

March 3, 2011
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Citing the new federal financial services regulations, one of Boston’s biggest credit unions has announced that it will merge into Chelsea’s growing Metro Credit Union – giving Metro an immediate growth in assets and a significant foothold in the Boston banking market.   University Credit Union (UCU), based on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back...

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New Brewery on Its Way to Chelsea

March 3, 2011
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Mystic Brewery, LLC has signed a lease and begun preparations to bring a Belgian-style brewery to Chelsea. Mystic Brewery will focus on making pre-industrial style beers, like those from Belgium, but with a distinct New England agricultural influence.   The brewery will located at 174 Williams St. in the New England Produce Market area....

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Jay Ash Cannot Be Allowed to Leave

March 3, 2011
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The city council faces its most decisive moment in years when it meets to decide whether or not City Manager Jay Ash stays or goes.   Ash is being sought by the Deval Patrick Administration to head the state’s most important development agency, MassDevelopment.   The administration wants Ash because of his success in...

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