Monthly Archives: September 2011

Eastern Minerals Dock Hosts Ship Delivering Huge Turbine Blades

September 22, 2011
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Eastern Minerals Dock Hosts Ship Delivering Huge Turbine Blades

The ocean going transport Lady Claudia pulled into the dock at Eastern Minerals on the Chelsea waterfront earlier this week. But there was no salt aboard. Instead, the ship was loaded with huge wind turbine propellers made in China and transported by boat across the seas to Chelsea where they were being off-loaded for...

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Ruth Jarmak, Chelsea Resident and Mother of Former Record Photographer Dies at 93

September 22, 2011
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Ruth Jarmak, Chelsea Resident and Mother of Former Record Photographer Dies at 93

During the last year of her life, Ruth Jarmak lived on Pembroke Street with her son, Arnie. At 93, it was time for her to join her son and together, they enjoyed one of the great years of their lives. Arnie moved to Chelsea in 1977. He worked for the Chelsea Record until 1991....

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Twenty Years and Counting

September 22, 2011
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On September 12, 1991, the city of Chelsea collapsed under the weight of social, moral, and economic bankruptcy. After decades of falling into the ground, its population fleeing to the suburbs, its housing stock tired and old, its politics hopelessly out of control, the city went broke. The city, which had its greatest moments...

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Tortilla Factory Gets Approval to Open

September 22, 2011
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The controversial Cinco de Mayo tortilla factory has finally found a home in Chelsea, scoring approval Tuesday night from the Zoning Board to locate within a building at the northern end of Crescent Avenue. The proposal was first unveiled this spring for a location on the Chelsea Waterfront, but it was vigorously opposed by...

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New Congressional Maps Could Result in Changes Locally

September 22, 2011
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Drawing the new Congressional redistricting map has not been an easy process for State Rep. Michael Moran (D-Allston), and many times he said he has grown dizzy from the multitudes of numbers and scenarios thrown at him during the discussion. There is no manual for the process. There is no way to make everyone...

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A Positive Reflection 9/11 Remembrances Healthy for Our Nation

September 16, 2011
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Following the dignified nationwide slate of memorials that were held to commemorate the lives of the dead and the sacrifice they made on September 11, 2001, many of us are left with the palpable feeling that we are a good and decent nation, with a good and decent people,. It was also a day...

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The Expanded Gaming Bill: Legislation Should be Passed

September 16, 2011
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The House of Representatives will be voting on the expanded gaming bill this week. It is a good bill, despite the pandering to other interests that caused the Boston Globe to write an ill-advised editorial denouncing the bill last week. The expanded gaming bill will help Chelsea and every city and town in this...

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September 12, 1991

September 16, 2011
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This was Chelsea’s Day of Infamy, the day receivership was imposed upon us because the city had become impossible to manage. During the past 20 years, Chelsea has changed in a 1000 ways and it is a far different place than it was when the state swooped down on us and took the city...

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Police Briefs 09-15-2011

September 16, 2011
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Monday, August 5 Kirk Crowley, 43, address unknown, was arrested for breaking and entering at night time, resisting arrest, receiving stolen property under $250, destruction of property under $250 and assault and battery on an officer. David Brissette, 31, 87 Pearl St., Apt. 2, was placed into protective custody for public drunkenness. Robert Alvarado,...

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Red Devils Gridsters Drop Opener

September 16, 2011
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The Chelsea High football team dropped its season opener under the lights at Chelsea Memorial Stadium Friday night to Lynn Tech, 32-8. Costly turnovers and big scoring plays by Tech proved fatal for the Red Devils. After Lynn Tech grabbed a 6-0 lead in the first quarter on a 60 yard scoring drive, capped...

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