Monthly Archives: December 2011

Senate Hopeful Visits with the Salisbury’s

December 15, 2011
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Senate Hopeful Visits with the Salisbury’s

Elizabeth Warren came to Chelsea, again, recently. She appeared at a political time given in her behalf by noted local writer Luke Salisbury and his wife Barbara – who served as the state’s budget chief under Governor Michael Dukakis many years ago. Warren is running against Republican Senator Scott Brown who achieved an extraordinary...

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Chelsea Winter Fest this Saturday

December 15, 2011
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While unseasonably warm weather has kept winter away, the City’s first Chelsea Winter Fest will give the hundreds who are expected to attend a reminder of how much fun the colder season can be. With games like Frosty Toss and Snow Shovel Croquet, entertainment featuring the Chelsea High School Drama Club and many holiday...

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Elizabeth Warren’s Visits Here

December 15, 2011
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The Harvard law professor turned senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren has shown real chutzpah in coming to Chelsea twice in the past month. This shows, we believe, her interest in the ongoing, unending struggle so many Chelsea residents have as a way of life. Chelsea is one among a number of significant immigrant cities where...

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Police Briefs 12-15-2011

December 15, 2011
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12/05 Mario Martinez, 52, 166 Chestnut St., Chelsea, was arrested for being incapacitated person. Hector Padilla, 46, 237 Spruce St., Chelsea, was arrested for failure to stop for school bus, child passenger under 8 without restraint, unlicensed operation of motor vehicle, Sending text. Stacey Foreman, 28, 120 Shurtleff St., Chelsea, was arrested on a...

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Sports 12-15-2011

December 15, 2011
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Boys hoop team opens with 71-59 triumph The Chelsea High boys basketball team opened its 2011-12 season in fine fashion with a runaway 71-59 triumph at Minuteman Regional Tuesday night. The contest was not as close as the final score might indicate, inasmuch as the Red Devils led by as many as 35 points...

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Obituaries 12-15-2011

December 15, 2011
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Miguel Toro, Jr. Miguel Toro, Jr. of Chelsea died unexpectedly at home on December 7. He was 47 years old. Born in New York, he came to Chelsea as a child in 1967. He was employed by Securitas Security Services of Boston for over 12 years and previously worked at Restaurant Depot for five...

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Chelsea Tile Soda Fountain Auctioned

December 8, 2011
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Chelsea Tile Soda Fountain Auctioned

A Sunday, November 20, auction at Crown Auctions in Medford displayed an extraordinary piece of Chelsea’s history.  It was the top section of an elaborate soda fountain manufactured by Chelsea’s Low Art Tile Company in the 1890’s. An undisclosed buyer made a top bid of $17,000 (hammer price). The fountain piece, in excellent condition,...

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Santa and the Chamber

December 8, 2011
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Santa and the Chamber

Santa Claus came to town this week and found quite a few familiar faces and friends in Chelsea. Welcoming Santa to Chelsea were State and City officials and members of the Chamber of Commerce at the annual tree lighting ceremony in Chelsea Square. The event, which was sponsored by the Chamber and supported by...

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Chelsea’s Lawrence Lyons,Jr. Died at Pearl Harbor

December 8, 2011
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Lawrence Lyons, Jr. awakened very early at Hickam Field in Hawaii on December 7, 1941 as though it was just another day. He took his breakfast. He reported in for duty with his company, part of the 11th Bombardment Group. It was 7:30 a.m. Hawaii Time and he was well into his duties. It...

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House Passes Tougher Repeat Offender Laws

December 8, 2011
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House Judiciary Chair Eugene O’Flaherty joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in passing legislation that modifies current law governing cases of repeat criminal offenders – bringing habitual criminals to justice and ensuring the security of our Commonwealth. “With the passage of this legislation, the House has insured that repeat violent recidivists will...

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