Monthly Archives: April 2012

Young at Heart: Chelsea Resident Sheldon Young Wrote a Song to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park

April 20, 2012
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Young at Heart: Chelsea Resident Sheldon Young Wrote a Song to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park

Sheldon Young, who grew up on Arlington Street in Chelsea, has written a song to commemorate the 100th anniversary of historic Fenway Park in Boston. While the Red Sox and Yankees will be playing a game Friday afternoon to mark the date the park opened in 1912, Young will be preparing to debut his...

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Washington Park Redevelopment Draws Criticism, Questions from Some Residents

April 20, 2012
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Washington Park Redevelopment Draws Criticism, Questions from Some Residents

An $850,000 planned redevelopment of Washington Park is drawing the attention of Councillor Paul Murphy and a number of local residents as well as the owner of area businesses fearing the redoing of the park will not only destroy a historical masterpiece of sorts but would make parking impossible and traffic congestion a way...

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DeLeo Leads House in Call for Reining Back Ebt Welfare Program

April 20, 2012
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With what he is describing as broad support for the effort, House Speaker Bob DeLeo (D-Winthrop) has pushed for further reforms on the infamous Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) welfare system. While a legislative committee recently identified some reforms, DeLeo said he wanted to push for more reforms to be included in the House Budget...

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The Receiver’s Final Report

April 20, 2012
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The Chelsea Housing Authority’s former temporary receiver Judith Weber has officially filed her final report to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. In it, she details everything having to do with the CHA that is of importance. For all our complaints about how expensive Ms. Weber turned out to be given the full scope...

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The New Chelsea Street Bridge is Something to Behold

April 20, 2012
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The new Chelsea Street Bridge, which will shortly be opening with great fanfare, is an extraordinary structure that literally redefines how all of us view bridges that cross smaller rivers and creeks in the local area. At more than $20 million to build, the new bridge represents an engineering and architectural triumph especially if...

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Red Devils Top East Boston, 10-6

April 20, 2012
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The Chelsea High baseball team received a superb pitching effort from Odonys Urbaez and put together some timely hitting to come away with a 10-6 victory at East Boston Tuesday morning. Urbaez smoked the rivals from across the Chelsea River, fanning 14 Eastie hitters in his six innings of work and allowing just two...

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Police Briefs 04-19-2012

April 20, 2012
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Monday, May 9 Minh Van Ngo, 41, of 48 Washington Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for receiving stolen motor vehicle, first offense of operation of motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license. Edgar J. Iraola, 29, of 28 Spencer Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for violation of prevention order for abuse and witness intimidation. Wilmar Alexander Lapop, 26,...

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Obituaries 04-19-2012

April 20, 2012
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Marion Hart Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea Marion V. (Adams) Hart of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, Medford, Somerville and Charlestown, died on April 14. She was the beloved wife of the late William L. Hart; mother of Marion “Ronnie” Kierstead of Largo, FL, Carol Harrington and her husband, Henry of Westminster, William L. Hart...

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Recruitment for Government Programs is Crux of the Problem: Efforts Should Also Focus on Those “helping” Applicants

April 19, 2012
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For far too long, the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) has been the Christmas card that has given year round. The move last week by State Legislators from a broad range of communities – both rich and poor – to reform the welfare program that encompasses programs such as cash benefits and food stamps (now...

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Chelsea legislators take action to address ethanol issue

April 19, 2012
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The Massachusetts Legislature recently passed separate versions of a $1.3 billion dollar transportation bill, including amendments in both versions that would require further study of a proposed plan to transport increased quantities of ethanol via train through Chelsea and other affected communities.  This provision, sponsored by Senators Anthony Petruccelli and Sal DiDomenico in the...

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