Monthly Archives: July 2012

Then and Now

July 16, 2012
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Eleven years ago, Zulayka Hernandez of Chelsea appeared on the front page of the Chelsea Record. The caption over the photograph read: “Kid, you’re going to be a star.” She was 3 at the time, a little girl filled with wonder and good feeling about the journey she was starting out on. Eleven years...

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Another Park

July 16, 2012
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News that Chelsea will be adding yet another park to its small collection of green public places is extraordinary news. During the past ten years, City Manager Jay Ash, Representative Gene O’Flaherty and a succession of city councils have all worked together to add a great number of parks in this open space starved...

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Sandcastle Event

July 16, 2012
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You’ve got to get over to Revere Beach this week and into the weekend for the Sand Castle competition that is being held once again. Right now, the contestants from all over the world are busy preparing their newest creations – sand sculptures of the first order completed by professionals who know what they...

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Police Briefs 07-12-2012

July 16, 2012
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Monday, July 2 Adam Leal, 28, of 199 Pearl Street, Somerville, was arrested for felony default warrant. Luis Torres-Rosa, 32, of 3 W. Cottage Street, Boston, was arrested for violation of marked lanes, unlicensed operation of motor vehicle, immigration detainer, and furnishing false name, social security number. Michael Hernandez/Gomez, 20, of 139 Shurtleff Street,...

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Obituaries 07-12-2012

July 16, 2012
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James Pinksten Of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea James E. Pinksten  of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea died on July 7 at Exeter Hospital surrounded by his loving wife and children following a long illness. He worked for U.S. Gypsum Co. and Eastern Tool and Stamping Co. from which he retired as Union President...

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Housing Assembled in Cary Square

July 4, 2012
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Housing Assembled in Cary Square

It was fast and affordable housing last week as 20 units of housing were assembled in Cary Square last week. The development, led by local property owner Jon Marcus, of Hawthorn Realty, took two and a half days to assemble. Units were constructed in Maine, trucked to the Chelsea site and then lifted into...

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New Community Garden Opens

July 4, 2012
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New Community Garden Opens

Just about a year ago 250 volunteers descended on an abandoned urban lot and transformed it into a vibrant, new playground and community garden.  This new playground, at the corner of Heard Street and Spruce Street, was made possible through a collaboration with KaBOOM!, the Chelsea Green Space Committee and the City of Chelsea....

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CHA Director Will Stay on at Lower Pay Rate While Contract Case Meanders Through Courts

July 4, 2012
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The Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Board has forcibly reduced the annual salary of Executive Director Al Ewing, and Ewing has agreed to stay on as an at-will employee after a showdown at the Board’s monthly meeting last Wednesday, June 27th. Last week, Board members were taken by complete surprise when Ewing had his attorney,...

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T Raises Fares

July 4, 2012
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The T gave its ridership a nice Fourth of July holiday greeting and thank you – a 23% fare raise. With the new fares now in effect, riders will begin feeling the higher prices for rapid transit on every ride going forward. Facing a $160 million deficit – and facing a larger one next...

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Looking at the City

July 4, 2012
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Not enough attention can be paid to Starbucks opening its doors here in the mall. For those of us for whom this city has been our life, the opening of the Starbucks marked a unique moment in Chelsea’s evolution. I’ve been four times so far since it opened. Once I sat outside under a...

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