Monthly Archives: August 2012

First Day of School at Mary C.Burke Complex

August 30, 2012
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First Day of School at Mary C.Burke Complex

Students line up for the first day of school.

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City Calls for Artist to Paint Boxes

August 30, 2012
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City Calls for Artist to Paint Boxes

Chelsea Painted Box, a new program calling for artists to paint utility boxes throughout the city, has begun. Painted Box is part of Chelsea’s effort to deter graffiti and promote art. The program is being  administered by the Chelsea Cultural Council. “The Arts have always been important to our city,” said City Manger Jay...

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Labor Secretary Salis Visits City; Helping to Get the Country on Track

August 30, 2012
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Labor Secretary Salis Visits City; Helping to Get the Country on Track

US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis came to Chelsea late Tuesday afternoon. The first Hispanic Labor Secretary from East Los Angeles appointed by President Barack Obama – and a former congressman – met with about 100 members of the Chelsea Latino business community as well as other local officials. With brief remarks which were...

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Planning Board Recommends Veterans Housing Plan

August 30, 2012
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The Chelsea Planning Board gave a positive recommendation for a plan by The Neighborhood Developers (TND) to locate a veterans services group home at 215 Shurtleff St. – the former American Legion building. The 10-unit home with veterans services on site and a common kitchen in the basement, got the recommendation from the Planning...

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LaMattina Versus Campatelli for Suffolk County Register of Probate

August 30, 2012
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Chelsea residents going to the polls next Thursday have two options when voting for Suffolk County Register of Probate. Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina is one possible choice. Patricia Campatelli is the other. The Register position race is one of Suffolk County’s best kept secrets. The expectation when all is said and done is...

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Park Cleaners Under Agreement as Beer and Wine Store

August 30, 2012
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A plan to convert the long-time Park Cleaners store on Park Street into a convenience store that sells beer and wine would be the first such plan to come under new zoning laws enacted earlier this year. The building is under agreement with the proponent, Anwar Hakam, and a plan has been presented to...

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Thank You for Caring Labor Secretary Solis

August 30, 2012
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It isn’t very often that a presidential cabinet secretary visits Chelsea. Yet this is exactly what happened this week when the city was visited by U.S.Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. What we learned from her visit is that Hilda Solis is a very bright, very devoted public servant doing her best to turn things around....

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The Great Reggie Wilkerson : CHS Football Star Had a Season for the Ages in 1989

August 30, 2012
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Reggie Wilkerson had one of the greatest seasons in Chelsea High football history in 1989. He threw for 1,644 yards and 13 touchdowns, rushed for six more and made 63 tackles at linebacker. At season’s end, Wilkerson was named Commonwealth Conference MVP and selected to the Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team. But Reggie – humble...

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Police Briefs 08-30-2012

August 30, 2012
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Monday, August 20 Maria G. Desimone, 39, 15 Maggi Rd., Revere, was arrested on a warrant. Tuesday, August 21 Daniel Rossetti, 20, 107 Norwish Cr., Medford, was arrested for assault and battery and a warrant. Wednesday, August 22 Karl Becker, 47, 33 King St. Apt. #1, Swampscott, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Marco...

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Obituaries 08-30-2012

August 30, 2012
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Robert Caggiano Boston College Retiree Robert T. Caggiano of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston, died on August 17. A US Army veteran, he was employed for 44 years as Stationary Engineer at Boston College. He was the beloved husband of Annelies (Anke) Caggiano, the loving father of Brenda Caggiano and Susan Marie Caggiano, both...

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