Monthly Archives: August 2012

Artie Eells July Fourth Celebration 35th Anniversary

August 24, 2012
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Artie Eells July Fourth Celebration 35th Anniversary

Artie’s July Fourth Celebration had its 35th anniversary on July 4, 2012. The party started in 1977 when Ells received a flag flown over the Capitol Building in Washington on July 4, 1976. Over the years many family and friends have enjoyed games, swimming, and all the great food. President Bush and President Clinton...

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Great New Park

August 24, 2012
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Great New Park

Just a few years ago, Gabby Alejandro (left) and Jenny Oseguera would have been sitting in a weed-strewn lot full of all kinds of undesirable items, but now they are coloring sidewalk chalk on a beautiful new park at the corner of Gerrish Avenue in the Box District. City officials, state officials, residents and...

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Secure Community Program Stays on Target After Three Months

August 24, 2012
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It hasn’t come without hesitation and it hasn’t come without quite a bit of pressure from all angles, but after one quarter of cooperating with the federal government’s Secure Communities program, Chelsea Police indicate that the feds are not overstepping their boundaries and it is making the community more safe. The controversial Secure Communities...

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Agnes Birmingham Dead at 87

August 24, 2012
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Agnes Birmingham, one of this city’s great ladies during the course of a long and wonderful life, has died following a lengthy illness. She was 87 years old. Mrs. Birmingham, a longtime employee in the City of Chelsea Auditor’s office until retiring in 1991, was surrounded by her family – the way she wanted...

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Immigration Issues Take Center Stage in Chelsea This Summer

August 24, 2012
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There are a number of issues that jump out to the front in Chelsea – whether it be development, school issues or even at one time the Chelsea Housing Authority debacle. This summer, however, one issue that has crept front and center in Chelsea is that of illegal immigration issues and the federal government’s...

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The Chelsea Marriott Residence Inn Opens

August 24, 2012
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The fact that a Marriott Hotel has opened here on land that couldn’t be given away 20 years ago – and is standing next to the Wyndham Hotel – is an achievement of the first order. First, it is a great investment for the savvy business group that built and runs the hotel. Second,...

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Agnes Birmingham

August 24, 2012
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The death of Agnes Birmingham is a great loss for her two sons and daughter and for her grandchildren and for those of us who knew her so well. Agnes was warm and genuine. Everyone who met her liked her and so it is hardly a surprise that she aided her son Tom, our...

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2012 Pre-season Underway for Red Devil Football Squad

August 24, 2012
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The 2012 edition of the Chelsea High football team officially opened its pre-season training program Monday with a group of 40 candidates, including freshmen, dressing for the first day of practice. “It was a good turnout,” said CHS head coach Mike Stellato. Stellato praised the work of his quartet of captains, Steven Dwyer, Raul...

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Police Briefs 08-23-2012

August 24, 2012
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8/13 Maria Lopez, 43, 13 Beacon St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery on a police officer, lewdness, open and gross, lewd, wanton and lascivious conduct, malicious destruction of property over $250. Marvin Ramirez, 43, 186 Pearl St., Chelsea, was arrested for lewdness, open and gross, lewd, wanton & lascivious conduct. Derek Boyd,...

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Obituaries 08-23-2012

August 24, 2012
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Agnes Birmingham Retired Chelsea Auditor’s Office Clerk Agnes I. (McDonnell) Birmingham, a 59 year resident of Chelsea,  died after a period of ill-health on August 19 at home with her children at her bedside.  She was 87 years old. Born and raised in Charlestown, she was the loving daughter of late Peter and Margaret...

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