Monthly Archives: August 2012

DPW Internet Reporting Program; Effective and Producing Quick Results

August 23, 2012
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DPW Internet Reporting Program; Effective and Producing Quick Results

There are any number of reasons why people might stay away from church, but one of those reasons is typically not that rats are chasing church-goers away. However, that was just the issue at the First Congregational Church on County Road last month. Unearthed by nearby construction projects and, probably, the Washington Avenue reconstruction...

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Open for Business

August 16, 2012
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Open for Business

The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Marriott Residence Inn on 200 Maple Street was held on Thursday, August 9.

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New Roads

August 16, 2012
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New Roads

The paving of Washington Avenue was going on in full force for much of this week. The major avenue is undergoing a full rehab of its underground piping systems and in much of the avenue, granite curbing is being replaced and even extended a bit.

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Iced Coffee on a Hot Day

August 16, 2012
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Iced Coffee on a Hot Day

Starbucks is cool as ice inside on a hot sunny day. Shown above are the staff attending to their duties and customers preparing to take their coffee drinks with them inside the new facility which oozes panache. The opening of Starbucks at the Marketbasket Mall is considered a major event by those who crave for...

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Ethanol Trains Stopped by Governor and Legislature

August 16, 2012
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Governor Deval Patrick signed a transportation bill last week that gave approval to an amendment offered by Senator Anthony Petruccelli that stops train delivery of ethanol through a number of cities and towns, which includes Chelsea. The train tracks to be used would put homes all along the way at risk, most local leaders...

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Ante Up: Suffolk Downs Puts Up Money for Application Process

August 16, 2012
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The owners of Suffolk Downs ponied up $400,000 last Friday and marched the check over to the offices of the Gaming Commission where it was left with officials there. Thus began the real opening salient in what is expected to be a long and sophisticated application process that will end sometime next year. Winthrop...

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Pride Football Scrambling to Salvage Lost Season

August 16, 2012
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The North East Conference Youth Football League (NECYFL), which Chelsea Pride participated in, led by league President Luis Spano and a board comprised of several other acting presidents from surrounding cities, unanimously voted Tuesday night to restrict Chelsea Pride from playing its upcoming season as a member of their conference. The announcement came on...

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Project Improves Walk to School

August 16, 2012
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As school approaches, the path that many of Chelsea’s school kids travel has just received major improvements.  The State’s “Safe Routes to School” Program has directed $750,000 to Chelsea for those improvements. “”We’re committed to make sure that kids, especially in urban areas like Chelsea, have a safe walk to school.  In our particular...

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Guns and Violence Misery and Death

August 16, 2012
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There is an obvious correlation between the availability of guns, their indiscriminate use by people who have lost their humanity and the deaths caused by shootings. Such was the case over the weekend in Boston where 10 people were shot and four died of gun shot wounds, including three women who were apparently minding...

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The Ethanol Victory

August 16, 2012
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Everyone from Governor Deval Patrick, to City Manager Jay Ash, to Representatives Gene O’Flaherty and Kathi Anne Reinstein to Senator Sal DiDomenico are to be congratulated for their good work in stopping the planned twice weekly delivery of ethanol by freight train through Everett, Chelsea East Boston and Revere. It will be a long...

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