Monthly Archives: August 2012

Obituaries 08-09-2012

August 9, 2012
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Jean Harvey New Hampshire Resident Jean G. (Long) Harvey of East Hampstead, NH died on July 30. She was the daughter of the late Gordon and Annie Edna (Bennett) Long, mother of Frederick W. Harvey, III of Edgartown, MA, Debra J. Killey of Salem, NH and Amy L. DeFeo of Sandown, NH; sister of...

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Playing it too slow Leaders take exception to timeline that could extend licensing to 2014

August 2, 2012
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Playing it too slow Leaders take exception to timeline that could extend licensing to 2014

At a critical point during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln was confounded as to why his top general was sitting idle and allowing the Confederate Army to gather steam and poke holes in the Union Army. The more Lincoln wondered, inquired and worried about the general’s inaction, the more the general seemed to...

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John Dalis, Former City Clerk, Dead at 90

August 2, 2012
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John Dalis, Former City Clerk, Dead at 90

John P. Dalis, who served this city as an alderman a half century ago but who achieved his local notoriety as Chelsea’s city clerk for 26 years, has died. Mr. Dalis, from an old Greek Chelsea family whose roots here were early on in the restaurant business in Chelsea Square, was 90. Mr. Dalis...

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Snorkeling Club

August 2, 2012
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Snorkeling Club

Congratulations to the Jordan Boys and Girls Club members who participated in the Snorkeling program, as they completed their trip to Hathaways Pond in Cape Cod. What a great experience for this group to get out into our local waters and see the life under the sea! Here is an excerpt from a journal...

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Chelsea Delegation Votes in Favor of Legislation Preventing Mortgage Foreclosures

August 2, 2012
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The Legislature last Thursday sent a finished bill to Gov. Deval Patrick that will prevent unnecessary and unlawful foreclosures, reduce the number of abandoned properties across the Commonwealth and help remove one of the biggest remaining barriers to the state’s ongoing economic recovery. “One of my top priorities this legislative session has been protecting...

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O’Flaherty: State is Ready to Talk About Clark Ave. School

August 2, 2012
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A feasibility study on a new or renovated Clark Avenue school has been given the green light according to State Rep. Gene O’Flaherty, and now City leaders are left to ponder whether they should start from scratch on the same site, build elsewhere or substantially renovate the old building. MSBA Executive Director John McCarthy...

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John Dalis

August 2, 2012
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The death of former city clerk and former alderman John Dalis this week comes very close to marking the end of an era in this city’s long history. He was a powerful man who never abused his power. He was a sincere man who called them as he saw them. He was a good...

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Police Briefs 08-02-2012

August 2, 2012
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July 23 Jorge Rivera, 46, 75 Winthrop Ave., Revere, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor. Antonio Ruiz, 46, 41 Central Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon. Gayle Goss, 50, 44 Orange St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (2...

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William “bill” Smigielski

August 2, 2012
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The death last week of former Parks Commissioner William “Bill” Smigielski is a great loss for the city and for all of us who knew him and who admired him. Mr. Smigielski came up in this city and finally came to rule the roost in his own city hall domain after many years of...

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Obituaries 08-02-2012

August 2, 2012
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Jordan Fern-Amodeo  Newborn Jordan C. Fern-Amodeo died at Children’s Hospital in Boston on July 28. He was 25 days old. He was the beloved son of Ashley Fern of Chelsea and Jackie Amodeo of East Boston; brother of Hailey N. Fern of Chelsea; dear grandson of Joseph and Christine Fern of Chelsea, Dawn and...

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