Monthly Archives: October 2012

Boys Soccer Team 10-0-2

October 18, 2012
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The Chelsea High boys soccer team enjoyed another productive week in a season of productive weeks, defeating two opponents and tying another this past week, to improve their record to a lofty 10-0-2. The Red Devils opened the week last Wednesday by taking the measure of Greater Lawrence, a team that has improved greatly...

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Obituaries 10-18-2012

October 18, 2012
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Norman Alpert Salvatore ‘Sam’ Dellaquilla Frances Sylvia Merlino Gerald Porter Frances Sylvia Merlino Founder and Owner of the “Ultimate Women’s Apparel” Store Frances Sylvia Merlino of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on October 12. She was the founder and owner of the “Ultimate Women’s Apparel” Store originally established in 1969 in Revere then later...

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Officials Gather to Mark Start of Washington Park Project

October 11, 2012
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Officials Gather to Mark Start of Washington Park Project

State and local officials gathered at Washington Park in Prattville to mark the start of the $700,000 renovation project there.  That project, funded through a State PARC grant and local appropriation, will introduce active recreational equipment, additional seating and gathering areas throughout the park, a trellis, additional tree plantings, new walking paths, retaining wall...

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Florence Center for Living a Hub for MS/ALS Care, Fundraising

October 11, 2012
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Florence Center for Living a Hub for MS/ALS Care, Fundraising

One doesn’t have to venture very far into the Leonard Florence Center for Living to see that it is a top-notch elder care facility, but venturing just a bit further into the facility reveals that it is also one of the most innovative care facilities for those with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Amyotrophic Lateral...

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Excel Academy Opens New Facility with Ribbon Cutting

October 11, 2012
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Excel Academy Opens New Facility with Ribbon Cutting

Administrators from Excel Academy, the state’s top charter school that serves students from Chelsea and East Boston, joined elected officials, last Wednesday to cut the ribbon on Excel’s new facility on Moore Street in East Boston. The renovations to the building, which once housed the St. Mary’s Star of the Sea School, were completed...

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Chelsea Police Continue Public Attacks in Contract Bargaining

October 11, 2012
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The two-year-long negotiations between the Chelsea Police Patrol Officers’ Association (CPPOA) and the City’s Administration have been a tale of two very different tactics. To this day, City Manager Jay Ash and his administration have been tight-lipped and have declined to talk about the ongoing negotiations out of a respect for the process and...

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HUD Auditors Complete CHA Oversight Study

October 11, 2012
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Federal Housing and Urban Development auditors studying the Chelsea Housing Authority’s annual independent financial audit, which HUD received recently from the CHA as mandated, have packed up their laptops having completed their visit after a thorough review of financial records. The auditors finished at the CHA on Wednesday. The auditor’s visit was prompted by...

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Bids Finally Go out for New Mill Hill Fire Station

October 11, 2012
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It’s been quite some time since the City committed to demolishing and fully rebuilding a new Fire Station at the Mill Hill (Engine 3) location on Broadway, but this week construction bids finally went out on the project. City Manager Jay Ash said that the logistics of shuffling firefighters strategically around the City while...

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HUD Auditors Searching for Truth

October 11, 2012
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One of the most egregious things to result as a consequence of former Chelsea Housing Authority Executive Director Mike McLaughlin’s outrageous behavior is that we have all come to learn that whatever he was doing, however much he was padding his own salary and hiring others and doing the same, it was never picked...

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Walnut Street Synagogue Celebrates 125th Anniversary

October 11, 2012
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Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Walnut Street Synagogue members, friends, relatives and people from all walks of life will gather for a celebratory breakfast on the occasion of the synagogue’s 125th anniversary. Unbelievably enough, the synagogue remains open, despite the fact that the city it serves, once so heavily Jewish, is hardly Jewish...

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