Monthly Archives: November 2012

Chelsea Residents Join Neighboring Communities Opposing Ethanol Trians

November 21, 2012
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A coalition of activists from Chelsea, Revere, East Boston and Everett joined together last week to ask state officials to join the communities in opposing ethanol trains from coming into the area. The Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) went to Boston to hand deliver more than 850 postcards to Massachusetts Department of Transportation to...

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Turkey Day Dinner Cost Increases Only Slightly This Year After Big Jump in 2011

November 21, 2012
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The cost of the typical Thanksgiving dinner this year is nearly unchanged after eight years of increases, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) – which has conducted the annual Thanksgiving dinner cost index survey since 1986. This year’s increase of about 1 percent comes as good news after a monstrous 13 percent...

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A Troubling Trend of Class Warfare

November 21, 2012
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Robin Hood only exists in storybooks, and personally, that’s where I think he should stay. That’s because he’s a story – a fantasy based on emotion and myth. But, unfortunately, there are more and more American leaders who have resurrected that story and successfully sold it to the American public as a realistic path...

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Thanksgiving 2012

November 21, 2012
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This Thanksgiving, as we pause to reflect, there are mixed signs of where we as a nation are headed.  First for the good news: The presidential election showed more minorities participated in the voting process. The home mortgage crisis that triggered the real estate freefall of price values has seen stabilization and housing starts...

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Red Devils Host Matignon on Turkey Day

November 21, 2012
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The Chelsea High football team will host Matignon Thanksgiving Day at Chelsea Stadium. Thanksgiving Day football always is special for high school players and fans alike and that certainly will be the case when the Red Devils take to the CHS gridiron Thursday morning. Although the Red Devils have just one win to their...

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Obituaries 11-21-2012

November 21, 2012
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William Burke Of Chelsea William J. Burke of Chelsea died on November 17. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Rita A. (Watson) Burke; devoted father of Michael Burke of Medford, Pattie Lepore and her late husband, Christopher, Karen Burke and Maureen Burke, all of...

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Soldiers Home Vets Ceremony Focuses on Sacrifices of Yesterday’s and Today’s Veterans

November 15, 2012
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Soldiers Home Vets Ceremony Focuses on Sacrifices of Yesterday’s and Today’s Veterans

A lively and heartfelt ceremony unfolded at the Chelsea Soldiers Home last Thursday in honor of Veterans Day. Elected officials, including Congressman Michael Capuano, joined the Chelsea High School (CHS) orchestra and Cantare to provide a fitting honor to the vets living at the Soldiers Home and those visiting from Chelsea and surrounding communities....

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Local leaders not so high on medical marijuana ballot question

November 15, 2012
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When faced with the all-out legalization of recreational marijuana use per a ballot question in Colorado, the Colorado governor had one of the most memorable quotes in recent history: “Don’t break out the Cheetos just yet,” he said after the question won overwhelming support in Colorado despite his opposition. The same advice could be...

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Chelsea to See $1.5m from Massworks : Money to Help Make Crescent Commons a Reality

November 15, 2012
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State leaders chose Chelsea as the backdrop last week to announce millions of dollars in grant money for communities to build housing. And though the bad weather thwarted the event, Chelsea still came up smiling with a $1.5 million grant that will be used to fund infrastructure improvements associated with Crescent Court – a...

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The People Have Spoken : Obama, Warren, and Local Democrats Big Winners

November 15, 2012
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Ten years ago this week, Revere voters joined with the rest of the Commonwealth in electing Mitt Romney as our governor, sending him on a trajectory that would take Romney within a whisker (or two) of becoming President of the United States. But a decade later, Revere joined with the rest of Romney’s  home...

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