Monthly Archives: December 2012

Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Planning $16 Million Renovation of Flagship Home

December 20, 2012
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Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Planning  $16 Million Renovation of Flagship Home

When the founder of Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home (CJNH), Lena Goldberg, started out in 1919, she simply took a multi-family building in Chelsea and made it a welcoming home for aging Jewish immigrants. Through the years, they moved from that small home and the organization’s flagship home – now tucked tightly onto a hill...

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School Safety Procedures in the Spotlight After Newtown Massacre

December 20, 2012
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After the unspeakable events that transpired last Friday morning in Newtown, CT, the country was sent into a state of despair. Yet, at the same time, local leaders and parents of school-aged children across the country also focused in on what could be done to prevent such a tragedy in their own communities –...

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Council, School Committee Pay Increase Hits a Wall

December 20, 2012
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The movement to increase pay for City Councillors and School Committee members has been put in neutral as no formal proposal came before the Council at the body’s last meeting of the year on Monday. In October, elected officials convened a study group to review pay for the two boards. Currently, City Councillors make...

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Tragedy in Newtown: A Similar Situation Almost Happened Here

December 20, 2012
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Friday’s massacre of 26 kindergarten students and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut, was shocking to every American. But it was not surprising. Mass murders of innocent American citizens, young and old alike, have become routine in the United States. There is not one place where Americans gather, whether they be churches, schools, shopping malls, public...

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Merry Christmas to All: Time to Think About Those Less Fortunate

December 20, 2012
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Another holiday season is here and, as you are reading this, it almost will be over. All of the preparations and plans we’ve made in anticipation of the seasonal events soon will come to fruition and will become just another memory in our photo albums and DVD files. Most of us will mark the...

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Police Briefs 12-20-2012

December 20, 2012
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Monday, December 10 Guillermo Gomez, 47, of 91 Chester Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon. Tuesday, December 11 Bryan Cardeas-Sorto, 19, of 259 Chestnut Street, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery and resisting arrest. Wednesday, December 12 Antonio M. Rivera, 21, of 2 Putnam Street, East Boston, was arrested...

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Red Devils Play Well, but Drop Two Contests

December 20, 2012
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team put forth a valiant effort, but came up on the short end of a 63-58 decision to Greater Lawrence Monday at the CHS gymnasium. The Red Devils were ahead by two points at the end of three periods, but Greater Lawrence went on a short run at the...

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Obituaries 12-20-2012

December 20, 2012
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Mary Louise Braman Telephone Operator, Military Wife, Hospice Volunteer and Dog Fancier Mary Louise (Carolan) Braman passed away after a brief illness on December 15 at the Oxford House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Haverhill where she had been receiving supportive care for the past several years. She was 77 years old. Born in...

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Unsung Heroes Gala

December 13, 2012
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Unsung Heroes Gala

City Manager Jay Ash was a recipient of an Unsung Hero Award at the Chelsea Collaborative 24th Annual Holiday Gala held Dec. 7 at the Holiday Inn, Somerville. Making the presentation are Board President Rosie Medina and Executive Director Gladys Vega. For more photos of the gala,

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Chelsea Winter Fest This Saturday; Will Feature Winter Fest Express Train Ride

December 13, 2012
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Chelsea Winter Fest This Saturday; Will Feature Winter Fest Express Train Ride

Unseasonable weather may make it feel nothing like winter this Saturday, but organizers of Chelsea Winter Fest are not complaining. “The weather will match the spirit at Chelsea Winter Fest: warm,” predicted City Manager Jay Ash, the lead organizer of the second year event.  “Our day is shaping up to be a good, old...

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