Monthly Archives: January 2013

Chelsea Receives PARC Grant for New Park on Bloomingdale Street

January 24, 2013
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Chelsea Receives PARC Grant for New Park on Bloomingdale Street

When State Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan delivered news that Chelsea’s application for a state grant to construct another new local park was approved, the city’s legislative delegation to Beacon Hill cheered. “I’m so excited for our community and especially this neighborhood,” said Rep. Gene O’Flaherty, in reference to the $400,000 State...

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Public Safety Secretary Urges Education and Kindness in MLK Speech

January 24, 2013
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Public Safety Secretary Urges Education and Kindness in MLK Speech

In what was probably her last public appearance as Suffolk County Sheriff, new state Public Safety Secretary Andrea Cabral gave the keynote address at the Chelsea Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast – focusing her remarks primarily for the young people in the Revere and Chelsea area. “Growing up, Dr. King and Malcolm X were...

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MLK Celebration: Chelsea Style Chelsea Community and Peoples AME Welcome Hundreds to Monday’s Event

January 24, 2013
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MLK Celebration: Chelsea Style  Chelsea Community and Peoples AME Welcome Hundreds to Monday’s Event

On Monday, Jan. 21, hundreds of Chelsea residents gathered at Chelsea High School (CHS) for the Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Breakfast. This year’s celebration had a catchy theme, “Reaching our Dream, A Community of Unity.” This annual event was once again sponsored by the Community of Chelsea and People’s AME Church.  From...

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CHA Officials Contest HUD Letter Indicate They Were Serious and Cooperative

January 24, 2013
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One week after letters surfaced from the regional Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office detailing an indifferent attitude from the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) about helping with a review of the Capital Fund, local administrators at CHA say they dispute the letters and were “extremely surprised” upon receiving them early this year. Executive Director...

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‘Super Lawyer’ digs Chelsea, Admiral’s Hill Home

January 24, 2013
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When one enters the office of Hunter Baker, based upon the degrees hanging on the wall, one might not be sure if they’ve come for a doctors visit, a legal consultation or a colorful chemistry experiment. Despite extensive training in chemistry and medical school, the cross-trained attorney and long-time Chelsea resident has now pretty...

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Thank You: Rev.Sandra Whitley

January 24, 2013
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We thank and congratulate the Rev. Sandra Whitley, pastor of the People’s A.M.E. Church, on organizing and leading the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Breakfast that was held Monday at Chelsea High School. Every year the Rev. Whitley steps up and coordinates this important and dignified tribute to Dr. King, one of the...

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Red Devils Top Mystic Valley, 49-44

January 24, 2013
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The Chelsea High basketball team claimed its fourth win in its past five outings with a 49-44 triumph over Commonwealth Athletic Conference rival Mystic Valley Friday. Although the Red Devils led all the way, they were unable to shake the scrappy Mystic Valley crew. Chelsea built a lead as large as 11 points in...

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Obituaries 01-24-2013

January 24, 2013
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Ruth Gretsky Of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston Ruth Gretsky passed away at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on January 20 after a short illness. She was 91 years old. Born in East Boston to the late Morris Gretsky and Bessie (Philips), she was educated in the East Boston Schools and graduated from East...

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Persistent Flu Bug Has Hit Residents Hard, Makes for More Work for Local ERs

January 17, 2013
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Persistent Flu Bug Has Hit Residents Hard, Makes for More Work for Local ERs

Welcoming in 2013 for a good many people in the area has come with a cough, a sneeze and a wheeze. An active and early flu season hit large segments of the population starting in mid-December, and that sickness seemed to amplify to a greater degree after the new year – stockpiling emergency rooms,...

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Chelsea Police Get Back to Traditional Car Colors

January 17, 2013
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Chelsea Police Get Back to Traditional Car Colors

Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes was driving down Broadway last year when he saw what appeared to be a Chelsea Police cruiser coming in his direction. He gave a beep of the horn, and waved, but it turned out not to be a police cruiser, but actually an old police cruiser that was now...

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