Monthly Archives: January 2013

Callahan Tunnel Now a Dangerous Ride

January 4, 2013
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Callahan Tunnel Now a Dangerous Ride

If you are from Chelsea or East Boston you already know that the Callahan Tunnel that connects Eastie to rest of the city is not one of the most eye-appealing tunnels. However, two weeks ago the tunnel went from an eyesore to dangerous. A 100-pound wall panel in the tunnel fell off the wall...

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12 from `12: the Top Stories from Chelsea in 2012

January 4, 2013
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A major difference between cities and towns is the level of activity found within their borders.  Generally, cities are the busier, with the hustle and bustle of millions of people making their way to and through, the hum of business engines engaging in commerce and employing people, the arrival of new waves of immigrants...

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City Ends Year with $10.7m in Free Cash

January 4, 2013
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Ever finish balancing a checkbook and become pleasantly surprised to see that there is more money leftover than expected? City Manager Jay Ash again had that experience while balancing the City’s checkbook recently. After all revenues were taken in and provisions to pay all expenses were made, the City ended FY’12 with a $10.7...

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Legendary Public Official Marilyn Portnoy Dies at Age 77

January 4, 2013
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Marilyn Portnoy, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away on December 25. She was 77 years old. Mrs. Portnoy’s son Eric delivered a beautiful, heartfelt eulogy at the funeral service, saying his mother was a generous person who reached out to help many people in her life. The proud son told the story of...

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Working Across City Boundaries a Must in Ongoing Fiscal Crises

January 4, 2013
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Many, many years ago, Chelsea and Revere were one in the same. There were no boundaries along the Parkway or Chelsea Creek that separated the communities. When the communities were based on agriculture in the early days, there are stories in the history books of Chelsea farmers and Revere farmers banding together in tough...

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Red Devils Drop Close Contest to Masco, 39-38

January 4, 2013
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team still may be searching for its first win of the season, but the Red Devils came ever-so-close to posting a “W” before falling short by a 39-38 margin to Masconomet in the consolation game of the Beverly Holiday Tournament last week. “We played our worst game of the...

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Obituaries 01-03-2013

January 4, 2013
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Jan McGinn Daughter of late Chelsea Soldiers Home Commandant Jan (Quigley) McGinn of Concord, formerly of Chelsea and Charlestown, died on, December 30. She was the daughter of the late Commandant of the Chelsea Soldiers Home, John L. Quigley and his wife, Jean; wife of Paul O. McGinn; mother of Matthew R. and Benjamin...

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