Monthly Archives: March 2013

Tenants at CHA Up in Arms over McLaughlin Plea Agreement

March 22, 2013
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A very, very powerful movement of Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) tenants has begun to organize over the past several weeks aimed at the outrages that are coming to light about former Executive Director Michael McLaughlin – and the breaking point in the explosion of the movement has apparently been what is seen by most...

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Ethanol Study Makes Recommendations

March 22, 2013
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After the state’s Ethanol Transportation Study was unveiled Monday night in Chelsea, one thing was quite apparent:  there’s not much that can be done to stop anything coming through on the railroads. What can be done is pretty straightforward and limited. Certainly, one thing that can be had is a robust public discussion –...

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Briefs

March 22, 2013
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WIRETAPS DISCUSSED WITH CHIEFS Area police chiefs were at the State House recently to discuss critical legislative matters important to the law enforcement community.  Pictured at one such meeting is (l to r) Senator Sal DiDomenico, Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes, Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie and Rep. Gene O’Flaherty. Chiefs Mazzie and Kyes...

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A Really Valuable Community Resource

March 22, 2013
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The local art scene has really come to life in recent years.  Longtime residents can remember that the only local live theater one could get was either a school play or watching at that time the old Board of Aldermen in action on cable television. Today that has changed.  We actually have a legitimate...

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Clark Avenue Middle School Students Visit the United Nations

March 22, 2013
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Seven Clark Avenue Middle School students, members of the school’s International Relations Club (IRC) visited the United Nations in a day trip to New York City on Friday, March 1st.  Grade 7 teachers and chaperones Bryan Sheckman and Stephanie Haffa accompanied the students.  The group toured the UN, visiting the chambers of the Security...

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Chelsea Collaborative Visits DC

March 22, 2013
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Fifteen members and staff of the Chelsea Collaborative participated in the First National Senate Hearings on Immigration Reform in Washington, DC, this February. “It was amazing,” says Yessenia Alfaro, Director of Organizing, Social and Economics Department. “It was exciting because we met with congressmen, the Chief of Staff, and Senator Elizabeth Warren.” At American...

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Chelsea Pride Joins Northeast Junior High Football League

March 22, 2013
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The Chelsea Pride Youth Football and Cheerleading organization has a new home. The Chelsea teams have joined the Northeast Junior High Football League which has been in existence for more than 30 years. The league is made up of teams from southern New Hampshire (Bedford, Derry, Londonderry, Manchester, Merrimack, Souhegan, Sanborn and Timberlane) and...

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Obituaries 03-21-2013

March 22, 2013
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Marguerite ‘Rita’ Rich Belgian War Bride Marguerite J. “Rita” (Toussaint) Rich, a longtime Chelsea resident, passed away on March 16 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital following a brief illness. She was 90 years old. Born and raised in Belgium, the daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Collard) Toussaint), she attended school while living in...

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Council Looking for ‘Better Deal’ in Sending Fire Union Contract Back for Discussion

March 21, 2013
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In a move by the City Council seen as strongly pro-taxpayer, a resolution was approved at Monday night’s meeting to have the Firefighter’s Union sit back down with the City and work on a new contract. The Council has discussed the Superior Police Officers contract and the Fire Contract recently in committee meetings, and...

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Local Parishes Mirror Excitement Felt Around the World over Pope’s Election

March 21, 2013
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Parishes across Chelsea and Revere are seemingly giving a big thumbs up to last week’s Vatican vote to elevate Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the position of Pope Francis. They like that he’s an Italian immigrant. They like that he’s from the Americas. They like that he speaks Spanish. And they like the fact...

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