Monthly Archives: April 2013

Chelsea Citywide Study Art Show Opening Reception

April 12, 2013
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Chelsea Citywide Study Art Show Opening Reception

Paula Marino of the Kelly School poses for a photo with her mother, Helen Espinoza, and her principal, Tim Howard.

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Ticket Troubles; Councillors Fed Up with Getting Tickets While at Meetings, on City Business

April 12, 2013
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Ticket Troubles; Councillors  Fed Up with Getting Tickets While at Meetings, on City Business

For several City Councillors, finding those little, orange $25 parking tickets on their windshields after a Council meeting has become a rite of passage. Few councillors have escaped the parking ticket wrath during their tenure, and it pretty much has become a given that councillors who frequent City Hall meetings will come away with...

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Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award

April 12, 2013
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Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award

Jerry Shafir, founder and president of Kettle Cuisine, was the recipient of the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award. Making the presentation of a Chelsea Clock was Joanne Tarason, a member of the executive committee.

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Browne Step Team Steps Up Their Game

April 12, 2013
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Browne Step Team Steps Up Their Game

Step by step, the Browne Middle School Step Dance team will make their way to Providence College this coming Saturday, April 13th, to perform in front of several thousand students as part of the College’s Diversity Festival. Teacher Asha Chana and five students from the school have been honing their skills since last December...

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Miffed CHA Tenants Will Meet with US Attorney Ortiz

April 12, 2013
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Outraged Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) tenants and organizers will meet with U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz today, April 11th, to discuss the plea deal and sentencing of former, disgraced CHA Director Michael McLaughlin. Attorney Jay Rose – who has assisted residents in organizing a tenant-driven protest of McLaughlin’s plea deal – said the informal group...

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Fire Union Calls for Contract Approval Now

April 12, 2013
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Fire Union officials this week are calling on the City and the City Council to respect the collective bargaining process and approve their contract. Last week, the Council narrowly voted to keep the contract on the table in hopes that the Union would agree to go back to the table with City Manager Jay...

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We Will Miss Judge Diana Maldonando

April 12, 2013
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On the television at any given time in the afternoon, one can see cases being tried and adjudicated with no nonsense.  Sometimes, in a particular case, the television judge just lays the person out and you cheer. Well in Chelsea, we have been fortunate to have had such a judge. Judge Diana Maldonando of...

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Red Devil Baseball Team Earns 12-2 Win

April 12, 2013
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The Chelsea High baseball team posted its first win of the season with a 12-2 triumph over Notre Dame of Lawrence Monday night under the lights at Chelsea Stadium. The Red Devils set the tone for the contest from the outset, pouncing on Notre Dame’s starting pitcher to rack up nine runs in the...

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Obituaries 04-11-2013

April 12, 2013
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Richard Pilcher Served in US Air Force Intelligence Service Richard L. Pilcher of Chelsea passed away suddenly at home. He was 76 years old. Born in Eufaula, Alabama to W.E. and Jerusha (Nobles) Pilcher, he joined the US Air Force in 1955 and served for four years. During that time he was in the...

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Ash Advocates for More Shannon Grant Funding

April 5, 2013
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Ash Advocates for More Shannon Grant Funding

Since 2006, the Shannon Community Safety Initiative has been providing communities in Massachusetts with funding to combat youth violence, gangs and substance abuse, typically through a regional and multi-disciplinary approach.  As Shannon supporters from around the state gathered at the State House last week to lobby for funding for its continuance, helping to lead...

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