Monthly Archives: June 2013

Chelsea High School Holds Graduation Sunday

June 6, 2013
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Two-hundred-and-fifty-five students in the Chelsea High School Class of 2013 will participate in commencement ceremonies Sunday at 1 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Constance Beck-Treadway, who will be attending Yale University, will deliver the valedictory address. Lejla Skokic, who will be attending Harvard College, will deliver the salutatory address. CHS Principal Joseph Mullaney praised...

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Council Passes $131.4 Million Budget

June 6, 2013
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The City Budget will increase by 8.8 percent as a result, mostly, of school spending, but strong economic development growth in the City will rule out any need for cost cutting or a Proposition 2 1/2 override vote. The City Council unanimously adopted the $131.4 million budget proposed by City Manager Jay Ash for...

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Back Pay Adds Up Big After Lengthy Contract Dispute

June 6, 2013
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Resolving several outstanding union contracts was a relief for a good many in City government after several years of give and take, but one piece of that resolution wasn’t too refreshing for taxpayers. As part of the union contracts, retroactive pay – or pay increases for the years that have already passed since the...

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Order on 10-mile Rule Strikes Out

June 6, 2013
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The City Council ruled a controversial public safety measure out of order at Monday’s meeting prior to any discussion. An order had been put in last week by several councillors to look into enforcing the 10-mile state law that requires all police, fire and EMS employees to live within 10 miles of their municipal...

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Chelsea Property Owner Indicted for Procurement Fraud

June 6, 2013
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A Chelsea area property owner and real estate broker has been indicted in connection with procurement fraud and falsifying a lead inspection report, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. Nidia Peguero, age 39, of Chelsea, was indicted on Thursday by a Suffolk County Grand Jury on the charges of Procurement Fraud (2 counts)...

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Congratulations, Graduates: The Chelsea High Class of 2013 Has Left Its Mark

June 6, 2013
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A high school graduation is a bittersweet time both for the graduates and their family members. Although it is the most joyous and significant event thus far for the grads in their young lives, it also signifies the end of a period during which they have been dependent upon their parents, teachers, community, and friends for guidance and...

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Chelsea Youth Basketball League Awards Banquet

June 6, 2013
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The Chelsea Youth Basketball League held its awards banquet Sunday at the French Club. The players, coaches, and families enjoyed a buffet dinner that included pizza, chicken wings, roasted pork, meatballs, pasra salad, rice (donated by Don Fritos), salad, and cake for dessert. League president Michelle Lopez served as the master of ceremonies for...

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Obituaries 06-06-2013

June 6, 2013
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Israel Belen Of Chelsea Israel A.  Belen died in Chelsea on June 3. A US Army veteran, he was the beloved husband of Luz (Perez); father of Eloisa Palma and her husband, Juan of Everett and Robert Perez and his wife, Blanca Rosado of Chelsea and grandfather of Arturo and David Martinez. A Funeral...

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