Monthly Archives: July 2013

February in Florida Seemed to Be Tradition for McLaughlin: Hud Looks into Expenses Racked Up by McLaughlin, CHA Employees

July 26, 2013
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Apparently, like duck hunting season or deer hunting season, the public housing conference season appears to always happen during Chelsea’s coldest months – and the location for those getaways is almost exclusively Florida. That according to expense payments from the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) regarding several public housing programs that the federal Housing and...

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Toll Changes for Tobin: Tunnels Proposed Quietly by State Dot

July 26, 2013
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In a 53-page document filed quietly last week with environmental regulators and made public Tuesday, sweeping changes are detailed in the state’s highway tolling infrastructure and policies – including a program to charge tolls on the Tobin Bridge for northbound and southbound traffic. The document – published in the insider-only ‘Environmental Monitor’ – details...

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New Hotels Clear First Hurdle

July 26, 2013
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The Planning Board this past week gave a go ahead for the development of two new hotels in Chelsea.  Although action is still required by the Zoning and Economic Development Boards, City Manager Jay Ash remains quite optimistic that construction will begin as early as the fall on the combined $40 million investment being...

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Movie Set on Everett Avenue Provides Excitement, Helps Businesses

July 26, 2013
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During the 80 or more years that Chelsea Floor Coverings has been on the corner of Everett Avenue and Chestnut Street, they’ve amassed a list of clients that is quite impressive. From hotels to hospitals to universities to regular Chelsea homeowners, they pretty much have serviced everyone. At least that’s what they thought until...

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Thank You, Herbie and the Chs Grand Reunion Committee

July 26, 2013
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They began their challenging task months ago of trying to contact former Chelsea students for another Chelsea Grand Reunion. The hope was this event would attract a good crowd of maybe 300-500 people. But those who made that forecast don’t know Herbie Kupersmith, who among his many talents has come to be an event...

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Police Briefs 07-25-2013

July 26, 2013
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July 15 Simon Solis, 36, of 10 W. Baltimore, Lynn, was arrested for driving under the influence, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, assault and battery and stolen motor vehicle. Elder Portillo, 19, of 100 Washington Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for straight warrant felony. Karen Ortiz-Montez, 18, of...

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Obituaries 07-25-2013

July 26, 2013
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Santos Martinez Of Chelsea, Formerly of Puerto Rico Santos Martinez of Chelsea, formerly of Aibonito, Puerto Rico, passed away peacefully on July 21 surrounded by his loving and caring family. He was 92 years old. Born and raised in Ceyay, Puerto Rico, he resided there until coming to Chelsea 11 years ago, He was...

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Grand Reunion

July 18, 2013
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Grand Reunion

The Chelsea Grand Reunion Committee, led by Chairman Herbie Kupersmith (seated center, front row), has been busy planning the gala celebration that will be held on July 27. The committee is pictured Monday inside the Saul Nechtem Gymnasium at Chelsea High School where the reunion will be held.

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MassDOT Encouraging Motorists to Sign Up for E-Z Pass

July 18, 2013
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MassDOT Encouraging Motorists to Sign Up for E-Z Pass

While the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced plans are underway for the implementation of All Electronic Tolling (AET) on the Tobin Bridge, MassDOT’s mobile E-Z Pass van was out in Chelsea encouraging motorists to sign up for the program. The van was outside Market Basket last Friday. The mobile van offers potential customers...

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Patrick Does Not Sign Petruccelli Amendment to Block Ethanol Trains

July 18, 2013
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Last Friday Governor Deval Patrick sent the amendment to the state’s Chapter 91 law back to legislators for further changes and made his own recommendations to the law. Senators Anthony Petruccelli, Sal DiDomenico and Patricia Jehlen’s amendment was aimed at blocking Global Oil’s proposal to bring 1.8 million gallons of ethanol by train twice...

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