Monthly Archives: July 2013

Screeching Halt: Backed into Corner, Global Withdraws Ethanol Train Plan

July 4, 2013
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Screeching Halt: Backed into Corner, Global Withdraws Ethanol Train Plan

Don’t ever count out a community organizer. More than two years ago, Roseann Bongiovanni and several other members of the Chelsea Collaborative heard about a plan by Revere’s Global Petroleum to steer trains through the heart of Chelsea at night, trains that carried the potentially dangerous and explosive material called Ethanol. No one in...

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Curtain Call: Nobrega’s Discount House Will Close After 43 Years

July 4, 2013
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Curtain Call: Nobrega’s Discount House Will Close After 43 Years

When it came to anything made of fabric for the home, there was only one place in Chelsea with a great selection and a fair price. That place was Nobrega’s Discount House, and after 60 years in business (43 in Chelsea) the family-operated store is calling it quits this weekend. Located on the Parkway...

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Pool’s Open

July 4, 2013
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Pool’s Open

Children Playing under the waterfall at the Vietnam Veterans pool on Saturday, June 29 as the pool opened for the season.

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Council At-large Race Could Potentially Be a Battle

July 4, 2013
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The City Election season is in its beginning stages, and already, at least two races are standing out as being potentially very tight. Nomination papers for potential candidates became available on May 1st. Candidates have until Aug. 6th to collect signatures and return their papers, and failing to do so will mean they cannot...

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Marginal Street Corridor Could Be Next Hot Area for Chelsea

July 4, 2013
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The turnaround story of Everett Avenue has been well documented both inside and outside of Chelsea. Now, with that area growing unabated, City Manager Jay Ash said this week that planners would begin to focus on the Marginal Street corridor as the City’s next big boomtown. In the next few weeks, the City plans...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 4, 2013
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Have fun on the holiday, but do it safely for yourself and your loved ones  Back at the turn of the 20th century, editorial writers would implore their readers to make the Fourth of July “safe and sane.” Americans, especially the young men, would use the Fourth as an excuse to go on a...

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Obituaries 07-04-2013

July 4, 2013
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Thomas Joyce Retired Engineer and Computer Technology Pioneer Thomas F. “Tom” Joyce, a longtime resident of Westford, formerly of Chelsea, died June 29 after a brief illness. He was 77 years old. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was the beloved husband of Caroline (Witkowski) Joyce with whom he would have celebrated 56 years...

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