Monthly Archives: October 2013

Vega Honored by NFL for Heritage Month

October 3, 2013
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Vega Honored by NFL for Heritage Month

The Chelsea Collaborative’s Gladys Vega probably isn’t quite the right size for the National Football League (NFL), but she certainly packs just as much punch as the fiercest New England Patriots linebacker when it comes to hard hitting community issues – and recently the Patriots and NFL combined to honor Vega for her efforts....

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Lydia Walata, a Dedicated Public Official and Mother

October 3, 2013
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Lydia Walata, a Dedicated Public Official and Mother

Cathy Walata Surette has a laminated photo on her refrigerator of her mother, Lydia Walata, who is standing with her good friend and long-time School Committee colleague Morris Seigal and chatting with U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy. A lifelong Chelsea resident, Lydia (Belofsky) Walata socialized with people in all walks of life and was admired...

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Workers Awarded $1m Judgment: GBLS Says Money Is for Back Wages Due from Boston Hides and Furs

October 3, 2013
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Workers allege that they were called ‘dogs,’ not employees. They allege that they were harassed when they used the bathroom, told demeaningly to use the toilet at their own ‘casitas.’ They allege that they were refused any time to eat lunch, instead being told by the owners of Boston Hides and Furs on Marginal...

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All-chelsea Awards Ceremony an Impressive Event: Congratulations to the Award Recipients

October 3, 2013
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When City Manager Jay Ash founded the All-Chelsea Community Awards Ceremony in 2003, not even he could have predicted the superb event that it would become and the tremendous level of prestige these awards would hold for the recipients. Or perhaps Jay knew from the beginning that the awards ceremony would grow in stature,...

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City Spends $75,000 for Trash Compactors

October 3, 2013
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As the City continues efforts to keep streets clean and to encourage recycling, the newest tool to do so is about to be unveiled.  Beginning as soon as this week, the Chelsea DPW will begin installing BigBelly solar barrels at eighteen locations. “This is our next step at keeping Chelsea clean and green,” said...

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Police Briefs 10-03-2013

October 3, 2013
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Maritime Commission Revokes Medrano Express License The Chelsea Police Department along with other law enforcement agencies have received numerous complaints over the past several months regarding a local business, Medrano Express, and their unethical, as well as potentially criminal, business operating procedures. This company has taken both money, as well as durable goods, to...

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Chelsea High School Sports Roundup

October 3, 2013
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Red Devils fall to North Shore The Chelsea High football team dropped a 40-15 decision to North Shore Tech Saturday afternoon on a perfect day for football. The contest was not as lopsided as the final score might indicate. After spotting North Shore a 16-0 lead in the opening quarter, the Red Devils drove...

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Obituaries 10-03-2013

October 3, 2013
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Audrey Clarke Retired Function Coordinator Audrey Cecelia (Jewett) Clarke of Chelsea passed away September 29 at the Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea. She was 86 years old. Born in St. John, New Brunswick Canada, she was the daughter of the late Duncan and Celia “Annie” (Bursey) Jewett. She came to the United...

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