Monthly Archives: November 2013

Campaign to End Violence Against Women

November 27, 2013
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Campaign to End Violence Against Women

The Zonta Club of Chelsea received a resolution from the Chelsea City Council in recognition of its campaign to end violence against women. Zonta members, led by president George Green (second row, fourth from right), joined City Councillors, including President Dan Cortell (far right) and resolution sponsor Leo Robinson (far left) at the presentation...

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It Is on the Calendar: Thanksgivukkah Brings Together Two Holidays for One Night Only

November 27, 2013
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It Is on the Calendar: Thanksgivukkah Brings Together Two Holidays for One Night Only

Roasted Turkey, Challah bread, Latkes (potato pancakes) with a side of cranberry-applesauce don’t often converge on the fourth Thursday in November, but Hanukkah and Thanksgiving don’t often coincide either – and, in fact, after this Thursday, they won’t coincide again for 79,043 years. So, basically, it’s a one-time shot and many Jewish residents are...

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King of the Ring: Former Heavyweight Champ John Ruiz Is Now an Official MMA Fight Promoter

November 27, 2013
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King of the Ring:  Former Heavyweight Champ John Ruiz Is Now an Official MMA Fight Promoter

John Ruiz is back in the business of boxing in a big way. The Chelsea boy who became the first Latino to win the heavyweight champion of the world is now an official promoter of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fights and president of the American Fighting Organization (AFO) that will hold boxing shows throughout...

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Rodriguez Accepts Boston Children’s Chorus Award from First Lady

November 27, 2013
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Rodriguez Accepts Boston Children’s Chorus Award from First Lady

When Amber Rodriguez – a senior at Chelsea High School (CHS) – walked onto the stage last Friday to accept a National Arts and Humanities Youth Award from First Lady Michelle Obama, it was the second time she’d seen the First Lady up close. However, in a way, the two situations were related in...

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Sheriff Tompkins Visits Mobilizing for Change Coalition

November 27, 2013
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Sheriff Tompkins Visits Mobilizing for Change Coalition

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently visited the Mobilizing for Change Coalition in Chelsea to speak about addiction recovery services and programming offered by the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department. Along with members of the Coalition, which included Chelsea City Councilor Leo Robinson, officers from the Chelsea Police Department, representatives of Mass General Hospital...

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Recupero Calls for Public Safety Hires to Live in Chelsea

November 27, 2013
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A motion will likely go before the City Council on Dec. 2 calling for newly hired public safety and 9-1-1 personnel to be required to live in Chelsea for a minimum of five years. Councillor Giovanni Recupero filed the order this week and said it is a continuation of a battle he tried to...

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Let’s Go Chelsea, Beat Matignon

November 27, 2013
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Football will be the main dish on the menu for Thanksgiving morning when Coach Mike Stellato and his Chelsea High football team take to the gridiron for a 10:00 kickoff at Dilboy Field in Somerville against Matignon High School. The Red Devils have had a successful season, compiling a 5-5 record which qualified them...

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Give Thanks for Thanksgiving: Our Uniquely American Holiday

November 27, 2013
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Although a Harris poll a few years back revealed that Christmas is the favorite holiday of the year among all age groups of Americans, we think that Thanksgiving, our uniquely American holiday, has much more to recommend it than does Christmas. Thanksgiving is a day of no pressure on any of us to do, or...

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Remember Those in Need: There Are Many Ways to Help Those Less Fortunate

November 27, 2013
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Although the economists tell us that the recovery from the Great Recession is still a slow one, the bottom line is that for most Americans, things are going well and getting better compared to a few years ago But for too many of our fellow citizens, life still is tough and getting tougher thanks...

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Red Devils to Meet Matignon on Thanksgiving

November 27, 2013
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The Chelsea High football team will seek to conclude its 2013 campaign on a positive note and achieve a winning season when they travel to Dilboy Field in Somerville on Thanksgiving Day for a 10:00 a.m. encounter with Matignon. The Red Devils are 5-5 coming into the  contest, while Matignon, which plays in the...

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