Monthly Archives: January 2014

Beautiful Silouette of the Mystic Tobin Bridge

January 30, 2014
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Beautiful Silouette of the Mystic Tobin Bridge

Dusk last Friday evening saw a beautiful silouette of the Mystic Tobin Bridge and the cranes unloading and dumping salt on the Eastern Minerals salt pile – an operation that is going full out right now with the cold weather, icy roads and snowy conditions. The picture was taken from a vantage point on...

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District 2 Race Heating up, Kick-offs Coming next Week

January 30, 2014
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District 2 Race Heating up, Kick-offs Coming next Week

Three Democratic candidates have been confirmed to have made the March 4 ballot in the 2nd Suffolk state rep race, with kick-offs and endorsements already on the way in the short race. First off, former City Councillor Roy Avellaneda announced that he made the ballot and will kick off his campaign this coming Monday,...

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Chelsea’s Taylor Ready to Surprise as Republican in 16th

January 30, 2014
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Chelsea’s Taylor Ready to Surprise as Republican in 16th

If there are any surprises lurking in the 16th Suffolk state representative race, then Chelsea’s Todd Taylor is ready to claim them and take on the role of spoiler. Taylor, 46, has lived in Chelsea for the last 14 years, and makes his home on Nichols Street with his wife, Regina, and two young...

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Robinson Calls for Look at Residency Ordinance for New Police Hires

January 30, 2014
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For the past several years, a small group of councillors has tried to push the City to begin hiring only Chelsea residents, and it’s met mixed reviews on the Council, but now veteran City Councillor Leo Robinson believes the time is right for a closer look at instituting a residency ordinance in the City....

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Council Unanimously Approves Casino Compact

January 30, 2014
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The City Council unanimously endorsed a resolution authorizing City Manager Jay Ash to enter into a $2.5 million a year mitigation Surrounding Community Agreement (SCA) with Mohegan Sun at its meeting on Monday night. Manager Ash and City Council President Matt Frank negotiated the agreement to address public safety and other potential concerns raised...

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Crime Plan Embraced by Some Councillors, but Not All

January 30, 2014
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The Chelsea City Council and City Manager Jay Ash are in the midst of hotly debating an omnibus 10-point crime plan unveiled late last year and now getting an airing on the floor of the City Council. Last Tuesday, Jan. 21, the Council spend hours talking about the plan, and addressed it once again...

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Congratulations, Roca and CEO Molly Baldwin on the Launch of Pay for Success (PFS) Initiative

January 30, 2014
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It was a most impressive event Wednesday as Governor Deval Patrick came to Roca headquarters in Chelsea to announce the launch of the Pay for Success (PFS) initiative, which will help at-risk young men in the probation system and leaving the juvenile justice system. It was so heartwarming to hear the success stories that...

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Red Devils Split, Now Stand at 6-6

January 30, 2014
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The Chelsea High basketball team split its two contests this past week to maintain its record for the season at a .500 pace, 6-6. The Red Devils earned a 59-51 victory at Lynn Tech Monday in a contest that was not as close as the final score might indicate. Chelsea held a commanding 35-17 lead at...

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Obituaries 01-30-2014

January 30, 2014
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Timothy (Antle) Geary Of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea Timothy M. (Antle) Geary of Londonderry, New Hampshire formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on January 26 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 56 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was a former member of the Carpenters Union Local # 218. He was the...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

January 22, 2014
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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

A large contingent of the Chelsea Girl Scouts were on hand Monday morning at the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration to lead the crowd in the ‘Pledge of Allegiance.’ Here, one young Girl Scout, recites the Pledge carefully while standing in front of the American flag with event coordinator Rev. Sandra Whitley looking on...

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