Monthly Archives: January 2014

O’Flaherty Bids Chelsea Official Good-bye

January 22, 2014
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O’Flaherty Bids Chelsea Official Good-bye

State Rep. Gene O’Flaherty has been a fixture at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration – always giving thoughtful comments and reflecting on the changes he has observed in the City and the nation. This year, however, O’Flaherty bid the residents of Chelsea – and the celebration organizers – a heartfelt farewell in...

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First Lady of State Tells Youth Not to Be Afraid to Dream Big

January 22, 2014
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First Lady of State Tells Youth Not to Be Afraid to Dream Big

Sharing intimate details of her life and encouraging Chelsea’s young people to dream big despite sometimes humbling circumstances, Massachusetts First Lady Diane Patrick inspired a large crowd on Monday morning at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration. “We don’t dream about being a drug addict, living in poverty, not going to college...

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Cunningham Will Run as Republican in 2nd District

January 22, 2014
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Cunningham Will Run as Republican in 2nd District

Chelsea City Council Vice President Clifford Cunningham announced this week that he will be throwing his hat in the race for Gene O’Flaherty’s former 2nd Suffolk District seat – but as a Republican. While the Democratic side of the ballot is quite competitive at the moment, so far no other Republicans have surfaced. The...

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The Engine That Could: Chelsea Fire’s Engine 2, One of the Busiest in the Country

January 22, 2014
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The Engine That Could: Chelsea Fire’s Engine 2, One of the Busiest in the Country

Those working on the Chelsea Fire Department’s Engine 2 shouldn’t invest in chairs. The engine gets so many calls and goes on so many runs, that if firefighters manning the apparatus did have chairs, they’d never be used. “I know we do more runs on this engine in one year than a lot of...

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Dan Ryan Announces Candidacy for State Representative

January 22, 2014
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Dan Ryan Announces Candidacy for State Representative

Charlestown community activist Dan Ryan this past weekend announced his candidacy for state representative in the Second Suffolk District, a seat held by Gene O’Flaherty for many years. Ryan said, “It’s an honor to be in a position to run for State Representative, a role that will allow me to build upon my record...

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More Tie-ups Expected on Washington Avenue

January 22, 2014
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Though everyone knows it needs to be done, local officials and public safety planners are bemoaning the disruptions that are likely to occur when the state begins a year-long bridge replacement project on Washington Avenue – effectively cutting the City in two. City Manager Jay Ash said the state Department of Transportation (DOT) has...

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One North of Boston Now Leasing

January 22, 2014
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The long-awaited opening of One North of Boston is now leasing apartments and is on schedule to open this spring. One North of Boston, a joint venture between Gate Residential Properties and TransDel Corp., announced this week that the $50 million residential development project in Chelsea, is ready to lease apartments. “We are excited...

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He Had a Dream: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

January 22, 2014
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Despite the countless number of times that we have heard Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches on TV news shows and specials over the past 50 years (okay, we’re revealing how old we are), we never fail to feel a chill run through us when we listen to his words in that distinctive voice and...

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Fourth Quarter Surge Lifts Red Devils past Mystic Valley

January 22, 2014
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The Chelsea High basketball team outscored Mystic Valley 17-3 in the final period to pull away for a 50-39 triumph Tuesday evening at the CHS gym. The contest had been a frustrating one for the Red Devils through the first three periods. Chelsea had been unable to find its scoring touch and trailed at all...

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Obituaries 01-23-2014

January 22, 2014
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E. Scott Clark Paint Manufacturing Plant Project Manager and Supervisor E. Scott Clark, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away suddenly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on January 17 after being stricken ill in his Chelsea home. He was 45 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the son of Edward and Dolores...

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