Monthly Archives: January 2014

Chelsea City Council/School Committee Swearing-in Ceremony

January 9, 2014
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Chelsea City Council/School Committee Swearing-in Ceremony

State dignitaries, town officials, and members of the community attended the Jan. 6 City Council/School Committee Swearing-In Ceremony at City Hall to celebrate the successes of the city. City Council President Matt Frank stood at the podium graciously, becoming accustomed to holding a gavel. “The City Council, as a body of politicians, will surely...

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New Council President Has Seen Best and Worst of Chelsea

January 9, 2014
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New Council President Has Seen Best and Worst of Chelsea

When new Council President Matt Frank was growing up in the Mill Hill area of Chelsea, it wasn’t during the often-discussed “glory days.” Broadway wasn’t a thriving business district, and the neighborhoods weren’t bustling, there wasn’t a half dozen cozy Kosher delis and there weren’t three movie houses or a dozen financially-sound banks. There...

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Woman Dies in Accident on Meridian St. Bridge

January 9, 2014
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Woman Dies in Accident on Meridian St. Bridge

East Boston residents are rallying around the woman killed New Year’s Eve day during a tragic accident on the Meridian Street Bridge. Aura Garcia was crushed to death when she tried to make her way across the bridge on foot from Eastie to Chelsea. The bridge operator, Louis Alfieri Jr., was in the process...

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A Sole Endeavor: Brisson Launches Reflexology Practice in Chelsea

January 9, 2014
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A Sole Endeavor: Brisson Launches Reflexology Practice in Chelsea

Shannon Brisson is standing tall as the only certified reflexologist in the city. Last June Brisson became the owner and practitioner of Sole Endeavor Reflexology, a private practice with focus on the feet located at a cozy space inside Admiral’s Hill Office Suites, 285 Commandant’s Way. Brisson defines Reflexology as “a gentle, relaxing bodywork...

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Lucrative Offer: Mohegan Agreement with Chelsea Looks to Deliver at Least $2.5 Million a Year

January 9, 2014
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A tentative surrounding community agreement (SCA) for Chelsea with Mohegan Sun casino would deliver at least $2.5 million annually to the City and reserve 5 percent of the permanent jobs for Chelsea residents, according to documents filed with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC). While Chelsea officials have not made the agreement public, and there...

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Six Candidates Emerge after Shocking News of O’Flaherty’s Decision to Leave

January 9, 2014
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After several weeks of strong rumors about popular State Rep. Gene O’Flaherty leaving office, the City was shocked when the rumors actually came to bear Monday afternoon when O’Flaherty’s office confirmed that he will vacate the seat. Though not confirmed, O’Flaherty will be taking the position of corporate counsel for new Boston Mayor Marty...

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Reinstein to Resign House Seat

January 9, 2014
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State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein officially resigned suddenly from her state representative seat on Thursday morning – a somewhat surprising turn of events that has her taking a job with Jamaica Plain’s Boston Beer Company, brewers of the Sam Adams beers. She will resign the seat as of Jan. 17, and will assume the position...

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Chelsea Names Mentioned in Upcoming Race for Reinstein’s Former Seat

January 9, 2014
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The news late last week of an open state representative seat once occupied by Kathi-Anne Reinstein quickly turned into a who’s in and who’s out discussion – as many local pols in Revere and Chelsea continue to weigh their options in regards to making a Beacon Hill run. The news of Reinstein’s departure didn’t...

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Good Luck, Gene

January 9, 2014
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Chelsea has always been fortunate to have some great Representatives in the General Court of Massachusetts.  For more than 20 years until 1996, Chelsea voters had Richie Voke representing them at the House Chamber.  Richie was a master of bringing home the grants for Chelsea. But as in life, Richie decided not to seek...

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Red Devils Top Shawsheen, 53-42

January 9, 2014
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team improved to 2-0 in the Large Division of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference with a big 53-42 victory over Shawsheen Tech Tuesday evening at the CHS gym. After trailing 12-9 at the end of the first period, the Red Devils asserted control of the contest in the middle quarters,...

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