Monthly Archives: March 2014

Casino Talk Despite Winthrop’s Complaints, Chelsea Still Sees Mohegan Sun Casino as a Worthy Partner

March 28, 2014
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Casino Talk Despite Winthrop’s Complaints, Chelsea Still Sees Mohegan Sun  Casino as a Worthy Partner

Hundreds of people from all over the region packed into the South Boston Convention Center on Tuesday evening to make their voices heard on the Mohegan Sun casino project in Revere at a public input hearing before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC). While a strong contingent from Winthrop came out to blast the casino...

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Fire Department Participates in Training with the Mass State Police Bomb Squad

March 28, 2014
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Fire Department Participates in Training with the Mass State Police Bomb Squad

The Chelsea Fire Department frequently works very closely with the Massachusetts State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Section, and last week several firefighters were able to train with the specialized unit in order to prepare for an emergency. “We routinely train with the Mass State Police Fire Investigators,” stated Captain Richard Perisie, who is...

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Running for a Good Cause: Saritin Rizzuto Will Compete in Boston Marathon

March 28, 2014
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Running for a Good Cause: Saritin Rizzuto Will Compete in Boston Marathon

Saritin Rizzuto is usually running an event for a good cause. Now she will be running in a big event for a good cause. Rizzuto, the energetic community relations officer for Metro Credit Union headquartered in Chelsea, will be competing in the Boston Marathon on April 21. She has been training with seven-to-ten-mile runs on four weekdays and a 12-16-mile trek on the weekends. Rizzuto is...

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Council Passes Housing Inspection Ordinance

March 28, 2014
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In a contentious issue that concluded with a happy ending, the City Council on Monday night took a huge step in potentially ending the problem of illegal rooming houses and substandard apartments. By a vote of 10-1, the Council approved the ordinance that would require landlords to have a City code enforcement inspection of...

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Police Residency Plan Shot down in Close Vote

March 28, 2014
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City Councillors voted down a plan on Monday night to require newly-hired police officers to live in Chelsea at least five years after starting the job – an issue decided by one vote in a 5-6 decision. Supporters of the plan indicate that it is a very popular initiative among voters, and leading proponent...

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The Public Input Hearing, Mohegan Sun Casino Project

March 28, 2014
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More than 400 people gathered at the South Boston Convention Center on Tuesday, March 25, to attend the public input hearing on the Revere Mohegan Sun casino project in front of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC). Residents from all over Boston, Winthrop, Revere, Chelsea , Everett and the Greater Boston region spoke to the...

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So, This Is Spring?

March 28, 2014
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Although the calendar told us that spring officially arrived last Thursday, Mother Nature, as usual, has decided on her own time frame for when she will allow spring to be sprung. As we are writing this editorial at the beginning of the week, the weatherman is telling us that temperatures will remain below freezing all day for the next two days...

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Spring Cleaning Time

March 28, 2014
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Clean up, clean up, Everybody everywhere Clean, clean up, Everybody do your share. For our readers with children, the above phrases will be recognized as coming from a song by Barney, the Purple Dinosaur.  But they are as apropos as anything else we can think of to remind our readers that springtime also means clean-up time. This is the time...

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Obituaries 03-27-2014

March 28, 2014
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Albert ‘Barry’ Barys Retired Kayem Employee, Long Active at St. Stanislaus Church and at Chelsea PAV Post 13 Albert L. “Barry” Barys of Saugus and a former longtime Chelsea resident passed away unexpectedly Monday evening March 24 while rehabilitating at the Annemark Nursing Home in Revere. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the...

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From New Life to Fighting Flames: Engine 2 Ready to Respond to Anything, Literally

March 19, 2014
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From New Life to Fighting Flames: Engine 2 Ready to Respond to Anything, Literally

When Engine 2 and its three firefighters reported for work on the weekend of March 8, they had no idea what lay in store for them. In fact, Saturday night, March 8, turned out to be one for the books for this engine company that rarely sits down (like its sister company, Engine 3)...

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