Monthly Archives: May 2014

Chelsea Observes Memorial Day 2014

May 28, 2014
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Chelsea Observes Memorial Day 2014

The Chelsea Girl Scout Parade and Memorial Day Exercises were a fitting and well-attended tribute for the third year in a row as the local Girl Scouts have found a way to invigorate the time before the official exercises and increase local participation in the exercises. Pictured is World War II veteran Charlie Lanzillo, who...

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Mary Burke, a Unique Chelsea Veteran

May 28, 2014
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Mary Burke, a Unique Chelsea Veteran

At the top of the steps in Chelsea City Hall, one will find a series of portraits covering the wall just adjacent to the Council Chambers. They are the faces of soldiers from Chelsea during World War I that gave their lives “over there.” But amongst the heroic men placed on that wall, there...

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The Man Behind the Marquee: Bill Hanney Is Ready for NSMT’s 59th Season

May 28, 2014
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The Man Behind the Marquee: Bill Hanney Is Ready for NSMT’s 59th Season

Bill Hanney would never call himself a hero but to musical theater fans in this region, he’s the man. It was Bill Hanney who saved the venerable North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly from extinction. If not for the dynamic leadership and vision of Hanney, NSMT would likely be home to a major chain...

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Chelsea Firefighters Rescue DPW Worker Trapped in Bobcat

May 28, 2014
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Chelsea Firefighters Rescue DPW Worker Trapped in Bobcat

Firefighters rescued a DPW worker that became trapped in a piece of City construction equipment on Orange Street last Thursday, May 22, when the equipment compressed inward – crushing the man at the waist and causing him extreme pain. Around 10:46 a.m., Engine 2 and Tower 1 were dispatched to Orange Street for the...

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Chelsea Cub Scout Pack 109 News

May 28, 2014
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Chelsea Cub Scout Pack 109 News

Chelsea Cub Scout Pack 109 visited the Chelsea Fire Department’s Sagamore Fire House on Thursday May 6. Our thanks to Lt. Peters and his crew for such a warm welcome to the boys and for showing them what our brave firemen do on a daily basis.

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Retirement Board Decision on McLaughlin Gets Hearing

May 28, 2014
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Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) officials fully expect a reversal of the Chelsea Retirement Board’s decision from last month not to confiscate former CHA Director Michael McLaughlin’s personal pension contributions. “We’re very pleased that the state Board is going to look at the decision of the Chelsea Retirement Board,” said CHA Board Chair Tom Standish....

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Key McLaughlin Figure Gets Retirement Refund

May 28, 2014
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James McNichols could be considered by many to be former CHA Director Michael McLaughlin’s chief henchman in most of his schemes during the 10-year tenure, but McNichols turned on McLaughlin after the house of cards came tumbling down – eventually being the key witness last summer whose testimony ensured McLaughlin would get more time...

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A Common-sense Approach to Gun Control

May 28, 2014
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The gun control bill announced this week by House Speaker Robert DeLeo represents one of the most (indeed in our view, THE most) comprehensive efforts in our nation to bring about sensible gun control legislation that both improves public safety while also safeguarding the rights of law-abiding citizens to purchase guns as enunciated in...

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Maldonado Wins CAC Javelin Championship and Is Named CAC MVP

May 28, 2014
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The Chelsea High boys track and field team competed in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference Meet Saturday at Greater Lowell. The Red Devils finished in fourth place among the nine teams at the meet, finishing behind Greater Lowell, Whittier and Gr. Lawrence. “We had very close dual meets with Whittier and Gr. Lawrence and unfortunately...

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Obituaries 05-29-2014

May 28, 2014
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Helen Rose Mulkern N.E. Tel & Tel Retiree and Whidden Hospital volunteer Helen Rose Mulkern passed away Friday morning, May 23 at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea. She was 97 years old. Born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late John and Mary (White) Mulkern, Helen attended school in Chelsea and...

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