Monthly Archives: July 2014

Take Advantage of Our Great Parks This Summer

July 11, 2014
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We remember the great Chelsea Parks director John “Doc” Mahoney and how Chelsea youths will come to our playgrounds on hot summer days and enjoy a full slate of recreational and sports activities. We recall that Mr. Mahoney’s nephew, Tom Mahoney, also had a role in the parks system beyond his incredible effort of...

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Obituaries 07-10-2014

July 11, 2014
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Sheila Ciaramella Chelsea crossing guard, former MacDonalds employee Sheila C. (Ryan) Ciaramella of Chelsea, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away at home on July 5 surrounded by her loving family after a short but courageous battle with cancer. She was 73 years old. For over 10 years she was employed at the McDonalds on...

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Nothing Beats a Classic Antique Car

July 3, 2014
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Aaron, Tamar, Meira, and Abraham Banks look into the 1953 Chevy “Bel Air” during the Antique Car Show at the Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCFL) on June 22 on Admiral’s Hill. The show featured classics such as the Bel Air, a Ford Thunderbird and a 1956 Ford Parklane.

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Fire Causes $1M in Damages to County Rd. Home

July 3, 2014
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Chelsea Fire Lt. Arthur Caissie was going about his business last Thursday morning, June 26, doing code enforcement inspections on County Road. While it’s a necessary component of the Department, it’s also not the most daring assignment. However, in a few short minutes, Caissie went from ho-hum to hero – pulling two people to...

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MGC to Issue Casino License On Its Schedule

July 3, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) voted unanimously – 4-0 – to move ahead with the issuing of gaming licenses despite a November ballot question that could wipe out casino gaming altogether. Commissioner Jim McHugh led the charge is saying it only makes sense to stay the course. “Proceeding now make good sense and is...

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Fatality Is under Investigation

July 3, 2014
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Suffolk County prosecutors and State Police detectives are investigating the death of a Chelsea man at Whidden Memorial Hospital after a confrontation with Chelsea Police officers who responded to his residence for a report of an emotionally disturbed person. The deceased has been identified as 56-year-old Dominic Graffeo. The cause and manner of his...

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Health Department Keeping an Eye on TB Cases

July 3, 2014
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With a wave of new immigrants from foreign countries and a number of international travelers not taking the proper precautions, Chelsea Health Department officials are keeping a close eye on an uptick in active and latent tuberculosis (TB) cases in the city – though they hasten to call it an emergency or any cause...

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Collaborative to Meet July 10 On Children Crossing Border

July 3, 2014
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The Chelsea Collaborative and the MIRA Coaltion – both pro-immigration reform groups – will hold a roundtable meeting on July 10 to address the hot-button issue of unaccompanied children crossing the southern border illegally. The meeting will take place from 3-5 p.m. at the Collaborative on Broadway and will focus on strategies to support local...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2014
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Back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900), newspapers exhorted their readers to observe a “safe and sane” Fourth of July. That’s because in communities big and small all across America, the founding of our nation had become a popular excuse for roving groups of young men to engage in mayhem of...

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Port Park Offers Stunning Views

July 3, 2014
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There aren’t many places where kids can play in ocean breezes on a jungle gym while a giant oil tanker and tug boat troll the waters not 200 yards away, but chalk Chelsea up as one place where just such a thing can happen. The long-awaited PORT Park on Marginal Street in the Eastern...

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