Monthly Archives: August 2014

School Supplies, Other Needs Lost in the Shuffle of Market Basket Turmoil

August 25, 2014
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Anyone who – over the years – has shopped or who knows workers at the Chelsea Market Basket knows that many families and young people who work there depend on their paycheck to buy the necessities of life. Until recently, Market Basket jobs have been dependable, well-paid and dignified. Now, though, paychecks have been...

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Chelsea Schools to Go Back into Session on Tues., Aug. 26

August 25, 2014
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The summer will officially come to an end for several thousand school children in Chelsea early next week when they report back to school for the fall semester. Superintendent Mary Bourque said school will start on Tuesday, Aug. 26 this year and students should be ready to report to their various schools bright and...

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Matrix Fire Study: Fourth Station, Key Demand in Long-Awaited Fire Meeting

August 25, 2014
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After more than a year of waiting for a meeting with the City Council, Chelsea Fire union officials got their day last week in a meeting concerning the meatier portions of the Matrix Fire Study – and key within that meeting last week was the addition of a fourth station on Williams Street. The...

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Back to School Equals Back to Downtown Chelsea

August 25, 2014
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Several downtown Chelsea businesses and the Chamber of Commerce are preparing for a major retail promotion this coming Friday, Saturday and Monday that looks to capitalize on back-to-school shopping. Chamber Director Rich Cuthie said there are some 20 businesses participating in the promotion this year, and it looks to be bigger and better than...

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Summer’s End

August 25, 2014
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Summer doesn’t officially end until Sept. 22, but when our students start returning to school and our Revere High School and Pop Warner football and cheerleading teams begin practices, we know that the “real” summer season is coming to a close. It’s been a great summer in Revere where the annual Revere Beach National...

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Obituaries 08-21-2014

August 25, 2014
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Robert Dion, Sr. Retired Chelsea Firefighter and Fire Inspector; led Chelsea Fire Department Color Guard; Served on Pop Warner Board of Directors Robert R. “Sarge” Dion, Sr. of Huntington Beach, California, formerly of Chelsea, passed into eternal rest with his loving family at his side on July 25 at Long Beach Veterans Hospital in...

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Restoring the Temple…yard

August 14, 2014
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Frank Souza and Brandon Menjares at the Temple Emanuel field in Cary Square celebrating the extreme clean up of an overgrown lot that both of them played in every day as kids. The two young men are part of the YouthBuild program, which is restoring the Temple grounds for a community garden and open...

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Ash, Ribeiro Discuss Casinos on Channel 5

August 14, 2014
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City Manager Jay Ash and Anti-Casino Advocate John Ribeiro – of Winthrop – squared off on casinos Sunday morning, July 27, on Channel 5’s popular ‘On the Record’ news magazine show. Hosted by Ed Harding and Janet Wu of Channel 5, the show typically focuses on two issues for 30-minutes apiece. Last Sunday, Ash...

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Unravelling the Trauma of the Journey: North Suffolk Forms Support Group

August 14, 2014
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It was only the second meeting of the new support group for young girls who have come to Chelsea illegally from Central American countries as part of the recent influx, but even with just two meetings, there was finally a moment of relief for the girls. As Clinicians Ada Aroneanu and Nidia Samayoa went...

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CHA Makes Turnaround in Becoming ‘High Performer,’ for Real This Time

August 14, 2014
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In a remarkable, and short, turnaround for the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA), the once-troubled agency reported late last week that it had been designated a legitimate ‘High Performer’ by federal and state housing officials – including a perfect score on the financials portion. The CHA and its former, now incarcerated, Director Michael McLaughlin has...

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