Monthly Archives: August 2014

Casino License Decision is Set for Mid-Sept.

August 13, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has issued a meeting date of Sept. 12 to potentially award the Region A casino license to either Mohegan Sun or Wynn Resorts – a date that is, unbelievably, only one month away in what has been a year’s long process. The all-day meeting will take place on a...

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Police Briefs – 08-07-2014

August 13, 2014
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MEETING AUG. 7 ON HOUSING CODE PROGRAM The Chelsea Collaborative and The Neighborhood Developers are hosting an information meeting with the City’s Inspectional Services Department for residents and landlords.  The meeting continues the dialogue about the City’s new housing code inspection program that requires each rental unit in the city to be inspected at...

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A Tremendous Celebration for the All-America City

August 13, 2014
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Chelsea residents couldn’t recall a more festive and enjoyable celebration than the one that took place Tuesday night at Mary O’Malley Park as people came together for National Night Out and to recognize the city’s All-America Award designation. For the delegation, led by City Manager Jay Ash, that made the trip to Denver, it...

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Obituaries 08-07-2014

August 13, 2014
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Edward Wolnicki Retired Kayem Meat Cutter; Forced Laborer in Germany During World War II; Fought Communism as Member of Polish Resistance; Joined the US Army and Became a US Citizen Edward K. Wolnicki passed away on Friday, August 1 at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston after a long illness. He was 86 years...

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Dinner and a Show

August 1, 2014
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On Wednesday, July 23, at the Mystic Brewery, City Manager Jay Ash held his Annual Dinner and a Show. About 55 people signed up to enjoy a pint of beer and a chicken pretzel roll sandwich from Roca. After the dinner, it was off to Mary O’Malley Park to enjoy the play ‘Invasion’ performed by the...

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Chelsea Firefighters Inundated with Calls When Tornado Touched Down

August 1, 2014
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As often happens in Chelsea, firefighters found themselves inundated with emergency calls. But the chaos on Monday morning was something the department had nevere experienced before – a full-fledged tornado. At 9:48 a.m. on Monday morning, Engine 3 and Ladder 2 responded to the report of a telephone pole down in front of the...

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Tornado Formed over Chelsea in an Instant

August 1, 2014
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Weather is a funny science, but as radar and computer imagery has improved the prediction of the weather, most people are used to being well prepared for the slightest drop of rain. Television stations inundate us with updates and cell phones beep out warnings frequently. But when an F2 tornado formed over the Chelsea...

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John Ruiz Park Dedication Ceremony

August 1, 2014
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A dedication ceremony for the new John Ruiz Park on Washington Avenue was held Tuesday morning. The beautiful park is located on the site of the former Tudor Street Garage. Ruiz was the first Latino to win the heavyweight championship of the world. Pictured at the John Ruiz statue inside the park are from...

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Chelsea to Celebrate 2nd All-America City Award Aug. 5

August 1, 2014
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Chelsea will celebrate its second “All-America City” selection on Tuesday, Aug. 5. in conjunction with the City’s annual participation in National Night Out at Mary O’Malley Park. The community event, which is expected to draw more than 500 people, will will take place from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at Mary O’Malley Park on Admiral’s Hill....

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Market Basket Board Will Consider Buyout Bid by Arthur T., Others: Ash Adds to the Locals Boycotting the Beloved Supermarket

August 1, 2014
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City Manager Jay Ash said this week that he has also been boycotting the Market Basket store in Chelsea and all others until the strife between owners, former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas and employees is reconciled. Ash joins Council President Matt Frank, who said last week he would no longer be shopping at Market...

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