Monthly Archives: November 2014

VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON

November 18, 2014
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VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON

Chelsea celebrated Veterans Day at a luncheon at the Chelsea Senior Center this past Tuesday, Nov. 11.   Speakers included (l to r) Senator Sal DiDomenico; Donald Kingsbury, head of the Chelsea Veterans Council, and City Manager Jay Ash.   Also there to recognize local veterans were State Reps. Dan Ryan and RoseLee Vincent,...

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Congratulations and Good Luck To City Manager Jay Ash

November 18, 2014
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We congratulate our city manager, Jay Ash, on his appointment as secretary of housing and economic development in Governor-elect Charlie Baker’s Cabinet. We’re fully confident that Jay will be an outstanding asset in the Governor Baker Administration. His work in the areas of economic development and housing in Chelsea has been superb. One only...

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Obituaries 11-13-2014

November 18, 2014
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Richard DiRocco, Jr. Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea Richard B. DiRocco, Jr. of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly at the age of 25 on November 9. He was the loving son of Jonnalee Hammond and Richard B. DiRocco, Sr., both of Revere, beloved father of Ayden Davis of North Carolina, dear brother of...

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Ash takes State Cabinet Position

November 18, 2014
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Ash takes State Cabinet Position

City Manager Jay Ash announced officially on Tuesday evening that he will be leaving City government by the end of the year to take a state cabinet post as Secretary of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED). Ash, who just turned 53, said he was offered a vague opportunity last Wednesday,...

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Community Leaders Laud Jay Ash for his Work as Chelsea City Manager

November 18, 2014
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Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash took the city to the Rocky mountaintop in June, helping the community earn the prestigious All-Amerca City Award at the National Civic League Competition  in Denver. Local business and community leaders say Jay Ash has been an excellent leader of the city where he grew up, attended high school,...

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Council will Discuss City Manager Process on Monday

November 18, 2014
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Council President Matt Frank reported on Tuesday that he has called a meeting to begin the process of selecting a new city manager, and more pressing, what the Council wants to do for the interim. The meeting will take place on Monday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in City Hall. “I don’t think a...

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Ash: Wyndham Hotel was key to Revitalization

November 18, 2014
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When City Manager Jay Ash was a student at Chelsea High School (CHS), he said he would often think about the All-American City Award. He said he had read about Somerville winning the award and thought it would be a great morale boost for his hometown were it also to win such an award....

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The Best Medicine: Getting Kids and Families Outside to Play

November 18, 2014
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The Best Medicine: Getting Kids and Families Outside to Play

One of the oldest outdoors clubs in American and one of the newest programs from Mass General Hospital (MGH) are teaming up to fight a growing problem – the sedentary lifestyles of local young people, which often gives way to childhood obesity. MGH’s Revere and Chelsea Clinics and the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) are...

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Metro Credit Celebrates Newton Branch Opening

November 10, 2014
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Metro Credit Celebrates Newton Branch Opening

 Metro Credit Union recently celebrated the opening of their new branch located at 334 Watertown St. in Newton with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. “Metro’s decision to open here has been many years in the making. We have thousands of members in the city and in neighboring communities and have always felt that our...

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Ash to Hold Tax Meeting Tonight Nov. 6

November 10, 2014
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With residential taxes poised to increase between 2 and 17 percent this upcoming year, City Manager Jay Ash is inviting interested parties to attend an informational meeting tonight (Thursday, November 6th) at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers. “We’re saving residential owner-occupants approximately 44 percent on their property taxes, but the tax increases come...

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