Monthly Archives: December 2014

Spreading Cheer

December 30, 2014
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Spreading Cheer

      The Chelsea Girl Scouts spread some holiday cheer to the veterans residing at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home. The girls visited, singing Christmas carols and distributing hand made holiday cards throughout the entire building. The Girl Scouts would like to extend their gratitude to everyone who helped out, especially Nurse Jackie Ayala, who welcomed and guided them on the trip;...

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Thank You, Jay Ash Chelsea’s Loss Is Massachusetts’ Gain

December 30, 2014
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For those of us who have known Jay Ash from the days when he was a lanky kid at Chelsea High School, it was evident that Jay stood head and shoulders above his contemporaries (and not merely because he was 6′-7″). Jay conveyed a sense of purpose and honesty, not only on the basketball...

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Top 14 Stories from 2014

December 30, 2014
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Top 14 Stories from 2014

1. BITTERSWEET DEPARTURE City Manager Jay Ash announces on Nov. 11 that he will leave his post after 14 years to take a cabinet position in Gov.-elect Charlie Baker’s administration. Ash will be the new secretary of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. After the announcement, Ash reveals that he has received offers...

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Highest Honors for the “The Hawk”: Richie Halas Inducted in to Candlepin Hall of Fame

December 30, 2014
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Highest Honors for the “The Hawk”: Richie Halas Inducted in to Candlepin Hall of Fame

By the time Richie “Hawk” Halas was a senior at Chelsea High School, he had already made appearances on Jim Britt’s “Winning Pins” and Don Gillis’ “Candlepin Bowling” television shows. Halas, who grew up bowling at George Michelson’s Broadway Lanes atop Slaton’s, was just beginning a majestic career in the popular sport that drew...

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Community Reaches Out to Help Former Councillor Recover from House Fire

December 30, 2014
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As a family member remains in critical conditions for bad burns, the family of former City Councillor Marilyn Vega Torres has fought to put their lives together after a tragic fire tore through their home just a few days before Christmas. In response, the Chelsea community has reached out to the family to start...

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Police Briefs 12-30-2014

December 30, 2014
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12/22 Juan Socarras, 51, 88 Marlborough St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Mark Rivera, 43, 123 Bowdoin St., Malden, was arrested on a warrant. Jessica Boyd, 44, 680 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Jaime Rivera, 18, 2 Paul Dore Terrace, Jamaica Plain, was arrested for carrying a dangerous weapon, carry loaded...

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High School Students Donate Pajamas and Books to Children

December 30, 2014
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Northeast Metro Tech’s Early Childhood Education program has collected more than 50 bedtime essentials for children in need. “It is an important cause to all of us and as a school community,” says senior Yesenia Montijo. Earlier this semester, students and teachers at the Wakefield school gathered books and pairs of pajamas as part...

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Workers Reach Agreement at Whidden Memorial Hospital

December 30, 2014
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As part of an ongoing effort by the national Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to raise the wages of workers from fast food clerks to hotel housekeepers, healthcare workers represented by a local branch of the SEIU have ratified a contract with the Whidden Hospital to raise their base wages to $15 – the...

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Winter Open House at The Estates on Admiral’s Hill Assisted Living Residences

December 30, 2014
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The Estates on Admiral’s Hill, part of the Chelsea Jewish Foundation (CJF), will hold a winter open house for its two assisted living residences on Thursday, Jan. 8 from 3-6 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the executive team at The Estates, tour the spacious apartments and discuss the available...

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Ring Out The Old….

December 30, 2014
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The New Year always provides us with a time of reflection, both upon the year that has passed and upon the one to come. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at this time of year: Ring out, wild bells, to the wild...

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