Monthly Archives: December 2014

Recognizing the Great Work of the Chelsea Collaborative

December 8, 2014
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The Chelsea Collaborative will host its 26th Annual Holiday Gala tonight (Thursday) at Spinelli’s in East Boston. They will honor the unsung heroes in our community who in their words, “have brought significant accomplishments toward social, environmental, and economic justice for Chelsea.” But while the Collaborative is the awards presenter, it’s also a good...

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Obituaries 12-04-2014

December 8, 2014
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Doris Pelletier Retired bank customer service representative Doris T. Pelletier of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, passed away at the Everett Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on November 28. She was 89 years old. Born in Lawrence, the daughter of the late Elgide and Leonie (Bouchard) Pelletier, her family settled in Chelsea and she lived here...

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Immigration Ruling a Story of Joy and Despair

December 8, 2014
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Immigration Ruling a Story of Joy and Despair

As Laura Galeano and her family watched CNN on Nov. 20 for the announcement by President Barack Obama of a controversial executive order that would seemingly clear the path and protect about 4.5 million illegal immigrants from deportation, a tear streamed down the 37-year-old Galeano’s  face. Her daughter, who was born in the United...

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City Manager Public Forum Sees Residency as Issue

December 8, 2014
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City Manager Public Forum Sees Residency as Issue

The room was packed Monday night with curious residents, business owners and organizational leaders for the first of what promises to be several public input forums into the City Manager replacement process. Not everyone chose to spoke during the hour-long meeting, but a majority who did stressed that they wanted to see the next...

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Coach of the Year: Gary May II Receives NEFL’s Top Honor

December 8, 2014
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Coach of the Year: Gary May II Receives NEFL’s Top Honor

Gary May II left the high school football coaching ranks to become the head coach of the New England Football League’s East Coast Ducks, a semi-professional football team that was based in Charlestown. The 2014 season was a success from start to finish under May’s leadership. The East Coast Ducks, whose uniforms are similar...

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Council Hires Collins Center

December 1, 2014
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Council Hires Collins Center

City Councillors moved quickly and unexpectedly Monday night to hire a search firm that had not even been mentioned until that very night – and with that firm they’ll be bringing back a familiar face to City Hall in Stephen McGoldrick, the former chief of staff during the dark times of receivership government in...

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Noted Clock Repairman in Chelsea Tackles City Hall Clock Repair

December 1, 2014
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Noted Clock Repairman in Chelsea Tackles City Hall Clock Repair

It’s been a long while since the hands on the Chelsea City Hall tower clock turned, but rest assured, they’ll be keeping time with pinpoint accuracy after this week. Paul Calantropo, a Chelsea resident and esteemed clock repairman in Boston and Chelsea, reported this week that he will be installing the fully repaired clock...

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Environmental Justice

December 1, 2014
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Environmental Justice

Gov. Deval Patrick made a stop by the Chelsea Collaborative on Tuesday morning in order to sign an executive order pertaining to environmental justice. Spearheading the event were the Collaborative’s Gladys Vega and Rosann Bongiovanni – along with environmental activists from all over the state. The executive order could be rescinded by the incoming...

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New Clark Avenue Middle School Approved

December 1, 2014
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The City Council voted unanimously on Monday night for a bond authorization to build a new Clark Avenue Middle School at a cost of $57,332,407 – with some 65 percent of those costs coming from the state School Building Authority (SBA). The vote has been preceded with about two year’s worth of meetings and...

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Happy Thanksgiving

December 1, 2014
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Another Thanksgiving is upon us, a day for schoolboy football, family gatherings, and not much else to do other than enjoy a great dinner that reminds us how fortunate we truly are. Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a...

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