Monthly Archives: July 2015

Double Decker

July 30, 2015
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Double Decker

This odd contraption was spotted this week on Eden Street as its inventor and builder, Jose Javier Mejia, took a ride down the street. Mejia said he built his first “two story bike” four years ago and rode it all the time. However, someone ended up stealing it. Recently, he refined his design and...

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Blood Wedding

July 30, 2015
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Blood Wedding

Mariela Lopez-Ponce helps prepare Tony Dangerfield for the performance last Wednesday, July 22, in Apollinaire Theatre’s final week of ‘Blood Wedding’ in the PORT Park. The annual outdoor theatre production moved to the new park this year from Mary O’Malley Park with great success.

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Residents, Police Move to Take Back Cary Square from New Criminal Element

July 30, 2015
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Residents in the Cary Square area describe this summer’s spike in criminal activity – such as drug dealing, gunslinging and prostitution – like watching two vastly different worlds existing side by side. There is the world of the everyday people, those that live in the area, operate businesses there, raise children there and come...

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Bocce League Offers Seniors Social Time,Competitive Environment

July 30, 2015
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Bocce League Offers Seniors Social Time,Competitive Environment

Don’t let anyone be fooled, the senior citizens who congregate every Tuesday morning at the bocce court in the Chelsea Commons may tell one that they’re just there to socialize, but it becomes pretty plain by the “oohs” and “ahhs” at every bowl that these folks are pretty serious about their game. The league...

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Police Briefs 07-30-2015

July 30, 2015
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TRENCH TRAINING FOR CFD Ten Chelsea firefighters completed trench rescue training last week at the Boston Fire Academy on Moon Island. The trench rescue training was sponsored by the Metro-Boston Homeland Security Region and is part of Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Search and Rescue Unit training. This training prepares firefighters to operate safely...

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Multi-Chamber Barbecue Set for August 27

July 30, 2015
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A committee is organizing the August 27 sixth annual Multi-Chamber Barbecue Fundraiser.  The event will benefit North Suffolk Mental Health and be held at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. Pictured above, front row, from left, are Dr. Deborah Wayne, Committee Chair Saritin Rizzuto, and Sherri Raftery. Back row, from left, are Stephanie Scopa, Mayra...

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Whales Ahoy

July 30, 2015
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Last week a couple of whales were spotted in Boston Harbor. For those of us growing up in Boston in the 1970’s and 80’s, when many of our rivers and the harbor served as a toxic chemical and sewage dump, the appearance of seals and now whales in the harbor is a sure sign...

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No Olympics in 2024

July 30, 2015
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It’s now official that there will be no Summer Olympics in 2004 in the City of Boston. Perhaps things could have been different with a better strategy of rolling out the plan, but the proposal never garnered a clear-cut majority, either of residents or the politicians, who wanted to see the Olympics held in...

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Obituaries 07-30-2015

July 30, 2015
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Paul Hurley Verizon retiree, real estate broker and self-proclaimed ‘Jack of all Trades” Paul F. Hurley passed away in his Marlborough home on July 22 from an overwhelming chronic illness. He was 73 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late William M. and Bernice M. Hurley, he attended...

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End of Ramadan

July 24, 2015
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End of Ramadan

A boy stands among men as they bow in prayer toward Mecca in Highland Park last Friday morning to celebrate the end of Ramadan and start the season of Eid ul-Fitr. Coordinated by the Al Huda Society of Chelsea, more than 1,000 Muslims from north of Boston congregated on the field for prayers.

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