Monthly Archives: September 2016

Giving Back for Back to School, One Haircut at a Time

September 1, 2016
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Giving Back for Back to School, One Haircut at a Time

By Seth Daniel The costs of getting kids back to school is a tough bill to pay for parents, and many parents are in situations where they cannot afford all the things that kids need. In those times, they must pick and choose what kids go back with on their first day. And often,...

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Controversy:Differing Opinions On Taking of Malone Park Next to Soldiers’ Home

September 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A move by some city officials to look into the purchase of Malone Park next to the Soldiers’ Home from the state for badly-needed youth sports programming space has mounted no small controversy in the last week or so. Malone Park, or the Soldiers’ Home park, is a large open field,...

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Supt. Bourque Unveils New School Five-Year Plan

September 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When Supt. Mary Bourque and administrator Gerry McHugh were working in a teaching exercise last year to help them to be able to sell their schools to a skeptical parent, they began listing off all the attributes of the Chelsea schools – one by one. Their evaluator, Barry Bluestone, former executive...

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Enforcement Actions:City Settles with Securities and Exchange Commission for Bond Violations

September 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The federal Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week announced enforcement actions against 71 municipal issuers and other obligated persons across the country for violations in municipal bond offerings, with the only Massachusetts violator being the City of Chelsea for making false statements in three recent bond offerings. The actions were...

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School Committee Plan to Discuss Stand on Charter School Question

September 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea School Committee will leave it’s summer break and get back into action with a bang on Thursday night, Sept. 1, when it is expected to take a vote on whether or not to oppose the Charter School expansion question (Question 2) on November’s statewide ballot. Chelsea Public Schools have,...

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Police Briefs 09-01-2016

September 1, 2016
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Monday, 8/22/16 Francisco Herrera, 39, 22 School St., Revere, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Jose Mancia, 49, 133 Shawmut St., Chelsea, was arrested for shoplifting. Tuesday, 8/23 Marco Roman, 20, 31 Crescent Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for unarmed robbery, possessing Class B drug, possessing Class E drug. Shirma Farmer,...

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Enjoy Labor Day Weekend — Safely

September 1, 2016
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It’s hard to believe, but the inevitable has arrived — Labor Day weekend is here. For those of us in the Greater Boston area, this has been the most incredible summer that anyone can remember (and for some of us, that’s a lot longer than we’d like to admit). This has been the sunniest...

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Sports 09-01-2016

September 1, 2016
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins Warrior Ice Arena opening Next Thursday (September 8th), the Boston Bruins will officially cut the ribbon on their new practice facility, the Warrior Ice Arena (80 Guest Street, Brighton) at 7:00pm. Currently a handful of B’s players have been participating in ‘Captain’s Practice.’ The grand opening will have,...

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Obituaries 09-01-2016

September 1, 2016
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Stanley Drella Past Commodore and Life Member of the Charlesgate Yacht Club of Cambridge, Captain of the ‘Puga II’ and owner of Ditto Instant Printing of Lawrence Stanley M. Drella of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea, passed away Tuesday afternoon. August 23 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home where he was receiving skilled supportive care following...

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