Monthly Archives: December 2016

A System That Needs To be Addressed

December 16, 2016
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That was certainly an eye-opening story in the Boston Globe last week about raising the minimum wage to $15 and the effect it will have on Mass. residents and small businesses. The most startling quote to us was from a single parent who said she would be better off making $18 an hour than...

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The Most Wonderful Time of Year

December 16, 2016
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As Andy Williams once crooned, “This is the most wonderful time of the year,” and the festiveness of the Christmas season is something to enjoy every December. The wonderful holiday light displays that adorn homes are a sight to behold. The annual visit by Santa, accompanied by the Winthrop Fire Department, on Christmas Eve...

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Sports 12-15-2016

December 16, 2016
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CHS Roundup CHS boys basketball wins season-opener The Chelsea High boys basketball team gave their new head coach, Judah Jackson, an early Christmas present, gift-wrapping a 55-41 victory at Minuteman Regional  Tuesday evening in their season-opener. After trailing 20-18 at the intermission, the Red Devils came out on fire to start the second half....

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Obituaries 12-15-2016

December 16, 2016
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James Cunniff Customer service retiree, always a happy and friendly James M. Cunniff of Chelsea died suddenly and unexpectedly at home on Wednesday morning,  December 7 at the age of 62. Always a happy and friendly person, for over 30 years, until his retirement, he worked in customer service, first at Bradlee’s and after...

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Chelsea Fire Dept Toy Drive

December 9, 2016
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Chelsea Fire Dept Toy Drive

The Chelsea Fire Department is in the midst of its annual toy drive to help less fortunate families in the area during this holiday season. “After doing some research we found that 400 to 800 children in the city of Chelsea are provided Christmas gifts through the Toys for Tots program each year,” said...

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CHS Class of 1976 Holds Reunion

December 9, 2016
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CHS Class of 1976 Holds Reunion

Diane Frangiamone Butera, one of the most outstanding reunion committee chairpersons of all time, and Sharon Faletra LaRosa, a diligent reunion committee member, are pictured at the Chelsea High School Class of 1976 40th Reunion at Teresa’s in North Reading.

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Chelsea Tree Lighting

December 9, 2016
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Chelsea Tree Lighting

With Santa Claus and Sen. Sal DiDomenico’s help, the City’s Christmas tree lights were turned on Tuesday evening in Chelsea Square, as scores of residents turned out to celebrate the season, drink hot chocolate and listen to music sung by a choir – the Chelsea Community Choir.

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Chelsea Fire, Surrounding Cities in the Thick of Cambridge Blaze

December 9, 2016
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Chelsea Fire, Surrounding Cities in the Thick of Cambridge Blaze

By Seth Daniel When the beginnings of a 10-alarm fire erupted quite suddenly in East Cambridge on Saturday afternoon, firefighters in Everett, Revere and Chelsea knew that their services would likely be needed sooner rather than later. Chelsea Fire responded about the same time as Everett, taking its specialized Tower 1 and Engine 2....

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Chelsea Council,Police Look to Reduce Default Speed Limit

December 9, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It appears 30 is just too fast. City Councillors, led by Councillor Judith Garcia’s committee, and Police Chief Brian Kyes are looking to push the default speed limit on Chelsea streets down from 30 mph to 25 mph. Though it is a slight difference, the density of the city would make...

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Collaborative to Sponsor ‘Las Posadas’ Event Through Streets of Chelsea

December 9, 2016
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Tipping their hat to the beloved Latin American tradition of ‘Las Pasadas,’ the Chelsea Collaborative will sponsor an event on Dec. 20 from 4-7 p.m. where participants will march and sing through the streets in solidarity with all immigrants and refugees. Las Pasadas is a tradition that recreates the Biblical story of Mary and...

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