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Remembering Kathy Finklestein

April 21, 2018
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Remembering Kathy Finklestein

They came from all walks of life, bowlers and business people, friends and family, people of all faiths and backgrounds – and what they all had in common was this: to have known Kathleen “Kathy” (Pawlak) Finklestein was to have known an extraordinary human being. Many, like Joe Surette, who came with his wife,...

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Thomsen Holding Court:Legendary NBA Writer from Swampscott will Hold Book Signing in Winthrop

April 13, 2018
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Swampscott resident Ian Thomsen, one of the nation’s leading sportswriters for the past three decades, will be in Winthrop on April 19 to talk about his new book, “The Soul of Basketball: The Epic Showdown Between Lebron, Kobe, Doc and Dirk That Saved the NBA.” Thomas will be speaking about the book and his...

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Game Changer:Sherman Takes on Weekend News Anchor Role at WBZ Radio

March 10, 2018
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The familiar and professional voice on WBZ-AM on weekends is that of Charlie Sherman. Yes, our Charlie Sherman. Of the Shawmut Street Shermans, son of Allen and Louise Sherman, brother of Rhonda Sherman, who lives in nearby Everett, and husband of Michelle Moore Sherman, whose family owned the popular Richdale’s store on Central Avenue...

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Storm Force:Frank Ippolito III Carries on Proud Family Tradition in Snow Removal

March 2, 2018
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Storm Force:Frank Ippolito III Carries on Proud Family Tradition in Snow Removal

Anyone who lived in the Prattville section of Chelsea knew Frank Ippolito Jr. He was the familiar face and kind gentleman at Ippy’s Amoco Gas Station at the corner of Washington and Garfield Avenues who owned that popular service station and car repair business in addition to Ippy’s Plowing that he started in 1973....

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Chelsea’s College Basketball Star:Drexel’s Sammy Mojica Excels in His Last Game in Boston

February 23, 2018
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Chelsea’s College Basketball Star:Drexel’s Sammy Mojica Excels in His Last Game in Boston

The Chelsea police officers were there to Sammy Mojica Jr. The Chelsea High and Brimmer and May basketball players were there to see their former teammate, Sammy Mojica Jr. And Sammy Mojica Jr., son of CPD Officer Sammy Mojica Sr. and Awilda Morales, put on a very good show, scoring 13 points and playing...

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Appreciation:Donald Robinson Was a True Chelsea Sports Great

February 16, 2018
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Appreciation:Donald Robinson Was a True Chelsea Sports Great

They would often discuss at family gatherings who was the better all-around athlete, the uncle, Donald Curtis Robinson, or the nephew, Reggie Wilkerson. Donald was a three-sport standout and All-Star running back for the Red Devils in the 1960s. Reggie was an All-Scholastic quarterback and talented hoopster in the late 1980s. Donald’s teams twice...

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Remembering ‘Bear’ Burke

February 9, 2018
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Remembering ‘Bear’ Burke

 When the Chelsea Youth Baseball League, more widely known as the Pony League, was at its height of popularity from the late 1960s through the 1980s, when large crowds made their way to Merritt and Voke Parks for nightly games, James “Bear” Burke was one of the true coaching legends. Mr. Burke, a Chelsea...

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Chelsea Native Joe Smith Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

January 28, 2016
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Chelsea Native Joe Smith Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Chelsea native Joe Smith celebrated his 88th birthday this week but there is a professional milestone to be celebrated as well. Smith has received one of those incredible honors that only go to the well accomplished and the famous: a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce unveiled Smith’s...

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Chelsea Drug Court Program a Success:Justice Barnes Leads End-of-the-Year Meeting

December 17, 2015
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Chelsea Drug Court Program a Success:Justice Barnes Leads End-of-the-Year Meeting

According to the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, 75 percent of Drug Court graduates remain arrest-free for at least two years after leaving the program. That’s a very good success rate and Tuesday’s special program led by Justice Benjamin Barnes affirmed that the Chelsea Drug Court is working well and producing good results....

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A Win for the Ages:Rich Maronski Remembers Chelsea’s Greatest Football Thanksgiving Victory

November 26, 2015
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A Win for the Ages:Rich Maronski Remembers Chelsea’s  Greatest Football Thanksgiving Victory

When the Chelsea High School football team trailed Everett High, 20-0, in the 1980 Thanksgiving game, few fans at Chelsea Memorial Stadium thought a Red Devil comeback was possible. But the crowd of 8,500 spectators would soon witness offensive exploits that would turn this holiday rivalry upside down. Chelsea quarterback Richard Maronski rifled a...

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