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CHS Class of 1976 Holds Reunion

December 2, 2016
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CHS Class of 1976 Holds Reunion

The Chelsea High School Class of 1976 held its 40th Reunion on Nov. 26 at Teresa’s in North Reading. Pictured at the reunion are, Jan Rubin, Bill Jarosz, Denise Karlin, and Nancy Miller Lord. More photos from the reunion will appear in next week’s edition.

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Rewarding Excellence at Jordan Boys & Girls Club:Perez Vichot Begins Her New Role as Executive Vice President

December 2, 2016
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Rewarding Excellence at Jordan Boys & Girls Club:Perez Vichot Begins Her New Role as Executive Vice President

By Cary Shuman Michelle Perez Vichot has been promoted from her position as executive director of the Jordan Boys and Girls Club (JGBC) to executive vice president of operations for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB). She has moved to BGCB headquarters in Boston and will oversee clubs, shared-space sites, and designated...

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Centrella-O’Hara Named New JBGC Executive Director

December 2, 2016
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Centrella-O’Hara Named New JBGC Executive Director

By Cary Shuman Gina Centrella-O’Hara, a member of the staff at the Jordan Boys and Girls Club in Chelsea for 17 years, has been named the club’s new executive director. Centrella-O’Hara succeeds Michelle Perez, who is the new executive vice president of the Boys and Girls Club of Boston. Centrella began her association with...

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City Preparing for Quick Turnaround on CPA after Overwhelming Vote

December 2, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Lost in the turmoil of the November election was the overwhelming ‘yes’ vote for the Community Preservation Act (CPA) in Chelsea, and now City leaders have set an accelerated schedule to get the new program up and running by next fiscal year, which begins July 1. That means collections for the...

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Police Briefs 12-01-2016

December 2, 2016
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JUMPED ON THE WAY HOME FROM SCHOOL On Nov. 16 at 3:40 p.m., while assigned at Chelsea High School, a CPD officer had a male student reporting a past robbery to him. The student approached him and told the officer that while he was walking home on Nov. 15 after school, he was approached...

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The Secret Weapon to Ending America’s Health Crisis:Schools

December 2, 2016
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By Kenneth Thorpe America has a big, fat problem. A whopping 13 million American children are obese  — and millions more are about to join their ranks. By 2025, according to a report in Pediatric Obesity, the nation will house 17 million obese kids.  This is alarming. Obesity can lead to a slew of...

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Let’s Stay Cool and Calm On Legal Marijuana

December 2, 2016
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If recent news reports are to be believed, some in our state are hyperventilating about the imminent legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts which was approved by voters in the recent election. Their opposition primarily is two-fold: First, that more under-age youth (under 21) will begin to use marijuana, and second, that there will be...

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Sports 12-01-2016

December 2, 2016
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Red Devils celebrate Turkey Day with 36-0 victory over Matignon The Chelsea High football team put an exclamation point on its 2016 campaign with a 36-0 victory over Matignon on Thanksgiving Day morning at Chelsea Stadium. The contest started inauspiciously for the Red Devils. Matignon took the opening kickoff and went on a long,...

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Obituaries 12-01-2016

December 2, 2016
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Donna Marie Chafin Best remembered for her love of animals and her caring, fun loving and feisty personality Donna Marie Chafin, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away on November 17 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a long battle with ongoing illness. She was 55 years old. Born in Winthrop, she...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016
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Happy Thanksgiving

Chelsea residents flocked to prepare for Thanksgiving this week, from hitting up the Market Basket to visiting the Salvation Army. Above, Felicite Valentine helped Mike Venezia with his selections at the Salvation Army on Monday morning.

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