Editorials

A Well-deserved Tribute to John Ruiz

July 21, 2014
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We’re so happy to see a photo of the statue of heavyweight champion John Ruiz in The Chelsea Record. We were there in Las Vegas when John Ruiz knocked down Evander Holyfield and won the heavyweight championship of the world, becoming the first Latino to claim this title. We watched John Ruiz compete and...

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A Great Event next Door in Revere

July 21, 2014
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The Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival is one of the greatest events of its kind in the entire world and attracts the very best master sculptors from as far away as Singapore. More than 300,000 people will travel to Revere Beach this weekend to see these talented artists showcasing their amazing work. If you...

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Neighborhood Developers Annual Meeting

July 21, 2014
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The Neighborhood Developers (TND) Annual Meeting took place at the Garfield School, with Congresswoman Katherine Clark as the keynote speaker. Those in attendance included State Sen. Sal DiDomenico, State Rep. Dan Ryan, Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo, Revere Councillor Ira Novoselsky and Chelsea Council President Matt Frank. Awards included: • Nancy Ludwig and ICON architecture:...

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Current Parking Stickers Valid Through Aug. 15

July 21, 2014
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The 2014-15 “purple” residential parking stickers program will go into effect on August 16. Until then, “blue” stickers remain valid, according to City Manager Jay Ash. “We’re preparing to turn to the next cycle of parking stickers,” said Ash. “The change-over from blue to purple will be free to eligible residents and will hopefully...

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Take Advantage of Our Great Parks This Summer

July 11, 2014
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We remember the great Chelsea Parks director John “Doc” Mahoney and how Chelsea youths will come to our playgrounds on hot summer days and enjoy a full slate of recreational and sports activities. We recall that Mr. Mahoney’s nephew, Tom Mahoney, also had a role in the parks system beyond his incredible effort of...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2014
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Back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900), newspapers exhorted their readers to observe a “safe and sane” Fourth of July. That’s because in communities big and small all across America, the founding of our nation had become a popular excuse for roving groups of young men to engage in mayhem of...

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Port Park Offers Stunning Views

July 3, 2014
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There aren’t many places where kids can play in ocean breezes on a jungle gym while a giant oil tanker and tug boat troll the waters not 200 yards away, but chalk Chelsea up as one place where just such a thing can happen. The long-awaited PORT Park on Marginal Street in the Eastern...

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Whew, What a Weekend!

June 27, 2014
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To the Editor: Thanks go to so many gardeners, friends and local merchants for all the good will and hard work that went into our 4th Annual Art Walk “Scarecrows in the Garden” and “Quilt Raffle” fundraiser at the Chelsea Community Garden.  A few special shout outs must go to: Groundskeepers Joe Reese and...

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The SJC Decision

June 27, 2014
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Tuesday’s decision by the Supreme Judiclal Court ordering that the question of whether Massachusetts can issue licenses for casino gambling must be placed before the voters for a referendum in November is one of seismic proportions, with the epicenter situated right here in the Everett-Chelsea-East Boston-Revere-Winthrop area and its reverberations extending throughout the state....

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Chelsea, All-American City

June 18, 2014
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The award presented to the City of Chelsea for being recognized as an All-American City this past weekend in Denver truly represents a milestone in the long history of our community. Under the direction of our great City Manager, Jay Ash, and with the invaluable assistance of community leaders such as Councilor-at-Large Leo Robinson, City Council President Matt...

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