Chief Fothergill will step down effective Oct. 31

October 15, 2010
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Chelsea Fire Chief Chuck Fothergill has announced his retirement, which will be effective October 31. Fothergill’s retirement came as a complete surprise to City Manager Jay Ash and to Fothergill’s colleagues in the fire department as well. Fothergill was appointed chief late in 2007. His late father Herbert was a Chelsea Fire Chief for...

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Turnovers prove costly for Red Devils in 42-32 loss to Shawsheen

October 15, 2010
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The Chelsea High football team once again displayed offensive prowess and the ability to make big plays on defense, but turnovers and defensive inconsistency resulted in a 42-32 loss to Shawsheen Tech Friday evening under the lights at Chelsea Memorial Stadium. “We did a lot of good things against a very good Shawsheen team...

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Cross country teams edge Mystic, remain undefeated

October 15, 2010
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The Chelsea High boys and girls cross country teams both won their meets last Thursday, defeating Mystic Valley on the loop at Admiral’s Hill. Coach Don Fay’s girls are now 5-0 and the boys are 4-0. Ugo Cvjetan led the way for the Chelsea boys to remain personally undefeated this season, running a time...

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CHS soccer girls battle Minuteman to 1-1 tie

October 15, 2010
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The Chelsea High girls soccer team dueled Minuteman Regional to a 1-1 standoff Friday, marking the fifth tie in nine games this season for the Lady Red Devils. Minuteman scored midway through the first half, but the CHS defense held their opponents scoreless the rest of the way. The Lady Red Devils then notched...

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Pride bounces back with playoff clincher

October 15, 2010
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The Chelsea Pride Gladiator team clinched their first playoff spot in division history by defeating the Big Blue of Swampscott in convincing fashion 32-7. The team improves its record to 5-1. “This team bounced back huge from a demoralizing home loss a week before against Lynn. We played very well for a team that...

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Obituaries 10-15-2010

October 15, 2010
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Kenneth Kennedy Retired E-911 dispatcher Kenneth J. Kenney, a retired E-911 dispatcher, died unexpectedly on October 10. He was 63 years old. Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Herman and Frances (Limoli) Kennedy. He received his education in Florida and was a longtime Chelsea resident. He has been living in...

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Essence of Thyme Café is one of a kind

October 6, 2010
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Essence of Thyme Café is one of a kind

There is a new cafe on Broadway that is unique in more ways than just ambiance and food. The Essence of Thyme Café is located in a landmark building on the corner of Congress Ave. and Broadway that was in its prior existence home to a major retail furniture store, Bloomberg Furniture. This building,...

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Police department receives high rating

October 6, 2010
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Police department receives high rating

The Chelsea Police Department has received the coveted State Accreditation, according to City Manager Jay Ash and Police Chief Brian Kyes. Chelsea becomes one of just 30 cities and towns in Massachusetts that have attained the status of State Accreditation. In fact, Chelsea is only one of seven major city police departments out of...

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TILL Inc. wins prestigious National Historic Development Award

October 6, 2010
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TILL Inc., a human service agency based in Dedham, recently was awarded first place for best historic rehabilitation project utilizing low income housing tax credits for its extensive work on the former 100-year-old Bloomberg building in Chelsea. The National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) earlier this month presented its 2009 J. Timothy Anderson Awards...

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Busy Chelsea Cafe has special mission

October 6, 2010
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Obscured by the array of Spanish culinary lunch spots that pepper Broadway is a little cafe with a booming catering business that has a one-of-a-kind mission to teach people with developmental delays on-the-job culinary skills to maximize their individual potential and independence. Essence of Thyme Cafe and Catering of Chelsea — along with its...

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Chelsea police arrest six in drug bust

October 6, 2010
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Last Wednesday Chelsea Police made a major drug bust and arrested six dealers in Bellingham Square. The Department’s Drug Unit launched operation “Buy Bust” in the square area by utilizing undercover officers who purchased illegal narcotics from these drug distributors in an effort shut down the illegal operation in the business district. Teams of...

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Red Devils power past Mystic Valley

October 6, 2010
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The Chelsea High football team powered its way to a come-from-behind, 40-30 victory over Mystic Valley High Saturday afternoon at Malden Catholic Stadium. The victory was the second straight for the Red Devils, who now stand at 2-2 on the season and 1-0 in their division of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference thanks to the...

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Cross country boys remain undefeated

October 6, 2010
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The Chelsea High boys cross country team has jumped out to a fast start this season. The Red Devils presently are undefeated and rate as one of the favorites to capture the CAC championship. The big highlight for Coach Don Fay’s Red Devils thus far was their exciting victory over previously undefeated Greater Lowell...

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Girls cross country team knocks off PMA

October 6, 2010
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The Chelsea High girls cross country team has defeated all comers thus far this season and stands with a lofty 4-0 record, leaving the Lady Red Devils in prime position to challenge for a CAC title. The highlight of the season thus far was their 26-31 triumph over Presentation of Mary, the defending league...

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Girls soccer team ties Pope John, 1-1

October 6, 2010
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The Chelsea High girls soccer team earned a 1-1 tie with Pope John High in a well played match Tuesday. The contest marked a repeat of the teams’ 1-1 score in their initial meeting earlier this season. “We played a fantastic game with better passing, shooting and overall teamwork,” said CHS head coach Jen...

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Volleyball team rallies for win over Northeast

October 6, 2010
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The Chelsea High volleyball team came through with its biggest win of the season, 3-1, over CAC archrival Northeast Regional this past Tuesday. The victory moved Coach Lisa Ceccherini’s Lady Red Devils into sole possession of first place in their division of the CAC with a perfect 4-0 mark. The contest started out as...

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Thank you, Chief Fothergill

October 6, 2010
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Five new Chelsea firefighters have been appointed utilizing Federal money. Chief Chuck Fothergill found that Federal money and came to make good use of it. By law, the city had to appoint these men from a rehire list, as those laid off are the first to be rehired. Four rehires were approved from other...

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Combining forces

October 6, 2010
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City Manager Jay Ash has been paying close attention to efforts by officials from Winthrop and Revere who are attempting to create a scenario by which they can combine their 911 calling centers in order to save money and reduce the duplication of services. Ash said he is also working with Revere to see...

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The new Brown Jug

October 6, 2010
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The Brown Jug at its new location in the Home Depot Mall is nothing short of brilliant. Since opening in the mall, the Brown Jug has been packing them in, so to speak. Long time owner of the Brown Jug Mike Metrinko has made a bold move to capture a larger market for his...

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Obituaries 10-06-2010

October 6, 2010
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Edward Nelson Jr. Of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea Edward C. Nelson Jr. of Wolfboro, NH, formerly of Chelsea and Revere, died on October 1 at home with his family by his side. He was 84 years old. Born in Chelsea on October 6, 1925, the son of Edward C. Sr. and Theresa (Healy)...

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Island End Park opens under misty skies

September 30, 2010
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Island End Park opens under misty skies

The official opening of the Island End Park took place earlier this week on a misty morning by the river. City leaders and officials and a number of Admiral’s Hill residents attended. “I’m excited about adding another new park to the budding portfolio of open space in the city. Another open space along Chelsea’s...

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Chelsea Chamber Pot of Gold set for Oct. 20

September 30, 2010
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Chelsea Chamber Pot of Gold set for Oct. 20

It’s time again for the Annual Chelsea Chamber of Commerce $10,000 Pot of Gold.  The event will be held on Wednesday, October 20 at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield. Be part of this outstanding evening, which will be filled with great company, food and flair, all while supporting your business community.  This is the only major...

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Looking to make Grove Street a slow street

September 30, 2010
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Grove Street seemingly was made for speed, but residents in the area and City officials are hoping to use the long, straight street as a model citywide for putting the brakes on fast moving vehicles. City Manager Jay Ash and members of the Community Development office recently secured a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)...

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Appreciation – Robert Hinckley, Jr.

September 30, 2010
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I last saw Bobby Hinckley at Katz’s Bagels on a Sunday about one month ago. For the past 20 years, we’d meet there almost every Sunday morning. He didn’t look good and he said so. “I’m pretty sick,” he told me. “The doctors can’t figure out exactly what’s wrong with my liver.” We shook...

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