Ash Files $5.6 Million Capital Improvement Plan

February 2, 2012
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More streets will get resurfaced, water and sewer lines replaced, sidewalks repaired, public buildings renovated and equipment replaced as a result of the $5.6 million capital improvement plan (CIP) filed by City Manager Jay Ash with the City Council this past week. Ash says his plan not only continues the investment City government is...

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Kevin Murphy’s Chelsea Courthouse All About Compassion; Fair Play

February 2, 2012
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District courts all over this state operate under the laws of the state of Massachusetts. Those laws allow them each to be harsh district courts; angry district courts; drab and inconsistent district courts; and district courts wracked by inside politicking, petty and personal jealousy on the part of the clerks and employees, and by...

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Red Devil Boys Clinch Tourney Spot

February 2, 2012
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team clinched a berth in the post season state tourney with a 73-44 romp over North Shore Tech Tuesday evening, marking the fifth consecutive season that Coach Jay Siegal’s Red Devils will be making a Journey to the Tourney. The outcome never was in doubt as Chelsea jumped out...

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Obituaries 02-02-2012

February 2, 2012
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Harry Rubitsky, a resident of Winthrop for 60 years, died on January 30. He was 85 years old. Born in Boston, he attended Boston Public Schools and Roxbury High School and was a graduate of Mass College of Pharmacy. He worked as a Pharmacist and in Pharmaceutical sales. He also attended Hebrew College for...

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Football

January 26, 2012
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Football

Football fans watch sports action on the large HD televisions at the New Brown Jug located at 1014 Revere Beach Parkway.

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Parents of Murder Victim in Dark and Grieving

January 26, 2012
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Parents of Murder Victim in Dark and Grieving

As the murder investigation into the tragic death of Jessica Cormier continues, her grieving parents say they have been told nothing by the district attorney’s office or the police with regard to the stabbing death of their daughter. Clarence Earl Berry, who was living at the Chelsea Y, remains in jail without bail awaiting...

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Patriots Super Bowl Run Means Business

January 26, 2012
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Patriots Super Bowl Run Means Business

The bar at The Brown Jug in the Parkway Plaza reached a point of complete silence last Sunday afternoon as Baltimore Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff lined up to kick what would have been the tying field goal in last seconds of the Patriots-Ravens AFC Championship game. Owner Michael Matrinko said it was quite a...

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A Miracle Happens in Colombia: Chelsea Rotary Club Helps Build New Health Center in South American Nation

January 26, 2012
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A Miracle Happens in Colombia: Chelsea Rotary Club Helps Build New Health Center in South American Nation

Juan Gallego is well known to Chelsea residents as a businessman and an organizer who makes things happen. As a longstanding member of the Rotary Club of Chelsea and its president-elect, Gallego has regularly affirmed the organization’s commitment to community service that is symbolized in its motto, Service Above Self. Gallego took his community...

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Connect Program Launched in Chelsea

January 26, 2012
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Connect Program Launched in Chelsea

The Federal Reserve Bank in Boston and a Boston legal firm were at the nexus last Thursday of a groundbreaking human services collaboration in Chelsea that could set the standard for the rest of the country. Six Chelsea non-profits launched the new CONNECT program at the two events and explained that it is designed...

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His Photo Isn’t Finished: Chelsea Man Files Suit for False Arrest over Taking Pictures at Son’s Soccer Game

January 26, 2012
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As Rodrigo Blanco tells it, he was minding his own business in Highland Park last June watching his kids play a soccer game when there was a commotion on the field. The soccer goal had malfunctioned and it appeared that one of the kids might have been hurt. With several other parents behind him,...

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Mike McLaughlin Redux

January 26, 2012
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Over and over again the city is continuing to have its eyes blackened by the greed inspired avarice and likely illegal doings of disgraced former Chelsea Housing Authority executive director Mike McLaughlin. Once again the Globe’s reporters have published a long and meandering piece about McLaughlin’s fundraising efforts for Lt. Governor Tim Murray in...

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Shirley Rosenberg and Murray Band; Chelsea Loses Two Former Residents

January 26, 2012
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With the deaths of Shirley Rosenberg and Murray Band, the city has lost two individuals whose names and deeds over a lifetime were alive in every way with the city of Chelsea. Mrs. Rosenberg was a member of the family whose famous delicatessen on Broadway featured among others, her late well known husband, Murray...

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CHS Girls Win Two, Improve to 7-2

January 26, 2012
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The Chelsea High girls basketball team rolled to a pair of impressive victories this past week, defeating Mystic Valley 39-24 on Friday and then topping Fellowship of Christian Academy on Tuesday, 44-31. After a slow start against MV in which the Lady Red Devils held a slim 13-12 lead at the end of the...

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Red Devils Get Back at Revere

January 26, 2012
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team won two of its three games in the past week to improve its record to 7-5 on the season. The Red Devils came out on the short end of a dramatic 65-64 decision to Revere last Thursday. The Patriots held a lead throughout the contest, but Chelsea parlayed...

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Obituaries 01-26-2012

January 26, 2012
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Mary Jo Brown Tufts Medical Center Admitting Director Mary Jo (Bonasoro) Brown of Wilmington died suddenly at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston on January 21 with her family and friends by her side. She was 59 years old. Born in Boston, she graduated from Winthrop High School, Class of 1970. For the...

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Martin Luther King Day

January 19, 2012
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Martin Luther King Day

The Chelsea high School Choral Group, under the direction of John Nichols, led the audience in song at the rev. Dr. martin Luther King 2012 Commemoration Celebration Monday at the CHS auditorium.

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Chelsea Bridge Projected to Open in April

January 19, 2012
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Chelsea Bridge Projected to Open in April

A few unexpected snags back in September pushed back the reopening of the Chelsea Bridge to vehicles to March according to MassDOT Project Manager Frank DePaola. Now, according to sources, the project to replace the aging Chelsea Street drawbridge bridge with a new vertical-lift bridge may not be ready until late April—a development that...

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TBHA Concerned over Marginal Street Pier Plans

January 19, 2012
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TBHA Concerned over Marginal Street Pier Plans

Grand plans for a long-neglected part of Chelsea’s waterfront might be running aground of one major harbor advocacy group and an organization of ship captains. Vivien Li, executive director of The Boston Harbor Association (TBHA), said that her organization has watched the intriguing Marginal Street Pier over the past year and – contrary to...

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Health Assessment of Chelsea Now Going On

January 19, 2012
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Killing two birds with one stone doesn’t seem like a very healthy thing (especially for the birds), but in the current case for Mass General and the City of Chelsea, knocking off two things at once might be just what the doctor ordered. City Manager Jay Ash officially announced this week that he intends...

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Bomb Scare at Chelsea High School

January 19, 2012
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Students and staff members were quickly evacuated from Chelsea High School Tuesday morning when a bomb threat came in over the telephone. Working immediately with the Chelsea Police Department, district officials implemented their set policy and removed all students and staff from the building. School was dismissed at 10:30 a.m. so that a thorough...

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Chelsea – Reaching Our Dream of Unity

January 19, 2012
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On January 16, 2012 Chelsea commemorated Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Day with several special events.  One of those events took place at Chelsea High School where over 200 people gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. King.  This event of Community Unity brought people together from Chelsea Public Schools, Chelsea Veterans, Chelsea police...

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Police Briefs 01-19-2012

January 19, 2012
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January 9, 2012 John Sanchez, 18, 128 Shurtleff St., Chelsea, was arrested for rape of a child with force. Chadlee Moore, 42, 183 Elm St.., Everett, was arrested for carrying a dangerous weapon. Jeff Bosquet, 28, 120 Vernal St., Everett, was arrested for possessing open container of alcohol in public. January 10, 2012 Shawn...

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Martin Luther King’s Birthday

January 19, 2012
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Had he not been cut down by an assassin’s bullet in 1968, Martin Luther King would have been 83 this week. For those of us old enough to remember, MLK was in his prime when this nation was racially divided, blacks against whites, gender divided, men against women, age divided, old against young, divided...

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Lady Red Devils Win Two Contests

January 19, 2012
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The Chelsea High girls basketball team cruised to a pair of victories in its last two outings, defeating Lynn Tech 64-20 and Mt. Alvernia 38-24. Neither contest was in doubt after the first period. The Lady Red Devils zoomed past Tech and continued to build their lead until the final buzzer, while against Mt....

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