Zoning Board Denies Factory Proposal

June 22, 2011
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Zoning Board Denies Factory Proposal

A tortilla factory will not be moving into the former Kayem site on Winnisimmet Street following the unanimous decision of the Zoning Board of Appeals which denied five special occupancy permits that were being sought at a crowded hearing in Chelsea city hall Tuesday night. About 65 men and women from the neighborhood attended....

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Officials Keep a Close Watch on Global Project

June 22, 2011
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Officials Keep a Close Watch on Global Project

Federal railroad officials are keeping a close eye on Global Oil’s proposal to bring Ethanol trains to its Revere terminal on Chelsea Creek, but they also said they still don’t know much about the details. “We have been monitoring developments closely and have had meetings with the State Fire Marshal’s Office as well as...

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Washington Ave. Reconstruction Ready to Go

June 22, 2011
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Washington Avenue is going to undergo a near complete rehabilitation and not a moment too soon. Washington Avenue is in deplorable condition with holes and bumps and large stretches of unevenness that make driving down this grand road a noisy, challenging, rattling event. “It’s a whopper of a job and I’m so proud this...

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An Entire Community doing the Right Thing

June 22, 2011
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The Zoning Board of Appeals has turned back a bid by a local company to locate a factory style operation in a vacant building complex in the waterfront district. In doing so, the board has shown that it acts in concert with the needs and concerns of the neighborhood and with the more expansive...

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Police Briefs 06-16-2011

June 22, 2011
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Monday, June 6 Joseph Rosenberger, 43, 50 ½ Common St., Lawrence, was arrested on a felony warrant. Nijaz Okic, 21, 154 Marlborough St., Chelsea, was arrested for number plate violation, operating motor vehicle with suspended license, failure to wear seat belt. Tuesday, June 7 Benjamin Jarden, 28, 170 Morton St., Boston, was arrested for...

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To the Monkiewicz Family

June 22, 2011
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The Kayem people are enormously successful with their products, which we love, and they are generous people to the residents of this city, which we appreciate and admire. However, their vacant property on Winnisimmet Street is a white elephant as it was allowed to remain vacant for longer than two years. Whatever zoning existed...

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Obituaries 06-16-2011

June 22, 2011
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Margaret Madden Of Rhode Island, formerly of Chelsea Margaret A. Madden of Rhode Island, formerly of Chelsea, died on June 12. She was 80 years old. She was the beloved mother of Ronald, John, Donna, Robert, Linda and James and cherished grandmother of 15. Visiting hours are today, Thursday, June 16, from 4 to ...

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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

June 20, 2011
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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

The Evening News with Walter Cronkite evokes a time, the years 1967-1971, and the shift in ideals and experience through the closely observed eyes of Jack Krivitsky. He goes off to college in 1967 straddling two worlds: the upper middle class Jewish world where he’s grown up privileged on Boston’s North Shore, and is...

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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

June 16, 2011
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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

One of our photographers grabbed this historic shot Thursday morning of Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara exiting the charter plane at Logan Airport while hoisting the Stanley Cup into the air. A small group of fans were there to cheer on the team as they arrived back in Boston just after 8:30 a.m. on...

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Controversy Erupts at Local Meeting on Factory Variance

June 9, 2011
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Controversy Erupts at Local Meeting on Factory Variance

About 15 members of the Lower Broadway community exchanged sometimes heated and passionate feelings about the proposed tortilla factory, which seeks to move into the old Kayem property on Winisimmet Street if the city’s zoning board of appeals allows it. The meeting was held Tuesday night in the community room at the Chelsea Police...

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City Council Approves $115 Million Budget

June 9, 2011
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How much will it cost to run the City of Chelsea in the next fiscal year that starts on July 1? The answer is $115M. And the number became official when the Chelsea City Council  on Tuesday evening gave its OK for the Fiscal Year 2012 budget presented by Jay Ash. It is a...

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Navigation Channel Under Chelsea Bridge Under Consideration for Dredging in 2012

June 9, 2011
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is proposing to perform maintenance dredging of the Federal navigation channel in the vicinity of the Chelsea Street Bridge in Chelsea and East Boston by 2012. The replacement of the existing Chelsea Street Bridge with a new vertical lift bridge by others will allow the...

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The Class of 2011

June 9, 2011
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The Chelsea High School senior class of 2012 is officially history. The graduates are entering a world turned upside down by the recession and its lingering effects and by the state of the world and of how it is turning with new challenges heaped upon all of us almost everyday. Nothing is simple anymore....

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Congratulations Zonta

June 9, 2011
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The 30th anniversary celebration of the Zonta Club of Chelsea was a time to behold. Held at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield June 2, and well attended, it was an homage to everything that is good and right about the leading women and members of this club – the Zonta Club of Chelsea. Founded in 1981...

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Police Briefs 06-09-2011

June 9, 2011
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Monday, May 30 Alfredo Correia, 53, 4 Franklin Ave., was arrested for two counts of simple assault and malicious destruction of property over $250. Marcos DaSilva, 29, 52 Heathchliff Ave., Apt 1, Somerville, was arrested for 3 outstanding warrants. Christina Benson, 29, 784 Mass Ave., Boston, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Scott Gaskill,...

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Red Devils Fall in Tourney, 8-3

June 9, 2011
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A slow start proved fatal for the Chelsea High baseball team in their contest with Weston in the first round of the Division 3 North state baseball tournament, as the Red Devils dropped an 8-3 decision. “We had some tough breaks early and didn’t make some plays,” said CHS head coach Alan Beausoleil. “Once...

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Obituaries 06-09-2011

June 9, 2011
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Don DiFiore Skycap, Man with Many Interests Don DiFiore, a Skycap for American Airlines, died at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston on June 5 following a long and courageous battle with overwhelming illness. He was 50 years old. Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Domenic and Edna (DeGurski)...

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Bridge Closing Chelsea Street Bridge Closing Starts June 1 goes through Dec.1

June 3, 2011
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Bridge Closing Chelsea Street Bridge Closing Starts June 1 goes through  Dec.1

Beginning on Wednesday June 1 at 12:00 a.m. and continuing through Thursday, December 1 the Chelsea Street bridge that connects Chelsea to East Boston will be closed to allow work crews to demolish the existing bridge and construct the remaining portions of the new lift structure and any associated navigation work. “At the completion...

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Chelsea Street Bridge Closing not the End of the World but Close to it

June 3, 2011
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Chelsea Street Bridge Closing not the End of the World but Close to it

The closing of the Chelsea Street Bridge until December is a nightmare of the first order. However, city officials here and in Boston have been in communication for quite some time and have made plans to deal with the situation in order to keep the traffic flowing, according to City Manager Jay Ash. On...

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Chelsea Students Place Third in Statewide Banking Bowl

June 3, 2011
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Chelsea Students Place Third in Statewide Banking Bowl

Students from Chelsea High School representing Metro Credit Union earned the third place award in the Marketing Competition as well as in the Product Development Competition at the recent Massachusetts School Bank Association Spring Conference.  Student teams from 24 financial institutions competed at the Spring Conference, which was held at the Federal Reserve Bank...

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Crime Drops 10% in 2010

June 3, 2011
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Despite an extraordinary hike in homicides, the year 2010 was as good as it gets when it comes to a significantly dropping overall crime rate, it was revealed with statistics released by the Chelsea Police Department. According to crime statistics compiled by police departments in Massachusetts and filed with the FBI,  Chelsea experienced the...

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Much to Look Forward To

June 3, 2011
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It was an America at peace with itself this long Memorial Day weekend. The kick-off to the Summer of 2011 went smoothly in New England and here in the Greater Boston area where the weather finally, fully, wonderfully cooperated, sending tens of thousands to our beaches and into the streets of our neighborhoods for...

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Red Devils Host Weston in Tourney Today

June 3, 2011
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The Chelsea High baseball team will embark on its Journey to the Tourney when the Red Devils host Weston today (Thursday) in an opening round contest of the MIAA Division 3 North sectional baseball tournament. The opening pitch is slated for 4:00. The Red Devils, with an 11-7 record, are the eighth seed in...

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Norbert Simon Dashes to Medal at D-2 Meet

June 3, 2011
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Chelsea High track star Norbert Simon competed at the Eastern Mass. Division II Meet held at Bridgewater State College last weekend.  Simon made it to the finals in the 200 meter dash where he ran a 23.83 to earn a medal and score a point for Chelsea. (The scoring is 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.) Norbert also jumped...

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