February in Florida Seemed to Be Tradition for McLaughlin: Hud Looks into Expenses Racked Up by McLaughlin, CHA Employees

July 26, 2013
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Apparently, like duck hunting season or deer hunting season, the public housing conference season appears to always happen during Chelsea’s coldest months – and the location for those getaways is almost exclusively Florida. That according to expense payments from the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) regarding several public housing programs that the federal Housing and...

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Toll Changes for Tobin: Tunnels Proposed Quietly by State Dot

July 26, 2013
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In a 53-page document filed quietly last week with environmental regulators and made public Tuesday, sweeping changes are detailed in the state’s highway tolling infrastructure and policies – including a program to charge tolls on the Tobin Bridge for northbound and southbound traffic. The document – published in the insider-only ‘Environmental Monitor’ – details...

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New Hotels Clear First Hurdle

July 26, 2013
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The Planning Board this past week gave a go ahead for the development of two new hotels in Chelsea.  Although action is still required by the Zoning and Economic Development Boards, City Manager Jay Ash remains quite optimistic that construction will begin as early as the fall on the combined $40 million investment being...

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Movie Set on Everett Avenue Provides Excitement, Helps Businesses

July 26, 2013
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During the 80 or more years that Chelsea Floor Coverings has been on the corner of Everett Avenue and Chestnut Street, they’ve amassed a list of clients that is quite impressive. From hotels to hospitals to universities to regular Chelsea homeowners, they pretty much have serviced everyone. At least that’s what they thought until...

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Thank You, Herbie and the Chs Grand Reunion Committee

July 26, 2013
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They began their challenging task months ago of trying to contact former Chelsea students for another Chelsea Grand Reunion. The hope was this event would attract a good crowd of maybe 300-500 people. But those who made that forecast don’t know Herbie Kupersmith, who among his many talents has come to be an event...

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Police Briefs 07-25-2013

July 26, 2013
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July 15 Simon Solis, 36, of 10 W. Baltimore, Lynn, was arrested for driving under the influence, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, assault and battery and stolen motor vehicle. Elder Portillo, 19, of 100 Washington Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for straight warrant felony. Karen Ortiz-Montez, 18, of...

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Obituaries 07-25-2013

July 26, 2013
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Santos Martinez Of Chelsea, Formerly of Puerto Rico Santos Martinez of Chelsea, formerly of Aibonito, Puerto Rico, passed away peacefully on July 21 surrounded by his loving and caring family. He was 92 years old. Born and raised in Ceyay, Puerto Rico, he resided there until coming to Chelsea 11 years ago, He was...

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Grand Reunion

July 18, 2013
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Grand Reunion

The Chelsea Grand Reunion Committee, led by Chairman Herbie Kupersmith (seated center, front row), has been busy planning the gala celebration that will be held on July 27. The committee is pictured Monday inside the Saul Nechtem Gymnasium at Chelsea High School where the reunion will be held.

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MassDOT Encouraging Motorists to Sign Up for E-Z Pass

July 18, 2013
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MassDOT Encouraging Motorists to Sign Up for E-Z Pass

While the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced plans are underway for the implementation of All Electronic Tolling (AET) on the Tobin Bridge, MassDOT’s mobile E-Z Pass van was out in Chelsea encouraging motorists to sign up for the program. The van was outside Market Basket last Friday. The mobile van offers potential customers...

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Patrick Does Not Sign Petruccelli Amendment to Block Ethanol Trains

July 18, 2013
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Last Friday Governor Deval Patrick sent the amendment to the state’s Chapter 91 law back to legislators for further changes and made his own recommendations to the law. Senators Anthony Petruccelli, Sal DiDomenico and Patricia Jehlen’s amendment was aimed at blocking Global Oil’s proposal to bring 1.8 million gallons of ethanol by train twice...

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Memories of Chelsea Fast Pitch Softball

July 18, 2013
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There are so many great things that we miss about the “old” Chelsea and one of those memories is  the Chelsea Municipal Fast Pitch Softball League at Carter Park. There were many, many nights when the Carter Park stands and the staircase leading into the ballfield from Orange Street would be filled with fans...

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Obituaries 07-18-2013

July 18, 2013
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Angel Gonzalez Accident Victim Angel L Gonzalez of Chelsea died tragically, by accident, on July 3. He was 44 years old. Born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, Angel passed away tragically late Wednesday evening after being hit while changing a tire in the breakdown lane of Rt. 93 in Windham, New Hampshire. He was the...

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Three Years in Prison for Mclaughlin; No Restitution for CHA

July 18, 2013
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Three Years in Prison for Mclaughlin; No Restitution for CHA

Judge says McLaughlin picked the pockets of CHA residents to line his own pockets In a sentencing hearing that seemed to take on elements of a criminal trial, Federal Judge Doug Woodlock elevated the sentence of former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Michael McLaughlin and gave him three years in prison. “I find for...

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Chelsea Place Opens at Commons

July 11, 2013
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Chelsea Place Opens at Commons

The latest addition to Chelsea Commons was unveiled yesterday as Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT) held a ribbon cutting to signal the completion of Chelsea Place, a four story, 56-unit, market rate apartment complex. The LEED Silver certified building, which will include solar panels on the roof among many green elements in the...

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Sandsculpting Festival Ready to Start on July 17

July 11, 2013
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Sandsculpting Festival Ready to Start on July 17

With all of the fun and entertainment that has now become part of the nearby Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival, one thing that can tend to get lost in the pre-festival publicity is the actual Sandsculpting. However, once the show gets on the road July 17th – marking the Festival’s 10th Anniversary – it...

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Collaborative, Residents Are Still Pushing Amendment in Wake of Quebec Train Disaster

July 11, 2013
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Collaborative, Residents Are Still Pushing  Amendment in Wake of Quebec Train Disaster

While pleased with last week’s announcement that Global Petroleum had withdrawn its proposal to bring millions of gallons of Ethanol by train through more than 90 communities across the Commonwealth, local Chelsea Creek activists remain dedicated to seeing through the amendment they have fought for and that would ensure that future projects like Global’s...

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Turn in McLaughlin Sentencing Could Set New Legal Precedent

July 11, 2013
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As the nation paused to celebrate and elevate the cornerstones of democracy in America, the attorneys in the Michael McLaughlin case did revolutionary battle over a unique turn in the case that could set new precedent in the federal court system. At issue is the still-remarkable turn of events from McLaughlin’s sentencing hearing in...

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Our Opinions A Joint Victory

July 11, 2013
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The decision by Global Petroleum officials to withdraw their application to bring Ethanol trains to its Revere/East Boston terminal on tracks running through the communities of Chelsea and Everett certainly comes as good news especially to residents who live near the train tracks or the terminal itself. Last week’s explosion in Canada of crude...

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Police Briefs 07-11-2013

July 11, 2013
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July 1 Robert J. Mazzeo Sr., 55, of 20 Grandview Road, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Carlos Hernandez, 19, of 15 Fifth Street, Chelsea, was arrested for carrying a firearm without a license, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, without possession of FID card, and miscellaneous motor vehicle ordinance bylaw violations....

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Obituaries 07-11-2013

July 11, 2013
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Pauline Nolan K-Mart Retiree Pauline M. Nolan, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away on July 4 at the Massachusetts General Hospital following a brief illness. She was 77 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the daughter of Andrew and Evelyn (DeOtt) Gallagher, she attended local schools and worked for many years at K-Mart...

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Screeching Halt: Backed into Corner, Global Withdraws Ethanol Train Plan

July 4, 2013
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Screeching Halt: Backed into Corner, Global Withdraws Ethanol Train Plan

Don’t ever count out a community organizer. More than two years ago, Roseann Bongiovanni and several other members of the Chelsea Collaborative heard about a plan by Revere’s Global Petroleum to steer trains through the heart of Chelsea at night, trains that carried the potentially dangerous and explosive material called Ethanol. No one in...

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Curtain Call: Nobrega’s Discount House Will Close After 43 Years

July 4, 2013
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Curtain Call: Nobrega’s Discount House Will Close After 43 Years

When it came to anything made of fabric for the home, there was only one place in Chelsea with a great selection and a fair price. That place was Nobrega’s Discount House, and after 60 years in business (43 in Chelsea) the family-operated store is calling it quits this weekend. Located on the Parkway...

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Pool’s Open

July 4, 2013
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Pool’s Open

Children Playing under the waterfall at the Vietnam Veterans pool on Saturday, June 29 as the pool opened for the season.

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Council At-large Race Could Potentially Be a Battle

July 4, 2013
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The City Election season is in its beginning stages, and already, at least two races are standing out as being potentially very tight. Nomination papers for potential candidates became available on May 1st. Candidates have until Aug. 6th to collect signatures and return their papers, and failing to do so will mean they cannot...

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