Black Friday : No Need to Gas Up the Car and Drive Far Away for Good Deals This Weekend, Many Are Just Right Around the Corner

November 21, 2012
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Black Friday : No Need to Gas Up the Car and Drive Far Away for Good Deals This Weekend, Many Are Just Right Around the Corner

During the shopping frenzy that the Thanksgiving holiday has become, one doesn’t need to go far to find great deals. In fact, savvy shoppers will find that they can save a tank of gas, avoid the mall and find great deals just around the corner. Local retailers and businesses are preparing for some major...

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Great Scott : Former CHS Football Star Scott Leonard Opens New Marketplace in Rutland, MA

November 21, 2012
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Great Scott : Former CHS Football Star Scott Leonard Opens New Marketplace in Rutland, MA

Scott Leonard received the Thom McAn Award as the Chelsea High football team’s most outstanding scholar athlete in his senior year in 1982. As a sophomore running back, he scored a touchdown in a 34-26 victory over Everett that many consider the program’s greatest come-from-behind win on Thanksgiving. Leonard has never forgotten those glory...

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Chelsea Residents Join Neighboring Communities Opposing Ethanol Trians

November 21, 2012
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A coalition of activists from Chelsea, Revere, East Boston and Everett joined together last week to ask state officials to join the communities in opposing ethanol trains from coming into the area. The Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) went to Boston to hand deliver more than 850 postcards to Massachusetts Department of Transportation to...

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Turkey Day Dinner Cost Increases Only Slightly This Year After Big Jump in 2011

November 21, 2012
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The cost of the typical Thanksgiving dinner this year is nearly unchanged after eight years of increases, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) – which has conducted the annual Thanksgiving dinner cost index survey since 1986. This year’s increase of about 1 percent comes as good news after a monstrous 13 percent...

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A Troubling Trend of Class Warfare

November 21, 2012
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Robin Hood only exists in storybooks, and personally, that’s where I think he should stay. That’s because he’s a story – a fantasy based on emotion and myth. But, unfortunately, there are more and more American leaders who have resurrected that story and successfully sold it to the American public as a realistic path...

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Thanksgiving 2012

November 21, 2012
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This Thanksgiving, as we pause to reflect, there are mixed signs of where we as a nation are headed.  First for the good news: The presidential election showed more minorities participated in the voting process. The home mortgage crisis that triggered the real estate freefall of price values has seen stabilization and housing starts...

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Red Devils Host Matignon on Turkey Day

November 21, 2012
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The Chelsea High football team will host Matignon Thanksgiving Day at Chelsea Stadium. Thanksgiving Day football always is special for high school players and fans alike and that certainly will be the case when the Red Devils take to the CHS gridiron Thursday morning. Although the Red Devils have just one win to their...

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Obituaries 11-21-2012

November 21, 2012
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William Burke Of Chelsea William J. Burke of Chelsea died on November 17. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Rita A. (Watson) Burke; devoted father of Michael Burke of Medford, Pattie Lepore and her late husband, Christopher, Karen Burke and Maureen Burke, all of...

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Soldiers Home Vets Ceremony Focuses on Sacrifices of Yesterday’s and Today’s Veterans

November 15, 2012
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Soldiers Home Vets Ceremony Focuses on Sacrifices of Yesterday’s and Today’s Veterans

A lively and heartfelt ceremony unfolded at the Chelsea Soldiers Home last Thursday in honor of Veterans Day. Elected officials, including Congressman Michael Capuano, joined the Chelsea High School (CHS) orchestra and Cantare to provide a fitting honor to the vets living at the Soldiers Home and those visiting from Chelsea and surrounding communities....

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Local leaders not so high on medical marijuana ballot question

November 15, 2012
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When faced with the all-out legalization of recreational marijuana use per a ballot question in Colorado, the Colorado governor had one of the most memorable quotes in recent history: “Don’t break out the Cheetos just yet,” he said after the question won overwhelming support in Colorado despite his opposition. The same advice could be...

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Chelsea to See $1.5m from Massworks : Money to Help Make Crescent Commons a Reality

November 15, 2012
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State leaders chose Chelsea as the backdrop last week to announce millions of dollars in grant money for communities to build housing. And though the bad weather thwarted the event, Chelsea still came up smiling with a $1.5 million grant that will be used to fund infrastructure improvements associated with Crescent Court – a...

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The People Have Spoken : Obama, Warren, and Local Democrats Big Winners

November 15, 2012
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Ten years ago this week, Revere voters joined with the rest of the Commonwealth in electing Mitt Romney as our governor, sending him on a trajectory that would take Romney within a whisker (or two) of becoming President of the United States. But a decade later, Revere joined with the rest of Romney’s  home...

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Veterans Day

November 15, 2012
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This past weekend Americans stopped to remember the veterans of the wars in which we as a country have been engaged. Our debt to these men and women can never be repaid for their service.  For those of us, who never have been in the heat of battle, heard the terrifying sounds of bullets...

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Chelsea Welcomes Zipcar to Bellingham Square

November 15, 2012
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City officials, members of the Chamber of Commerce and local residents gathered in Bellingham Square last week to welcome the Zipcar expansion there. Zipcar is the world’s leading car sharing network, and just last week released news that the company has grown in users by 18 percent this year. That increase no doubt has...

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CHS Football Team Falls to North Shore Tech, Will Meet Matignon Here on Thanksgiving Day

November 15, 2012
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The Chelsea High football team dropped a 44-8 decision to a strong North Shore Tech squad Friday evening under the lights at Chelsea Stadium. North Shore struck early and often en route to building a 30-0 lead at the half. Tech received the opening kickoff and needed just five plays to reach the CHS...

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Obituaries 11-15-2012

November 15, 2012
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Theodore ‘Ted’ Szymanski Of Woburn, formerly of Chelsea Theodore F. “Ted” Szymanski, a longtime resident of Woburn and formerly of Chelsea,  died at the Woburn Nursing Center  on November 11. He was 91 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School, he was one of seven children born...

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Police Briefs 11-15-2012

November 15, 2012
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11/05 Cory Linnell, 33, 25 Division St., Chelsea, was arrested for distribution of Class A drug, (2 counts), conspiracy to violate drug law. James Neuner, 29, 52 Catalina Rd., Lynn, was arrested for possessing Class A drug, conspiracy to violate drug law. Therese DiStefano, 29, 6 Intervale Ave., Saugus, was arrested for conspiracy to...

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Katz Bagels Not Happy with Trans-fat Ban, Says Alternative Ingredients Just Don’t Cut It

November 15, 2012
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Katz Bagels Not Happy with Trans-fat Ban, Says Alternative Ingredients Just Don’t Cut It

For decades, when Richard Katz prepared dough for pie crusts or turnovers – sitting at his baking station in the back of his Park Street storefront like a king on his throne – he has used a time-honored recipe. It’s a recipe that has been handed down for generations and loved by customers for...

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Clark Avenue School Building Project Ramping Up Efforts

November 8, 2012
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Clark Avenue School Building Project Ramping Up Efforts

City and School officials are about to enter a strange new place – the state’s new School Building Authority (MSBA). After building several new schools some years ago under the old state program, Chelsea has not embarked on a school building project for more than a decade. However, officials are just now ramping up...

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One Dedicated Voter: 98-year-old Resident Makes It to the Polls on Tuesday

November 8, 2012
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One Dedicated Voter: 98-year-old Resident Makes It to the Polls on Tuesday

It’s not every day that 98-year-old Geraldine Piva gets out of the house. It’s not so easy to get around when one is just a few steps away from triple digits. But on Election Day this past Tuesday, there was no stopping the Suffolk Street resident from getting to the polls. Piva is a...

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Chelsea Man Arrested in Drug Bust

November 8, 2012
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Chelsea Man Arrested in Drug Bust

A major drug bust in East Boston last week has removed 42 lbs. of heroin worth $5 million from the streets and landed a Chelsea man behind bars. Miguel Antonio Rivera, 35, of Chelsea was arraigned on charges of trafficking in more than 200 grams of a Class A substance in a school zone...

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Council Action Could Save Homeowners $1,856 or More

November 8, 2012
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If a plan being advanced through the City Council is adopted, average single-family owner-occupants could save $1,856 on their property taxes this year. That savings rises to $2,084 for two-family and $2,486 for three-family owner occupants. “That’s obviously a huge savings that translates into about a 46 percent reduction on property taxes,” said Councillor...

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Speaking of Sandy

November 8, 2012
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Looking at the devastation on Wednesday morning of New York City and the decimated coastline, one cannot help but be amazed at how one of the most advanced cities in the world can be humbled in less than 24 hours by Hurricane Sandy. What is most amazing is that this was just a  Category...

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Zipcar Adding Two Cars and a New Location in Chelsea

November 8, 2012
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Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, is expanding its presence in Chelsea with a new Zipcar location at the municipal surface lot on Fifth Street under Rt. 1. The increased availability of Zipcar in Chelsea will provide residents and businesses with increased access to affordable, convenient transportation options that help reduce congestion and...

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