Four Generations

December 31, 2013
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Four Generations

Four generations of a great Chelsea family gathered for a Thanksgiving celebration in Plymouth. Pictured at the holiday dinner are Mrs. Adelaide Sexton, with her daughter Carol Dockendoff, granddaughter Adele McCarthy, and great-granddaughter Emily McCarthy.

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Metro Credit Union Donates to Haven from Hunger

December 31, 2013
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Metro Credit Union Donates to Haven from Hunger

Metro Credit Union, the Commonwealth’s largest state-chartered credit union, donated $1000 to Haven From Hunger, a local non-profit committed to feeding people in the Peabody, Lynnfield and Salem communities. “We are so glad to be able to donate to Haven From Hunger at such a critical time, just days before Christmas. We have worked...

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Brown’s Case Dismissed Just Before Christmas Despite DA’s Comments

December 31, 2013
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City Councillor Calvin Brown had domestic violence charges dismissed on the Friday before Christmas using a legal technique frowned upon by the Office of District Attorney Dan Conley. On Friday, Dec. 20, Chelsea District Court Judge Dunbar Livingston dismissed the case due to the fact that the victim – and only witness, who was...

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2014

December 31, 2013
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New Year’s Day really isn’t different than any other day of the year.  It is a day that has no real significance other than its place on the calendar. However, that lack of meaningfulness also is New Year’s greatest asset.  New Year’s Day belongs to everyone because it has no particular religious or political...

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Red Devils Drop Pair; Host Lynn Tech Friday

December 31, 2013
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team found the Beverly Holiday Tournament anything but merry, as the Red Devils dropped both of their games in the tourney this past weekend. Chelsea drew the host team in the tourney opener Friday night and came out on the short end of a 54-39 decision. The initial period...

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Obituaries 01-02-2014

December 31, 2013
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Edward Nadolny Of Chelsea, formerly of Everett Edward P. Nadolny of Chelsea, formerly of Everett, died on December 25. A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband of the late Rose (Salamone); dear and devoted father of Daniel Nadolny and Rose Paradiso and her life partner, George Steuber of...

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John Ruiz Hosts Event on Jan. 4

December 31, 2013
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John Ruiz Hosts Event on Jan. 4

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Fighting Crime: City Leaders Look to Take Ten Steps Forward Against Crime

December 20, 2013
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Fighting Crime: City Leaders Look to Take Ten Steps Forward Against Crime

In the wake of several high-profile criminal incidents in and around the central part of the City this past year, city officials this week have proposed taking a $1 million bite out of that crime. City Manager Jay Ash and Council President Dan Cortell filed a 10-point action plan to focus additional resources and...

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Yeast is the Key Ingredient for a Great Beer at Mystic Brewery

December 20, 2013
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Yeast is the Key Ingredient for a Great Beer at Mystic Brewery

The typical beer drinker doesn’t particularly think about the yeast used in the fermentation process when swilling down the contents of a 40-ounce bottle of Pabst. In fact, a good many beer drinkers probably don’t even know that yeast is part of the beer-making process. Those beer drinkers would likely not have their fridge...

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Second Storm Breeds Icy Conditions

December 20, 2013
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The official snow count in Chelsea for Tuesday’s snowstorm was around 6.5 inches – and a good deal of that accumulation was quickly removed from the City’s roads and streets, something that cannot be said for state highways and byways. At the height of the storm on Tuesday, most streets in Chelsea and especially...

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Winter Fest Goes on Despite Bad Weather

December 20, 2013
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The spirit of the season was quite evident, even though Chelsea Winter Fest moved indoors this past Saturday. “As much as I would have loved to be out in the cold and the snow, celebrating our community in the warmth of the Mary C. Burke Complex cafetorium was certainly the way to go,” said...

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Frank Gets Verbal Nod for Council Presidency

December 20, 2013
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Ten councillors gave verbal pledges to Councillor Matt Frank for his Council President run on Monday night at a subcommittee meeting. The meeting was designed to elect new officers, but the pledges are non-binding and could, theoretically, change. However, it doesn’t appear that will be the case. Frank voted present, which is customary for...

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An “Excellent” Evaluation for City Manager Jay Ash

December 20, 2013
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We agree wholeheartedly with the Chelsea City Council’s evaluation that City Manager Jay Ash is doing an “excellent” job as the leader of our city. From one end of our city to the other, Jay Ash has made a positive impact on the quality of life of our residents and helped put Chelsea on...

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Red Devil Hoopmen Top Greater Lawrence, 59-47

December 20, 2013
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team earned its first victory of the season with a 59-47 triumph over Greater Lawrence Monday evening on the local court. The contest was not as close as the final score might indicate, as the Red Devils asserted control early in the second period, expanding a slim first quarter...

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Obituaries 12-19-2013

December 20, 2013
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Evelyn Onchick Longtime Employee of Stop & Shop Evelyn (Gautreau) Onchick, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on December 11 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital just three days short of her 102nd Birthday. A longtime Stop & Shop employee, she was a lover of horse and dog racing and would be the first to...

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Indoor Yard Sale – December 15, 2013 9am – 3pm

December 13, 2013
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At Temple Emmanuel Chelsea – 60 Tudor Street (Side Door) Chelsea, MA Coming up this Sunday December 15, 2013 9am – 3pm Browse Holiday Gifts Sports Items Gently used Clothing Winterwear Brick-a-Brack Household Goods Craft items Books Come Early to Find your own Bargains!!! Chairman: Ed White

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Oil Boom Likely to Lower Heating Bills in Coming Years, but Not Quite Yet

December 12, 2013
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Oil Boom Likely to Lower Heating Bills in Coming Years, but Not Quite Yet

Just five years ago, America seemed to be at a crisis point when it came to its energy needs, and nowhere was that more apparent around here than in home heating bills – whether for heating oil or natural gas. In fact, during the presidential election of 2008, both candidates preached about the need...

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Chelsea Winter Fest This Saturday

December 12, 2013
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Chelsea Winter Fest This Saturday

A forecasted cold Saturday will not be a match, promise event organizers, for the warmth that attendees will feel at this year’s Chelsea Winter Fest. “The weather will not chill the spirit of Chelsea Winter Fest,” predicted City Manager Jay Ash, the lead organizer of the third year event.  “Our day is shaping up...

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Chelsea Collaborative Gala

December 12, 2013
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Chelsea Collaborative Gala

Yaritza Gonzales, special events coordinator, Gladys Vega, executive director, Rita Falzarano, development coordinator, Yessenia Alfaro, director of social economic justice department, and Roseann Bongiovanni, associate executive director, are pictured at the Chelsea Collaborative 25th Anniversary Gala on December 5 at the Holiday Inn Somerville.

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Chelsea Death Believed Homicide

December 12, 2013
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A Revere woman found suffering from serious injuries on Broadway early Tuesday morning has died and authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying her assailant. Michelle Dauwer, 45, most recently of Constitution Avenue in Revere, was found dead and her death is being treated as a homicide by investigators. Chelsea Police responded...

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Compromise Keeps Casino Proposal at Revere’s Suffolk Downs Site Alive

December 12, 2013
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While many were expecting a finite decision by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) on Tuesday afternoon considering the Revere-only casino, the Commissioners instead surprised everyone by agreeing to a very detailed compromise that will allow the proposal to go forward with a caveat. The caveat being that Revere must take another vote for the...

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Nelson Mandela: A Truly Unique and Wonderful Man

December 12, 2013
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The outpouring of world-wide respect for Nelson Mandela, the former leader of South Africa who passed away this week, is unprecedented in the world we live in today. No one reading this editorial can even begin to imagine or comprehend the hardships he encountered during his long life: Here was a man who was...

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Obituaries 12-12-2013

December 12, 2013
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Madeline Cromwell Retired Glazier, AME Baptist Church Member Madeline F. (Hagan) Cromwell, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away early on Tuesday, November 5 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett after being transferred from Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Sunday. Celebrating her 82nd birthday in February of this year, she was a...

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Centro Latino Hosts Thanksgiving Dinner

December 6, 2013
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Centro Latino Hosts Thanksgiving Dinner

Centro Latino sponsored a Thanksgiving luncheon at the Williams School on Nov. 27. Pictured are some of the forty volunteers from Chelsea High School’s Interact Club who helped make the event a success.

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