Chelsea Tile Soda Fountain Auctioned

December 8, 2011
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Chelsea Tile Soda Fountain Auctioned

A Sunday, November 20, auction at Crown Auctions in Medford displayed an extraordinary piece of Chelsea’s history.  It was the top section of an elaborate soda fountain manufactured by Chelsea’s Low Art Tile Company in the 1890’s. An undisclosed buyer made a top bid of $17,000 (hammer price). The fountain piece, in excellent condition,...

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Santa and the Chamber

December 8, 2011
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Santa and the Chamber

Santa Claus came to town this week and found quite a few familiar faces and friends in Chelsea. Welcoming Santa to Chelsea were State and City officials and members of the Chamber of Commerce at the annual tree lighting ceremony in Chelsea Square. The event, which was sponsored by the Chamber and supported by...

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Chelsea’s Lawrence Lyons,Jr. Died at Pearl Harbor

December 8, 2011
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Lawrence Lyons, Jr. awakened very early at Hickam Field in Hawaii on December 7, 1941 as though it was just another day. He took his breakfast. He reported in for duty with his company, part of the 11th Bombardment Group. It was 7:30 a.m. Hawaii Time and he was well into his duties. It...

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House Passes Tougher Repeat Offender Laws

December 8, 2011
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House Judiciary Chair Eugene O’Flaherty joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in passing legislation that modifies current law governing cases of repeat criminal offenders – bringing habitual criminals to justice and ensuring the security of our Commonwealth. “With the passage of this legislation, the House has insured that repeat violent recidivists will...

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Suffolk, Kraft/Wynn Pitch Own Casino Plans

December 8, 2011
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In the midst of Suffolk Downs making a big splash this week with their official intentions to seek a casino license, the New England Patriots are apparently throwing a chop block their way. With a major casino developer visiting Patriots owner Bob Kraft at last Sunday’s football game, casino gaming in Greater Boston has...

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Fair Fight Turn Deadly

December 8, 2011
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As they often say, don’t bring a pair of fists to a gunfight, and that was especially true in the case of a murder on Central Avenue last year according to law enforcement officials. Luis Raul Rodriguez was shot to death after agreeing to a “fair fight” with a rival outside his Chelsea home...

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CHA Saga Settling Down

December 8, 2011
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Except for Mike McLaughlin and a few others,  investigators reviewing the records of the Chelsea Housing Authority will be sorely disappointed in the end to find out that massive sums of money weren’t stolen, others weren’t enriched and the CHA had very little to do with Chelsea city government or our city manager or...

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Department Wins Praise at Hanna Awards Ceremony

December 8, 2011
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Everyone wearing a badge in this city or any other does so with the possibility of being beaten, shot, stabbed and at the worst, losing one’s life in the line of duty. Being a police officer in Chelsea today is a dangerous job, often thankless, and when you serve in the CPD, nothing is...

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The Chelsea Time in Florida

December 8, 2011
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The 27th annual Chelsea Reunion in Florida will be held in Boynton Beach, Florida on March 4. The event is being chaired, once again, by Chelsea’s Leona Grell, one of our best known and beloved citizens. The Chelsea Time or reunion as it is officially called, has been a big hit since it first...

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Post-season Laurels for Cross Country Teams

December 8, 2011
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The Chelsea High boys and girls cross country teams played a prominent role at the  Commonwealth Athletic Conference cross country banquet at Whittier Tech last Friday.  The boys received their dual meet championship trophy for finishing undefeated at 9-0.  Joseph Arroyo, Francisco Colindres, and Edgar Ocana received All-Conference plaques for finishing in the top...

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Obituaries 12-08-2011

December 8, 2011
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Gerald Moltedo Everett Resident Gerald P. Moltedo of Everett died on December 6 surrounded by his loving family and his beloved wife of 49 years Janet M. (Butler). He was the loving father of Kelly Ann Moltedo of Everett, and the late Cheryl Ann Sacramone; brother of Robert of Chelsea; grandfather of Justin and...

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Maloon at the Saloon

December 2, 2011
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Maloon at the Saloon

Suzanne Maloon is the Dockside’s bar manager. Dockside opened this week at the Marketbasket Mall. Dockside is open 7 days a week with a full menu, great drinks, and a friendly and knowledge­able staff. Check out the Dockside at the mall. And if you like sports, there are plenty of wide screen televisions inside...

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Officers Rivera and Capistran Receive the State’s Highest Honor for Bravery

December 2, 2011
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Officers Rivera and Capistran Receive the State’s Highest Honor for Bravery

It was an early summer night in 2010 when Chelsea Police Officers Felix Rivera and Joseph Capistran were dispatched to Marlboro Street for a breaking and entering call. It was the kind of call they’d probably responded to without incident hundreds of times before, but that June night was quite different. As they entered...

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Grell Invites Residents to 27th Annual Reunion in Florida

December 2, 2011
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Grell Invites Residents to 27th Annual Reunion in Florida

Leona Grell is one of Chelsea’s most well-known and beloved citizens. Known for her great work with the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, Grell was recognized by city officials at the All-Chelsea Awards ceremony. Grell is busy these days planning a very special event for Chelsea residents. It’s the Grand Chelsea Reunion in Florida and...

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Billboard Proposal Moves Forward

December 2, 2011
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A billboard that will rise 70-feet into the air and tower over a local middle school has passed muster with the City’s Planning Board after a presentation by the proponent, Boston Outdoor Adventures, on Tuesday night. The billboard is proposed to be placed at 214 Arlington Ave., which is on top of the New...

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CHA Receiver Gets Down to Business

December 2, 2011
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The Chelsea Housing Authority’s newly named receiver took over the helm officially at the troubled agency Wednesday morning following her appointment by a Supreme Court Justice last week. The CHA, which hurtled into receivership following revelations that former executive director Mike McLaughlin was receiving a yearly salary of $360,000, is now under her command...

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Cathedral’s Prayers Are Answered: Chelsea is Eliminated from the Playoffs in a Last-minute Heartbreaker, 12-10

December 2, 2011
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The Chelsea High football team learned the hard way the truth of the age old maxim, “It isn’t over ‘til it’s over.” For almost the entire game in their Division 4A semifinal playoff contest with Cathedral High Tuesday evening at Reading, the Chelsea High football team played nearly perfect football. The CHS defense had...

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Obituaries 12-01-2011

December 2, 2011
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Stella  Nevins Lifelong Chelsea resident Stella T. (Maronska) Nevins died at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on November 28 where she had been receiving supportive care for the past eight years. She was in her 90th year. Born, raised and a lifelong resident of Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Charles and...

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Thanksgiving Shopping

November 22, 2011
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Thanksgiving Shopping

The Demoulas Marketbasket was absolutely packed the entire day Monday and has been packed almost everyday leading up to Thanksgiving. The parking lot was full nearly all day everyday at Chelsea’s leading retailer and its largest employer. The above photograph was taken Monday at about 1:30 p.m.

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Questions and Connections

November 22, 2011
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Lt. Governor Tim Murray has been a constant visitor here over the years that he has served. In many respects, he has become a great friend to this city and to its leading politicians, who see in him a chance to be close with the man who will succeed Governor Deval Patrick when he...

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Receiver Named for Housing Authority: Investigation Ongoing

November 22, 2011
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Judith Weber, a housing expert from Newton, has been appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court, to head the Chelsea Housing Authority as its receiver. In a hearing held before a single justice Monday morning, Weber was made the first receiver in CHA history. An assistant attorney general recommended her for Martha Coakley’s office and...

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Attorney General Enters into Criminal, Civil Investigation

November 22, 2011
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The state Attorney General’s Office sent notice last Thursday morning to the Chelsea Retirement Board that it is in the midst of a criminal and civil investigation into the actions of the former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Executive Director Michael McLaughlin. And the investigations might not end up only in that office. “Based in...

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Retirement Board Tables Mclaughlin Pension Request

November 22, 2011
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The Chelsea Retirement Board last Thursday morning tabled the pension request of former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Executive Director Michael McLaughlin in a decision that featured one somewhat controversial non-vote by member Fred Nowicki. After a brief discussion of the issue, the Board voted unanimously to table the McLaughlin matter until more information is...

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Thanksgiving 2011

November 22, 2011
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The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and we begin to wonder – where has the year gone and my, isn’t it flying by? What has it brought us and do we have anything to give thanks for? For those of you reading this, you should be grateful for having been given another year of...

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