Chelsea since the fire

The October, 1973 Chelsea Fire marked the lowest point the city reached in its modern history. Not even the social, moral and economic collapse of the city in the early 1990’s, and the receivership that followed, can compare. In fact,…

Obituaries – 10-21-09

Dorothy Hannabury Clerk for City of Chelsea Dorothy Hannabury of Chelsea died on October 5. The clerk for the City of Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine (Hale) Hannabury. A prayer service will be…

There’s more to Baker than meets the eye

Attention Chelsea voters, Charlie Baker is running for governor and you will hear about him big time, because he is the real thing. At first, Baker, 2010 Republican candidate for Massachusetts Governor, comes off as a sort of uptight Harvard…

New Apollinaire production opens Oct. 30

The Apollinaire Theatre Company will premier its production of Anthony Neilson’s The Wonderful World of Dissocia on October 30 at the Chelsea Theatre Works building on 189 Winnisimmet Street. The play, which premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2004,…

Capuano’s travels

The Boston Globe this week made a big fuss over our Congressman Mike Capuano’s $24,000 spent on congressional travel to foreign nations during the past few years. The inference, if one was to be drawn, is that Capuano, now seeking…

The Chelsea Street Bridge

As odd as this may sound to those of us so used to the Chelsea Street Bridge as an ugly monstrosity – it is the gateway to East Boston and vice versa – the gateway to Chelsea. The new bridge…

Obituaries – 10-14-09

Marion Robinson Ashland resident Marion F. (Decareau) Robinson of Ashland, formerly of Westborough, died on October 12. She was the mother of Donna Reardon of North Carolina, Richard Robinson of Ashland, Robin Grandville of Tewksbury, Larry Robinson of Rutland, Bob…

An interview with Robert Cashman

Chelsea based Metropolitan Credit Union (MCU) has grown to become the fifth largest credit union in the state with more than 100,000 account holders, $750 million in assets and a tenth location in South Bay on the way. Despite the…