Monthly Archives: December 2011

New Chief Has Deep Roots in Chelsea

December 29, 2011
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New Chief Has Deep Roots in Chelsea

Going back into new Chelsea Fire Chief Bobby Better Jr.’s ancestry, one would find a long line of Chelsea residents stretching back into the early 1800s when they farmed the Prattville and North Chelsea (now Revere) areas. Though the family might have started out as farmers, more recently they’ve certainly cornered the market on...

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Carvalho Gets Life in Prison for the Murder of Chelsea Man

December 29, 2011
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It was an emotional end to the trial of the East Boston man accused of killing a soon-to-be Chelsea father last August as family members got to speak at Jonathan Carvalho’s sentencing hearing. Carvalho, 22, of East Boston was recently convicted of second-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison late last week...

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President Robinson; Vice-president Dan Cortell to Lead City Council

December 29, 2011
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The Chelsea city council will be voting for long-time councillor Leo Robinson to once again lead the city council in 2012. Robinson, a popular city councillor at large, said he will be working closely with his colleagues and with City Manager Jay Ash to move the city’s agenda forward. “The city is in the...

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From “No Way” to a Way Out: Determination Took Orlando Echevarria from the Streets to a College Education

December 29, 2011
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Like many kids growing up, Orlando Echevarria’12 had dreams. He wanted to graduate from high school and play basketball at a four-year college. It hasn’t been easy, but Echevarria is fulfilling his dream. He graduated from Chelsea (Massachusetts) High in 2007 and is on track to receive his degree in Safety and Occupational Health...

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Out with the Old; In with the New

December 29, 2011
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It was a turbulent and tumultuous year in some parts of the world. In this nation, it was, above all, a year when we got more of the same rather than the dramatic change needed to alter our course. The economy improved just a bit but millions remain unemployed, businesses refuse to hire new...

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CHS Girls Power Past Greater Lawrence, 57-39

December 29, 2011
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The Chelsea High girls basketball team gave themselves an early Christmas present with a 57-39 triumph over Greater Lawrence last Thursday. After overcoming what CHS head coach Matt LaBranche described as a “bumpy start” in which the teams battled to a 9-9 deadlock after the first quarter, the Lady Red Devils went into the...

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Obituaries 12-29-2011

December 29, 2011
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Wallace Antczak Retired Rigger and Lifelong Chelsea Resident Wallace J. Antczak, a retired rigger and lifelong Chelsea resident, died at home on Christmas Day surrounded by his beloved family after a courageous battle with overwhelming illness.  He was 88 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the beloved son of the late Walter...

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Winter Fest a Success

December 23, 2011
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Winter Fest a Success

Danielle Poste, Iris Sanchez, Brianna Moschella, Andrea Orozco, Shelby Sweeney, Leilani Chin, and Melissa Wilson from the off Broadway dance Studio at the City’s first Chelsea Winter Fest.

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A Give and Take for the Salvation Army

December 23, 2011
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A Give and Take for the Salvation Army

Donations to the local Salvation Army unit are down this Christ­mas, and City Manager Jay Ash is booked to do his best this Friday to ring the bell and raise money. Earlier this week, Ash (r) stopped by Market Basket this past week to put his annual donation into the Salvation Army kettle. Ash,...

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Program Helps Sick, Disabled Kids and Their Families Celebrate Christmas

December 23, 2011
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Times of celebration are few and far between for families that care for young people with chronic conditions. That goes for Christmas and, basically, any other time of year. And it’s not because they can’t have a good time, but rather because there just isn’t any time for it. It’s something that Dr. Thomas...

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