Monthly Archives: January 2013

CHS One of Only a Few Urban Districts to Receive Honors for AP Classes

January 31, 2013
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CHS One of Only a Few Urban Districts  to Receive Honors for AP Classes

For many years, Chelsea High School (CHS) wasn’t considered the kind of place where college-level Advanced Placement (AP) courses could be offered. Struggles with language, social issues and poverty seemed to be too big a barrier to overcome for urban kids like those at CHS – at least when it came to taking and...

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Chamber Meeting

January 31, 2013
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Chamber Meeting

The Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Latino Division met at the chamber office on Broadway to plan for its meeting with Suffolk Downs chief operating officer Chip Tuttle and Enrique Zuniga of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to discuss the proposed $1 billion casino project at Suffolk and its impact on the Chelsea community. Pictured at...

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Is McLaughlin Ready to Take a Plea Deal?: Former CHA Director Not Indicted but Charged in Document That Often is Precursor to a Deal

January 31, 2013
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After what seemed like an excruciatingly long investigation into former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Michael McLaughlin’s activities, he was finally charged last Thursday by U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz – and there are clear signs that he might be working out a plea agreement in the case. And if he is ready to take...

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Planning Board Recommends Four Petitions to ZBA

January 31, 2013
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The City Planning Board met on Jan. 22nd and made positive recommendations on four plans that were before them. •It was recommended that the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approve a special permit for Mai Phung at 71 Grove St. that will allow the two-family to become a three-family – though it does not...

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New Wiretap Bill Would Level Playing Field for Police

January 31, 2013
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When it comes to technology – especially with communications – Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes isn’t hesitant to admit that the criminals are out in front of the police. All that could change, though, with a new wiretap bill filed by Chelsea Rep. Gene O’Flaherty and championed by Attorney General Martha Coakley and Kyes....

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Portillo Convicted in 2011 Central Avenue Slaying

January 31, 2013
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A self-proclaimed member of the MS-13 street gang was convicted last week of second-degree murder in the unprovoked shooting death of 38-year-old Braulio Gomez in the summer of 2011. Jurors deliberated for just over two days before finding Santos Portillo, 22, of Chelsea, guilty of murder in the second degree and illegal firearm possession....

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Congratulations,chelsea High

January 31, 2013
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We want to congratulate Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Bourque, Chelsea High Principal Joseph Mullaney and the Chelsea school system on receiving the College Board’s 2012 AP District Honor Roll Award. The award was presented to Chelsea High for the access that the school and its faculty have provided to students who are interested...

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Police Briefs 01-31-2013

January 31, 2013
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1/14 Joshua Felix, 22, 794 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested on warrants. Edwin Gracias, 27, 232 Washington Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. Charles McCarthy, 22, 112 Wells Ave., Boston, was arrested for possessing Class B drug, conspiracy to violate drug law, furnishing false name, felony warrant....

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Red Devils Top N.S.Tech, 61-57

January 31, 2013
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team got back on the winning track with a 61-57 triumph over North Shore Tech Tuesday evening. The contest was not as close as the final score might indicate. Chelsea led all the way, 11-9 after the first period, 28-19 at the half, and 44-37 after three frames. The...

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Obituaries 01-31-2013

January 31, 2013
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Donald Waite, Jr. Retired Deputy Sheriff and Middlesex County Corrections Officer Donald E. Waite, Jr. of Chelsea died on January 24. A Retired Deputy Sheriff and Middlesex County Corrections Officer, he was the beloved husband of Ana C. Waite of Chelsea; devoted father of John Waite of Brighton, Michael Waite of Germany and Donny Waite...

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