Monthly Archives: April 2013

ROCA Celebrates 25 Years of Changing Lives of Troubled Youth in a Positive Way

April 25, 2013
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ROCA Celebrates 25 Years of Changing Lives of Troubled Youth in a Positive Way

Gov. Deval Patrick joined more than 350 state policymakers and business and civic leaders on Monday to honor Roca’s 25 years of transforming the lives of high-risk youth in Massachusetts and looking ahead to the nonprofit’s key role in the state’s first-in-the-nation pay for success financing initiative. In his keynote address, Patrick highlighted Roca’s...

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An Art Heist in Chelsea?: Hard to Believe,but It Happened

April 25, 2013
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An Art Heist in Chelsea?: Hard to Believe,but It Happened

When one thinks of art heists, they think of the Gardner Museum, or palatial European galleries with centuries-old masterpieces. They think of crafty burglars evading laser beam security systems and seasoned safecrackers breaking impossibly-encrypted access codes. There wouldn’t be too many people who would admit connecting art heists to smash and grab jobs at...

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Mystic Brewery Holds Fundraiser for the Victims

April 25, 2013
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Mystic Brewery Holds Fundraiser for the Victims

Last Saturday the Mystic Brewery released the new craft beer many enthusiasts were waiting for. However, the planned celebratory release of Entropy was marred by last week’s Boston Marathon bombing. So Mystic turned the release of the 14 month barrel aged ale into a fundraiser for the victims of the terrorist attack on Boston....

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Fire Study: Prioritizing Calls,Coordinating Dispatch Will Reduce Stress on Fire Department

April 25, 2013
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The long-awaited, top-to-bottom Fire Department Study by the Matrix Company pretty much said what most intelligent observers have thought for years – the Fire Department should stop sending fire trucks to minor car accidents, to people at home with small medical issues and to a number of other “routine” 9-1-1 calls for service. Instead...

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Chelsea Police Send Contingent to MIT Funeral for Fallen Officer

April 25, 2013
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The Chelsea Police Department sent a contingent of 15 officers in full-dress uniform on Wednesday to the funeral of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Police Officer Sean Collier in Cambridge. Chief Brian Kyes said the department joined numerous other departments in the area by sending a large contingent to the ceremony, which was closed...

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State Secretary of Housing and Economic Development to Tour Chelsea

April 25, 2013
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The top economic official in Gov. Deval Patrick’s cabinet will kick off a tour of nine up-and-coming cities and towns in Chelsea today, Thursday, April 25th, making four stops in the city through the morning hours. According to a release from Secretary Greg Bialecki’s Office of Housing and Economic Development, the secretary will visit...

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday: Our Former Congressman Ed Markey is a Candidate for U.S. Senate

April 25, 2013
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For the second time in the span of a few years, Massachusetts voters will have the opportunity to elect a United State Senator in a special election. This Tuesday, April 30, is the primary election for the Senate seat that was vacated by John Kerry when he became Secretary of State. There are contests...

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Police Briefs 04-25-2013

April 25, 2013
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April 14 Joseph Williams, 50, 765 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. April 15 Jafar Mohamed, 27, 121 Spence Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Russell Kirby, 41, 65 Harvard St., Chelsea, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime vehicle/boat for felony, possessing burglarious instrument, malicious...

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Vega Tosses One Hitter in 10-1 Romp for Devils

April 25, 2013
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Carlos Vega yielded just one hit, a single between short and third in the sixth inning, and the Chelsea High baseball team pounded out 10 runs to cruise to a 10-1 victory over Notre Dame of Lawrence under the lights at Chelsea Stadium last Thursday evening. “Carlos pitched a great game,” said CHS head...

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Obituaries 04-25-2013

April 25, 2013
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Ruth Jones Longtime Copley Plaza Hotel Employee Ruth M. (Janson) Jones of Everett passed away at the Everett Rehab & Nursing Center on April 18.  She was 83 years old. A former longtime employee at the Copley Plaza Hotel and an avid Red Sox fan, she was the beloved wife of Oscar D. Jones,...

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