Monthly Archives: January 2014

Making A Difference: Bourdeau Loves Being a Big Brother

January 16, 2014
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Making A Difference: Bourdeau Loves Being a Big Brother

After visiting Mexico on a service trip in high school, Meson Bourdeau, now 29, a lifelong resident of Lynn, knew he wanted to make a difference in the community. “I had always been aware of Big Brothers Big Sisters” Bordeau explained, “Becoming a Big Brother seemed like the best way to give back directly...

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Chelsea Gets Major Grant from Boston Fed’s Working Cities Challenge

January 16, 2014
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Chelsea Gets Major Grant from Boston Fed’s Working Cities Challenge

After several applications, a few interviews, and even a personal visit to Bellingham Square by the Boston region’s Federal Reserve chief, Chelsea has been included in a dynamic pilot program that will deliver $225,000 in grant money over the next three years to help revitalize the heart of the city. Last August, Chelsea applied...

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Avellaneda Pulls Papers for State Rep, Ready for Quick Sprint to the Finish

January 16, 2014
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Avellaneda Pulls Papers for State Rep, Ready for Quick Sprint to the Finish

All potential Chelsea candidates seemingly have coalesced behind one man this week, with former City Councillor Roy Avellaneda pulling papers and mounting a run for state representative in Gene O’Flaherty’s former district. O’Flaherty has accepted a job as chief corporate counsel for the City of Boston and will step down from his post by...

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Hoop Star Sammy Mojica Will Play in Prep Classic

January 16, 2014
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Hoop Star Sammy Mojica Will Play in Prep Classic

Brimmer and May basketball star Sammy Mojica of Chelsea will be playing at Chelsea High School in the BABC Prep Classic Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Saul Nechtem Gymnasium. Mojica, who will be heading to Division 1 Drexel University in Philadelphia on a basketball scholarship, will lead his Brimmer and May team into...

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Chelsea’s Tallest Building Sells to New York Company

January 16, 2014
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Chelsea’s Tallest Building Sells to New York Company

A New York real estate company specializing in Section 8 housing has purchased the Broadway Glen apartments on upper Broadway for $9.5 million and plans to update the building. Sam Horowitz of Capital Realty Group in Spring Valley, NY – located just beyond the Tappan Zee Bridge in suburban New York City – said...

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Busy January Kicks off New Council Session

January 16, 2014
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The Chelsea City Council certainly isn’t easing into things during the new session, scheduling three major meetings this month on topics that include casino mitigation, crime fighting strategies and increased liquor licenses. Starting on Jan. 21, the Council will hold two Subcommittee on Conference hearings concerning the new 10-point crime plan, and also a...

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Walsh Needs to Be Reasonable about Casino Mitigation Package

January 16, 2014
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There are new twists and turns almost on a daily basis concerning the casino proposals at Mohegan Sun in Revere and Wynn Resorts in Everett. Two new developments we have been  following are: • Boston is still considered a surrounding community for both proposals, but Boston officials might be able to change that status...

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Police Briefs 01-16-2014

January 16, 2014
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January 6 Khoa Vo, 31, of 238 Parks Street, Dorchester, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, failing to stop for police and operation of motor vehicle with suspended license. Olson Cejour, 24, of 227 Chestnut Street, Chelsea, was arrested for possession of Class B drug and possession of Class D...

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Red Devils Conquer Two CAC Opponents

January 16, 2014
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The Chelsea High basketball team raised its record to .500 with a pair of consecutive victories over Commonwealth Athletic Conference rivals Whittier Tech and Northeast Regional this past week. The Red Devils now stand at 4-4 overall and 3-0 in the Large School Division of the CAC. Last Friday evening’s victory at Whittier saw...

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Obituaries 01-16-2014

January 16, 2014
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Angela Umanita American Biltrite Retiree Angela N. Umanita, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Wednesday, January 8. She was 79 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late Antonio and Anna (Minutoli) Umanita, Angie attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. Shortly...

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