Monthly Archives: July 2014

Fun in the Sun

July 21, 2014
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The new PORT Park was brimming with action last week as sunny skies brought people to the waterfront for basketball, relaxation and…water canons. Pictured Arleen Morales, takes aim on the water cannon at her son, Yamil Rivera, 8 . The park officially opened three weeks ago.

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Chelsea’s Main Man at Fenway: Joe Cochran Has Worked for the Boston Red Sox since 1984

July 21, 2014
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Joe Cochran knows every inch of Fenway Park and all its interior confines, too. He is a ballpark legend who’s been there for the good times – three world championships since 2004 – and some of the not-so-good times. Cochran began working for the Fenway ground crew in 1984 with legendary groundskeeper Joe Mooney....

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Ruiz Park

July 21, 2014
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The newest Chelsea park – the John Ruiz Park on Washington Avenue – is preparing to open in another few weeks, but already a flat statue of the Quiet Man has been placed in the park. The rendering of the former heavyweight champion from Chelsea features him as he looked during his champion days. In addition, the park will...

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City, Organizations Hold Summit to Address Unaccompanied Minors

July 21, 2014
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Dead bodies were part of the daily grind. Death and rape were imminent realities. These were the words relayed through tears of two women who just arrived from El Salvador to Chelsea via the Texas border as part of the huge influx of women and children flooding the country. Last Thursday afternoon, a huge...

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Chelsea Expert Plays Central Role in Freeing Turkish Military Leaders

July 21, 2014
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Chelsea couldn’t be further from the Turkish capital Istanbul, but a little office on Admiral’s Hill is shaking up the political, military and judicial systems there with a groundbreaking computer investigation that will likely free 230 falsely convicted Turkish military leaders. “I can’t say I’m totally surprised this is happening now, but I am...

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Tasers Meet Muster With Councillors

July 21, 2014
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Two city councillors who had some concerns about Chelsea Police using tasers said this week that all their concerns have been smoothed. Police Chief Brian Kyes and the councillors discussed the tasers and their use, and now Councillor Giovanni Recupero is saying he fully supports the use of tasers by police. “I’m happy and...

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Chelsea’s Success Continues in Working Cities Challenge

July 21, 2014
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If Chelsea’s participation in the All-America City competition last month was the main event, then the undercard held just days before was the Working Cities Challenge “Pitch Contest.” Just like in the main event, Chelsea’s team walked away victorious, this time in the Boston Federal Reserve’s contest for a $5,000 cash prize. “We left...

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A Well-deserved Tribute to John Ruiz

July 21, 2014
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We’re so happy to see a photo of the statue of heavyweight champion John Ruiz in The Chelsea Record. We were there in Las Vegas when John Ruiz knocked down Evander Holyfield and won the heavyweight championship of the world, becoming the first Latino to claim this title. We watched John Ruiz compete and...

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A Great Event next Door in Revere

July 21, 2014
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The Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival is one of the greatest events of its kind in the entire world and attracts the very best master sculptors from as far away as Singapore. More than 300,000 people will travel to Revere Beach this weekend to see these talented artists showcasing their amazing work. If you...

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Neighborhood Developers Annual Meeting

July 21, 2014
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The Neighborhood Developers (TND) Annual Meeting took place at the Garfield School, with Congresswoman Katherine Clark as the keynote speaker. Those in attendance included State Sen. Sal DiDomenico, State Rep. Dan Ryan, Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo, Revere Councillor Ira Novoselsky and Chelsea Council President Matt Frank. Awards included: • Nancy Ludwig and ICON architecture:...

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