Monthly Archives: February 2015

Obituaries 02-26-2015

February 26, 2015
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Helen Giordano All about family; her world revolved around being a ‘Nana’ Helen K. (Malek) Giordano, a resident of Wilmington for more than 35 years, formerly of Chelsea, died peacefully on February 22 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. She was 82 years old. Helen was born on June 6, 1932 in...

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Snow and More Snow

February 23, 2015
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Snow and More Snow

Pastor Avelar shoveled the sidewalk with his daughter, Elizabeth, (phot right) on Sunday morning after the Blizzard – two of the many residents who, once again, took to their sidewalks and driveways to shovel away the snow. Meanwhile, several businesses had to make the tough decision  to open or close. Above, John Mandracchia said that The Newbridge Cafe would be open for business as...

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Popular and Well-Known Chelsea Resident Evelyn Diranian Passes Away

February 23, 2015
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Popular and Well-Known Chelsea  Resident Evelyn Diranian Passes Away

Evelyn Diranian, matriarch of a well-known and highly respected Chelsea family and former owner of the Avenue Restaurant across from City Hall, died Monday surrounded by family. She was 85 years old. Mrs. Diranian and her husband, the late Andrew Diranian Sr., moved to Chelsea in 1951 and bought the storefront for Andy’s Bike...

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State Announces Park Planning Tool in Chelsea

February 23, 2015
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State Announces Park Planning Tool in Chelsea

Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Matthew A. Beaton was joined by various local officials in announcing the launch of the Park Planning and Assessment Tool at Chelsea City Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 18. The Tool will be used in conjunction with the Commonwealth’s 26 Gateway Cities and EEA to analyze the existing...

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Snowstorm has Delivered a Beating on DPW

February 23, 2015
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Snowstorm has Delivered a Beating on DPW

Chelsea DPW crews and equipment performed in exemplary fashion through the first snowstorm on Jan. 26, but three storms later, things aren’t coming as easy and now crews from the National Guard and New York and New Jersey have come in to help the City remove snow. “Unlike the first storm, our equipment has...

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City Manager Applications Expected to Being Rolling In

February 23, 2015
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The City Council unanimously approved a planning document at Tuesday evening’s Special Council meeting that will be distributed to potential city manager applicants and will mark the beginning of the long-awaited application process. The Council voted 10-0, with Councillor Chris Cataldo absent, after having met individually with members of the search firm, the Collins...

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Chelsea Man Arraigned on Firearm Offenses

February 23, 2015
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A Chelsea man injured in a police-involved shooting two weeks ago was held on high bail during his arraignment last Friday, Feb. 13, at Massachusetts General Hospital. Igor Peulic, 32, of Chelsea, was arraigned from his hospital bed on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm,...

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The Winter of Our Discontent

February 23, 2015
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Although the temperatures have been below zero with wind chills even colder, tempers have been rising among just about all of us as the snow and our frustrations continue to pile up. Yes, life is difficult in the city, where parking spaces are non-existent, tickets are being issued, cars are being towed, traffic is...

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Letter to the Editor

February 23, 2015
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Irresponsible management decisions  Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to the Chelsea City Council Tuesday night from the Teamsters Union addressing allegations of labor contract violations. Dear Councilors, I am writing to make you aware of turmoil caused by irresponsible management decisions at the Chelsea 911 Emergency Dispatch Center. Teamsters Local 25 represents...

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Sports 02-19-2015

February 23, 2015
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CHS Roundup Red Devils drop three of four contests    The Chelsea High Red Devils have their backs up against  the wall in their quest to qualify for the post-season state basketball tournament after dropping three of four contests this past week and falling to 8-10 on the season. Chelsea’s lone win of the...

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