Monthly Archives: March 2015

Vale Street Plans Detail Transformative Project, Demo of Chelsea Clock

March 19, 2015
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Vale Street Plans Detail Transformative Project, Demo of Chelsea Clock

The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is preparing to begin reviewing a gigantic development of 455 units in five buildings on Everett Avenue that would include the demolition of the historic Chelsea Clock Building. The plans were filed with the City on Feb. 12 by Thibealt Development LLC, controlled by William Thibeault –...

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Record Setting Snow Wreaking Havoc on Baseball, Softball Teams

March 19, 2015
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Record Setting Snow Wreaking Havoc on Baseball, Softball Teams

Sliding into second base these days would require a snow pants and galoshes rather than cleats and long pants, and high school teams across the area are finding that the record-setting snow could force most their season to be going, going and gone. With more than one foot of snow still occupying many baseball...

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Townplace Suites a Sellout Show on Eastern Avenue

March 19, 2015
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Townplace Suites a Sellout Show on Eastern Avenue

If the brand new TownPlace Suites on and the two-year old Residence Inn were somehow people, one would quickly make the assumption they were closely related. The newest hotel in Chelsea – and the first one on the eastern side of the city – opened on March 6 by Colwen Hotels and, while they...

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Cut! No Way: Chelsea Businesses Make Case For Keeping Movie Tax Credit

March 19, 2015
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As the big director on Beacon Hill has called ‘Cut’ in regards to the controversial movie industry tax credit program, local businesses are responding with ‘Action.’ As Chelsea has eased into becoming one of the hottest Hollywood filming locations east of the Mississippi River, local businesses and individuals have also eased into doing business...

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Police Briefs 03-19-2015

March 19, 2015
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Chelsea man indicted in 2014 murder A Chelsea man was indicted Wednesday, March 18, for the murder 29-year-old Javier Ortiz and the non-fatal shooting of another man last year. A Suffolk County grand jury returned indictments charging Hector Enamorado, 36, with first-degree murder, armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a...

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Another Link to a Childhood Is Gone …

March 19, 2015
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The passing of William Scantlebury of Betty Ann’s Donuts in East Boston, famous for his “sinkers” brings to a close another link to a childhood that was much simpler and easier than what our children are dealing with today. The first time that my brothers and I tasted a “sinker” was in the mid...

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Letter to the Editor

March 19, 2015
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Reconsider your proposed plan Dear Governor Baker: On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, I am writing to express our disagreement with your exploration of eliminating the MA Film Tax Credit. Though your desire to increase the earned income tax credit is laudable, we feel your planned method to...

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Opt Out

March 19, 2015
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A resounding 80% plus of seniors have OPT OUT requests on file at Chelsea High School according to figures given to Chelsea Uniting Against the War by Ron Whitehead, registrar at CHS. OPT OUT is the right for high school students or their parents to file a request in their school to prevent students’...

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East Cambridge, Chelsea Bank Merger Brings Together Power of Two

March 19, 2015
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About one year ago, when Chelsea Bank President Joe Vinard was at a banking conference in Florida, he bumped into East Cambridge Savings Bank (ECSB) President and CEO Gilda Nogueira, and that chance meeting 12 months later would turn into what is believed to be an exciting merger of the two local banks. Prior...

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Obituaries 03-19-2015

March 19, 2015
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Ida Storniolo Of Chelsea Ida (DiMarzo) Storniolo of Chelsea died on March 11. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Storniolo; loving mother of Alida Pappas and her late husband, Andy of East Boston, Catherine O’Neill and her husband, Douglas Polito of Chelsea, and Deborah Bosco and her husband, John of Torrance,...

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