Monthly Archives: April 2015

Fire Department Burns Through Overtime, Doubles Budget

April 16, 2015
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City Councillors and administration officials learned Tuesday night of the startling revelation that the Fire Department overtime budget was set to double. City Manager Ned Keefe and Acting Fire Chief Robert Houghton told a Council Committee on Conference that they would need $1.635 million in total for overtime this year, despite only having a...

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Stations of the Cross

April 9, 2015
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Stations of the Cross

The St. Rose Church and hundreds of parishioners marched down Broadway and through the streets of Chelsea on Good Friday, April 3, to commemorate that solemn day. Here, Thomas the Apostle, played by Pedro Del Toro, watches closely as the priest reads scripture inside St. Rose Church.

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And They’re Off!

April 9, 2015
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And They’re Off!

Josue Theosmy (center) takes off with his teammates during the 1-mile run at the sound of the starting gun. While spring sports have had a slow start, Chelsea’s track and field athletes were ready to go in a home meet on Tuesday at Chelsea High School – despite continued rainy and cold conditions.

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Kidnap Charge Follows Gunfire Outside Las Palmas Restaurant

April 9, 2015
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A Dorchester man was arraigned last week on charges he kidnapped a man at gunpoint after firing shots outside Las Palmas Restaurant on Central Avenue. Roberto Ortiz, 19, was arraigned Friday in Chelsea District Court on charges of armed kidnapping, armed assault with intent to murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of...

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Wynn Officials Digesting Information after Setback on State Environmental Document

April 9, 2015
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Wynn officials are taking a careful read this week of a set of new requirements issued late last Friday evening by state environmental regulators that calls for more work on traffic mitigation and a remedy for what was termed to be an “illegal” land sale on Lower Broadway (Everett) between the MBTA and Wynn...

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Vets Housing Opens at Old American Legion Building

April 9, 2015
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Vets Housing Opens at Old American Legion Building

When Michael Frada was living on the bricks, he never envisioned ever having granite countertops in his kitchen. That’s exactly what he has today, as the former Army veteran who ended up homeless has taken refuge and residence in Chelsea’s new North Bellingham Veterans Home, where he and eight other veterans have assisted housing...

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Why Have Our Power Prices Skyrocketed?

April 9, 2015
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While an overwhelming majority of the City Council, myself included, decided against Councilor Giovanni Recupero’s order requesting Acting City Manager Ned Keefe conduct a study to determine the viability of Chelsea constructing and operating its own power plant (for the litany of reasons described Monday night). However, the issue that compelled Councilor Recupero to...

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Destiny Is in the Bruins’ Hands

April 9, 2015
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The final week of the regular season is a wish made in heaven for the National Hockey League, as playoff spots are still within reach in both conferences. Currently in the Eastern Conference a mere three points separate the eighth spot and the fifth spot. In the Western Conference the race is just as...

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Obituaries 04-09-2015

April 9, 2015
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Lorraine Patricia ‘Chickie’ Visconti Stay-at-home wife, mother and home caretaker Lorraine Patricia “Chickie” (Nuzzo) Visconti of  Chelsea passed away April 4 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston surrounded by her loving family. She was 86 years old. Born in Boston and raised in the North End, she was the daughter of the late...

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Honoring Former City Manager Jay Ash

April 2, 2015
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Honoring Former City Manager Jay Ash

State Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash was honored for his outstanding leadership as city manager at the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner March 25 at Spinelli’s, Lynnfield. Among those joining the large crowd in the tribute to Ash were, from left, Dr. Deborah Wayne, Supt. of Schools Dr. Mary Bourque,...

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