Monthly Archives: February 2016

Sports 02-18-2016

February 18, 2016
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CHS Roundup Red Devils beat Revere to qualify for state tourney The Chelsea High boys basketball team qualified for the post-season state tournament with a gritty 47-43 triumph at Revere last Wednesday evening. The victory spoiled Senior Night festivities for the Patriots and also earned the Red Devils a measure of revenge in the Battle...

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Obituaries 02-18-2016

February 18, 2016
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Thomas Mace, Jr. Known for his kind heart, gentle soul, quick wit, and willingness to listen Thomas E. Mace, Jr., died on February 10 at his home in Somerville after a long battle with cancer. He was 59 years old. Mr. Mace was born in Chelsea on June 26, 1956 to the late Thomas...

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Salt Project Preserves the Idea of Finding out Where Things Come From

February 12, 2016
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Salt Project Preserves the Idea of Finding out Where Things Come From

By Seth Daniel Artist Allison Cekala never intended to be the spokesperson for road salt. The Jamaica Plain resident, and Museum of Fine Arts School (Fenway) professor, only saw incredible lighting and interesting shapes in the Chelsea salt pile – located in varying quantities and in a very visible place right adjacent to the...

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ZBA Gives Green Light to French Club, High Marks to Fusion Foods Move

February 12, 2016
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ZBA Gives Green Light to French Club, High Marks to Fusion Foods Move

By Seth Daniel The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved a 34-unit affordable housing project on the French Club site Tuesday night, Feb. 9, in a unanimous 3-0 vote – an approval that marked many months of community input and a complete redesign by developer TND. The matter was one of the first items...

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Leonard Florence Expands ALS Housing on $17.5 Million Gift

February 12, 2016
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Leonard Florence Expands ALS Housing on $17.5 Million Gift

By Seth Daniel Don’t hold it against him, but Mike Robbins is a New York Yankees fan. Despite being the newest resident of the newly expanded Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCFL) ALS Home, the Staten Island native brought with him his Yankees gear, but a great new appreciation for Boston and the community...

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Increase in Owner Occupant Tax Exemption Gets Ambrosino Approval

February 12, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A request by city councillors to increase the owner-occupant residential tax exemption to 35 percent has gotten a very positive recommendation by City Manager Tom Ambrosino. The measure was called for by Ambrosino last fall at 30 percent, and then Councillor Roy Avellaneda and several other colleagues called for the measure...

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Police Briefs 02-11-2016

February 12, 2016
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LARGE HEROIN BUST Chelsea Police arrested three men, one from Philadelphia, last week for serious charges of trafficking in heroin. On Feb. 2 at approximately 10:22 p.m., detective were on routine patrol in the area of Broadway and Fourth Street. Detectives were in an unmarked cruiser and wearing plain clothes at the time. Detectives...

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Letters to the Editor

February 12, 2016
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City of Chelsea Emergency 911 Dispatchers On February 03, 2016 the City of Chelsea firefighters, police and EMS battled a four-alarm fire on Eleanor Street. A 3-year-old boy was rescued from the blaze that badly damaged more than 20 apartments and injured two firefighters, according to officials.Red Cross assisted the residents and estimated that...

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Enjoy the Long Weekend — And Thank Washington And Lincoln

February 12, 2016
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The President’s Day long weekend is upon us, a time when we can take a bit of a respite from the onslaught of winter (which finally started getting into gear this week) and enjoy time with our families during the public school vacation week. For some of us, the break means a family ski...

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Obituaries 02-11-2016

February 12, 2016
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Alfonsina Caraballo Alfonsina Caraballo passed away on Thursday, February 4 at the South Shore Hospital. She was 86 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Ramon Caraballo. Her funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday February 11 at 9 a.m....

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