Monthly Archives: February 2016

Helping the Less Fortunate

February 4, 2016
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Helping the Less Fortunate

The group of volunteers, city officials and state officials gathered early last Thursday morning, Jan. 28, to make the first official count of the homeless in Chelsea. Sgt. Jose Otero speaks to “Bobby” who was hesitant to come out of his sleeping blankets and speak to the group. “Bobby” said he was a Chelsea resident...

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Major Arrests by Feds,State Hit MS-13 in Chelsea,Elsewhere

February 4, 2016
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Major Arrests by Feds,State Hit MS-13 in Chelsea,Elsewhere

As Chief Brian Kyes stood at the podium in Boston’s Federal Court last Friday after an historic roundup, four years in the making, of key MS-13 gang members in Chelsea, Eastie, Everett and Somerville, he thought of one innocent single mother who had simply looked out the window of a battered women’s shelter when...

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Continuing a Tradition:Mystic Brewery Finds Fans in Ancient Recipes,Techniques on Gruit Day

February 4, 2016
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Continuing a Tradition:Mystic Brewery Finds Fans in Ancient Recipes,Techniques on Gruit Day

If one hasn’t tasted the elegant flavors of pineapple upside down cake in their pint glass, then they haven’t been to Gruit Day at Mystic Brewery. The annual tradition, held this week at the Williams Street brewery on Monday, Feb. 1, is a nod to the days of old in medieval Europe when herbs...

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Residency Ordinance Will Get Hearing Once Again

February 4, 2016
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The City Council is preparing to have another conference committee meeting on a proposed residency ordinance introduced two weeks ago by Councillor Giovanni Recupero. Recupero said this week that he will amend the ordinance, which now calls for all new hires to remain living in the city for seven years after being hired, to...

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Homeless Count Finds Those Often Unseen Among Us

February 4, 2016
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It was even earlier than the early shift as dozens of volunteers, City officials and state officials filed into the Chelsea Police Station on Thursday morning – some time just after 3:30 a.m. The goal was to complete the first-ever Chelsea Homelessness Count – an effort championed by Rev. Sandra Whitley of the People’s...

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Police Briefs 02-04-2016

February 4, 2016
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END OF JANUARY HEAT WAVE? This photo was taken on Sunday, Jan. 31, of the TD Bank temperature gauge in Bellingham Square at 3 p.m. A 60-degree day in late January is rather unimaginable, but there have been more than a few over the last week, with warm temperatures continuing into this weekend. TOY...

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Letter to the Editor

February 4, 2016
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The benefits of having a residency requirement The virtues of hiring local residents for local jobs are obvious: more employment opportunities, more spending within the community, more tax revenues, and less crime. Although our community has shown interest in creating employment opportunities, most of the focus has been on low-skilled, low-wage workers. Employment policies...

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The MS-13 Raids

February 4, 2016
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The raids that took place last early Friday morning that resulted in 56 indictments of MS-13 gang members certainly should stop for the time being the crime and murders in the neighboring communities of Chelsea, East Boston and Everett that we have witnessed over the last several months.  However, these arrests removed only about...

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Sports 02-04-2016

February 4, 2016
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CHS Roundup CHS boys hoop wins two contests The Chelsea High boys basketball team enjoyed a successful week, defeating two opponents, Lynn Tech and Whittier Tech. Friday’s 65-34 triumph over Lynn Tech never was in doubt. The Red Devils grabbed the lead from the outset and never looked back as they built a commanding...

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Obituaries 02-04-2016

February 4, 2016
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Charles Karpenko Member of the 5-2 Club of Chelsea Charles R. Karpenko of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on February 2. A late member of the 5-2 Club of Chelsea, he was the beloved husband of the late Jennie (Scrivano); devoted father of Jeanette Durgin of N. Andover, Charles A. Karpenko of Amesbury, Richard...

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