Monthly Archives: August 2016

First Order of Broadway Business:Butt Out!

August 19, 2016
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First Order of Broadway Business:Butt Out!

By Seth Daniel Over the years, there’s been a shortage of just about everything in Bellingham Square, but there has never been a shortage of cigarette butts lining the brick pathways in and around City Hall. Now, as one of the first orders of business in the re-shaping of the downtown business district, the...

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Chelsea Couple Devoted to Healing,Bringing Change,With the Arts

August 19, 2016
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Chelsea Couple Devoted to Healing,Bringing Change,With the Arts

By Seth Daniel When audiences leave the most recent performance by the BeHeard.World dancers, they don’t usually leave with a smile on their faces, but rather, this summer, they typically leave thinking very hard about serious issues involving race. Anna Myer and Jay Paris, who live in the Spencer Lofts in Chelsea, have been...

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Ash Back to City Manager? In Cambridge This Time?

August 19, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Numerous media outlets reported on Wednesday that State Housing Secretary Jay Ash  – the former Chelsea City Manager – has made an application to become the next city manager of Cambridge, possibly leaving the cabinet post on Beacon Hill for the confines of Cambridge. Ash confirmed to the Globe on Wednesday...

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Stricter Lead Testing In School Fountains Detects 17 Problems

August 19, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Public Schools has conducted a laborious sampling of all the water fountains and faucets used for food preparation in its buildings this summer and found that 17 of 313 fixtures had levels above the limits. The testing was reported by Supt. Mary Bourque on Wednesday morning and indicated that...

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Project Approved for Former Centro Latino, Eastern Avenue

August 19, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) met on Tuesday night, Aug. 9, for a full slate of proposals. First and foremost, Chelsea developers Gerry Sneirson was approved to build a mixed-use project at the old Centro Latino headquarters – a key corner property in the Broadway business district. The plan...

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Police Briefs 08-11-2016

August 19, 2016
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Monday, August 1 Dwayne Seldon, 51, 28 Spencer Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for possessing Class B drug, resisting arrest, drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public. Shirma Farmer, 63, 9 Lawrence St., Chelsea, was arrested for disorderly conduct, drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public. Sherif Seweilam, 29, 435 Dorset St., South Burlington, VT, was arrested...

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The Olympic Spirit Still Exists

August 19, 2016
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For almost all of us, the Olympics have provided memories that have lasted a lifetime. We can all measure how old we were, or where we were, when we recall Olympic moments both from our youth and through adulthood. For example, who among us (of a certain age) does not remember, as if it...

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Obituaries 08-11-2016

August 19, 2016
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John Gerace Devoted husband and father John J. Gerace of Acton passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 28 at UMass Medical Center surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. He was 56 years old. John was born on April 30, 1960 in a military hospital at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. ...

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Unity In The City

August 8, 2016
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Unity In The City

Chief Brian Kyes embraces Daryl Pilgrim of Roca after Pilgrim’s speech on unity in the City. The speech followed a Unity march between the Chelsea Police and several members and organizations in the community last Wednesday, July 27.

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Chelsea’s Rancatore Keeps it Cool

August 8, 2016
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Chelsea’s Rancatore Keeps it Cool

By Seth Daniel Chelsea’s Mimi Rancatore has constructed a life around an ice cream cone, and to date, it’s been topped with sprinkles. Rancatore has lived in Chelsea since 2001, but during working hours she spends her days in Cambridge at the world-renowned Toscanini’s Ice Cream and Coffee in Central Square – a business...

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