Monthly Archives: September 2016

Ribbon Cutting

September 15, 2016
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Ribbon Cutting

Roseann Bongiovanni and long time environmental justice member, David Prusky, cut the green ribbon on the new Chelsea GreenRoots headquarters on Marginal Street during a ceremony last Friday, Sept. 9. GreenRoots, formerly Chelsea GreenSpace, formally spun off of the Chelsea Collaborative earlier in the summer and will focus more intensely on issues regarding the environment.

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Early Death of Firefighter Kannler A Wake Up Call to Firefighters Everywhere

September 15, 2016
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Early Death of Firefighter Kannler A Wake Up Call to Firefighters Everywhere

By Seth Daniel The death of Chelsea Firefighter Peter Kannler, which happened way too fast and way too young, while on active duty and from a cancer that is recognized to be a result of his work as a firefighter, has been a wake up call for the Chelsea Fire Department – as union...

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Gov Baker, Sec Ash Bring Good News to Chelsea:Public-Private Housing Partnership Announced for Central Avenue and Willow St Development

September 15, 2016
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Gov Baker, Sec Ash Bring Good News to Chelsea:Public-Private Housing Partnership Announced for Central Avenue and Willow St Development

By Cary Shuman While Jay Ash was city manager and leading the community to national All-America City award recognition, he initiated an idea for a new housing partnership to modernize the Innes Apartments on the corner of Central Avenue and Willow Street. When he became the secretary of housing and economic development in the...

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Washington Ave Bridge Opens Early,First Milestone for Silver Line

September 15, 2016
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Coming in more than 200 days ahead of schedule, the Washington Avenue Bridge opened to traffic on Wednesday, Sept. 14, after having been closed for 14 months. The barriers were removed last weekend after the bridge was deemed substantially complete on Sept. 7. By Wednesday morning, the flashing ‘Bridge Closed’ signs, had been removed...

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Councillor Tejada Gets Heat Again for Social Media Post

September 15, 2016
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By Seth Daniel For the second time this year, a few angry residents have taken to a City Council meeting to castigate Councillor Luis Tejada for an allegedly offensive posting made on social media. Chelsea Collaborative Executive Director Gladys Vega and two other Collaborative members, including School Committeewoman Yessenia Alfaro Alvarez, took over the...

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Police Briefs 09-15-2016

September 15, 2016
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Monday, 9/5 Elias Dominguez, 31, 3 Franklin Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for shoplifting. Tuesday, 9/6 Heriberto Lebron, 65, 165 Hawthorne St., Chelsea, was arrested for distribution of Class A drug, conspiracy to violate drug law. Anthony Aloise, 54, 207 Shurtleff St., Chelsea, was arrested for conspiracy to violate drug law, possessing Class drug. Jorge...

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Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

September 15, 2016
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For every generation of Americans for the past near-century, there have been seminal events for which those who were of a certain age can recall “where they were” when they “heard the news.” Every member of the Greatest Generation could recall with vivid clarity the announcement by President Roosevelt of the Day of Infamy...

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Sports 09-15-2016

September 15, 2016
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CHS Roundup Red Devil gridmen host Northeast Friday The Chelsea High football team will be shooting for its first victory of the season Friday evening when the Red Devils host Northeast Regional Vocational School at Chelsea Stadium. Kick-off time is set for 7:00. Coach Jack Halas’s squad opened its 2016 campaign last Thursday evening at...

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Obituaries 09-15-2016

September 15, 2016
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Roland Souza Velho Of Fall River, formerly of Chelsea Roland Souza Velho of Fall River, formerly of Chelsea, died on September 9. He was 92 years old. The husband of the late Mildred (Kennerson) Velho, he was born in Fall River, the son of the late Madeline (Viveiros) and John S. Velho Sr.  He...

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Visiting the Chelsea Soldiers Home

September 8, 2016
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Visiting the Chelsea Soldiers Home

Approximately 150 sailors sang out “Anchors Away” as they marched to the Soldier’s Home in formation on Navy Day last Tuesday, Aug. 30. Navy Day occurs every August when sailors around the country find ways to serve the communities where they are stationed. At the Soldiers’ Home, sailors cleaned stairwells, mopped floors and painted...

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