Monthly Archives: April 2017

Obituaries 04-20-2017

April 22, 2017
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Teresa ‘Terry’ Torres Medical billing specialist and animal lover, devoted to home and family Teresa A. “Terry” Torres, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away at Merrimack Valley Hospice with her beloved family at her bedside on Wednesday, April 12. She was 52 years old. Terry was born in Everett and raised in Chelsea,...

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Councilor Judith Garcia Joins NALEO for Emergency Response Policy Institute in Nation’s Capital

April 14, 2017
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Councilor Judith Garcia Joins NALEO for Emergency Response Policy Institute in Nation’s Capital

Councilor Judith Garcia joined the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, the nation’s preeminent Latino leadership organization, and more than 30 other Latino elected officials from across the country for the National Policy Institute on Emergency Response and Management from March 7-8, in Washington D.C.. The NALEO Educational Fund’s...

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First Time:State Black and Latino Legislative Caucus Brings Listening Tour to Chelsea

April 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For the first time ever, Chelsea played host to a state budget hearing of the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus on Monday night, April 10, as one stop on a statewide listening tour. Chaired by Rep. Russell Holmes of Roxbury and incoming Chair Frank Moran of Lawrence, the Caucus made a...

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New York Company buys Pharmaceutical Building

April 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Citing patience in the market, a familiarity with the area, the prospects of Chelsea and the presence of a solid pharmaceutical tenant, a New York company said it is excited to have purchased a commercial building on Everett Avenue for $17.4 million in late February. The North River Company of New...

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Empty Bowls Event will Show the Dire Need of Hunger in Chelsea

April 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The scourge of hunger is growing in Chelsea, and with fear in the community due to federal immigration changes, many are not seeking help, and organizers of the 6th Annual Empty Bowls plan to stress that at their signature fundraising event on Thursday, April 20. The annual event, which is from...

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Senator DiDomenico asks Congressional Delegation to Fight for Legal Services Funding

April 14, 2017
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Senate President Stan Rosenberg, Senator Sal DiDomenico and Senator Will Brownsberger have sent a letter to the Massachusetts Congressional delegation urging them to fight against the Trump Administration’s proposed elimination of funding for Legal Services. Last year, 23,000 low-income and elderly people in Massachusetts got help at Legal Services with foreclosures and evictions, domestic...

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Chelsea Residents Participated in Gift of Life Donor Dash in Philadelphia

April 14, 2017
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On April 2, Maria Yilma of Chelsea and several other Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) master of biomedical sciences students participated in the 22nd annual Gift of Life Donor Dash in Philadelphia. Gift of Life is a nonprofit organ procurement organization (OPO) that coordinates the recovery and distribution of organs used in...

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Police Briefs 04-13-2017

April 14, 2017
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Police Log Wednesday, 3/29 Rigoberto Gonzalez, 59, 73 Clark Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for trespassing. Thursday, 3/30 Enrique Rivera, 23, 728 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for trafficking cocaine. Lucas Miranda, 20, 74 Englewood Ave., Everett, was arrested for breaking and entering daytime (2 counts), and on warrants. Malcolm Dorsey, 23, 49 Rockland St., Boston,...

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State Budget Priorities for Homelessness Are Needed

April 14, 2017
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By Council President Leo Robinson The problem of homelessness in Massachusetts continues to be the number one problem among individuals and families who struggle with poverty. Homelessness is the result of families and individuals unable to meet the growing demand of the housing market. The escalation in rents, fueled by the onset in local...

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Spring Has Sprung….

April 14, 2017
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Although our winter season was a mild one, both in terms of cold and snow, giving us hopes for an early arrival of spring, our optimism proved illusory thanks to a near record-setting chilly and wet month of March that extended into the first week of April. The awful March weather curtailed outdoor activities,...

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