Monthly Archives: May 2017

Chelsea Celebrates Pride Month with Second Annual Flag Raising

May 19, 2017
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By John Valinch Last June, our city celebrated the historic raising of the Pride rainbow flag in celebration of Pride Month in Chelsea for the first time. In doing so we joined cities, towns and groups across the country. It was also raised in honor of those whose lives were taken abruptly in the...

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An End to the Drought — for Now

May 19, 2017
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Last week, state officials announced that the entire state of Massachusetts was no longer in a drought emergency. This certainly comes as good news to residents. Over the last six months, every time it rained or snowed and there were a lot of days of rain and snow, all one could say was that...

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Sports 05-18-2017

May 19, 2017
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CHS Roundup CHS girls, boy track teams win CAC titles Both the Chelsea High girls and boys outdoor track & field teams captured Commonwealth Athletic Conference titles with victories over Presentation of Mary Tuesday. For the Lady Red Devils, the championship marks their third outright CAC title in the last three years.  They were...

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Obituaries 05-18-2017

May 19, 2017
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Edward ‘Teddy’ Fusco, Jr. State House Ranger, Sagamore Club member, remembered for his thoughtful and helpful demeanor, friendly personality and congenial nature Edward T. “Teddy” Fusco, Jr. died unexpectedly on May 5 at his home in East Boston.  He was 41 years old. Teddy was born and raised in Everett and attended the Webster School...

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Students Stage ‘Annie’

May 13, 2017
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Students Stage ‘Annie’

Annie Valle played the lead role of ‘Annie’ in the Kelly School’s rendition of the famous musical last Friday, April 28. Scores of students participated in the production, including Jeremy Puppo, seen here playing the role of Sandy the Dog.

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Chelsea Guys Hit the Florida Links

May 13, 2017
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Chelsea Guys Hit the Florida Links

Some of Chelsea’s all-time greats gathered in sunny central Florida for a friendly round of golf. Pictured on the course are, from left, Larry Skara, Eric Shuman, Bobby Spinney, Michael Zullo, and Robert Cameron.

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A Good Friend to Chelsea:Ronald “Ronnie” Madden, Founder of Local Softball League, Passes Away at the Age of 64

May 13, 2017
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A Good Friend to Chelsea:Ronald “Ronnie” Madden, Founder of Local Softball League, Passes Away at the Age of 64

Ronald “Ronnie” A. Madden, a founder of the Chelsea Modified Fast Pitch Softball League in the late 1970s, died May 6, 2017 after a gallant battle against various illnesses. He was 64. Jack Madden said that his beloved older brother, Ronnie, had been living at Parsons Hill Nursing Home in Worcester for the last...

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New Application:ZBA says Strip Club is ‘Concert Hall,’ Club Will Go Back to Federal Court

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In a highly-anticipated meeting, the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) took on the Phantom Ventures strip club matter once again – after having it remanded back to the Board from a Federal Court judge – and decided that the venture should re-apply as a concert hall/theatre. After about one hour of...

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Parking Restrictions in Cary Square Bring Drama to the Council

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Urging the utilization of a little-used stipulation in the City Charter, a former city councillor asked the Council on Monday night to reverse the decision of the Traffic Commission in adding two-hour parking signs along Washington Avenue in Cary Square. Former Councillor Stan Troisi spoke against the two-hour parking signs at...

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Race Unfolding on Mill Hill as Nomination Papers Become Available

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As nomination papers have come available in the last week, an interesting race between a sitting councillor and a former councillor has already started to unfold in the Mill Hill District 3 area. Councillor Matt Frank has pulled his papers for another run in the ward he has represented for some...

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