Monthly Archives: May 2017

City Officials Claim Victory for Now in Sanctuary City Federal Case

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The ruling by a federal judge in California’s 9th Circuit that President Donald Trump’s Sanctuary City executive order is unconstitutional has by extension created a “total victory” for the City in its own federal lawsuit filed in Boston Federal Court – the 1st Circuit. “For the moment, it is a total...

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State CPA Contribution Near to Nothing Just as Chelsea Joins In

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Just as the City is about ready to name the new Community Preservation Act (CPA) Board members in the next month, the state’s matching fund is at record lows and almost down to nothing. The CPA was voted in last November by Chelsea voters, and it is a program that began...

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Chelsea MS-13 Members Plead Guilty to Cocaine Trafficking, Attempted Murder

May 5, 2017
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A member of MS-13’s Eastside Loco Salvatrucha (ESLS) clique in the metro Boston area, and another from MS-13’s Enfermos Criminals Salvatrucha clique in Chelsea, both pleaded guilty last week in federal court in Boston. Efrain Yanes-Vasquez, a/k/a “Caballo,” 35, an El Salvadorian national living in Chelsea and Pittsfield, Mass., pleaded guilty to conspiracy to...

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Clarification

May 5, 2017
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The article in the April 27 Chelsea Record titled “Chelsea Housing shot down by Council in request to relax rules on hiring union labor” has many references to the states union labor laws. The Home Rule Petition being filed by CHA and Corcoran Developers was referring to MGL 149, the Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Law....

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Police Briefs 05-04-2017

May 5, 2017
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FIREARMS ARREST Late in the night on Wednesday, April 26, Officers J. Capistran, P. McCarthy, E. Ramirez, and Sgt. M. Nee responded to a call for two shots fired. Immediately after responding Officers located a white 2016 Chevy Silverado, MA reg. 4XA719. Two occupants were identified as Justin Marcangelo, 26 of Chelsea, and Anthony...

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Letters to the Editor

May 5, 2017
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Making a positive difference         I was reading the paper last week as I normally do, when I happened to come across an editorial by a former city councillor. The small article criticized a colleague of mine, but more importantly he called out the younger members of the elected bodies in Chelsea and questioned their...

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Thank You Steve Wynn

May 5, 2017
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In today’s economy, good jobs that have been around for more than 80 years are hard to find.  One only has to look at the shuttered factories that are in our area that once employed thousands of workers who by these jobs achieved the American Dream. That is what the workers of Suffolk Down...

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Sports 05-04-2017

May 5, 2017
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello  Bruins Cassidy No Longer ‘Interim’ A reflection back to Boston’s game-ending playoff run had one thing missing from Clarke MacArthur’s game-winning, series-clinching overtime goal, it was the sound of Frank Sinatra belting out the lyrics of “My Way.” The opening line would have said it all, “And now the...

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Obituaries 05-04-2017

May 5, 2017
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Francis ‘Frank’ Costa Retired Mystic River Bridge toll collector Francis A. “Frank” Costa passed away unexpectedly in his Revere home. He was 85 years old. Born in Cambridge, he was one of two sons born to the late Francis A., Sr. and Grace (Spinney) Costa. He grew up in Chelsea, attended Williams elementary and...

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