Monthly Archives: July 2017

All Smiles for Ice Cream

July 28, 2017
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All Smiles for Ice Cream

The Chelsea Senior Center held its annual fundraising ice cream social on Thursday, July 20, and found many people ready to eat ice cream and dance to the music. Gail Curran, Nancy Nminski, Chris Kaminski and Judy Litwin show off an ice cream treat.

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Returning Home:Phunk Phenomenon Dance Seeks New Home in Chelsea

July 28, 2017
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Returning Home:Phunk Phenomenon Dance Seeks New Home in Chelsea

By Cary Shuman Chelsea native Reia Briggs-Connor, who has built the Phunk Phenomenon Dance Complex in to the No. 1 name in hip-hop dance in Greater Boston, is looking for another home. Briggs-Connor, a former New England Patriots cheerleader, learned in April that the building on Revere Beach Parkway in Everett that housed her...

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Chelsea Collaborative Wins Constitutional Case On Voting Registration

July 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Last fall, when Chelsea’s Edma Ortiz began to get increasingly concerned about the presidential election and what was at stake for immigrants and the Latino community, she finally found the time to get to Chelsea City Hall to register to vote in the election. However, an irregular work schedule that required...

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Open Seats Heat Up District Council Races

July 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Candidates are lining up for what looks to be a very competitive City Election season this fall, especially in Districts 1 and 8 where long-time councillors announced this summer that they wouldn’t seek re-election. The hotbed of the activity right now is in Prattville, where several well known candidates are seeking...

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Former Pats Cheerleader Briggs-Connor Will Perform at Aug 31 Game

July 28, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Reia Briggs-Connor was a “Patriette” before she became a New England Patriots cheerleader. “We were called the Patriettes in my first year and then it became the New England Patriots cheerleaders,” said Briggs-Connor. Briggs-Connor will be back in Foxboro for the first-ever New England Patriots alumni cheerleader performance on Aug. 31...

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Police Briefs 07-27-2017

July 28, 2017
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BEAT WITH METAL OBJECT On July 16, a Chelsea Police officer was dispatched to Chelsea Police Headquarters for a report of a past assault. The officer spoke with the reporting party/victim. According to victim, he was in the area of Clark Avenue and Eleanor Street when he was approached by a male known to...

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Sen DiDomenico’s Appointment Is Outstanding

July 28, 2017
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We wish to take this opportunity to congratulate our State Senator, Sal DiDomenico, for his recent appointment by Senate President Stan Rosenberg as the Senate Chair of the newly-created Italian Caucus of the Massachusetts legislature. The establishment of the Italian Caucus comes at the urging of the Italian Consul General to Massachusetts, Nicola de Santis, who foresees the...

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Jay Ash is a True Superstar of the Baker Administration

July 28, 2017
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Among those who spoke at Friday’s check presentation ceremony was Jay Ash, the administration’s Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, and it was plain to see why Jay was the first Cabinet appointee named by Charlie Baker shortly after his election in 2014. Ash had been the City Manager of Chelsea for over a decade...

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Obituaries 07-27-2017

July 28, 2017
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Nicholas Martinez- Romero Fitness enthusiast Nicholas Melvin Martinez-Romero passed away at Novant Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte, NC on July 13 while undergoing treatment for an aggressive cancer illness.  He was 50 years old.  He was born and raised in Apastepeque, San Vicente, El Salvador and he was a son of Antonio A. Martinez...

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Bosson Park Block Party

July 21, 2017
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Bosson Park Block Party

Sophia Grigorian, 6, was excited to become a Junior Firefighter during The Neighborhood Developers’ annual Bosson Park Block Party on Saturday, July 15, in the Park. Scores of families and friends joined in the effort to activate the park.

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