Monthly Archives: September 2017

Excel Students Detained by Border Patrol

September 8, 2017
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Excel Students Detained by Border Patrol

By John Lynds Two Excel Academy Charter School students were among the 14 people detained as part of U.S. Border Patrol operation a week ago in Lincoln, N.H. Border Patrol officers established the checkpoint with the support of the Woodstock Police Department on Interstate 93 in Lincoln. “Checkpoints are just one of the tools...

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Trump Sends DACA to Congress, Hundreds in Chelsea Vulnerable

September 8, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Hundreds of young people and families in Chelsea were put on edge Tuesday when President Donald Trump announced he would end the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – though with the caveat of keeping it intact for six months to allow Congress to attempt to enact a law. The...

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City Manager,Police Take Two-Way Broadway to Business Community

September 8, 2017
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By Seth Daniel City Manager Tom Ambrosino and consultants for the City took their message of a two-way Broadway in the business district to owners of the businesses on Thursday morning, Aug. 31, with Ambrosino saying he would stake his position on the issue. Members of City government met with business owner from Broadway...

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DACA Should be Kept

September 8, 2017
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By Joana of Citizen Schools Have you heard anything about DACA and/or DAPA?  DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA is an American immigration policy founded by the Obama administration in June 2012. Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents sometimes called Deferred Action for Parental Accountability, is a...

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Sports 09-07-2017

September 8, 2017
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CHS football team kicks off 2017 season Friday night The Chelsea High football team will open its 2017 season Friday evening when Coach Jack Halas and his Red Devils host Lynn Tech under the lights at Chelsea Stadium. The first kick-off of the new campaign is set for 7:00. Leading the way for the...

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Obituaries 09-07-2017

September 8, 2017
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Robert A. Punch, Jr. Chelsea DPW retiree Robert A. Punch, Jr., passed away on Wednesday, August 30 at the Fairhaven Healthcare Center in Lowell where he has been receiving supportive care for the past year. He was 75 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was a son of the late Robert A., Sr....

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First Day of School

September 2, 2017
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First Day of School

Wide eyed and ready for school, Alex Calderon is excited to head back to the Berkowitz School Tuesday morning, Aug. 29, while his brother, Mateo, is just meh-meh about the first day of school.

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Congratulations Alejandrina

September 2, 2017
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Congratulations Alejandrina

Mrs. Alejandrina Rodriguez, a long-standing Chelsea resident and community activist, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Multidisciplinary Studies degree from Cambridge College recently.Her family wished her well and said they are very proud of her achievement. “I am so grateful to have such a blessing in my mother,” said the family. “She has been...

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Back to School Cuts

September 2, 2017
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Back to School Cuts

For the second year in a row, Chelsea barbers pooled their resources to help young people in the community look sharp for school. Councillor Damali Vidot, Councillor Yamir Rodriguez, and barber Luis Rodriguez organized the event this year, with music and free haircuts for Chelsea kids at the Boys & Girls Club. More than...

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A Legend is Leaving:Gladys Vega to Step Down as Executive Director of the Chelsea Collaborative

September 2, 2017
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A Legend is Leaving:Gladys Vega to Step Down as Executive Director of the Chelsea Collaborative

By Cary Shuman Gladys Vega, a pilla r of the community and executive director of the Chelsea Collaborative since 2006, is stepping down as the leader of the well-known agency whose headquarters are on Broadway. Vega, who has earned victories for Chelsea residents against injustices and helped improve community-police relations, informed her friends and...

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