Monthly Archives: December 2017

From the FBI Building Opening to MS-13 Guilty Pleas,Chelsea was Full of News in 2017

December 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There were more than a few big news items in Chelsea this year. In fact, there were too many to include in a review of the year in news as the city began to move faster and faster throughout the year. Here is a sprinkling of some of the top news...

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Chelsea-Based Roca will Launch New Public-Private Partnership with Baltimore

December 28, 2017
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Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh announced this month a $17 million public-private partnership with Roca, anchor business institutions and philanthropic organizations to help Baltimore’s highest risk young people disrupt cycles of poverty and incarceration. Roca is a Massachusetts-based group that has earned national recognition for providing some of the most innovative and effective interventions for young...

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Housing Program Helps Families Survive Crisis Without Turning to Shelters

December 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Metro Housing Boston organization reported this month that their transition assistance program for families in crisis helped 70 families in Chelsea with a total expenditure of $190,623 locally. Outside of Boston, Chelsea was the one community where RAFT was utilized more than others. The next closest community was Malden with...

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Police Briefs 12-28-2017

December 28, 2017
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Monday, 12/11 Stephanie Scali, 26, 207 Winthrop St., Medford, was arrested for possessing Class B drug. Willie Jennings, 37, 251 Heath St., Jamaica Plain, was arrested for trespassing. Kerven Julce, 33, 10 Lawrence St., Brighton, was arrested on a warrant. Carlos Diaz, 44, 69 Marlborough St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Tuesday, 12/12...

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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

December 28, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2018. The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come. In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson: Ring out the old, ring in...

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Obituaries 12-28-2017

December 28, 2017
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Henry Shaffer Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea Henry Shaffer of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on December 24. He was the beloved husband of the late Beatrice (Pirkovitz) Shaffer, loving son of the late Avrum and Ethel Shaffer and dear uncle of Johanna Alper and Amy Alper of Colorado, Susan Cohen of New York,...

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CHS Winter Concert

December 22, 2017
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CHS Winter Concert

Chelsea High School senior Brandon Lazo performs ‘Carol Of The Bells’ for his piano solo during the annual CHS Winter Concert on Friday, Dec. 15. The evening included music, dance and percussion all performed to a packed house in the auditorium.

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Ugly Puppy Sweater

December 22, 2017
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Ugly Puppy Sweater

Kelly Klempa and Bently, wearing matching elf sweaters, during the Mystic Brewery and Polkadog Bakery Ugly Puppy Sweater Party on Saturday,Dec. 16, at the taproom. Scores of dogs and their owners, all decked out in their worst holiday gear, converged on the brewery for a fun party with friends.

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City Hall Clock Tower Unveils New Lighting Scheme

December 22, 2017
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City Hall Clock Tower Unveils New Lighting Scheme

By Seth Daniel Let there be light atop the Chelsea City Hall. This Monday, the City officially unveiled a light illumination feature in the clock tower of City Hall – a feature that can be seen prominently from Rt. 1 and the Soldiers’ Home and adds some variety to the Chelsea skyline. When it...

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St Rose Piazza Christmas Décor Turns Heads on Broadway

December 22, 2017
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St Rose Piazza Christmas Décor Turns Heads on Broadway

By Seth Daniel An electrified Nativity scene outfitted with a blazingly bright star is just one of the many spectacular light displays on the new piazza to the north of St. Rose Church – a light display that started humbly a few years ago and now has grown to great proportions. Father Hilario Sanez...

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