Monthly Archives: December 2017

Standish Steps Down,Collaborative’s Gladys Vega to Planning Board

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In the last meeting of the year for the City Council, members voted in several new appointments and re-appointments to City boards – including the approval of long-time activist Gladys Vega to sit on the Planning Board. Vega received a 10-0 vote with Councillor Giovanni Recupero being absent for all the...

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Vidot Set to Become Next Council President

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel By a preliminary vote of 8-0, Councillor Damali Vidot received the support of her colleagues to become the new Council President in 2018 during a meeting on Monday. The annual Conference Committee on leadership took place Monday with two possible candidates, current President Leo Robinson and Vidot. Both had been vying...

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GreenRoots, Eastie Looking to Restore Cross Creek Partnership

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Chelsea GreenRoots is leading the way in jump-starting a renewal of Chelsea-Eastie activism on the Chelsea Creek – sending out teams to help build up momentum on the Eastie side for Creek activism. GreenRoots Director Roseann Bongiovanni said the organization began trying to revitalize the interest in Eastie back in August...

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MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty to Murder of 15-Year-Old Chelsea Boy

December 22, 2017
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Describing it as a “wonderful thing” on FBI surveillance tapes, the cold-blooded murderer of Irvin Depazm, 15, of Chelsea, has now been brought to justice. An MS-13 member pleaded guilty on Thursday, Dec. 14, in federal court in Boston to racketeering conspiracy involving the murder of a 15-year-old boy in East Boston. Joel Martinez,...

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Plan, Wash Hands and Stay Healthy for the Holidays

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The holidays present a unique month-long time of the year when people often can find themselves in a much different pattern than during the rest of the year. Such changes can often lead to unhealthy behaviors or illnesses – and triggers for those struggling with overeating disorders or substance use disorders....

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Three Councillors Honored at Last Council Meeting

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Three city councillors were honored by their colleagues on Monday night, Dec. 18, at their last Council meeting. Councillors Matt Frank, Dan Cortell and Paul Murphy were honored for their service on the Council, and presented with plaques. District 3’s Matt Frank was given a send-off by Councillor Judith Garcia. Councillor...

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News Briefs

December 22, 2017
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NEW YEAR’S EVE SKATE The Chelsea Recreation and Cultural Affairs Division and the Cronin Skating Rink will host an all-ages New Year’s Even Paint and Skate event. There will be a fun ice painting event from 1:20 to 2:20 p.m., and that will be followed by free public skating from 2:40 to 4:30 p.m....

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Double Tree by Hilton in Chelsea Hosts Luncheon to Celebrate $8 Million Renovation

December 22, 2017
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DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Logan Airport Chelsea, formally the Wyndham Chelsea, has recently joined the Hilton portfolio with an $8 Million renovation this past September. On December 14th, they hosted their Re-Branding with a luncheon for city officials, clients and their corporate team to show off their new look. The General Manager, Cathy Cucchiello...

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Police Briefs 12-21-2017

December 22, 2017
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BURGLAR IN ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE On Dec. 15, at 3:04 a.m., officers responded to a report of a suspicious male party wearing a mask and backpack inside of The Architectural Team and the Team Trust, located at 50 Commandants Way. As officers arrived, a male party was observed running from the building towards the waterfront....

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Enjoy the Holidays — Safely

December 22, 2017
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Christmas this year is part of a three-day weekend, which means that for many of us, we will be indulging in the “Christmas spirt” early and often. By no means do we wish to cast negative thoughts, but we would be remiss if we did not remind all of our readers to enjoy the...

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