Monthly Archives: January 2018

Displaying Talent

January 26, 2018
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Displaying Talent

It wasn’t magic, but rather someone creepin’ ‘round the corner. Alex Tran performed ‘Mack the Knife’ by Bobby Darin (and/or Louis Armstrong) during the Chelsea High School Talent Show on Friday night, Jan. 19, in the Auditorium. Scores of acts took the stage to display their talents for students in attendance.

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Chelsea Collaborative Gala

January 26, 2018
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Chelsea Collaborative Gala

Juan Marrero (center, left) stands with his mom, Gala honoree and Chelsea Collaborative Executive Director Gladys Vega, and is joined by Community Labor United Director Isabel Gonzalez-Webster (left) and CFLeads Vice President Angela Brown. The scene came at the 29th Annual Chelsea Collaborative Gala on Thursday, Jan. 18, at Anthony’s of Malden.

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No Warning:After Pit Bull Attack Killed Her Dog, Chelsea Woman Said There Were Few Places to Turn

January 26, 2018
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No Warning:After Pit Bull Attack Killed Her Dog, Chelsea Woman Said There Were Few Places to Turn

By Seth Daniel A routine dog-walking trip on the afternoon of Dec. 19 in the waterfront neighborhood has completely upended Amy Schlegel’s life – leaving her coping with the death of the family dog at the jaws of a loose Pitbull and trying to figure out how to pay more than $20,000 in vet...

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Appreciation:Jeanette Weiner Lee is Fondly Remembered

January 26, 2018
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Appreciation:Jeanette Weiner Lee is Fondly Remembered

Jeanette (Weiner) Lee, of Wayland, formerly of Chelsea, matriarch of a longtime and well-known Chelsea family and a, died on January 23, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles L. Lee. and the devoted and loving mother of Donald Charles Lee and wife Nancy of Holbrook, JoAnne D. Lee-Nieves and husband...

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Stuck:Firefighters Come to the Rescue of Trapped Residents after Council Meeting

January 26, 2018
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By Seth Daniel It reads like an off-color joke, but it wasn’t any joke on Monday night when a councillor, a reverend, a Republican and a clerk with a phobia of elevators got trapped for 45-minutes in the City Hall elevator. “We were cool; no one freaked out,” said Rev. Sandra Whitley, who was...

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Council Continues to Push for Appointed Board Reforms

January 26, 2018
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By Seth Daniel By most accounts, the order put in by Councillor Giovanni Recupero on Monday night to effectively put term limits on members of appointed boards and commissions in the city would have been voted down in year’s past. But the new Council has a new outlook, and the order was approved and...

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Momentum for Plastic Bag Ban Grows, Not Everyone on Board

January 26, 2018
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By Seth Daniel A major first jab at banning plastic shopping bags took place at City Hall on Tuesday night, Jan. 23, and many believe that momentum is gathering for the ban. Council President Damali Vidot and Councillor Enio Lopez are leading the initiative, along with environmental organizations like GreenRoots. The turnout for the...

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CAPIC – Celebrating 50 Years of Community Service – 2017 Highlights

January 26, 2018
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During 2017, CAPIC celebrated its 50th year as a community action agency.  Since 1967, CAPIC has served as the federal and state designated Community Action Agency for the communities of Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop although in 1965 the City of Chelsea received its first grant from the Office of Economic Opportunity to establish the...

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Guatemalan Man Sentenced for Fentanyl Distribution

January 26, 2018
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A Guatemalan national was charged this week in federal court in Boston in connection with a conspiracy to distribute over five kilograms of fentanyl, worth approximately $1.25 million. Rene Alejandro Salazar Reyes, 26, was charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute fentanyl. Salazar was...

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Chelsea Wards to Elect Delegates to Democratic State Convention

January 26, 2018
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Registered Democrats in these will hold a caucus on February 3, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at Chelsea Library to elect delegates and alternates to the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. This year’s state convention will be held June 1-1 DCU Center in Worcester, where Democrats from across the state will come together to endorse Democratic...

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