Monthly Archives: February 2018

2018 Black History Month

February 16, 2018
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2018 Black History Month

The Chelsea Black Community’s 2018 Black History Month Celebration continued Tuesday with an art exhibit opening at the City Hall Gallery. Pictured are some of the guests at the event, from left, Councillor-at-Large Calvin Brown, Beverly Martin-Ross, Sharon Caulfield, Councillor Luis Tejada, Yahiya Noor and son, Khasim Noor, Henry Wilson, Lisa Santagate, Councillor-at-Large Leo...

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The Rose Rush is On: Valentine’s Day at New Regional Flower Exchange in Chelsea is a Better Experience for Buyers

February 16, 2018
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The Rose Rush is On: Valentine’s Day at New Regional Flower Exchange in Chelsea is a Better Experience for Buyers

Anyone in Greater Boston who got a rose yesterday on Valentine’s Day likely had that rose pass through the New England Flower Exchange in Chelsea. In a formerly vacant warehouse on Second Street, the hub of Valentine’s Day – and every other flowery occasion – has been established. The New England Flower Exchange on...

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Appreciation:Donald Robinson Was a True Chelsea Sports Great

February 16, 2018
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Appreciation:Donald Robinson Was a True Chelsea Sports Great

They would often discuss at family gatherings who was the better all-around athlete, the uncle, Donald Curtis Robinson, or the nephew, Reggie Wilkerson. Donald was a three-sport standout and All-Star running back for the Red Devils in the 1960s. Reggie was an All-Scholastic quarterback and talented hoopster in the late 1980s. Donald’s teams twice...

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Almost Immoral:Supt Bourque, Urban Educators Disappointed with “Fix” to Funding Flaw

February 16, 2018
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Chelsea Supt. Mary Bourque said just when urban educators plagued with a flawed funding formula thought they made some progress, the state yanked all that progress from under them recently. Bourque, the past president of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents and the co-chair of the Urban Superintendents Network, has been working with the...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Still Moving Forward as Steve Wynn Steps Down

February 16, 2018
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Wynn Boston Harbor officials are moving forward without a pause this week despite the news that dynamic Wynn CEO Steve Wynn has stepped down from leading the company, and the fact that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) investigation is digging deeper into the actions of other executives in the company. Wynn Boston Harbor has...

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Bicycle Laundry Looking to Locate on Willow Street

February 16, 2018
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A commercial laundry that uses bicycles to pick up and deliver linens is looking to locate in the commercial/industrial property on Willow and Congress Streets. Wash Cycle Laundry, a company founded in Philadelphia that has delivered millions of pounds of laundry and pioneered the bicycle laundry, wants to locate its Boston area operations in...

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City Council, Quiet Man Spar Over Meeting to Discuss Community Center

February 16, 2018
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A proposal by former heavyweight boxing champ, and Chelsea native, John ‘The Quietman’ Ruiz has sparked major controversy over the past week in the follow-up to a preliminary meeting on the issue Feb. 6. The meeting on Feb. 6 was a preliminary presentation to the City Council by Quietman Sports, which included Ruiz and...

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Brazilian National Sentenced for Scheme to Launder $20 Million in Proceeds from the Telexfree Fraud

February 16, 2018
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A Brazilian national was sentenced Feb. 8 in federal court in Boston for conspiring to launder approximately $20 million in proceeds from the TelexFree pyramid scheme – a scheme that affected hundreds of Chelsea residents. Authorities reported finding the money hidden in a mattress. Cleber Rene Rizerio Rocha, 28, was sentenced by U.S. District...

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North Suffolk Mental Health Association Partnering With CHA to Fight Opioid Epidemic in Local Cities

February 16, 2018
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Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community health-system serving Everett and Boston’s metro-north region, is teaming up with the North Suffolk Mental Health Association (NSMHA) to help get individuals struggling with addiction connected to treatment by piloting a new recovery-coach program at CHA Everett Hospital. Two coaches from NSMHA are now available to patients...

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Officials Attend Local Symposium on Ways to Fight Opioid Crisis in the Workplace

February 16, 2018
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Forty-year-old Lily was a vibrant, loving mother who was an organist at her church, and known for her delicious baked goods. Privately, she suffered from serious depression, self- medicating herself with alcohol. Lily’s daughter, Secretary of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders, vividly remembers caring for her as a teenager,...

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