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Chelsea Native Joe Smith Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

January 28, 2016
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Chelsea Native Joe Smith Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Chelsea native Joe Smith celebrated his 88th birthday this week but there is a professional milestone to be celebrated as well. Smith has received one of those incredible honors that only go to the well accomplished and the famous: a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce unveiled Smith’s...

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Chelsea Drug Court Program a Success:Justice Barnes Leads End-of-the-Year Meeting

December 17, 2015
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Chelsea Drug Court Program a Success:Justice Barnes Leads End-of-the-Year Meeting

According to the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, 75 percent of Drug Court graduates remain arrest-free for at least two years after leaving the program. That’s a very good success rate and Tuesday’s special program led by Justice Benjamin Barnes affirmed that the Chelsea Drug Court is working well and producing good results....

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A Win for the Ages:Rich Maronski Remembers Chelsea’s Greatest Football Thanksgiving Victory

November 26, 2015
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A Win for the Ages:Rich Maronski Remembers Chelsea’s  Greatest Football Thanksgiving Victory

When the Chelsea High School football team trailed Everett High, 20-0, in the 1980 Thanksgiving game, few fans at Chelsea Memorial Stadium thought a Red Devil comeback was possible. But the crowd of 8,500 spectators would soon witness offensive exploits that would turn this holiday rivalry upside down. Chelsea quarterback Richard Maronski rifled a...

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Clearing the Air:Velvet Smith and Her Daughter,Ashley Alexiss, on Oxygen Tv Show

October 29, 2015
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Clearing the Air:Velvet Smith and Her Daughter,Ashley Alexiss, on Oxygen Tv Show

Chelsea reality show fans and viewers across the country got their first look at Velvet Smith and her daughter, Ashley Alexiss (Smith) Tuesday night and were left wondering, “Can Ashley fix Velvet?” Velvet, the well-known and gregarious 51-year-old Chelsea native who graduated from Chelsea High School in 1981, and her stunning 24-year-old daughter, Ashley,...

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Hundreds Are Expected to Attend 12th Annual Taste of Chelsea Mon.

September 18, 2015
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Hundreds Are Expected to Attend 12th Annual Taste of Chelsea Mon.

The Taste of Chelsea has not only been one of the most popular events of the year, it’s also been one of the most successful fundraisers for any local organization. Joseph Vinard, co-founder and chair of the Taste of Chelsea, said that the event has raised more than $500,000 for HarborCov, a Chelsea-based organization...

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Hoop Heaven at Highland:Castro,Umemba Set to Host Let It Fly Basketball Classic

August 14, 2015
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Hoop Heaven at Highland:Castro,Umemba Set to Host Let It Fly Basketball Classic

Cesar Castro and Kyle Umemba are hosting a big-time basketball tournament in Chelsea this weekend. On Saturday at the Highland Park courts, eight teams, ages 16 and under, will compete in the first annual Let It Fly Classic. Proceeds from the tournament will go toward scholarships for the Chelsea High School Class of 2016....

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Potential for Greatness:Former Football Star Shaquor Sandiford is Working at CRC and Helping Youths

July 24, 2015
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Potential for Greatness:Former Football Star Shaquor Sandiford is Working at CRC and Helping Youths

Shaquor Sandiford was once one of Chelsea’s brightest football prospects. The former Chelsea Pop Warner star followed through on that potential by becoming an Independent School League (ISL) All-Star quarterback at the Rivers School and a Division 1 college recruit. A two-sport standout at Rivers, the 6-foot-3-inch Sandiford was the captain of the school’s...

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Jack Halas Named Head Football Coach at Chelsea High School

July 22, 2015
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Jack Halas Named Head Football Coach at Chelsea High School

Chelsea High School director of athletics Frank DePatto announced this week that Jack Halas has been appointed as the new head coach of the CHS football team. Halas, an assistant football coach at CHS for the past six years, succeeds Michael Stellato as the leader of the Red Devils’ football program that competes in...

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The News Man:Chelsea Native Charlie Sherman is Anchoring NH1 News

June 18, 2015
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The News Man:Chelsea Native Charlie Sherman is Anchoring NH1 News

Chelsea residents tuning in to Comcast Channel 811 weeknights are recognizing a very familiar face. Yes, that is Charlie Sherman – Chelsea’s own Charlie Sherman – anchoring the NH1 News. He was once the witty, personable, and yes, handsome kid who grew up on Shawmut Street, son of Allen and Louise Sherman, brother of...

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The Best of the Beacons:Michelle Zullo Set Pitching Records at UMass/Boston

May 28, 2015
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The Best of the Beacons:Michelle Zullo Set Pitching Records at UMass/Boston

Michelle Zullo felt comfortable on the pitcher’s mound from the very beginning. She made her debut in the Everett Girls Softball League at the age of six, becoming one of the top pitchers in the league and eventually taking lessons from Bob Carr and his daughter, Christine Carr. By the time Zullo entered the...

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