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Helping the Less Fortunate

February 4, 2016
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Helping the Less Fortunate

The group of volunteers, city officials and state officials gathered early last Thursday morning, Jan. 28, to make the first official count of the homeless in Chelsea. Sgt. Jose Otero speaks to “Bobby” who was hesitant to come out of his sleeping blankets and speak to the group. “Bobby” said he was a Chelsea resident...

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Major Arrests by Feds,State Hit MS-13 in Chelsea,Elsewhere

February 4, 2016
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Major Arrests by Feds,State Hit MS-13 in Chelsea,Elsewhere

As Chief Brian Kyes stood at the podium in Boston’s Federal Court last Friday after an historic roundup, four years in the making, of key MS-13 gang members in Chelsea, Eastie, Everett and Somerville, he thought of one innocent single mother who had simply looked out the window of a battered women’s shelter when...

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Letter to the Editor

February 4, 2016
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The benefits of having a residency requirement The virtues of hiring local residents for local jobs are obvious: more employment opportunities, more spending within the community, more tax revenues, and less crime. Although our community has shown interest in creating employment opportunities, most of the focus has been on low-skilled, low-wage workers. Employment policies...

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The MS-13 Raids

February 4, 2016
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The raids that took place last early Friday morning that resulted in 56 indictments of MS-13 gang members certainly should stop for the time being the crime and murders in the neighboring communities of Chelsea, East Boston and Everett that we have witnessed over the last several months.  However, these arrests removed only about...

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Sports 02-04-2016

February 4, 2016
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CHS Roundup CHS boys hoop wins two contests The Chelsea High boys basketball team enjoyed a successful week, defeating two opponents, Lynn Tech and Whittier Tech. Friday’s 65-34 triumph over Lynn Tech never was in doubt. The Red Devils grabbed the lead from the outset and never looked back as they built a commanding...

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Obituaries 02-04-2016

February 4, 2016
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Charles Karpenko Member of the 5-2 Club of Chelsea Charles R. Karpenko of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on February 2. A late member of the 5-2 Club of Chelsea, he was the beloved husband of the late Jennie (Scrivano); devoted father of Jeanette Durgin of N. Andover, Charles A. Karpenko of Amesbury, Richard...

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Police Briefs 01-28-2016

January 28, 2016
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FAREWELL K-9 ANCHO Chelsea Police officers bid farewell last week to one of their own, K-9 Officer ‘Ancho.’ Ancho passed away last Tuesday, Jan. 19, with his handler, Officer Joe Capistran. “It is with deep regret and heartfelt sorrow that I must sadly take this opportunity to announce the sudden and untimely passing of...

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Letters to the Editor

January 28, 2016
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We taught the people Dear Editor, The news is punctuated by mass shootings. Consider this. We have taught people: You can be anything you want to be (“Be all you can be!”) and There is no right and wrong. And we have devalued human life – over 50 million abortions since the US Supreme...

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Deleo Forms Commission on Daily Sports Fantasy

January 28, 2016
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Anyone who has watched Channel Five’s “On the Record” Sunday morning show knows that Speaker of the House has a tremendous knowledge of Boston sports — as he often has demonstrated on the “Pop Quiz” portion of the show. And as a Winthrop High sports fan, Bob is front and center at games —...

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Sports 01-28-2016

January 28, 2016
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CHS Roundup Red Devil boys hoop cruises to 58-44 win The Chelsea High boys basketball team got back to the .500 mark with a victory over North Shore Tech, 58-44, Tuesday evening at the CHS gym. The Red Devils took control of the contest from the outset, grabbing a 13-6 lead after one quarter and...

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