Chelsea Collaborative unveils new home on Broadway

November 12, 2009
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Chelsea Collaborative unveils new home on Broadway

The Chelsea Collaborative, an organization that has grown in stature and size and helped thousands of Chelsea residents under the leadership of Executive Director Gladys Vega, ushered in a new era Tuesday with a ceremony marking the construction kickoff for the future home of the Collaborative at 318 Broadway. City Manager Jay Ash, State...

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Tax and spend

November 12, 2009
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Tax and spend

Brace yourselves. Reality is hitting Chelsea and some added taxes are bound to find their way into the next city budget. It is very likely that the city will impose a slightly higher meals tax. This has been done in Boston. A fractional rise in the local meals tax could net the city an...

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Cahill positions himself as the candidate for Everyman

November 12, 2009
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Cahill positions himself as the candidate for Everyman

Of all the candidates vying for the State House’s corner office next year, there’s one gubernatorial candidate who, if elected, would be standing up for the average Joe. Treasurer Tim Cahill, who was in the area last week, and met with the editorial board of the Chelsea Record, comes off as a working class,...

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Going Green – Chelsea Jewish Foundation Awarded Grant for New Green House Nursing Home

November 12, 2009
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Going Green – Chelsea Jewish Foundation Awarded Grant for New Green House Nursing Home

The Chelsea Jewish Foundation was recently awarded a $75,000 grant by The Boston Foundation. The grant money will go toward training staff and volunteers as well as developing operational procedures for the Leonard Florence Center for Living, a ground-breaking new component to the Chelsea Jewish Foundation’s network of healthcare facilities set to open early...

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Soccer Devils ousted by Somerville

November 12, 2009
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The Chelsea High drew a familiar foe for its first game of the playoffs. The eighth seeded Red Devils were paired against ninth seeded Somerville High in what would become the third meeting of the year between the two teams. Chelsea has had little luck against Somerville in their first two go-arounds this season,...

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Investigative report unfair, ill-advised

November 12, 2009
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Fox Television tends to do a good job reporting the news. However an investigative report aired Tuesday night and purporting to show how some residents of the Chelsea Soldiers Home are being abused by an administration that doesn’t care, was, frankly, way off base, misleading and unlike anything we know to exist at the...

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Arrest Report 11-12-09

November 12, 2009
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Monday, November 2 Phillip Drago, 50, 145 Stevens St., Revere, was arrested for assault and battery. Robert Deramo, 41, 27 Lexington St., Waltham, was arrested for larceny of motor vehicle, larceny over $250, reckless operation of motor vehicle, operation of motor vehicle unlicensed, and warrants. Marco Estrada, 39, 72 Beckonhill St., Lynn, was arrested...

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Obituaries 11-12-09

November 12, 2009
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Sheila Howard Everett resident, formerly of Chelsea Sheila M. (Budney) Howard, a 31 year resident of Everett, died on November 10 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was 60 years old. A homemaker, mother and grandmother, she was born, raised and attended schools in Chelsea. She was the beloved wife...

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Election Tuesday – Bishop in; Troisi out; Moronski wins; Pellegrino, too; Calvin Brown is back

November 9, 2009
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Election Tuesday – Bishop in; Troisi out; Moronski wins; Pellegrino, too; Calvin Brown is back

Election Day produced a few surprises that are sure to change the political dynamic at city hall in the year to come. Longtime former councilor Calvin Brown topped the ticket in his return to the Councillor at Large position. Leo Robinson finished second and Roseann Bongiovanni came in third. Stanley Troisi finished out of...

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Project of the Year Award

November 9, 2009
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Project of the Year Award

Last week, I had the privilege and the pleasure of presenting the winning Project of the Year Award to Market Basket representative Kevin Fioli at the Chelsea Awards Night held at City Hall. The award was a no-brainer, as we like to say in the newspaper industry – as the Market Basket development project...

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Red Devils suffer first loss of the season

November 9, 2009
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The Red Devils were handed their first loss of the season on Saturday when they were defeated, 34-13 by Whittier Tech. The Chelsea High football team knew that it would require their best effort to beat the mighty Wildcats, and one of the most frustrating aspects of the loss was the fact that the...

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Excel Academy students progressing faster than state average

November 9, 2009
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Credit the achievement to just plain hard work and dedication. But if having some of the best MCAS scores in state wasn’t enough, the Excel Academy Charter School for Chelsea and East Boston students ranked first in the state in English and fourth in the state in math for improving student performance over time...

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4th Annual Chelsea Family Literacy Day November 7

November 9, 2009
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The Chelsea Library will be the scene of the Fourth Annual Family Literacy Day this Saturday, Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the downstairs Children’s Library. Though hosted and sponsored in part by the Library, Family Literacy Day is a community wide event, with support from more than a dozen local...

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Welcome back Calvin Brown; and welcome to Mike Moronski and Anthony Pellegrino

November 9, 2009
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We want to welcome to the political life at city hall one “old-timer” and two newcomers to the Chelsea city hall political scene. Calvin Brown knows the city hall scene and for a long time he was a part of it. His return to politics is like back to yesterday. Brown is a good...

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Irene Grzybinski

November 9, 2009
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We are very sorry to learn of the death of former Chelsea Provident Cooperative Bank President Irene Grzybinski. She died Wednesday morning. Ms. Grzybinski was the first female president of a major Chelsea Bank in the city’s modern history. She was a humble, quiet, able bank president who was well-known in banking circles here...

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Obituaries 11-2-09

November 9, 2009
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Lela Rose Dore Longtime waitress at Pressman’s Deli in Chelsea Lela Rose (Terhorst) Dore died on October 27 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home where she has been receiving supportive care for the past two years. She was 76 years old. Mrs. Dore was born November 5, 1932 in Denver, Colorado, daughter of the...

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Arrest Report 11-2-09

November 9, 2009
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Monday, October 26 Lorenzo Vargas, 22, 37 Parker St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrants, operating motor vehicle with suspended license, furnishing false name. Marlon Romero, 28, 52 Menfield St., Everett, was arrested for possessing Class D drug, possessing open container of alcohol, possessing Class B drug, drug violation near school/park. Paola Ocampos, 21,...

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Seasonal flu is upon us, go get the shot

October 31, 2009
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I headed down to the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) free flu clinic Saturday and stood in line with hundreds of residents from Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop and, of course, East Boston. Like many of my peers in line my primary care physician had run out of the seasonal flu shot, so Saturday’s clinic...

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Still perfect: Red Devils roll past Minuteman

October 31, 2009
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The Chelsea High football team showed no signs of rust after their bye week on Friday when they defeated Minuteman Tech, 35-14 to extend their record to 6-0. Daniel Martinez scored two touchdowns and led a dominating Chelsea offense with 165 rushing yards on twelve carries. Martinez got his first score in the opening...

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Appeals court upholds Chelsea murder conviction

October 31, 2009
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The Massachusetts Appeals Court this week affirmed the murder conviction of a Chelsea man who stabbed a Lynn father of three to death at a Chelsea produce market seven years ago, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced. The court last week affirmed the second-degree murder conviction of Victor Moran, 27, indicted for...

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Chelsea Boy’s soccer

October 31, 2009
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The boy’s soccer Devils will play at home today against heated rival Northeast Metro in the finale of the ’09 regular season. The two are in a virtual tie for the top spot in Commonwealth Athletic Conference, and the winner of today’s game will be crowned the CAC champion. Chelsea kept pace with Northeast...

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Get out and vote

October 31, 2009
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Tuesday is Election Day and we urge all the registered voters in this city to get out and to vote. It is important. The expectation is for a very light turn out. Let’s reverse the expectation. Let’s come out in larger numbers and let the candidates know there is a voting public out there...

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The best is yet to come

October 31, 2009
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The new Demoulas Marketplace by itself is a fabulous project of inestimable economic value. With more than 1000 employees and at least that many vendors, the Marketplace is an economic juggernaut for this city. A payroll distributed once a week to 1,000 employees, most of whom live in Chelsea, gives an estimated $600,000-$700,000 to...

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Obituaries 10-28-09

October 31, 2009
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Josephine Copello Retired Soldiers Home Senior Bookkeeper Josephine T. (Lentini) Copello died on October 26 at the Kaplan Family House. She was 91 years old. Born in Boston on September 16, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Casper and Mary (DeAmecis) Lentini. She was raised and educated in South Boston and lived...

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