Valedictorian, Salutatorian Started and Finished in Chelsea Schools

June 16, 2018
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The two top students at Chelsea High School (CHS) this year have distinguished academic careers, and will be headed to top-flight colleges next fall, but they also both have attended Chelsea Public Schools since pre-kindergarten. Valedictorian Fazila Nasimi and Salutatorian Stefanie Rodrigues both began their studies at the Early Learning Center (ELC) in Chelsea,...

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Gov Baker Signs DiDomenico’s Housing Bond Bill

June 16, 2018
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The Housing Bond Bill passed by Sen. Sal DiDomenico and his colleagues in the Legislature was recently signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker. The bill includes two of Senator DiDomenico’s major legislative priorities: expansion of the Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) and reauthorization of the Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST)...

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Police Briefs 06-14-2018

June 16, 2018
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TAKING INITIATIVE Police Chief Brian Kyes has enjoyed praising the actions of Officer Timmy Broman, who was noted for going the extra mile to help a man panhandling at on the Parkway and Webster Avenue this week. Kyes said panhandling has been an ongoing problem at that corner, and police have had to move...

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New NFL Rules Won’t Silence Fight for Justice

June 16, 2018
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If the NFL thinks it can silence players who speak their conscience with a new anthem-protest policy, it should take a look back at history. Americans just observed Memorial Day to commemorate those who have fought and died for our basic rights, including our First Amendment right to free speech and peaceful protest. We...

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With God and Richard Pipes

June 16, 2018
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Editor’s note: This article first appeared at The American Spectator. The most respected academic authority on the Russian Revolution, 20th century communism, and the Cold War has died. He was Richard Pipes, longtime professor of Russian history at Harvard, and a remarkable man. Where to start with an adequate tribute to Professor Pipes? I’ll...

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A Tragedy with a Lesson for All of Us

June 16, 2018
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Most of us probably never heard of Charlotte Fox, who was the first American woman to ascend three, 26,000-foot or higher mountains, including Mt. Everest. Yet she tragically made the news recently when she was found dead at her home in Telluride, Colorado, apparently from a fall while she was descending a steep flight...

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Glenda Jackson — A True Inspiration

June 16, 2018
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Glenda Jackson, the brilliant British actress, is 82 years old. Yet despite being an octogenarian, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a play Sunday night. Performing on the stage on Broadway is grueling work — eight shows a week — for anyone, let alone a person who is well beyond...

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A Great Day for All Citizens

June 16, 2018
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Saturday’s Boston Pride Parade, in which mayors from across the nation joined with Mayor Marty Walsh, in showing their support for the Rainbow Resistance, was a manifestation of the depth of support for the LGBTQ community throughout the United States. This show of strength is needed more than ever because it is evident that...

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Obituaries 06-14-2018

June 16, 2018
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Jean Stanley December 6, 1934 – June 9, 2018 Devoted member of New Hope Assembly Church Jean (Kennedy) Stanley, a longtime Chelsea resident, passed away Saturday morning at the West Revere Health Care Center where she had been receiving supportive care for the past several weeks.  She was 83 years old.  Born and raised...

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Anniversary Celebration

June 13, 2018
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Anniversary Celebration

Kiaralis, Mike, and Sara Sandoval attended the 40th Anniversary of Chelsea TND where Mike was awarded as Chelsea member of the year. TND celebrated 40 years as an organization founded in Chelsea, and also celebrated their outgoing Director Ann Houston and their incoming Director Rafael Mares.

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Clark Ave’s Siriani Named Rotary Teacher of the Year

June 13, 2018
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Clark Ave’s Siriani Named Rotary Teacher of the Year

It came as quite a surprise, but was much deserved, as Supt. Mary Bourque and Clark Avenue Middle School Principal Michael Talbot informed Clark Ave teacher Sally Siriani on May 31 that she was the Chelsea Rotary Teacher of the Year. Siriani has spent 20 years in the district, all at the Clark Avenue...

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Packed Chambers:Budget Passes, but with Some Rare Controversy, Drama

June 13, 2018
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The City Budget vote at the Council is usually a night of empty seats and methodical tabulation. Not so this past Monday night when teachers, students and School Department employees packed the Chambers and councillors debated over several controversial cuts to the document. One councillor, Bob Bishop, even cast a lone vote against the...

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Chelsea High Class of 2018 will Graduate this Sunday

June 13, 2018
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The Chelsea High School Class of 2018 will hold its Commencement Ceremonies Sunday at 1 p.m. at the high school. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Bourque will address the large gathering and offer her official congratulations to the graduates. City Manager Thomas Ambrosino and School Committee Chairperson Jeanette Velez will also be part of...

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City Expected to Begin Design on Beacham Street in July

June 13, 2018
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The City will begin design of a major rehabilitation of Beacham Street in the New England Produce Center area from Spruce Street to the Everett line, said City Planner Alex Train. That comes due to the fact that the City was just recently awarded an unexpected $3 million grant for the project from the...

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DiDomenico Delivers for Chelsea in FY19 Budget

June 13, 2018
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Sen. Sal DiDomenico and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate recently passed a $41.49 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2019, including targeted investments to create opportunities and ensure access to the tools that individuals, children and families need to succeed in the economy and in their communities. This budget invests in key areas related...

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East Boston Savings Bank Announces New Strategic Alliance with Starkweather & Shepley Insurance

June 13, 2018
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East Boston Savings Bank (EBSB), and Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. (S&S) are pleased to announce a strategic alliance that will allow both financial service institutions the ability to offer a full line of commercial, personal and life insurance products. The formation of this alliance will enable both organizations to expand the services...

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Residency Ordinance for Police, Fire Hires Holds Firm at Council

June 13, 2018
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A last ditch effort by Councillor Roy Avellaneda to reverse the new police and fire residency ordinance successfully passed by Councillor Giovanni Recupero failed on Monday night, June 4, in a close vote. It represented seven years of twists and turns for Recupero’s number one issue and one that has been before the Council...

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New and Improved Chelsea Art Walk Ready to Premiere This Weekend

June 13, 2018
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The Chelsea Art Walk has re-booted and will host multiple events this summer under the Art Walk banner instead of having one big day, said coordinator Joe Greene. The first event this year will take place this Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, from noon-6 p.m. The first event will be titled ‘Playing...

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Michael Albano and Eden Edwards Host Dinner to Support Apollinaire in the Park

June 13, 2018
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Chelsea residents Michael Albano and Eden Edwards have been supporting the Apollinaire Theatre for seven years by throwing a dinner party in their beautiful eclectic home to raise money to support the theatre’s free, outdoor, summer Apollinaire in the Park productions.  “Of all the things Apollinaire does, it’s their best service to the community,”...

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Auditions Being Held Midsummer Night’s Dream

June 13, 2018
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Apollinaire Play Lab invites youth ages 11 to 16 to audition for their summer production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream! The youth production will take place in August, following the professional company’s production of the same play this July in PORT Park. All performances are FREE! Apollinaire Theatre Company is known for environmentally...

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Erin Barker Recognized by Care Dimensions

June 13, 2018
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Care Dimensions, the largest provider of hospice and palliative care services in Massachusetts, celebrated National Nurses Week, May 6 -12 by honoring its nurses, many of whom are board certified in hospice and palliative care . Care Dimensions’ new President & CEO, Patricia Ahern, a 41-year veteran in the field of nursing, said, “The...

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Police Briefs 06-07-2018

June 12, 2018
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HARRASSES WOMEN On May 21, officers were dispatched to Jefferson Avenue for a female party reporting that a male party followed her home and was still outside of her residence. Officers met with the reporting party, who stated that a male followed her home and grabbed her arm at one point to try to...

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Celebrating Pride in Our Communities

June 12, 2018
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Every June, our communities come together to celebrate Pride Month, a tradition that grows stronger every year. In 1989, Massachusetts became the second state to pass a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry. Our state has always been a national...

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Congratulations to the Class of 2018

June 12, 2018
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For  Revere High School seniors graduation day is Thursday and  this day is one of the few occasions that brings a smile to the faces of everyone in a community, regardless of whether they know a graduate. It is an occasion when all of us share in the joy — and pride — that...

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