Police Briefs 05-12-2016

May 13, 2016
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Monday, 4/25 Anna Andrades, 54, 768 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for distribution of Class A drug, conspiracy to violate drug law. Olga Torres, 55, 113 Spencer Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for conspiracy to violate drug law, possessing Class A drug. Francisco Correa, 40, 28 Malden St., Everett, was arrested for conspiracy to violate drug...

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Sports 05-12-2016

May 13, 2016
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CHS Roundup CHS girls track team improves to 7-0 The Chelsea High girls outdoor track team remained undefeated with victories this past week over five opponents — Mystic Valley, Presentation of Mary Academy, Shawsheen Tech, Greater Lawrence, and rival Notre Dame of Tyngsboro. The Lady Red Devils’ dominance was evident from the average margin...

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Obituaries 05-12-2016

May 13, 2016
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Sandra Heckley Of Chelsea Sandra Heckley, of Chelsea died on May 6. She was 76 years old. The daughter of the late Justin and Florence Lee, she was the beloved wife of the late George Heckley; dear mother of James and his wife, Teresa, George, Sandy and Stephanie Heckley and the late Sharon Heckley...

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Lion King

May 7, 2016
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Lion King

Kiara Santiago Diaz, playing Rafiki, opens The Lion King production at the Kelly School on Friday morning, April 29, to a large audience of students and parents. The play featured several musical numbers and a very elaborate set design. Scores of children from the Kelly School participated.

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The Big Leagues:Former CHS,NU Star Troville is Associate AD at Harvard

May 7, 2016
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The Big Leagues:Former CHS,NU Star Troville is Associate AD at Harvard

By Cary Shuman Harvard is the world’s most prestigious university and its athletic program is just as awe-inspiring. The famous Ivy League institution in Cambridge is home to colleges’ largest program with 42 sports, from skiing, sailing and golf, to baseball, basketball and squash and everything in between. The Harvard-Yale football game is known...

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New BBQ Restaurant Looks to Smoke the Competition on Eastern Avenue

May 7, 2016
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New BBQ Restaurant Looks to Smoke the Competition on Eastern Avenue

By Seth Daniel A new BBQ restaurant and catering business, now based in Peabody, is looking to relocate on the corner of Eastern and Crescent Avenues in a tag-team proposal with the property owner, Titan Street Sweeping. Big Pig BBQ is looking to renovate the building on the front of the site into a...

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Chelsea Hunger Network Looks to Fill Empty Bowls in Chelsea

May 7, 2016
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Chelsea Hunger Network Looks to Fill Empty Bowls in Chelsea

By Seth Daniel Coming from a place of desperation has been a great piece of hope in the community known as the Chelsea Hunger Network, a group that has been guided tirelessly by Ron Fishman. Fishman works for MGH part-time in the community coalition, and works part-time also at Trinity Property Management managing Chelsea...

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City Hall Could Get Lit Up

May 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The idea to light up Chelsea City Hall, perhaps using different colored lighting such as is done on the Bunker Hill/Zakim Bridge, is one step closer to a reality. City Councillor Matt Frank proposed the idea last month in a Council order and City Manager Tom Ambrosino said he is interested...

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Local Help for Small Business Training and Assistance

May 7, 2016
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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has selected the Hispanic-American Institute as one of five providers of training and assistance to small and minority businesses seeking to contract for the construction phase of new casinos under development in Everett and Springfield. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission awarded the project to the Institute in view of its track...

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Police Briefs 05-05-2016

May 7, 2016
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Monday, 4/18 Josue Rodriguez, 46 Tudor St., Chelsea, was arrested for armed robbery, carrying a firearm without a license, possessing a firearm in felony and assault with a dangerous weapon. Christopher Testa, 30, 71 Wilshire St. Winthrop, was arrested for shoplifting and on warrant. Michael Herlihy, 34, 39 Kingston St., Boston, was arrested on...

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Letters to the Editor

May 7, 2016
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Arts and humanities are important On April 25, 2016, the Chelsea City Council gave official recognition to the Chelsea arts and humanities community at a ceremony sponsored by the Chelsea Cultural Council.  Local artists, Chelsea residents, and guests filled the third floor of City Hall to capacity for this occasion. We are extremely grateful...

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Mother’s Day

May 7, 2016
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This Sunday is a day set aside to honor our mothers. Few can doubt the loyalty and love that our mothers have exhibited to their children despite the difficulty that some of their children may cause. Growing up in this area more than 50 years ago, mothers were always treated with a special amount...

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Sports 05-05-2016

May 7, 2016
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins active in the news The Boston Bruins season is over, but they still remain active news wise. The team released information related to three regulars who have undergone successful surgery. Included were forward Matt Beleskey (left hand), forward David Krejci (left hip) and defenseman Torey Krug (right shoulder),...

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Obituaries 05-05-2016

May 7, 2016
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Patricia Piotrowski Verizon retiree Patricia A. Piotrowski passed away on Sunday, May 1 at Wingate Nursing Home in Reading after a brief decline in health. She was 83 years old. Born and raised in Charlestown, she was one of three children born to the late D. Henry and Eileen (Gorman) Harrington. Pat attended school...

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Cleanup Volunteers

April 29, 2016
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Cleanup Volunteers

Jonathan Perez and Jose Rodriguez relax at the PORT Park after a hard morning of cleaning up Chelsea. The annual Earth Day Community Clean Up took place on Saturday, April 23, despite rainy conditions. Several volunteers showed up at multiple sites to spruce up the city for spring.

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Four-Alarm Fire Roars Through Cottage St Home

April 29, 2016
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Four-Alarm Fire Roars Through Cottage St Home

By Paul Koolloian A four-alarm fire tore through a Cottage Street home on Friday evening, April 22. Chelsea 911 started receiving multiple calls for smoke coming from a building at 61 Cottage Street about 5:30 p.m. When firefighters arrived heavy fire and smoke was coming from the third floor of the building and Act....

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Historic Occasion:City Council Passes Wage Theft Ordinance in 11-0 Vote

April 29, 2016
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Historic Occasion:City Council Passes Wage Theft Ordinance in 11-0 Vote

By Seth Daniel It was an historic occasion on Monday night when the Chelsea City Council voted unanimously to enact a Wage Theft Ordinance – the first Council in the state to do so. The City’s wage theft ordinance, brought to the floor by nine councillors earlier this month, would seek to make a...

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Police Officer Cited For Heroic Save in 4-Alarm Fire

April 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Police Department is recommending the highest honors for Officer Dave Delaney after he selflessly dashed into a burning building on Cottage Street last Friday and helped to get two boys – both unaware of the fire – to safety. “I kept pounding on the door and it was a...

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Police Briefs 04-28-2016

April 29, 2016
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ARMED ROBBERY OF CHECK CASHER Three men were arrested for armed robbery while masked on Monday night for allegedly holding up the Easy Telecom at 682 Broadway. Around 5 p.m., a man stopped a police officer to tell about a robbery and assault at the store. As the officer radioed the incident in, he...

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Letters to the Editor

April 29, 2016
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When Arab Immigrants bring their non-verbal communication knowledge to the U.S. Dear Editor: Noble culturalists interested in bridging the gaps existing between people of different cultures have been working on decoding extra-linguistic features that are misinterpreted by outsiders. These extra-linguistic features are referred to as non-verbal communication skills that a native of a specific...

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City Council Passes Historic Measure

April 29, 2016
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We congratulate the Chelsea City Council on its unanimous vote to enact a Wage Theft Ordinance,, becoming the first council in the state to pass this important legislation. The ordinance will deal directly with the issue of wage theft and incidents of employers not paying minimum wage, not paying overtime, and withholding pay from...

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Obituaries 04-28-2016

April 28, 2016
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Ann ‘Linda’ Crotty Active member of her community Ann “Linda” Crotty of Chelsea died on April 20. Ann was an active member of her community, a longtime participant in the 20 mile Walk for Hunger, a volunteer with the Ahearn Memorial Pilgrimage Group for persons with physical disabilities as well as the Simon of...

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Chelsea Workers Join Thousands in Marching on State House for $15 Minimum Wage

April 21, 2016
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Chelsea Workers Join Thousands in Marching on State House for $15 Minimum Wage

By Joe Prezioso and Seth Daniel A few thousand individuals from around the state – with a strong contingent from Chelsea – gathered on Beacon Hill at the State house this past Friday, April 15, to take part in in a protest to fight for a $15 minimum wage across the state. The protesters...

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Waiting On A Grant:Funding,Verizon Strike Threatens Parts of Silver Line, Washington Avenue Bridge

April 21, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Though buses could be rolling on the new Silver Line extension in Chelsea one year from now, the second phase of the project – which includes a key commuter rail station and downtown Silver Line station – lies in peril as the state Transportation Department waits on word of a crucial...

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