Police Briefs 01-21-2016

January 22, 2016
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Monday, 12/21 Lam Thanh, 35, 417 Broadway, was arrested for shoplifting, felony warrants. John Aristy, 20, 33 Vera St., Revere, was arrested for possessing to distribute Class B drug, possession to distribute Class C drug. Bianca Brown, 25, 99 Shandon St., Dorchester, was arrested for disorderly conduct. Wednesday, 12/23 Jeffrey Morales, 32, 170 Central...

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Breaking Down Barriers

January 22, 2016
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By Tracey Flores 12th grade – Chelsea High School (The following essay was read aloud Monday as the winning Chelsea High essay at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Ceremony in Chelsea High School.) My dream for breaking down barriers is to break the stereotype of a Latino girl that grew up in...

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Yes,We Have Problems But We Are Addressing Them

January 22, 2016
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In Sunday’s Globe, there was a highly negative article about the quality of life in Chelsea. While the article did point out many positive construction projects in place or being built, the gist of the article was negative about our City citing household incomes, poverty rates, low education levels and the number of newly...

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The Weather

January 22, 2016
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Maybe we are getting old or maybe we were just spoiled. But the last few days have brought us back to reality that winter has come with a vengeance. Walking on the streets with the wind and patches of ice has just been brutal. One might think that it is hard to believe that...

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Sports 01-21-2016

January 22, 2016
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Red Devils defeat Northeast Reg., 63-55; host Revere tonight Angel Alvarez struck for 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Chelsea High boys basketball team to a 63-55 triumph over Northeast Regional Vocational School this past Friday. The contest was not as close as the final score might indicate. The Red Devils...

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Obituaries 01-21-2016

January 22, 2016
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Leonard Scales Of Revere Leonard Scales of Revere died on Saturday, January 16. He was the devoted father of David Scales of Revere; loving son of the late Frank Scales and the late Anna (Scott); dear brother of Anita Maggalett, Roger Scales and the late John Scales and the late Harold Scales and loving...

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Homeless Count to Take Place Jan 27

January 20, 2016
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Homeless Count to Take Place Jan 27

The first-ever homeless count and survey will take place in Chelsea at the end of the month, sparked by a growing group of volunteers focused on ending homelessness in the city. A group of about 30 volunteers shown here gathered on Monday night to listen to advice and get training from Melissa McWhinney of...

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Chelsea Senior Center Three Kings Play

January 20, 2016
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Chelsea Senior Center Three Kings Play

The Chelsea Senior Center held its annual Three Kings play on Jan. 7 to great excitement at the Center. Many at the Center participated as cast members and even more came to see the play. Pictured here (L-R) Matthew Rosado (drummer boy), Duke Bradley (Joseph), Tracy Nowicki (Mary), and Ana Maria Vega (Soloist and...

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No Appeal:Supreme Court Denies Review in Chelsea DNA Case

January 20, 2016
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 The nation’s highest court declined to review the appeal of a Chelsea man convicted in part through DNA evidence, letting stand a Massachusetts court ruling that a warrant is not necessary for investigators to perform DNA testing of lawfully seized evidence. The Supreme Court of the United States on Friday denied a petition for...

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Apollinaire Theatre to Expand,Create Theatre District

January 20, 2016
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Apollinaire Theatre to Expand,Create Theatre District

The Apollinaire Theatre is well underway to becoming a hub for Boston’s experimental theatre scene right in Chelsea Square with a major renovation of the Theatre’s spacious facilities. Danielle Fateaux Jacques, Apollinaire founder and owner, and Development Coordinator Trip Venturella officially announced the plans and treated the Record to a behind-the-scenes (no pun intended)...

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Zoning Board Denies Large-Scale Forbes Project

January 20, 2016
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The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) denied a large-scale development on the Forbes site in Mill Hill and approved a four-unit development on the old Parrotta’s Bar site at Williams Street during a meeting on Tuesday night. With three agenda items cancelled, including TND’s French Club site, in order to wait for Planning Board...

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Super Tuesday Will Feature Numerous Choices for Massachusetts Voters

January 20, 2016
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As everyone focuses on New Hampshire right now for the presidential campaign, the Massachusetts Primary is not that far away with a date to vote on March 1 – known a Super Tuesday. There are four candidates on the Democratic Presidential Primary ballot in Massachusetts, 13 Republican candidates and five Green Rainbow candidates for...

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Police Briefs 01-14-2016

January 20, 2016
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METH BUST ON ENGLEWOOD Local and federal law enforcement officials made a major bust on a significant methamphetamine trafficking organization last week. The arrest was the result of a long term joint investigation with federal and local authorities. The investigation led to the execution of a search warrant on Jan. 7 at 15 Englewood...

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Honoring Dr Martin Luther King Jr

January 20, 2016
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The nation will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday on the annual holiday that pays tribute to this great civil rights leader and humanitarian. Dr. King would have been 87 years old Friday and we can only imagine how proud he would be of the America we live in today. Many Americans remember...

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Sports 01-14-2016

January 20, 2016
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CHS Roundup Boys basketball defeats Gr. Lawrence in OT, 75-65 The Chelsea High boys basketball team got back to the .500 mark with an exciting 75-65 overtime victory over Greater Lawrence Tuesday evening in the CHS gym. The contest was a hard-fought battle throughout the four periods of regulation until the Red Devils took...

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Inauguration Unveils Excitement of Change, Enthusiasm for Future

January 7, 2016
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It’s been quite some time since a Chelsea Inauguration Ceremony was standing-room only, and crowds spilled outside the doorway of the Council Chambers in order to get a glimpse of those taking the oath of office. There are some that thought that might not ever happen again in Chelsea. Those people were wrong, however,...

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Chelsea Creek Waterfront Plan Takes a Hit, Plan Thwarted for Now

January 7, 2016
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Chelsea Creek Waterfront Plan Takes a Hit, Plan Thwarted for Now

When the City took up the task last February of changing the Designated Port Area (DPA) on the Chelsea Creek so that some development could take place next to the Chelsea Street Bridge, all signs seemed to point to the fact that it was a no-brainer. A plan to locate a parking garage for...

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Immigration Raids Send Fear Throughout Chelsea, Eastie

January 7, 2016
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When the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Obama Administration suddenly announced on Dec. 23 that they would start conducting raids to take into custody Central Americans who were here illegally and missed critical court dates, it didn’t take long for panic to set in around Chelsea....

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Congratulations to Our City Leaders

January 7, 2016
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We join the community in offering our congratulations to the Chelsea city officials who were inaugurated in an impressive ceremony in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Both the City Council and School Committee have welcomed new members. Chelsea residents voiced their desire for change in the November elections and now the City Council...

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Sports 01-07-2016

January 7, 2016
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CHS Roundup Impressive performances for CHS indoor track teams Members of the Chelsea High boys and girls indoor track teams competed this past week in three meets, the Greater Boston League Freshman/Sophomore meet, the Speed Classic at the Reggie Lewis Center, and the state Freshman/Sophomore meet, also at Reggie Lewis. At the GBL frosh/soph meet at...

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Obituaries 01-07-2016

January 7, 2016
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Maureen Archdeacon Retired office clerk for City of Chelsea School & Engineering Departments Maureen T. (Innes) Archdeacon  passed away on Monday morning, January 4 at the Neville Center in Cambridge after a brief illness and decline in health. She was 85 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late...

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Helping Those in Need

December 31, 2015
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Helping Those in Need

DeAnn Brown received her bag of donated toys for her children. “I am glad they do this every year, to help those that need the extra help, I’m grateful,” she said.

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Lawsuit by Phantom Ventures Will Move to Federal Court

December 31, 2015
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The City’s attorneys and attorneys for the so-called ‘suit and tie’ strip club (Phantom Ventures) proposed for the old King Arthur’s site on Beacham Street will appear in Federal Court on Tuesday, Jan. 5, for an initial appearance in the case. Phantom Ventures originally filed the suit in state court on Oct. 24, but...

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Chelsea Salvation Army Steps Up to Serve Christmas and Every Day

December 31, 2015
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By Joe Prezioso Take a walk down Broadway Chelsea and one will see a mix of life. The poor, the rich, the less fortunate. One often doesn’t realize, however, that some of the people walking along amidst everyday life are homeless. In the U.S. there are more than half a million homeless people (according...

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