Metro Credit Union Hosts Hispanic Heritage Gala

October 4, 2018
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Metro Credit Union hosted the inaugural North Shore Hispanic Heritage Celebration on September 24, at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Massachusetts. The Heritage Gala, which paid tribute to Latino community leaders and partners, featured Keynote Speaker Congressman Seth Moulton and entertainment by Conjuelos’ Production. In addition to honoring local community leaders, the event was...

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Police Briefs 10-04-2018

October 4, 2018
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SCHOOL BUS On Sept. 20, at  7:20 a.m., a traffic officer was on Beacon Street between Broadway and Chestnut Street when a vehicle drove past a School Bus with lights activated on Beacon Street. The operator provided an invalid New York license. The driver was arrested on scene. Shreya Baskota, 31, of Acton, was...

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Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate

October 4, 2018
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Every now and then an extraordinary person appears on the political scene who diverges from politics as usual. Such was the case six years ago when Elizabeth Warren first ran for the United States Senate — and in the six years in which she has served in that esteemed office, she has adhered to...

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Obituaries 10-04-2018

October 4, 2018
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Peter Pascual July 17, 1951 — June 30, 2018 Peter I. Pascual, in his 67th year, passed away unexpectedly in his Everett home. He was born and raised in Puerto Rico. As a young man, Peter settled in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston. Later he purchased a home in West Wareham and resided there...

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Ride for Reach

September 21, 2018
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Ride for Reach

Ron and Veronica Schmidt on a bicycle built for two during Sunday’s Ride for REACH, the annual fundraiser for Chelsea REACH program. Several riders turned out to the PORT Park for the fundraiser and rode across the city.

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New Friends

September 21, 2018
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New Friends

Chelsea resident Fredy Martinez shows off a new-found friend, Cain, a baby squirrel he nursed back to health while walking through Bellingham Square last Friday afternoon. Martinez said the squirrel has become very calm and is in great health after several weeks of touch-and-go.

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Now That’s a Real Fan!

September 21, 2018
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Now That’s a Real Fan!

Franco Mendoza and his son, Davian, rooting hard for their son and brother during the annual Kiwanis Races at the Burke Complex last Saturday morning, Sept. 15. As usual, all proceeds from the races go towards scholarships for Chelsea High students.

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Graham Readies Another Great Walk for Living on Admiral’s Hill

September 21, 2018
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Graham Readies Another Great Walk for Living on Admiral’s Hill

The ALS Walk for Living on Admiral’s Hill, run by the Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCFL), will host its 10th annual walk this coming Sept. 30, and new Director Maura Graham said she is ready for another great event. “This is my first year as walk director, but I’ve had the good fortune...

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Chelsea Fire Helped Respond to Greater Lawrence Gas Explosions

September 21, 2018
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In the wake of massive gas line explosions in the Greater Lawrence area last Thursday, Sept. 13, the Chelsea Fire Department jumped into action and responded to Andover High School to support first response efforts. Chief Len Albanese said that the Tower 1 apparatus responded to an Andover Staging Area at Andover High School...

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Chelsea Community Takes the Fight to Forbes

September 21, 2018
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The Chelsea Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting on Sep.11 saw a focused gathering of concerned Chelsea residents fighting against YIHE Forbes, LLC and their new construction proposal, among other Chelsea zoning appeals. Hosted at the Senior Center across from City Hall, the proposal attracted a larger audience as the ZBA meeting slowly proceeded...

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High Hand:Encore, Cambridge College Opens Door on New Dealer School with 167 Students in First Class

September 21, 2018
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When Chelsea’s Bob Fortunato found a closed sign on the front of Wonderland Dog Track in 2010, it was a hard road ahead for he and his family, and the end of a career in the pari-mutuel industry. Now, however, as one of students in the first class of the Greater Boston Casino Gaming...

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After Months of Tie Ups in Court, City Will Demolish Warren Ave Home

September 21, 2018
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City Manager Tom Ambrosino has requested the Council to fund the demolition of the burnt-out home at 80 Warren Ave. that was the site of a domestic shooting incident and raging fire in May 22, 2017. The home has sat in its burnt out condition for more than a year, mostly due to tie-ups...

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School Updates

September 21, 2018
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DISTRICT-WIDE The Chelsea High Cross Country team welcomed our Middle School Cross Country team for an intense indoor cardio workout two weeks ago. The Middle School Cross Country team has been working so hard to prepare for their season. Yesterday, they completed their first time trial of their meet course. Their coach is extremely...

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Gov Baker Proposes Reforms to Protect Public from Dangerous Individuals

September 21, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker filed legislation that will provide law enforcement and prosecutors with additional tools to prosecute people who repeatedly break the law. The reforms put forth in today’s legislation include expanding the list of offenses that can provide grounds for a dangerousness hearing and closing certain loopholes at the start and end of...

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MassDevelopment Designates Transformative Development:Initiative Fellow to Work in Chelsea

September 21, 2018
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MassDevelopment has hired a Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) fellow who will work to advance local redevelopment in a newly selected TDI District in Chelsea. Carlos Matos will work with the new Bellingham Square District for a term of two years to create a vibrant shopping district with a mix of affordable and market-rate housing...

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Police Briefs 09-20-2018

September 21, 2018
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BROKE INTO BUSINESSES THROUGH ROOF On Sept. 4 at 1:33 p.m., Chelsea Police Detectives arrested a male responsible for the breaking and entering of three local business in the last two weeks of August. The suspect who was captured on store video of one of the businesses as he entered through the roof exhaust...

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Getting to the Heart of America’s Diabetes Crisis

September 21, 2018
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About 30 million Americans have diabetes, and an estimated 1.5 million more are diagnosed each year. More than 25 percent of seniors have diabetes, and minority populations are at the greatest risk of developing this disease. African Americans, for instance, have a 77 percent higher risk of developing diabetes compared to White Americans. Hispanic...

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A Possible Harbinger

September 21, 2018
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The aftermath of Hurricane Florence on the Carolinas is another wakeup call for our communities.  Even though many preparations were made by local officials, there was still the loss of life and millions of dollars in damage. While the wind was not as severe as originally forecasted, having been downgraded from a category four...

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Sports 09-20-2018

September 21, 2018
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CHS Roundup CHS cross country teams open with wins Th Chelsea High boys and girls cross-country teams opened their seasons wth a pair of impressive victories apiece in a tri-meet with Whittier Tech and Presentation of Mary Academy last Wednesday on their home course at Admiral’s Hill. The Chelsea boys defeated both opponents in...

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Obituaries 09-20-2018

September 21, 2018
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William Leo Hubner, Sr. Retired Chelsea Fire Captain William Leo Hubner, Sr. passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Melbourne, FL on Sept.12. He was 87 years old. He was born in Chelsea on May 16, 1931 where he was raised before becoming a long-time resident of Saugus. Bill was appointed...

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Bocce Bowl Blowout

September 14, 2018
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Bocce Bowl Blowout

Bob Litwin rolled the bocce ball skillfully down court on Saturday,Sept. 8, at Voke Park. Litwin bowled for the Chelsea team in the 2nd annual City Line rivalry, with the Chelsea team taking home the honors for the second time.

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Ashley Alexis Smith Marries Travis Yohe

September 14, 2018
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Ashley Alexis Smith Marries Travis Yohe

Chelsea resident Velvet Walsh Smith (right) is pictured with her daughter, Ashley Alexis Smith, and Travis Yohe, who were married on Sept. 8 in a beautiful ceremony followed by an elegant reception at the Tides Estate in New Jersey.

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Baker Visits CHS

September 14, 2018
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Baker Visits CHS

Supt. Mary Bourque explaining CHS’s five-year vision during a panel discussion and visit from Gov. Charlie Baker and his administration last Weds., Sept. 5. Baker came to CHS to review and hear about Chelsea’s innovative college credit program in association with Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC).

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Chelsea Supporters Showed Resolve for Pressley from Day One

September 14, 2018
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Chelsea Supporters Showed Resolve for Pressley from Day One

Boston City Councillor Ayanna Pressley enjoyed tremendous support in Chelsea from a wide array of residents and City officials in the Seventh Congressional District race. Pressley recorded one of the biggest upsets in Massachusetts political history when she defeated Congressman Mike Capuano in the Democratic Primary on Sept. 3, and nowhere did she find...

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