Chelsea Gardens:Boston Flower Exchange will be Relocating to Chelsea in January

January 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Flower Exchange has officially leased space on Second Street and will move this month to establish its long-standing wholesale market in Chelsea as the New England Flower Exchange. The Exchange has been located in the South End for decades next to the Expressway – having been sold by the...

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Students Return to Chelsea High With No Problems Detected

January 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Without incident, students returned to Chelsea High School (CHS) on Wednesday morning, Jan. 4, after having some extra time off due to a fly infestation that brought an early end to the fall term. Supt. Mary Bourque had said the school would be ready, and on Tuesday night, she confirmed as...

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Police Briefs 01-05-2017

January 6, 2017
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Monday, 12/26 Andres Martinez, 54, 32 Fifth St., Norwood, was arrested for Operating under the influence of liquor, destruction of Property, negligent operation of motor vehicle and speeding. Guillermo Duran, 42, 15 Dowse St., Everett, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, failure to signal. Tuesday, 12/27 Leonardo Escobar, 44, 92 Chester...

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Letters to the Editor

January 6, 2017
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Pay the Fair Share Dear Editor, We are Chelsea homeowners who are concerned that the owners of the FBI building, Anthony and Patricia Simboli, of ACS Development, are pressuring the city to get a 20 year tax break, a 50 percent tax reduction for the next 15 years and a 40 percent tax discount...

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Right and Wrong Ways to Address the Drug Cost Conundrum

January 6, 2017
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By Kenneth E. Thorpe Americans are gearing up for higher health care costs in 2017. Average monthly insurance premiums for popular plans on Healthcare.gov, the major Obamacare exchange, are slated to rise by 25 percent. Some consumers will see their health insurance premiums double. Eager to find a scapegoat, some politicians have pointed to...

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Keeping Our Water Supply Safe

January 6, 2017
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In 2014, the American Waterworks Association declared MWRA’s water to be the best in the nation. (In fact, it won both first and second place both for the City of Boston’s and the MWRA’s own sample.) This was not a lucky coincidence, but the end result of a carefully crafted and intricate plan to...

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Sports 01-05-2017

January 6, 2017
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CHS Roundup A busy week for  Chelsea tracksters Despite the holiday week, there was no vacation for members of the Chelsea High boys and girls indoor track teams, many of whom competed in various meets over the break. On Wednesday the Red Devil squad competed at the Boston Holiday Challenge.  The meet featured teams...

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Obituaries 01-05-2017

January 6, 2017
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John ‘Skip’ Wronski Polaroid retiree John V. “Skip” Wronski passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, November 26, at the William Child Hospice facility in Palm Bay Florida. He was 84 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was one of three children of the late William and Mary Wronski. John graduated...

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Toy Drive

January 4, 2017
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Toy Drive

Jeffrey Cruz and Michael Marino thanked the Chelsea Police including (L-R) Lt. Dan Delaney, Captain Dave Batchelor, and Sgt. Joe Bevere, for their toys and visit with Santa Claus.

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Cheers To You

January 4, 2017
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Cheers To You

The Chelsea Pop Warner cheerleading squad took fourth place in the nation at the National Championships at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida. Pictured above are coaches Johanna Rodas and Ana Hernandez, president Michele Lopez and cheerleaders Diana Hercules, Elida Flores, Emily Alvarez, Beba Diaz, Nadalyze Quintana, Chloe Monteiro, Alicia Smith, and...

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Students, Staff Excited to Begin Classes at New Clark Avenue Middle School

January 4, 2017
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Students, Staff Excited to Begin Classes at New Clark Avenue Middle School

By Seth Daniel The new year in January will bring a whole new way of learning at the Clark Avenue Middle School when students return on Jan. 4 to a brand new school – entering the new wing of the school while the second phase of the project continues to progress over the next...

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Students Will Return to Chelsea High on Time

January 4, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Chelsea school officials reported this week that repairs on two major broken pipes under the foundation of the school – the nexus of a fly infestation that caused school to end more than a week early this month ahead of Winter Break – have been completed. Clean up measures are now...

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Year in Review: 16 Stories from 2016

January 4, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The year of 2016 saw great excitement and great disappointment in Chelsea – from the hopeful inauguration in January of six new councillors to the shocking shooting death of Pablo Villeda and six others in March to the opening of the iconic new FBI building on Everett Avenue. It was, no...

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Votes Point to Robinson to be Next Council President

January 4, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea City Council is expected to meet on Tuesday, Jan. 3, for an organizational meeting to pick the new officers for the body, including the incoming Council President. While the choice for president has often been sealed up by December, this time around things were much more fluid. However, after...

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Police Briefs 12-29-2016

January 4, 2017
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Tuesday, 12/20 Franky LaPorta, 33 Maple St., Malden, was arrested for operating under the influence of drugs, distribution of Class A drug, possessing Class E drug. Jeremy Winam, 42, 58 Franklin St., Chelsea, was arrested for possessing Class B Drug. Josue Lara-Villalta, 22, 77 Addison St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Leonardo Escobar,...

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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

January 4, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2017. The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come. In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson: Ring out the old, ring in...

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Chelsea High Girls Track Team Edges Everett, 47-41

January 4, 2017
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The Chelsea High boys and girls indoor track teams opened their 2016-17 dual-meet season last week, with the Lady Red Devils coming away with an exciting 47-41 victory that was decided in the last event, the 4 x 400 relay, and the Red Devils fighting well in a 52-34 loss. On the girls’ side,...

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Obituaries 12-29-2016

January 4, 2017
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Harry Wellins Postal Service retiree; fought in World War II Battle of the Bulge and was a German Prisoner of War Harry Wellins (W/FLAG) Harry Wellins Postal Service retiree; fought in World War II Battle of the Bulge and was a German Prisoner of War Harry Wellins, a native of Chelsea and long-time resident...

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PI Robots

December 23, 2016
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PI Robots

Sylvia Colon is tries out her Raspberry Pi Robot and controls the robot with her computer keypad on the floor of the Chelsea Library last Thursday afternoon, Dec. 15.

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Home for the Holidays:After Devastating Fire,Chelsea Family Finds New Opportunity in Rebuilding Their Lives

December 23, 2016
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Home for the Holidays:After Devastating Fire,Chelsea Family Finds New Opportunity in Rebuilding Their Lives

By Seth Daniel The day of June 20 will always have a dark circle around it on the calendar for Alma Soriano and her family, including her husband, Wilber Morales, and young son, Christopher. That was the day this past summer that her home at 59 Bellingham St. caught fire and burned uncontrollably on...

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Buzz Off:Chelsea High Packs It in Early for the Holidays after Flies Inundate School

December 23, 2016
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Buzz Off:Chelsea High Packs It in Early for the Holidays after Flies Inundate School

By Seth Daniel It’s been a wild ride for the past week at Chelsea High School (CHS), and there hasn’t even been a single student or staff member in the building. But there have been plenty of flies. On Wednesday evening, Dec. 15, Supt. Mary Bourque sent an emergency communication to students, parents and...

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CPA Vote by Council Brings New Measure Closer to Reality

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea City Council voted unanimously on Monday to accept the proposed structure for the new Community Preservation Act (CPA) committee. The 11-0 vote was a celebration for many on the Council after the measure got onto the ballot this year and was overwhelmingly approved by Chelsea voters on the November...

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Council Refuses to Hear Presentation from FBI Building Developer

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea City Council made no friends Monday night at its meeting when it snubbed longtime Everett Avenue developer, ACS Development, and refused to allow the company to show a presentation it had prepared to introduce discussion on a proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement. The TIF agreement is widely believed...

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Police Briefs 12-22-2016

December 23, 2016
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Monday, 12/12 Otoniel Reyes, 35, 1  Maple St., Boston, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license. Christine Lindsay, 31, 76 Duncklee Ave., Stoneham, was arrested for sexual conduct for fee. Nicole Castro, 29, Homeless, Chelsea, was arrested on warrants. Calvin Clemons, 26, 11 Cooledge St., Revere, was arrested on warrants. Tuesday, 12/13...

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