Tasers Meet Muster With Councillors

July 21, 2014
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Two city councillors who had some concerns about Chelsea Police using tasers said this week that all their concerns have been smoothed. Police Chief Brian Kyes and the councillors discussed the tasers and their use, and now Councillor Giovanni Recupero is saying he fully supports the use of tasers by police. “I’m happy and...

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Chelsea’s Success Continues in Working Cities Challenge

July 21, 2014
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If Chelsea’s participation in the All-America City competition last month was the main event, then the undercard held just days before was the Working Cities Challenge “Pitch Contest.” Just like in the main event, Chelsea’s team walked away victorious, this time in the Boston Federal Reserve’s contest for a $5,000 cash prize. “We left...

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A Well-deserved Tribute to John Ruiz

July 21, 2014
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We’re so happy to see a photo of the statue of heavyweight champion John Ruiz in The Chelsea Record. We were there in Las Vegas when John Ruiz knocked down Evander Holyfield and won the heavyweight championship of the world, becoming the first Latino to claim this title. We watched John Ruiz compete and...

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A Great Event next Door in Revere

July 21, 2014
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The Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival is one of the greatest events of its kind in the entire world and attracts the very best master sculptors from as far away as Singapore. More than 300,000 people will travel to Revere Beach this weekend to see these talented artists showcasing their amazing work. If you...

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Neighborhood Developers Annual Meeting

July 21, 2014
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The Neighborhood Developers (TND) Annual Meeting took place at the Garfield School, with Congresswoman Katherine Clark as the keynote speaker. Those in attendance included State Sen. Sal DiDomenico, State Rep. Dan Ryan, Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo, Revere Councillor Ira Novoselsky and Chelsea Council President Matt Frank. Awards included: • Nancy Ludwig and ICON architecture:...

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Current Parking Stickers Valid Through Aug. 15

July 21, 2014
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The 2014-15 “purple” residential parking stickers program will go into effect on August 16. Until then, “blue” stickers remain valid, according to City Manager Jay Ash. “We’re preparing to turn to the next cycle of parking stickers,” said Ash. “The change-over from blue to purple will be free to eligible residents and will hopefully...

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Read to a Child Graduation and Commemoration Ceremony

July 21, 2014
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The Read to a Child program at the Hooks School recently held a graduation and commemoration ceremony for the kids that participate and also for the adult volunteers from around the community that come in and read to the children. The program has been at the Hooks School for eight years and has proven...

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Obituaries 07-17-2014

July 21, 2014
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Gerald ‘Jerry’ Millman Active Member of Temple Emmanuel of Chelsea and Chelsea School Crossing Guard Gerald “Jerry” Millman of Chelsea passed away on July 13. The beloved husband of Cynthia (Tabachnick) Millman, Jerry was a sportswear cutter, member and shop steward of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). He was also a crossing...

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Avellaneda Brothers Take in the World Cup at Fortaleza

July 11, 2014
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The Ameican soccer team had a good run, but ended up coming just short of advancing last week, but it wasn’t for lack of cheering on the part of Chelsea’s Roy and Nicolas Avellaneda. The two brothers spent two weeks in Fortaleza, Brazil taking in the various World Cup Group Play matches – including...

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Are You More Chel-Yea than Chel-No… Then This Group Might Be for You

July 11, 2014
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It’s the group that’s not a group. They’re all positive individuals with an agenda, but they don’t care too much for agendas. They like social media, and they enjoy sampling the many restaurants and social gathering spots in the city. They are Chel-Yea, and they want you. One of the fastest growing new groups...

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Don’t Tase Me Bro!: City Uneasy About Tasers

July 11, 2014
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At least two city councillors would like to have more information and a second look at the use of tasers by the Chelsea Police Department – especially following the death of one man two weeks ago who had gotten tased during a violent altercation with police. The Hawthorne Street death, however, is not currently...

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Wynn Prevails in Chelsea Agreement Negotiations: City Gets Shorted on Numerous Requests

July 11, 2014
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A last minute plea to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) by the City late last month fell on deaf ears as the Commission ruled that the Wynn Surrounding Community Agreement (SCA) – though far from what Chelsea had requested – will stand. While the City inked one of the most lucrative SCA’s in the...

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King Arthur’s Stripped Bare of All Licenses

July 11, 2014
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King Arthur’s is one of a handful of places that tend to be the butt of jokes regarding Chelsea – jokes that are centered on past embarrassments rather than current conditions. However, as has been the case with other infamous digs around Chelsea, King Arthur’s strip club is no longer, with the Chelsea License...

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Chelsea Will Join Others to Appeal Fed Flood Maps

July 11, 2014
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Chelsea only has a few square miles of land to play with, so new flood maps that basically envelope entirely new areas into the federal floor zone – meaning flood insurance would now be required – have become a high stakes threat to the City’s future. With that in mind, Chelsea has joined forces...

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Teen Reportedly Shot on Central Ave

July 11, 2014
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Numerous reports from the Central Avenue location indicated that a 16-year-old male was shot in the hand on Tuesday afternoon, at least the second brazen daylight shooting incident in this summer. Chelsea Police, nor the District Attorneys Office, could confirm the shooting by press time on Wednesday. The youth was apparently on the corner...

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Take Advantage of Our Great Parks This Summer

July 11, 2014
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We remember the great Chelsea Parks director John “Doc” Mahoney and how Chelsea youths will come to our playgrounds on hot summer days and enjoy a full slate of recreational and sports activities. We recall that Mr. Mahoney’s nephew, Tom Mahoney, also had a role in the parks system beyond his incredible effort of...

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Obituaries 07-10-2014

July 11, 2014
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Sheila Ciaramella Chelsea crossing guard, former MacDonalds employee Sheila C. (Ryan) Ciaramella of Chelsea, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away at home on July 5 surrounded by her loving family after a short but courageous battle with cancer. She was 73 years old. For over 10 years she was employed at the McDonalds on...

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Nothing Beats a Classic Antique Car

July 3, 2014
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Aaron, Tamar, Meira, and Abraham Banks look into the 1953 Chevy “Bel Air” during the Antique Car Show at the Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCFL) on June 22 on Admiral’s Hill. The show featured classics such as the Bel Air, a Ford Thunderbird and a 1956 Ford Parklane.

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Fire Causes $1M in Damages to County Rd. Home

July 3, 2014
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Chelsea Fire Lt. Arthur Caissie was going about his business last Thursday morning, June 26, doing code enforcement inspections on County Road. While it’s a necessary component of the Department, it’s also not the most daring assignment. However, in a few short minutes, Caissie went from ho-hum to hero – pulling two people to...

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MGC to Issue Casino License On Its Schedule

July 3, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) voted unanimously – 4-0 – to move ahead with the issuing of gaming licenses despite a November ballot question that could wipe out casino gaming altogether. Commissioner Jim McHugh led the charge is saying it only makes sense to stay the course. “Proceeding now make good sense and is...

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Fatality Is under Investigation

July 3, 2014
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Suffolk County prosecutors and State Police detectives are investigating the death of a Chelsea man at Whidden Memorial Hospital after a confrontation with Chelsea Police officers who responded to his residence for a report of an emotionally disturbed person. The deceased has been identified as 56-year-old Dominic Graffeo. The cause and manner of his...

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Health Department Keeping an Eye on TB Cases

July 3, 2014
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With a wave of new immigrants from foreign countries and a number of international travelers not taking the proper precautions, Chelsea Health Department officials are keeping a close eye on an uptick in active and latent tuberculosis (TB) cases in the city – though they hasten to call it an emergency or any cause...

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Collaborative to Meet July 10 On Children Crossing Border

July 3, 2014
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The Chelsea Collaborative and the MIRA Coaltion – both pro-immigration reform groups – will hold a roundtable meeting on July 10 to address the hot-button issue of unaccompanied children crossing the southern border illegally. The meeting will take place from 3-5 p.m. at the Collaborative on Broadway and will focus on strategies to support local...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2014
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Back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900), newspapers exhorted their readers to observe a “safe and sane” Fourth of July. That’s because in communities big and small all across America, the founding of our nation had become a popular excuse for roving groups of young men to engage in mayhem of...

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