We Have A Maniac at the Helm — God Help Us

August 11, 2017
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President Donald Trump’s daily pronouncements typically are greeted by most Americans with a mixture of derision, sarcasm, and humor. Whether he is tweeting about something that he asserts is “sad” or speaking nonsensically at a Boy Scout jamboree, for the most part we accept most of what he says with a combination of resignation...

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Congratulations,Nate Bryant

August 11, 2017
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We would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Nate Bryant upon his recent appointment as the chief of staff for new Salem State University President John Keenan. In addition to his duties at Salem State, Nate is well-known is this area as a high school basketball referee. He is a true success story,...

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Umemba, Castro Make Let It Fly Hoop Tourney an Instant Classic

August 11, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Kyle Umemba and Cesar Castro, two up-and-coming community leaders, were asked why their “Let It Fly Classic” has become one of the most anticipated 18-under basketball tournaments in the entire Greater Boston area. “The tournament has been such a success because Kyle and I know a lot of people in the...

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Obituaries 08-10-2017

August 11, 2017
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Doris Dion MGH retiree; of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea Doris (DeSchuytner) Dion of Center Barnstead, NH, formerly of Chelsea, died at home on July 8 after a long battle with lung cancer. She was 87 years old. Born on May 8, 1930 in Chelsea, the daughter of Victor DeSchuytner and Catherine (Fitzpatrick) DeSchuytner,...

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Chelsea Police National Night Out

August 5, 2017
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Chelsea Police National Night Out

The Chelsea Police Department held its annual National Night Out event Tuesday at Mary O’Malley. The event raises community awareness about policing efforts and helps build partnerships between the department and residents. Several local organizations participated in the festivities. Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes is pictured with young residents, some representing the Chelsea Collaborative,...

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Call to All Chelsea Artists Brings a Crowd in New Effort

August 5, 2017
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Call to All Chelsea Artists Brings a Crowd in New Effort

By Seth Daniel Chelsea has long had a budding artist community, but few have ever fully taken stock of just what talents are blossoming in Chelsea’s creative community. That is all changing as the Chelsea Cultural Council begins its effort to do an assessment of artist in the city and their various talents. The...

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Tours EBNHC

August 5, 2017
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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Tours EBNHC

By John Lynds Last week the Democrats had a huge victory as the U.S. Senate failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obama Care. While there was much to celebrate as several Republicans, like Senator John McCain, cast votes against the Senate bill to repeal Obama Care, Senate Democrats like...

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Chelsea Fire Secures Major Federal Grant

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Fire Department announced this week that they have secured a major federal grant to pay for the hiring of eight new firefighters in this year’s budget – with Chief Len Albanese saying the new recruits could hit the streets by Thanksgiving. The Homeland Security grant provides $1.4 million of...

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Red Sox Offer Chelsea High School Students Discount Tickets

August 5, 2017
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For less than the cost of movie ticket, Chelsea students can enjoy the magic of Boston Red Sox baseball at Fenway Park this summer. The Red Sox are offering young fans affordable tickets to games through the team’s Student 9’s program, which provides high school and college students the opportunity to purchase $9 tickets...

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Senate Passes Bill to Expand Language Opportunities for Students

August 5, 2017
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The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed legislation that updates the existing statute relative to English language education in public schools to encompass the latest and best practices serving English language learners (ELLs) and to recognize the value of bilingualism as a skill essential to improving career and college readiness and competiveness in the global economy....

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Legislature Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

August 5, 2017
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Last week, the Massachusetts Legislature passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which guarantees reasonable accommodations and safety measures for pregnant workers. Senator Sal DiDomenico and Representative Joseph McGonagle both voted in support of this legislation that makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against, refuse to employ, or terminate an individual due to...

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Police Briefs 08-03-2017

August 5, 2017
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MAJOR ACCIDENT ON EVERETT AVE Two people were in critical condition at Mass General after a major car accident on Everett Avenue near Maple Street around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2. A third man was treated at CHA Everett and was charged with causing the accident while speeding up Everett Avenue from Spruce...

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Letter to the Editor

August 5, 2017
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Thank you for supporting the children Dear Editor, As the executive director and co-founder of the nonprofit For Kids Only Afterschool, I wish to express my deep gratitude to our community’s legislative leaders for putting children and child care as a top priority in the Commonwealth’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget, which was recently finalized....

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East Boston Health Center Leads the Way

August 5, 2017
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Last week, the US Senate tried to undo the Affordable Care Act or Obama Care.  This system while it is not perfect and as a matter of fact it is far from the mark, still it provides a safety net for literally millions of Americans who would not otherwise be able to afford any...

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Obituaries 08-03-2017

August 5, 2017
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Russell Rennie, Sr. AVCO-Textron retiree Russell A. Rennie, Sr. of Andover, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on July 28 with his loving family and beloved wife, “Dossie” at his side in the peaceful surroundings of his home.   He was 80 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was a son of the late...

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All Smiles for Ice Cream

July 28, 2017
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All Smiles for Ice Cream

The Chelsea Senior Center held its annual fundraising ice cream social on Thursday, July 20, and found many people ready to eat ice cream and dance to the music. Gail Curran, Nancy Nminski, Chris Kaminski and Judy Litwin show off an ice cream treat.

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Returning Home:Phunk Phenomenon Dance Seeks New Home in Chelsea

July 28, 2017
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Returning Home:Phunk Phenomenon Dance Seeks New Home in Chelsea

By Cary Shuman Chelsea native Reia Briggs-Connor, who has built the Phunk Phenomenon Dance Complex in to the No. 1 name in hip-hop dance in Greater Boston, is looking for another home. Briggs-Connor, a former New England Patriots cheerleader, learned in April that the building on Revere Beach Parkway in Everett that housed her...

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Chelsea Collaborative Wins Constitutional Case On Voting Registration

July 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Last fall, when Chelsea’s Edma Ortiz began to get increasingly concerned about the presidential election and what was at stake for immigrants and the Latino community, she finally found the time to get to Chelsea City Hall to register to vote in the election. However, an irregular work schedule that required...

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Open Seats Heat Up District Council Races

July 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Candidates are lining up for what looks to be a very competitive City Election season this fall, especially in Districts 1 and 8 where long-time councillors announced this summer that they wouldn’t seek re-election. The hotbed of the activity right now is in Prattville, where several well known candidates are seeking...

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Former Pats Cheerleader Briggs-Connor Will Perform at Aug 31 Game

July 28, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Reia Briggs-Connor was a “Patriette” before she became a New England Patriots cheerleader. “We were called the Patriettes in my first year and then it became the New England Patriots cheerleaders,” said Briggs-Connor. Briggs-Connor will be back in Foxboro for the first-ever New England Patriots alumni cheerleader performance on Aug. 31...

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Police Briefs 07-27-2017

July 28, 2017
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BEAT WITH METAL OBJECT On July 16, a Chelsea Police officer was dispatched to Chelsea Police Headquarters for a report of a past assault. The officer spoke with the reporting party/victim. According to victim, he was in the area of Clark Avenue and Eleanor Street when he was approached by a male known to...

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Sen DiDomenico’s Appointment Is Outstanding

July 28, 2017
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We wish to take this opportunity to congratulate our State Senator, Sal DiDomenico, for his recent appointment by Senate President Stan Rosenberg as the Senate Chair of the newly-created Italian Caucus of the Massachusetts legislature. The establishment of the Italian Caucus comes at the urging of the Italian Consul General to Massachusetts, Nicola de Santis, who foresees the...

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Jay Ash is a True Superstar of the Baker Administration

July 28, 2017
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Among those who spoke at Friday’s check presentation ceremony was Jay Ash, the administration’s Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, and it was plain to see why Jay was the first Cabinet appointee named by Charlie Baker shortly after his election in 2014. Ash had been the City Manager of Chelsea for over a decade...

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Obituaries 07-27-2017

July 28, 2017
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Nicholas Martinez- Romero Fitness enthusiast Nicholas Melvin Martinez-Romero passed away at Novant Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte, NC on July 13 while undergoing treatment for an aggressive cancer illness.  He was 50 years old.  He was born and raised in Apastepeque, San Vicente, El Salvador and he was a son of Antonio A. Martinez...

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