Police Briefs 07-07-2016

July 8, 2016
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Monday, June 27 Jonathan Velasquez, 30, of 35 Kimball Avenue, Revere, was arrested for warrant arrest. Kevin Marroquin, 21, of 59 Cottage Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and interfering with police officer. Hilcias Palencia, 21, of 277 Carter Street, Chelsea, was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault and battery...

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Bruins 2016 Development Roster and Schedule

July 8, 2016
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The Boston Bruins have announced their roster and practice schedule for the Bruins’ 10th annual Development Camp at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington. The Bruins Development Camp will be held from Tuesday, July 12 through Friday, July 15. All on-ice sessions of the Bruins Development Camp are open to the public. The Development Camp roster...

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Obituaries 07-07-2016

July 8, 2016
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Maureen Grant Devoted to home and family Maureen (Graves) Grant passed away on June 29 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford after a brief illness and rapid decline in health. She was 71 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, a loving daughter of the late CFD Deputy Chief Leo B. Graves, Sr. and...

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Chelsea Collaborative Celebrates Unveiling of Workers Rights Mural

July 1, 2016
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Chelsea Collaborative Celebrates Unveiling of Workers Rights Mural

On May 31st, members of the Chelsea Collaborative, Chelsea city councilors, workers rights activists and Chelsea Community members gathered for the unveiling of the Chelsea Collaborative’s new workers rights mural. The mural  creator, artist Nancy Guevara met with members of the Chelsea Latino Immigrant Committee an Environmental Chelsea Organizers a several times over the...

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Residents,City Work Together to Make Cleaning Up A Year-Round Affair

July 1, 2016
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Residents,City Work Together to Make Cleaning Up A Year-Round Affair

By Seth Daniel Over the last few years, the Chelsea Shines event on Earth Day has brought out hundreds of people to help spruce up the City at the start of spring, but participants in the effort, such as Sharon Fosbury and Mike Sandoval, said there had been a growing sense of dissatisfaction with...

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City Conducts Flag Raising Ceremony in Coordination with Gay Pride Month

July 1, 2016
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City Conducts Flag Raising Ceremony in Coordination with Gay Pride Month

By Cary Shuman City Councillor Matt Frank, Jimmy Dwyer, and John Valinch organized a ceremony celebrating June as National Gay Pride Month for the first time in the city’s history. Dwyer presided over the ceremony that was held June 18 at City Hall. The day included a memorial to the victims of the Orlando...

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Golden Cannoli Buys Building in Chelsea for $3.65 Million

July 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A prominent Chelsea food production company has expanded its operations within the city and purchased a second location on Griffin Way for $3.65 million. Golden Cannoli on Crescent Avenue, which moved to Chelsea from Somerville in 2014, has secured a new building on 3-7 Griffin Way and will operate using about...

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Police Briefs 06-30-2016

July 1, 2016
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Monday 6/20 Jonathan Pagan, 25, 1 Webster Ct., Chelsea, was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault and battery and unarmed robbery. Maria Roldan, 34, Homeless, Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Tuesday, 6/21 Carlos Diaz, 43, 69 Marlborough St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, intimidation of witness....

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Enjoy A “Safe and Sane” Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2016
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When Americans celebrated the Fourth of July at the turn of the 20th century, they did so in such rowdy fashion that vandalism and destruction of both public and private property were commonplace. This rampant hooliganism was suppressed only when public officials and the public-at-large decided that the holiday should be observed in a...

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The Words That Shook the World

July 1, 2016
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. When the members of the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia in June, 1776, it was not at all...

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Obituaries 06-30-2016

July 1, 2016
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Maureen Conway Avid reader and music lover Maureen F.  Conway of Revere passed away in Boston on June 5. She was 82 years old. An avid reader who loved music, Maureen was born in Revere on February 3, 1934 to Frances and Harold Parsons. She was the mother of Susan Corea and her husband,...

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Hello Cello

June 24, 2016
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Hello Cello

Hello Cello:  Stephen Marotto, cello, performing “Islands,” by David Ibbett during the unique modern Classical music concert series Original Gravity at Mystic Brewery last Friday night, June 17. The unique music event pairs breweries with robots and original modern Classical music pieces.

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Softball Champs

June 24, 2016
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Softball Champs

The team includes, Doris Hernandez, Maria Andurai, Sophia Vital, Jaylee Ortiz, Trinity Hoffman, Kylie Lemerise, Alyssa Soule, Julianna Vargas, Michelle Coreas, Melany Vargas Jayvianna Hunter, Raquel Class, Monica Cruz, coaches Henry Hoffman Colleen Soule.

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Fire Rips Through Bellingham Street Six-Family

June 24, 2016
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Fire Rips Through Bellingham Street Six-Family

By Seth Daniel Firefighters from all over the area joined Chelsea Fire on Monday afternoon in fighting a stubborn and dangerous four-alarm fire at 57 Bellingham St. Three Revere firefighters were hurt, one seriously, and five Chelsea firefighters were treated for minor injuries and released. No one in the home was injured, but nine...

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Councillor Tejada Apologizes for Facebook Post

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Councillor Luis Tejada apologized publicly on Monday night, June 20, at the conclusion of the Council meeting regarding a Facebook post he wrote two weeks ago regarding the safety of children and women in light of the passage of the transgender ‘bathroom bill.’ “I want to make an apology,” he said....

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Hotel Cleanup Approaches $3 Million, City Manager Calls for Revised TIF

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A clean-up that was supposed to cost about $1 million has ballooned to a $3 million project for the new Homewood Suites hotel going up across from Chelsea High School, prompting City Manager Tom Ambrosino to ask the Council to revise the terms of the existing tax break for the hotel....

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Ambrosino Proposes Ambitious Initiative,Parking Changes for Downtown Corridor

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City Manager Tom Ambrosino is putting his money where his mouth has been in talking up his hopes for the downtown Broadway area – requesting the Council approve nearly $300,000 from Free Cash to dive into a major organizational and marketing effort for the area. That request followed a call for...

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Police Briefs 06-23-2016

June 24, 2016
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SEVERAL CAR ACCIDENTS KEEP POLICE, FIRE BUSY Chelsea Fire and Police were kept busy this past week responding to several motor vehicle accidents. On Thursday evening, June 9, a motor vehicle accident was reported in the vicinity of Eastern Ave and Cottage Streets. According to witnesses the accident occurred when one of the operators...

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Sensible Gun Control is Needed

June 24, 2016
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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. — The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution The issue of what, if any, gun control laws are appropriate in a civilized society once again is...

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Chelsea Art Walk 2016

June 17, 2016
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Chelsea Art Walk 2016

Qamar Sabtow playing in the Michael Limberakis Drum Circle at the Chelsea Community Garden during the 2016 Art Walk on Saturday, June 11. The Art Walk took place on Saturday and Sunday with most of the action in Chelsea Square this year. Everything from gallery art, to premiere plays to scarecrows were on display...

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Busted:Feds,Chelsea Police Squash ES$G and 18th Street Gangs

June 17, 2016
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Busted:Feds,Chelsea Police Squash ES$G and 18th Street Gangs

By Seth Daniel In an affidavit issued in federal court late last week, special agents detailed numerous firearms sales, attempted murders, huge amounts of drug sales and a gang that said it was ready to go to war with the Chelsea Police. In an early morning raid last Thursday, June 9, federal, state and...

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Councillors Call for Budget Process that Brings Taxpayer-Funded Non-Profits in for Discussion

June 17, 2016
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Councillors Call for Budget Process that Brings Taxpayer-Funded Non-Profits in for Discussion

By Seth Daniel Several city councillors, two most prominently, are praising a process that played out on Monday night where the non-profits CAPIC and North Suffolk Mental Health appeared to answer questions from the body about how taxpayer funds are being used. The conflict between the Council and some non-profits began several weeks ago...

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Council to Debate Expenditures,Including Controversial Fire Overtime Pay

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City Councillors will be debating a spending request from City Manager Tom Ambrosino in the coming weeks that calls for an additional $600,000 in fire overtime funds to be expended from the City’s Free Cash account. The Budget last year already included $900,000 for overtime, in what was controversial at the...

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Two-Way Tolling Testing to Roll Out this Summer on the Mystic/Tobin Bridge

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A top state transportation official apologized to drivers this week after a Boston media outlet reported that tolling in both directions on the Mystic/Tobin Bridge is set to roll out this year – a plan that has been reported in the Record since 2013. Tom Tinlin of the state Department of...

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