Thomsen Holding Court:Legendary NBA Writer from Swampscott will Hold Book Signing in Winthrop

April 13, 2018
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Swampscott resident Ian Thomsen, one of the nation’s leading sportswriters for the past three decades, will be in Winthrop on April 19 to talk about his new book, “The Soul of Basketball: The Epic Showdown Between Lebron, Kobe, Doc and Dirk That Saved the NBA.” Thomas will be speaking about the book and his...

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MBTA Approve Funding of $50,000 for Red Line/Blue Line Connector Study

April 13, 2018
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Linking the only two MBTA train lines that have no connection has been something residents in Chelsea and surrounding communities have been asking and waiting for since the 1970s. The Red Line/Blue Line Connector has long been a bone of contention between the neighborhood and the state ever since the Commonwealth reneged on its...

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Police Briefs 04-12-2018

April 13, 2018
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PHONY MONEY On April 6, a CPD officer spoke to the manager of the Chelsea Walk Pub who stated that a male had just attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at his establishment. The manager pointed to where the man was sitting in front of 439 Broadway. As officers approached to investigate the...

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Keeping the Promise

April 13, 2018
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Among the many challenges facing public schools today is to fund an adequate education for all students but especially students with complex learning requirements, gaps in academic experiences, and language acquisition proficiency needs. Students with these kinds of compound learning needs are disproportionally found in urban districts, where education is supposed to be both...

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Red Line/Blue Line Connector

April 13, 2018
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The hiring of VHB Engineering to begin a three month study on the feasibility of the Red Line/Blue Line Connector certainly comes as good news to residents who depend on public transportation to commute to their jobs and homes on a daily basis. While the price tag for this connector is steep, the advantages...

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Sports 04-12-2018

April 13, 2018
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins begin Cup chase      Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney met with the media earlier this week at Warrior Ice Arena to share his thoughts on the playoff series scheduled to begin tonight (Thursday), with the Bruins facing the Toronto Maple Leafs in round one of a best-of-seven playoff....

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Obituaries 04-12-2018

April 13, 2018
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Amelia Santos Life dedicated to home and family Amelia Santos passed away on Saturday, April 7 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by her loving family. She was 78 years old. A resident of Chelsea for most of her life, Amelia was born and raised in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, one of seven...

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Station of the Cross

April 6, 2018
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Station of the Cross

Julio Figueroa as John The Apostle, Ramona Rodriguez as Mary Mother Of Jesus, and Kinian Lobo as Mary Madeline march in grief at Jesus’s suffering during the annual St. Rose of Lima Church’s Stations of the Cross throughout the streets of Chelsea on Good Friday, March 30. Hundreds of parishioners came out to participate...

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CHS Students to Present ‘Shrek: The Musical’ This Weekend

April 6, 2018
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CHS Students to Present ‘Shrek: The Musical’ This Weekend

When a village of fairytale characters is evicted from their home, they are forced to settle in a swamp to the displeasure of Shrek, the surly ogre that resides there. In exchange for the deed to the swamp, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona for Lord Farquaad. Along his journey to relinquish his precious...

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Chelsea Police, Cops for Kids with Cancer Assist Local Family

April 6, 2018
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Chelsea Police, Cops for Kids with Cancer Assist Local Family

Cops For Kids With Cancer collaborated with the Chelsea Police Department collaborated to present a donation to a local family during a ceremony at the station. Through a translation by Chelsea Police Officer Sammy Mojica, Sandra Ingles said her family was “very grateful” to the Chelsea Police and the Cops For Kids With Cancer...

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Chelsea’s Dockside Restaurant to Close, Will Reopen as a Mexican Concept

April 6, 2018
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After six years of hosting diners from Chelsea and the surrounding areas, the Dockside location in the Mystic Mall announced this week that it would close as of this Saturday, April 7. Jack Urbaczewski and his daughter, Lisa Urbaczewski McKenna, made the announcement on Wednesday. “I think we are very grateful to have had...

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Photography Contest to Capture Richness of Life in Chelsea, and Fame for Local Artists

April 6, 2018
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Amateur and professional photographers of any age are invited to participate in the Welcome to Chelsea Photo Contest.  The contest is presented by Chelsea Prospers, the City of Chelsea’s initiative for vitality in the downtown, and the Facebook group Chelsea MA Photography Club coordinated by photographer and former City Councillor Matt Frank. The organizers...

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Chief: Chelsea Dispatch Erred in Accident on Mystic/Tobin

April 6, 2018
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The failure of Chelsea Fire apparatus to be dispatched to a serious motor vehicle accident with an ejection on the southbound Mystic/Tobin Bridge Sunday is being blamed on a dispatch error. The accident occurred in the southbound lane on the Tobin further into Charlestown on Sunday, and one of the occupants was ejected from...

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Council President Endorses Pressley,Capuano Touts Fundraising

April 6, 2018
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The U.S. Congressional race has heated up this week as both candidates, incumbent Congressman Michael Capuano and challenger Ayanna Pressley, have touted their fundraising efforts, and one local Chelsea official gives the first endorsement – but for the challenger. City Council President Damali Vidot announced Wednesday that she would be backing and supporting Boston...

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Re-Branding of Wynn Boston Harbor Tower Under ‘Serious Consideration’

April 6, 2018
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The Wynn Boston Harbor tower hasn’t even reached the top floor, and already the name on the top is under serious reconsideration following the exit of the company’s founder Steve Wynn regarding sexual misconduct allegations. Responding to comments from Gov. Charlie Baker and Attorney General Maura Healey, Wynn Boston Harbor president Bob DeSalvio said...

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MGC:Wynn Boston Harbor Proceeding with Project ‘At Risk’

April 6, 2018
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) said they would proceed as normal with plans for the Wynn Boston Harbor resort casino, but described the situation as “awkward” and said that Wynn was moving forward with the project “at its own risk” – meaning that losing the Region A gaming license is a possibility. The situation...

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New Early Morning MBTA Bus Routes Started this Week

April 6, 2018
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New, early morning bus routes on several area MBTA lines began on Sunday, April 1, for a one-year early morning pilot program on the routes. The pilot will be on the MBTA’s busiest key bus routes serving neighborhoods within the immediate Boston core traveling to downtown Boston, the Seaport, and key stops in between...

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RMV Announces New Requirements: Lawful Presence and REAL ID

April 6, 2018
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The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles is reminding the public that on March 26, to get or renew any driver’s license, ID card, or learner’s permit, customers will need documentation showing United States citizenship or lawful presence as required by federal and state law. Lawful presence means that a person is legally living in the...

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Councilor Flaherty, Sen Boncore Announce are Out for District Attorney

April 6, 2018
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City Councilor at-Large Michael Flaherty, and State Sen. Joe Boncore, both announced this week they would not run for Suffolk County District Attorney. Flaherty cited medical issues for his decision, while Boncore said he wanted to focus on issues that are taken up in the Senate. Flaherty, a former prosecutor and former colleague of...

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Cambridge College Announces Plans to Open Gaming Career Institute with Wynn

April 6, 2018
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After many months of discussion, Cambridge College and Wynn Boston Harbor announced on Thursday that the two organizations have partnered to offer a Gaming Institute on the new Charlestown campus that will teach prospective employees table games and security. The hope to market it to the entire region, particularly to communities like Chelsea that...

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Angelina McCoy Joins the 2018 Chelsea Art Walk as Program Director

April 6, 2018
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The Chelsea Art Walk has announced that Angelina McCoy has joined as the program director for the beloved summer event. McCoy moved to Chelsea about two years ago from the Cincinnati area. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown College in studio art and a Master of Arts in art history from the...

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MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty in Luring Boy to East Boston Beach for Murder

April 6, 2018
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An MS-13 member pleaded guilty on Friday, March 30, 2018, in federal court in Boston to racketeering conspiracy involving the murder of a 15-year-old boy in East Boston. Carlos Melara, a/k/a “Chuchito,” a/k/a “Criminal,” 21, a Salvadoran national, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more commonly...

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Two More MS-13 Members Plead Guilty to RICO Conspiracy:One Pleaded Guilty on First Day of Trial

April 6, 2018
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Two members of MS-13 have pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston.  They are the 38th and 39th defendants, respectively, to be convicted in a 61-defendant case. Edgar Pleitez, a/k/a “Cadejo,” 28, pleaded guilty March 30 to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more commonly referred to as RICO conspiracy, and conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. U.S. District Court Judge...

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Letter to the Editor

April 6, 2018
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FAREWELL, THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES After six great years, the Dockside in Chelsea will be closing its doors at the end of business on Saturday, April 7, 2018. We will be hosting a Farewell Get-Together that afternoon from 1-3pm. The business has been sold to El Potro Mexican Grille, sure to be a great...

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