A Tribute to their Mother: Reggie and Trina Wilkerson to Host Benefit Fundraiser

February 12, 2015
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A Tribute to their Mother: Reggie and Trina Wilkerson to Host Benefit Fundraiser

When All-Scholastic quarterback Reggie Wilkerson was having one of the greatest seasons in Chelsea High School history in 1989, his mother was always in the stands cheering, “Get ‘em, Get ‘em. That’s my son.” When Trina Wilkerson was cheerleading, performing in a dance recital, or receiving her diploma at the CHS Class of 1991...

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LaMattina Takes on Chelsea St Bridge Issues

February 12, 2015
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LaMattina Takes on Chelsea St Bridge Issues

City Councilor Sal LaMattina is taking on MassDOT after receiving numerous complaints from East Boston residents on the time it takes for the Chelsea Street Bridge to be lowered. In a letter to Mass DOT Acting Secretary Frank DePaola LaMattina expressed his concerns about significant traffic delays that the residents and business owners of...

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Police Briefs 02-12-2015

February 12, 2015
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2/4 Christina O’Connor, 38, 7 Lewis Mall, East Boston, was arrested on warrants. Janna Casali, 35, 18 Tucker St., Medford, was arrested for sexual conduct for fee.   2/5 Derrol Bond, 22, 27 Marlborough St., Chelsea, was arrested on warrants. Regina Salguero, 44, 680 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested on warrants. Kelvin Vasquez, 34, 641...

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More Substance Counselors Are Needed in Our Region

February 12, 2015
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Opioid and prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Massachusetts and has been for awhile. In the month of January, there were several overdoses in this area. Fortunately first responders arrived to assist many of these individuals by administering Narcan. We urge Governor Charlie Baker not to debate the word “cuts”  and let...

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Sports 02-12-2015

February 12, 2015
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Bruins Beat Bruins and negativity When the Bruins began their recent three-game homestand last Saturday, the feeling was that with a solid home record of 16-6-4, the taste of home cooking would be a plus. They knew they needed to pick up some points and improve their hold on the eighth and final spot...

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Obituaries 02-12-2015

February 12, 2015
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Michelle Pizzano Persevered with lifelong challenges and needs and the love and devotion of a caring family Michelle B. Pizzano passed away on February 6 at the Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River after a very brief illness. She was 46 years old. Born in Everett, she was the beloved daughter of Olivette M....

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Chelsea Firefighters Battle a 2-Alarm Fire on Broadway

February 9, 2015
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Chelsea Firefighters Battle a 2-Alarm Fire on Broadway

Chelsea Firefighters from the Mill Hill Station were on the run last Sunday, jumping from a 3-alarm fire in Revere to a 2-alarm fire on Broadway Chelsea. On Sunday, February 1st, at 1:20 p.m., the fire department responded to the report of a building fire at 759 Broadway. Engine 3 and Ladder 2 were...

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Council Hopes to Play Catch-Up Monday Night

February 9, 2015
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The City Council will meet on Monday and try to do some catch up after having had to cancel two previous meetings due to snow emergencies. The two snow cancellations corresponded with what was expected to be the first two important votes in moving along the process for hiring a new city manager. On...

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Roca Continues Backbone Work of Helping At-Risk Young Mothers

February 9, 2015
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Roca Continues Backbone Work of Helping At-Risk Young Mothers

When it comes to Roca, the spotlight on the award-winning Chelsea organization often falls upon success stories it’s had with at-risk young men trying to avoid jail. That spotlight rarely falls on what was originally the mission of Roca – to assist at-risk young mothers. Last Thursday, following some renovations to a new space,...

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Police Promise Investigative Transparency In Shooting: Kyes Says He Has No Doubt the Officer’s Actions Were Necessary and Heroic

February 9, 2015
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Police Chief Brian Kyes said this week that he considers the officer that shot an armed suspect to have conducted himself in a heroic fashion early Sunday morning, but that in today’s new world surrounding officer-involved shootings, he has moved to be utterly transparent and investigate the shooting both inside the department and outside...

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CBC Hosts Black History Month Celebration Feb. 26:President Joan Cromwell Invites Residents to Attend Free Event at Chelsea High

February 9, 2015
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CBC Hosts Black History Month Celebration Feb. 26:President Joan Cromwell Invites Residents to Attend Free Event at Chelsea High

  Chelsea Black Community (CBC) president Joan Cromwell hopes to make the organization’s upcoming Black History Month event fun, festive and educational. “For the second year, we’re having a community Black History Month celebration,” said Crowmell, whose family history in Chelsea dates back more than a century. The event, which has a theme...

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DiDomenico Appointed to Key Leadership Post in Senate

February 9, 2015
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Senator Sal DiDomenico has been appointed by Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst) to serve as Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.   This powerful Committee is responsible for putting together the Senate Fiscal Budget each year, and for vetting legislation concerning many key subjects.  The position also gives Senator DiDomenico a...

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Batteries not Included

February 9, 2015
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What’s the one phrase that can quickly change the mood from festive to foul for any child opening a brand new, shiny toy? “Batteries not included!” Or how about that product featured on a home shopping channel or infomercial – you know, the one that’ll make you happy, solve all your problems, and is...

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Sports 02-05-2015

February 9, 2015
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Bruins Beat Bruins home – marathon on horizon January proved to be a rewarding month for the Bruins, as they earned 19 of the 24 points in the dozen games played. A big part of the team’s success was the consistent play of goaltender Tuukka Rask who managed to bear just one regulation loss....

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Obituaries 02-05-2015

February 9, 2015
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Marie Cronin Broadway National Bank retiree Marie M. (Wendeborn) Cronin of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea, died on January 29. A retired 30 year employee of the Broadway National Bank, she was the devoted wife of the late James E. Cronin, Sr.; beloved mother of James E. Cronin, Jr. and his wife, Linda of Winthrop;...

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Chelsea Firefighters Battle a 3-Alarm Fire on Crescent Ave.

January 30, 2015
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Chelsea Firefighters Battle a 3-Alarm Fire on Crescent Ave.

Fire crews labored for seven hours to squash a three-alarm blaze at two Crescent Avenue homes last Saturday, an effort that was hampered considerably by frozen hydrants and poor water pressure on Crescent Avenue. Firefighters reported having to improvise considerably to maintain proper water pressure to fight the fire. On Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015,...

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Unknown Millions: Little Known but Lucrative ‘Pots of Money’ from MGC Taxes to Begin Inaugural Grant Round Next Week

January 30, 2015
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To date, casino money for local communities has centered on the lucrative host community agreements and surrounding community agreements, but a whole new pot of money is set to become available for the first time on Monday, Feb. 2, when grant applications for the state Community Mitigation Fund (CMF) are due. It is the...

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Towne Place Suites Set to Open in February

January 30, 2015
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Towne Place Suites Set to Open in February

Some 14 years ago when Colwen Hotels was first considering putting a hotel in Chelsea, it was all about proximity to the airport. Now, with the group preparing to open its second hotel – the Towne Place Suites on Marginal Street – on Feb. 16 or 17 and having two more Chelsea hotels in...

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Chelsea DPW Crews Kept Roads Clear, Never Pulled Back During Storm

January 30, 2015
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Chelsea snow clearing crews worked 50-hour stretches with barely any sleep, manning 18 pieces of equipment and – in large part – keeping the roads fairly clear as the storm subsided on Wednesday morning. DPW Director Joe Foti reported that unofficial snow totals in Chelsea were at 29 inches for the duration of the...

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Police Briefs 01-29-2015

January 30, 2015
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January 13 Anthony Todisco, 26, 56 Mudge St., Lynn, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license, distribute Class B drug, possessing to distribute Class B drug, conspiracy to violate narcotic violations. Dean Todisco, 26, 250 Congress Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for possessing distribute Class B drug, conspiracy to violate drug law. Jonathan...

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Sports 01-29-2015

January 30, 2015
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins prepare to pump up the volume Tonight (Thursday) the Bruins resume their push to the playoffs following their five-day All-Star break, hosted by the very competitive New York Islanders. Currently the Islanders stand at the top of the Metropolitan Division, ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins. More importantly, they...

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Obituaries 01-29-2015

January 30, 2015
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Gloria Mondou Lifelong Chelsea resident Gloria C. (Brown) Mondau, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on January 24 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 65 years old. The devoted wife of Gerry F. Mondou, Sr. , she was the beloved mother of Gerry F. Mondou, Jr. of Chelsea; dear sister of...

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Jay Ash Assumes Office as Cabinet Secretary

January 22, 2015
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Jay Ash Assumes Office as Cabinet Secretary

Jay Ash took the oath of office from Governor Charlie Baker as the new Secretary of Housing and Economic Development at an impressive ceremony held Jan. 8 at the State House Library in Boston. Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito personally congratulated Ash and the other Cabinet Secretaries following the swearing-in ceremony. With his...

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City Manager Panel Draws Crowd, Interest

January 22, 2015
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An all-star panel of former Chelsea leaders and regional leaders convened on Tuesday evening for a well attended forum to discuss the city manager search. More than 100 people were in attendance at Bunker Hill Community College’s Chelsea Campus to observe the panel discussion that kicked off the forum – sponsored by a coalition...

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