Free Legal Services Severely Stretched to Accommodate Arriving Children, Parents

October 13, 2014
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Ten-month-old Belen has a court date. The smiling baby at some point will have to go before a judge and plead his case as to why he should not be deported from Chelsea after having left El Salvador and crossed the southern U.S.  border recently with his mother. Were it not for Suffolk University...

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Meter Parking Order Withdrawn; Councillor Says He Wants More Say

October 13, 2014
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City Councillor Giovanni Recupero was all set to try to help several constituents in his district on Monday night by putting in an order that would put an end to them having to pay parking meters  in front of their homes. That was, until the City Charter got in his way. Recupero told the...

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Ash: Silver Line Will be like Gold for Chelsea

October 6, 2014
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 “The Silver Line will be like gold,” mused City Manager Jay Ash in reaction to the latest advancement last week of the State project to bring the bus rapid transit (BRT) service to Chelsea. Late in September, the State awarded a $33.8 million contract to McCourt Construction Company to build the first and most...

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Hugh Mclaughlin Was a Great Public Official and Wonderful Person

October 6, 2014
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Hugh McLaughlin was a giant in this city when politics and mayoral elections were the talk of the town and the dominant story in the daily  Chelsea Record newspaper. McLaughlin received the honor from the citizenry to serve two terms as Mayor of Chelsea during a golden era (the 1950s) in this city’s history....

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Sports 10-02-2014

October 6, 2014
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CHS Roundup Red Devils host Minuteman Friday The Chelsea High football team will be seeking its first win of the season Friday night when the Red Devils host Minuteman Regional Vocational School under the lights at Chelsea Stadium. Kick-off time for the Friday Night Lights affair is set for  7:00. In their game this...

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Obituaries 10-02-2014

October 6, 2014
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Genevieve Dembkoski Devoted Member of St. Stanislaus Church; Active at Chelsea Senior Center Genevieve (Jankowiak) Dembkoski passed away on Tuesday, September 30 at the Winchester Hospital after a very brief illness. She was 94 years old. Born and raised in Poland the loving daughter of the late Andrew and Stanislawa (Fleischman) Jankowiak, as a...

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Chelsea Awarded $37.6M Grant for New Clark Avenue Middle School

October 6, 2014
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The state has come up with its chunk of funding for the new Clark Avenue School after a vote Wednesday morning, Sept. 24, in Boston, but now the more critical work of coming up with some $20 million in local costs will begin. State Treasurer Steven Grossman, Chairman of the Massachusetts School Building Authority...

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Well Deserved Eaves Promoted to Deputy Chief of the CFD

October 6, 2014
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As his family looked on proudly from the front row of the City Council Chambers at City Hall, Paul Eaves took the oath of office as deputy chief of the Chelsea Fire Department. It was an especially poignant and emotional ceremony for Eaves’s mother, Irma, whose husband, the late Thomas F. Eaves Sr., served...

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‘No On Question 3’ Campaign Gets Energized

October 6, 2014
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Only minutes had gone by after the decision by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) to award a casino license to Wynn Resorts before Everett’s Michael McLaughlin and Dan Skeritt kicked it into high gear to get the word out about the ‘Vote No on Question 3’ campaign – a campaign calling for keeping the...

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MCAS Scores Reflect Improvement, Challenges of the Community

October 6, 2014
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After hours of careful analyzation of Chelsea MCAS state testing results, one realizes that they need to start analyzing Chelsea’s state MCAS results. That’s no misprint, but simply a stated fact that social and political conditions in the world often filter into the schools and require an understanding of the entire community’s story before...

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All-Chelsea Awards Nominations Sought

September 29, 2014
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Nominations are currently being solicited for the 13th Annual “All-Chelsea Awards.” Given to recipients who have distinguished themselves, improved the lives of local residents or enhanced the city’s overall civic standing, awards recognize 10 individuals and entities in a variety of categories. “There are so many working so tirelessly in our community to advance...

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Private Donation to Assist Immigrant Children

September 29, 2014
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A sizable donation to the Chelsea Collaborative and the Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) will assist unaccompanied immigrant children, who have fled their home countries and ended up in Chelsea, as hundreds of the children enter the public school system this year. The Chelsea Collaborative and Greater Boston Legal Services announced a $40,000 gift...

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Walk for Living This Weekend

September 29, 2014
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On Sun., Sept 28, the Annual ALS Walk for Living on Admirals Hill will take place. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. The walk is a two mile course around Admiral’s Hill. The Walk’s Master of Ceremonies will be KISS108’s Matt Siegel. For more info, check out: walkforliving@chelseajewish.org.

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Community Garden Soil Seminar

September 29, 2014
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On Weds., Oct 1, at 7 p.m. the Chelsea Community Garden will hold a seminar entitled “Gardening Safely in Urban Soils:  Interpreting Soil Sampling Results.” The seminar will take place indoors at the Chelsea Community Schools in the Williams School

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MCAS To Be Discussed

September 29, 2014
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The Chelsea School Committee will meet on Wednesday Oct. 1 to review the recently released MCAS data for the district. Data is currently being reviewed for the district and will be presented to the Committee formally at the meeting. Data did show that Chelsea was one of the state’s most impoverished districts, with more...

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day

September 29, 2014
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The National Drug Take Back Initiative IX will take place on Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Chelsea Police Station at 19 Park St. In addition to the national collections that take place, the City of Chelsea Police Department maintains a year-round 24 hour a day anonymous drop off box...

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Da Conley Welcomes First Facility Dog to Office

September 29, 2014
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Suffolk County DA Daniel F. Conley’s latest hire is only two years old and doesn’t talk much, but he’s bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and already working like a dog. His name is Indy, and he’s the first facility dog assigned to a Massachusetts prosecutor’s office – or any government agency in New England. The specially-trained golden...

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Sports 09-25-2014

September 29, 2014
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Red Devils host Esssex Tech Friday The Chelsea High football team will seek to get on the winning track this week when the Red Devils host Essex Tech for a Friday Night Lights encounter at Chelsea Stadium tomorrow evening. Kick-off time is 7:00. The Red Devils fell to 0-2 on the season with a...

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Obituaries 09-25-2014

September 29, 2014
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James DeFelice Retired Astrophysicist at Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge; Active Volunteer James C. DeFelice of Chelsea a kind and unassuming gentleman who put his family, church and work first and who celebrated his 85th birthday in April, passed away suddenly on Saturday afternoon at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett, shortly after admittance...

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MGC Awards Area Casino License to Wynn Resorts

September 20, 2014
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It came down to risky versus safe, and in the end the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) chose the riskier bet in awarding the Greater Boston resort casino license to Wynn Resorts on Tuesday afternoon. In doing so, it also steered millions of dollars in mitigation away from Chelsea, leaving an arbitrated agreement with Wynn...

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ALS Walk Planned for September 28

September 20, 2014
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Last week, KISS 108’s Matt Siegel kicked off the 6th annual ALS & MS Walk for Living, which will be held Sept. 28 at the Leonard Florence Center on Admiral’s Hill in Chelsea. The Center features the first specialized ALS and MS residences in the country, enabling the residents to live active and independent...

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Chelsea next Stop on Silver Line: $33m Project Was Approved by MassDOT Directors

September 20, 2014
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The state Department of Transportation (DOT) Board voted Wednesday to award the Silver Line Gateway project contract to McCourt Construction Company. The contract is worth $33,752,196. The contract award marks another significant step on the road to getting the Silver Line expanded from East Boston to Chelsea, where it will travel in a dedicated...

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Smart911 is Now Available to Residents

September 20, 2014
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City Manager Jay Ash announced today that Smart911 is now available to all residents.  Smart911 is a free service that allows people to create a Safety Profile for their household that can include any information they may want 9-1-1 telecommunicators and first responders to have in the event of an emergency.  When it is...

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Leaders Disappointed in Decision for Chelsea

September 20, 2014
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It was a $27 million decision that didn’t swing Chelsea’s way when the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) chose Wynn Resorts in Everett over Mohegan Sun in Revere on Tuesday. And the sentiment in Chelsea due to that loss is one of unilateral disappointment. City Manager Jay Ash said going with Wynn is disappointing to...

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