A Tornado Strikes and a City Recovers

August 1, 2014
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When area residents awoke Monday morning, there was no sign or warning of what Mother Nature had in store for the city of Revere. But in the course of approximately four terrifying minutes, a tornado – in all its fury and unpredictability – swept down Broadway and  adjacent streets and caused tremendous damage to...

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Governor Patrick Announces Opioid Task Force

August 1, 2014
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Gov. Deval Patrick announced a series of actions to address the opioid addiction epidemic in Massachusetts that will strengthen the state’s ability to respond to the opioid crisis with a focus on prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery. Over the past two months, the Governor’s Opioid Task Force met with families and stakeholders from across...

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Obituaries 07-31-2014

August 1, 2014
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Jeanne Herman Miss Chelsea of 1952 Jeanne L. (Larcome) Herman, loving wife of Edward Herman, died July 18 at Lafayette Nursing Home, Marblehead. She was 79 years old. Born in Chelsea on August 10, 1934, the daughter of the late Thomas and Lucille Larcome, Jeanne attended Chelsea High School and was well known for...

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Bubble Fun

July 25, 2014
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Five-year-old Madison Tame stretched her arms out wide to try and catch as many bubbles as she could during the annual Bosson Park Block Party last Saturday, July 19. More than 300 people attended the party, sponsored by The Neighborhood Developers and the Chelsea Police.

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New Principal Ready to Take the Reins at CHS

July 25, 2014
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Since being chosen as the new Chelsea High School (CHS) Principal last March, Priti Johari has been serving on an interim basis and learning the ropes. This month she has taken those ropes and turned them into reins and is ready to drive the City’s high school further down the right path. In a...

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Quigley Park to Get Major Facelift

July 25, 2014
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City officials are winding down the planning process on Quigley Park and will unveil the plans officially tonight, July 24, at a public meeting in City Hall. While Quigley Park isn’t the oldest park in the City, it is one of the most heavily used neighborhood parks in all of Chelsea. City Planner Ryan...

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Market Basket On the Brink

July 25, 2014
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A simple sign – printed on the bright orange ‘sale’ cards that are so much a part of Market Basket – hung in the entrance of the Chelsea store last Thursday and Friday and made that store’s position clear – “We support Arthur T.” As that pronouncement of support for the company’s beloved former...

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Influx Has Everything to Do with Remittance Culture

July 25, 2014
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The idea that the streets in America are paved with gold has always been a nearly undefeatable idea in the Third World. The hope that if one can just get to the promised land – the American land of opportunity – that earning money will be easy and relative riches will literally be handed...

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State Launches All-electronic Tolling on Tobin Bridge

July 25, 2014
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This past Monday, the state Department of Transportation (DOT) activated the new all-electronic tolling system on the Tobin Bridge southbound into Boston. Commuters were greeted for the first time in decades without any toll booths atop the gigantic bridge. The new system is the first phase in a plan to convert all of DOT’s...

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One North of Boston Is Very Impressive

July 25, 2014
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You wouldn’t expect anything less but a superbly organized special event to mark the grand opening of the One North of Boston residences located at 100 Heard St. in Chelsea. As much as this was a triumph of real estate development and vision for the owners of this outstanding property, it was another victory...

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Roca, Inc. Receives $25,000 Grant from the Walmart Foundation

July 25, 2014
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Roca, Inc. announced this week that it has received a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation. The grant will go towards Roca’s Young Mothers Workforce Development Project, a job-training program for 100 young mothers who are at risk for long-term negative adult outcomes such as unemployment, justice system-involvement, and long-term poverty. With the grant,...

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Pollo Campero Helps Guests Beat the Heat

July 25, 2014
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WHAT: To help its guests stay refreshed all summer, Pollo Campero introduces all-natural Latin drinks to its menu. To celebrate the product launch, Pollo Campero restaurants in the Boston-area is offering free, 100-percent natural, Latin drinks to guests who visit on Monday, July 28. “We are excited to give guests another reason to visit...

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Obituaries 07-24-2014

July 25, 2014
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Ralph Fabiano, Jr. Roofer Ralph F. Fabiano, Jr. of Revere died on July 22. He was 67 years old. A roofer, born in Revere, he was the beloved husband of Grace (Montecalvo) of Revere; devoted father of Steven Fabiano and his fiancé, Jennifer Potvin of Revere, Sandra Carlisle and her husband, Tom of Chelsea,...

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Fun in the Sun

July 21, 2014
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The new PORT Park was brimming with action last week as sunny skies brought people to the waterfront for basketball, relaxation and…water canons. Pictured Arleen Morales, takes aim on the water cannon at her son, Yamil Rivera, 8 . The park officially opened three weeks ago.

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Chelsea’s Main Man at Fenway: Joe Cochran Has Worked for the Boston Red Sox since 1984

July 21, 2014
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Joe Cochran knows every inch of Fenway Park and all its interior confines, too. He is a ballpark legend who’s been there for the good times – three world championships since 2004 – and some of the not-so-good times. Cochran began working for the Fenway ground crew in 1984 with legendary groundskeeper Joe Mooney....

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Ruiz Park

July 21, 2014
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The newest Chelsea park – the John Ruiz Park on Washington Avenue – is preparing to open in another few weeks, but already a flat statue of the Quiet Man has been placed in the park. The rendering of the former heavyweight champion from Chelsea features him as he looked during his champion days. In addition, the park will...

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City, Organizations Hold Summit to Address Unaccompanied Minors

July 21, 2014
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Dead bodies were part of the daily grind. Death and rape were imminent realities. These were the words relayed through tears of two women who just arrived from El Salvador to Chelsea via the Texas border as part of the huge influx of women and children flooding the country. Last Thursday afternoon, a huge...

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Chelsea Expert Plays Central Role in Freeing Turkish Military Leaders

July 21, 2014
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Chelsea couldn’t be further from the Turkish capital Istanbul, but a little office on Admiral’s Hill is shaking up the political, military and judicial systems there with a groundbreaking computer investigation that will likely free 230 falsely convicted Turkish military leaders. “I can’t say I’m totally surprised this is happening now, but I am...

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Tasers Meet Muster With Councillors

July 21, 2014
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Two city councillors who had some concerns about Chelsea Police using tasers said this week that all their concerns have been smoothed. Police Chief Brian Kyes and the councillors discussed the tasers and their use, and now Councillor Giovanni Recupero is saying he fully supports the use of tasers by police. “I’m happy and...

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Chelsea’s Success Continues in Working Cities Challenge

July 21, 2014
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If Chelsea’s participation in the All-America City competition last month was the main event, then the undercard held just days before was the Working Cities Challenge “Pitch Contest.” Just like in the main event, Chelsea’s team walked away victorious, this time in the Boston Federal Reserve’s contest for a $5,000 cash prize. “We left...

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A Well-deserved Tribute to John Ruiz

July 21, 2014
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We’re so happy to see a photo of the statue of heavyweight champion John Ruiz in The Chelsea Record. We were there in Las Vegas when John Ruiz knocked down Evander Holyfield and won the heavyweight championship of the world, becoming the first Latino to claim this title. We watched John Ruiz compete and...

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A Great Event next Door in Revere

July 21, 2014
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The Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival is one of the greatest events of its kind in the entire world and attracts the very best master sculptors from as far away as Singapore. More than 300,000 people will travel to Revere Beach this weekend to see these talented artists showcasing their amazing work. If you...

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Neighborhood Developers Annual Meeting

July 21, 2014
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The Neighborhood Developers (TND) Annual Meeting took place at the Garfield School, with Congresswoman Katherine Clark as the keynote speaker. Those in attendance included State Sen. Sal DiDomenico, State Rep. Dan Ryan, Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo, Revere Councillor Ira Novoselsky and Chelsea Council President Matt Frank. Awards included: • Nancy Ludwig and ICON architecture:...

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Current Parking Stickers Valid Through Aug. 15

July 21, 2014
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The 2014-15 “purple” residential parking stickers program will go into effect on August 16. Until then, “blue” stickers remain valid, according to City Manager Jay Ash. “We’re preparing to turn to the next cycle of parking stickers,” said Ash. “The change-over from blue to purple will be free to eligible residents and will hopefully...

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