Cunningham Retires from CRW Elder Services

July 14, 2015
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Cunningham Retires from CRW Elder Services

After 39 years at the helm, James P. Cunningham, Jr. retired on Tuesday, June 30, from the Chelsea Revere Winthrop Elder Services (CRWES) organization. Cunningham has served as Executive Director and CEO of the agency, which was the first home care agency established in Massachusetts, and has served as the pilot program for elderly...

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Max Address Square:A Point Long Gone to History

July 14, 2015
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The local fight to get a memorial for the first Jewish boy from Chelsea killed in World War I has long been forgotten. And the fruits of that fight – a beautiful memorial to Max Address at a busy intersection in the city – have also been long forgotten. In fact, the entire memorial...

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Slander Suit:Wynn Calls for Boston to Stop ‘campaign of Falsehoods,’ or Else…

July 14, 2015
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A noted attorney from California, who has represented casino developer Steve Wynn in previous successful slander suits, has called on the City of Boston to stop spreading lies about Wynn’s actions in Boston and to apologize for the conduct. If they don’t, the attorney indicated that a slander suit is not out of the...

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‘Heroes’ Abound at the CPL Summer Reading Program

July 14, 2015
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‘Heroes’ Abound at the CPL Summer Reading Program

One would have thought they were giving away free iPads at the Chelsea Public Library last week as the Summer Reading Program began in earnest, but the popularity lay in good, old fashioned books and a focus on keeping kids engaged in reading over the lazy summer months. From movies to working their way...

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Waterfront Development Plan to be Considered this Month

July 14, 2015
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The ongoing process to begin considering development for part of the Chelsea Creek waterfront will be considered this month by the Economic Development Board and, likely brought to a vote, later this month. Since earlier this spring, a local and state process has been underway to begin discussions about developing a portion of land...

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Police Briefs 07-09-2015

July 14, 2015
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Sunday, 6/14 Edwin Ibanez, 27, 589 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested on warrants. Monday, 6/15 Ronny Lee Morales, 25, 6 Rhodes Ave., Lynn, was arrested for unarmed robbery and assault and battery. Katie Clements, 29, 32 Whitman St., Somerville, was arrested for unarmed robbery. Kamaya Farikafi, 19, 780 Albany St., Boston, was arrested for warrants....

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Plaza Mexico Six-Month Suspension Doesn’t Go Far Enough

July 14, 2015
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While a six-month license suspension is serious, I believe it comes far short of the punishment warranted after the incident the Chelsea Police Department described at the Licensing Commission meeting last month regarding Plaza Mexico, which is in my district. After a 17 year-old was nearly eviscerated by a known drug dealer, in full...

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Tom Fay Jr.

July 14, 2015
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Long-time residents of Chelsea were saddened to learn over the holiday weekend of the passing (after a lengthy battle with diabetes) of Tom Fay Jr., who for many years was an integral part of the fabric of our community. Tom was a true Chelsea guy through-and through. He was a member of a well-respected...

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Obituaries 07-09-2015

July 14, 2015
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Thomas Fay, Jr. Former Chelsea Alderman Thomas F. Fay, Jr., former city Alderman at Large and well known life long Chelsea resident, passed away on July 3 at the West Revere Health Center (Annemark Nursing Home) where he had been receiving supportive care for the past two years. He was 73 years old. Born...

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Rehabbing The Housing Stock:City Officials Announce New Program Earmarked For Shurtleff/bellingham and Addison-orange Areas

July 3, 2015
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A new City program that offers financial services to eligible owners of 1 to 4 unit residential buildings will launch in Shurtleff-Bellingham and Addison-Orange census tracts as part of the Community Development Block Grant activities in these neighborhoods that are underway. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development...

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Juan Vega to Join State Housing and Ecomonic Development Office

July 3, 2015
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Juan Vega to Join State Housing and Ecomonic Development Office

Chelsea’s Juan Vega has left the Broadway headquarters of Centro Latino for the last time this week, but he’s begun a new commute to the State House at the same time – agreeing this week to join Jay Ash, state secretary for Housing and Economic Development, as a specialist in developing local leadership and...

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Chelsea Students are in MBTA Pilot Program

July 3, 2015
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MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack on Wednesday launched a year-long pilot program that will provide MBTA monthly passes to up to 1,500 youth between the ages of 12 and 21 in the cities of Boston, Somerville, Chelsea and Malden. The pilot program was spearheaded by efforts of the ECOYouth Club at the Chelsea...

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TND Ready to Respond to Neighbors

July 3, 2015
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After a fast and furious opposition emerged from Mill Hill neighbors to the 60-unit affordable housing apartment building proposed at the French Club over the past month, The Neighborhood Developers said it will take comments to heart, but defended the need for affordable housing in that neighborhood. “We’ll spend the next month revising our...

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Police Briefs 07-02-2015

July 3, 2015
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On Tuesday morning the Chelsea Fire Department under the command of Deputy John Quatieri responded to the Salvation Army Thrift Store located at 456 Broadway for a report of an unknown odor. It was also reported to 9-1-1 Dispatchers that several employees were experiencing medical issues due to the odor and the caller was...

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Leave Fireworks to the Professionals on This Fourth of July

July 3, 2015
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 What would the 4th of July be without fireworks?  A little less busy in hospital emergency rooms.  The nation’s emergency physicians urge you to celebrate the country’s birthday by using common sense when it comes to the potential dangers of fireworks.  We see many injuries in the ER due to fireworks around the 4th...

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Enjoy A Safe Fourth of July

July 3, 2015
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Although the long-range weather forecast seems to indicate that Mother Nature will not be very cooperative for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend (unseasonably cool temperatures with a good chance of rain in our area), we’re sure that all of our fellow Americans will find a way to celebrate the holiday in appropriate fashion....

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Obituaries 07-02-2015

July 3, 2015
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Thomas Ells Of Stoneham, formerly of Chelsea Thomas F. Ells of Stoneham, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on June 29 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was 78 years old. Born on July 12, 1936 in Chelsea, Thomas was the loving son of the late Thomas and Mary (Richard) Ells. Thomas was a warm...

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NeighborWorks Week 2015 Celebrated with Bosson Park

June 25, 2015
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NeighborWorks Week 2015 Celebrated with Bosson Park

In conjunction with community improvement efforts across the country organized by NeighborWorks America, The Neighborhood Developers and Chelsea Thrives organized a cleanup and flower-planting event at Bosson Park. Organizers gathered dozens of community volunteers, equipped them with tools, planters, and mulch, and served to brighten their neighborhood. This NeighborWorks Week effort kicked off Chelsea...

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Camp Rotary

June 25, 2015
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Camp Rotary

This summer, the Chelsea Rotary Club is sponsoring 20 lucky Chelsea students between ages 7 and 15 to an all expense paid week of overnight camp at Camp Rotary in Boxford, MA. Since 1998, the Chelsea Rotary Club has sponsored over 250 children at the overnight camp with the help of many generous community...

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Juan Vega Steps Down at Centro Latino

June 25, 2015
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Juan Vega, the long-time director and face of Centro Latino on Broadway, announced this week that he will be stepping down from his position as of June 30. “I write to let you know that, after proudly serving in this role for the past 17 years, I am stepping down as president and CEO...

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‘I Forgive You’: People’s AME, Chelsea Clergy Hold Prayer Service for Charleston

June 25, 2015
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‘I Forgive You’: People’s AME, Chelsea Clergy Hold Prayer Service for Charleston

When tragedies such as the murder of nine church members inside the Mother Emanuel AME church last week in Charleston, SC, strike, many are ready to strike back. It was not the case Tuesday night, when members of the clergy in Chelsea – including the Rev. Sandra Whitley of the People’s AME Church in...

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Council, Committee Likely to Tap Maronski

June 25, 2015
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The combined City Council and School Committee was expected to tap former City Councillor Richard Maronski to serve as the next District 3 School Committee member on Wednesday night. The vote took place after Record deadlines, but officials said Maronski was the only individual to submit at application for the seat, which was vacated...

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On A Mission

June 25, 2015
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More than 300 Bostonians packed the Boston Convention Center last week to raise more than $300,000 and celebrate College Bound Dorchester and its mission of using education as a means to end systemic, urban poverty and change the neighborhood of Dorchester from within. The nonprofit’s annual gala, “I am My Future,” was led by...

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Chelsea Rotary Installation of Officers Set for June 30

June 25, 2015
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The Chelsea Rotary Club will hold its Annual Installation of Officers at 6pm at the Chelsea Yacht Club on Tuesday June 30th.  MCs for the evening will be Past Presidents Joe Vinard and Sergio Jaramillo.  Installed officers for 2015/2016 will be Atty. Mark White, of Hagstrom White P.C. as President, Rev. Sandra Whitley of...

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