Enjoy the Last Days of Summer

August 8, 2016
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When we glanced at the calendar this week, it seemed hard to believe that August already is here — and that are just four weeks to go until Labor Day weekend. Summer always is fleeting. It goes by way too fast, even if it has been a perfect summer season, as 2016 thus far...

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Obituaries 08-04-2016

August 8, 2016
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Mary Nocito Of Chelsea, formerly of Cambridge Mary I. (Russell, Ayers) Nocito of Chelsea, formerly of Cambridge, passed peacefully on July 30. She was the beloved wife of Joseph O. Nocito of Chelsea and the late Clarence Ayers; loving sister of Patricia Henry and her husband, Thomas of Arlington, Charles Russell Jr. and his...

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Obituary – Thomas R. Cromwell

August 5, 2016
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CROMWELL- Of Virginia Beach, Virginia, formerly of Chelsea, July 30th, Thomas R. Beloved husband of Maureen K. Lee of Lynn. Devoted father of Thomas Richard Henry Cromwell of Lynn and Keturah Joan Jackson of Washington, DC. Loving brother of Doreen Hornbeak and her husband Steven of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Beverly Martin-Ross and her husband...

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Greenroots Spins Off from Chelsea Collaborative to Focus on Environment

July 29, 2016
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Greenroots Spins Off from Chelsea Collaborative to Focus on Environment

By Seth Daniel A new non-profit from a very familiar group of folks has begun operations this month to advocate for environmental issues on the Chelsea Creek and throughout the city at its headquarters on Marginal Street. GreenRoots has spun off from the Chelsea Collaborative, formerly being Chelsea GreenSpace, and will operate in cooperation...

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A Brush with History:Kirshon Paint Celebrates 70th Anniversary

July 29, 2016
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A Brush with History:Kirshon Paint Celebrates 70th Anniversary

By Cary Shuman The name Kirshon has been a staple in the Chelsea business community for 70 years. The Kirshon brothers, Abraham, Martin, and Russell started Kirshon Paint in 1946 at the same location where it stands today, 124 Pearl St.  Barry Kirshon, son of the late Abraham and Ruth Kirshon, has carried on...

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DEP Commissioner Rules to Allow Wynn Chapter 91 License

July 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The suggested fishing pier near the Wynn Boston Harbor may have to be tallied up as the one that got away, but the bigger fish – that being the Wynn Boston Harbor – is in the pan and the project is ready to start cooking. On Friday, July 22, at noon,...

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Council,CBC Held Unity March with Chelsea Police

July 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A host of community organizations and city councillors planned to come together with the Chelsea Police to have a Peace Walk from the Police Station to City Hall on July 27. The walk, which occurred last night, came after Record deadlines. “In light of recent national violent act, Chelsea residents and...

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Eastern Salt Gets Lukewarm Reception for Plan to Expand into Eastie

July 29, 2016
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By John Lynds At a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) sponsored meeting on Monday night in East Boston, three proposals to develop the former Hess site on Condor Street along the Chelsea Creek were pitched to the East Boston community. One of those proposals came from Chelsea’s Eastern Salt Company, which said it was looking...

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Bill Passes to Modernize Municipal Finance and Government

July 29, 2016
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Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) and his colleagues in the Senate recently passed comprehensive legislation to modernize municipal finance and governance laws in Massachusetts, including provisions to eliminate or update obsolete laws, promote local independence, streamline state oversight and provide greater flexibility for cities and towns. “This bill give our partners in local government the...

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Sheriff Tompkins,Department Welcome Participants of the Third Annual Summer Enrichment Program

July 29, 2016
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Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins and the Department recently welcomed a new group of interns for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department Summer Enrichment Program.  Now in its third year, the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) was created by Sheriff Tompkins in the summer of 2014 as a means of not only providing summer employment...

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Police Briefs 07-28-2016

July 29, 2016
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Monday, 7/18 Dontae Hart, 19, 286 Chestnut St., Chelsea, was arrested for carrying firearm without license, possessing ammunition without FID card, carrying loaded firearm without license, trespassing. Edgar Nerys, 21, 55 Heard St., Chelsea, was arrested for carrying firearm without license, witness intimidation, possessing ammunition without FID card, carrying loaded firearm without license. Marvin...

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Obituaries 07-28-2016

July 29, 2016
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Michael Picarello Career US Marine Corps veteran and Chelsea Soldiers Home retiree Michael R. Picarella of Weymouth, formerly of Chelsea, died on July 21. A career US Marine Corps. veteran with over 20 years of service, Michael passed away at the West Roxbury Veterans Administration Hospital after a long illness. Born in Chelsea and...

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Bosson Park Block Party

July 22, 2016
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Bosson Park Block Party

Armando Rarca prepares for water to fall on his as Diego Gonzalez embraces the falling cold water onto his head. The two water-logged friends enjoyed cooling off on the hot day during the annual Bosson Park Block Party on Saturday, July 16. Temperatures were in the upper 90s on Saturday.

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Exploring The Park

July 22, 2016
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Exploring The Park

Students from the Chelsea High Summer Program spent the day exploring the parks of Chelsea with teachers Mrs. Moreno and Miss Shorey.

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Soccer Program Seeks to Provide Activities, Jobs for Chelsea Youth

July 22, 2016
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Soccer Program Seeks to Provide Activities, Jobs for Chelsea Youth

By Seth Daniel Four days a week, soccer is where it’s at for local young people in Chelsea who want to get down to business and score goals. In its third year, the Chelsea Collaborative’s Summer Youth Employment Initiative (SYEI) and the GOALS program of the Massachusetts Youth Soccer organization have teamed up again...

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CHA Voted to Choose Corcoran for Possible Redevelopment Funding

July 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) chose an experienced public housing re-development firm this month to partner with in hopes of getting competitive state funds that would allow the CHA to completely re-build the Innes Development on Central Avenue. The CHA voted to go with the Joseph Corcoran Company as it’s partner...

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Water and Sewer Bills to See Increase Based On Surging Water Costs

July 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Water and sewer ratepayers can expect a nearly 5 percent increase to their bills starting this month due to a 10 percent surge in water costs, City Manager Tom Ambrosino said. “The combined water and sewer rate is up 4.76 percent,” he said. “That’s mainly because water costs are up 10...

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CPD Arrest Seven,Seize 900 Grams of Heroin in Morning Raid

July 22, 2016
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As the result of a several month drug investigation resulting from several sources including concerned Chelsea residents, the Chelsea Police Department (CPD) along with MAGNET (Mutual Aid Gang Narcotic Enforcement Teams) arrested seven individuals and executed two simultaneous search warrants within one city block in the Prattville area resulting in seizure of over 900...

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Former Centro Latino Building is the Focus for Redevelopment

July 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A Revere developer with loads of redevelopment experience in downtown Chelsea is the latest person to propose an ambitious housing plan for the downtown district, this time focusing on the old Centro Latino building. Gerry Sneirson of New Chelsea Development, who most recently redeveloped St. Stanislaus Church into living units, has...

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Police Briefs 07-21-2016

July 22, 2016
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Tuesday, 7/12 Jarrod Harris, 38, 152 Russell St., Everett, was arrested for assault and battery. Wednesday, 7/13 Vincent Durbano, 33, 39 Boutwell St., Dorchester, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime vehicle/boat for felony, malicious damage to motor vehicle, malicious destruction of property. John Aristy, 20, 33 Vera St., Revere, was arrested for distribution...

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Our Summer of Discontent

July 22, 2016
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Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might happen sporadically, now when we go on-line each morning to look at the latest news, we find ourselves reading about some terrible act committed either...

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Obituaries 07-21-2016

July 22, 2016
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John Magazzu Lifelong Chelsea resident John R. Magazzu, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away Monday morning, July 18 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 80 years old. Born in Chelsea, the son of the late Domenick and Loretta (DeFloria) Magazzu, throughout his working career John owned several dry cleaning stores within...

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Council, CBC to plan unity march with Chelsea Police

July 21, 2016
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A host of community organizations and city councillors have come together with the Chelsea Police to organize a Peace Walk from the Police Station to City Hall on July 27. “In light of recent national violent act, Chelsea residents and leaders are uniting to stand in solidarity with the Chelsea Police Department to promote...

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Green Thumb

July 18, 2016
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Green Thumb

           Joe Fraher of Global, waters the garden at the corner of Broadway and Front Street.

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