Chelsea Conducts Overnight Homeless Count January 25-26

February 3, 2017
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Chelsea Conducts Overnight Homeless Count January 25-26

Volunteers took to the streets of Chelsea overnight between January 25 and January 26 to determine the scope of the homeless population in Chelsea. This is the second year that Chelsea has officially participated in the annual census known as the Point-In-Time (PIT) Count. Last year’s survey showed that 14 individuals were homeless in...

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Police Briefs 02-02-2017

February 3, 2017
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Tuesday, 1/24 Maria Catalano, 30, 8 Bayview Rd., Revere, was arrested on a warrant, stop sign violation and operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license. Wednesday, 1/25 Maria Roldan, 35, Homeless, Chelsea, was arrested for larceny over $240. Pablo P erez, 48, 71 Central Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for leaving scene of property damage (2...

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Charlie Baker: A Steady Hand at the Tiller of Our Ship of State

February 3, 2017
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As we were listening to Gov. Charlie Baker deliver the annual State of the Commonwealth address before a joint session of the legislature last week, it occurred to us how refreshing it was — and what a sense of relief we felt — to have as our governor an individual who does not engage...

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Sports 02-02-2017

February 3, 2017
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Bruins Beat  by Bob Morello Bruins among nhl honorees The ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ is a centerpiece honoring 100 years of outstanding NHL hockey players. A Blue Ribbon panel comprised of distinguished members of the hockey community – including executives, media members and NHL alumni – selected the list of esteemed players. Of those...

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Obituaries 02-02-2017

February 3, 2017
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Craig Cojciehowski Executive board member of Polish Falcons Nest 485 Craig W. Wojciehowski passed away on January 25. He was 46 years old. Born August 1, 1970 in Enfield, CT to Walter and Joan (Trocki) Wojciehowski, he was a 1988 graduate of Enrico Fermi High School and Central Connecticut State University in 1992 with...

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Chelsea Greenroots Protest

January 29, 2017
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Chelsea Greenroots Protest

GreenRoots activists solemnly wore face masks that read “We Are The Face Of Climate Justice,” during a rally at City Hall on Friday afternoon, a rally that protested the official Inauguration events for President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. Participants gathered at City Hall before leaving on a bus to Boston, where they continued...

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Going for Two

January 29, 2017
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Going for Two

Chelsea’s Franklin Cruz goes up high on a fast break against the Revere Patriots during a lively, rivalry game last Weds., Jan. 18, at Chelsea High School. First year Coach Judah Jacksonpushed his Red Devils to a 61-56 win over Revere in the City Line clash.

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Chelsea Council Approves 20-Year TIF for FBI Building

January 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In one of the most difficult decisions faced by the Chelsea City Council in some years, the board voted Monday night 7-3 to allow a 20-year Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement for the developers of the FBI Building, ACS Development. The TIF was one of the largest ever granted by the...

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Councillors Reject Residency Ordinance Again

January 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Councillor Giovanni Recupero will likely never give up in trying to bring a residency ordinance to the City for public safety officials, and on Monday night he gave it another try. Recupero put in an order that called for all public safety officers, serving in police and fire, hired after Jan....

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Despite Many Resources On the Ground, Street Violence Continues

January 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel On the week that Jimmy Vasquez was murdered (Jan. 13) on Shurtleff Street, the City was beginning a major investment in youth street workers and other resources. One Youth Navigator, contracted by the City through the Chelsea Collaborative, had started the Monday after the tragic killing. It highlights a good deal...

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Chelsea Defunded:President Donald Trump Issues Executive Order to Strip Federal Funds from Sanctuary Cities

January 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel President Donald Trump issued a wide-ranging executive order on Wednesday afternoon that targeted immigration enforcement in the interior of the country, and among many initiatives described was a condemnation of sanctuary cities and a directive to strip them of federal funds, except those required by law. Chelsea is one of the...

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Police Briefs 01-26-2017

January 29, 2017
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Monday, 1/16 Michelle MacKenzie, 56, 7221 Cranebrook Way, Peabody, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license, unregistered motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle and arrest warrant. Steven Talkowski, 35, 632 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, was arrested for shoplifting and arrest warrants. Anthony Aloise, 54, 207 Shurtleff St., Chelsea, was arrested on a arrest warrant....

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Letter to the Editor

January 29, 2017
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Fact-based policy making To the Editor: In a letter entitled, “Keeping Our Water Supplies Safe” (Chelsea Record, 1/6/2017 Joseph Favaloro writes that mountain biking threatens the quality of the MWRA’s water, declared the best in the nation in 2014. Ironically, the MWRA received this honor before the DCR began enforcing the prohibition on mountain...

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Sports 01-26-2017

January 29, 2017
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CHS Roundup Red Devils outlast Revere in wild one, 61-56 The Chelsea High boys basketball team earned a thrilling 61-56 victory over Revere last Wednesday evening at the CHS gym. The encounter with the Patriots, the Red Devils’ ancient foes from another era who have renewed their rivalry on the hardcourt in recent years,...

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Obituaries 01-26-2017

January 29, 2017
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Anthony ‘Chubby’ Tiro Chelsea sports great and School Committee chairman Anthony “Chubby” Tiro of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea, died on January 11. He was the devoted husband for 58 years to Anna (Damiano); beloved father of Robert Tiro and his wife, Denise of Wakefield, Robin Tiro-Kinnon and her husband, Stephen of Lynnfield and Anthony...

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Appreciation:Chubby Tiro Was A True Chelsea Legend

January 20, 2017
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Appreciation:Chubby Tiro Was A True Chelsea Legend

By Cary Shuman Some knew him for his athletic excellence, a brilliant multi-sport career that took him from Essex Street and Shurtleff School to Chelsea High School, where he was an All-Scholastic, to a Division 1 college football scholarship at Kansas State University. Others knew him as their Chelsea High School football coach. At...

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For Teachers,Giving to Students is Part of the Job

January 20, 2017
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For Teachers,Giving to Students is Part of the Job

By Seth Daniel There is no line item in the Chelsea School Budget for teddy bears, but just the same Berkowitz School teacher Emily Malik stood in line at a local store on the North Shore with two cart-loads of teddy bears just before Christmas. Other shoppers in line, feeling the burn of the...

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Heat is On as FBI Building TIF Vote comes on Monday

January 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Several city councillors have been surveying residents over the past week in anticipation of one of the biggest votes many have faced in quite some time – a decision on whether or not to grant a 20-year Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement to ACS Development, builders of the new FBI building....

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Not Now:Robinson says He Will Oppose Hotel Proposal on Second Street

January 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A 139-room hotel project on Second Street behind the Mystic Mall is quickly falling into disfavor with some City leaders in advance of a Planning Board hearing this coming Tuesday, Jan. 24. City Council President Leo Robinson said this week that he will oppose the project before the Planning Board on...

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Police Continue Search for Murderer:Family Prepares to Bury 15-Year-Old

January 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As Chelsea Police continue to work the case involving the murder of Jimmy Vasquez, 15, last Friday afternoon, Jan. 13, on Shurtleff Street, another family is preparing to bury a teen-age boy lost to street violence after a deadly drive-by shooting. Faces of the young men who have been gunned down...

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New Marina Makes Big Splash on Boston Harbor

January 20, 2017
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The Marina at Admiral’s Hill announced this week that a brand new multi-million-dollar waterfront development project is underway to bring a state-of-the-art marina to a desirable neighborhood on Boston Harbor in Chelsea. Designed to accommodate power boats and sailboats for a broad range of boaters, the brand new Marina at Admiral’s Hill will provide...

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Police Briefs 01-19-2017

January 20, 2017
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POLICE Briefs by Seth Daniel and Paul Koolloian POLICE EXAM SEMINAR The City of Chelsea, in conjunction with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Human Resources Division, will be holding a 2017 Police Exam recruitment and orientation seminar this event will be held at the Williams School Band Room on Thursday, February 2, from 6-8 p.m....

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Letter to the Editor

January 20, 2017
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Let your constituents be your conscience Dear Chelsea Record, I attended the Chelsea City Council meeting last Tuesday on 1/10/17 to hear the presentation on the proposed TIF of the FBI Building requested by Anthony and Patricia Simboli of ACS Development. The requested TIF (Tax Increment Financing) is for 20 years as follows: a...

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Attention Democrats:Grow Up

January 20, 2017
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Donald Trump is set to be inaugurated tomorrow (Friday). Certainly, that is a day and an event that no serious person on any side of the political spectrum ever thought might be possible. However, that is the reality that we have to deal with — and it is an outcome that every American unhesitatingly...

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