A Good Read: Chelsea Family Literacy Day is November 1

October 19, 2014
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There is a reason that Chelsea Family Literacy Day was nominated for one of the esteemed All-Chelsea Awards in the Project of the Year category. Actually there are more than 800 reasons – that’s the number of children and parents who enjoyed last year’s reading extravaganza at the Chelsea Public Library, making it one...

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Robinson Wants to Revisit Residency Plan

October 19, 2014
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With the City preparing to hire five new police officers – and perhaps more in the coming years – City Councillor Leo Robinson has put in an order to revisit the idea of a residency ordinance. The issue has been nipping at the heels of the Council for several years, with the most recent...

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Revere Mayor Looks to Block Critical MBTA Land Sale for Casino Access

October 19, 2014
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Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo has called for the MBTA to stop in its tracks on a land sale to Wynn Resorts – a crucial sale of land that will allow the proposed casino to create an access road on Everett-only land and to avoid troubles with Boston. Rizzo listed five specific reasons why the...

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John T. Andreadis was an Outstanding Educator

October 13, 2014
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John T. Andreadis made learning mathematics fun because he seemed to enjoy so much teaching his students and being in front of the classroom opening up young minds to new mathematical concepts. John T. Andreadis was admired and respected by his students, his teaching colleagues, and the parents who had the opportunity to know...

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Sports 10-09-2014

October 13, 2014
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CHS Roundup Red Devils romp to 41-6 victory The Chelsea High football team broke into the winning column in a big way with a 41-6 triumph over Minuteman Regional Vocational School Friday evening under the lights at Chelsea Memorial Stadium. “This was a much-needed win for team morale,” said CHS head coach Mike Stellato, whose Red Devils had...

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Obituaries 10-09-2014

October 13, 2014
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James ‘Jimmy’ Palladino Essex County Sheriff’s Department Retiree James J. “Jimmy” Palladino passed away at the Oceanside Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hampton, NH, where he had been receiving supportive care. He was 65 years old. Born in Chelsea, the son of John and Robina (McKinley) Palladino, he attended Chelsea schools and was...

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Ash Ready to Work with Wynn, ‘No on Question 3′

October 13, 2014
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City Manager Jay Ash said that despite his disappointment with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s (MGC) decision to award the casino license to Wynn Resorts over Mohegan Sun, he’s ready to work with Wynn and take a second look at their project and how it will affect Chelsea. Ash and Chelsea officials were decidedly in...

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State Regional Planning Effort Kicks off in Chelsea

October 13, 2014
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As the habits and preferences change for where people seek to call home, state and local officials have banded together to develop a regional land use plan for nine cities and towns in a region now dubbed the Metro North. Those cities and towns included Revere, Everett, Chelsea, Charlestown, Winthrop, East Boston, Melrose, Malden...

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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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