Training Was Key, Union for Calls More Equipment Immediately

May 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Fire Department union is calling on the City and Fire Chief Len Albanese to immediately outfit the members of its union with ballistic helmets recommended by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the wake of the active shooter incident on Warren Avenue. President Anthony Salvucci said the union,...

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Memorial Day

May 27, 2017
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The calendar tells us that the Memorial Day weekend is upon is, although with the exception of a few days this spring, the cool and wet weather has not been a harbinger of warmth and sunshine. But for Americans of all ages, the holiday weekend, despite the temperature reading, symbolizes the start of the...

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Chelsea Food Truck Ordinance

May 27, 2017
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Councillor Roy Avellaneda Recently, I have been approached by individuals who have been told that I was against having Food Trucks in the City of Chelsea. That is totally false. I welcome food trucks in Chelsea. As a matter of fact, when I was the site coordinator for the Chelsea Latin American Music Festival,...

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May is Mental Health Month: Start Reaching Out

May 27, 2017
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By Sheldon Bycoff One problem of modern life is social isolation. Described in journals as a person’s “perceived social isolation,” i.e., a subjective belief that they are socially isolated, another way of summarizing this condition is simply “feeling lonely.” The opposite feeling – that you have a network of supportive relationships – provides numerous...

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Sports 05-25-2017

May 27, 2017
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CHS Roundup CHS girls capture CAC track title; Martine Simon is named meet MVP The Chelsea High girls track team scored a dominating 154 points — a total that was more than the second (Essex Tech with 97 points) and third-place (Shawsheen Tech with 54 points) schools combined — to capture the 2017 championship...

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Obituaries 05-25-2017

May 27, 2017
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Hennie Berkowitz Of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea Hennie (Schneider) Berkowitz of Hampton, NH, formerly of Chelsea and Miami, Florida, passed away on May 20. She was the beloved wife of the late Barney Berkowitz; devoted mother of Bruce R. Berkowitz and his wife, Tracey, and Rhonda Jeffrey (Berkowitz). Proud grandmother of Daniel, Alexander...

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Parking Vote for Cary Square Not Done yet, Re-vote Will Take Place

May 26, 2017
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A heated battle over two-hour parking signs in Cary Square erupted at the City Council meeting on Monday, and it likely is settled – even after a vote of 2-5 by the Council rejected the placement of the new signs, which were petitioned for by Pan y Cafe business owner and Councillor Roy Avellaneda,...

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Touching the Sky

May 19, 2017
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Touching the Sky

Alex Pedrero leaps into the air during his attempt in the long jump at a track meet between Chelsea and Presentation Mary Academy (PMA) at Chelsea High on Tuesday, May 16. The Chelsea team of boys and girls is having a very successful season on the cinders.

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Diversity in Action

May 19, 2017
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Diversity in Action

Li Liu performing a Chinese ribbon dance during the Chelsea Public Library’s Diversity in Action program last Wednesday night, May 10, at the Library. The program was one of the centerpieces of the Library’s Spring Program, and was enjoyed by many.

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GreenRoots Celebrates First Year at Annual Meeting on May 11

May 19, 2017
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GreenRoots Celebrates First Year at Annual Meeting on May 11

By Seth Daniel The Chelsea GreenRoots organization announced it is in good financial condition and it’s mission has been successfully carried out in its first year of operations on the banks of the Chelsea Creek. About 100 members and organizational friends attended the first Annual Meeting on Thursday night, May 11, at the headquarters...

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Downpayment:Baker Commits to Funding New Quigley Hospital in Capital Plan

May 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Gov. Charlie Baker and Speaker Bob DeLeo committed to the first downpayment on what will be a major state and federal commitment to building a new, $199 million community living center to replace the old Quigley Memorial Hospital on the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home campus. In his $2.26 billion Capital Budget, announced...

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Kickstarting the Heart:Downtown District Coordinator Looks to Launch Events

May 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The bones of downtown Chelsea are discussed often. They’re good bones, many have said over the last year. But now the City and it’s new Downtown Coordinator, Mimi Graney, are ready to put some meat on the bones of the downtown business district. Graney was brought on in March after about...

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Chelsea Welcomes Robert Wood Johnson Team Today, Friday

May 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A team of leaders from the City, the non-profit sector and from Mass General-Chelsea were ready to roll out the red carpet on May 18 and 19 as evaluators from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation pay a visit to Chelsea to see what makes the town tick. City Manager Tom Ambrosino,...

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Time to Start Thinking about Mosquitoes

May 19, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s that time of year when lovers of the outdoors and their furry friends get concerned about disease carrying mosquitoes and ticks. At Tuesday evening’s Board of Health meeting members heard from the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control (NMMC) and from Page Exterminating. Kimberly Foss, an entomologist with NMMC, said they...

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MS-13 Leader Indicted Again by Feds for Brutal Murder of Chelsea, Eastie Teens

May 19, 2017
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A major leader of the MS-13 gang has been indicted for the murder of two teen-agers in East Boston, one of whom was Chelsea’s Christofer Perez de la Cruz – who was only 16. The nationwide leader of MS-13’s Molinos clique was charged in a fifth superseding indictment on Monday, May 15, in connection...

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Five District Partnership Graduates First Leadership Cohort

May 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For the past two years, after long days in the classroom, 17 teachers from Chelsea, Malden and Revere school districts have converged on Revere High School (RHS) to work towards a position in school leadership. Last Thursday, May 11, those 17 teachers presented their final Capstone projects to panels of judges,...

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Police Briefs 05-18-2017

May 19, 2017
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ROBBED WITH KNIFE On May 11, at 5:07 p.m., Officers were dispatched to the area near 86 Central Ave. for a report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, Officers spoke with the victim who stated that he was robbed by a male and female party by means of a knife. The victim stated that...

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Chelsea Celebrates Pride Month with Second Annual Flag Raising

May 19, 2017
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By John Valinch Last June, our city celebrated the historic raising of the Pride rainbow flag in celebration of Pride Month in Chelsea for the first time. In doing so we joined cities, towns and groups across the country. It was also raised in honor of those whose lives were taken abruptly in the...

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An End to the Drought — for Now

May 19, 2017
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Last week, state officials announced that the entire state of Massachusetts was no longer in a drought emergency. This certainly comes as good news to residents. Over the last six months, every time it rained or snowed and there were a lot of days of rain and snow, all one could say was that...

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Sports 05-18-2017

May 19, 2017
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CHS Roundup CHS girls, boy track teams win CAC titles Both the Chelsea High girls and boys outdoor track & field teams captured Commonwealth Athletic Conference titles with victories over Presentation of Mary Tuesday. For the Lady Red Devils, the championship marks their third outright CAC title in the last three years.  They were...

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Obituaries 05-18-2017

May 19, 2017
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Edward ‘Teddy’ Fusco, Jr. State House Ranger, Sagamore Club member, remembered for his thoughtful and helpful demeanor, friendly personality and congenial nature Edward T. “Teddy” Fusco, Jr. died unexpectedly on May 5 at his home in East Boston.  He was 41 years old. Teddy was born and raised in Everett and attended the Webster School...

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Students Stage ‘Annie’

May 13, 2017
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Students Stage ‘Annie’

Annie Valle played the lead role of ‘Annie’ in the Kelly School’s rendition of the famous musical last Friday, April 28. Scores of students participated in the production, including Jeremy Puppo, seen here playing the role of Sandy the Dog.

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Chelsea Guys Hit the Florida Links

May 13, 2017
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Chelsea Guys Hit the Florida Links

Some of Chelsea’s all-time greats gathered in sunny central Florida for a friendly round of golf. Pictured on the course are, from left, Larry Skara, Eric Shuman, Bobby Spinney, Michael Zullo, and Robert Cameron.

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A Good Friend to Chelsea:Ronald “Ronnie” Madden, Founder of Local Softball League, Passes Away at the Age of 64

May 13, 2017
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A Good Friend to Chelsea:Ronald “Ronnie” Madden, Founder of Local Softball League, Passes Away at the Age of 64

Ronald “Ronnie” A. Madden, a founder of the Chelsea Modified Fast Pitch Softball League in the late 1970s, died May 6, 2017 after a gallant battle against various illnesses. He was 64. Jack Madden said that his beloved older brother, Ronnie, had been living at Parsons Hill Nursing Home in Worcester for the last...

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