Sports 06-07-2018

June 12, 2018
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CHS Roundup   STEPHANIE SIMON MAKES MORE CHS TRACK HISTORY   Stephanie Simon became the first Chelsea High girl ever to compete in three events at the MIAA all-state meet this past Saturday at Fitchburg State University. The sophomore turned in a strong performance, taking 11th in the high jump with a leap of 5’-4”; 15th...

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Obituaries 06-07-2018

June 12, 2018
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Francis ‘Frank’ Duggan, Jr. January 20, 1932 – May 31, 2018 Francis T. “Frank” Duggan, Jr. passed away on Thursday, May 31, at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home where he had been receiving supportive care for the past four years.  He was 86 years old. Born on Nantucket Island, the beloved son of the...

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Memorial Day Parade

June 1, 2018
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Memorial Day Parade

The Chelsea Girl Scouts hosted their 7th annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday morning, May 28, on Broadway. Despite the rain, they had a great turnout for the annual march up Broadway for the official exercises. Here, Kaylee Bird and Skye Travassos keep dry before the parade.

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Senior Prom

June 1, 2018
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Senior Prom

Marie Bennett and her mother, Ida Femino, strike a pose in front of the glitz of Hollywood on Friday, May 25, during the annual Eastpointe Senior Citizen Prom party at the Central Avenue facility.

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TND to Announce Rafael Mares as New Executive Director

June 1, 2018
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TND to Announce Rafael Mares as New Executive Director

As The Neighborhood Developers (TND) celebrates its 40th year in existence, the Chelsea-based organization is poised to announce its new director, Rafael Mares, at a celebration function tonight, May 31. Mares is a Revere resident and will replace 15-year director Ann Houston – who will be moving on to a new collaboration project between...

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City Announces Major Renovation Plan for Garden Cemetery

June 1, 2018
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The City has announced that they have hired a landscape architect to present a Master Plan for renovating the Garden Cemetery – with Phase 1 starting as early as this fall. The goal, said Planner Karl Allen, is to have it all done by 2024. “We’ve hired our landscape architect to put together a...

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Top 100 City Salary Earners Dominated by Public Safety Employees

June 1, 2018
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The Top 100 City employee earners list (below) from 2017 was released this week and it showed that, as has become routine, that it is dominated by police and fire personnel. A total of 41 of the top 100 came from the Police Department, though it should be noted that some of those earnings...

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City Leaders, Community Rejoices with Ban of Alcohol Nip Bottles

June 1, 2018
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The bottles are little, but their size does not hide the volume of litter they create, nor the public drunkenness they spark. And so it is, the License Board and City leaders worked together with Chelsea Police recently to ban alcohol nip bottles (1.7 oz. plastic bottle liquor shots) that litter the City’s streets...

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The Top of His Field:Fitness and Nutrition Expert Michael Wood Releases a New Book

June 1, 2018
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Michael Wood was a towering presence in the city of Chelsea, a left-handed fireballer in the Chelsea Little League who attended the Shurtleff School with fellow classmates, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash and Boston College graduate Paula Bradley Batchelor, among other notables. At 6 feet, 5 inches tall, Michael, son of...

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Driver Convicted of All Charges in Fatal 2016 Collision

June 1, 2018
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A Suffolk Superior Court jury Wednesday, May 30, convicted a drunk driver of killing 25-year-old Marco Salguero-Cruz in Chelsea and speeding away from the scene after a night of drinking at a Chelsea bar. Jurors convicted Jose Daniel Arevalo, 35, of motor vehicle homicide while under the influence and leaving the scene of a...

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News Briefs

June 1, 2018
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YOUTH COMMISSION APPLICATIONS SOUGHT The City of Chelsea is accepting applications for its Youth Commission. Members of the Youth Commission will advise and assist the City Council, the School Committee, and the City Manager in the development of policies, programs, and delivery of services for the health and welfare of Chelsea’s youth and their...

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MS-13 Member Admits Guilt in Murder of 16-Year-Old Boy

June 1, 2018
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An MS-13 member pleaded guilty recently in federal court in Boston to racketeering conspiracy involving the murder of a 16-year-old boy in East Boston. The victim was identified as Christofer Perez de la Cruz. Jairo Perez, a/k/a “Seco,” 27, a Salvadoran national, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of...

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Chief Albanese Declares June is Porch Fire Safety Month in Chelsea

June 1, 2018
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In the wake of two major rear porch fires in Chelsea – one just last Sunday – Fire Chief Leonard Albanese is declaring June to be Porch Fire Safety month. “The Chelsea Fire Department is sponsoring a Porch Fire Safety campaign for the month of June,” he said. “Rear porch fires are a major...

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Troopers Arrest Suspect with Loaded Gun, Trafficking Weight Heroin, Fentanyl and Cocaine

June 1, 2018
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Late Tuesday afternoon, two members of the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit, working with an FBI agent, arrested a Boston man in Chelsea who was carrying an illegally owned firearm and trafficking weight amounts of heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on May 29, the Troopers and Agent were on patrol on Chelsea Street in East...

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Member of MS-13 Sentenced for Murder of 15-Year-Old in Eastie

June 1, 2018
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An MS-13 member was sentenced recently in federal court in Boston for racketeering conspiracy involving the murder of a 15-year-old boy in East Boston. Joel Martinez, a/k/a “Animal,” 23, a Salvadoran national formerly residing in East Boston, was sentenced to 40 years in prison and two years of supervised release. Martinez will be subject...

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MS-13 Leader Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy, Attempted Murder

June 1, 2018
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An MS-13 member pleaded guilty recently in federal court in Boston to racketeering conspiracy. Jose Vasquez, a/k/a “Little Crazy,” 24, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more commonly referred to as RICO or racketeering conspiracy. U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV scheduled sentencing for...

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Police Briefs 05-31-2018

June 1, 2018
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REYNOLDS FIRE LEADS TO DRUG ARREST A major fire on Reynolds Avenue Sunday led to a drug arrest after the flames had subsided. During the investigation, fire and arson investigators observed inside the apartment where the fire originated narcotics and other drug related evidence. Chelsea Police Detectives responded and secured a search warrant. Detectives seized more...

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Letter to the Editor

June 1, 2018
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A WORRISOME ISSUE Dear Editor: In the aftermath of another deadly school shooting where a gunman took 10 more lives (8 students and 2 teachers) and 13 more were wounded in Santa Fe, Texas on May 18, 2018; we realize that school shootings in recent times have become quite a worrisome issue.  Are our...

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Remembering Those Who Gave All

June 1, 2018
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This Memorial Day, we remember and honor the American heroes who gave their lives for our country. Our Gold Star families deserve respect this day, and every day, of the year. My own father, Andrew, was a World War II veteran who enlisted in the Army as a private. He fought in the Battle...

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We All Benefit from Clean Beaches

June 1, 2018
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The report released this past weekend by the environmental advocacy group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay (SH/SB) rating the water quality of the beaches in the Metropolitan Boston area once again shows that Massachusetts is a nationwide leader in providing a safe and outstanding recreational resource for its residents. For those of us who...

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Sports 05-31-2018

June 1, 2018
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CHS Roundup Steph Simon wins three medals at EMass D-1 Meet Chelsea High track star Stephanie Simon turned in what CHS coach Mark Martineau termed a “career day” at Monday’s Eastern Mass. Division 1 track & field meet, medaling in three events and scoring 20 points. In the triple jump, Stephanie finished second with a...

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Obituaries 05-31-2018

June 1, 2018
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Judyann Paxton Longtime dental assistant Judyann Paxton, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away unexpectedly in her Chelsea home on Friday, May 11. She was 64 years old. Judy, who worked as a trained dental assistant for many years, was born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late Ethel O. (Malveira)...

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2018 Senior Prom

May 25, 2018
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2018 Senior Prom

Alisha Mojica and Rafael Otero show off their best prom attire at the Chelsea High prom in the Cambridge Hyatt Regency on Saturday,May 19. The Class of 2018 was ready to dance the night away.

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Garden Cemetery a Treasure for Remembering Civil War Service Members

May 25, 2018
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Garden Cemetery a Treasure for Remembering Civil War Service Members

When Nadine Mironchuk began to learn the history of the Garden Cemetery and the Civil War veterans buried there, she said it unlocked a responsibility within her to remember those there even when the rest of the city had forgotten them completely. And she was as guilty as anyone else at one time, she...

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