Chelsea High Class Of 1986 Celebrates 30th Reunion

August 19, 2016
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Chelsea High Class Of 1986 Celebrates 30th Reunion

The members of the Chelsea High School Class of 1986 celebrated their 30th Reunion Saturday night at the Chelsea Yacht Club.

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First Order of Broadway Business:Butt Out!

August 19, 2016
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First Order of Broadway Business:Butt Out!

By Seth Daniel Over the years, there’s been a shortage of just about everything in Bellingham Square, but there has never been a shortage of cigarette butts lining the brick pathways in and around City Hall. Now, as one of the first orders of business in the re-shaping of the downtown business district, the...

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Chelsea Couple Devoted to Healing,Bringing Change,With the Arts

August 19, 2016
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Chelsea Couple Devoted to Healing,Bringing Change,With the Arts

By Seth Daniel When audiences leave the most recent performance by the BeHeard.World dancers, they don’t usually leave with a smile on their faces, but rather, this summer, they typically leave thinking very hard about serious issues involving race. Anna Myer and Jay Paris, who live in the Spencer Lofts in Chelsea, have been...

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Ash Back to City Manager? In Cambridge This Time?

August 19, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Numerous media outlets reported on Wednesday that State Housing Secretary Jay Ash  – the former Chelsea City Manager – has made an application to become the next city manager of Cambridge, possibly leaving the cabinet post on Beacon Hill for the confines of Cambridge. Ash confirmed to the Globe on Wednesday...

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Stricter Lead Testing In School Fountains Detects 17 Problems

August 19, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Public Schools has conducted a laborious sampling of all the water fountains and faucets used for food preparation in its buildings this summer and found that 17 of 313 fixtures had levels above the limits. The testing was reported by Supt. Mary Bourque on Wednesday morning and indicated that...

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Project Approved for Former Centro Latino, Eastern Avenue

August 19, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) met on Tuesday night, Aug. 9, for a full slate of proposals. First and foremost, Chelsea developers Gerry Sneirson was approved to build a mixed-use project at the old Centro Latino headquarters – a key corner property in the Broadway business district. The plan...

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Police Briefs 08-11-2016

August 19, 2016
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Monday, August 1 Dwayne Seldon, 51, 28 Spencer Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for possessing Class B drug, resisting arrest, drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public. Shirma Farmer, 63, 9 Lawrence St., Chelsea, was arrested for disorderly conduct, drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public. Sherif Seweilam, 29, 435 Dorset St., South Burlington, VT, was arrested...

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The Olympic Spirit Still Exists

August 19, 2016
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For almost all of us, the Olympics have provided memories that have lasted a lifetime. We can all measure how old we were, or where we were, when we recall Olympic moments both from our youth and through adulthood. For example, who among us (of a certain age) does not remember, as if it...

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Obituaries 08-11-2016

August 19, 2016
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John Gerace Devoted husband and father John J. Gerace of Acton passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 28 at UMass Medical Center surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. He was 56 years old. John was born on April 30, 1960 in a military hospital at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. ...

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Unity In The City

August 8, 2016
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Unity In The City

Chief Brian Kyes embraces Daryl Pilgrim of Roca after Pilgrim’s speech on unity in the City. The speech followed a Unity march between the Chelsea Police and several members and organizations in the community last Wednesday, July 27.

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Chelsea’s Rancatore Keeps it Cool

August 8, 2016
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Chelsea’s Rancatore Keeps it Cool

By Seth Daniel Chelsea’s Mimi Rancatore has constructed a life around an ice cream cone, and to date, it’s been topped with sprinkles. Rancatore has lived in Chelsea since 2001, but during working hours she spends her days in Cambridge at the world-renowned Toscanini’s Ice Cream and Coffee in Central Square – a business...

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It’s Showtime Again:Castro,Umemba Will Hold Second Annual Let It Fly Classic Aug13

August 8, 2016
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It’s Showtime Again:Castro,Umemba Will Hold Second Annual Let It Fly Classic Aug13

By Cary Shuman The first annual Let It Fly Basketball Classic was such an overwhelming success that it surpassed the expectations of co-tournament directors Cesar Castro and Kyle Umemba. Eight teams competed in the inaugural event on a hot summer day at Highland Park. Teams from Revere, Cambridge, and Lynn came to Chelsea to...

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Council Prepares to Evaluate City Manager on One-Year Anniversary

August 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The City Council has assembled a committee of three members to begin the annual evaluation process for City Manager Tom Ambrosino after the passage of his one-year anniversary on July 20. As part of the City Charter, the Council must evaluate the Manager annually on a set of criteria defined by...

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Zoning Change Would Allow Expansion of Methadone and Drug Counseling

August 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A new provision being considered over the summer regarding zoning ordinances would allow the Methadone Clinic on Crescent Avenue and MGH-Chelsea to establish substance abuse counseling centers near their current site – though no medications would be allowed to be dispensed. The Methadone Clinic on Crescent Avenue has recently come under...

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Police Briefs 08-04-2016

August 8, 2016
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Tuesday, 7/26 Quintavius Smith, 22, 85 Blossom St., Chelsea, was arrested for failing to stop for police, speeding, stop sign violation, operating motor vehicle unlicensed, receiving stolen property over $250, reckless operation of motor vehicle. Domenic Strazzulla, 53, 151 Liverpool St., East Boston, was arrested on a warrant. Jomael DeJesus, 19, 93 Bellingham St.,...

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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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