Chelsea Collaborative Gala

January 26, 2018
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Chelsea Collaborative Gala

Juan Marrero (center, left) stands with his mom, Gala honoree and Chelsea Collaborative Executive Director Gladys Vega, and is joined by Community Labor United Director Isabel Gonzalez-Webster (left) and CFLeads Vice President Angela Brown. The scene came at the 29th Annual Chelsea Collaborative Gala on Thursday, Jan. 18, at Anthony’s of Malden.

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No Warning:After Pit Bull Attack Killed Her Dog, Chelsea Woman Said There Were Few Places to Turn

January 26, 2018
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No Warning:After Pit Bull Attack Killed Her Dog, Chelsea Woman Said There Were Few Places to Turn

By Seth Daniel A routine dog-walking trip on the afternoon of Dec. 19 in the waterfront neighborhood has completely upended Amy Schlegel’s life – leaving her coping with the death of the family dog at the jaws of a loose Pitbull and trying to figure out how to pay more than $20,000 in vet...

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Appreciation:Jeanette Weiner Lee is Fondly Remembered

January 26, 2018
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Appreciation:Jeanette Weiner Lee is Fondly Remembered

Jeanette (Weiner) Lee, of Wayland, formerly of Chelsea, matriarch of a longtime and well-known Chelsea family and a, died on January 23, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles L. Lee. and the devoted and loving mother of Donald Charles Lee and wife Nancy of Holbrook, JoAnne D. Lee-Nieves and husband...

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Stuck:Firefighters Come to the Rescue of Trapped Residents after Council Meeting

January 26, 2018
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By Seth Daniel It reads like an off-color joke, but it wasn’t any joke on Monday night when a councillor, a reverend, a Republican and a clerk with a phobia of elevators got trapped for 45-minutes in the City Hall elevator. “We were cool; no one freaked out,” said Rev. Sandra Whitley, who was...

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Council Continues to Push for Appointed Board Reforms

January 26, 2018
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By Seth Daniel By most accounts, the order put in by Councillor Giovanni Recupero on Monday night to effectively put term limits on members of appointed boards and commissions in the city would have been voted down in year’s past. But the new Council has a new outlook, and the order was approved and...

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Momentum for Plastic Bag Ban Grows, Not Everyone on Board

January 26, 2018
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By Seth Daniel A major first jab at banning plastic shopping bags took place at City Hall on Tuesday night, Jan. 23, and many believe that momentum is gathering for the ban. Council President Damali Vidot and Councillor Enio Lopez are leading the initiative, along with environmental organizations like GreenRoots. The turnout for the...

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CAPIC – Celebrating 50 Years of Community Service – 2017 Highlights

January 26, 2018
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During 2017, CAPIC celebrated its 50th year as a community action agency.  Since 1967, CAPIC has served as the federal and state designated Community Action Agency for the communities of Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop although in 1965 the City of Chelsea received its first grant from the Office of Economic Opportunity to establish the...

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Guatemalan Man Sentenced for Fentanyl Distribution

January 26, 2018
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A Guatemalan national was charged this week in federal court in Boston in connection with a conspiracy to distribute over five kilograms of fentanyl, worth approximately $1.25 million. Rene Alejandro Salazar Reyes, 26, was charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute fentanyl. Salazar was...

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Chelsea Wards to Elect Delegates to Democratic State Convention

January 26, 2018
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Registered Democrats in these will hold a caucus on February 3, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at Chelsea Library to elect delegates and alternates to the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. This year’s state convention will be held June 1-1 DCU Center in Worcester, where Democrats from across the state will come together to endorse Democratic...

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Police Briefs 01-25-2018

January 26, 2018
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DEPUTY EAVES RETIRES, NEW PROMOTIONS AT CFD Deputy Chief Paul Eaves ended a long career in the Chelsea Fire Department on Jan. 3. Deputy Eaves was the son of the late Firefighter Thomas Eaves, so he was a legacy. His retirement cleared the way for three promotions within the department, according to Chief Len...

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It’s Time for a Permanent Solution for Dreamers

January 26, 2018
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By Korina Iribe Romo  Depression, anxiety, frustration: This was my reality as an undocumented young woman living in the United States. For many years the love and support of my family was the only thing that sustained me. In 2012 my life changed with the implementation of the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood...

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Energy Companies Have Helped Texas, And the Nation, Recover from Harvey

January 26, 2018
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By Andrew Langer Hurricane Harvey dumped enough rain on Texas to fill the entire Chesapeake Bay. Widespread flooding caused an estimated $190 billion in damage, meaning Harvey could be the most expensive storm in American history. The hurricane hit the energy sector particularly hard. Over a dozen oil refineries along the Gulf Coast shut...

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Have We Hit Bottom Yet?

January 26, 2018
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In the early 1960s, there was an iconic TV commercial for the long-defunct National Airlines (which merged into Pan American in 1980) with the tagline, spoken by the pert blonde stewardess, “Is this any way to run an airline? You bet it is!” Soon enough, that tagline took on an ironic twist in popular...

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Sports 01-25-2018

January 26, 2018
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins head to All-Star break On the road tonight (Thursday) against the bottom-feeding Atlantic Division rival, the Ottawa Senators, the Bruins will be looking to run their point streak to 18 games before the four-day break for the NHL All-Star Weekend. While they are still a bit behind the...

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Obituaries 01-25-2018

January 26, 2018
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Chester Swankowski, Jr. Past Grand Knight of Chelsea Knights of Columbus A Mass of Christian Burial was said in Our Lady of Grace Church by the Rev. James Barry for Chester J. Swankowski, Jr. who passed away on Saturday, Jan. 6  at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston after a sudden onset of overwhelming illness. ...

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The Chelsea Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Celebration

January 20, 2018
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The Chelsea Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Celebration

The Chelsea Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration was commemorated in song, in speech and in camaraderie on Monday, Jan. 15, at Chelsea High School.Keynote Speaker Rev. Basil Yarde related how King inspired him as a young man. The annual event also saw performances from Chelsea High students, student essay contest winners and...

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Bruins’ Singer Entertains

January 20, 2018
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Bruins’ Singer Entertains

Boston Bruins’ famous National Anthem singer, Rene Rancourt, has spent 41 years singing before Bruins contests, and last Thursday, Jan. 11, he spent an afternoon at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home singing and entertaining residents and staff. The time was put together by the Chelsea District Court staff.

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Anti-Bullying Week Kicks Off at Collaborative, CHS

January 20, 2018
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Anti-Bullying Week Kicks Off at Collaborative, CHS

By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Collaborative youth leaders and Chelsea High School are combining their efforts this week to bring unprecedented attention to Anti-Bullying Week. On Tuesday afternoon, youth leaders kicked off the week with a program at the Chelsea Collaborative designed to educate  youth and adults about how dangerous bullying can be in...

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Doors Now Open:Medical Marijuana Clinic Opens in Sullivan Square, Sees Large Amount of Customers

January 20, 2018
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Doors Now Open:Medical Marijuana Clinic Opens in Sullivan Square, Sees Large Amount of Customers

By Seth Daniel The first medical marijuana dispensary in the Lower Mystic region has opened its doors in Sullivan Square on Broadway, Somerville, and operators of the clinic, Revolutionary Clinics, said last week at an open house they are seeing many new patients and believe people in the area with chronic pain are turning...

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High Water:Recent Blizzard Storm Surge Forces Tidal Flooding to the Forefront

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel When the Jan. 4 blizzard hit Chelsea and Greater Boston, it was a lot of snow – which was par for the course in January – but the eye-opener was the 14.99 foot high tide that accompanied a storm surge. Suddenly, blizzard conditions were matched with heavy flooding on Marginal Street,...

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Business and Environment Meet in Plastic Bag Ban Discussions

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel City leaders, business owners and members of the community are preparing for what might be the first big debate of the year – whether or not to ban plastic shopping bags in Chelsea. Already, several municipalities have taken the step to ban the common, thin plastic shopping bag given out at...

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Significant TIF Likely to Come for Revamped CHA Mixed-Income Development

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel A new, revamped effort by the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) to build a mixed-income development on Central Avenue will likely come with a significant Tax Increment Financing (TIF) request, said City Manager Tom Ambrosino. The new proposal, which is a second attempt by designated developer Corcoran Jennison, will likely come before...

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Coming to a TV Near You:Hollywood Hits Revere Beach for a New Pilot Program

January 20, 2018
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by Sue Woodcock Film crews descended on Revere Beach Boulevard and Bill Ash’s Lounge at the end of last week. Crews were filming a television pilot for Showtime called, “City on the Hill” and a scene called “The Approval.” Crews have also been filming in Malden. Star actor Kevin Bacon (Footloose) is tagged to...

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MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty to Murder Conspiracy

January 20, 2018
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An MS-13 member pleaded guilty on Jan. 12 in federal court in Boston to racketeering conspiracy involving the murder of a 15-year-old boy in Lawrence. Josue Alexis DePaz, a/k/a “Gato,” 21, a Salvadoran national formerly residing in Lawrence, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more commonly...

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