Police Briefs 06-16-2016

June 17, 2016
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SEVERAL CAR ACCIDENTS KEEP POLICE, FIRE BUSY Chelsea Fire and Police were kept busy this past week responding to several motor vehicle accidents. On Thursday evening, June 9, a motor vehicle accident was reported in the vicinity of Eastern Ave and Cottage Streets. According to witnesses the accident occurred when one of the operators...

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Letter to the Editor

June 17, 2016
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Report the news properly If you are one of those people that get your news solely from the Chelsea Record, I’d like to express my sincerest apology for last week’s paper and its failure to properly inform Chelsea residents of City Council happenings. I’d also like to take this opportunity to explain what should’ve...

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Obituaries 06-16-2016

June 17, 2016
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Vincent J. Zullo Partner of Spada and Zullo Law Office Attorney Vincent J. Zullo Of Bradford formerly of East Boston on June 13th. Beloved husband of Jo-Anne (Coar) Zullo. Loving and dedicated father of Zachary V. and Joelle C. Zullo. Loving son of Loretta (Caruana) Zullo and the late Jerry and beloved son-in-law of...

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CHS Graduation

June 10, 2016
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CHS Graduation

Chelsea High Senior Genesis Montes couldn’t hold back her tears as she listened to the school choir perform, bringing back memories of her time at Chelsea High during the Class of 2016 Graduation Exercises on Sunday afternoon in Chelsea High Gym.

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Latino Americano Festival

June 10, 2016
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Latino Americano Festival

Leonardo Ampuero (center) dances with his hat and teammates during a traditional Bolivian Caporales dance during the 10th annual Encuentro Folklorico Latino Americano Festival at Chelsea High School last Saturday, May 28. More than 100 people came to watch three bands perform from Bolivia, Guatemala and Mexico. The proceeds from concessions helped local people...

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Roca CEO Molly Baldwin Responds to Comments at City Council Meeting

June 10, 2016
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Molly Baldwin, CEO of Roca, released the following statement pertaining to the City Council’s discussion about ROCA at Monday night’s meeting: In the last meeting of the Chelsea City Council, questions were raised about Roca’s transparency and city resources spent on helping high-risk young people served by Roca. It is Roca’s honor to work...

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Juvenile Indicted Monday for Accessory in Murder Case

June 10, 2016
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A Suffolk County Grand Jury indicted a 17-year-old juvenile on Monday in connection with the murder of Pablo Villeda during a mass shooting at a teen party on Washington Avenue March 6. The youth was arraigned in Juvenile Court and was not made public due to his age. He was arrested by Chelsea Police...

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Honoring Elliot and Myer Katzman

June 10, 2016
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Honoring Elliot and Myer Katzman

By Cary Shuman Elliot Katzman is a true Chelsea success story. He grew up in the Central Avenue housing development, attended Shurtleff School, Chelsea High School, and Salem State University before launching his dynamic career and becoming a highly respected executive who built four highly successful companies. Katzman continues to achieve in the world...

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Barnes Hopes to Come Back and Make Chelsea a Better Place

June 10, 2016
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Barnes Hopes to Come Back and Make Chelsea a Better Place

By Seth Daniel A lot of valedictorians leave their high school experience every spring with grand plans, college scholarships, and not much thought of their home towns. In fact, more often than not, those big plans are in far away places. That’s not the case for Chelsea High Valedictorian Katherine Barnes – who won...

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Graduation Speeches

June 10, 2016
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Katherine Barnes 2016 Class Valedictorian Good afternoon. Wow. Congrats, guys! I am beyond proud of us today. As Drake said, “We started from the bottom, now we here.” Here we are, the Chelsea High School class of 2016. We’ve all worked extremely hard to be sitting in these seats, about to walk across this...

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Congratulations,CHS Class of 2016

June 10, 2016
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For our community, high school graduation time is a city-wide celebration, even for those who do not have children or relatives among the graduates. All of us take pride in the accomplishments of our graduates, for we know that they represent the future leaders of our community and our world, and that all of...

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Chelsea Sports Awards

June 4, 2016
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Chelsea Sports Awards

Outgoing Athletic Director Frank DePatto was honored with a football jersey bearing his original number during the 26th Annual Chelsea Sports Awards last Thursday night, May 26. DePatto spoke of the game he played at which he cost the team a victory, but learned a valuable lesson in life.

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Remembering

June 4, 2016
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Remembering

U.S. Navyman Reichart bows his head during the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home Memorial Day Exercises at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

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Branch Manager:Longtime DPW Deputy Andy Desantis is Named Mass Tree Warden of the Year

June 4, 2016
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Branch Manager:Longtime DPW Deputy Andy Desantis is Named Mass Tree Warden of the Year

By Cary Shuman Every city and town in Massachusetts with a population of 10,000 or more residents is required to have a tree warden. So when Chelsea Tree Warden Andy DeSantis becomes the Massachusetts Tree Warden of the Year, it’s a major honor, one in which the city can take great pride. In fact,...

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Apollinaire Summer Shakespeare Intensive Announced for Youth

June 4, 2016
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Apollinaire Summer Shakespeare Intensive Announced for Youth

Apollinaire Theatre will be holding a Summer Shakespeare Intensive, June 27-July 31, for youth ages 11-18 as part of the new and expanded Chelsea Youth Theatre program. Participants will perform Hamlet in Spanish as part of our Apollinaire in the Park production running July 13-31 in PORT Park. Each summer Apollinaire Theatre Company produces a free outdoor show in both English...

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Art Walk will Emphasize New Cultural District in Chelsea Square Layout

June 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When the Chelsea Art Walk premieres this coming June 11 and 12, it will have a significant Chelsea Square feel to it. That’s because instead of buses ferrying folks all over the City, this year’s Art Walk will be the first to acknowledge the desire by the City to have a...

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Roca’s High-Risk Young Mothers Program Wins National Award

June 4, 2016
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The Roca, Inc. High-Risk Young Mothers Program is honored to be a recipient of the  Center for the Study of Social Policy’s inaugural  Accelerating Change Award. The award recognizes programs and initiatives that have demonstrated a commitment to reach diverse populations of young women and girls of color and create opportunities for their well...

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Police Briefs 06-02-2016

June 4, 2016
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INVESTIGATION INTO DEATH OF 4 MONTH OLD Chelsea Police detectives and State troopers assigned to the Suffolk DA’s office are investigating the death of a 4-month old boy discovered around noon on Monday, Police Chief Brian Kyes and District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. A family member found the child unresponsive in their Washington...

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Sports 06-02-2016

June 4, 2016
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CHS Roundup CHS softball team to host tourney game this Saturday The Chelsea High softball team, which completed a fine 12-4 season, will host a first round game of the Division 3 North Sectional of the MIAA state softball tournament Saturday. The Lady Red Devils, who are the eighth seed among the 24 teams...

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Obituaries 06-02-2016

June 4, 2016
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Claire Ells Dedicated her life to husband, family and home Claire L. Ells of Chelsea passed away on May 24 after a brief illness while convalescing for the past two months at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 86 years old. Born and raised in Revere, she was one of six children of...

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CHS Prom

May 27, 2016
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CHS Prom

Senior Fiorgenesis Canngieter, 18, attaches a boutonniere to her boyfriend Ryan Santos’ jacket in his backyard last Saturday evening, May 21, prior to the Chelsea High School Prom. The process of getting ready, getting dressed, taking pictures in the backyard and then hitting the big dance is a process that students don’t soon forget.

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An All-Time Great:Vito Maida Recalls His Days in Chelsea Football

May 27, 2016
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An All-Time Great:Vito Maida Recalls His Days in Chelsea Football

Cary Shuman Vito Maida has his rightful seat the table of the all-time greats in Chelsea High School sports history. Now 89 years old and living in Tewksbury with his wife, Lucy, Maida has nothing but positive memories of his days wearing the CHS football uniform. Maida attended the Mary C. Burke and the...

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All’s Well at S & L:Steven Powers Jr takes Over Ownership of Popular Mill Hill Sandwich Shop

May 27, 2016
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All’s Well at S & L:Steven Powers Jr takes Over Ownership of Popular Mill Hill Sandwich Shop

By Cary Shuman The name Powers has distinguished itself in so many aspects of Chelsea life over the past 50 years: in the Aldermanic Chambers at City Hall where Steven Powers Sr. served as a city official; on the baseball fields where he served as league president; and at the old Merritt Park where...

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Funding Gap:Schools Cut $1.7 Million from Budget to Prepare for ‘Low Income’ Shortfall

May 27, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The State Legislature has made efforts to fill the monumental education funding gap in Revere, Everett and Chelsea – as well as other Gateway Cities – but it has not been enough to save the schools from major cuts which are being announced this week. The Revere Public Schools have begun...

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