Ryan Talks about Challenges Ahead as New State Rep.

March 13, 2014
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Ryan Talks about Challenges Ahead as New State Rep.

On March 4, Charlestown resident Dan Ryan easily won the Democratic Nomination for the Second Suffolk District State Representative seat during a special election. With no Republican challenger Ryan will head into the General Election unopposed. District-wide Ryan trounced the opposition and topped the ticket with 2,290 votes. Finishing second to Ryan was Chelsea’s...

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Bourque Names Johari Interim Principal at CHS

March 13, 2014
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Bourque Names Johari Interim Principal at CHS

Chelsea High School (CHS) Principal Joe Mullaney isn’t going anywhere until the end of the school year, but Superintendent Mary Bourque took the opportunity this week to name an interim principal, Priti Johari, who will learn the ropes from Mullaney before he leaves the school. Bourque announced the appointment of Johari – who was...

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Chelsea Resident Paints Signs For Project Bread’s Walk for Hunge

March 13, 2014
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Chelsea Resident Paints Signs For Project Bread’s Walk for Hunge

Huyen Tran of Chelsea, Vanna Nguyen of Dorchester, and Paige White of Lynn joined a group of volunteers last weekend at the East Boston Social Center to paint signs that will inspire participants in the 2014 Walk for Hunger, which will take place in May. Their signs are among 300 hand-painted signs of encouragement that will hang...

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One Injured in Major Building Fire

March 13, 2014
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The fire department responded to a structure fire on Saturday night, March 8, at 5 Admirals Way, the Chelsea Village Apartments, where they found one person suffering from burns and smoke injuries. That resident was rushed to Mass General in Boston and is apparently recovering. Just after 11:00 p.m., Chelsea 9-1-1 operators received a...

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Dr. Jake: Fire Crews Deliver Another Baby

March 13, 2014
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Chelsea firefighters have become as familiar with babies lately as they have been with flames. Firefighters from Engine 2 helped deliver a baby girl late Saturday night, March 8, at a Congress Avenue residence, bringing a new life into the world within minutes of arriving at the scene. In January, fire crews rescued a...

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A Big Chelsea Welcome to CHS Ad Interim Principal Priti Johari

March 13, 2014
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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Bourque made a very important announcement this week, selecting Priti Johari as the ad interim principal at Chelsea High School for the 2014-15 school year. Ms. Johari will succeed Joseph Mullaney, who announced in February that he will stepping down from his position. Mr. Mullaney has been an excellent...

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Chelsea Challengers Finish First Season

March 13, 2014
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Recently the Chelsea Challengers finished their rough yet exciting first season in our first time having a school basketball team. During the season I have interviewed several leading students of the boys and girls team of basketball. As a summary of this hard fought season, it ended on a sad yet positive note. When...

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Obituaries 03-13-2014

March 13, 2014
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Florence Lorraine Noveska Former Nurse’s Aide at Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Florence Lorraine (Orchard) Noveska passed away on March 10 at home in Portsmouth, NH. She was 82 years old. Born in East Boston, the daughter of the late Alfred V. and Elsie J. (Hathaway) Orchard, she was raised in Chelsea, attended Chelsea Public Schools...

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Fog Rolled in Heavy Early Last Week along the Chelsea Waterfront

March 5, 2014
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Fog Rolled in Heavy Early Last Week along the Chelsea Waterfront

Fog rolled in heavy early last week along the Chelsea waterfront and at Mary O’Malley Park. Seen here is the towering Tobin peeking through the fog over some docked boats at the Chelsea Yacht Club.

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Vincent Wins Primary, Monahan Takes Chelsea

March 5, 2014
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Vincent Wins Primary, Monahan Takes Chelsea

Revere’s RoseLee Vincent cruised to victory Tuesday in the Primary Election for the 16th Suffolk District, which includes the Prattville area of Chelsea. Vincent beat second-place finisher Linda Rosa, also of Revere, by 540 votes in a Special Election that featured extremely low voter turnouts. Vincent will face Chelsea Republican Todd Taylor in the...

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Ryan Takes Seat from Chelsea, Bests Avellaneda

March 5, 2014
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Ryan Takes Seat from Chelsea, Bests Avellaneda

Charlestown’s Dan Ryan cruised to victory Tuesday in the 2nd Suffolk District state representative Primary Election – besting Chelsea’s Roy Avellaneda by more than 1,100 votes. Because there is no Republican running on the other side of the ballot, Ryan automatically wins the General Election on April 1, which essentially made Tuesday night the...

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Chelsea Black Community Organizes First Event, Celebrates Black History Month

March 5, 2014
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Chelsea Black Community Organizes First Event, Celebrates Black History Month

The Chelsea Black Community (CBC) organization came together last Thursday night to celebrate Black History Month and to also memorialize its first public event. The celebration took place at the Chelsea Public Library. “This is the first year that we’ve come out to the community with an event and it’s only our second year...

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Working Fire, Box 213: 66 Beacon St.

March 5, 2014
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Working Fire, Box 213: 66 Beacon St.

On Friday afternoon, Feb. 21, the Chelsea Fire Department responded to 66 Beacon St. for the report of a building fire. Engine 2, Tower 1 and the Deputy Chief responded from Central Fire Station along with Engine 1 from the Prattville Station and Ladder 2 from the Mill Hill Station. The companies responding from...

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Kelly School Science and Wellness Fair

March 5, 2014
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Kelly School Science and Wellness Fair

Kelly School students are pictured with heavyweight boxing champion John Ruiz, teacher Manny Crespo, and science specialist Joy Pippy at the Science and Wellness Fair.

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Fire Department Receives Grant to Replace SCBA’s

March 5, 2014
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The Chelsea Fire Department took delivery of 43 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units this week from Scott Technologies. The Scott Safety Air-Pak AP-75 units will replace the departments SCBA units currently in service, which are more than 10 years old. The department was awarded a $200,000 grant through the Department of Homeland Security...

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Analysis: Can Chelsea Elect Its Own Anymore?

March 5, 2014
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Tuesday night’s results were disappointing for those in Chelsea who were looking to elect the local guy, Roy Avellaneda, and keep the Chelsea seat in the hands of a Chelsea guy. Dan Ryan of Charlestown will certainly serve ably for the City, and we know that he truly cares about Chelsea, but there was...

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Congratulations and on to the Final Election

March 5, 2014
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We want to congratulate Dan Ryan and RoseLee Vincent on their victories Tuesday in their respective Democratic primary elections for the position of State Representative. Ryan and Vincent will now proceed to the final election on April 1. Ryan does not have an opponent but the aide to Congressman Michael Capuano certainly deserves a...

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Obituaries 03-06-2014

March 5, 2014
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Mary ‘Mamie’ Monzione Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea Mary “Mamie” (Arsenault) Monzione passed away in Hallandale Florida after a brief illness. She was 84 years old. Born in Revere, the beloved daughter of the late Henry and Margaret (MacGillvary) Arsenault, “Mamie” grew up in Chelsea and attended Our Lady of the Assumption (The French...

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Black History Month

February 26, 2014
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Black History Month

Chelsea’s Kathryn Woods presented her renowned performance of ‘A Woman, Ain’t I?’ – a tribute to the life of abolitionist Sojourner Truth in her own words – as part of the Black History Celebration at BHCC Chelsea Campus last Thursday. Woods has performed the 45-minute one-woman show before in Chelsea, and her performance last...

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Bunker Hill Community College Chelsea Campus Black History Month Celebration, Feb. 20, 2014

February 26, 2014
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Bunker Hill Community College Chelsea Campus Black History Month Celebration, Feb. 20, 2014

Students, staff and community members gathered at the BHCC Chelsea Campus last Thursday afternoon for a celebration of Black History Month. The event featured a presentation about Chelsea inventor Lewis Latimer and the Chelsea-based Latimer Society, as well as a rousing spoken word performance by Chelsea resident Kathryn Woods – who played the role...

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Candidates for State Rep. Seat Must Also Battle Winter Weather: State Primary to Fill O’Flaherty Seat Scheduled for next Tuesday

February 26, 2014
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Candidates for State Rep. Seat Must Also Battle Winter Weather: State Primary to Fill O’Flaherty Seat Scheduled for next Tuesday

Frozen pens, rain-frazzled hair and thermal-insulated snowsuits aren’t typically the things of political campaigns, but cold weather campaigning has been the only option for the candidates of the 2nd Suffolk District over the last few weeks due to a unique race that has transpired over one of the worst winter stretches in years. Snow...

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Chelsea Praises ‘yes’ Vote in Revere

February 26, 2014
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Though no one in Chelsea had a say in the matter on Tuesday, a good many residents and municipal officials in Chelsea breathed a sigh of relief at the overwhelming ‘yes’ vote by Revere residents pertaining to the casino at Suffolk Downs. While Chelsea has been talking with both potential casino operators – Mohegan...

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A Great Tribute to “Barney” Nugent

February 26, 2014
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In a touching and unique tribute, family members, friends, classmates and associates from Major League Baseball gathered to remember Francis Nugent Jr., known affectionately as “Barney.” Mr. Nugent passed away Feb. 22 after a gallant battle with cancer. He was 61. Barney rose in his noble profession of sports medicine to become the athletic...

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Red Devils Bow out of Tourney

February 26, 2014
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team made a quick exit from the Division 2 North Sectional of the MIAA state basketball tournament with a 68-42 loss to Marblehead Monday on the latter’s home court. The Red Devils, who came into the tourney seeded 18th in the D-2 North bracket with a 10-10 record, ran...

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