Obituaries 10-23-2014

October 25, 2014
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Neil ‘Neilsie’ Penn Of West Roxbury and Revere Neil “Neilsie” Penn of West Roxbury and Revere passed away peacefully on October 17 after a brief illness. He was 44 years old. He was the cherished and beloved son of Richard and Catherine (Belinfante) Penn of Revere and was adored by his sister Marcy Mucci...

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Weekend Shooting: Police Arrest Two Men 90 Minutes Apart

October 25, 2014
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Weekend Shooting: Police Arrest Two Men 90 Minutes Apart

The city was shocked and rocked to the core last Saturday morning after learning of two tragic fatal shootings in the nighttime hours – with many particularly bothered by a shooting that involved an innocent mother getting hit by a stray bullet as she looked out the window of her Shawmut Street apartment at...

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Recupero Wants Emergency Public Safety Meeting: Shootings to be Discussed

October 25, 2014
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City Councillors are preparing to have a meeting to discuss last weekend’s shootings, but at this point there’s not a total consensus on how that discussion should go. Councillor Giovanni Recupero – chair of the Public Safety Committee – said this week that he wants and Emergency Meeting to be called to specifically discuss...

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Fed Chair Visits TND Connect: Concerned About Jobs and Housing Market

October 25, 2014
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Fed Chair Visits TND Connect: Concerned About Jobs and Housing Market

Chelsea’s Jose Iraheta sat next to one of the most powerful women in global finance last Thursday and calmly told Federal Reserve Bank Chair Janet Yellen what it was like to graduate from a quality university and still struggle to find work – what it was like to come from humble beginnings in Chelsea...

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Revere Market Basket to Open Doors on Oct.26: Company Ready to Take Care of Customers Who Took Care of Them

October 25, 2014
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Revere Market Basket to Open Doors on Oct.26: Company Ready to Take Care of Customers Who Took Care of Them

In the parking lot of the new Revere Market Basket at Northgate Monday morning, workers outside were spiffying up the outside and moving carriages inside – but they weren’t getting much done in between having to answer numerous questions from the excited passers-by, many that are greatly anticipating this Sunday’s (Oct. 26) opening at...

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Frank Will Advocate Revoking French Club’s Licenses

October 25, 2014
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In the wake of the fatal shooting at the French Club on Spencer Avenue last Saturday, Council President Matt Frank – who represents that area – said he would like to have a closer look at all the social clubs in the city and he would call for a revocation of the French Club’s...

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen Visits Chelsea

October 20, 2014
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Fed Chair Janet Yellen Visits Chelsea

The U.S. President may be the commander-in-chief of the world’s best military and the leader of the country’s political system, but the Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) holds the keys to the world economy – and she’s coming to Chelsea today, Oct. 16. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will visit CONNECT,...

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REACH Program Honored at Council

October 19, 2014
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Chelsea REACH’s program visited the City Council Monday, Oct. 6.  Chelsea Public School Superintendent, Representatives of Chelsea School Committee, Program Staff of all levels, Program Oversight Committee Members, and graduates joined current REACH students of all ages in Council Chambers to receive a well-deserved Resolution submitted by Councillor Dan Cortell and adopted by follow...

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Welcome to Chelsea, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen

October 19, 2014
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We are certainly very honored to have Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen visiting our city. Mrs. Yellen is an international figure and a leader of the world’s economy. She has produced outstanding accomplishments in her field and is  admired and respected by economists and financial professionals across the globe. She has studied and taught...

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All-Chelsea Award Winners Announced

October 19, 2014
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The 13th Annual “All-Chelsea Awards” will be presented on Monday, Oct. 27 to nine recipients who have improved the lives of local residents and enhanced the city’s overall civic standing. Headlining the awards program is the selection of Superintendent Mary Bourque to receive the “Lifetime Achievement” award. The remaining eight awards recognize service and...

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Police Charge Forty in Bellingham Square Drug Sweep

October 19, 2014
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 The Chelsea Police Department Drug Unit, with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police and the Everett Police Department last week began serving 40 arrest warrants on individuals as part of a three-month undercover operation named “Crack Down”. The operation targeted drug dealing and distribution in the Bellingham Square area. The Chelsea Police Department Drug...

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Sports 10-16-2014

October 19, 2014
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Red Devils fall in overtime, 26-20 The Chelsea High football team fought hard and fought well through four quarters of football, overcoming a game-long deficit to tie the contest in the final two minutes, but eventually came up short in overtime in a 26-20 loss to Mystic Valley Saturday evening at Malden Catholic Stadium. The Red Devils...

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Obituaries 10-16-2014

October 19, 2014
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Stephen Woodland TJ Maxx International Assistant VP of Loss & Prevention; Animal lover and long time member of Altar Servers Guild of St. Rose Church and Chelsea K of C Stephen J. Woodland of Southborough, a Chelsea native and a former 10 year resident of Revere, died on Sunday, October 12 at Marlborough Hopital...

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen Visits Chelsea

October 19, 2014
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The U.S. President may be the commander-in-chief of the world’s best military and the leader of the country’s political system, but the Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) holds the keys to the world economy – and she’s coming to Chelsea today, Oct. 16. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will visit CONNECT,...

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A Good Read: Chelsea Family Literacy Day is November 1

October 19, 2014
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There is a reason that Chelsea Family Literacy Day was nominated for one of the esteemed All-Chelsea Awards in the Project of the Year category. Actually there are more than 800 reasons – that’s the number of children and parents who enjoyed last year’s reading extravaganza at the Chelsea Public Library, making it one...

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Robinson Wants to Revisit Residency Plan

October 19, 2014
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With the City preparing to hire five new police officers – and perhaps more in the coming years – City Councillor Leo Robinson has put in an order to revisit the idea of a residency ordinance. The issue has been nipping at the heels of the Council for several years, with the most recent...

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Revere Mayor Looks to Block Critical MBTA Land Sale for Casino Access

October 19, 2014
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Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo has called for the MBTA to stop in its tracks on a land sale to Wynn Resorts – a crucial sale of land that will allow the proposed casino to create an access road on Everett-only land and to avoid troubles with Boston. Rizzo listed five specific reasons why the...

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John T. Andreadis was an Outstanding Educator

October 13, 2014
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John T. Andreadis made learning mathematics fun because he seemed to enjoy so much teaching his students and being in front of the classroom opening up young minds to new mathematical concepts. John T. Andreadis was admired and respected by his students, his teaching colleagues, and the parents who had the opportunity to know...

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Sports 10-09-2014

October 13, 2014
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CHS Roundup Red Devils romp to 41-6 victory The Chelsea High football team broke into the winning column in a big way with a 41-6 triumph over Minuteman Regional Vocational School Friday evening under the lights at Chelsea Memorial Stadium. “This was a much-needed win for team morale,” said CHS head coach Mike Stellato, whose Red Devils had...

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Obituaries 10-09-2014

October 13, 2014
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James ‘Jimmy’ Palladino Essex County Sheriff’s Department Retiree James J. “Jimmy” Palladino passed away at the Oceanside Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hampton, NH, where he had been receiving supportive care. He was 65 years old. Born in Chelsea, the son of John and Robina (McKinley) Palladino, he attended Chelsea schools and was...

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Ash Ready to Work with Wynn, ‘No on Question 3′

October 13, 2014
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City Manager Jay Ash said that despite his disappointment with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s (MGC) decision to award the casino license to Wynn Resorts over Mohegan Sun, he’s ready to work with Wynn and take a second look at their project and how it will affect Chelsea. Ash and Chelsea officials were decidedly in...

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State Regional Planning Effort Kicks off in Chelsea

October 13, 2014
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As the habits and preferences change for where people seek to call home, state and local officials have banded together to develop a regional land use plan for nine cities and towns in a region now dubbed the Metro North. Those cities and towns included Revere, Everett, Chelsea, Charlestown, Winthrop, East Boston, Melrose, Malden...

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Free Legal Services Severely Stretched to Accommodate Arriving Children, Parents

October 13, 2014
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Ten-month-old Belen has a court date. The smiling baby at some point will have to go before a judge and plead his case as to why he should not be deported from Chelsea after having left El Salvador and crossed the southern U.S.  border recently with his mother. Were it not for Suffolk University...

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Meter Parking Order Withdrawn; Councillor Says He Wants More Say

October 13, 2014
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City Councillor Giovanni Recupero was all set to try to help several constituents in his district on Monday night by putting in an order that would put an end to them having to pay parking meters  in front of their homes. That was, until the City Charter got in his way. Recupero told the...

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