Sports 11-09-2017

November 11, 2017
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CHS Roundup CHS boys soccer drops 2-1 heartbreaker to Boston Latin in tourney The Chelsea High boys soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision in as excruciating a fashion as possible in the first round of the Division 1 North Sectional of the MIAA State Soccer Tournament this past Saturday evening under the lights at...

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Obituaries 11-09-2017

November 11, 2017
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John Petrillo Of Revere John Petrillo of Revere died on November 2. A member of Local 25, he was the beloved son of Ralph Petrillo Jr. of Revere and the late Maureen Yolanda (Simone); cherished brother of Tayla Yolanda Simone of Revere and the late Ralph Petrillo III; loving uncle of Talia Yolanda Petrillo,...

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Halloween Ready

November 3, 2017
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Halloween Ready

Ready to conquer Halloween was Miley Rodriguez, who dressed up as Batgirl and was determined to win a prize during the 13th annual Community School Halloween Party on Sunday, Oct. 29. Halloween parties and trick or treating was everywhere in the city this past week.

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Fundraising

November 3, 2017
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Fundraising

Senator Sal DiDomenico addressed a large crowd in attendance at his annual Fall Fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Silver Fox. The sold out time attracted friends from near and far, including Senate President Stan Rosenberg.

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Amazing

November 3, 2017
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Amazing

Photographer Dr. Marshal Reiner and Ansu Kinteh, RN, of Chelsea Jewish Elderly Care stand in the room dedicated to Dr. Reiner’s work. Reiners amazing wildlife and landscape photography from around the world was on display last Thursday, Oct. 26, in the annual Chelsea High and Chelsea Jewish Elderly Care joint art show.

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Phantom Ventures Strip Club to Re-Apply as ‘Theatre’ Use on Beacham Street

November 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Phantom Ventures strip club has re-applied for permits from the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to open their controversial club where the old King Arthur’s Club stood previously. “Based on a letter from Inspectional Services Director Michael McAteer dated Sept. 13, 2017, it is clear that Phantom Ventures would be...

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MS-13 Member Who Killed Innocent Mother Pleads Guilty

November 3, 2017
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An MS-13 member pleaded guilty Thursday, Oct. 26, in federal court in Boston to racketeering conspiracy involving murder, attempted murder, and armed robbery. The defendant admitted responsibility for murdering an innocent bystander, attempted murder of rival gang member and armed robbery. The murder of the innocent bystander occurred in 2014 when the gang member...

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Get Out and Vote:City Election Looms Nov 7 as Candidates Get Out their Message

November 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The City Election is fast approaching and several races are heating up in the City. In the district City Council races, at least five seats are contested. The most active race at the moment is in Prattville, where the District 1 seat has been vacated by Paul Murphy. There, former City...

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Increasing:City, Council Noise Study Reveals More Planes, Louder Planes from Logan

November 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After demanding a noise study be conducted using City funds, a Boston University School of Public Health commissioned noise study has revealed in writing what everyone in Chelsea already knew anecdotally – that the airport is driving everyone crazy. “Overall, it is clear that Chelsea residents are exposed to higher noise...

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Painting a Picture of Generosity:Temple Emmanuel Honors Barry and Darleen Kirshon for Their Philanthropy

November 3, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Temple Emmanuel honored Barry Kirshon and his wife, Darleen Kirshon, in a surprise ceremony Sunday morning at the historic house of worship on Cary Avenue. The Kirshons thought they were there to present flowers to Rabbi Oksana Chapman on a day celebrating the near-completion of an extensive renovation project at the...

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Chelsea ES$G Member Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

November 3, 2017
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An East Side Money Gang (ES$G) member, known as “Superbad,” was sentenced Monday in federal court in Boston for racketeering and drug trafficking charges. Josue Rodriguez, a/k/a “SB,” a/k/a “Superbad,” 20, of Chelsea, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release....

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MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder and Conspiracy to Murder

November 3, 2017
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An MS-13 member pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Boston in connection with a 2014 shooting in Chelsea and a 2015 conspiracy to kill a suspected cooperating witness. David Lopez, a/k/a “Cilindro,” a/k/a “Villano,” 22, a Salvadoran national, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more...

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Police Briefs 11-02-2017

November 3, 2017
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Monday, 10/23 Alexander Nunez, 32, 8102 Station Circle, Dedham, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle. Sandra Sargent, 33, 71 Winthrop Ave., Revere, was arrested for being streetwalker. Tuesday, 10/24 Brandon Marrero, 20, 214 Georgetowne Dr., Hyde Park, was arrested for carrying dangerous weapon (2 counts). Shannon Jette, 30, 56 Franklin Ave., Chelsea,...

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Letters to the Editor

November 3, 2017
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Vote Mark Rossi Dear Editor and Friends in the Chelsea Community, Please join me in supporting Mark Rossi for District 7 City Councilor this November 7th election. Mark Rossi is an intelligent, caring and compassionate leader and advocate. He is a great friend who most recently volunteered to serve on a committee that helps...

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday

November 3, 2017
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Tuesday, Nov. 7, marks municipal Election Day in cities and towns across Massachusetts. Although the turmoil and generally crazy state of affairs on the national level has distracted all of us from what is going on in our own backyards, every voter must refocus their attention on the election of local officials whose actions...

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Sports 11-02-2017

November 3, 2017
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CHS Roundup CHS girls achieve a first: capture CAC dual-meet and league-meet titles The 2017 Chelsea High girls cross-country team became the first-ever Lady Red Devil squad to win both the regular-season and league-meet championships when they defeated all of their Commonwealth Athletic Conference foes in Saturday’s CAC League Meet held at the Essex...

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Obituaries 11-02-2017

November 3, 2017
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Carol DiGiovanni Chelsea Soldiers Home Nursing Supervisor Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, November 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Carol V. (Girkout) DiGiovanni, who passed unexpectedly on Saturday, October 28 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital...

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Tinker Time Workshop

October 26, 2017
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Tinker Time Workshop

Families participating in a moon rotation exercise during the October 18 Tinker Time Workshop at the Chelsea Public Library. The Tinker Time Workshops are part of the Library’s NASA@My Library grant that offers space and STEM activities from NASA. The next Tinker Time will focus on 3-D printing and constellations.

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A Game to Remember

October 26, 2017
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A Game to Remember

Steve Saling of the Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCFL) and Bill Attria (Executive in Training LFCFL) went to the Patriots game on Sunday, Oct. 22, with ice bucket challenge pioneer Pete Frates, his brother and his dad. The group got to go on the field and both Steve and Bill said the Patriots were...

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A Chelsea District Court Stalwart Retires:Colleagues,Friends Honor Robert O’Leary

October 26, 2017
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A Chelsea District Court Stalwart Retires:Colleagues,Friends Honor Robert O’Leary

By Cary Shuman Robert O’Leary, retired first assistant clerk magistrate of Chelsea District court, was honored at a celebration at the Knights of Columbus in Charlestown. The room was filled with tremendous love and respect for a man who served with distinction in the Massachusetts court system for 43 years. Professional court officials, friends,...

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Two Big Meetings on Major Mystic/Tobin Bridge Work

October 26, 2017
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Two meetings about major work coming up on the Mystic/Tobin Bridge will be held at Chelsea City Hall by the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) on Nov. 1 and Nov. 8. The first meeting on Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. will cover the upcoming project to make deck repairs to a section of the...

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Four Councillors Call for Building Moratorium Regarding Parking ‘Crisis’

October 26, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Four Chelsea City Councillors called for a one-year moratorium on all building projects that cannot meet the off-street parking requirements spelled out in the City’s zoning regulations. Councillors Enio Lopez, Yamir Rodriguez, Luis Tejada and Damli Vidot introduced a Council Order on Monday, Oct. 16, at the regular meeting that would...

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City Looking to Make Beacham Street a Major Thoroughfare, Complete Re-Design

October 26, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There are only a few things that travel well on Beacham Street in the Produce Center, and none of them have wheels or feet. But the City of Chelsea – using a planning grant gained from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) – is looking to work with businesses and residents to...

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Gang Member Involved in Killing of Innocent Woman Pleads Guilty

October 26, 2017
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An MS-13 member, who was involved in the 2014 unintentional murder of a woman who looked out her bedroom window, pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to racketeering conspiracy involving murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder. The murder of the woman grabbed big headlines, as she was staying in a...

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