Obituaries 08-29-2014

August 29, 2014
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Mary Arlene Sobanek Of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston Mary Arlene (Derome) Sobanek of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston, passed away on August 25. She was 80 years old. The cherished daughter of the late Annie (Curry) and Arthur Derome, she was the loving mother of Wayne Sobanek and his wife, June of North...

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Bids are Out on Silver Line Project, Bridge Closure to Last a Little Longer

August 25, 2014
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State transportation officials told a crowded house at the Chelsea City Council Chambers on Monday night that the Silver Line expansion project is still moving quickly, but that the complete closure of the Washington Avenue Bridge will be longer than previous announced. Last April, state Department of Transportation (DOT) planners said they would likely...

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School Supplies, Other Needs Lost in the Shuffle of Market Basket Turmoil

August 25, 2014
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Anyone who – over the years – has shopped or who knows workers at the Chelsea Market Basket knows that many families and young people who work there depend on their paycheck to buy the necessities of life. Until recently, Market Basket jobs have been dependable, well-paid and dignified. Now, though, paychecks have been...

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Chelsea Schools to Go Back into Session on Tues., Aug. 26

August 25, 2014
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The summer will officially come to an end for several thousand school children in Chelsea early next week when they report back to school for the fall semester. Superintendent Mary Bourque said school will start on Tuesday, Aug. 26 this year and students should be ready to report to their various schools bright and...

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Matrix Fire Study: Fourth Station, Key Demand in Long-Awaited Fire Meeting

August 25, 2014
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After more than a year of waiting for a meeting with the City Council, Chelsea Fire union officials got their day last week in a meeting concerning the meatier portions of the Matrix Fire Study – and key within that meeting last week was the addition of a fourth station on Williams Street. The...

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Back to School Equals Back to Downtown Chelsea

August 25, 2014
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Several downtown Chelsea businesses and the Chamber of Commerce are preparing for a major retail promotion this coming Friday, Saturday and Monday that looks to capitalize on back-to-school shopping. Chamber Director Rich Cuthie said there are some 20 businesses participating in the promotion this year, and it looks to be bigger and better than...

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Summer’s End

August 25, 2014
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Summer doesn’t officially end until Sept. 22, but when our students start returning to school and our Revere High School and Pop Warner football and cheerleading teams begin practices, we know that the “real” summer season is coming to a close. It’s been a great summer in Revere where the annual Revere Beach National...

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Obituaries 08-21-2014

August 25, 2014
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Robert Dion, Sr. Retired Chelsea Firefighter and Fire Inspector; led Chelsea Fire Department Color Guard; Served on Pop Warner Board of Directors Robert R. “Sarge” Dion, Sr. of Huntington Beach, California, formerly of Chelsea, passed into eternal rest with his loving family at his side on July 25 at Long Beach Veterans Hospital in...

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Restoring the Temple…yard

August 14, 2014
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Frank Souza and Brandon Menjares at the Temple Emanuel field in Cary Square celebrating the extreme clean up of an overgrown lot that both of them played in every day as kids. The two young men are part of the YouthBuild program, which is restoring the Temple grounds for a community garden and open...

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Ash, Ribeiro Discuss Casinos on Channel 5

August 14, 2014
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City Manager Jay Ash and Anti-Casino Advocate John Ribeiro – of Winthrop – squared off on casinos Sunday morning, July 27, on Channel 5’s popular ‘On the Record’ news magazine show. Hosted by Ed Harding and Janet Wu of Channel 5, the show typically focuses on two issues for 30-minutes apiece. Last Sunday, Ash...

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Unravelling the Trauma of the Journey: North Suffolk Forms Support Group

August 14, 2014
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It was only the second meeting of the new support group for young girls who have come to Chelsea illegally from Central American countries as part of the recent influx, but even with just two meetings, there was finally a moment of relief for the girls. As Clinicians Ada Aroneanu and Nidia Samayoa went...

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CHA Makes Turnaround in Becoming ‘High Performer,’ for Real This Time

August 14, 2014
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In a remarkable, and short, turnaround for the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA), the once-troubled agency reported late last week that it had been designated a legitimate ‘High Performer’ by federal and state housing officials – including a perfect score on the financials portion. The CHA and its former, now incarcerated, Director Michael McLaughlin has...

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Duke Bradley Celebrates His 78th Birthday

August 14, 2014
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Robert “Duke” Bradley, executive director of Chelsea Community Cable Television, is pictured with his wife, Dorothy Bradley, Tuesday at an event in Chelsea. Bradley, a 1955 graduate of Chelsea High and lifelong Chelsea resident, is celebrating his 78th birthday this week. Happy Birthday, Duke, from all your friends in the city, and thank you for going above and beyond in...

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Collaborative Effort in Cary Square Will Restore Green Space, Enlarge Garden for Somalis

August 14, 2014
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Some 15 years ago, Brandon Menjares and Frank Souza spent most days in the wide-open field off of Temple Emanuel in Cary Square. It was one of the few open green spaces in the neighborhood where they could play baseball, throw the football around or play capture. It was a getaway, both said last...

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A Great Day for Justice Amy Nechtem

August 14, 2014
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Judge Amy Nechtem will take the oath of office today as the Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Juvenile Court for a five-year term. It is a much-deserved promotion for the former Chelsea resident and Chelsea High Class of 1972 graduate, who has had a distinguished career as an attorney and a judge. Justice Nechtem...

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Metro Credit Union Annual Barbecue

August 14, 2014
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Metro Credit Union is hosting the fifth annual barbecue Multi-Chamber Networking fundraiser event to benefit The Neighborhood Developers and CONNECT on Aug. 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Metro headquarters, 200 Revere Beach Parkway. Pictured above is the planning committee, seated are, Saritin Rizzuto of Metro and Sheri Raftery of the East...

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Police Briefs 08-14-2014

August 14, 2014
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14-1021-Ar 7/29/2014 Arrestee: Patrick Jordan (Age: 46) 191 Constitution Ave Revere, Ma 02151 Family Dollar Store 615 Broadway Charge: Shoplifting By Concealing Mdse Page 115 Of 120 Chelsea Police Department- 2014 Arrest Log 14-1024-Ar 7/30/2014 Arrestee: Ramiza Dinarica (Age: 23) Homeless Chelsea, Ma 02150 178 Pearl St Charge(S): Arrest Warrant Arrest Warrant 14-1026-Ar 7/30/2014...

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Bruins Beat

August 14, 2014
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The Sports Museum has announced that Patrice Bergeron will be among the honorees at this year’s annual fundraising event, ‘The Tradition’ on Wednesday, September 17 at 5:30 PM on the arena floor at TD Garden. Bergeron will be the recipient of The Tradition’s Community Service Award. Bergeron is the reigning NHL Foundation Award winner...

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Obituaries 08-14-2014

August 14, 2014
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Malcolm Wilson Stop & Shop Retiree Malcolm L. Wilson of Dunedin, Florida, formerly of Chelsea and Swampscott, died on August 2. He was 87 years old. Born in Lynn and a resident of Swampscott and Chelsea prior to moving to Florida, he was a meat cutter for the Stop & Shop Companies for over...

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Chelsea DTA Honors Clients Who Found Success

August 13, 2014
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Rosa Caraballo was used to getting up every morning and making sure she arrived just a little bit early at her day care job. She had been doing the same routine for seven years, until this past January when the rug was pulled out from under her and she suddenly lost her job. She...

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Thrift is the Word for Canning Gardeners

August 13, 2014
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There is one kind of jam that several Chelsea Community Gardeners would prefer not to get out of – that being Chelsea-grown Blackberry-Raspberry Jam. Several members of the Community Garden came together last week on Tuesday, July 29, to learn the basics of preparing and canning preserves, compotes and jams of all kinds. Under...

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Dan Ryan settling in as State Representative

August 13, 2014
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It’s been a busy few months for State Representative Dan Ryan since being sworn in as the Charlestown and Chelsea state representative back in April. Ryan was tossed out of the pan and into the fire and thrown into the middle of the state’s budget process. “When I was sworn in, the House had...

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Casino License Decision is Set for Mid-Sept.

August 13, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has issued a meeting date of Sept. 12 to potentially award the Region A casino license to either Mohegan Sun or Wynn Resorts – a date that is, unbelievably, only one month away in what has been a year’s long process. The all-day meeting will take place on a...

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Police Briefs – 08-07-2014

August 13, 2014
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MEETING AUG. 7 ON HOUSING CODE PROGRAM The Chelsea Collaborative and The Neighborhood Developers are hosting an information meeting with the City’s Inspectional Services Department for residents and landlords.  The meeting continues the dialogue about the City’s new housing code inspection program that requires each rental unit in the city to be inspected at...

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