Whidden Hospital Changes its Name to CHA Everett

November 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel For generations of those in the Everett, Revere and Chelsea areas, the hospital on the hill has been known simply “the Whidden.” But in more recent times, the Whidden Hospital name has become confusing, and a lot of folks weren’t aware it was part of the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) –...

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Disenfranchised Voters and Civic Groups Challenge 20-Day Voter Registration Cutoff Law

November 4, 2016
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit challenging Massachusetts’ 20-day voter registration cutoff law, arguing that it has led to the arbitrary disenfranchisement of thousands of eligible voters, even though no one doubts they are otherwise qualified to vote in Tuesday’s election. The case, filed in Massachusetts’ Suffolk Superior Court, was...

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New Salvation Army Captains See Potential to Do Much Good

November 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As Capts. Brenda and Isael Gonzalez walk through the streets of Chelsea, they said they have learned so many stories about the people who need help, and they said this week that after having got their feet under them here since July, they believe there is much they can do at...

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Early Voting Yields About 600 Ballots Cast as of This Week

November 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Early voting in Chelsea, which is happening for this first time ever, has been brisk since it began on Oct. 24, with some 100 ballots cast on Tuesday, Nov. 1, alone. City Clerk Jeannette Cintron reported that there had been 475 ballot cast as of last Saturday, Oct. 29, and that...

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Police Briefs 11-03-2016

November 4, 2016
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Monday, 10/24 Selvin Hernandez, 34, 528 Montello St., Brockton, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, unlicensed operation of motor vehicle. Elin Romero Dominguez, 38, 18 Thornton St., Revere, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle. Fredy Martinez, 18, 149 Coleridge St., East Boston, was arrested for distribution of Class B...

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Study the Ballot Questions

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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Gov Baker — A Profile in Courage

November 4, 2016
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With Republican office-holders abandoning their support of GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump like the proverbial rats leaving a sinking ship, Massachusetts residents can be proud that our Governor, Charlie Baker, was among the very first prominent Republicans (he was number four, according to a recent article in the New York Times) to state on...

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Question 2: Simple,Plausable,and Wrong

November 4, 2016
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By Jacob Oliveira, (Ludlow), President, MA Association of School Committees and Mary Bourque, (Chelsea), President, MA Association of School Superintendents The solution proposed by Question 2 is, to use H.L. Mencken’s phrase, simple, plausible, and wrong because it ignores other badly needed changes in charter policy and leaves students in district schools victims in...

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Letter to the Editor

November 4, 2016
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Vote No on CPA Earlier this year, the Chelsea City Council unanimously voted to place the Community Preservation Act (CPA) on the ballot this November 8th. The CPA, which will impose a 1.5% property tax surcharge, was touted at the time as a necessary tool to address a shortage of affordable housing, a lack...

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Sports 11-03-2016

November 4, 2016
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CHS Roundup Ieng runs wild in 36-12 CHS victory Nick Ieng turned in one of the all-time great performances for a running back in Chelsea High football annals to lead the Red Devils to a 36-12 rout of Charlestown Friday evening at Chelsea Stadium. Ieng ran for an amazing 242 yards on 14 carries...

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Obituaries 11-03-2016

November 4, 2016
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Norman LeClair Retired CPA Norman LeClair of Revere died on October 29. Norman owned and operated a CPA business on Broadway in Chelsea for many years. He and his wife, Josephine enjoyed many years traveling. His true passion was golf, having lived on both the Ipswich Country Club and the Deer Creek Country Club...

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Chel-Yeah Meeting

October 28, 2016
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Chel-Yeah Meeting

CHEL-YEA CHEERS! Molly Foley and Taylor Goodyear of Downeast Cider of Eastie made a special visit to Mystic Brewery for the Chel-Yea meet up group on Thursday, Oct. 20. Both said they love to visit the event and love to support one another.

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Heart and Soul:Building up St Rose Church One Brick at a Time

October 28, 2016
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Heart and Soul:Building up St Rose Church One Brick at a Time

By Seth Daniel After thousands of volunteer hours and lots of hard work, usually coming after a hard day of work, a dedicated group of Vietnamese parishioners at St. Rose Church have created a beautiful new paved plaza on the north side of the church in order to beautify the Parish and the city....

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Former Chelsea Hockey Star Sean O’Driscoll Inducted in to Suffolk University Hall of Fame

October 28, 2016
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Former Chelsea Hockey Star Sean O’Driscoll Inducted in to Suffolk University Hall of Fame

Sean O’Driscoll began his ice hockey career in the Chelsea Youth Hockey program at the Cronin Rink in Revere. He became a standout high school player and a star at Suffolk University, where he finished his career with 73 goals and 102 assists. During his acceptance speech, O’Driscoll thanked his parents, John and Patricia...

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Chelsea Jewish Foundation to Honor Doug Fiebelkor

October 28, 2016
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The Chelsea Jewish Foundation is pleased to present Doug Fiebelkorn, Managing Principal of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP New England, with the 2016 “Mensch of the Year” award on Thursday, November 3. The Foundation presents this distinguished award to a leader who exemplifies the qualities of a true “mensch” — a Yiddish word that describes someone who...

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Making Progress:FBI Building Gets Rave, Though Vague, Reviews from City Officials

October 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City officials are raving over the new FBI building, just in very uncertain terms. As the new FBI building prepares to change hands from the developer to the federal government in the near future, City officials late last week were able to embark on their own journey into the building that...

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Small Hilton Hotel Looking to Locate on Second Street

October 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Baywood Hotels and Scott Solombrino have petitioned the Chelsea Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) for a special permit to allow a 139-room hotel at 200 Second St., the former site of Solombrino’s successful Dav El and Boston Coach limo company – which has since moved to Everett. Neil Patel of Baywood...

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Police Briefs 10-27-2016

October 28, 2016
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TRIAL CONTINUES IN 2013 MURDER Opening statements have concluded this week in the double-murder trial of Maurice Morrison, 31, of Chelsea. He is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the May 13, 2013, homicides of Zouaoui Dani-Elkebir, 52, and Karima El-Hakim, 38. The victims were found shot to death in Dani-Elkebir’s livery...

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Have A Safe and Happy Halloween

October 28, 2016
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Halloween will be observed this Monday, and that means that  scores of children and others will be roaming our streets during the early-evening hours as they go about their ritual of trick-or-treating in our neighborhoods. It is up to each one of us to be extra-observant if we are operating a  motor vehicle during...

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Sports 10-27-2016

October 28, 2016
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins on rocky road The Bruins have fallen into a pattern that has a more scary effect than the Halloween night clowns we will likely be seeing in a few days. Battling the injury bug to their goaltending tandem of Tuukka Rask (general soreness) and Anton Khudobin (upper body),...

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Obituaries 10-27-2016

October 28, 2016
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Lillian Darcy Of Revere, formerly of Winthrop and East Boston Lillian (Bomarsi) Darcy of Revere, formerly of Winthrop and East Boston, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 24. A past member of the East Boston Sempre Avanti Lodge Sons of Italy and the Winthrop Emblem Club, she was the beloved wife...

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Public Mural

October 21, 2016
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Public Mural

Graffiti artist,Caleb Neelon, known as SONIK, has painted unique and colorful murals all around the world, and now has put a stamp on the Tobin Bridge in Chelsea too. He is seen here painting the new Tobin Art Wall last weekend.

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Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony

October 21, 2016
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Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony

Cary Clark salutes the American flag during Sunday’s 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration ceremony in Malone Park. The event placed a wreath where a plaque will soon be placed to permanently honor the War veterans. The Chelsea Soldiers’ Home and the State Department of Veterans Services sponsored the commemoration.

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CHS Football

October 21, 2016
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CHS Football

Junior David Bui (7) looks up to the American flag during the National Anthem, praying for a victory. His prayers were answered, as Chelsea defeated Minuteman by a score of 34-8 – the first win of the season.

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