Letter to the Editor

June 25, 2015
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Thank you for your continued service Dear Editor: I want to thank you for the coverage of the Memorial Day Service sin Chelsea. It was great to see so many people attend the service at the City Hall. You have also reported on the services held at the Soldier’s Home but you did not...

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Obituaries 06-25-2015

June 25, 2015
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Stephanie Malachowski Lifelong Chelsea resident Stephanie B. (Mikolajewski) Malachowski passed away Sunday evening, June 21 at the Charlwell House in Norwood where she had been receiving supportive care for the past two years. She was 95 years old. She was born and raised in Chelsea, one of five children born to the late Franciszek...

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Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony

June 18, 2015
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Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony

Keeping calm and moving on were these two Girl Scouts Isabella Alvarez and Allison Gallego, who moved up in rank from junior scouts to cadets during Monday night’s annual citywide troop Bridging Ceremony, which was held in Chelsea High School. The annual ceremony marks the occasion whereby girls who have earned the ability to...

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Chelsea Art Walk

June 18, 2015
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Chelsea Art Walk

Sculptor Sholeh Regna creating a bas-relief sculpture of David Vetter in PORT Park on Saturday during the annual Chelsea Art Walk. Hundreds came out for the two-day affair that shuttled participants from one venue to another all weekend.

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Sending a Message:Plaza Mexico Keeps Licenses, Gets Six Month Suspension

June 18, 2015
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Chelsea Police described a scene where family members struggled to keep the intestines of a 17-year-old boy in his stomach as they frantically banged on the back door of Plaza Mexico after being locked out by a manager following a brutal stabbing allegedly by a known drug dealer from Everett who frequents the establishment....

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Mill Hill Neighbors Firmly Opposed to TND Project

June 18, 2015
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Neighbors in the Mill Hill area have come out strongly against a 60-unit affordable housing rental building proposed by TND on the site of the French Club, and they will hold a community meeting at the Burke Complex on Monday. The community meeting is in response to a major upheaval by the neighborhood that...

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Council OK’s Ambrosino Contract at $170k Per Year

June 18, 2015
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City Councillors unanimously approved a four-year working contract for new City Manager Tom Ambrosino that will pay him a salary of $170,000 per year – just a few thousand less than former City Manager Jay Ash made at his departure. The contract also includes a residency waiver, meaning he will not be required to...

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The News Man:Chelsea Native Charlie Sherman is Anchoring NH1 News

June 18, 2015
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The News Man:Chelsea Native Charlie Sherman is Anchoring NH1 News

Chelsea residents tuning in to Comcast Channel 811 weeknights are recognizing a very familiar face. Yes, that is Charlie Sherman – Chelsea’s own Charlie Sherman – anchoring the NH1 News. He was once the witty, personable, and yes, handsome kid who grew up on Shawmut Street, son of Allen and Louise Sherman, brother of...

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Steve Wynn Is Being A Good Neighbor

June 18, 2015
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While the twists and turns on the awarding of the casino license to Wynn Resorts continue with new lawsuits and allegations being leveled against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), one constant in this almost year-long saga has been Steve Wynn being a good neighbor. It is a testament to the character of Steve Wynn...

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Obituaries 06-18-2015

June 18, 2015
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Chester ‘Chet Zak’ Zaksheski Well Known Chelsea Funeral Director Chester . “Chet Zak’ Zaksheski, Chelsea Funeral Director and lifelong resident of the city, passed away Monday morning, June 15 at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea after a short period of overwhelming illness. He was 88 years old. Born and raised in...

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Chelsea Firefighters Memorial

June 11, 2015
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Chelsea Firefighters Memorial

Firefighter Dan DeJordy playing ‘Taps’ during last Sunday’s Firefighter Memorial in Fay Square. The solemn occasion remembers those firefighters who have passed away during the last year – as well as those who have fallen in the line of duty. The event took place in Fay Square at the Firefighter’s Memorial

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Training Drills

June 11, 2015
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Training Drills

If you were walking, driving or just sitting comfortably in your home Saturday morning, chances are you had a Henry Hill moment. For the better portion of the morning and early afternoon, members of the  Massachusetts State Police, FBI and the U.S. Department of Energy were conducting training drills over the city making several...

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CPD Officer Commended for Saving Choking Toddler

June 11, 2015
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Police Chief Brian Kyes is pleased to announce that he awarded Officer John Bruttaniti the Chelsea Police Department’s Life Saving Medal on Wednesday, June 10, after Bruttaniti saved the life of a choking toddler earlier this week. On June 7, around  3 p.m., Officer Bruttaniti and Officer Tracy Arsenault were conducting a motor vehicle...

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Ambrosino Chosen to be Next Chelsea City Manager in 8-3 Vote on First Ballot

June 11, 2015
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Ambrosino Chosen to be Next Chelsea City Manager in 8-3 Vote on First Ballot

Former Revere Mayor Tom Ambrosino has crossed the Chelsea line and become the new Chelsea City Manager – winning out Monday night in an 8-3 vote of the City Council during the first round of voting. He faced former Portland (ME) City Manager Mark Rees, who garnered quite a bit of respect from the...

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Suit and Tie Strip Club To Be At Commission Tuesday

June 11, 2015
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The Chelsea License Commission will be the focus of a lot of attention on Tuesday night, June 16, when the will have a public hearing for the proposed upscale strip club proposed by Phantom Ventures for the old King Arthur’s site on Beecham Street. The application was revealed at last month’s meeting in a...

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What do Schweitzer and Bach have in Common? They’ll Both play a Part in the Chelsea Art Walk

June 11, 2015
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What do Schweitzer and Bach have in Common? They’ll Both play a Part in the Chelsea Art Walk

Bob Boulrice likes to wear hats, and he’s a man who wears many hats at the same time. The Chelsea City Treasurer in his past time is an avid gardner and a voracious reader, but yet another hat he wears is that of aspiring playwright. His talents as a writer for the theatre will...

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News Briefs

June 11, 2015
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THE CHELSEA REVOLUTION IS TELEVISED, AND HAS SOME COOL SHIRTS Damali Vidot, who is leading the campaign to look at getting a ballot question put to the voters this November concerning bringing back a mayoral form of government, appeared at the Chelsea City Council on Monday night to speak about the City Manager. Vidot...

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Congratulations to Tom Ambrosino

June 11, 2015
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 Those of us who followed Tom Ambrosino’s tenure as mayor of Revere for 12 years were not surprised that the Chelsea City Council so overwhelmingly selected him as its new city manager this week. Ambrosino was chosen from a large field of candidates who applied and there were many other individuals who inquired about...

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MVP, MVP, MVP! Mia Nowicki Unanimous as CCL’s Top Player

June 11, 2015
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The coaches in the Catholic Central League affirmed what high school softball fans have known for a long time: Mia Nowicki can pitch with the best of them. Nowicki, a 15-year-old sophomore flame throwing righthander for the St. Mary’s High School softball team, was the unanimous choice as the CCL Most Valuable Player following...

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Obituaries 06-11-2015

June 11, 2015
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Douglas Tarbox Boston Gas Company retiree Douglas F. Tarbox of North Reading, formerly of Everett and Chelsea, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, June 2 at Winchester Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was 83 years old. Doug served as a member of the 182nd Infantry Regiment of the Massachusetts Army National Guard. He...

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POW/MIA Chair Dedicated

June 4, 2015
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POW/MIA Chair Dedicated

The Chelsea City Council and Veterans Agent Francisco Toro officially dedicated the POW/MIA Chair at City Hall on Monday morning following the conclusion of Memorial Day Exercises. POW/MIA chairs have been placed in more than 100 public buildings, sports stadiums and at the State House to help the public remember the soldiers who have...

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Heavy Construction

June 4, 2015
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Heavy Construction

Heavy construction and demolition on the Washington Avenue bridge commenced this week. On Saturday morning, the demolition process started. Here, a worker carefully guides his cement cutting machine across the bridge in preparation for dismantling the structure. The bridge and roadway will remain closed another 12 to 14 months.

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First City Manager Vote to Come Monday Amidst Council Unrest

June 4, 2015
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The first vote for the City Manager position – a process that has come down to two finalists – will come on Monday night following a whirlwind of activity this Saturday when the Council will hold a community input meeting and will interview both candidates publicly. “We have a vote scheduled for Monday night,”...

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Chelsea ArtWalk Gets Boost in Hiring Coordinator

June 4, 2015
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Chelsea ArtWalk Gets Boost in Hiring Coordinator

The Chelsea ArtWalk organizers took a big step this year in calling in coordinator Jordy Brazo to help bring the event together and market it within the city and outside of the city. The walk, which takes place on June 13 and 14, will feature several locations around the city to display artwork –...

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