Home Health Aide from Senior Living on Bellingham Hill wins “Aide of the Year” Award

April 23, 2015
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Home Health Aide from Senior Living on Bellingham Hill wins “Aide of the Year” Award

Judith Clervil, of Residential Support Services, Inc. (RSSI) of Newton, was chosen as “Aide of the Year” by the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts.  (RSSI is a division of MHPI, which owns and manages Senior Living on Bellingham Hill, in Chelsea.) Clervil has been a certified home health aide with RSSI for eight years. ...

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Kayem Food Recalls: Sausage Possibly Contaminated

April 23, 2015
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Kayem Foods, of Chelsea, is recalling approximately 59,203 pounds of fully cooked chicken sausage products that may be contaminated with pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced this week. The chicken sausage products were produced on various dates in March 2015. The following products are subject...

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Detours and Developments A Summer of Construction Grants Have Laid the Framework (And the Streetscapes) for Development:Second in a Series on Developments That Will Take Shape This Summer and Transform Areas of the City

April 23, 2015
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It seems as if the City needs only to put in an application in order to receive the highly-competitive and coveted state MassWorks grant. As the City announces this week that it has received its fourth MassWorks grant – by far the most lucrative so far at $6 million – it continues to wrap...

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Casino Notebook: Wynn Moves Forward With Environmental Certificate Application

April 23, 2015
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Making its first real statement since being charged with continuing the environmental permitting process, Wynn Resorts said on Monday that it has started work on its Second Supplemental Final Environmental Notification Form (SSFEIR) and has officially put a piece of Everett MBTA land in escrow. The first step in continuing the grueling process for...

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Police Briefs 04-23-2015

April 23, 2015
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STABBING ON BROADWAY Police are investigating the stabbing of one person on Saturday night at 763 Broadway. The victim was taken by ambulance for treatment, but was expected to survive. ARRESTS AT EL CORRAL Chelsea Police rounded up two men at the El Corral Bar last Tuesday, April 14, around 1:15 a.m. for allegedly...

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Letter to the Editor

April 23, 2015
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Dear Editor:  Although for some it may have faded from memory, in 2014, we lost a Chelsea resident to dangerous work when Debra Sarno was killed while working as a taxi driver. Unsafe jobs claims far too many working people every year and is a heartbreaking reminder that Chelsea workers and countless others around...

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An Earth Day Appreciation of Our Partners

April 23, 2015
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 Today marks the 45th anniversary of the first Earth Day celebration – a day that many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement. More than 20 million people participated in that 1970 celebration and those efforts eventually lead to the formation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean...

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Sports 04-23-2015

April 23, 2015
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CHS Roundup Boys track team beats two rivals The Chelsea High boys track team turned in one of the most impressive performances by a Red Devil track squad in many years with a double-victory over Commonwealth Athletic Conference rivals Greater Lawrence and Shawsheen Tech in a tri-meet held last Tuesday at Chelsea Stadium. The outcome of the meet...

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Obituaries 04-23-2015

April 23, 2015
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Margaret ‘Sissy’ Burley Lifelong Chelsea resident Margaret “Sissy” (Cole) Burley of Chelsea  passed away in the comforting presence of her devoted family and loved ones on Friday, April 17 at the Eastpointe Nursing Care Center in Chelsea after a short illness. She was 76 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the...

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Colm Bohill:Beloved Member of the Independent Newspaper Group

April 21, 2015
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Colm Bohill:Beloved Member of the Independent Newspaper Group

There was never a time when one could not laugh with him, nor a moment that passed when he was short of the perfect word to describe any situation. That’s how friends, family and co-workers most remember Colm Bohill, 69, a long-time partner at the Independent News Group who passed away at Whidden Hospital...

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Citywide Arts Extravaganza

April 21, 2015
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Citywide Arts Extravaganza

Daisy Gutierrez, of Chelsea High School, gives a pottery demonstration along with Shelsie Mejia (background) last Thursday afternoon, April 9, during the Citywide Arts Extravaganza at the Williams School. The three-day event featured a large turnout of parents, children and observers. Art from all age groups were displayed.

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Police Briefs 04-16-2015

April 21, 2015
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3/31 Raul Figueroa, 29, 14 Marie St., Dorchester, was arrested on a felony warrant. 4/01 Meghan Mastrangelo, 34, 106 Mountain Ave., Revere, was arrested for shoplifting. Ramon Pagan, 54, Homeless, was arrested for trespassing. German Salmeron, 20, 54 Cottage St., Chelsea, was arrested for carrying a dangerous weapon, warrant robbery (armed) 3 counts, warrant...

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Sports 04-16-2015

April 21, 2015
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins end season Bruins fans were hopeful that the ominous footsteps they heard following the team’s five-game win streak were not the sounds of missing the playoffs. After all, the Bruins fans have been treated to the playoffs the entire seven seasons that Coach Claude Julien has held the...

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Obituaries 04-16-2015

April 21, 2015
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Obituaries 04-16-2015

Patricia Harrington Her family always came first Patricia A. Harrington passed away on April 11 at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH. She was 57 years old. Patricia was born and raised in Chelsea and was the beloved daughter of the late Paul and Irene (Rudolph) Harrington. She has resided in Derry, New Hampshire...

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Kid for A Cause:Kelly School Student Jane Rust Brings Awareness to Diabetes

April 16, 2015
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Kid for A Cause:Kelly School Student Jane Rust Brings Awareness to Diabetes

Kelly School second grader Jane Rust wanted to bring awareness to diabetes and raise funds for Joslin Diabetes Pediatrics while involving her classmates in the project. After receiving permission from Kelley principal, Dr. Timothy Howard, the 8-year-old started planning for a school project in which her classmates could wear blue instead of the traditional...

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Is It Time for a Chelsea Mayor? One Resident Wants to Vote on It

April 16, 2015
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Is It Time for a Chelsea Mayor? One Resident Wants to Vote on It

It was somewhere between struggling to find parking in front of her Highland Street home, getting fed up with what she believed to be growing crime, property tax increases and a less-than-welcoming desire at City Hall to help her, that Dimali Vidot decided that maybe it was time to bring back a mayor to...

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Where’s Carlos? School Committee to Begin Removal of Member

April 16, 2015
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School Committeeman Carlos Rodriguez has been missing from School Committee meetings since the beginning of the year, and formal and informal efforts to reach him have gone nowhere, school officials said. Now, they said they will begin the unprecedented process of having to remove a member of the School Committee for, basically, being absent...

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Success at One North Leads to Quick Jump on Phase 2

April 16, 2015
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As the developers of the One North of Boston on Heard Street put the finishing touches on their first phase of residential development last summer – some 230 apartments in a once-dilapidated corner of the city next to Rt. 1 – they sat around a table and contemplated what to do next. With a...

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Detours and Developments A Summer of Construction:Silver Line Begins Initial Work near Cottage Street,More Visible Work to Come First in a Series on Developments That Will Take Shape This Summer and Transform Areas of the City

April 16, 2015
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Detours and Developments A Summer of Construction:Silver Line Begins Initial Work near Cottage Street,More Visible Work to Come First in a Series on Developments That Will Take Shape This Summer and Transform Areas of the City

As the warmer weather sets upon the City, the construction season in Chelsea has a full slate before it and, like never before, the projects set to begin will change the city in ways that will stretch long into the future. None of those projects will impact the city more than the Silver Line...

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Fire Department Burns Through Overtime, Doubles Budget

April 16, 2015
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City Councillors and administration officials learned Tuesday night of the startling revelation that the Fire Department overtime budget was set to double. City Manager Ned Keefe and Acting Fire Chief Robert Houghton told a Council Committee on Conference that they would need $1.635 million in total for overtime this year, despite only having a...

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Stations of the Cross

April 9, 2015
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Stations of the Cross

The St. Rose Church and hundreds of parishioners marched down Broadway and through the streets of Chelsea on Good Friday, April 3, to commemorate that solemn day. Here, Thomas the Apostle, played by Pedro Del Toro, watches closely as the priest reads scripture inside St. Rose Church.

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And They’re Off!

April 9, 2015
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And They’re Off!

Josue Theosmy (center) takes off with his teammates during the 1-mile run at the sound of the starting gun. While spring sports have had a slow start, Chelsea’s track and field athletes were ready to go in a home meet on Tuesday at Chelsea High School – despite continued rainy and cold conditions.

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Kidnap Charge Follows Gunfire Outside Las Palmas Restaurant

April 9, 2015
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A Dorchester man was arraigned last week on charges he kidnapped a man at gunpoint after firing shots outside Las Palmas Restaurant on Central Avenue. Roberto Ortiz, 19, was arraigned Friday in Chelsea District Court on charges of armed kidnapping, armed assault with intent to murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of...

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Wynn Officials Digesting Information after Setback on State Environmental Document

April 9, 2015
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Wynn officials are taking a careful read this week of a set of new requirements issued late last Friday evening by state environmental regulators that calls for more work on traffic mitigation and a remedy for what was termed to be an “illegal” land sale on Lower Broadway (Everett) between the MBTA and Wynn...

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