Ambrosino Expects to Fund New Firefighter Positions

April 21, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Despite ongoing tensions between City Hall and the Firefighter’s Union, City Manager Tom Ambrosino said this week that he believe the Department does need more staffing. And he’s putting the money behind that statement too, he said. “My expectation in my Fiscal Year 2017 Budget will have at least one or...

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Alpert Chosen as New CHS Athletic Director

April 21, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Public School announced on Wednesday that Amanda Alpert has been chosen the next Director of Athletics for the Chelsea Public Schools. She will begin her role on July 1, and the role will be expanded to include director of physical education and health. The official title, which is new,...

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Two Restaurants Approved for Everett Avenue by ZBA

April 21, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Two highly-anticipated high-end restaurant proposals got the thumbs up from the Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday night, April 13, for the Everett Avenue Urban Renewal District. The first approval came for the well-established Fusion Foods, which has been in the downtown district for several years under the ownership of Melissa...

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Police Briefs 04-21-2016

April 21, 2016
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Monday, 4/4 Ivan Reyes, 21, 81 Central Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for receiving stolen motor vehicle, taking & stealing parts from motor vehicle, possessing burglarious instrument, larceny of motor vehicle. Edwin Carmona, 18, 46 Revere Beach Pkwy., Revere, was arrested for receiving stolen motor vehicle, taking/stealing parts from motor vehicle, larceny of motor vehicle,...

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Happy Passover

April 21, 2016
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We wish the members of our Jewish community a Happy Passover that begins at sundown Friday night. The observance continues for eight days and commemorates the Israelites being freed by God from slavery in Egypt in biblical times. Passover commences with the First Seder, which is a special dinner that includes the recitation of...

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Sports 04-21-2016

April 21, 2016
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Bruins season-end press conference The Boston Bruins scheduled a mid-morning press conference yesterday (Wednesday) that included Owner Jeremy Jacobs, CEO Charlie Jacobs and Bruins President Cam Neely. While many questions were asked and situations addressed, it all came down to the answer that many reasons were responsible for the Bs to have missed the...

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Obituaries 04-21-2016

April 21, 2016
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Mary King Homemaker and senior center volunteer Mary A. (Vallis) King of Admiral’s Hill in Chelsea, formerly of Revere, passed away on Sunday morning, April 17 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 95 years old. Born in Coombs Cove, Newfoundland, Canada,  the daughter of the late John J. and Bessie (Fiander) Vallis,...

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Top 100 Chelsea Gross Wage Earners

April 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Top 100 salaries of public employees from 2015 in Chelsea was released last week by the Law Department, and one employee was over $200,000 and all of the Top 100 made in excess of $100,000. The payroll for the Top 100 featured 44 firefighters, 38 police officers, 16 School Department...

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Housing Authority said They Finally Have a Clean Slate, Ready to Move Forward

April 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) has had a tough run over the last four years. There has even been federal legislation adopted in its name – and not for a positive reason. But all of that is likely in the rear-view mirror now, officials at the CHA said last week, announcing...

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Two Working Fires in High-Rise Buildings Keep CFD Running

April 14, 2016
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By Paul Koolloian Chelsea Firefighters were kept quite busy over the weekend responding to two serious fires that broke out at two high-rise developments on Admirals Hill, including one at the Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCFL). The first fire, which occurred Friday morning, April 8, almost turned tragic when ,according to reports circulating...

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On Broadway Developers Respond to Call for a More Vibrant Downtown

April 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel At least three major housing proposals for the downtown Chelsea area have come into the City over the last month just as City Manager Tom Ambrosino has proposed to spend millions on the Business District and put out a call for more and better housing above existing businesses. The City’s proposed...

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Police Briefs 04-14-2016

April 14, 2016
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STABBING ON MARLBOROUGH Chelsea Police reported a stabbing at a home on Marlborough Street Saturday morning. Police reported that the situation was a domestic incident between a father and stepson and the victim was taken to the hospital and treated. He was injured in the stabbing, but is expected to recover. STABBING ON CHESTNUT,...

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Letter to the Editor

April 14, 2016
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We are an understaffed Fire Department To the Editor: After looking at the list of Top 100 salaries supplied to me, there is no doubt that the increase in salaries, as it relates to the fire department, resulted from the hiring and oversight of the additional engine company placed in service to accommodate the...

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Housing Authority Proposal Has Worked

April 14, 2016
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The Chelsea Housing Authority has put out Requests for Proposals to have a private developer  partner with the redevelopment of the Central Ave. and Walnut St. housing complexes. Both of these projects were built decades ago – Central Ave. in the 1950’s and Walnut St. in the early 1960’s – when the times, and...

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Sports 04-14-2016

April 14, 2016
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins need to make a decision The saying “Silence is golden” does not apply when it comes to the Boston Bruins and their fans. Despite the early and frustrating exit, Boston management has had nothing to say regarding the coaching staff, or player personnel, as we approach press time....

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Obituaries 04-14-2016

April 14, 2016
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Diane Finn Formerly worked at Chelsea City Hall and Logan Airport Diane M. (Fay) Finn of Chelsea passed away Sunday at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after the cancer she battled for the last five years had suddenly relapsed. She was 64 years old. Born in Toms River, NJ, she grew up in...

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Chamber Installation

April 7, 2016
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Chamber Installation

Newly installed Chelsea Chamber of Commerce president Sergio Jaramillo (right) presents a Chelsea Clock to guest speaker, Robert DeSalvio, president of the Wynn Boston Harbor hotel and casino in Everett at the Installation of Officers Dinner and Reception March 30 at the Hilton Garden Inn, East Boston.

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Everett Avenue Property sold for $43 Million

April 7, 2016
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Everett Avenue Property sold for $43 Million

By Seth Daniel A California developer has purchased the Chelsea Clock building and a collection of scrap yard properties once owned by Billy Thibeault of Wood Waste for $47.7 million. The properties on Everett Avenue, Vale Street, Carter Street, Fourth Street, Fifth Street and Locust Street were previously proposed and approved for 692 units...

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LaSala Lands Allergen-Friendly Bakery in Boston Public Market

April 7, 2016
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LaSala Lands Allergen-Friendly Bakery in Boston Public Market

By Seth Daniel Jennifer LaSala’s donuts have been known to make people whole. But it’s not just her donuts, it’s all of her baked goods, and the budding baker said her specialty allergy-free company – which now has a permanent spot in the Boston Public Market – has brought tears to the eyes of...

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CHS Drama Ready to Perform ‘Dream Girls’ This Weekend

April 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea High School thespians are preparing to premiere tonight, April 7, their run of ‘Dream Girls,’ the spring musical performance by the school. The play will run from April 7-9 at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are going fast, Performing Arts Director Alisha Dolan said, as there is limited seating....

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Chelsea Housing to Look at Public-Private Redevelopment

April 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) has put out a Request for Proposals in hopes of partnering with a private developer to completely redevelop the Central Avenue and Walnut Street (Union Park Apartments) housing developments. The move is very preliminary, CHA said, and still requires a key approval by the state Department...

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Licensing Fracas Ends with a Bang

April 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City Councillors and leaders agreed tacitly to move beyond the heated debate and, at times, name calling that has resulted from a close vote to re-appoint License Commissioner Ken Umemba and a desire by some councillors to make wholesale changes in the makeup of that board. A letter from former License...

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Sports 04-07-2016

April 7, 2016
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CHS Roundup Weather permitting, Chelsea High baseball team ready for opener Just when we thought that Mother Nature’s mild spring this year was a make-up call for last year’s horrible winter that wiped out the first two weeks of the 2015 spring sports season, she tossed a wicked curve ball this week with a snowstorm that...

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Obituaries 04-07-2016

April 7, 2016
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Paul Petrosino Former chef at Chili’s Restaurant in Chelsea Paul R. Petrosino passed away unexpectedly in his Lynn home early Saturday morning, April 2. He was 54 years old. Born in Lawton, OK, the beloved son of Alphonse and Margaret (Levy) Petrosino, he was a resident of Lynn for the past eight years. Paul...

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