Read to a Child Graduation and Commemoration Ceremony

July 21, 2014
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The Read to a Child program at the Hooks School recently held a graduation and commemoration ceremony for the kids that participate and also for the adult volunteers from around the community that come in and read to the children. The program has been at the Hooks School for eight years and has proven...

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Obituaries 07-17-2014

July 21, 2014
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Gerald ‘Jerry’ Millman Active Member of Temple Emmanuel of Chelsea and Chelsea School Crossing Guard Gerald “Jerry” Millman of Chelsea passed away on July 13. The beloved husband of Cynthia (Tabachnick) Millman, Jerry was a sportswear cutter, member and shop steward of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). He was also a crossing...

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Avellaneda Brothers Take in the World Cup at Fortaleza

July 11, 2014
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The Ameican soccer team had a good run, but ended up coming just short of advancing last week, but it wasn’t for lack of cheering on the part of Chelsea’s Roy and Nicolas Avellaneda. The two brothers spent two weeks in Fortaleza, Brazil taking in the various World Cup Group Play matches – including...

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Are You More Chel-Yea than Chel-No… Then This Group Might Be for You

July 11, 2014
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It’s the group that’s not a group. They’re all positive individuals with an agenda, but they don’t care too much for agendas. They like social media, and they enjoy sampling the many restaurants and social gathering spots in the city. They are Chel-Yea, and they want you. One of the fastest growing new groups...

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Don’t Tase Me Bro!: City Uneasy About Tasers

July 11, 2014
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At least two city councillors would like to have more information and a second look at the use of tasers by the Chelsea Police Department – especially following the death of one man two weeks ago who had gotten tased during a violent altercation with police. The Hawthorne Street death, however, is not currently...

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Wynn Prevails in Chelsea Agreement Negotiations: City Gets Shorted on Numerous Requests

July 11, 2014
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A last minute plea to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) by the City late last month fell on deaf ears as the Commission ruled that the Wynn Surrounding Community Agreement (SCA) – though far from what Chelsea had requested – will stand. While the City inked one of the most lucrative SCA’s in the...

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King Arthur’s Stripped Bare of All Licenses

July 11, 2014
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King Arthur’s is one of a handful of places that tend to be the butt of jokes regarding Chelsea – jokes that are centered on past embarrassments rather than current conditions. However, as has been the case with other infamous digs around Chelsea, King Arthur’s strip club is no longer, with the Chelsea License...

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Chelsea Will Join Others to Appeal Fed Flood Maps

July 11, 2014
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Chelsea only has a few square miles of land to play with, so new flood maps that basically envelope entirely new areas into the federal floor zone – meaning flood insurance would now be required – have become a high stakes threat to the City’s future. With that in mind, Chelsea has joined forces...

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Teen Reportedly Shot on Central Ave

July 11, 2014
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Numerous reports from the Central Avenue location indicated that a 16-year-old male was shot in the hand on Tuesday afternoon, at least the second brazen daylight shooting incident in this summer. Chelsea Police, nor the District Attorneys Office, could confirm the shooting by press time on Wednesday. The youth was apparently on the corner...

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Take Advantage of Our Great Parks This Summer

July 11, 2014
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We remember the great Chelsea Parks director John “Doc” Mahoney and how Chelsea youths will come to our playgrounds on hot summer days and enjoy a full slate of recreational and sports activities. We recall that Mr. Mahoney’s nephew, Tom Mahoney, also had a role in the parks system beyond his incredible effort of...

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Obituaries 07-10-2014

July 11, 2014
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Sheila Ciaramella Chelsea crossing guard, former MacDonalds employee Sheila C. (Ryan) Ciaramella of Chelsea, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away at home on July 5 surrounded by her loving family after a short but courageous battle with cancer. She was 73 years old. For over 10 years she was employed at the McDonalds on...

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Nothing Beats a Classic Antique Car

July 3, 2014
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Aaron, Tamar, Meira, and Abraham Banks look into the 1953 Chevy “Bel Air” during the Antique Car Show at the Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCFL) on June 22 on Admiral’s Hill. The show featured classics such as the Bel Air, a Ford Thunderbird and a 1956 Ford Parklane.

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Fire Causes $1M in Damages to County Rd. Home

July 3, 2014
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Chelsea Fire Lt. Arthur Caissie was going about his business last Thursday morning, June 26, doing code enforcement inspections on County Road. While it’s a necessary component of the Department, it’s also not the most daring assignment. However, in a few short minutes, Caissie went from ho-hum to hero – pulling two people to...

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MGC to Issue Casino License On Its Schedule

July 3, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) voted unanimously – 4-0 – to move ahead with the issuing of gaming licenses despite a November ballot question that could wipe out casino gaming altogether. Commissioner Jim McHugh led the charge is saying it only makes sense to stay the course. “Proceeding now make good sense and is...

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Fatality Is under Investigation

July 3, 2014
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Suffolk County prosecutors and State Police detectives are investigating the death of a Chelsea man at Whidden Memorial Hospital after a confrontation with Chelsea Police officers who responded to his residence for a report of an emotionally disturbed person. The deceased has been identified as 56-year-old Dominic Graffeo. The cause and manner of his...

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Health Department Keeping an Eye on TB Cases

July 3, 2014
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With a wave of new immigrants from foreign countries and a number of international travelers not taking the proper precautions, Chelsea Health Department officials are keeping a close eye on an uptick in active and latent tuberculosis (TB) cases in the city – though they hasten to call it an emergency or any cause...

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Collaborative to Meet July 10 On Children Crossing Border

July 3, 2014
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The Chelsea Collaborative and the MIRA Coaltion – both pro-immigration reform groups – will hold a roundtable meeting on July 10 to address the hot-button issue of unaccompanied children crossing the southern border illegally. The meeting will take place from 3-5 p.m. at the Collaborative on Broadway and will focus on strategies to support local...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2014
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Back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900), newspapers exhorted their readers to observe a “safe and sane” Fourth of July. That’s because in communities big and small all across America, the founding of our nation had become a popular excuse for roving groups of young men to engage in mayhem of...

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Port Park Offers Stunning Views

July 3, 2014
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There aren’t many places where kids can play in ocean breezes on a jungle gym while a giant oil tanker and tug boat troll the waters not 200 yards away, but chalk Chelsea up as one place where just such a thing can happen. The long-awaited PORT Park on Marginal Street in the Eastern...

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Obituaries 07-03-2014

July 3, 2014
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Glen Breese Shoe Salesman; Chelsea Auxiliary Firefighter Glen J. Breese passed away unexpectedly on June 24. He was years 62 old. He was born and raised in Chelsea and attended both Williams and Shurtleff Schools back in the 1960′s. Glen became a member of the Elks with his late uncle, Nathan Edelstein and a...

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Greening Effort Plants 20 Trees on the 20th in Chelsea Square

June 27, 2014
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Chelsea Square is a relaxing locale in the summertime. There is the fountain and a nice walking area. The brick sidewalks are quaint and the police presence – with the headquarters across the street – is unrivaled. However, there have never been quite enough trees, until now. Volunteers from the Chelsea Collaborative’s Green Space...

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Employees, Customers Rally at Chelsea Market Basket

June 27, 2014
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More than 1,000 employees, customers and store managers from around the region rallied at the Chelsea Market Basket parking lot on Tuesday afternoon in support of ousted DeMoulas President Arthur T. Demoulas. Tom Trainor, a 41-year employee of Demoulas Market Basket, summed up the feeling of many employees at the rally Tuesday, saying, “I’ve...

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SJC Allows Casino Question on State Ballot

June 27, 2014
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After watching their neighbors weigh in four times over the last year without getting a say, Chelsea voters will, in fact, get to go to the polls to vote on casinos this November – and they will be joined by the rest of the state – after the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued an...

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McLaughlin Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Soliciting

June 27, 2014
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The former executive director of the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) has pleaded guilty and been sentenced in connection with unlawfully soliciting contributions from state employees and other individuals to support multiple campaigns, including the campaign of former Lt. Gov. Tim Murray. “McLaughlin exploited his position as head of the Chelsea Housing Authority to use...

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