Ash, Ribeiro Discuss Casinos on Channel 5

August 14, 2014
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City Manager Jay Ash and Anti-Casino Advocate John Ribeiro – of Winthrop – squared off on casinos Sunday morning, July 27, on Channel 5’s popular ‘On the Record’ news magazine show. Hosted by Ed Harding and Janet Wu of Channel 5, the show typically focuses on two issues for 30-minutes apiece. Last Sunday, Ash...

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Unravelling the Trauma of the Journey: North Suffolk Forms Support Group

August 14, 2014
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It was only the second meeting of the new support group for young girls who have come to Chelsea illegally from Central American countries as part of the recent influx, but even with just two meetings, there was finally a moment of relief for the girls. As Clinicians Ada Aroneanu and Nidia Samayoa went...

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CHA Makes Turnaround in Becoming ‘High Performer,’ for Real This Time

August 14, 2014
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In a remarkable, and short, turnaround for the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA), the once-troubled agency reported late last week that it had been designated a legitimate ‘High Performer’ by federal and state housing officials – including a perfect score on the financials portion. The CHA and its former, now incarcerated, Director Michael McLaughlin has...

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Duke Bradley Celebrates His 78th Birthday

August 14, 2014
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Robert “Duke” Bradley, executive director of Chelsea Community Cable Television, is pictured with his wife, Dorothy Bradley, Tuesday at an event in Chelsea. Bradley, a 1955 graduate of Chelsea High and lifelong Chelsea resident, is celebrating his 78th birthday this week. Happy Birthday, Duke, from all your friends in the city, and thank you for going above and beyond in...

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Collaborative Effort in Cary Square Will Restore Green Space, Enlarge Garden for Somalis

August 14, 2014
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Some 15 years ago, Brandon Menjares and Frank Souza spent most days in the wide-open field off of Temple Emanuel in Cary Square. It was one of the few open green spaces in the neighborhood where they could play baseball, throw the football around or play capture. It was a getaway, both said last...

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A Great Day for Justice Amy Nechtem

August 14, 2014
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Judge Amy Nechtem will take the oath of office today as the Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Juvenile Court for a five-year term. It is a much-deserved promotion for the former Chelsea resident and Chelsea High Class of 1972 graduate, who has had a distinguished career as an attorney and a judge. Justice Nechtem...

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Metro Credit Union Annual Barbecue

August 14, 2014
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Metro Credit Union is hosting the fifth annual barbecue Multi-Chamber Networking fundraiser event to benefit The Neighborhood Developers and CONNECT on Aug. 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Metro headquarters, 200 Revere Beach Parkway. Pictured above is the planning committee, seated are, Saritin Rizzuto of Metro and Sheri Raftery of the East...

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Police Briefs 08-14-2014

August 14, 2014
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14-1021-Ar 7/29/2014 Arrestee: Patrick Jordan (Age: 46) 191 Constitution Ave Revere, Ma 02151 Family Dollar Store 615 Broadway Charge: Shoplifting By Concealing Mdse Page 115 Of 120 Chelsea Police Department- 2014 Arrest Log 14-1024-Ar 7/30/2014 Arrestee: Ramiza Dinarica (Age: 23) Homeless Chelsea, Ma 02150 178 Pearl St Charge(S): Arrest Warrant Arrest Warrant 14-1026-Ar 7/30/2014...

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Bruins Beat

August 14, 2014
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The Sports Museum has announced that Patrice Bergeron will be among the honorees at this year’s annual fundraising event, ‘The Tradition’ on Wednesday, September 17 at 5:30 PM on the arena floor at TD Garden. Bergeron will be the recipient of The Tradition’s Community Service Award. Bergeron is the reigning NHL Foundation Award winner...

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Obituaries 08-14-2014

August 14, 2014
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Malcolm Wilson Stop & Shop Retiree Malcolm L. Wilson of Dunedin, Florida, formerly of Chelsea and Swampscott, died on August 2. He was 87 years old. Born in Lynn and a resident of Swampscott and Chelsea prior to moving to Florida, he was a meat cutter for the Stop & Shop Companies for over...

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Chelsea DTA Honors Clients Who Found Success

August 13, 2014
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Rosa Caraballo was used to getting up every morning and making sure she arrived just a little bit early at her day care job. She had been doing the same routine for seven years, until this past January when the rug was pulled out from under her and she suddenly lost her job. She...

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Thrift is the Word for Canning Gardeners

August 13, 2014
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There is one kind of jam that several Chelsea Community Gardeners would prefer not to get out of – that being Chelsea-grown Blackberry-Raspberry Jam. Several members of the Community Garden came together last week on Tuesday, July 29, to learn the basics of preparing and canning preserves, compotes and jams of all kinds. Under...

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Dan Ryan settling in as State Representative

August 13, 2014
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It’s been a busy few months for State Representative Dan Ryan since being sworn in as the Charlestown and Chelsea state representative back in April. Ryan was tossed out of the pan and into the fire and thrown into the middle of the state’s budget process. “When I was sworn in, the House had...

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Casino License Decision is Set for Mid-Sept.

August 13, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has issued a meeting date of Sept. 12 to potentially award the Region A casino license to either Mohegan Sun or Wynn Resorts – a date that is, unbelievably, only one month away in what has been a year’s long process. The all-day meeting will take place on a...

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Police Briefs – 08-07-2014

August 13, 2014
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MEETING AUG. 7 ON HOUSING CODE PROGRAM The Chelsea Collaborative and The Neighborhood Developers are hosting an information meeting with the City’s Inspectional Services Department for residents and landlords.  The meeting continues the dialogue about the City’s new housing code inspection program that requires each rental unit in the city to be inspected at...

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A Tremendous Celebration for the All-America City

August 13, 2014
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Chelsea residents couldn’t recall a more festive and enjoyable celebration than the one that took place Tuesday night at Mary O’Malley Park as people came together for National Night Out and to recognize the city’s All-America Award designation. For the delegation, led by City Manager Jay Ash, that made the trip to Denver, it...

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Obituaries 08-07-2014

August 13, 2014
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Edward Wolnicki Retired Kayem Meat Cutter; Forced Laborer in Germany During World War II; Fought Communism as Member of Polish Resistance; Joined the US Army and Became a US Citizen Edward K. Wolnicki passed away on Friday, August 1 at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston after a long illness. He was 86 years...

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Dinner and a Show

August 1, 2014
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On Wednesday, July 23, at the Mystic Brewery, City Manager Jay Ash held his Annual Dinner and a Show. About 55 people signed up to enjoy a pint of beer and a chicken pretzel roll sandwich from Roca. After the dinner, it was off to Mary O’Malley Park to enjoy the play ‘Invasion’ performed by the...

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Chelsea Firefighters Inundated with Calls When Tornado Touched Down

August 1, 2014
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As often happens in Chelsea, firefighters found themselves inundated with emergency calls. But the chaos on Monday morning was something the department had nevere experienced before – a full-fledged tornado. At 9:48 a.m. on Monday morning, Engine 3 and Ladder 2 responded to the report of a telephone pole down in front of the...

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Tornado Formed over Chelsea in an Instant

August 1, 2014
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Weather is a funny science, but as radar and computer imagery has improved the prediction of the weather, most people are used to being well prepared for the slightest drop of rain. Television stations inundate us with updates and cell phones beep out warnings frequently. But when an F2 tornado formed over the Chelsea...

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John Ruiz Park Dedication Ceremony

August 1, 2014
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A dedication ceremony for the new John Ruiz Park on Washington Avenue was held Tuesday morning. The beautiful park is located on the site of the former Tudor Street Garage. Ruiz was the first Latino to win the heavyweight championship of the world. Pictured at the John Ruiz statue inside the park are from...

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Chelsea to Celebrate 2nd All-America City Award Aug. 5

August 1, 2014
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Chelsea will celebrate its second “All-America City” selection on Tuesday, Aug. 5. in conjunction with the City’s annual participation in National Night Out at Mary O’Malley Park. The community event, which is expected to draw more than 500 people, will will take place from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at Mary O’Malley Park on Admiral’s Hill....

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Market Basket Board Will Consider Buyout Bid by Arthur T., Others: Ash Adds to the Locals Boycotting the Beloved Supermarket

August 1, 2014
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City Manager Jay Ash said this week that he has also been boycotting the Market Basket store in Chelsea and all others until the strife between owners, former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas and employees is reconciled. Ash joins Council President Matt Frank, who said last week he would no longer be shopping at Market...

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A Tornado Strikes and a City Recovers

August 1, 2014
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When area residents awoke Monday morning, there was no sign or warning of what Mother Nature had in store for the city of Revere. But in the course of approximately four terrifying minutes, a tornado – in all its fury and unpredictability – swept down Broadway and  adjacent streets and caused tremendous damage to...

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