Dance Performance Touching on Racism to Play at Emerson, Other Cities

February 28, 2017
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Chelsea residents Anna Myer and Jay Paris announced this week that they will show their dance performance in Boston next month, and have received a national grant to take the thought-provoking show on the road to Baltimore and New York City. ‘Invisible:  Imprints of Racism’ will show for four dates at the Semel Theatre...

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ABC Home Healthcare Team Receives Alzheimer’s Supportive Home Care Training

February 28, 2017
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Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions.  Over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s today according to the Alzheimer’s Association. In the Home Healthcare field, agencies like ABC Home Healthcare Professionals providing care for people with Alzheimer’s require their Home Health Aides undergo specialized training in...

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Senator DiDomenico’s Annual St Patrick’s Day Roast is Set for March 3

February 28, 2017
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Sen. Sal DiDomenico will once again be hosting the Annual DiDomenico Foundation St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Friday, March 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus Hall in Charlestown. This event has become the official kick-off to the St. Patrick’s Day season. In addition to a traditional Irish dinner, the...

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Chelsea Rotary Club to Hold Pot O’ Gold Dinner March 2

February 28, 2017
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By Cary Shuman The Rotary Club of Chelsea will hosts its annual Pot O’ Gold dinner fundraiser on March 2 at the Residence Inn by Marriott, 200 Maple St. Maureen Foley, vice president of Rotary and director of communications for Colwen Hotels, said the club has planned a fun-filled evening that will included a...

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Memo from Homeland Security Widens Deportation Scope, Stokes Organizations to Plan for the Worst

February 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The federal government’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a wide-ranging memo on immigration enforcement Tuesday that widens the scope of who can be picked up for being an illegal immigrant, and for what reasons. DHS Secretary John Kelly issued a memo called ‘Implementing the Presidents Border Security Immigration Enforcement Improvement...

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Police Briefs 02-23-2017

February 28, 2017
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BRICK FIGHT AT THE WALK On Feb. 17, at 2:44 p.m., officers responded to the Chelsea Walk, located at 416 Broadway, for a report of a fight in progress. Upon arrival, officers observed the victim yelling, and stating that he was struck in the arm with a brick thrown by a male party. The...

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Letter to the Editor

February 28, 2017
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To my neighbors on Bellingham Street: The City of Chelsea has a Charter, which states you MUST remove the snow and clean the sidewalks in front of your property within 24 hours of a storm and to not comply means a fine. If it is an ACT OF GOD when it snows but it...

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Sports 02-23-2017

February 28, 2017
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CHS Roundup CHS track athletes do well at State Division 2 Meet; Cedano sets record It was a nice end to the season for the Chelsea High boys and girls track programs this past Sunday at the MIAA Division 2 Championships held at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. For the boys, senior Adriel...

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Obituaries 02-23-2017

February 28, 2017
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Margaret Bilton Retired Certified Nurse’s Assistant — September 28, 1957 – February 17, 2017 Margaret “Peggy” (Penney) Bilton of Natick, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on February 17 at the Metro West Medical Center/Framingham Union Hospital in the Emergency Department following a respiratory and cardiac event.  She was 59 years old. Peggy had battled advancing...

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Signing Autographs

February 17, 2017
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Signing Autographs

Siblings Rob and Terry O’Reilly have been longtime fans of Bruins player Terry O’Reilly, and share the same name.

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Chelsea Kiwanis Club Hosts Bikers Against Child Abuse

February 17, 2017
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Chelsea Kiwanis Club Hosts Bikers Against Child Abuse

The Kiwanis Club of Chelsea, led by president Tricia Williams, welcomed Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) to its weekly meeting at the Jordan Boys and Girl Club. BACA leaders spoke about their volunteer work in helping children nationwide and holding events to raise awareness about child abuse. Williams and her fellow Kiwanians are pictured...

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Residence Inn to Get Makeover Starting in 2017

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The ownership of the Residence Inn on Maple Street announced that they would be completely rehabilitating the hotel this year after they finish construction this spring on the new Homewood Suites that is across the street. “When this hotel is completed, we plan to completely do over the Residence Inn next...

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Parting Ways:Fire Union Pulls Endorsement of Vidot,Councillor Defends Her Record

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Councillor Damali Vidot and the Chelsea Firefighters Union have parted ways in dramatic fashion this week after the union made public its desire to pull their endorsement of Vidot, the Union’s only Council endorsement in the last election two years ago. The Chelsea Fire Union, Local 937, issued a letter this...

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Fire Department Overtime Looking to Soar This Year

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For many City Councillors, talking about Fire Department overtime every spring is like watching a movie for the 100th time. It’s always the same story, and the outcome just never does change. Chief Len Albanese said during a meeting last month with the City Council that estimates to keep Fire Department...

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Roca CEO Speaks in Washington, D.C. about Organization

February 17, 2017
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Molly Baldwin, founder and CEO of Chelsea-based Roca Inc. delivered a powerful talk Thursday, Feb. 9, at TEDxPennsylvaniaAvenue, sharing the story of Roca and how relentless outreach and data can help change the cycle of recidivism in our country. Baldwin was one of 14 speakers invited to the Newseum in Washington D.C. to share...

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Police Briefs 02-16-2017

February 17, 2017
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Monday, 2/6 Rommel Christopher, 40, 77 Wayland St., Dorchester, was arrested for shoplifting, assault and battery, malicious destruction of property over $250 (2 counts). Matthew Anderson, 26, 106 Bradstreet Ave., Revere, was arrested on a warrant. Tuesday, 2/7 Brandon Stephens, 27, 11 Oakwood St., Dorchester, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor...

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Letters to the Editor

February 17, 2017
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Unfounded concerns Dear Councilor Vidot, I am writing you tonight to address a very difficult yet important issue. On Monday, January 23, 2017 there was a City Council meeting. At this meeting the Council was going to take a vote on an order introduced by Councilor Recupero regarding the residency requirement for employees in...

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Sports 02-16-2017

February 17, 2017
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CHS Roundup CHS track teams perform well at GBL Meet The Chelsea High boys and girls indoor track teams turned in fine individual and team performances at the Greater Boston League Meet held this past Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center. The Lady Red Devils capped a superb 2017 season with a strong...

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Obituaries 02-16-2017

February 17, 2017
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Laurel Shaughnessy Former Chelsea resident Laurel B. Shaughnessy passed away on Saturday evening, February 11 at the Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, NH after a brief illness. She was in her 100th year. Born in Chelsea in 1917, she was one of five children of the late Peter and Malgorzeta (Gaska) Balon. She attended...

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Patriots Victory Parade

February 10, 2017
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Patriots Victory Parade

The streets of Boston were filled with confetti and Patriots fans on Tuesday morning, including many fans from Everett, for the New England Patriots Victory Parade following their dramatic 34-28 Super Bowl win on Sunday. Here, Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady gives the No. 1 sign as backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo hoists the Vince...

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Honoring Black History Month

February 10, 2017
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Honoring Black History Month

Joan Cromwell (right), President of the “Chelsea Black Community One Strong Voice” was joined by Beverly Martin Ross (left) in thanking the Council President Leo Robinson and his colleagues for honoring Black History Month during a ceremony at Monday’s City Council meeting. There will be a key event to celebrate the month on Feb....

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Unconstitutional:City Files Federal Suit Against Trump Administration’s Executive Order to Potentially Defined Sanctuary Cities

February 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The City of Chelsea, in conjunction with the City of Lawrence, filed an eight-count federal lawsuit in Boston Federal Court on Wednesday morning, Feb. 8, calling for the court to declare unconstitutional the Executive Order penned by President Donald Trump regarding stripping federal grant funding from Sanctuary Cities like Chelsea. “On...

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Former YMCA Bidding Process Transpires, Some Questions Remain

February 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In what was described as a “fire sale” situation for the CCC Club – which is the old YMCA – in Bellingham Square on Shurtleff Street, board members from the non-profit have apparently accepted a bid for the building at $950,000 from a local real estate owner. Some now are questioning...

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New Lease Deal for Rental Cars Seen as Good Guarantee for City

February 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The City has negotiated a deal with Enterprise Rent A Car to extend its lease for the full 20 years to 2034 in exchange for guaranteed payments of excise tax to the City. Currently the City is guaranteed about $1 million per year in excise taxes, but the new deal would...

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