Kelly School Science and Wellness Fair

March 5, 2014
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Kelly School Science and Wellness Fair

Kelly School students are pictured with heavyweight boxing champion John Ruiz, teacher Manny Crespo, and science specialist Joy Pippy at the Science and Wellness Fair.

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Fire Department Receives Grant to Replace SCBA’s

March 5, 2014
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The Chelsea Fire Department took delivery of 43 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units this week from Scott Technologies. The Scott Safety Air-Pak AP-75 units will replace the departments SCBA units currently in service, which are more than 10 years old. The department was awarded a $200,000 grant through the Department of Homeland Security...

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Analysis: Can Chelsea Elect Its Own Anymore?

March 5, 2014
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Tuesday night’s results were disappointing for those in Chelsea who were looking to elect the local guy, Roy Avellaneda, and keep the Chelsea seat in the hands of a Chelsea guy. Dan Ryan of Charlestown will certainly serve ably for the City, and we know that he truly cares about Chelsea, but there was...

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Congratulations and on to the Final Election

March 5, 2014
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We want to congratulate Dan Ryan and RoseLee Vincent on their victories Tuesday in their respective Democratic primary elections for the position of State Representative. Ryan and Vincent will now proceed to the final election on April 1. Ryan does not have an opponent but the aide to Congressman Michael Capuano certainly deserves a...

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Obituaries 03-06-2014

March 5, 2014
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Mary ‘Mamie’ Monzione Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea Mary “Mamie” (Arsenault) Monzione passed away in Hallandale Florida after a brief illness. She was 84 years old. Born in Revere, the beloved daughter of the late Henry and Margaret (MacGillvary) Arsenault, “Mamie” grew up in Chelsea and attended Our Lady of the Assumption (The French...

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Black History Month

February 26, 2014
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Black History Month

Chelsea’s Kathryn Woods presented her renowned performance of ‘A Woman, Ain’t I?’ – a tribute to the life of abolitionist Sojourner Truth in her own words – as part of the Black History Celebration at BHCC Chelsea Campus last Thursday. Woods has performed the 45-minute one-woman show before in Chelsea, and her performance last...

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Bunker Hill Community College Chelsea Campus Black History Month Celebration, Feb. 20, 2014

February 26, 2014
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Bunker Hill Community College Chelsea Campus Black History Month Celebration, Feb. 20, 2014

Students, staff and community members gathered at the BHCC Chelsea Campus last Thursday afternoon for a celebration of Black History Month. The event featured a presentation about Chelsea inventor Lewis Latimer and the Chelsea-based Latimer Society, as well as a rousing spoken word performance by Chelsea resident Kathryn Woods – who played the role...

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Candidates for State Rep. Seat Must Also Battle Winter Weather: State Primary to Fill O’Flaherty Seat Scheduled for next Tuesday

February 26, 2014
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Candidates for State Rep. Seat Must Also Battle Winter Weather: State Primary to Fill O’Flaherty Seat Scheduled for next Tuesday

Frozen pens, rain-frazzled hair and thermal-insulated snowsuits aren’t typically the things of political campaigns, but cold weather campaigning has been the only option for the candidates of the 2nd Suffolk District over the last few weeks due to a unique race that has transpired over one of the worst winter stretches in years. Snow...

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Chelsea Praises ‘yes’ Vote in Revere

February 26, 2014
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Though no one in Chelsea had a say in the matter on Tuesday, a good many residents and municipal officials in Chelsea breathed a sigh of relief at the overwhelming ‘yes’ vote by Revere residents pertaining to the casino at Suffolk Downs. While Chelsea has been talking with both potential casino operators – Mohegan...

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A Great Tribute to “Barney” Nugent

February 26, 2014
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In a touching and unique tribute, family members, friends, classmates and associates from Major League Baseball gathered to remember Francis Nugent Jr., known affectionately as “Barney.” Mr. Nugent passed away Feb. 22 after a gallant battle with cancer. He was 61. Barney rose in his noble profession of sports medicine to become the athletic...

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Red Devils Bow out of Tourney

February 26, 2014
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team made a quick exit from the Division 2 North Sectional of the MIAA state basketball tournament with a 68-42 loss to Marblehead Monday on the latter’s home court. The Red Devils, who came into the tourney seeded 18th in the D-2 North bracket with a 10-10 record, ran...

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Obituaries 02-27-2014

February 26, 2014
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Ellen ‘Janie’ Peach Of Chelsea Ellen J. “Janie” (Reynolds) Peach of Chelsea died on February 19. She was 94 years old. She was the wife of the late William L. “Les” Peach; devoted mother of Shirley M. Olson and her husband, Ernest of Chelsea, Goldie M. Moore and her husband, Edward “Ted” of Saugus,...

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A Jam Session

February 21, 2014
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A Jam Session

Chelsea’s Paul Koolloian attended the Cheap Trick rock concert at the Lynn Auditorium and had the honor of watching former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown play the guitar with the esteemed rockers

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Mullaney Resigns As CHS Principal in June

February 21, 2014
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Mullaney Resigns As CHS Principal in June

Citing a need for more family time and work-family balance, esteemed Chelsea High School (CHS) Principal Joe Mullaney notified school officials and colleagues last Friday that he would be stepping down in June. Mullaney wasn’t immediately available for comment due to the February School Vacation schedule, but in a letter to his colleagues at...

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Marking 15 Years: Latimer Society Will Honor Late Granddaughter with Show

February 21, 2014
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Marking 15 Years: Latimer Society Will Honor  Late Granddaughter with Show

Latimer Society founders Ron and Leo Robinson announced last week that the last remaining granddaughter of Lewis Latimer – the renowned inventor who was born in Chelsea – has passed away and the Society will put on a show in April to honor her. Dr. Winifred Latimer, 99, passed away earlier this month, and...

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Job Fair Brings Hope, Excitement

February 21, 2014
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Job Fair Brings Hope, Excitement

With the groundbreaking of the new Holiday Inn on Beech Street just months away, contractors began looking for workers – and due to an agreement between the City and the developers – the search started in Chelsea. A job fair seeking Chelsea residents to work on the Holiday Inn and Towne Suites hotel projects...

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Police Nab Serial Carbreak Suspect — Again

February 21, 2014
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An Everett man on probation for breaking and entering and other offenses was arraigned on Feb. 12 and released on low bail by Judge Benjamin Barnes after the repeat offender was once again arrested by Chelsea Police with a backpack full of stolen property. Leland Butler, 35, was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on...

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Man, 33 Murdered on Sunday Morning

February 21, 2014
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A man stabbed to death in Chelsea on Sunday his been identified as 33-year-old Francisco Dominguez, Chief Brian Kyes confirmed on Monday. At about 1 a.m. on Sunday morning, Chelsea Police responded to the area of 115 Washington Ave. at for a report of a possible stabbing. Officers found Dominguez suffering from a life-threatening...

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Firefighters to Receive Personal Escape Systems

February 21, 2014
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Chelsea firefighters completed training last week on a new piece of self-rescue equipment. The F4 Personal Escape System is made by Sterling Rope Inc. in Maine and is designed to be used by firefighters as the very last method of getting out of a building if they become trapped on an upper floor. There...

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Our Opinions

February 21, 2014
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THE RACE FOR STATE  REPRESENTATIVE Chelsea residents will go to the polls on March 4 to select whom will represent them in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Chelsea has been very fortunate to have excellent representation in the Legislature through the years, notably over the past two decades when Attorney Eugene O’Flaherty so commendably...

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CHS Sports Roundup

February 21, 2014
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Red Devils await tourney seeding, foe The Chelsea High boys basketball team concluded its season Friday, dropping a 66-62 decision to Greater Lowell, for whom the victory clinched an outright title of the Large Division of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference. The contest at the CHS gym was highlighted by Senior Night festivities at which...

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Obituaries 02-20-2014

February 21, 2014
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Josephine Blago Longtime St. Stanislaus School Fifth Grade Teacher Josephine (Czyzon) Blago of Maine, a former longtime Chelsea resident, passed away at the Southern Maine Medical Center on February 16 following a brief illness. She was 95 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Michael Kolondovitz and Stefania (Czyzon), she...

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Campaign Kick-off Event

February 17, 2014
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Campaign Kick-off Event

State Rep. Candidate Todd Taylor, who is running as a Republican in the District 16 race and lives on Nichols Street, held a campaign kick-off event last Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Casa Lucia in Revere. Taylor spoke about his support of Charter Schools and Public Schools co-existing to provide choices for parents, and...

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Most Councillors Hail Public Safety Plan, Passes Easily

February 17, 2014
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Most Councillors Hail Public Safety Plan, Passes Easily

Although none of the votes were unanimous, the City Council this past Monday night adopted seven spending orders totaling nearly $1 million to support a 10-point plan to enhance public safety in Chelsea. The plan was organized by City Manager Jay Ash, Chief of Police Brian Kyes and Councillor Dan Cortell, and was reflective...

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