One Lane of Washington Ave. Bridge Now Complete

December 31, 2015
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One Lane of Washington Ave. Bridge Now Complete

The northbound lane of Washington Avenue has been completed preliminarily by contractors working on the 18-month Bridge replacement project near City Hall. A few weeks ago, a temporary lane was available, though vehicles were not allowed to pass though, after the Bridge had been closed to all traffic since May 26. State officials are...

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The Top 15 Stories of 2015: Snow, New Leaders and Heroes

December 31, 2015
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The Top 15 Stories of 2015: Snow, New Leaders and Heroes

The year 2015 in Chelsea marked a major change in the landscape of leadership, politics and development. With a long-time city manager graduating to a higher post, a new city manager coming in and six new faces being elected to the City Council – things changed fast in 2015 and are likely to continue...

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Enjoy the New Year Safely

December 31, 2015
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“If this is the last, let’s make it a blast!” all too often is the thought of party-goers on New Year’s Eve as we usher out the old year and ring in the new. But New Year’s Eve is a day just like any other — by which we mean that too much “partying”...

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A New Year’s Resolution: Let Go of Our Anxiety

December 31, 2015
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The intersection of the coming of a New Year and the passing of the previous one offers all of us the opportunity to pause and reflect upon both what has transpired and what awaits us. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at...

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Sports 12-31-2015

December 31, 2015
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CHS Roundup Red Devils fall to Medford, 43-34 The Chelsea High boys basketball team dropped its first contest of the season, coming out on the short end of a 43-34 decision at Medford, one of Chelsea’s former long-time rivals from the Greater Boston League. The Red Devils led for most of the way, grabbing...

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Obituaries 12-31-2015

December 31, 2015
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Francis ‘Frank’ Turczyn Polka fan – died unexpectedly on Christmas Day – his favorite holiday Francis H. ‘Frank’ Turczyn of Chelsea passed away unexpectedly in his Chelsea home on Christmas morning. He was 81 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late Wladyslaw and Mary Turczyn, Frank attended St....

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Toy Drive

December 24, 2015
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Toy Drive

The Sokolowski Elementary School held a toy collection drive to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital. Pictured with the many toys that the students collected for the hospital are Sokolowski School Principal Clerk Yolanda V. Colon and fourth grade students Addelyn Urrutia and Myshel Velazquez.

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Chelsea Part of Six-City Compact to Address Regional Development

December 24, 2015
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Chelsea Part of Six-City Compact to Address Regional Development

Six Boston area Mayors and City Managers on Wednesday jointly announced the formation of the Greater Boston Regional Economic Compact, which will facilitate regional problem solving among the municipalities of Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelsea, Quincy and Somerville. “We are thrilled to announce this new partnership between our cities to address the regional economic challenges...

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St Rose Nativity Lights up Broadway

December 24, 2015
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St Rose Nativity Lights up Broadway

If one sees a bright star shining to the East this Christmas Eve, then they must be looking towards St. Rose Church. Over the last three years, the Vietnamese community within the Parish has banded together to put up a detailed Nativity scene with hundreds of Christmas lights and, this year, a towering 40-foot...

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Walking in the Path of the Good Samaritan

December 24, 2015
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By Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley Terrorism has taken a great toll in our world. Many innocent people have lost their lives, leaving families, friends and communities racked in pain, consumed by a sense of loss and disbelief. The victims who are killed, shot or injured in terrorist attacks are but the tip of the...

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Enjoy the Holidays Safely

December 24, 2015
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Holiday get-togethers with family, friends, and co-workers are wonderful things, but all too many of such gatherings will result in tragic consequences that will be in the headlines the next day. All of us should be sure not only to limit our own holiday partying, but also be the caretaker of those whom we...

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Don’t Forget Those in Need

December 24, 2015
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While the vast majority of us are able to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest, and take for granted holiday traditions such as the sharing of gifts, the warm embrace at holiday gatherings of friends and family, and a nice Christmas dinner, the reality for too many among us is far different. So...

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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015
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Another Christmas is at hand and families will gather, as they have done for generations, to celebrate the holiday season with our friends and loved ones. Peace on earth, joy to the world, and the like may be platitudinous phrases when spoken at any other time of the year, but during the Christmas season...

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Sports 12-24-2015

December 24, 2015
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CHS Roundup CHS boys basketball wins two, now at 3-0 The Chelsea High boys basketball team won both of its games this past week to improve to 3-0 on the season, the best start for a Red Devil squad in the past few years. Friday evening CHS head coach Jay Seigal and his squad...

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Obituaries 12-24-2015

December 24, 2015
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Diana Russo Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea Diana (Cardone) Russo of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on December 20. Born and raised in Chelsea and a long time member of St. Anthony’s Ladies Sodality, she was the daughter of the late Vito and Vilma (Rizzo) Cardone,  the beloved wife of the late Thomas A.;...

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Donating to the Vets

December 17, 2015
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Donating to the Vets

Car sales magnate Ernie Boch Jr. stopped by the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home last Friday, Dec. 11, to drop off a donation of household items to the veterans. While there, Boch – who is an accomplished musician – sat in with the Soldiers’ Home music therapy band and played a smooth blues riff.

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FBI Coat Drive

December 17, 2015
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FBI Coat Drive

Little Carlos Santizo tries on his brand new coat during a Holiday Party and gift giveaway sponsored by the FBI Boston Office, with many employees in attendance who will be relocating to the new Chelsea office next year. The event was in partnership with the Chelsea Police and the Chelsea Salvation Army, and was one of...

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Unanimous Support:Cortell New Council President

December 17, 2015
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Unanimous Support:Cortell New Council President

Taking the gavel once again this January will be District 8 Councillor Dan Cortell, after he received unanimous support of his colleagues in their caucus Monday night. The incoming Council met on Monday night for its annual caucus session to pick its officers, its seating position and its voting order for the 2016 session....

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CAPIC Wins Bid for City’s Wrap-Around Services

December 17, 2015
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City officials awarded a bid to Chelsea’s CAPIC for wrap-around services to help the homeless and addicted communities that often loiter in Bellingham Square. A similar bid for clinical services to help the same communities is expected to be awarded to Bay Cove Human Services in the next few days. The bid for $100,000...

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Chelsea Drug Court Program a Success:Justice Barnes Leads End-of-the-Year Meeting

December 17, 2015
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Chelsea Drug Court Program a Success:Justice Barnes Leads End-of-the-Year Meeting

According to the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, 75 percent of Drug Court graduates remain arrest-free for at least two years after leaving the program. That’s a very good success rate and Tuesday’s special program led by Justice Benjamin Barnes affirmed that the Chelsea Drug Court is working well and producing good results....

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‘COPS’ Show in Chelsea to Premiere Saturday

December 17, 2015
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‘COPS’ Show in Chelsea to Premiere Saturday

The long-awaited episode of the ‘COPS’ television show that was filmed in Chelsea will air this Saturday night on Spike TV at 8 p.m. Film crews followed Chelsea Police officers for several weeks last summer filming the ins and outs of being a police officer in the City. They also filmed some footage in...

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Police Briefs 12-17-2015

December 17, 2015
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Monday, 12/7 Carlos Rodriguez, ,54, 19 Carroll St., Chelsea, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of property damage. Nathaly Rodriguez, 19, 44 Orange St., Chelsea, was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Samuel Socobasin, 36, 165 Hawthorne St., Chelsea, was arrested for shoplifting. Farrah Manning, 40, 165...

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A Thank You from Councillor Cunningham

December 17, 2015
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By Clifford Cunningham I’ve had the distinct honor and privilege of serving as City Councilor for District 7 over the last four years and, as my time doing so will come to an end in a few weeks, I wanted to take the time to share some final thoughts with the residents of the...

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Sports 12-17-2015

December 17, 2015
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CHS Roundup Boys basketball team opens with 74-34 win The Chelsea High boys basketball team opened its season in impressive fashion with a runaway 74-34 triumph over Minuteman Regional Vocational School Tuesday evening at the CHS gymnasium. Chelsea jumped out to a 19-6 advantage in the first frame and never looked back en route to...

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