Homewood Suites Opens

March 24, 2017
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Homewood Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton’s All Suites portfolio, announced its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Logan Airport Chelsea, opened on Wednesday, March 15. Designed for guests who want to travel on their own terms, Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Logan Airport Chelsea offers guests all the comforts of home, whether...

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Puerto Rican Governor Warns of Influx to U.S., Likely Many to Chelsea

March 24, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The governor of Puerto Rico has drafted a letter to Gov. Charlie Baker warning that an approaching “cliff” in federal Medicaid funding on the island under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could send thousands of migrants from Puerto Rico in the coming months, with likely many of them going to Chelsea....

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Chelsea Seeks Applicants for Youth Commission

March 24, 2017
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The City of Chelsea is accepting applications for its reestablished Youth Commission. Members of the Youth Commission will advise and assist the City Council, the School Committee, and the City Manager in the development of policies, programs, and delivery of services for the health and welfare of Chelsea’s youth and their families.  The Youth...

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Funding to Combat Gang Violence

March 24, 2017
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The Baker-Polito Administration this week announced the release of $5.7 million in competitive grants to cities and towns across Massachusetts who, with their local community partners, will use the funding to combat gang violence and support local at-risk youth. Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Quincy, Revere, Somerville and Winthrop will receive a collective $335,735 under...

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A Hard Life Under the Bridge: Death Could Bring Change

March 24, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Benjamin Estrada felt the Blizzard coming on last week, but after shoveling snow, he huddled up in some blankets under the Mystic/Tobin Bridge as he has done for years with a group of mostly Hispanic men that live on and off under the Bridge in the elements. It was his last...

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Police Briefs 03-23-2017

March 24, 2017
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ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPING, ROBBING Chelsea Police have arrested Jorge Beltran, 18, of Chelsea for Impersonating a Police Officer, Kidnapping and Robbery charges on Monday, March 20. It is believed that Beltran broke into several cars in Everett near the Chelsea line including a Chelsea police captain’s vehicle over the weekend. Several police items were...

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Hispanics Shouldn’t Over-Interpret Trump’s Election

March 24, 2017
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By Gus West It’s safe to say that Donald Trump doesn’t have many fans in the Hispanic community. The real estate mogul rose to power spewing rhetoric that was openly hostile to Latinos. He’s promised to deport more undocumented immigrants and build a wall along the nation’s southern border. And who can forget his...

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Obituaries 03-23-2017

March 24, 2017
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Evelyn Goff New England Telephone Co. retiree, one of the original “Chelsea Girls” Evelyn R. Goff, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a brief illness on January 11 at the age of 97. She was raised in Chelsea, attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School...

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Snow Day

March 17, 2017
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Snow Day

Admiral’s Hill in Chelsea provided some beautiful scenery during the late-winter snowstorm that hit the city and the region this week. The storm dropped approximately eight inches of snow on the city. The good news is that spring begins Monday.

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Ambrosino Charts Future:Affirms Fight Against Trump Administration, in State of the City

March 17, 2017
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Ambrosino Charts Future:Affirms Fight Against Trump Administration, in State of the City

By Seth Daniel From promoting the Chelsea Public Schools to renewing his pledge to fight the Trump Administration’s targeting of Sanctuary Cities, City Manager Tom Ambrosino laid out a path for the coming year in his State of the City Address to the City Council on Monday, March 13. At the outset of the...

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Demo Work Begins on Clark Avenue School

March 17, 2017
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Demo Work Begins on Clark Avenue School

By Seth Daniel The last part of the old Chelsea High School, most recently the Clark Avenue Middle School, is coming down this month as demolition crews have moved onto the site and have begun taking down the old building. The demo work is the first part of Phase 2 of the Clark Avenue...

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Return to Base:FBI Agent Mojica Gives Inspiring Talk to CHS Students

March 17, 2017
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Return to Base:FBI Agent Mojica Gives Inspiring Talk to CHS Students

By Cary Shuman Chelsea sports fans remember Carlos Mojica well. He was the popular, charismatic athlete who impressed teammates and opponents alike with his work ethic, sportsmanship, leadership and enthusiasm for the game. After graduating from Chelsea High in 1984, Mojica went on to attend and graduate from Bunker Hill Community College where he...

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Broadway Hotel Pulls Permit to Build

March 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Colwen Hotels has pulled a foundation permit to build the $30 million Broadway hotel that was in question earlier this year. City Manager Tom Ambrosino confirmed that the company had pulled the permit, and machinery was on the site this week working. The site is on the Chelsea/Revere line next to...

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Police Briefs 03-16-2017

March 17, 2017
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Police Log Monday, 3/6 Joshua LaPage, 33, 1193 Saratoga, East Boston, was arrested for shoplifting. Tuesday, 3/7 Carl Estrella, 44, 15 Congress Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on warrants. Wednesday, 3/8 Rigoberto Ramirez, 38, 23 Eleanor St., Chelsea, was arrested on warrants. Erica Salvati, 35, 11 Dean St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Thursday,...

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Happy St Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2017
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St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that brings a smile to everyone’s face — a day when everyone is Irish for a day. St. Patrick’s Day actually is a significant one in American history, marking the date in 1776 on which the British armed forces evacuated Boston (hence the official nomenclature, Evacuation...

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow — Not

March 17, 2017
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Even though we have had a mild winter, the major snowstorm this week was not welcome! By mid-March, we are ready for winter’s bleakness to depart and for spring to arrive. Yes, we know that March comes in like a lion. As lifelong New Englanders, we are ready for anything that Mother Nature may...

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Rick Perry’s DOE Agenda: Cleaning House, Trump’s Clean Energy

March 17, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews As the new head of the Department of Energy, Former Texas Governor Rick Perry faces many challenges from the bureaucracy, environmentalists, and the media. President Jimmy Carter created the agency in 1977, partly in response to Middle Eastern oil-exporting countries’ decision to use oil as a political weapon. DOE, whose proposed...

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Letters to the Editor

March 17, 2017
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WINTHROP MOTHERS OUT FRONT WILL PRESENT A FORUM Dear Editor: Winthrop Mothers Out Front will present a Gas Pipeline Forum on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 6-7:30 pm with refreshments at 6 pm and presentation beginning at 6:30 pm. The forum will take place at Winthrop Community Access TV studio (WCAT) 165 Winthrop St.,...

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Bruins Making A Point with Their Play

March 17, 2017
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by Bob Morello With Brad Marchand on a sizzling scoring streak for the past two months, talk has moved from  fighting for a playoff spot – to Marchand’s consideration for the NHL’s MVP. Not that it has diminished Boston’s need to win often, but it has put the spotlight on Marchand, and the fact...

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Obituaries 03-16-2017

March 17, 2017
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Stephanie Krasco Her greatest love was family Stephanie M. (Klimek) Krasco passed away Friday evening,  March 10 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home where she had been receiving supportive care for the past several days. Stephanie celebrated her 95th  birthday just two weeks ago. Born and raised in Chelsea,  the beloved daughter of the...

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Agent for Change:Bowen Continues Chelsea Real Estate Renaissance with Lofts in Mill Hill

March 10, 2017
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Agent for Change:Bowen Continues Chelsea Real Estate Renaissance with Lofts in Mill Hill

By Cary Shuman Jeff Bowen has been front and center in improving the appearance of Chelsea properties. A leading real estate broker associate at ERA Russell, Bowen is again bringing his marketing and realty savvy to a sparkling new Chelsea residence, the Thomas Martin Lofts located at 204 Spencer Avenue. One of his previous...

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FBI,Director Comey, ACS Stage Tremendous Grand Opening Party at New Building

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One of the biggest cases to come up since the FBI Boston headquarters opened officially in Chelsea last November has been solved. What is that case? Where to get a good cup of coffee and a tasty lunch. That was the opening line of Special Agent in Charge Hank Shaw during...

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FBI Unveils Plans for New Regional Computer Forensic Lab

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In celebrating the ribbon cutting of the new Chelsea headquarters of the FBI Boston office, local police in Chelsea and beyond have even more reason to celebrate with the news that the FBI plans to open a computer forensics lab in the new building to help local law enforcement solve cyber...

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Police Briefs 03-09-2017

March 10, 2017
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Monday, 2/27 Jonathan Phillips, 25, 15 Normandy St., Boston, was arrested on a warrant. Therese Heres, 48, 204 Cliff Ave., Winthrop, was arrested on warrants. Tuesday, 2/28 Francis Stephenson, 57, 4 Saipan Rd., Chelsea, was arrested for trespassing. Wednesday, 3/1 Angel Andrades, 46, 5 Webster Ct., Chelsea, was arrested for possessing Class B drug,...

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