Art Walk 2016 Will Honor the Late Ann Crotty in Fitting Tribute

May 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It was through the Chelsea Record newspaper that Ann Crotty and artist Joe Greene met – a combination that would eventually produce the Chelsea Art Walk and Charcoll Arts Group. Crotty, who passed away last month, will bear the honorary name tagged onto this year’s 2016 Chelsea Art Walk, organizers said...

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Sports 05-19-2016

May 20, 2016
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CHS Roundup CHS girls track team now at 9-0 The Chelsea High girls track & field team continued its winning ways with a pair of dominating victories over Northeast Regional, 96-38, and Lynn Tech, 106-24, this past week. The Lady Red Devils now stand at 9-0 on the season. Individual Lady Red Devil winners in...

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Obituaries 05-19-2016

May 20, 2016
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John Bruttaniti Heroic Chelsea Police Officer John P. Bruttaniti, Chelsea Police Officer of Lynn, formerly of Chelsea, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 12. He was 41 years old. John, or as he was affectionately known to family and close friends as Coco, was born in Boston to Karen Bruttaniti and Johnny Perkins on September...

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May Day Celebration

May 13, 2016
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May Day Celebration

Tito Meza danced in front of City Hall to the brass bands and the calls for justice on May 1 during the multi-city May Day celebration. The Chelsea Collaborative helped to organize the annual event that travels from Everett to Revere to Chelsea and East Boston.

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Amanda Alpert Named CHS Athletic Director

May 13, 2016
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Amanda Alpert Named CHS Athletic Director

By Cary Shuman When Amanda Alpert takes office on July 1 as athle tic director (AD) at Chelsea High School, she will be the first woman to serve in the prestigious position. Alpert’s official title is coordinator of physical education, comprehensive health, and athletics for the Chelsea school district but it’s those two letters...

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Police Det Rosie Medina Honored with Community Service Award

May 13, 2016
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Police Det Rosie Medina Honored with Community Service Award

By Seth Daniel When Chelsea Police Det. Rosie Medina reflects on why it is she became a police officer, part of her says it’s because she wanted to defy her father, but another part says it’s because she loves the community and has found perfect harmony in her job where she can help the...

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Ambrosino Files First City Budget,Calls for Recreation Division

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Rising 4.2 percent over last year, City Manager Tom Ambrosino submitted his first budget from the City’s corner office on Monday to the City Council – and highlighted more expenditures for walking police patrols, two new firefighters and a newly established Recreation Division. The Budget is up by $6.2 million (4.2...

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Chelsea Schools Adopt Universal Free Lunch for Next School Year

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Many say there is no free lunch, but those folks would be wrong if there were in the Chelsea Schools next year. The Chelsea Schools announced that within their new budget is a component that will allow free lunch for all students in all grades next school year. “We have included...

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Superintendent’s Organizationagainst Legalization of Marijuana

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The state superintendent’s organization, which includes Chelsea Supt. Mary Bourque, has officially come out against the legalization of marijuana ballot question that will appear on the November ballot. Superintendents across the state in the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS), including Revere Supt. Dianne Kelly and Chelsea’s Bourque – the incoming...

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Police Briefs 05-12-2016

May 13, 2016
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Monday, 4/25 Anna Andrades, 54, 768 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for distribution of Class A drug, conspiracy to violate drug law. Olga Torres, 55, 113 Spencer Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for conspiracy to violate drug law, possessing Class A drug. Francisco Correa, 40, 28 Malden St., Everett, was arrested for conspiracy to violate drug...

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Sports 05-12-2016

May 13, 2016
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CHS Roundup CHS girls track team improves to 7-0 The Chelsea High girls outdoor track team remained undefeated with victories this past week over five opponents — Mystic Valley, Presentation of Mary Academy, Shawsheen Tech, Greater Lawrence, and rival Notre Dame of Tyngsboro. The Lady Red Devils’ dominance was evident from the average margin...

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Obituaries 05-12-2016

May 13, 2016
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Sandra Heckley Of Chelsea Sandra Heckley, of Chelsea died on May 6. She was 76 years old. The daughter of the late Justin and Florence Lee, she was the beloved wife of the late George Heckley; dear mother of James and his wife, Teresa, George, Sandy and Stephanie Heckley and the late Sharon Heckley...

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Lion King

May 7, 2016
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Lion King

Kiara Santiago Diaz, playing Rafiki, opens The Lion King production at the Kelly School on Friday morning, April 29, to a large audience of students and parents. The play featured several musical numbers and a very elaborate set design. Scores of children from the Kelly School participated.

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The Big Leagues:Former CHS,NU Star Troville is Associate AD at Harvard

May 7, 2016
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The Big Leagues:Former CHS,NU Star Troville is Associate AD at Harvard

By Cary Shuman Harvard is the world’s most prestigious university and its athletic program is just as awe-inspiring. The famous Ivy League institution in Cambridge is home to colleges’ largest program with 42 sports, from skiing, sailing and golf, to baseball, basketball and squash and everything in between. The Harvard-Yale football game is known...

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New BBQ Restaurant Looks to Smoke the Competition on Eastern Avenue

May 7, 2016
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New BBQ Restaurant Looks to Smoke the Competition on Eastern Avenue

By Seth Daniel A new BBQ restaurant and catering business, now based in Peabody, is looking to relocate on the corner of Eastern and Crescent Avenues in a tag-team proposal with the property owner, Titan Street Sweeping. Big Pig BBQ is looking to renovate the building on the front of the site into a...

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Chelsea Hunger Network Looks to Fill Empty Bowls in Chelsea

May 7, 2016
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Chelsea Hunger Network Looks to Fill Empty Bowls in Chelsea

By Seth Daniel Coming from a place of desperation has been a great piece of hope in the community known as the Chelsea Hunger Network, a group that has been guided tirelessly by Ron Fishman. Fishman works for MGH part-time in the community coalition, and works part-time also at Trinity Property Management managing Chelsea...

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City Hall Could Get Lit Up

May 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The idea to light up Chelsea City Hall, perhaps using different colored lighting such as is done on the Bunker Hill/Zakim Bridge, is one step closer to a reality. City Councillor Matt Frank proposed the idea last month in a Council order and City Manager Tom Ambrosino said he is interested...

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Local Help for Small Business Training and Assistance

May 7, 2016
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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has selected the Hispanic-American Institute as one of five providers of training and assistance to small and minority businesses seeking to contract for the construction phase of new casinos under development in Everett and Springfield. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission awarded the project to the Institute in view of its track...

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Police Briefs 05-05-2016

May 7, 2016
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Monday, 4/18 Josue Rodriguez, 46 Tudor St., Chelsea, was arrested for armed robbery, carrying a firearm without a license, possessing a firearm in felony and assault with a dangerous weapon. Christopher Testa, 30, 71 Wilshire St. Winthrop, was arrested for shoplifting and on warrant. Michael Herlihy, 34, 39 Kingston St., Boston, was arrested on...

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Letters to the Editor

May 7, 2016
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Arts and humanities are important On April 25, 2016, the Chelsea City Council gave official recognition to the Chelsea arts and humanities community at a ceremony sponsored by the Chelsea Cultural Council.  Local artists, Chelsea residents, and guests filled the third floor of City Hall to capacity for this occasion. We are extremely grateful...

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Mother’s Day

May 7, 2016
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This Sunday is a day set aside to honor our mothers. Few can doubt the loyalty and love that our mothers have exhibited to their children despite the difficulty that some of their children may cause. Growing up in this area more than 50 years ago, mothers were always treated with a special amount...

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Sports 05-05-2016

May 7, 2016
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins active in the news The Boston Bruins season is over, but they still remain active news wise. The team released information related to three regulars who have undergone successful surgery. Included were forward Matt Beleskey (left hand), forward David Krejci (left hip) and defenseman Torey Krug (right shoulder),...

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Obituaries 05-05-2016

May 7, 2016
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Patricia Piotrowski Verizon retiree Patricia A. Piotrowski passed away on Sunday, May 1 at Wingate Nursing Home in Reading after a brief decline in health. She was 83 years old. Born and raised in Charlestown, she was one of three children born to the late D. Henry and Eileen (Gorman) Harrington. Pat attended school...

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Cleanup Volunteers

April 29, 2016
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Cleanup Volunteers

Jonathan Perez and Jose Rodriguez relax at the PORT Park after a hard morning of cleaning up Chelsea. The annual Earth Day Community Clean Up took place on Saturday, April 23, despite rainy conditions. Several volunteers showed up at multiple sites to spruce up the city for spring.

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