Peace Meeting Brings Ideas,Youth Voices to Honest Discussion

March 25, 2016
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Peace Meeting Brings Ideas,Youth Voices to Honest Discussion

By Seth Daniel There wasn’t enough space in the City Council Chambers Tuesday night nor enough time on the clock to accommodate all of the people who had packed the Hall to participate in a meeting looking for solutions to street violence – a meeting that was spurred by the murder of a 19-year-old...

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Former CHS Track Captain Jack Richard to Run Boston Marathon

March 25, 2016
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Former CHS Track Captain Jack Richard to Run Boston Marathon

Jack Richard, former captain of the 1975 CHS cross-country state championship team, has run over 20 Boston Marathons. For this year’s race on April 18 2016, he has committed to raising funds for Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Jack said, “There’s no charity more deserving, or more Boston, than Dana-Farber. They’re winning the fight against...

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License Commission Comes Under the Microscope for Some Councillors

March 25, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In what was a complete surprise to several observers and councillors at Monday night’s meeting, a block of five councillors rose up and nearly blocked the re-appointment of a long-time License Commission member, Ken Umemba. Umemba was re-appointed in the end, on a 5-5 tie vote that was finally decided 24...

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Police Briefs 03-24-2016

March 25, 2016
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Monday, 3/7 Garcia Jehovany-Orlando, 28, 99  Hollingworth, Lynn, was arrested for possessing open container of alcohol in motor vehicle, operating under the influence of liquor, unlicensed operation of motor vehicle. Juvenile Offender, 16, was arrested for disorderly conduct. Melissa Hardy, 37, 423 Eastern Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Juvenile Offender, 16, was...

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Obama in Cuba

March 25, 2016
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The decision by President Obama to open the diplomatic doors to Cuba and begin the process of bringing that nation into the modern world acknowledges something that has been a reality for decades: the Cold War is over. Yes, the dictatorial regime of the Castro brothers is antithetical to the democratic values we espouse....

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Happy Easter

March 25, 2016
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It’s hard to believe that another Easter already is upon us. Not only does Easter come early this year, but Monday’s snowstorm hardly seemed Easter-like. But regardless of what Mother Nature has in store for us, Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be here this week, and those of the Christian faith will begin...

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Obituaries 03-24-2016

March 25, 2016
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Steven Langille Of Amesbury Steven A. Langille of Amesbury, formerly of North Reading, passed away peacefully on March 18. Mr. Langille was a US Air Force veteran  and a member of the VFW. He was the beloved husband of Sharon (Deering) Langille;  devoted father of Christine Langille of Beachmont, Revere, David Langille of Beverly,...

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Chelsea High School Class of 1981

March 24, 2016
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Tufts Partners with Wright School for a Closer Look at Medical Careers

March 17, 2016
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Tufts Partners with Wright School for a Closer Look at Medical Careers

By Seth Daniel Middle schoolers are historically hard to keep the attention of, but last Friday morning at Tufts University Medical School, a large group of students sat quietly in the dental lab transfixed on preparing and making dental teeth impressions. There was no need to call for quiet, or re-focus the youngsters from...

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Vigil Brings Out Hundreds to March,Pray

March 17, 2016
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Vigil Brings Out Hundreds to March,Pray

By Seth Daniel and Joe Prezioso As dusk fell upon Chelsea last Wednesday evening, March 9, little Chase Collins held a ball tightly between his hands, looking curiously at the growing numbers of candles and photos and poems left at the Washington Avenue scene of the horrific shooting incident that killed Pablo Villeda on...

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Jennifer Kelly is Named the New Director of Healthy Chelsea Coalition

March 17, 2016
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Jennifer Kelly, of Gloucester, is the new director of the Healthy Chelsea, a community coalition focused on improving the overall health of Chelsea residents by working to increase healthy eating active living and decrease the negative effects of substance misuse and toxic stress. The coalition is supported by the MGH Center for Community Health...

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Police Briefs 03-17-2016

March 17, 2016
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JURY DEADLOCKS AGAIN A Suffolk Superior Court jury late Monday declared itself deadlocked in the trial of Felix Melendez, 38, charged with first-degree murder in the July 2013 homicide of his landlady, 88-year-old Hilda Devincenzo, in her Chelsea apartment. An earlier jury convicted him of armed robbery but also deadlocked on the murder charge. ...

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Reimagining Our Waterfront: Chelsea Green Space Encourages Resident Input in Upcoming Meeting on Waterfront Visioning Process

March 17, 2016
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By John Valinch As City Manager Tom Ambrosino recently noted, Chelsea is a dynamic city that is undergoing a transformative period. Perhaps the most discussed and contested question worth analyzing during this process is how, where, and to what degree Chelsea will undergo development. The Chelsea Waterfront is one area where work is already...

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Sports 03-17-2016

March 17, 2016
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Fenwick ousts St. Mary’s from MIAA State Tournament, 56-40 By Cary Shuman The St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team beat some of the best teams in Massachusetts – Revere  Rockland, and Martha’s Vineyard to name three – but couldn’t topple its Catholic Central League rival, Bishop Fenwick, this season. A very deep and...

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Obituaries 03-17-2016

March 17, 2016
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Patricia Dion Worked at Soldiers Home and Don Guanella Center Mildred A. “Patty” (Carroll) Dion passed away on March 14,  at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home in Chelsea following a brief illness. She was 78 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Mildred (Smith) Carroll....

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Good Timing

March 11, 2016
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Good Timing

Photographer Nanda Rust unveiled her in-depth documentary-style look at Chelsea Clock – a look that came before the company moved from its ancient headquarters on Everett Avenue last year – on Tuesday night. Capturing the workers who had been there for decades, the machinery that had been there even longer and the tiniest of...

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Together in Song

March 11, 2016
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Together in Song

Governor Charlie Baker, Senator Sal DiDomenico, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joined together in song to entertain the crowd during the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration hosted by Sen. DiDomenico in Charlestown. The popular event brought many from Chelsea and several state officials as well.

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Act of Violence:Chelsea Youth Charged with Murder in Teen Party Shooting

March 11, 2016
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Act of Violence:Chelsea Youth Charged with Murder in Teen Party Shooting

By Seth Daniel A 16-year-old Chelsea youth, who had just recently moved to Lynn, has been charged with the murder of Pablo Villeda, 19, in an horrific act of violence that left the victim dead and six others wounded from 10 gunshots allegedly fired in close quarters early on Sunday morning. The shooting has...

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New Fire Chief Ready to Work with All Parties

March 11, 2016
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New Fire Chief Ready to Work with All Parties

By Seth Daniel City Manager Tom Ambrosino announced on Friday, March 4, that he had chosen Len Albanese, chief of the North Providence Fire Department, to be the next permanent fire chief for Chelsea. Albanese, 50, will start the new job in April 4. The new chief is a 30-year veteran of the fire...

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Community Reacts to Multiple Shooting with Vigil,Meeting

March 11, 2016
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Community Reacts to Multiple Shooting with Vigil,Meeting

By Seth Daniel As the sun rose on Washington Avenue and Orange Street Sunday morning, neighbors were grasping for answers to another – and even worse – shooting incident that had left the streets closed down and cordoned off and, in effect, a war zone situation. They couldn’t leave the house. They couldn’t ask...

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State of the City Features Plan for Investing in Residents

March 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The State of the City cannot be summed up in one word, as is often the case in such speeches, but for which City Manager Tom Ambrosino said he could not do during his speech to the City Council Monday night. “Sometimes people may say we are ‘strong’ or ‘solvent’ or...

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Police Briefs 03-10-2016

March 11, 2016
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Monday, 2/29 Kirk Crowley, 47, 125 Walnut St., Chelsea, was arrested for trespassing and destruction of property over $250, malicious. William Amaya, 30, 21 County Rd., Chelsea, was arrested for shoplifting and on a warrant. Tuesday, 3/1 Jose Oseguera-Flores, 35, 31 Gerrish Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for Operating under the influence of liquor (2nd...

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Stemming and Preventing Violence in the City is Priority One

March 11, 2016
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By Tom Ambrosino, City Manager Other than the substance abuse problems in the Square, you haven’t really heard me talk a lot about public safety generally since I’ve been here. I hope no one interprets that lack of discussion as a lack of interest. You can’t be the leader of any urban municipality in...

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Sports 03-10-2016

March 11, 2016
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CHS Roundup Red Devils fall to strong Salem The Chelsea High basketball team started well in its contest with Salem in first-round play of the Division 2 North Sectional of the MIAA boys state basketball tournament last Thursday evening. The Red Devils grabbed a 6-3 lead in the opening minutes on the Witches’ home...

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