Council President Race Down to Robinson, Vidot

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The City Council president race has been quietly going back and forth between Council President Leo Robinson and Council Vice President Damali Vidot for the last several weeks. The showdown will likely continue as both court their fellow councillors for commitments and votes prior to a meeting that has been called...

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9-1-1 Dispatchers Apologize for No Confidence Vote on Verdone

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea 9-1-1 Dispatchers Union made a public apology Monday night, Dec. 4, at the City Council meeting to former Assistant Emergency Management Director Robert Verdone for issuing a No Confidence Vote against him on Oct. 1, 2016. Verdone was part of a management group in Chelsea EMS department that the...

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Chelsea Housing Extends Visitor Time for Hurricane Victims

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As Puerto Rican residents continue to trickle into Chelsea following the massive Hurricane Maria devastation, the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) announced they would extend the time visitors are allowed to stay with residents – and also consider extensions in some cases. Director Al Ewing said they have been working close with...

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America as We Know It Is Over

December 11, 2017
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It is difficult to understate the impact upon the future of our country of the Republican tax bill proposals that have been passed by the House and Senate and await a reconciliation between the two versions for a final vote by both. The most complex piece of tax legislation to be enacted in more...

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Sports 12-07-2017

December 11, 2017
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CHS track teams set for new season The Chelsea High boys and girls indoor rack teams were set to open their season last night (Wednesday) against Greater Lowell at Lynn Tech. For the first time ever, the Commonwealth Athletic Conference will host an indoor track league. Chelsea has competed for the past three years...

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Obituaries 12-07-2017

December 11, 2017
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Rochelle ‘Shelley’ Bennett Former Chelsea 8th District Councilor who worked to better the Chelsea Community Rochelle “Shelley” A. Bennett of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea, died peacefully at home on Saturday, December 2 after suffering a long illness. She was 73 years old. Rochelle was born in Chelsea and lived here throughout most of her...

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A Big Request:City Makes Big Ask of MassDOT for Viaduct Project Mitigation

December 1, 2017
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A Big Request:City Makes Big Ask of MassDOT for Viaduct Project Mitigation

By Seth Daniel City Manager Tom Ambrosino and the City Council have submitted an eye-opening mitigation package to the MassDOT to accommodate the upcoming Chelsea Viaduct project – a major rehabilitation project of the elevated highway leading to the Tobin/Mystic Bridge. The project is slated to be advertised in 2018 by the state. In...

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Darren Moore, Retired Firefighter and CHS Star Athlete, Dies at the Age of 52

December 1, 2017
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Darren Moore, Retired Firefighter and CHS Star Athlete, Dies at the Age of 52

By Cary Shuman City Council President Leo Robinson and the Chelsea community are fondly remembering retired Chelsea firefighter Darren Moore, who died on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the age of 52. Many of Darren’s classmates and friends learned of his passing during the Chelsea High School Class of 1982 35th Reunion Saturday night at...

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Late Jazz Artist Fundraising Show to Close Down Spencer Gallery

December 1, 2017
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Late Jazz Artist Fundraising Show to Close Down Spencer Gallery

By Seth Daniel It’s only appropriate that Victor Bailey would close down the Spencer Lofts Gallery. The world-famous jazz musician, who passed away last year from complications related to MS/ALS, once lived at the Spencer Lofts while working as a bass professor at Berklee College of Music. After taking up art as well as...

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ZBA Approves Eleanor Street Apartment Building

December 1, 2017
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By Leah Dearborn The Chelsea Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved a new apartment building project at 25 Eleanor St. on what is currently an industrial building with parking lot. The approval came during the Nov. 14 meeting and the project is championed by Eleanor Street Associates LLC – headed up by Michael Massamino....

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News Briefs

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel CORRECTION A story in the Nov. 16 Chelsea Record on the setting of the tax rate inadvertently described an increase in two-family homes. The story said two-family homes were to see the highest tax increase among all properties in the city. That is incorrect. Instead, condominium properties will see the largest...

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Three Sisters to be at Apollinaire

December 1, 2017
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Apollinaire Theatre presents Chekhov’s masterwork ‘Three Sisters’ in an intimate production staged in three locations in the theater for what will be a 30-person limited performance at each show. Chekhov’s dark human comedy of longing for a better life is presented in an adaption by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts. Stuck in a provincial outpost...

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Councillor Wants Answers on 5th St Onramp

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The upcoming Chelsea Viaduct state highway project may include plans to eliminate the 5th Street onramp next to the Williams School, and Councillor Roy Avellaneda said he wants answers about the plan. Avellaneda said at the Nov. 20 Council meeting that he has learned that MassDOT is considering closing down the...

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The Estates on Admiral’s Hill to Hold Holiday Open House Tuesday, Dec 5 at 201 Captains Row in Chelsea

December 1, 2017
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The Estates on Admiral’s Hill (www.admiralshill.org) will hold a holiday open house for its two assisted living residences on Tuesday, December 5 from 3pm to 5pm. Amidst holiday treats, lively piano music and hot chocolate by the fireplace, attendees will meet Executive Director Yari Velez and her talented team. One-on-one discussions and personalized tours...

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Police Briefs 11-30-2017

December 1, 2017
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Chelsea and Everett police drug control detectives executed simultaneous warrants at two Chelsea addresses this morning that resulted in multiple arrests and  a sizable seizures of heroin, cocaine and US currency.  Everett and Chelsea investigators had developed information that the two locations, 262 Maple Street and 79 Garland Street Apt#2 were covertly working together to funnel drugs into...

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AMAC: Aging is a Disease and Science is Determined to Find a ‘Cure’ for It

December 1, 2017
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Is old age a disease?  Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens , says a significant amount of scientific research indicates that aging is, indeed, a disease.  “More important there are many who believe it is a disease with a cure.” Weber cites the work of Dr. Aubrey de Grey, a...

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Energy Lessons from Recent Hurricanes

December 1, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews Hurricanes Harvey and Irma killed dozens of Americans and caused tens of billions of dollars in property damage. But there’s one silver lining. The storms taught us three invaluable lessons about the U.S. energy market. We need more refineries scattered around the country. Harvey decimated the Gulf Coast, which accounts for...

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GOP: Tax the Middle-Class and Give Cuts for the Richest

December 1, 2017
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Although there still are many variations of the Republican tax plans in the House and Senate that eventually will need to be worked out, they all share a common theme: Raise taxes for the middle class and cut taxes for the very wealthiest. If ever there was a tax plan that could be devised...

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Sports 11-30-2017

December 1, 2017
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Chelsea falls to Matignon, 20-16, in Thanksgiving game By Record Staff The Chelsea High football team fell to Matignon, 20-16, in the annual Thanksgiving game Thursday at Russell Field in Cambridge. The Red Devils played four quarters of hard-nosed football and worked hard to generate an opportunity late in the fourth quarter to score...

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Obituaries 11-30-2017

December 1, 2017
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Darren Moore Retired Chelsea Firefighter, coached 2001 Chelsea Pride Pop Warner Super Bowl Championship Team Darren W. Moore passed away unexpectedly in his Lynn home on Saturday morning, November 25. He was 52 years old. Born in Boston and raised in Chelsea, Darren was a devoted son of the late Earl H. and Evelyn...

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Historic Hand Raising

November 25, 2017
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Historic Hand Raising

The Chelsea Fire Department (CFD) celebrated a grand swearing-in ceremony as hasn’t been seen in many years. Some 10 new firefighters were sworn in by Assistant City Clerk Patty Lewis and two firefighters were promoted. The historic night brings the CFD contingent up to 102 members.Chief Len Albanese said the new firefighters would bolster...

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Chelsea Collaborative Turkey Drive

November 25, 2017
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Chelsea Collaborative Turkey Drive

The Chelsea Collaborative began its turkey drive for Thanksgiving recently and took delivery of several turkeys from Greg and Caryn Antonelli of GTA Company, Inc. Pictured here accepting the turkeys are members of the Collaborative, including Director Gladys Vegan and Sylvia Ramirez.

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The Big Comeback: Once Gone, Turkeys are Now a Common Sight in Most Communities, Even in the City

November 25, 2017
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The Big Comeback: Once Gone, Turkeys are Now a Common Sight in Most Communities, Even in the City

By Seth Daniel There aren’t too many comeback stories that begin with the phrase, ‘Gobble, Gobble,’ but the story of the once-prolific wild turkey in Massachusetts certainly begins and ends with just such an utterance. Though the wild turkey disappeared from Massachusetts for nearly 180 years, the Thanksgiving bird was once everywhere in the...

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Gov Baker Signs Bill to Fund New Quigley Hospital at Chelsea Soldiers’ Home

November 25, 2017
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Gov. Charlie Baker signed a capital bond bill on Tuesday that increases bond authorization by $244 million to support initiatives across the Commonwealth, including construction of a new long-term care facility at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home. “This bill funds critical projects across the Commonwealth, including the Last Mile broadband project and money for the...

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