Obituaries 02-27-2014

February 26, 2014
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Ellen ‘Janie’ Peach Of Chelsea Ellen J. “Janie” (Reynolds) Peach of Chelsea died on February 19. She was 94 years old. She was the wife of the late William L. “Les” Peach; devoted mother of Shirley M. Olson and her husband, Ernest of Chelsea, Goldie M. Moore and her husband, Edward “Ted” of Saugus,...

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A Jam Session

February 21, 2014
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A Jam Session

Chelsea’s Paul Koolloian attended the Cheap Trick rock concert at the Lynn Auditorium and had the honor of watching former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown play the guitar with the esteemed rockers

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Mullaney Resigns As CHS Principal in June

February 21, 2014
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Mullaney Resigns As CHS Principal in June

Citing a need for more family time and work-family balance, esteemed Chelsea High School (CHS) Principal Joe Mullaney notified school officials and colleagues last Friday that he would be stepping down in June. Mullaney wasn’t immediately available for comment due to the February School Vacation schedule, but in a letter to his colleagues at...

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Marking 15 Years: Latimer Society Will Honor Late Granddaughter with Show

February 21, 2014
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Marking 15 Years: Latimer Society Will Honor  Late Granddaughter with Show

Latimer Society founders Ron and Leo Robinson announced last week that the last remaining granddaughter of Lewis Latimer – the renowned inventor who was born in Chelsea – has passed away and the Society will put on a show in April to honor her. Dr. Winifred Latimer, 99, passed away earlier this month, and...

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Job Fair Brings Hope, Excitement

February 21, 2014
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Job Fair Brings Hope, Excitement

With the groundbreaking of the new Holiday Inn on Beech Street just months away, contractors began looking for workers – and due to an agreement between the City and the developers – the search started in Chelsea. A job fair seeking Chelsea residents to work on the Holiday Inn and Towne Suites hotel projects...

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Police Nab Serial Carbreak Suspect — Again

February 21, 2014
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An Everett man on probation for breaking and entering and other offenses was arraigned on Feb. 12 and released on low bail by Judge Benjamin Barnes after the repeat offender was once again arrested by Chelsea Police with a backpack full of stolen property. Leland Butler, 35, was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on...

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Man, 33 Murdered on Sunday Morning

February 21, 2014
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A man stabbed to death in Chelsea on Sunday his been identified as 33-year-old Francisco Dominguez, Chief Brian Kyes confirmed on Monday. At about 1 a.m. on Sunday morning, Chelsea Police responded to the area of 115 Washington Ave. at for a report of a possible stabbing. Officers found Dominguez suffering from a life-threatening...

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Firefighters to Receive Personal Escape Systems

February 21, 2014
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Chelsea firefighters completed training last week on a new piece of self-rescue equipment. The F4 Personal Escape System is made by Sterling Rope Inc. in Maine and is designed to be used by firefighters as the very last method of getting out of a building if they become trapped on an upper floor. There...

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Our Opinions

February 21, 2014
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THE RACE FOR STATE  REPRESENTATIVE Chelsea residents will go to the polls on March 4 to select whom will represent them in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Chelsea has been very fortunate to have excellent representation in the Legislature through the years, notably over the past two decades when Attorney Eugene O’Flaherty so commendably...

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CHS Sports Roundup

February 21, 2014
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Red Devils await tourney seeding, foe The Chelsea High boys basketball team concluded its season Friday, dropping a 66-62 decision to Greater Lowell, for whom the victory clinched an outright title of the Large Division of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference. The contest at the CHS gym was highlighted by Senior Night festivities at which...

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Obituaries 02-20-2014

February 21, 2014
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Josephine Blago Longtime St. Stanislaus School Fifth Grade Teacher Josephine (Czyzon) Blago of Maine, a former longtime Chelsea resident, passed away at the Southern Maine Medical Center on February 16 following a brief illness. She was 95 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Michael Kolondovitz and Stefania (Czyzon), she...

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Campaign Kick-off Event

February 17, 2014
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Campaign Kick-off Event

State Rep. Candidate Todd Taylor, who is running as a Republican in the District 16 race and lives on Nichols Street, held a campaign kick-off event last Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Casa Lucia in Revere. Taylor spoke about his support of Charter Schools and Public Schools co-existing to provide choices for parents, and...

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Most Councillors Hail Public Safety Plan, Passes Easily

February 17, 2014
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Most Councillors Hail Public Safety Plan, Passes Easily

Although none of the votes were unanimous, the City Council this past Monday night adopted seven spending orders totaling nearly $1 million to support a 10-point plan to enhance public safety in Chelsea. The plan was organized by City Manager Jay Ash, Chief of Police Brian Kyes and Councillor Dan Cortell, and was reflective...

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Monahan Getting the Word out

February 17, 2014
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Monahan Getting the Word out

As the temperatures have dove into the teens over the past weeks, Chelsea’s Josh Monahan has found himself at home in the cold. That’s because he’s been tirelessly pounding the pavement, beating back the cold weather, to get his message and his name to the voters in the quick campaign for state rep in...

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Seal of Approval

February 17, 2014
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Seal of Approval

United States Navy SEAL Team 6 leader Robert O’Neill (left) was the guest speaker at the Jordan Boys and Girls Club breakfast Monday. Among those attending the event was Chelsea police Chief Brian Kyes (right).

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Community Service Donation

February 17, 2014
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Community Service Donation

Barry Kirshon, owner of Kirshon Paint in Chelsea, presented a check to the Jordan Boys and Girls Club as part of a community service donation program with Benjamin Moore Paints. Pictured, from left, are Mark Arsenault, maintenance director at the club, Michelle Perez, JBGC executive director, Josh Kraft, president and CEO of the Boys...

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Council Proceeding Carefully on Inspection Proposal

February 17, 2014
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A newly proposed program that would require inspections of housing units every five years by the City’s Code Enforcement is getting a lukewarm welcome at the Council, as many councillors are trying to balance the competing ideas of correcting substandard housing with residents’s private property rights. The plan was proposed last summer, but was...

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Another Hotel Has Agreement near Parkway, Mill Creek

February 17, 2014
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Though he couldn’t give an exact location, City Manager Jay Ash confirmed this week that a fifth hotel has reached a tentative agreement to build on a former industrial site near Broadway at the City Line of Chelsea and Revere. “I can confirmed that a fifth hotel has a tentative agreement to be developed...

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Snow and Cold: A Tough Winter, but We’re up for It

February 17, 2014
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When we were younger, we never truly understood what our grandmother meant when she would say, “It’s been a long, hard winter.” In a child’s world, a big snowstorm means no school, which would leave us free to go sledding, build igloos in the mounds of snow created by the snow plows, and roam...

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CHS Roundup

February 17, 2014
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Red Devils win three of four to reach tourney The Chelsea High boys basketball team came to know the meaning of the fabled phrase, “The ecstasy of victory and the agony of defeat,” that was uttered weekly by Jim McKay, the long-time host of ABC’s The Wide World of Sports, in the course of...

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Obituaries 02-13-2014

February 17, 2014
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Albert LaFauci Of East Boston, formerly from Chelsea Albert J. LaFauci of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on January 29 at the Chelsea Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Broadway in Chelsea where he had been receiving supportive care for the past few weeks. He was 85 years old. Born in Boston,...

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Hundreds Pack Avellaneda’s State Rep Campaign Kickoff: Calls for Candidates Forum in Short Campaign Season

February 6, 2014
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Hundreds Pack Avellaneda’s State Rep Campaign Kickoff: Calls for Candidates Forum in Short Campaign Season

Following a successful kick-off to his campaign on Monday in Chelsea’s popular Mystic Brewery, State Rep. Candidate Roy Avellaneda has taken his campaign to the streets of Chelsea and, more importantly, to the crucial voting blocks in Charlestown. Now, Avellaneda is calling for a candidates forum, challenging candidates Chris Remmes and Dan Ryan –...

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One North Looks to Bring a Little Downtown to Our Town

February 6, 2014
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One North Looks to Bring a Little Downtown to Our Town

Downtown Boston has moved a few steps closer to Chelsea as the One North of Boston luxury apartments prepare for an April opening – with the project already leasing units and giving tours to prospective residents. “This is downtown living at a much more affordable price point,” said developer Damian Szary. “These are apartments...

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Officials “stoked” that there will be no pot sales in Chelsea

February 6, 2014
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The State announced last week that 20 locations would be permitted to dispense medical marijuana, and local officials were high on the fact that none of the sites were in Chelsea. “We weren’t surprised, because there were no applications for sites in Chelsea,” said City Manager Jay Ash.  “We carefully crafted a defendable legal...

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