City Preparing for Quick Turnaround on CPA after Overwhelming Vote

December 2, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Lost in the turmoil of the November election was the overwhelming ‘yes’ vote for the Community Preservation Act (CPA) in Chelsea, and now City leaders have set an accelerated schedule to get the new program up and running by next fiscal year, which begins July 1. That means collections for the...

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Police Briefs 12-01-2016

December 2, 2016
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JUMPED ON THE WAY HOME FROM SCHOOL On Nov. 16 at 3:40 p.m., while assigned at Chelsea High School, a CPD officer had a male student reporting a past robbery to him. The student approached him and told the officer that while he was walking home on Nov. 15 after school, he was approached...

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The Secret Weapon to Ending America’s Health Crisis:Schools

December 2, 2016
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By Kenneth Thorpe America has a big, fat problem. A whopping 13 million American children are obese  — and millions more are about to join their ranks. By 2025, according to a report in Pediatric Obesity, the nation will house 17 million obese kids.  This is alarming. Obesity can lead to a slew of...

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Let’s Stay Cool and Calm On Legal Marijuana

December 2, 2016
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If recent news reports are to be believed, some in our state are hyperventilating about the imminent legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts which was approved by voters in the recent election. Their opposition primarily is two-fold: First, that more under-age youth (under 21) will begin to use marijuana, and second, that there will be...

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Sports 12-01-2016

December 2, 2016
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Red Devils celebrate Turkey Day with 36-0 victory over Matignon The Chelsea High football team put an exclamation point on its 2016 campaign with a 36-0 victory over Matignon on Thanksgiving Day morning at Chelsea Stadium. The contest started inauspiciously for the Red Devils. Matignon took the opening kickoff and went on a long,...

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Obituaries 12-01-2016

December 2, 2016
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Donna Marie Chafin Best remembered for her love of animals and her caring, fun loving and feisty personality Donna Marie Chafin, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away on November 17 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a long battle with ongoing illness. She was 55 years old. Born in Winthrop, she...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016
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Happy Thanksgiving

Chelsea residents flocked to prepare for Thanksgiving this week, from hitting up the Market Basket to visiting the Salvation Army. Above, Felicite Valentine helped Mike Venezia with his selections at the Salvation Army on Monday morning.

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Art Reception

November 24, 2016
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Art Reception

Colette Brésilla standing before her recent paintings on display at the Gallery at Spencer Lofts through Friday, Dec. 30. The artist held a lively reception on Saturday night, Nov. 19, with live music and several guests.

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Wyndham Hotel Owners Announce Another Attempt to Redevelop Hotel Property

November 24, 2016
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Wyndham Hotel Owners Announce Another Attempt to Redevelop Hotel Property

By Seth Daniel The owners of the Wyndham Hotel came back before the Council on Monday night to announce a more extensive renovation project and to re-pitch the Tax Incremental Finance (TIF) agreement that the Council had previously approved for an earlier failed venture. Brian Stage, president of WEDGE Hotels, told the Council on...

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Expanding:Bunker Hill Chelsea Announces It Will Move to Everett Avenue

November 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Bunker Hill Community College Chelsea Campus announced on Monday that it would be moving from its long-time location in Bellingham Square in order to expand its program in the Simboli buildings at 70 Everett Ave. Replacing them in the old Post Office space in Bellingham Square will be the Phoenix...

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CAPIC Finds Intrusion from Boston for Innovative On-Demand Services

November 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Social service agencies typically have very little time to fight a turf war, but recently CAPIC found itself having to pause from helping the homeless and addicted communities to defend itself against the expansion of a large Boston agency. Social service agencies are typically officially assigned to regions, cities or areas...

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Council Rejects Relaxed Parking, Food Trucks in Zoning Package

November 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea City Council bucked the trend, and the trendy, by voting down zoning changes that would have allowed food trucks to operate in the City and also to institute lower parking requirements in the downtown – a nod to the popular sentiment among the development community that those living in...

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Small Business Saturday Comes to Chelsea Nov 26

November 24, 2016
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This Saturday, Nov. 26, is the 7th annual Small Business Saturday which is dedicated to supporting local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods around the country, Small Business Saturday was created by American Express in 2010 and it encourages Americans to shop at local independent businesses across the country, from neighborhood retail stores...

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Police Briefs 11-24-2016

November 24, 2016
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Monday, 11/14 Melanie Reddy, 767 Broadway, Chelsea was arrested on a warrant. John Lewis, 32, 292 Salem St., Revere, was arrested on a warrant. Wednesday, 11/16 Juvenile Offender, Chelsea, was arrested for unarmed robbery. Juvenile Offender, Chelsea, was arrested for unarmed robbery. Juvenile Offender, Chelsea, was arrested for unarmed robbery. Kevin McWatters, 29, 165...

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Remember Those in Need

November 24, 2016
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016
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Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. Thanksgiving has no religious connotations, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It asks nothing more from each of us than just showing up (other than for the person who is doing all the cooking) and enjoying the company of our family and friends and then having a...

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Bruins Looking to Keep Pace

November 24, 2016
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by Bob Morello As the Record went to press last night the Bruins were taking on the St. Louis Blues at TD Garden. Boston was enjoying a two-day respite following their latest victory on Saturday, beating the Winnipeg Jets on Garden ice by a score of 4-1. Presently sitting in the third spot in...

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Obituaries 11-24-2016

November 24, 2016
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Robert Joyce, Sr. Retired union carpenter; past member of Polish Falcons and Revere Lodge of Elks Robert W. Joyce, Sr. of Chelsea passed away on Monday, November 21 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a brief and unexpected illness. He was 80 years old.  Born in East Boston, he grew up in Saugus,...

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Veterans Day Ceremony

November 18, 2016
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Veterans Day Ceremony

Tom Miller of the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home Color Guard stands at attention for the National Anthem during the annual ceremonies for Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 10. Local elected officials and members of the Chelsea High School band and chorale helped to make the event even more memorable for the veterans.

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Charity Eating Contest

November 18, 2016
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Charity Eating Contest

Giovanni Albaro took a bite out of his first pupusa during a stellar charity eating contest at El Santaneco Restaurant on Sunday, Nov. 13. Meanwhile, after the eating was done, Jacquelyn Ramirez (below) spun around during a traditional Salvadoran dance presentation. The exciting event was to benefit the Veronica Robles Cultural Center.

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Capuano,Ryan Counsel Democratic Voters after Trump,Republican Wins

November 18, 2016
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Capuano,Ryan Counsel Democratic Voters after Trump,Republican Wins

By Seth Daniel After a shocking Election Day result that included not only a win by President Elect Donald Trump, but also a Republican sweep through the U.S. Congress and many state legislatures, federal, state and local leaders gathered at GreenRoots on Eastern Avenue Thursday, Nov. 10, to discuss the new lay of the...

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Jay Ash Delivers $2 Million MassWorks Grant to Chelsea

November 18, 2016
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Jay Ash Delivers $2 Million MassWorks Grant to Chelsea

When former City Manager Jay Ash last exited the Chelsea Council Chambers, it was with an emotional wave good-bye. On Wednesday morning, he returned all smiles and, instead of waving good-bye, he was waving a $2 million check. The Baker-Polito Administration announced a $2 million MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant to the City of Chelsea...

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Gunman Guilty in the Chelsea Murders of Livery Driver, Passenger

November 18, 2016
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After deliberating for several days, a jury convicted a Chelsea man of two counts of murder Monday, Nov. 14, for shooting Zouaoui Dani-Elkebir, 52, and Karima El-Hakim, 38, to death three years ago. Jurors found Maurice Morrison, 31, guilty of two counts of second-degree murder and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm...

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Chelsea Police Affirm No ‘Raid’ Tuesday by ICE Due to Election

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel File this one under, ‘Really Bad Timing.’ In an operation that set the Chelsea immigrant community sideways on Tuesday, Nov. 15, the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrived in Chelsea one week after the landmark U.S. Presidential election to find two long-time deportation targets. The operation came just as the...

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