One Talented Dog

April 1, 2016
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One Talented Dog

Alex, a 7-year-old German Shepherd, is a Chelsea Police dog who will be retiring on July 1. Officer Ed Noftle showcased Alex’s talents at a special Chelsea Public Library program for families on Wednesday, March 23.

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‘Transfatty Lives’ to make Boston Premiere in Revere Cinema

April 1, 2016
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‘Transfatty Lives’ to make Boston Premiere in Revere Cinema

Imagine creating an award-winning documentary just by moving your eyebrows. Patrick O’Brien, who was diagnosed with ALS 10 years ago at age 30, spent 10 years producing the highly acclaimed ALS documentary “Transfatty Lives.” The film, which won the 2015 Audience Award at the Tribeca and Milano Film Festivals, will have its Boston premiere...

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Market Basket Documentary to be Released in April

April 1, 2016
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Market Basket Documentary to be Released in April

The producers of the documentary that traces the events that led 25,000 employees and two million customers across New England to stand behind embattled Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas is due out in April. Producers of “We the People” released a trailer this week and we catch a glimpse of what the filmmakers...

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Licensing Issues Taking Center Stage at Council

April 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel License Commission member Ken Umemba and other allies who backed his appointment fired back this week at Councillor Roy Avellaneda – a former License Commissioner – after he led an attempt to reject the re-appointment of Umemba last week. Avellaneda said at the time it was one of many more changes...

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Bill to Increase Logan Workers Pay Heads to the Senate

April 1, 2016
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By John Lynds State Representative Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston) and Senator Sal DiDomenico’s (D-Chelsea) bill that was co-sponsored by Rep. Dan Ryan (D-Chelsea) to raise the base pay for Logan Airport workers to $15 per hour came out of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development and now moves to the Senate, where...

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Police Briefs 03-31-2016

April 1, 2016
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Monday, 3/21 Adele Mccabe, 30, 423 Eastern Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for larceny from building, assault with dangerous weapon. Katelyn Ferguson, 28, 86 Division St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. William Camille, 58, 65 Everett St., Everett, was arrested for unarmed robbery, possessing Class A drug. Joseph Sharleville, 44, 12 Osborne St., Salem,...

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Letter to the Editor

April 1, 2016
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MEMORIAL DAY, 2016: 50 Year Anniversary of the Battle of LZ 10 ALFA A ”Day of Remembrance” was established on May 30, 1868, to acknowledge all military service members who lost their lives in any National war.  Later re-designated as “Memorial Day,” it is the most significant day set aside for recognition of our...

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My Record on the Licensing Board Speaks for Itself

April 1, 2016
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By Ken Umemba I write to refute the recent incendiary remarks that Councillor Roy Avellaneda recently espouses to defame and undermine the stellar record of the Chelsea Licensing Board and myself as a member. We do not have to search far to realize the progress the board has made in the past few years....

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The Final Report

April 1, 2016
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For more than 25 years, the Federal courts have been monitoring the quality and necessary cleanup of Boston Harbor as submitted by the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority.  The final report as ordered by the courts was submitted March 18, 2016. Those of us who grew up in the Boston area and enjoyed the local...

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Bruins Finish or Finished?

April 1, 2016
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Bob Morello The question is an easy one following their 201 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, one has to wonder – can the Bruins learn to finish, or are they finished? Despite hitting the New Jersey net 40 times, Boston was only able to finish off one attack, with Brad Marchand...

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Obituaries 03-31-2016

April 1, 2016
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Sean Patrick Honohan Student at Perkins Schoool for the Blind Sean Patrick Honohan died at home with his family on March 23. Sean was a student at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown. Sean’s family would like to thank all of his nurses and care givers, especially Bernadette, Auntie Tiff and Jen....

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Purim Party

March 25, 2016
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Purim Party

Krista Rose has some fun with a mask and her daughter Annie, 1, who is delighted by the surprise. The fun was had at the Leonard Florence Center for Living’s Purim Party on Sunday.

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Animal Adventures At the Library

March 25, 2016
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Animal Adventures At the Library

Rebecca Flores pretending to be a rock for Steve, the chinchilla, to land on with his large feet during the Animal Adventure program at the Chelsea Public Library last Wednesday, March 16. Young people were able to meet a python, a skunk and a skink – all in one place.

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First Day of Spring

March 25, 2016
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First Day of Spring

This view from Broadway near the St. Rose School shows City Hall and illustrates the fact that snow greeted Chelsea residents on the first day of spring. Temperatures should begin to warm up soon.

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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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Alternative link to the PDF!

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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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