Obituaries 04-13-2017

April 14, 2017
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Robin Ann Bard Malden High School graduate It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our sister Robin who fought a courageous battle against cancer. Robin passed away peacefully March 31 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers with her loving husband Michael Delellis at her bedside. Born in Boston, February...

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You’re A Good Man,Charlie Brown

April 7, 2017
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You’re A Good Man,Charlie Brown

Leah Kazuko, as Marcie, daydreams about what might be along with the rest of the cast of ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.’ Students at Chelsea High School will put on the uplifting play from April 6-8 at 7 p.m. each evening. The annual drama entry is a staple of Chelsea High and sure...

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City,Chief Kyes Renegotiate Contract:Kyes Receives an Extension,Will Stop Working Details

April 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Acting to fight off other departments and agencies from luring Chief Brian Kyes away from Chelsea, City Manager Tom Ambrosino and Chief Kyes announced that they have come to terms on a new five-year contract that will stretch out to 2022. The new contract will call for the chief not to...

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City Wins Part,Loses Part of Phantom Venture’s Case

April 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Federal District Court Judge Indira Talwani gave a bit of a win and a bit of a loss to the City in the Phantom Ventures’s suit-and-tie strip club case, throwing out most of the case, but remanding two counts back to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) for further review. “For...

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City,Faith Leaders Sign Accord for Peace,Understanding in Troubled Times

April 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Five faith leaders from the three major religions signed a Statement on Religious Unity with City Manager Tom Ambrosino and formed the Chelsea Interfaith Alliance on Monday, April 3, to support one another in an uncertain national climate. Rev. Edgar Duarte of St. Luke’s Episcopal; Loay Assaf, CEO of Al Huda...

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Bicycling Laundry Service Looking to Locate in Chelsea

April 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A pedal power industrial laundry business is looking to locate in one of Chelsea’s industrial districts, with the City moving a proposal to the City Council Monday that would altar the zoning for the business. City Manager Tom Ambrosino put in a request to the Council at Monday’s meeting to change...

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Police, Fire Dominate List of Top 100 Highest Paid in 2016

April 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel More than 75 percent of the Top 100 highest paid City employees in 2016 came from either the Police Department or the Fire Department, with 76 of the highest paid employees coming from public safety. The Top 100 list was released this week by the City for 2016, and once again...

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Police Briefs 04-06-2017

April 7, 2017
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COKE TRAFFICKING BUST On Thursday, March 30, the Chelsea Police Drug Unit executed a search warrant at 728 Broadway #1. The search warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation . Detectives seized drugs and US currency from address and placed subject in custody. Enrique Rivera, 23, of 728 Broadway, was charged with trafficking...

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Sports 04-06-2017

April 7, 2017
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins clinch is a cinch With a solid 60-minute effort producing a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night, the Bruins are playoff-bound, having clinched a spot for the first time in three seasons. Boston’s sixth consecutive win (Tampa, Chicago, Florida, Dallas, Nashville, and New York...

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Obituaries 04-06-2017

April 7, 2017
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Edward J. Haas Retired computer engineer Edward J. Haas died unexpectedly on Monday, March 13 at his Revere residence. Although Ed has been fighting cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his death was indeed sudden. He spent most of his life in Revere and was a 1965 graduate of Revere High School. He served...

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All-District Concert

March 31, 2017
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All-District Concert

Keiri Sandoval, of the Middle School Advanced Band, on flute, performing “Wyndham March.” The all-district chorus and band concert took place on March 15 at the Williams School gym with hundreds of parents and friends on hand to hear the sounds of emerging Chelsea musicians.

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New Chelsea Police Officers

March 31, 2017
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New Chelsea Police Officers

City Clerk Jeannette White administers the Oath to five new Chelsea Police officers, including two new female officers, during a ceremony at City Hall on Monday night, March 27. The new officers bring the contingent up to 108 on the force, with a goal of 111 on duty.

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Reading is ‘Magic’

March 31, 2017
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Reading is ‘Magic’

By Seth Daniel When Malcolm Mitchell, the impressive rookie wide receiver for the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, was having trouble with reading in school, he came home and complained to his mother about it. The talented athlete continued his rant while his mother put three pots on the stove to a boil....

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Ciao! Pizza and Pasta Owners have Big Plans

March 31, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The owners of Ciao! Pizza and Pastas seemingly just opened their small take-out restaurant, but already they have scored in the top 10 of pizza places nationwide on Yelp online, have had stellar reviews from almost every publication in Greater Boston, and now they are looking to widen their reach. And...

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French Club Project Gets State Funding, Looks Toward Summer Groundbreaking

March 31, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Neighborhood Developers (TND) hosted state and City leaders on Tuesday morning, March 28, to announce that they had received critical funding to allow the French Club affordable housing project to proceed to a groundbreaking. “It’s an honor for TND to host an event like this,” said Aaron Wasserman of TND,...

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City Manager Looks to Make Recycling Expansion

March 31, 2017
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By Seth Daniel City Manager Tom Ambrosino has submitted a plan to the City Council to potentially expand the recycling program to all of the large apartment buildings and condo complexes in the city, and to the Housing Authority properties as well – an expansion that will mean a serious increase in the trash...

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Police Briefs 03-30-2017

March 31, 2017
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Monday, 3/20 Jaime Alvarez-Figueroa, 28, 93 Trenton St., East Boston, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle, operating under the influence of liquor, possessing open container of alcohol in motor vehicle. Jorge Beltran, 18, 39 Shawmut St., Chelsea, was arrested for carrying dangerous weapon or knife over 4×1 inches (2 counts), receiving stolen...

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Letter to the Editor

March 31, 2017
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A better alternative As I read the Chelsea Record commentary last week on a homeless gentleman named Benjamin Estrada who recently was found frozen to death during the March 14 snowstorm under the Tobin Bridge where he had been living for years. Apparently, like  many homeless, these poor souls can’t or won’t accept shelter...

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Trump Fails to Put Kids First in “America First” Budget

March 31, 2017
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico President Donald Trump recently released his 2018 budget, outlining billions of dollars in cuts to vital governmental agencies and services. Almost laughably, the Administration has titled its budget “America First,” despite zeroing out and reducing funding for programs that help millions of Americans. Included in those cuts was the complete...

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We Remember It Well…

March 31, 2017
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The “it” we are referring to  was the surprise April Fool’s Day snowstorm of 1997 — 20 years ago this week — that dumped 25 inches of snow in this immediate area and even more in other places in the Greater Boston area. We recall that the weather forecasters had not predicted such a...

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Congratulations,Mark Martineau!

March 31, 2017
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The announcement this week that Chelsea High girls track coach Mark Martineau has been named the Girls Indoor Coach of the Year by the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association represents quite an achievement both for Mark and Chelsea High. Anyone who gets to know Mark becomes aware instantly of his contagious enthusiasm for the girls’...

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Sports 03-30-2017

March 31, 2017
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins again show resiliency Once again for the third time in three seasons, the Bruins are at the crossroads of a playoff spot, with a handful of games remaining. The upside is that five of the six games will be played on Garden ice, with the only road game...

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Obituaries 03-30-2017

March 31, 2017
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Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Christie Devoted to husband and family Gertrude M. “Trudy” Christie of Burlington, formerly of Chelsea, passed away at the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center on Saturday evening, March 25. She was 81 years old. Trudy was born, raised and educated in Chelsea.  She was the daughter of the late Angelo and Anne...

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Science

March 24, 2017
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Science

Waldane Watkins and Tom Thompson show Chemistry teacher (obscured) Sam Wolpert the different reactions they studied for their science project last Thursday, March 16. The annual Chelsea High School (CHS) Science Fair took place in the school gym with scores of projects on display and judges looking over them and choosing the winners.

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