School, City Officials Ask Parents to Be Aware of Children’s Social Media Posting Following Threat

March 10, 2018
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In the wake of a social media threat against the Chelsea High School posted last Friday, School Supt. Mary Bourque is putting students and parents on notice that there will be zero tolerance for any threats – whether verbal, written or posted on social media. As a major footnote to that warning, she said...

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Sen DiDomenico Elevated to Senate Assistant Majority Leader

March 10, 2018
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State Sen. Sal DiDomenico took yet another step up the leadership ladder last week, getting two major promotions within the legislative body. First, DiDomenico (D-Everett) was elevated to the position of Assistant Majority Leader by Senate President Harriette L. Chandler (D-Worcester). In addition to this new leadership post, Senator DiDomenico will also now serve...

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Treasurer Deb Goldberg Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign for State Treasurer

March 10, 2018
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With the crowd overflowing from the room, State Treasurer Deb Goldberg kicked off her re-election campaign last night.  Goldberg, who was introduced by House Speaker Robert DeLeo, spoke of how her principles and values have guided her tenure as State Treasurer. “Economic stability, economic opportunity, and economic empowerment are the values I was raised...

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News from ROCA:Young Men Head to the Farm

March 10, 2018
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If you want to change how you feel and think, try do something new and different – this is one of the core lessons from Roca’s cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program. For the high-risk young men and women in Roca’s Chelsea program, an opportunity to do that came in the form of a hooved...

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New Wynn CEO Maddox Ready to Lead Wynn Organization, Wynn Boston Harbor

March 10, 2018
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Matt Maddox has been no stranger to the Everett casino, and above anyone else, the new CEO of Wynn Resorts – which includes Wynn Boston Harbor – is probably the one person most responsible for bringing the $2.4 billion resort casino across the Mystic River to Everett. It was Maddox, who last month became...

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RMV Announces Temporary Closure on March 23, 24, 25

March 10, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has announced that all RMV services, with the exception of law enforcement, will be unavailable from 7 p.m., March 22 until 8 a.m. March 26 due to the RMV changing over a new computer system that will allow the RMV to comply with...

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No Bail for Man Charged in The 2017 Chelsea Homicide of Teen

March 10, 2018
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The Somerville man charged with murdering 15-year-old Jimmy Vasquez in Chelsea last year was ordered held without bail at his arraignment this week, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Juan Carlos Matos Figueroa, 22, of Somerville, was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on indictments charging first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm,...

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Sen DiDomenico Annual DiDomenico Foundation St Patrick’s Day Roast in Charlestown March 9

March 10, 2018
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Sen. Sal DiDomenico will once again be hosting the annual DiDomenico Foundation St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Friday, March 9 beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus in Charlestown.  This event has become the official kick-off to the St. Patrick’s Day season. In addition to a traditional Irish dinner, the night...

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City Hopes to Minimize Borrowing on Clark Avenue School Project

March 10, 2018
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City Manager Tom Ambrosino said he will request $3 million from the City’s recently certified Free Cash figure to pay for a portion of the Clark Avenue Middle School project. “We’ve made a payment every year on the school from Free Cash,” he said. “I’m going to request $3 million be paid out of...

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Ambrosino Looking to Start Chelsea High Program this Year

March 10, 2018
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City Manager Tom Ambrosino hopes to have a plan before the City Council by April that would request money for a pilot to help Chelsea High (CHS) students finish their Associates Degrees. The program was unveiled in Ambrosino’s State of the City last week, and it calls for the City to pay for the...

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Game Changer:Sherman Takes on Weekend News Anchor Role at WBZ Radio

March 10, 2018
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The familiar and professional voice on WBZ-AM on weekends is that of Charlie Sherman. Yes, our Charlie Sherman. Of the Shawmut Street Shermans, son of Allen and Louise Sherman, brother of Rhonda Sherman, who lives in nearby Everett, and husband of Michelle Moore Sherman, whose family owned the popular Richdale’s store on Central Avenue...

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Police Briefs 03-08-2018

March 10, 2018
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THREATENED WITH KNIFE On Feb. 20, at 11:30 a.m., detectives, were on patrol in the area of Bellingham Square when they observed two males arguing. As detectives approached the men, one became extremely agitated and began yelling and threatening the other. That agitated male appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. The second...

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Offshore Resources: Digging up the Facts

March 10, 2018
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s proposal to expand offshore oil and natural gas drilling has set off a bipartisan uproar among politicians and pundits from coastal states. Critics paint pictures of black beaches, tar balls, and wildlife slicked with oil. They point to the damage done from the wreck of the Exxon Valdez and the...

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Is This Our New Normal?

March 10, 2018
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The intense havoc wreaked by this past weekend’s storm, coming on the heels of the storm of January that similarly brought devastation to many areas throughout the state, has left all of us wondering whether this is the new normal for our sliver of the planet. We read somewhere that both of these storms...

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Sports 03-08-2018

March 10, 2018
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Pope John advances to North semifinals Bouyer, Price-Espada lead Tigers past Winthrop, 63-59, in overtime By Cary Shuman When the MIAA released the pairings for the Division 4 North sectionals, Pope John boys basketball coach Leo Boucher knew his team would be tested in its tournament opener. Though No. 1 seed Pope John had...

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Obituaries 03-08-2018

March 10, 2018
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Jay Pownall Pownall family patriarch, will be remembered for his Life Motto:  volunteer, help others, stay busy,  laugh and,  have one CC Highball every evening! Jay Pownall, 100, died peacefully with family by his side, at the Overlook Masonic Home in Charlton, Mass. on March 2. Surviving are his daughter, Phyllis Pownall of Cambridge,...

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Night of Performing Arts

March 2, 2018
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Night of Performing Arts

The fashion show during Friday night’s Night of Performing Arts Celebration – part of the ambitious Black History Month calendar  was presented by designer Seneeca Wilson (second from left) of Khy Alexander Bridal by Eclas. Modeling her designs were Khy Alexander (from whom the fashion line was named), Denise Wilson, and Chanyce Kane.

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Chelsea Trailblazers Honored

March 2, 2018
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Chelsea Trailblazers Honored

The Chelsea Trailblazers were honored on Monday, Feb. 26, at the Chelsea City Council. The Trailblazers award was given as part of the Black History Month celebration, and a celebration for them was given on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Pictured (L-R) Gerry McCue, Daniel Cruz, Joanne Lee Nieves, Councillor Leo Robinson, Shaquor Sandiford, Betty Boyd,...

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Storm Force:Frank Ippolito III Carries on Proud Family Tradition in Snow Removal

March 2, 2018
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Storm Force:Frank Ippolito III Carries on Proud Family Tradition in Snow Removal

Anyone who lived in the Prattville section of Chelsea knew Frank Ippolito Jr. He was the familiar face and kind gentleman at Ippy’s Amoco Gas Station at the corner of Washington and Garfield Avenues who owned that popular service station and car repair business in addition to Ippy’s Plowing that he started in 1973....

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State of the City:Ambrosino says City Needs to Continue Spending on Residents

March 2, 2018
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City Manager Tom Ambrosino delivered his State of the City address on Monday night, Feb. 26, prior to the Council meeting, and he implored the Council that the time to fill the storehouses is not now. Ambrosino once again – as in the previous two State of the Cities – praised the former City...

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Council Calls for Ordinance to Be Drafted on Residency Restriction

March 2, 2018
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The Chelsea City Council voted 9-1 on Monday night to call for City Solicitor Cheryl Fisher Watson to draw up a new ordinance requiring a five-year residency period for all new police and fire hires. The controversial move was brought for the umpteenth time by Councillor Giovanni Recupero at Monday’s Council meeting, and it...

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Tobin Bridge Project to Begin April 1

March 2, 2018
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The contract for the multi-year Mystic/Tobin Bridge Rehabilitation project will begin on April 1 for the first full year of construction on the upper and lower decks of the Bridge. The project is fully separate from the controversial Chelsea Viaduct project – which is adjacent to this project – and is still in the...

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Four MS-13 Members Convicted by Federal Jury

March 2, 2018
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A federal jury in Boston convicted four members of MS-13’s Eastside Loco Salvatrucha (ESLS) clique on Monday, Feb. 26, including one man who murdered a 15-year-old boy in Eastie in 2015. All four were in the country illegally. Herzzon Sandoval, a/k/a “Casper,” 36; Edwin Guzman, a/k/a “Playa,” 32; and Erick Argueta Larios, a/k/a “Lobo,”...

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Salvation Army Building Looks to be Anchor in First Wave of Change on Broadway this Month

March 2, 2018
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City Manager Tom Ambrosino and Downtown Coordinator Mimi Graney are moving forward with the idea that the former Salvation Army Store on Broadway can be the catalyst for the entire block both in the future and in the present. In his State of the City Address on Monday, Ambrosino laid out a plan for...

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