Secretary Ash says Not Considering MassPort Job at the Moment

September 8, 2018
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Airplanes apparently aren’t in the future for state Housing Secretary Jay Ash. Ash – the former City Manager of Chelsea – told the Record this week that he has no intention right now of pursuing the soon-to-be open job of director at MassPort. “Secretary Ash is not focused on anything other than the work...

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Welcome to Chelsea Photo Contest Winners, Opening Reception September 14

September 8, 2018
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An exhibit of contemporary photographs celebrating life in Chelsea will be on display starting Friday, September 14, at Gallery 456. The opening reception takes place that evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at 456 Broadway, Chelsea. The featured images are large scale reproductions of the winners of the Welcome to Chelsea Photo Contest. Amateur...

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Feeling the Pain:After 11 Weeks of Lock-Out, National Grid Gas Ready to Continue the Fight

September 8, 2018
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Down in the Back Bay’s Park Plaza, hundreds of National Grid gas workers – now locked out of work for 11 weeks – took center stage on what many said was the truest example of what Labor Day should actually mean. The politics of the matter shone through clearly on Monday morning during the...

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Karas Marino, Robinson Begin Plans for Chick Corea Concert

September 8, 2018
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Minna Karas Marino helped coordinate the Chelsea High School Class of 1959’s terrific 59th reunion in May at the Homewood Suites Hotel. The well-known Chelsea resident received much praise from her appreciative classmates, including Class President Robert Tiro. Councillor-at-Large Leo Robinson has been a community organizer and leader of Chelsea events that have helped...

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A Special Day for Chelsea Veterans with a Boat Cruise Around Boston Harbor

September 8, 2018
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Rotary members from Chelsea will join the Winter Hill Yacht Club on September 16 to cohost their 7th Annual Veteran’s Cruise. As Chelsea Rotary Past President and Winter Hill Yacht Club member, Ken Webber says, “It is important to recognize and pay tribute to the men and women in our community who have served...

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News Briefs

September 8, 2018
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BEACON STREET RAMP TO CLOSE The Beacon Street off-ramp on the Mystic/Tobin Bridge closed for construction on Aug. 27 for two months through November. The Route 111 Bus outbound will use an alternative route until the ramp is reopened. The Route 111 bus outbound will use the 4th Street off-ramp, turn right on Broadway, left...

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The 15th Annual Taste of Chelsea is Sept. 17

September 8, 2018
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Join us for the 15th annual Taste of Chelsea on Monday, Sept. 17 from 5 to 8 pm at 99 Marginal Street in Chelsea to enjoy samples from more than 30 area restaurants while supporting the effort to end domestic violence. Tickets for the event are $35 in advance or $40 at the door,...

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Police Briefs 09-06-2018

September 8, 2018
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CAUGHT WITH DRUGS On  Aug. 28, at 10 a.m., a CPD officer patrolling in the area of Crescent and Spencer Avenues observed a hand-to-hand drug transaction between two males. The officer placed both males under arrest seizing more than 20 small individually wrapped clear packages believed to be heroin along with US currency. Michael Bernard,...

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Global Leaders Dither While Disease Races to Latin America

September 8, 2018
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You’re nearly twice as likely to die from colon cancer living in a Latin American country than you are living in the United States. Global health leaders are trying to fix this disparity. But unfortunately, they’ve misdiagnosed the problem. Some blame intellectual property protections for pharmaceuticals. They argue that allowing companies to patent new...

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Hot, Hot, Hot

September 8, 2018
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News reports about the hot weather and all of the records for high and highest-low temperatures that have been set this month in our region have become so commonplace that it is all-too-easy to read the headlines and move on to other news. But the reality is this: Global warming and the attendant climate...

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Sports 09-06-2018

September 8, 2018
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CHS Roundup CHS boys soccer opens with 2-0 victory The Chelsea High boys soccer team opened its season Tuesday with a big 2-0 victory over Northeast Regional, which perennially is the Red Devils’ top foe in the Large School division of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference. Junior forward Delmer Romero had the honor of scoring...

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Obituaries 09-06-2018

September 8, 2018
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Richard Ronald Buzderewicz In loving memory Richard Ronald Buzderewicz of Chelsea, born August 7, 1954 died in late July of 2018. He is survived by his son, Richard Buzderewicz Jr. of Stoneham and his son’s mother, Jill Betley.  He is also survived by his brothers: Francis of El Mirage AZ, Robert of Rockland, ME, David...

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New Year, New School

September 3, 2018
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New Year, New School

Excited middle school students at the brand new Clark Avenue School ran in the front door as the 8:05 a.m. bell rang and the new school opened up. The new Clark Ave fully opened to students on Wednesday morning, Aug. 29, bringing phase 1 and phase 2 together – complete with a new gym,...

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Making Plans for Chick Corea Concert

September 3, 2018
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Making Plans for Chick Corea Concert

Minna Karas Marino (left) and Councillor-at-Large Leo Robinson have announced plans to hold a concert featuring Chick Corea, the Grammy-winning jazz pianist and composer, in the summer of 2019 at Chelsea Stadium. Karas Marino is a former Chelsea High School classmate of the legendary musician and artist while Robinson has also maintained a long-time...

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Time for a Trim

September 3, 2018
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Time for a Trim

The 3rd annual Chelsea Free Back-to-School Haircut day took place at the Jordan Boys & Girls Club on Monday, Aug. 27. Six area barbers cut the hair of boys and girls in preparation for the first day of school Aug. 29. Here, event founder Luis Rodriguez and Councillor Yamir Rodriguez with William Arvarbo, who...

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New School Leader:Lex Mathews Begins as CHS Principal

September 3, 2018
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New School Leader:Lex Mathews Begins as CHS Principal

Alexander “Lex” Mathews was seen enthusiastically welcoming Chelsea High School students on their first day of school this week. That personable approach is an indicator of the accessible manner he will bring to his new position of principal. Mathews, 49, also brings elite academic credentials to the principal’s office, having graduated from prestigious prep...

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Supt Bourque Calls on State to Fund Gateway School Districts, says Chelsea Will Not Be Defined by a Standardized Score

September 3, 2018
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Supt Bourque Calls on State to Fund Gateway School Districts, says Chelsea Will Not Be Defined by a Standardized Score

The Chelsea convocation on the first day that teachers return for work after the summer break has always been a venue that Supt. Mary Bourque has used to unveil plans for the district. On Monday, though, she used her time to unveil a hope for the state of the state’s schools – and to...

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Looking at the Election:After Months of Campaigning, Congressional and DA Races Move to the Voters Sept 4

September 3, 2018
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In presidential campaigns, the swing state is always Ohio. In this year’s Democratic Primary on Sept. 4, Chelsea is Ohio. The battleground for so many races that will be decided on Tuesday, Sept. 4, has been in Chelsea this summer. Whether it’s the congressional race, the DA’s race, or even the Secretary of State...

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Zoning Board to Hear Major Plan for Forbes Site in Mill Hill

September 3, 2018
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The Chinese company that was sent packing in 2015 for a far-reaching plan for the Forbes site that included skyscrapers more than 20 stories tall, is now back before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) next month with a more modest – but still large – plan for the site. YIHE will present a...

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New Clark Avenue School Opens with Buzz of Excitement on Wednesday

September 3, 2018
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It was a new year at the Clark Avenue Middle School Wednesday morning, Aug. 29. But it wasn’t just any new year. It was the year that students poured through a brand new front door to the clean, sparkling hallways of a brand new $54 million school building with all of the most modern...

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News Briefs

September 3, 2018
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BEACON STREET RAMP TO CLOSE The Beacon Street off-ramp on the Mystic/Tobin Bridge closed for construction on Aug. 27 for two months through November. The Route 111 Bus outbound will use an alternative route until the ramp is reopened. The Route 111 bus outbound will use the 4th Street off-ramp, turn right on Broadway, left...

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Chelsea Man Arrested for Defacing Newly Painted Chelsea Walk Mural

September 3, 2018
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One bad apple hasn’t spoiled a whole bunch at the Chelsea Walk, where a man was arrested last week for defacing the newly painted mural on the reclaimed Walk. On Aug. 20, at 2:52 p.m., a CPD officer was flagged down in the area of Luther Place by a male party who stated someone destroyed their...

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Four Members of City Council Endorse Rachael Rollins for District Attorney

September 3, 2018
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This week, Rachael Rollins received the endorsement of four Chelsea City Councillors, including Councilor Leo Robinson (At-Large), Councilor Roy Avellaneda (At-Large), Councilor Joe Perlatonda (District 3), Councilor Giovanni A. Recupero (District 6) and the Ward 4 – Chelsea Democratic Committee in her candidacy for District Attorney of Suffolk County. This endorsement adds to a...

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Chelsea’s Fredy Gutierrez has Found a Summer Calling on the Chelsea Walk

September 3, 2018
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For the last month, Fredy Gutierrez has spent every day, except for rainy days, at the Chelsea Walk working side-by-side with local artist Silvia Lopez Chavez. Lopez Chavez has spent the past several weeks this summer revitalizing and revamping the Chelsea Walk with a huge, colorful mural. Gutierrez is a GreenRoots youth employee who...

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