Cheers To You

January 4, 2017
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Cheers To You

The Chelsea Pop Warner cheerleading squad took fourth place in the nation at the National Championships at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida. Pictured above are coaches Johanna Rodas and Ana Hernandez, president Michele Lopez and cheerleaders Diana Hercules, Elida Flores, Emily Alvarez, Beba Diaz, Nadalyze Quintana, Chloe Monteiro, Alicia Smith, and...

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Students, Staff Excited to Begin Classes at New Clark Avenue Middle School

January 4, 2017
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Students, Staff Excited to Begin Classes at New Clark Avenue Middle School

By Seth Daniel The new year in January will bring a whole new way of learning at the Clark Avenue Middle School when students return on Jan. 4 to a brand new school – entering the new wing of the school while the second phase of the project continues to progress over the next...

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Students Will Return to Chelsea High on Time

January 4, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Chelsea school officials reported this week that repairs on two major broken pipes under the foundation of the school – the nexus of a fly infestation that caused school to end more than a week early this month ahead of Winter Break – have been completed. Clean up measures are now...

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Year in Review: 16 Stories from 2016

January 4, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The year of 2016 saw great excitement and great disappointment in Chelsea – from the hopeful inauguration in January of six new councillors to the shocking shooting death of Pablo Villeda and six others in March to the opening of the iconic new FBI building on Everett Avenue. It was, no...

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Votes Point to Robinson to be Next Council President

January 4, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea City Council is expected to meet on Tuesday, Jan. 3, for an organizational meeting to pick the new officers for the body, including the incoming Council President. While the choice for president has often been sealed up by December, this time around things were much more fluid. However, after...

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Police Briefs 12-29-2016

January 4, 2017
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Tuesday, 12/20 Franky LaPorta, 33 Maple St., Malden, was arrested for operating under the influence of drugs, distribution of Class A drug, possessing Class E drug. Jeremy Winam, 42, 58 Franklin St., Chelsea, was arrested for possessing Class B Drug. Josue Lara-Villalta, 22, 77 Addison St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Leonardo Escobar,...

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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

January 4, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2017. The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come. In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson: Ring out the old, ring in...

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Chelsea High Girls Track Team Edges Everett, 47-41

January 4, 2017
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The Chelsea High boys and girls indoor track teams opened their 2016-17 dual-meet season last week, with the Lady Red Devils coming away with an exciting 47-41 victory that was decided in the last event, the 4 x 400 relay, and the Red Devils fighting well in a 52-34 loss. On the girls’ side,...

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Obituaries 12-29-2016

January 4, 2017
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Harry Wellins Postal Service retiree; fought in World War II Battle of the Bulge and was a German Prisoner of War Harry Wellins (W/FLAG) Harry Wellins Postal Service retiree; fought in World War II Battle of the Bulge and was a German Prisoner of War Harry Wellins, a native of Chelsea and long-time resident...

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PI Robots

December 23, 2016
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PI Robots

Sylvia Colon is tries out her Raspberry Pi Robot and controls the robot with her computer keypad on the floor of the Chelsea Library last Thursday afternoon, Dec. 15.

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Home for the Holidays:After Devastating Fire,Chelsea Family Finds New Opportunity in Rebuilding Their Lives

December 23, 2016
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Home for the Holidays:After Devastating Fire,Chelsea Family Finds New Opportunity in Rebuilding Their Lives

By Seth Daniel The day of June 20 will always have a dark circle around it on the calendar for Alma Soriano and her family, including her husband, Wilber Morales, and young son, Christopher. That was the day this past summer that her home at 59 Bellingham St. caught fire and burned uncontrollably on...

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Buzz Off:Chelsea High Packs It in Early for the Holidays after Flies Inundate School

December 23, 2016
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Buzz Off:Chelsea High Packs It in Early for the Holidays after Flies Inundate School

By Seth Daniel It’s been a wild ride for the past week at Chelsea High School (CHS), and there hasn’t even been a single student or staff member in the building. But there have been plenty of flies. On Wednesday evening, Dec. 15, Supt. Mary Bourque sent an emergency communication to students, parents and...

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CPA Vote by Council Brings New Measure Closer to Reality

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea City Council voted unanimously on Monday to accept the proposed structure for the new Community Preservation Act (CPA) committee. The 11-0 vote was a celebration for many on the Council after the measure got onto the ballot this year and was overwhelmingly approved by Chelsea voters on the November...

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Council Refuses to Hear Presentation from FBI Building Developer

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea City Council made no friends Monday night at its meeting when it snubbed longtime Everett Avenue developer, ACS Development, and refused to allow the company to show a presentation it had prepared to introduce discussion on a proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement. The TIF agreement is widely believed...

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Police Briefs 12-22-2016

December 23, 2016
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Monday, 12/12 Otoniel Reyes, 35, 1  Maple St., Boston, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license. Christine Lindsay, 31, 76 Duncklee Ave., Stoneham, was arrested for sexual conduct for fee. Nicole Castro, 29, Homeless, Chelsea, was arrested on warrants. Calvin Clemons, 26, 11 Cooledge St., Revere, was arrested on warrants. Tuesday, 12/13...

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Remember Those in Need

December 23, 2016
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Although the holiday season for most of us will be filled with fun and joy, it is incumbent upon all of us who are fortunate to be doing well in our lives to remember that there are many among us, our neighbors and fellow citizens, for whom this holiday season is neither joyous nor...

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Enjoy A Happy — and Safe — Holiday Weekend

December 23, 2016
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By a coincidence of the calendar, both Chanukah and Christmas arrive this weekend, and we wish to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers of the Jewish and Christian faiths (and those of no faith at all) a happy and joyous holiday weekend. The eight-day Festival of Lights gets underway after sundown...

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Sports 12-22-2016

December 23, 2016
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins giving gifts early Christmas is the time for giving, and the Bruins did just that on Tuesday night versus the struggling Islanders, who were winless in their last five (0-4-1) coming to the Garden. It started early as the Islanders capitalized twice within the first 5:40 of the...

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Obituaries 12-22-2016

December 23, 2016
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John ‘Skip’ Wronski Polaroid retiree John V. “Skip” Wronski passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, November 26, at the William Child Hospice facility in Palm Bay Florida. He was 84 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was one of three children of the late William and Mary Wronski. John graduated...

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Santa on Salt

December 16, 2016
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Santa on Salt

Santa Claus and his reindeer appeared to be taking off into the sun on a recent morning near the Eastern Salt facility, where the old Santa and his sleigh feature has been placed at the crest of the pile. Meanwhile, City crews have been targeting new areas to decorate for the holidays.

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Holiday Gathering

December 16, 2016
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Holiday Gathering

Chelsea Girl Scout Chloe Bourgea singing Christmas carols during the annual Governor Bellingham-Cary House’s annual Holiday Party on Saturday, Dec. 10. Visitors toured the home and sang Christmas carols while sampling the excellent dessert table.

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Action Plan:GreenRoots, La Communidad, NOAH Unite to Challenge ExxonMobile

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Three local environmental organizations and one statewide organization partnered last Thursday morning to challenge the ExxonMobile terminal in Everett to think about an action plan for natural disasters caused by what they termed climate change complications. The action was a surprise to those working at the terminal’s office on Beacham Street,...

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Manager Requests Graffiti Team to Target City Hot Spots

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City Manager Tom Ambrosino is hoping the Chelsea City Council will approve a $170,000 expenditure to establish a dedicated Public Works Graffiti team to seek out graffiti and remove it promptly. “I have asked the Council for a dedicated graffiti removal team that would have two employees,” he said. “I was...

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Gov Nominates James E. Byrne to the Chelsea District Court

December 16, 2016
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Gov. Charlie Baker has nominated James E. Byrne, a Dorchester attorney with extensive experience in the court room and a former Boston city councillor, to serve as a judge in the Chelsea District Court. “James Byrne is a distinguished and dedicated attorney with many years of public service, including as a Boston City Councilor,...

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