Softball Champs

June 24, 2016
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Softball Champs

The team includes, Doris Hernandez, Maria Andurai, Sophia Vital, Jaylee Ortiz, Trinity Hoffman, Kylie Lemerise, Alyssa Soule, Julianna Vargas, Michelle Coreas, Melany Vargas Jayvianna Hunter, Raquel Class, Monica Cruz, coaches Henry Hoffman Colleen Soule.

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Fire Rips Through Bellingham Street Six-Family

June 24, 2016
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Fire Rips Through Bellingham Street Six-Family

By Seth Daniel Firefighters from all over the area joined Chelsea Fire on Monday afternoon in fighting a stubborn and dangerous four-alarm fire at 57 Bellingham St. Three Revere firefighters were hurt, one seriously, and five Chelsea firefighters were treated for minor injuries and released. No one in the home was injured, but nine...

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Councillor Tejada Apologizes for Facebook Post

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Councillor Luis Tejada apologized publicly on Monday night, June 20, at the conclusion of the Council meeting regarding a Facebook post he wrote two weeks ago regarding the safety of children and women in light of the passage of the transgender ‘bathroom bill.’ “I want to make an apology,” he said....

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Hotel Cleanup Approaches $3 Million, City Manager Calls for Revised TIF

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A clean-up that was supposed to cost about $1 million has ballooned to a $3 million project for the new Homewood Suites hotel going up across from Chelsea High School, prompting City Manager Tom Ambrosino to ask the Council to revise the terms of the existing tax break for the hotel....

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Ambrosino Proposes Ambitious Initiative,Parking Changes for Downtown Corridor

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City Manager Tom Ambrosino is putting his money where his mouth has been in talking up his hopes for the downtown Broadway area – requesting the Council approve nearly $300,000 from Free Cash to dive into a major organizational and marketing effort for the area. That request followed a call for...

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Police Briefs 06-23-2016

June 24, 2016
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SEVERAL CAR ACCIDENTS KEEP POLICE, FIRE BUSY Chelsea Fire and Police were kept busy this past week responding to several motor vehicle accidents. On Thursday evening, June 9, a motor vehicle accident was reported in the vicinity of Eastern Ave and Cottage Streets. According to witnesses the accident occurred when one of the operators...

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Sensible Gun Control is Needed

June 24, 2016
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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. — The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution The issue of what, if any, gun control laws are appropriate in a civilized society once again is...

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Chelsea Art Walk 2016

June 17, 2016
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Chelsea Art Walk 2016

Qamar Sabtow playing in the Michael Limberakis Drum Circle at the Chelsea Community Garden during the 2016 Art Walk on Saturday, June 11. The Art Walk took place on Saturday and Sunday with most of the action in Chelsea Square this year. Everything from gallery art, to premiere plays to scarecrows were on display...

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Busted:Feds,Chelsea Police Squash ES$G and 18th Street Gangs

June 17, 2016
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Busted:Feds,Chelsea Police Squash ES$G and 18th Street Gangs

By Seth Daniel In an affidavit issued in federal court late last week, special agents detailed numerous firearms sales, attempted murders, huge amounts of drug sales and a gang that said it was ready to go to war with the Chelsea Police. In an early morning raid last Thursday, June 9, federal, state and...

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Councillors Call for Budget Process that Brings Taxpayer-Funded Non-Profits in for Discussion

June 17, 2016
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Councillors Call for Budget Process that Brings Taxpayer-Funded Non-Profits in for Discussion

By Seth Daniel Several city councillors, two most prominently, are praising a process that played out on Monday night where the non-profits CAPIC and North Suffolk Mental Health appeared to answer questions from the body about how taxpayer funds are being used. The conflict between the Council and some non-profits began several weeks ago...

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Council to Debate Expenditures,Including Controversial Fire Overtime Pay

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City Councillors will be debating a spending request from City Manager Tom Ambrosino in the coming weeks that calls for an additional $600,000 in fire overtime funds to be expended from the City’s Free Cash account. The Budget last year already included $900,000 for overtime, in what was controversial at the...

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Two-Way Tolling Testing to Roll Out this Summer on the Mystic/Tobin Bridge

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A top state transportation official apologized to drivers this week after a Boston media outlet reported that tolling in both directions on the Mystic/Tobin Bridge is set to roll out this year – a plan that has been reported in the Record since 2013. Tom Tinlin of the state Department of...

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Police Briefs 06-16-2016

June 17, 2016
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SEVERAL CAR ACCIDENTS KEEP POLICE, FIRE BUSY Chelsea Fire and Police were kept busy this past week responding to several motor vehicle accidents. On Thursday evening, June 9, a motor vehicle accident was reported in the vicinity of Eastern Ave and Cottage Streets. According to witnesses the accident occurred when one of the operators...

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Letter to the Editor

June 17, 2016
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Report the news properly If you are one of those people that get your news solely from the Chelsea Record, I’d like to express my sincerest apology for last week’s paper and its failure to properly inform Chelsea residents of City Council happenings. I’d also like to take this opportunity to explain what should’ve...

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Obituaries 06-16-2016

June 17, 2016
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Vincent J. Zullo Partner of Spada and Zullo Law Office Attorney Vincent J. Zullo Of Bradford formerly of East Boston on June 13th. Beloved husband of Jo-Anne (Coar) Zullo. Loving and dedicated father of Zachary V. and Joelle C. Zullo. Loving son of Loretta (Caruana) Zullo and the late Jerry and beloved son-in-law of...

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CHS Graduation

June 10, 2016
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CHS Graduation

Chelsea High Senior Genesis Montes couldn’t hold back her tears as she listened to the school choir perform, bringing back memories of her time at Chelsea High during the Class of 2016 Graduation Exercises on Sunday afternoon in Chelsea High Gym.

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Latino Americano Festival

June 10, 2016
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Latino Americano Festival

Leonardo Ampuero (center) dances with his hat and teammates during a traditional Bolivian Caporales dance during the 10th annual Encuentro Folklorico Latino Americano Festival at Chelsea High School last Saturday, May 28. More than 100 people came to watch three bands perform from Bolivia, Guatemala and Mexico. The proceeds from concessions helped local people...

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Roca CEO Molly Baldwin Responds to Comments at City Council Meeting

June 10, 2016
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Molly Baldwin, CEO of Roca, released the following statement pertaining to the City Council’s discussion about ROCA at Monday night’s meeting: In the last meeting of the Chelsea City Council, questions were raised about Roca’s transparency and city resources spent on helping high-risk young people served by Roca. It is Roca’s honor to work...

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Juvenile Indicted Monday for Accessory in Murder Case

June 10, 2016
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A Suffolk County Grand Jury indicted a 17-year-old juvenile on Monday in connection with the murder of Pablo Villeda during a mass shooting at a teen party on Washington Avenue March 6. The youth was arraigned in Juvenile Court and was not made public due to his age. He was arrested by Chelsea Police...

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Honoring Elliot and Myer Katzman

June 10, 2016
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Honoring Elliot and Myer Katzman

By Cary Shuman Elliot Katzman is a true Chelsea success story. He grew up in the Central Avenue housing development, attended Shurtleff School, Chelsea High School, and Salem State University before launching his dynamic career and becoming a highly respected executive who built four highly successful companies. Katzman continues to achieve in the world...

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Barnes Hopes to Come Back and Make Chelsea a Better Place

June 10, 2016
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Barnes Hopes to Come Back and Make Chelsea a Better Place

By Seth Daniel A lot of valedictorians leave their high school experience every spring with grand plans, college scholarships, and not much thought of their home towns. In fact, more often than not, those big plans are in far away places. That’s not the case for Chelsea High Valedictorian Katherine Barnes – who won...

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Graduation Speeches

June 10, 2016
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Katherine Barnes 2016 Class Valedictorian Good afternoon. Wow. Congrats, guys! I am beyond proud of us today. As Drake said, “We started from the bottom, now we here.” Here we are, the Chelsea High School class of 2016. We’ve all worked extremely hard to be sitting in these seats, about to walk across this...

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Congratulations,CHS Class of 2016

June 10, 2016
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For our community, high school graduation time is a city-wide celebration, even for those who do not have children or relatives among the graduates. All of us take pride in the accomplishments of our graduates, for we know that they represent the future leaders of our community and our world, and that all of...

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Chelsea Sports Awards

June 4, 2016
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Chelsea Sports Awards

Outgoing Athletic Director Frank DePatto was honored with a football jersey bearing his original number during the 26th Annual Chelsea Sports Awards last Thursday night, May 26. DePatto spoke of the game he played at which he cost the team a victory, but learned a valuable lesson in life.

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