CHS Class of 2015 Graduates Sunday

June 4, 2015
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More than 240 graduates will receive their diplomas at the Chelsea High School Class of 2015 Graduation Exercises Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Saul Nechtem Gymnasium. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Bourque will lead the presentation of diplomas to the graduates. CHS principal Priti Johari will preside over the graduation day ceremonies. Sara...

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CHS Valedictorian Finishes the Race Strong

June 4, 2015
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CHS Valedictorian Finishes the Race Strong

In talking with Chelsea High School (CHS) Valedictorian Sara Beqo about her career at the high school, it readily becomes clear that sports have made a strong impression on her life, and will continue to do so throughout the rest of her life. Beqo will graduate at the top of the Class of 2015...

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Police Briefs 06-04-2015

June 4, 2015
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Monday, 5/18 Jorge Lazo, 50, Homeless, was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public, felony warrant, misdemeanor warrant, immigration detainer. Tuesday, 5/19 James McCormick, 55, 29 Maplewood Ave., Everett, was arrested on a felony and a misdemeanor warrant. James McCormick, 26, 29 Maplewood Ave., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Theodore Meserve, 57,...

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Congratulations, Graduates

June 4, 2015
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There is perhaps no event or occasion in the life of a community that is greeted with such universally shared joy as a high school graduation. Even for those of us who may not have a direct connection to a graduate, graduation season evokes deep memories from our long-ago youth, when our lives were...

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Obituaries 06-04-2015

June 4, 2015
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Frederick Fitzmeyer Licensed plumber; loved the sea and loved life Frederick R. Fitzmeyer of Winthrop passed away peacefully on May 27 at the age of 70 after a long, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Fred grew up in Winthrop and after his service in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, he worked in Boston...

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CHS Prom

May 28, 2015
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CHS Prom

Elvin Rivera and Samira Boutios look elegant at last Saturday’s (May 23) Chelsea High School prom at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge.

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Large Development Proposed for French Club

May 28, 2015
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Some 60 units of affordable housing are being proposed this week by The Neighborhood Developers in a $13 million five-story building that would occupy the French Naturalization Club at the end of Spencer Street. The property is owned by TND and the City Council earlier this month discontinued the small street that runs between...

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And Then There Were Two:City Manager Finalists Revealed

May 28, 2015
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The City Manager Screening Committee announced that two finalists, former Revere Mayor Tom Ambrosino and former Portland (ME) City Manager Mark Rees, have been chosen for consideration to be the next Chelsea city manager. In a late Thursday meeting, which started with a short executive session to discuss the departure of two other finalists,...

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Stephen Leon Honored at Memorial Day Exercises

May 28, 2015
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Stephen Leon Honored at Memorial Day Exercises

Monday morning on Broadway Chelsea was a long way from April 2, 2011 for veteran Stephen Leon. While he walked down the main street of his hometown – the grand marshal of the Memorial Day Parade – his thoughts were still keenly aware of that day in Afghanistan when he put his life on...

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The Best of the Beacons:Michelle Zullo Set Pitching Records at UMass/Boston

May 28, 2015
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The Best of the Beacons:Michelle Zullo Set Pitching Records at UMass/Boston

Michelle Zullo felt comfortable on the pitcher’s mound from the very beginning. She made her debut in the Everett Girls Softball League at the age of six, becoming one of the top pitchers in the league and eventually taking lessons from Bob Carr and his daughter, Christine Carr. By the time Zullo entered the...

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Police Briefs 05-28-2015

May 28, 2015
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ARSON INVESTIGATION ON NORMANDY ROAD Last Thursday evening, Chelsea 911 received several calls for a reported fire at 22 Normandy Rd. Upon arrival Chelsea Engine 1, under the command of Capt. Thompson, reported smoke showing from the first floor and located a fire in the kitchen. Firefighters immediately stretched a line into the building...

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Sports 05-28-2015

May 28, 2015
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CHS Roundup CHS girls second at CAC meet; Cabral named CAC track MVP The Chelsea High girls outdoor track team, which finished in first place in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference with an undefeated dual meet season, took second place in the CAC league meet Saturday. “We were missing two of our key point-getters from this season,...

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Obituaries 05-28-2015

May 28, 2015
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Raymond Chipman, III Diehard Boston Sports Fan Raymond R. Chipman, III of Chelsea died on May 15. A diehard Boston Sports fan and former supervisor at Restaurant Depot, Raymond passed away at home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the devoted son of Linda (Urbaczewski) Chipman of Chelsea; beloved brother of Rae...

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Quigley Park Opening Soon

May 21, 2015
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Quigley Park Opening Soon

With a new, much more open design, Quigley Park is scheduled to be re-opened late this week or early next week. City officials began work on the park last summer and fall utilizing a state grant from the ‘Our Common Backyards’ program. The goal is to have the park ready for the summer months. The...

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Girl Scout Parade,Memorial Day Ceremonies Step Off Mon. Morning

May 21, 2015
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The annual Chelsea Girl Scout Parade and Memorial Day Exercises will take place in that order for the fourth straight year, with even more scouts and organizations expected to march in the parade – which is meant to honor veterans and enhance the official exercises at City Hall. The parade will began around 8:15...

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License Suspended:Commission Rolls Back Hours of Plaza Mexico

May 21, 2015
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After some nine hours or more of deliberations, testimony and video evidence presented over the course of two meetings this month, the Chelsea License Commission voted Tuesday night to suspend the liquor license of Plaza Mexico and roll back the restaurant’s hours – stopping short of shutting the establishment down as many believed might...

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Bridge to Close on May 26, CFD Not On Board

May 21, 2015
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As a major announcement comes this week about the full closure of the Washington Avenue Bridge on May 26, the Chelsea Fire Department (CFD) said it was very unhappy with the way planning has gone for the closure – with the public’s safety being potentially compromised, a spokesman said. Interim City Manager Ned Keefe...

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Salvation Army Week Kicked Off with Awards Luncheon Monday

May 21, 2015
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Salvation Army Week Kicked Off with Awards Luncheon Monday

Gilberto Rivera had been hopeless, homeless and suicidal before he met the Salvation Army. Standing in front of a room full of Chelsea officials, business leaders and supporters of the Chelsea/Eastie Salvation Army branch on Monday at noon, Rivera told about how he has been steadied and his ship re-righted for the past year...

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Detours and Developments A Summer of Construction Highland Greenway: Connecting from One Side of the Hill to the Other Third in a Series on Developments That Will Take Shape This Summer and Transform Areas of the City

May 21, 2015
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As the new Silver Line Station soon begins to take shape in the Box District at the northern end of Highland Street later this year or early next year, City officials predict a daily exodus of workers and commuters coming down the street and to the station. Such a walk, right now, is no...

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Police Briefs 05-21-2015

May 21, 2015
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POLICE INVESTIGATE STABBING AT PARK Chelsea Detectives are investigating a daylight stabbing that occurred on May 12 at Highland Park at 7:33 p.m. Officers responded to call for a fight involving several males inside the park.  Upon arrival, first responding  observed a 33-year-old victim from Chelsea who received multiple stab wounds lying up against...

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Let Us Never Forget Their Sacrifice

May 21, 2015
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Of all of our national holidays, Memorial Day is the most solemn. Memorial Day reminds us of the Supreme Sacrifice that has been made by so many of our fellow citizens to keep us a free people and provides us with an opportunity to honor their sacrifice. Memorial Day has its roots in what...

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Enjoy a Safe Holiday Weekend

May 21, 2015
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Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start of the summer season, bringing with it the anticipation of sunshine and warmth, of vacations, and of time spent with family and friends. So we ask our readers to stop right now — and think for a moment — about all of the good things that we...

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Letter to the Editor

May 21, 2015
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Chelsea Chase 5K held Saturday, May 9th   This past Saturday, over 250 runners and walkers participated in the 4th Annual Chelsea Chase 5K, in support of the Chelsea Police Relief Association and the Jordan Boys & Girls Club.  And we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful race day!  Just before the race began,...

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Sports 05-21-2015

May 21, 2015
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CHS Roundup CHS girls track teamcompletes undefeated season, wins CAC title The Chelsea High girls track team defeated both its opponents, Northeast Regional and Mystic Valley, in a tri-meet last week to finish their season with a perfect 10-0 dual meet record and claim an undisputed championship of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference. A plethora of...

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