Four-Alarm Fire Roars Through Cottage St Home

April 29, 2016
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Four-Alarm Fire Roars Through Cottage St Home

By Paul Koolloian A four-alarm fire tore through a Cottage Street home on Friday evening, April 22. Chelsea 911 started receiving multiple calls for smoke coming from a building at 61 Cottage Street about 5:30 p.m. When firefighters arrived heavy fire and smoke was coming from the third floor of the building and Act....

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Historic Occasion:City Council Passes Wage Theft Ordinance in 11-0 Vote

April 29, 2016
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Historic Occasion:City Council Passes Wage Theft Ordinance in 11-0 Vote

By Seth Daniel It was an historic occasion on Monday night when the Chelsea City Council voted unanimously to enact a Wage Theft Ordinance – the first Council in the state to do so. The City’s wage theft ordinance, brought to the floor by nine councillors earlier this month, would seek to make a...

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Police Officer Cited For Heroic Save in 4-Alarm Fire

April 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Police Department is recommending the highest honors for Officer Dave Delaney after he selflessly dashed into a burning building on Cottage Street last Friday and helped to get two boys – both unaware of the fire – to safety. “I kept pounding on the door and it was a...

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Police Briefs 04-28-2016

April 29, 2016
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ARMED ROBBERY OF CHECK CASHER Three men were arrested for armed robbery while masked on Monday night for allegedly holding up the Easy Telecom at 682 Broadway. Around 5 p.m., a man stopped a police officer to tell about a robbery and assault at the store. As the officer radioed the incident in, he...

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Letters to the Editor

April 29, 2016
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When Arab Immigrants bring their non-verbal communication knowledge to the U.S. Dear Editor: Noble culturalists interested in bridging the gaps existing between people of different cultures have been working on decoding extra-linguistic features that are misinterpreted by outsiders. These extra-linguistic features are referred to as non-verbal communication skills that a native of a specific...

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City Council Passes Historic Measure

April 29, 2016
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We congratulate the Chelsea City Council on its unanimous vote to enact a Wage Theft Ordinance,, becoming the first council in the state to pass this important legislation. The ordinance will deal directly with the issue of wage theft and incidents of employers not paying minimum wage, not paying overtime, and withholding pay from...

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Obituaries 04-28-2016

April 28, 2016
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Ann ‘Linda’ Crotty Active member of her community Ann “Linda” Crotty of Chelsea died on April 20. Ann was an active member of her community, a longtime participant in the 20 mile Walk for Hunger, a volunteer with the Ahearn Memorial Pilgrimage Group for persons with physical disabilities as well as the Simon of...

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Chelsea Workers Join Thousands in Marching on State House for $15 Minimum Wage

April 21, 2016
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Chelsea Workers Join Thousands in Marching on State House for $15 Minimum Wage

By Joe Prezioso and Seth Daniel A few thousand individuals from around the state – with a strong contingent from Chelsea – gathered on Beacon Hill at the State house this past Friday, April 15, to take part in in a protest to fight for a $15 minimum wage across the state. The protesters...

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Waiting On A Grant:Funding,Verizon Strike Threatens Parts of Silver Line, Washington Avenue Bridge

April 21, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Though buses could be rolling on the new Silver Line extension in Chelsea one year from now, the second phase of the project – which includes a key commuter rail station and downtown Silver Line station – lies in peril as the state Transportation Department waits on word of a crucial...

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Ambrosino Expects to Fund New Firefighter Positions

April 21, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Despite ongoing tensions between City Hall and the Firefighter’s Union, City Manager Tom Ambrosino said this week that he believe the Department does need more staffing. And he’s putting the money behind that statement too, he said. “My expectation in my Fiscal Year 2017 Budget will have at least one or...

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Alpert Chosen as New CHS Athletic Director

April 21, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Public School announced on Wednesday that Amanda Alpert has been chosen the next Director of Athletics for the Chelsea Public Schools. She will begin her role on July 1, and the role will be expanded to include director of physical education and health. The official title, which is new,...

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Two Restaurants Approved for Everett Avenue by ZBA

April 21, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Two highly-anticipated high-end restaurant proposals got the thumbs up from the Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday night, April 13, for the Everett Avenue Urban Renewal District. The first approval came for the well-established Fusion Foods, which has been in the downtown district for several years under the ownership of Melissa...

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Police Briefs 04-21-2016

April 21, 2016
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Monday, 4/4 Ivan Reyes, 21, 81 Central Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for receiving stolen motor vehicle, taking & stealing parts from motor vehicle, possessing burglarious instrument, larceny of motor vehicle. Edwin Carmona, 18, 46 Revere Beach Pkwy., Revere, was arrested for receiving stolen motor vehicle, taking/stealing parts from motor vehicle, larceny of motor vehicle,...

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Happy Passover

April 21, 2016
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We wish the members of our Jewish community a Happy Passover that begins at sundown Friday night. The observance continues for eight days and commemorates the Israelites being freed by God from slavery in Egypt in biblical times. Passover commences with the First Seder, which is a special dinner that includes the recitation of...

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Sports 04-21-2016

April 21, 2016
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Bruins season-end press conference The Boston Bruins scheduled a mid-morning press conference yesterday (Wednesday) that included Owner Jeremy Jacobs, CEO Charlie Jacobs and Bruins President Cam Neely. While many questions were asked and situations addressed, it all came down to the answer that many reasons were responsible for the Bs to have missed the...

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Obituaries 04-21-2016

April 21, 2016
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Mary King Homemaker and senior center volunteer Mary A. (Vallis) King of Admiral’s Hill in Chelsea, formerly of Revere, passed away on Sunday morning, April 17 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 95 years old. Born in Coombs Cove, Newfoundland, Canada,  the daughter of the late John J. and Bessie (Fiander) Vallis,...

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Top 100 Chelsea Gross Wage Earners

April 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Top 100 salaries of public employees from 2015 in Chelsea was released last week by the Law Department, and one employee was over $200,000 and all of the Top 100 made in excess of $100,000. The payroll for the Top 100 featured 44 firefighters, 38 police officers, 16 School Department...

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Housing Authority said They Finally Have a Clean Slate, Ready to Move Forward

April 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) has had a tough run over the last four years. There has even been federal legislation adopted in its name – and not for a positive reason. But all of that is likely in the rear-view mirror now, officials at the CHA said last week, announcing...

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Two Working Fires in High-Rise Buildings Keep CFD Running

April 14, 2016
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By Paul Koolloian Chelsea Firefighters were kept quite busy over the weekend responding to two serious fires that broke out at two high-rise developments on Admirals Hill, including one at the Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCFL). The first fire, which occurred Friday morning, April 8, almost turned tragic when ,according to reports circulating...

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On Broadway Developers Respond to Call for a More Vibrant Downtown

April 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel At least three major housing proposals for the downtown Chelsea area have come into the City over the last month just as City Manager Tom Ambrosino has proposed to spend millions on the Business District and put out a call for more and better housing above existing businesses. The City’s proposed...

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Police Briefs 04-14-2016

April 14, 2016
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STABBING ON MARLBOROUGH Chelsea Police reported a stabbing at a home on Marlborough Street Saturday morning. Police reported that the situation was a domestic incident between a father and stepson and the victim was taken to the hospital and treated. He was injured in the stabbing, but is expected to recover. STABBING ON CHESTNUT,...

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Letter to the Editor

April 14, 2016
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We are an understaffed Fire Department To the Editor: After looking at the list of Top 100 salaries supplied to me, there is no doubt that the increase in salaries, as it relates to the fire department, resulted from the hiring and oversight of the additional engine company placed in service to accommodate the...

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Housing Authority Proposal Has Worked

April 14, 2016
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The Chelsea Housing Authority has put out Requests for Proposals to have a private developer  partner with the redevelopment of the Central Ave. and Walnut St. housing complexes. Both of these projects were built decades ago – Central Ave. in the 1950’s and Walnut St. in the early 1960’s – when the times, and...

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Sports 04-14-2016

April 14, 2016
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins need to make a decision The saying “Silence is golden” does not apply when it comes to the Boston Bruins and their fans. Despite the early and frustrating exit, Boston management has had nothing to say regarding the coaching staff, or player personnel, as we approach press time....

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