Roca, Inc. Receives $25,000 Grant from the Walmart Foundation

July 25, 2014
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Roca, Inc. announced this week that it has received a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation. The grant will go towards Roca’s Young Mothers Workforce Development Project, a job-training program for 100 young mothers who are at risk for long-term negative adult outcomes such as unemployment, justice system-involvement, and long-term poverty. With the grant,...

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Pollo Campero Helps Guests Beat the Heat

July 25, 2014
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WHAT: To help its guests stay refreshed all summer, Pollo Campero introduces all-natural Latin drinks to its menu. To celebrate the product launch, Pollo Campero restaurants in the Boston-area is offering free, 100-percent natural, Latin drinks to guests who visit on Monday, July 28. “We are excited to give guests another reason to visit...

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Obituaries 07-24-2014

July 25, 2014
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Ralph Fabiano, Jr. Roofer Ralph F. Fabiano, Jr. of Revere died on July 22. He was 67 years old. A roofer, born in Revere, he was the beloved husband of Grace (Montecalvo) of Revere; devoted father of Steven Fabiano and his fiancé, Jennifer Potvin of Revere, Sandra Carlisle and her husband, Tom of Chelsea,...

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Fun in the Sun

July 21, 2014
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The new PORT Park was brimming with action last week as sunny skies brought people to the waterfront for basketball, relaxation and…water canons. Pictured Arleen Morales, takes aim on the water cannon at her son, Yamil Rivera, 8 . The park officially opened three weeks ago.

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Chelsea’s Main Man at Fenway: Joe Cochran Has Worked for the Boston Red Sox since 1984

July 21, 2014
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Joe Cochran knows every inch of Fenway Park and all its interior confines, too. He is a ballpark legend who’s been there for the good times – three world championships since 2004 – and some of the not-so-good times. Cochran began working for the Fenway ground crew in 1984 with legendary groundskeeper Joe Mooney....

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Ruiz Park

July 21, 2014
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The newest Chelsea park – the John Ruiz Park on Washington Avenue – is preparing to open in another few weeks, but already a flat statue of the Quiet Man has been placed in the park. The rendering of the former heavyweight champion from Chelsea features him as he looked during his champion days. In addition, the park will...

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City, Organizations Hold Summit to Address Unaccompanied Minors

July 21, 2014
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Dead bodies were part of the daily grind. Death and rape were imminent realities. These were the words relayed through tears of two women who just arrived from El Salvador to Chelsea via the Texas border as part of the huge influx of women and children flooding the country. Last Thursday afternoon, a huge...

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Chelsea Expert Plays Central Role in Freeing Turkish Military Leaders

July 21, 2014
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Chelsea couldn’t be further from the Turkish capital Istanbul, but a little office on Admiral’s Hill is shaking up the political, military and judicial systems there with a groundbreaking computer investigation that will likely free 230 falsely convicted Turkish military leaders. “I can’t say I’m totally surprised this is happening now, but I am...

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Tasers Meet Muster With Councillors

July 21, 2014
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Two city councillors who had some concerns about Chelsea Police using tasers said this week that all their concerns have been smoothed. Police Chief Brian Kyes and the councillors discussed the tasers and their use, and now Councillor Giovanni Recupero is saying he fully supports the use of tasers by police. “I’m happy and...

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Chelsea’s Success Continues in Working Cities Challenge

July 21, 2014
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If Chelsea’s participation in the All-America City competition last month was the main event, then the undercard held just days before was the Working Cities Challenge “Pitch Contest.” Just like in the main event, Chelsea’s team walked away victorious, this time in the Boston Federal Reserve’s contest for a $5,000 cash prize. “We left...

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A Well-deserved Tribute to John Ruiz

July 21, 2014
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We’re so happy to see a photo of the statue of heavyweight champion John Ruiz in The Chelsea Record. We were there in Las Vegas when John Ruiz knocked down Evander Holyfield and won the heavyweight championship of the world, becoming the first Latino to claim this title. We watched John Ruiz compete and...

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A Great Event next Door in Revere

July 21, 2014
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The Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival is one of the greatest events of its kind in the entire world and attracts the very best master sculptors from as far away as Singapore. More than 300,000 people will travel to Revere Beach this weekend to see these talented artists showcasing their amazing work. If you...

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Neighborhood Developers Annual Meeting

July 21, 2014
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The Neighborhood Developers (TND) Annual Meeting took place at the Garfield School, with Congresswoman Katherine Clark as the keynote speaker. Those in attendance included State Sen. Sal DiDomenico, State Rep. Dan Ryan, Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo, Revere Councillor Ira Novoselsky and Chelsea Council President Matt Frank. Awards included: • Nancy Ludwig and ICON architecture:...

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Current Parking Stickers Valid Through Aug. 15

July 21, 2014
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The 2014-15 “purple” residential parking stickers program will go into effect on August 16. Until then, “blue” stickers remain valid, according to City Manager Jay Ash. “We’re preparing to turn to the next cycle of parking stickers,” said Ash. “The change-over from blue to purple will be free to eligible residents and will hopefully...

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Read to a Child Graduation and Commemoration Ceremony

July 21, 2014
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The Read to a Child program at the Hooks School recently held a graduation and commemoration ceremony for the kids that participate and also for the adult volunteers from around the community that come in and read to the children. The program has been at the Hooks School for eight years and has proven...

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Obituaries 07-17-2014

July 21, 2014
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Gerald ‘Jerry’ Millman Active Member of Temple Emmanuel of Chelsea and Chelsea School Crossing Guard Gerald “Jerry” Millman of Chelsea passed away on July 13. The beloved husband of Cynthia (Tabachnick) Millman, Jerry was a sportswear cutter, member and shop steward of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). He was also a crossing...

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Avellaneda Brothers Take in the World Cup at Fortaleza

July 11, 2014
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The Ameican soccer team had a good run, but ended up coming just short of advancing last week, but it wasn’t for lack of cheering on the part of Chelsea’s Roy and Nicolas Avellaneda. The two brothers spent two weeks in Fortaleza, Brazil taking in the various World Cup Group Play matches – including...

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Are You More Chel-Yea than Chel-No… Then This Group Might Be for You

July 11, 2014
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It’s the group that’s not a group. They’re all positive individuals with an agenda, but they don’t care too much for agendas. They like social media, and they enjoy sampling the many restaurants and social gathering spots in the city. They are Chel-Yea, and they want you. One of the fastest growing new groups...

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Don’t Tase Me Bro!: City Uneasy About Tasers

July 11, 2014
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At least two city councillors would like to have more information and a second look at the use of tasers by the Chelsea Police Department – especially following the death of one man two weeks ago who had gotten tased during a violent altercation with police. The Hawthorne Street death, however, is not currently...

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Wynn Prevails in Chelsea Agreement Negotiations: City Gets Shorted on Numerous Requests

July 11, 2014
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A last minute plea to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) by the City late last month fell on deaf ears as the Commission ruled that the Wynn Surrounding Community Agreement (SCA) – though far from what Chelsea had requested – will stand. While the City inked one of the most lucrative SCA’s in the...

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King Arthur’s Stripped Bare of All Licenses

July 11, 2014
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King Arthur’s is one of a handful of places that tend to be the butt of jokes regarding Chelsea – jokes that are centered on past embarrassments rather than current conditions. However, as has been the case with other infamous digs around Chelsea, King Arthur’s strip club is no longer, with the Chelsea License...

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Chelsea Will Join Others to Appeal Fed Flood Maps

July 11, 2014
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Chelsea only has a few square miles of land to play with, so new flood maps that basically envelope entirely new areas into the federal floor zone – meaning flood insurance would now be required – have become a high stakes threat to the City’s future. With that in mind, Chelsea has joined forces...

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Teen Reportedly Shot on Central Ave

July 11, 2014
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Numerous reports from the Central Avenue location indicated that a 16-year-old male was shot in the hand on Tuesday afternoon, at least the second brazen daylight shooting incident in this summer. Chelsea Police, nor the District Attorneys Office, could confirm the shooting by press time on Wednesday. The youth was apparently on the corner...

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Take Advantage of Our Great Parks This Summer

July 11, 2014
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We remember the great Chelsea Parks director John “Doc” Mahoney and how Chelsea youths will come to our playgrounds on hot summer days and enjoy a full slate of recreational and sports activities. We recall that Mr. Mahoney’s nephew, Tom Mahoney, also had a role in the parks system beyond his incredible effort of...

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