John Ligotti, Former East Boston Clerk-Magistrate, Judge, Passes Away

July 7, 2017
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The passing this past week of John C. Ligotti. known to his friends as Jack, who served for five decades as an assistant clerk and clerk-magistrate of the East Boston District Court and then was promoted to the District Court bench, marked the end of an era for long-time residents of the East Boston,...

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Markey is 100 Percent Correct for Reproach of Kellyanne Conway

July 7, 2017
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It is fair to say that the world as Americans have known it in the post-World War II era has been turned upside-down  — and not in a good way — since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The unpresidential comments and actions on a daily basis by President...

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Obituaries 07-06-2017

July 7, 2017
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Edward Uminski Past Officer of the Polish American Veterans Post 13 Edward W. Uminski, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away Saturday evening, July 1 at the Lahey Clinic Hospital in Burlington after a brief illness. He was 81 years old. A son of the late Waclaw and Maryann (Godlewski) Uminski, Ed attended St....

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The Visit

June 30, 2017
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The Visit

Participants in this summer’s Apollinaire Theatre production “The Visit,” including Jay Connolly, Mat Venson, Sabine Michaud, and Shaun Downey enjoyed unwinding at the Albano/ Eden house party for the Apollinaire Theatre on Friday, June 16.

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Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Celebrates Dramatic $16 Million Renovation

June 30, 2017
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Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Celebrates Dramatic $16 Million Renovation

Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home (CJNH), the flagship property of Chelsea Jewish Lifecare, recently completed a spectacular $16 million renovation. Residents, families, friends and community officials joined Chelsea Jewish Lifecare to celebrate this tremendous milestone on Wednesday, June 21 at Lafayette Avenue in Chelsea. Founded in 1919 by Lena Goldberg, the original goal of CJNH...

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Continue to be a Voice:Two Incumbent Councillors Announce They Will Not Seek Re-Election

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Two incumbent district city councillors announced on Wednesday that they would not be seeking re-election to their seat after having served for several years on the board. Early Wednesday, District 8 City Councillor Dan Cortell led the charge with a shocking announcement that he would not run for office again. “I...

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Time to Stop Playing Nice with MassPort, FAA, Residents Say

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As around 40 residents assembled at the Williams School Monday night on a beautiful summer evening, their greetings to one another and their conversations had to be punctuated by numerous pauses to accommodate the endless parade of airplanes passing loudly overhead. By a quick count, about 40 planes passed over in...

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Court Graduation:One of the Few Good Days at Chelsea Court

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Those who work in the Chelsea Courthouse and those who frequent it with criminal cases know that there aren’t a lot of great days marked in the building. It’s not exactly a place to come celebrate. But occasionally, the smiles come out and the celebratory cake gets cut, and that one...

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District 6 Gets Much-Needed Attention this Summer

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Councillor Giovanni Recupero walks around his district on streets like Suffolk Street and Hawthorne Street this summer, he’ll be walking on sidewalks. That wasn’t the case for nearly 30 or more years, and the outspoken councillor this week is celebrating the end of a long fight to get the City...

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Police Briefs 06-29-2017

June 30, 2017
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Police Log Tuesday, 6/20 Leonardo Chavez, 58, 56 Chester Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for possessing, consuming, distributing alcoholic beverage. Fernan Ingles, 61, 149 Hawthorne St., Chelsea, was arrested for possessing, consuming, distributing alcoholic beverage. Mohammadumer Gai, 28, 362 Rindge Ave., Cambridge, was arrested for larceny over $250. Wednesday, 6/21 Candycerose Torres, 34, 455 Totten...

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Letters to the Editor

June 30, 2017
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Thank you Chief Kyes and the Chelsea Police Recently my house was broken into on Clinton Street. As you all know this can be a scary thing knowing someone you don’t know is in your house, but thanks to Chief Brian Kyes and the Chelsea Police force, the intruder was apprehended. Unfortunately this doesn’t...

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Enjoy A Safe and Sane Fourth

June 30, 2017
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The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, is upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended four-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of all kinds...

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Obituaries 06-29-2017

June 30, 2017
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James “Yanky” “Jim” Schwartz He called himself a ‘tough bandit’ three days after his 101st birthday James ‘Yanky’ ‘Jim’ Schwartz  passed away peacefully on June 2 at his home in Boynton Beach, Florida. He was 101 years old. Jim was born May 25, 1916 to Maurice and Celia (Handler) Schwartz, graduated from Chelsea High...

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Chelsea Art Walk

June 23, 2017
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Chelsea Art Walk

Lisa Santagate, speaking with Nate and Mark Nadow, about her newly purchased painting, “Arrived,” by Chelsea artist Arnie Casavant. The painting was but one of many that were viewed and purchased over the weekend for the annual Chelsea Art Walk. Numerous families and friends came out to see art, music and drama based mostly...

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Sunset Salute

June 23, 2017
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Sunset Salute

Sailors on the Coast Guard Ship the USCGC Eagle bring down the colors at 8:24 p.m., sunset, on Tuesday, June 20, after the firing of the USS Constitutions cannon. The event was an official Sail Boston Sunset Salute in the Charlestown Navy Yard and drew hundreds to the Town. The USCGC Eagle was in...

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Cortell,Avellaneda ask for Airplane Noise Study

June 23, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There have been fewer frustrating situations lately than the increase in the number, proximity and volume of airplanes coming and going from Logan Airport during the past few months as a project to re-pave runways has played out, and now two City Councillors have decided now is the perfect time to...

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Council Approves Taking of former Salvation Army Store

June 23, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea City Council logged two votes to authorize taking and the payment for an eminent domain action on the former Salvation Army Store on Broadway – an aggressive move that City Manager Tom Ambrosino has touted for several months. The Council voted 10-0 to authorize the taking of 440-448 Broadway...

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Crazy Armed Robbery at Rosev Dairy Results in Chase Through Chelsea, Revere

June 23, 2017
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A man who falsely claimed to be a basketball player for Texas A&M University has been charged with an armed robbery of the Rosev Dairy on Monday, a violent robbery where more than $40,000 in cash was stolen from two men heading to the bank with the day’s proceeds. Shortly before 4:30 p.m. on...

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ES$G Member Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy

June 23, 2017
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A Chelsea East Side Money gang member, known as “Superbad,” pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Boston to racketeering and drug trafficking charges. Josue Rodriguez, a/k/a “SB,” a/k/a “Superbad,” 20, of Chelsea, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, commonly known as RICO,...

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Council Votes to Approve Acquisition of Spencer Triangle

June 23, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The City Council approved a $90,000 expenditure to buy the triangle piece of land on the Spencer Avenue Extension that has served for parking over the years, but actually was never owned by the City. The small piece of land abuts Webster Avenue and is used by residents for parking and...

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Police Briefs 06-22-2017

June 23, 2017
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Police Log Monday, 6/12 Luis Rosario, 27, 69 Marlborough St., Chelsea, was arrested on warrants. Tuesday, 6/13 Joseph Olivera, 22, 15 Waldren Rd., Roxbury, was arrested for larceny from building, larceny over $250 Brayan Zepeda, 23, 451 Revere Beach Blvd., Revere, was arrested on a warrant. Jean Francisque, 34, 32 Everett St., Everett, was...

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The Opioid Epidemic is Truly Frightening

June 23, 2017
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If you were to ask the typical American what they believe to be the greatest danger to the well-being of our children and citizens, no doubt most would answer the threat from international terrorism. But the reality is that terrorism, even if you count the World Trade Center attack on 9/11, registers barely a...

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Obituaries 06-22-2017

June 23, 2017
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Donald Dickerman Former owner of Tap Royal Café and Tudor Garage in Chelsea Donald Dickerman of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on June 20. He was the former owner of Tap Royal Café and Tudor Garage in Chelsea. The son of Benjamin and Ruth L (Alpert) Dickerman, he was the brother...

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Small Relief:New Chelsea Street Bridge Driver Notification System Debuts

June 17, 2017
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Small Relief:New Chelsea Street Bridge Driver Notification System Debuts

The Chelsea Street Bridge has become the bane of existence for more than a few residents that need to cross between Eastie and Chelsea – as when it goes up, one can only settle in and wait it out. Residents, businesses, City Manager Tom Ambrosino and even Massport have all complained about the Bridge...

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