Obituaries 03-10-2016

March 11, 2016
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Pablo Jose Villeda Died tragically Pablo Jose Villeda, beloved son of Mara Estrada and Oscar Villeda, died tragically early Saturday morning. He was 19 years old. Pablo was born in Guatemala, came to Chelsea 16 years ago and attended local schools. He played football from an early age with Chelsea Pop-Warner Football and he...

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Empty Bowls Prep Painting Party

March 4, 2016
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Empty Bowls Prep Painting Party

Chelsea City Councillor Judith Garcia paints a lotus flower on her bowl at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Monday evening for the Empty Bowls prep painting party. The annual Empty Bowls event will take place on April 21 and will benefit the Food Bank at St. Luke’s – a vital community resource.

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Jazzin’ It Up

March 4, 2016
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Jazzin’ It Up

Galen Abdur-Razzaq lit up Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Chelsea Campus on Monday afternoon with his flute and four piece jazz band, which was spiced up in between with a comprehensive history of jazz and the social history behind the music. The program was part of BHCC’s Black History Month celebration. The program was...

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Money is Tight:Fire Department Overtime Budget Likely to Soar Again

March 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Fire Department overtime budget – long a bone of contention with City officials – is likely to soar again this year over budget despite a $1.372 million reimbursement from the state for overtime costs related to the closure of the Washington Avenue Bridge. Acting on an order from Councillor...

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Chelsea Voters Favor Clinton,Trump in primary

March 4, 2016
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Chelsea voters supported Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the Massachusetts Presidential Primary Tuesday. Clinton, the former Secretary of State and First Lady, received 2,268 votes in the city, 58 percent of all votes cast in the Democratic primary. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders received 1,531 votes, 40 percent of the vote. Trump, the well-known...

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Housing for Young Parents to Open in Chelsea

March 4, 2016
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The Neighborhood Developers (TND) and Roca announced on Tuesday afternoon the completion of Lewis Latimer Place in Chelsea – a four-unit supportive housing development on the Shawmut Street site of the birthplace of Lewis Latimer. With the support of the City of Chelsea, and other funding partners, The Neighborhood Developers has redeveloped the formerly...

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Police Briefs 03-03-2016

March 4, 2016
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Monday, 2/15 Tiffany Green, 23, 124 Washington Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for shoplifting. Tuesday, 2/16 Anthony Ferullo, 26, 14 Union Ave., Everett, was arrested for shoplifting. Sergio Amado, 26, 124 Bow St., Everett, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle unlicensed and for shoplifting. Wednesday, 2/17 Mary Sackor, 29, 25 Staniford St., Boston, was...

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We Can Do Better

March 4, 2016
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(The following testimony was given on Monday, Feb. 29, by Chelsea Supt. Mary Bourque at a special state Joint Ways & Means Committee in Everett High School) Low-Income vs. Economically Disadvantaged Jose is a fourth grade special education student who has recently moved to Chelsea and is attending the Berkowitz Elementary School in Chelsea,...

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Sports 03-03-2016

March 4, 2016
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CHS Roundup Red Devils defeat Masconomet, 53-52; face Salem Thursday  The Chelsea High boys basketball team overcame a sluggish start and played tough defense in the final minutes to earn a heart-pounding, 53-52 triumph over Masconomet Regional in a preliminary round contest of the MIAA Division 2 North Sectional of the state basketball tournament...

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Obituaries 03-03-2016

March 4, 2016
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Silvia Rodas-Dugal of Chelsea Sylvia C. Rodas-Dugal died as a result of injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident in Lynn early Saturday morning February 27. She was 25 years old. Born in Guatemala City, she was the beloved daughter of Mario L. Rodas and Silvia L. Dugal Rodas of Chelsea. When she was...

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Venezuela to Boston

February 26, 2016
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Venezuela to Boston

Randi the Samba dancer, a frequent subject of painter Juan DelMoral, danced energetically to tropical beats for the crowd gathered at Pearl Street Gallery last Saturday, Feb. 20, for DelMoral’s artist reception in the show ‘Venezuela to Boston.’

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CPD Promotions

February 26, 2016
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CPD Promotions

The Chelsea Police Department held a ceremony for promotions within the Department and new appointees on Monday, Feb. 22, at the Council Chambers. Two lieutenants were announced, three new sergeants and three new officers. Pictured (left to right) City Manager Thomas Ambrosino, Officer Deryn DiOrio, Officer Abner Carrera, Lt. John Bower, Chief Brian A....

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City Manager:Time to Invest in Chelsea

February 26, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The new Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) has been submitted to the City Council and City Manager Tom Ambrosino said it is a huge uptick in spending – with some $27 million in investments on the City over the next two years. “It’s time to invest our money,” he said. “The City...

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Residency Ordinance Ruled Out of Order Before Vote,Council at Odds

February 26, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In what has become the first big squabble on the new City Council, many councillors are at odds over the decision to block a vote on the controversial police and fire residency ordinance that was expected to come to a vote on Monday night, but instead was ruled out of order...

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New Flood Maps Could Be Costly for Property Owners

February 26, 2016
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By Seth Daniel New federal flood maps – set to be fully approved for Chelsea next month – could bring about quite an expensive surprise for homeowners in areas where flooding is probably the last thing on anyone’s mind. Flood maps are reviewed and compiled by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), and have...

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Cromwell,CBC will Recognize Eight Chelsea Trailblazers

February 26, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Chelsea Black Community (CBC) President Joan Cromwell has announced that eight individuals will be honored as “Chelsea Trailblazers” at the third annual CBC Black History Month celebration today at Chelsea High School. The recipients will be recognized at an awards ceremony in the CHS auditorium following the dinner portion of the...

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Police Briefs 02-25-2016

February 26, 2016
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ATTEMPTED MURDER On Feb. 18, around 4 a.m., officers were dispatched to 763 Broadway on the report of a past assault. It was reported that the alleged involved suspect had left the residence where the assault took place and was walking away on Broadway. Officers interviewed the victim inside the apartment and officers reported...

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Isn’t It Time That We Put Kids First

February 26, 2016
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico Massachusetts has long been a leader in education, public health, and innovation. However, when it comes to ensuring that all our children have a chance to succeed, we still have much work to do. To start with, it’s time that Massachusetts gets serious about guaranteeing that every child has a...

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Letter to the Editor

February 26, 2016
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Governor’s Councillor Backs Calvin Brown for State Democratic Committeeman  On March 1, 2016, “Super Tuesday,” Chelsea voters of the Democratic Party will go to the polls to nominate a candidate for the U.S. Presidency and elect two State Committee members (one male and one female). I am respectfully requesting that the voters consider Calvin...

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Everyone Can — and Should — Vote Tuesday

February 26, 2016
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Other than for anyone who has been living under the proverbial rock for the past few months, it is fair to say that the 2016 Presidential primary election campaign has drawn the most controversy and the most attention in our nation’s history. There are many reasons for this, chief among them being the candidacies...

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Sports 02-25-2016

February 26, 2016
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CHS Roundup Red Devils await tourney announcement The Chelsea High boys basketball team ended the regular season on a winning note with a 54-36 triumph at Greater Lawrence Monday. The Red Devils jumped to an early lead at the outset and led all the way. Chelsea held advantages of 16-8 after the first quarter,...

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Obituaries 02-25-2016

February 26, 2016
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Barbara Brown Devoted to home and family Barbara T. (DeGregorio) Brown passed away on February 23 at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital with her family at her side from the results of suffering a major stroke in her home several days earlier. She was 76 years old. Born in Boston, she grew up in Chelsea,...

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Hair Cuttery Holds Cut-A-Thon to Benefit Jordan Boys & Girls Club in Chelsea

February 25, 2016
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Hair Cuttery at 1086 Revere Beach Parkway in Chelsea will host a cut-a-thon on Sunday, March 6th from 6:00 – 9:00pm to benefit the Jordan Boys and Girls Club.  All haircuts will be $10.00 with 100% of the proceeds going to the club. The Jordan Boys and Girls Club helps young people, especially those...

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I’m Going In

February 18, 2016
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I’m Going In

Steve Lacey grips the ball tightly as he makes his way into the lane in a home game on Monday, Feb. 15. The CHS boys team lost a heartbreaker on Monday against Mystic Valley when a two-point jumper went through the net at the buzzer, sending Mystic players jumping for joy and Chelsea players sinking...

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