Latimer Society to Celebrate Locally, To Be Honored in Connecticut

April 2, 2015
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Latimer Society to Celebrate Locally, To Be Honored in Connecticut

The Lewis Latimer Society of Chelsea will be holding a local commemoration of National Engineers Month this coming week at the Chelsea Public Library, and then taking that show on the road to Connecticut, where an organization there will honor the Chelsea group for its work with kids and its groundbreaking research into the...

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Mazonson Invites CHS Classmates to Fiftieth Reunion on June 7 at Kowloon

April 2, 2015
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Mazonson Invites CHS Classmates to Fiftieth Reunion on June 7 at Kowloon

Marc Mazonson said that in the early 1960s students for the most part attended Shurtleff, Williams, or Carter schools through the ninth grade before moving on to Chelsea High School for their sophomore year. Mazonson is hoping to be in the company of as many of his former high school classmates as possible when...

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Police Briefs 04-02-2015

April 2, 2015
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03/25 Christina O’Conner, 38, 7 Lewis Mall, East Boston, was arrested on a felony warrant. Xavier Acevedo, 19, 49 Prescott Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, carrying dangerous weapon  or knife over 4×1 inches. Erick Vega, 22, 129 Heard St., Chelsea, was arrested for distribution of Class D...

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Letter to the Editor

April 2, 2015
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Thank you Congressman Capuano Dear Editor, We are fortunate to have Congressman Michael E. Capuano as our representative in Washington, D.C. We appreciate his leadership in many areas. For example, he took time to recognize Citizen Schools’ 20th year of service to the community in the US Congressional Record. With his support, Citizen Schools...

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Happy Passover

April 2, 2015
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We wish the members of the Jewish community a Happy Passover as the holiday begins at sundown Friday and continues for the next eight days. The celebration commences with Jewish families sitting down for the traditional Seder meal. Children have a special role in the Seder, with the youngest child at the table being...

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Irish Night Celebration Easter Sunday

April 2, 2015
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On Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a few years back and...

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Bruins Pick Up the Pace

April 2, 2015
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Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak was the winner of NESN’s Seventh Player Award before Tuesday night’s Boston-Florida game, sponsored by Central Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Central Auto Team of Norwood. But it was winger Milan Lucic who ‘drove’ the team to a 3-2 victory with his all-important, game-winning goal at 1:09 of the final...

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Obituaries 04-02-2015

April 2, 2015
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Julia Sliwinski Past member of Chelsea Golden Age and lifelong parishioner of St. Stanislaus Parish Julia F. (Krakowski) Sliwinski  passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Sunday evening March 29 after a brief illness. She was 94 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Franciszek...

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City Mourns Loss of Retired Fire Lt. Harvey Raley

March 26, 2015
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City Mourns Loss of Retired Fire Lt. Harvey Raley

The city is mourning the loss of retired Chelsea Fire Lieutenant Harvey C. Raley Jr., who died March 18. He was the son of Ann (Follis) Raley and the late Harvey C. Raley Sr. Family, friends, and colleagues in the Chelsea Fire Department paid tribute to Harvey, a personable and friendly man and proud...

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Meeting the President

March 26, 2015
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Meeting the President

Browne Middle School (BMS) 5th grader Toni-Chanelle Suncar, 10, travelled to Washington, D.C. on Monday to participate in the White House Science Fair, one of only a handful of children nationwide to be invited to the event. Suncar left Monday morning from Boston, participated in a roundtable discussion on women in the sciences, showed...

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Police Briefs 03-26-2015

March 26, 2015
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03/09 Yiraldy Rodriguez,  28, 466 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Anthony Todisco, 28, 56 Mudge St., Lynn, was arrested on multiple felony and misdemeanor warrants. Nahuel Castrucci, 27, 870 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant and operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license. 3/10 Jose Hernandez, 20, 7A Wilbur St., Everett, was...

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Chelsea Superintendent Honored at Social Capitalist Luncheon

March 26, 2015
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On April 2, Dr. Mary Bourque, Chelsea native and superintendent of Chelsea Public Schools, will be honored as a Community Social Capitalist at the annual Social Capitalist Luncheon hosted by Social Capital Inc. (SCI) at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. She will be honored alongside Frances Martinez of Lynn and Martin Fantozzi of Newton. Superintendent...

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Irish Night Celebration

March 26, 2015
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Senator Sal DiDomenico and Council President Fred Capone joining honoree Representative Joseph McGonagle at this year’s Saugus-Everett Elks Irish Night to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Senator Sal DiDomenico  joined St. Patrick’s Day host Senator Linda Dorcena Forry at the Annual South Boston Breakfast.  Senator DiDomenico also had a turn at the microphone to introduce his fellow Senators...

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Obituaries 03-26-2015

March 26, 2015
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Geraldine Piva Devout Catholic; Retiree of the Mass. Dept. of Unemployment Geraldine L. (Doucette) Piva of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on March 11. She was 100 years old. Born and raised in East Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Francis and Mary Doucette,...

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Screening Committee Ready to Roll Up Their Sleeves

March 26, 2015
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Screening Committee Ready to Roll Up Their Sleeves

The next time anyone speaks to the recently nominated members of the City Manager Screening Committee about their work on the Committee, their work will be done. After getting the okay from the City Council Monday night, three of the four members said they are ready to roll up their sleeves and begin the...

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Chelsea Conservation Commission says “No”

March 26, 2015
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The Chelsea Conservation Commission (ConCom) last week voted down Massport’s plans to store contaminated dredge from the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal dredging project in the Chelsea Creek. The plan was to store the contaminated dredge in what are called Confined Aquatic Disposal Cells, or CAD Cells, and place those cells in the creek. There...

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City Will Conduct Planning Process for Creek Changes

March 26, 2015
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Community and environmental leaders said this week they are cheering the decision of the City to commit to a detailed community planning process as part of the proposed changes to the Designated Port Area (DPA) along the Chelsea Creek – a change that is believed to be sought in order to usher in more...

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Distracted to Death: Texting Law Hard To Enforce Despite Increasing Dangers

March 25, 2015
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As the state’s texting and driving law hits its five-year anniversary, texting and driving – or phone distractions of any type – are a sight more common than ever on streets and highways. More often than not, at any busy intersection, one can observe driver after driver passing by with one eye on the...

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Vale Street Plans Detail Transformative Project, Demo of Chelsea Clock

March 19, 2015
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Vale Street Plans Detail Transformative Project, Demo of Chelsea Clock

The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is preparing to begin reviewing a gigantic development of 455 units in five buildings on Everett Avenue that would include the demolition of the historic Chelsea Clock Building. The plans were filed with the City on Feb. 12 by Thibealt Development LLC, controlled by William Thibeault –...

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Record Setting Snow Wreaking Havoc on Baseball, Softball Teams

March 19, 2015
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Record Setting Snow Wreaking Havoc on Baseball, Softball Teams

Sliding into second base these days would require a snow pants and galoshes rather than cleats and long pants, and high school teams across the area are finding that the record-setting snow could force most their season to be going, going and gone. With more than one foot of snow still occupying many baseball...

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Townplace Suites a Sellout Show on Eastern Avenue

March 19, 2015
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Townplace Suites a Sellout Show on Eastern Avenue

If the brand new TownPlace Suites on and the two-year old Residence Inn were somehow people, one would quickly make the assumption they were closely related. The newest hotel in Chelsea – and the first one on the eastern side of the city – opened on March 6 by Colwen Hotels and, while they...

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Cut! No Way: Chelsea Businesses Make Case For Keeping Movie Tax Credit

March 19, 2015
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As the big director on Beacon Hill has called ‘Cut’ in regards to the controversial movie industry tax credit program, local businesses are responding with ‘Action.’ As Chelsea has eased into becoming one of the hottest Hollywood filming locations east of the Mississippi River, local businesses and individuals have also eased into doing business...

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Police Briefs 03-19-2015

March 19, 2015
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Chelsea man indicted in 2014 murder A Chelsea man was indicted Wednesday, March 18, for the murder 29-year-old Javier Ortiz and the non-fatal shooting of another man last year. A Suffolk County grand jury returned indictments charging Hector Enamorado, 36, with first-degree murder, armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a...

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Another Link to a Childhood Is Gone …

March 19, 2015
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The passing of William Scantlebury of Betty Ann’s Donuts in East Boston, famous for his “sinkers” brings to a close another link to a childhood that was much simpler and easier than what our children are dealing with today. The first time that my brothers and I tasted a “sinker” was in the mid...

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