Sheriff Tompkins,Department Welcome Participants of the Third Annual Summer Enrichment Program

July 29, 2016
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Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins and the Department recently welcomed a new group of interns for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department Summer Enrichment Program.  Now in its third year, the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) was created by Sheriff Tompkins in the summer of 2014 as a means of not only providing summer employment...

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Police Briefs 07-28-2016

July 29, 2016
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Monday, 7/18 Dontae Hart, 19, 286 Chestnut St., Chelsea, was arrested for carrying firearm without license, possessing ammunition without FID card, carrying loaded firearm without license, trespassing. Edgar Nerys, 21, 55 Heard St., Chelsea, was arrested for carrying firearm without license, witness intimidation, possessing ammunition without FID card, carrying loaded firearm without license. Marvin...

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Obituaries 07-28-2016

July 29, 2016
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Michael Picarello Career US Marine Corps veteran and Chelsea Soldiers Home retiree Michael R. Picarella of Weymouth, formerly of Chelsea, died on July 21. A career US Marine Corps. veteran with over 20 years of service, Michael passed away at the West Roxbury Veterans Administration Hospital after a long illness. Born in Chelsea and...

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Bosson Park Block Party

July 22, 2016
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Bosson Park Block Party

Armando Rarca prepares for water to fall on his as Diego Gonzalez embraces the falling cold water onto his head. The two water-logged friends enjoyed cooling off on the hot day during the annual Bosson Park Block Party on Saturday, July 16. Temperatures were in the upper 90s on Saturday.

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Exploring The Park

July 22, 2016
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Exploring The Park

Students from the Chelsea High Summer Program spent the day exploring the parks of Chelsea with teachers Mrs. Moreno and Miss Shorey.

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Soccer Program Seeks to Provide Activities, Jobs for Chelsea Youth

July 22, 2016
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Soccer Program Seeks to Provide Activities, Jobs for Chelsea Youth

By Seth Daniel Four days a week, soccer is where it’s at for local young people in Chelsea who want to get down to business and score goals. In its third year, the Chelsea Collaborative’s Summer Youth Employment Initiative (SYEI) and the GOALS program of the Massachusetts Youth Soccer organization have teamed up again...

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CHA Voted to Choose Corcoran for Possible Redevelopment Funding

July 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) chose an experienced public housing re-development firm this month to partner with in hopes of getting competitive state funds that would allow the CHA to completely re-build the Innes Development on Central Avenue. The CHA voted to go with the Joseph Corcoran Company as it’s partner...

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Water and Sewer Bills to See Increase Based On Surging Water Costs

July 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Water and sewer ratepayers can expect a nearly 5 percent increase to their bills starting this month due to a 10 percent surge in water costs, City Manager Tom Ambrosino said. “The combined water and sewer rate is up 4.76 percent,” he said. “That’s mainly because water costs are up 10...

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CPD Arrest Seven,Seize 900 Grams of Heroin in Morning Raid

July 22, 2016
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As the result of a several month drug investigation resulting from several sources including concerned Chelsea residents, the Chelsea Police Department (CPD) along with MAGNET (Mutual Aid Gang Narcotic Enforcement Teams) arrested seven individuals and executed two simultaneous search warrants within one city block in the Prattville area resulting in seizure of over 900...

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Former Centro Latino Building is the Focus for Redevelopment

July 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A Revere developer with loads of redevelopment experience in downtown Chelsea is the latest person to propose an ambitious housing plan for the downtown district, this time focusing on the old Centro Latino building. Gerry Sneirson of New Chelsea Development, who most recently redeveloped St. Stanislaus Church into living units, has...

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Police Briefs 07-21-2016

July 22, 2016
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Tuesday, 7/12 Jarrod Harris, 38, 152 Russell St., Everett, was arrested for assault and battery. Wednesday, 7/13 Vincent Durbano, 33, 39 Boutwell St., Dorchester, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime vehicle/boat for felony, malicious damage to motor vehicle, malicious destruction of property. John Aristy, 20, 33 Vera St., Revere, was arrested for distribution...

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Our Summer of Discontent

July 22, 2016
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Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might happen sporadically, now when we go on-line each morning to look at the latest news, we find ourselves reading about some terrible act committed either...

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Obituaries 07-21-2016

July 22, 2016
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John Magazzu Lifelong Chelsea resident John R. Magazzu, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away Monday morning, July 18 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 80 years old. Born in Chelsea, the son of the late Domenick and Loretta (DeFloria) Magazzu, throughout his working career John owned several dry cleaning stores within...

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Council, CBC to plan unity march with Chelsea Police

July 21, 2016
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A host of community organizations and city councillors have come together with the Chelsea Police to organize a Peace Walk from the Police Station to City Hall on July 27. “In light of recent national violent act, Chelsea residents and leaders are uniting to stand in solidarity with the Chelsea Police Department to promote...

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Green Thumb

July 18, 2016
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Green Thumb

           Joe Fraher of Global, waters the garden at the corner of Broadway and Front Street.

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End Of An Era:Frank DePatto Retires As CHS Director Of Athletics

July 18, 2016
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End Of An Era:Frank DePatto Retires As CHS Director Of Athletics

By Cary Shuman Frank DePatto and the position of Chelsea High School director of athletics were a perfect fit for 28 years. DePatto was a Chelsea guy, the CHS class of 1957 president and a student-athlete. He had been a lifelong advocate for Chelsea sports, from the time he had sponsored and coached a...

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Methadone Clinic and Neighbors Meet Head On In Large Meeting

July 18, 2016
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Methadone Clinic and Neighbors Meet Head On In Large Meeting

By Seth Daniel Neighbors and community organizers confronted the owner of the Methadone clinic on Crescent Avenue Tuesday night in a large meeting on County Road about moving his operation, to which he said they would consider it. Councillors Luis Tejada, Leo Robinson and Roy Avellaneda sponsored the open mic community meeting on Tuesday...

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Shakespeare On Salt:Apollinaire in The Park Tackles ‘Hamlet’ in First Shakespeare Production,Partially On The Salt Pile

July 18, 2016
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Shakespeare On Salt:Apollinaire in The Park Tackles ‘Hamlet’ in First Shakespeare Production,Partially On The Salt Pile

By Seth Daniel As the cast and crew started rehearsing for ‘Hamlet’ in the PORT Park last week, the mildly sunny day soon gave way to a heavy, thick fog that rolled in off the Chelsea Creek and covered the park and the s ets put in place for the production. Brooks Reeves, 33,...

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Matty and Steve Powers Receive State Certification for Sober House in Lynn

July 18, 2016
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Matty and Steve Powers Receive State Certification for Sober House in Lynn

By Cary Shuman The Powers family has done much to make Chelsea a better city. Steve Powers and his younger brother, Matty Powers, are now spreading their kindness  to other communities, notably the city of Lynn.  The Mass. Department of Health (DPH) presented an award to the Powers brothers July 8, certifying the sober...

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Police Briefs 07-14-2016

July 18, 2016
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Monday, 6/27 Jhonatan Velasquez, 30, 25 Kimball Ave., Revere, was arrested on a warrant. Kevin Marroquin, 21, 59 Cottage St., Chelsea, was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and interfering with police. Hilcias Palencia, 21, 277 Carter St., Chelsea, was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault and battery, assault and battery on a...

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Sadness Across America

July 18, 2016
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The shooting deaths of two black men by white police officers in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, and then the assassination of five white officers by a black sniper in Dallas, have shocked Americans of all ages, races, color, and creeds. These tragic deaths that have filled the headlines this past week have unleashed a...

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Obituaries 07-14-2016

July 18, 2016
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Patricia Ann ‘Pat’ Burge Retired bookkeeper Patricia Ann “Pat” (Smith) Burge passed away Friday morning, July 8 at home, surrounded by her loving family.  She was 76 years old. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late William W. and Ann E. (Connolly) Smith,  Pat was a lifelong resident of Chelsea.  She was raised in the...

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Up Close With Dinosaurs

July 8, 2016
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Up Close With Dinosaurs

Chelsea children gathered on the front lawn of City Hall for the first day of Chelsea Read’s Park by Park. Children had the chance to see real fossils of dinosaurs and learn about how they lived and died. Pictured is Bentley Corbett examining a fossil replica of the head of a Velociraptor.

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A Clean Ride

July 8, 2016
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A Clean Ride

Firefighter Angel Arrieta washes Ladder Two on Wednesday morning with Galvin Marenco at the Engine 3 house on Broadway.

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