Metro Credit Union Holds Latino Economic Advancement Advisory Council

September 22, 2017
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Metro Credit Union, the Commonwealth’s largest state-chartered credit union welcomed Chelsea’s prestigious community leaders to its Latino Economic Advancement Advisory Council. In an effort to create effective solutions and address challenges facing members in different stages of the financial spectrum, Metro Credit Union has taken an active role in the economic development of the...

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O’Regan to Run for District 1 City Council Seat

September 22, 2017
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Shawn O’Regan announced that he is officially running for the vacant District 1 City Council seat, and he will appear on the ballot for the Sept. 26 Preliminary Election. O’Regan comes to the race with considerable experience in public office having served two terms on the School Committee prior to announcing his District 1...

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Police Briefs 09-21-2017

September 22, 2017
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Police Log Monday, 9/4 David Scnchez-Alvasrenga, 28, 262 Revere Beach Pkwy. Was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspende/revoked license. Tuesday, 9/5 Adalberto Arroyo, 34, 118 Madion Park Village, Roxbury, was arrested for warrants. Jose Peraza, 46, 198 Shurtleff St., Chelsea, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with revoked license as habitual traffic offender...

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Fall Is Here — Make the Most of It

September 22, 2017
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Although those of us who are fortunate to live near the coast may choose the summer as our favorite time of year, fall is the top choice of many of our fellow New Englanders — and a close second for the rest of us — when we are asked what is our favorite season....

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Sports 09-21-2017

September 22, 2017
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins’ youth looking good! With two games done in preseason play, the Bruins have a record of 2-0-0 which is impressive to be sure. But, the results being sought are – which youngsters will earn a spot on coach Bruce Cassidy’s final roster of 22. Tuesday nights matchup on...

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Obituaries 09-21-2017

September 22, 2017
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Michael Ciaramella Of Chelsea Michael Ciaramella of Chelsea died unexpectedly on September 14. The devoted son of John Ciaramella and his wife, Rose of Freemont, Hew Hampshire and the late Sheila (Ryan) Ciaramella, he was the beloved father of Kimberly Marie Ciaramella of Framingham, Tiffany Ciaramella Gordon of Boston, Michael Devaney of New Bedford...

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Summer Shut It down Concert

September 8, 2017
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Summer Shut It down Concert

RYDN the Wheels of Steel…DJ Rydn, pronounced Ray-Den, from Worcester entertained the spectators in Chelsea Square on Friday night, Sept. 1, during the Summer Shut It Down concert series. TND and the City helped to organize the three-night concert series in the Square.

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The Movement is Growing:Councillors Vidot, Rodriguez Lead Popular League

September 8, 2017
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The Movement is Growing:Councillors Vidot, Rodriguez Lead Popular League

By Cary Shuman Damali Vidot, popular councillor-at-large, knows from first hand experience the trouble that Chelsea youths can encounter in their formative years “As someone who used to get in to trouble and who lost a friend a few days ago that I met when I used to get in to trouble, I know...

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Dog Owners to Rally Saturday in Kickoff for First Chelsea Off-Leash Park

September 8, 2017
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Dog Owners to Rally Saturday in Kickoff for First Chelsea Off-Leash Park

By Seth Daniel Get your paws to City Hall on Saturday, as dog owners across the City are invited to rally and parade down to Lower Broadway where the City is planning its first off-leash dog park. The Paw-Raid event will start at City Hall Saturday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. From there, dogs...

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Chelsea Artist is Highlighted in New Mural on the Charles River Esplanade

September 8, 2017
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Chelsea Artist is Highlighted in New Mural on the Charles River Esplanade

By Beth Treffeisen What was once a dark, graffiti-ridden, sore patch along the beautiful Esplanade is in the midst of being rejuvenated through a colorful, dynamic mural that is currently in the works. The brightly colored mural will reflect the daily cacophony of fast paced bicyclists, skaters, joggers, boat traffic, and the rhythm of...

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Excel Students Detained by Border Patrol

September 8, 2017
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Excel Students Detained by Border Patrol

By John Lynds Two Excel Academy Charter School students were among the 14 people detained as part of U.S. Border Patrol operation a week ago in Lincoln, N.H. Border Patrol officers established the checkpoint with the support of the Woodstock Police Department on Interstate 93 in Lincoln. “Checkpoints are just one of the tools...

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Trump Sends DACA to Congress, Hundreds in Chelsea Vulnerable

September 8, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Hundreds of young people and families in Chelsea were put on edge Tuesday when President Donald Trump announced he would end the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – though with the caveat of keeping it intact for six months to allow Congress to attempt to enact a law. The...

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City Manager,Police Take Two-Way Broadway to Business Community

September 8, 2017
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By Seth Daniel City Manager Tom Ambrosino and consultants for the City took their message of a two-way Broadway in the business district to owners of the businesses on Thursday morning, Aug. 31, with Ambrosino saying he would stake his position on the issue. Members of City government met with business owner from Broadway...

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DACA Should be Kept

September 8, 2017
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By Joana of Citizen Schools Have you heard anything about DACA and/or DAPA?  DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA is an American immigration policy founded by the Obama administration in June 2012. Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents sometimes called Deferred Action for Parental Accountability, is a...

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Sports 09-07-2017

September 8, 2017
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CHS football team kicks off 2017 season Friday night The Chelsea High football team will open its 2017 season Friday evening when Coach Jack Halas and his Red Devils host Lynn Tech under the lights at Chelsea Stadium. The first kick-off of the new campaign is set for 7:00. Leading the way for the...

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Obituaries 09-07-2017

September 8, 2017
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Robert A. Punch, Jr. Chelsea DPW retiree Robert A. Punch, Jr., passed away on Wednesday, August 30 at the Fairhaven Healthcare Center in Lowell where he has been receiving supportive care for the past year. He was 75 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was a son of the late Robert A., Sr....

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First Day of School

September 2, 2017
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First Day of School

Wide eyed and ready for school, Alex Calderon is excited to head back to the Berkowitz School Tuesday morning, Aug. 29, while his brother, Mateo, is just meh-meh about the first day of school.

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Congratulations Alejandrina

September 2, 2017
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Congratulations Alejandrina

Mrs. Alejandrina Rodriguez, a long-standing Chelsea resident and community activist, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Multidisciplinary Studies degree from Cambridge College recently.Her family wished her well and said they are very proud of her achievement. “I am so grateful to have such a blessing in my mother,” said the family. “She has been...

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Back to School Cuts

September 2, 2017
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Back to School Cuts

For the second year in a row, Chelsea barbers pooled their resources to help young people in the community look sharp for school. Councillor Damali Vidot, Councillor Yamir Rodriguez, and barber Luis Rodriguez organized the event this year, with music and free haircuts for Chelsea kids at the Boys & Girls Club. More than...

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A Legend is Leaving:Gladys Vega to Step Down as Executive Director of the Chelsea Collaborative

September 2, 2017
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A Legend is Leaving:Gladys Vega to Step Down as Executive Director of the Chelsea Collaborative

By Cary Shuman Gladys Vega, a pilla r of the community and executive director of the Chelsea Collaborative since 2006, is stepping down as the leader of the well-known agency whose headquarters are on Broadway. Vega, who has earned victories for Chelsea residents against injustices and helped improve community-police relations, informed her friends and...

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Superintendent says This Year Will Be About ‘Leadership for Social Justice’

September 2, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Supt. Mary Bourque called on faculty and staff from around the district at her annual breakfast on Monday, Aug. 28, to lead students, families and the district to social justice. “We are a district committed to ongoing improvement on behalf of our students and as such we have four schools implementing...

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City Takes Two-Way Broadway Idea to Businesses Today, Aug 31

September 2, 2017
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By Seth Daniel City officials and consultants for the Re-Imagining Broadway effort will take one of their most controversial suggestions to the business community on Broadway today, Aug. 31, prompting a discussion about making Broadway a two-way street. The six-month planning effort has come up with numerous suggestions about how to improve the corridor,...

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Leominster Man Charged in Connection with Chelsea Shooting

September 2, 2017
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 A Leominster man was arraigned Monday on charges he took part in the shooting of another man in Chelsea last weekend. Juan Oliva, 27, of Leominster, was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on charges of armed assault in a dwelling, armed assault with intent to murder, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a...

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Police Briefs 08-31-2017

September 2, 2017
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HAZ-MAT DRUG SITUATION ON WEBSTER Chelsea Police and State Police assigned to the Suffolk DA’s office responded Wednesday afternoon to an unattended death on Webster Avenue, where an adult male was found deceased in a vehicle outside his home. Based on the presence of an unknown white powder on the deceased’s body, a Fire...

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