Obituaries 05-24-2018

May 25, 2018
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Robert ‘Bob’ Churchill National Grid retiree   Robert ‘Bob’ Churchill passed away Wednesday morning, May 16 surrounded by his loving family.  He was 86 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the son of the late Samuel and Ethel Mae (Garland) Churchill, Bob attended Chelsea Public Schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1950.  After...

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Excited to Play

May 18, 2018
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Excited to Play

William Marin received some wet kisses from his dog, Maggie, who was excited to play at the park while waiting for her vaccinations on Sunday, May 6. HubCats Chelsea and the MSPCA collaborated to offer Chelsea pets free vaccinations at Voke Park.Hundreds lined up with their furry friends to get their cats and dogs updated.

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Chelsea Chase 5K

May 18, 2018
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Chelsea Chase 5K

First place winner Fabian Mejia from Revere crossed the finish line on Saturday morning during the Chelsea Chase 5K to benefit the Jordan Boys & Girls Club.

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Changing Lives:New Pilot Program a Hit Right Off the Bat with CHS Students

May 18, 2018
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Changing Lives:New Pilot Program a Hit Right Off the Bat with CHS Students

In the big scheme of $100 million-plus budgets, $150,000 is pretty small potatoes, but that small allotment approved by the City Council went a long way to instantly changing the trajectory of dozens of Chelsea High (CHS) students last Thursday, May 10, when they learned that the City would pay for them to finish...

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Forbes Plan Includes Tower:Concerns Over Density Already Voiced

May 18, 2018
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The Forbes Lithograph owners have come back to the City with a plan for 700,000 sq. ft. of development and 630 residential units for the 18-plus acre site on Mill Hill – but they still only have one entrance. The project has yet to be formally filed, but the City has requested that the...

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The Big Deal:DiDomenico Shepherds Big School Funding Fix Through Senate Budget

May 18, 2018
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If the world of education funding has been a massive break over the past three years, then Sen. Sal DiDomenico is the technician who showed up just in time this year with the parts to fix it. DiDomenico reported this week that the Senate Budget proposal – which has now moved to the House...

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Chelsea Ready for Complete Stadium Renovation

May 18, 2018
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The City and the School Department are preparing to begin construction on a full renovation project of the Chelsea Memorial Stadium, putting down a new turf field and a new track. Gerry McCue of the School Department said they will begin replacement of the field and track at the end of May. “We have...

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Appreciation:Richard Feinberg

May 18, 2018
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Richard Feinberg, a beloved Chelsea High School teacher and a member of a longtime and well-known Chelsea family, died unexpectedly Monday. He was 70. The son of the late Julius “Moxie” Feinberg and Helen (Bulafkin) Feinberg, Richard, or “Richie” as many knew him, grew up in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class...

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Lynn Man Arrested in Assault of Chelsea Waitress

May 18, 2018
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Chief Brian Kyes announced late last week the arrest in Maryland of Gerardo Reyes Menjivar, 36, of Lynn, who was wanted in connection with the stabbing of a waitress at a Chelsea Restaurant on Monday night, May 7. Menjivar was placed in custody in Beltsville, MD, May 10 by the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task...

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News Briefs

May 18, 2018
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RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA MEETING TONIGHT, MAY 17 The Harbor House Collective will be in Chelsea to hold their required local public meeting for the siting of a recreational marijuana establishment at 80 Eastern Ave. Mike Farnum has appeared in Chelsea once before and he said this week his team will be in town for the...

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Police Briefs 05-17-2018

May 18, 2018
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BOULDER BASH UP On April 30, at 10:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 99 Willow St. for a report of an accident. Upon the officer’s arrival, they came upon the operator of a  Ford Escape with its front end on top of a 4X4 boulder. The boulder was used to stop...

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Letters to the Editor

May 18, 2018
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A True leader To the Editor, The first time I heard Councilor Pressley speak at her kickoff event in Cambridge, I knew she was the right candidate for the 7th Congressional District. We need a true leader in Washington, representing communities that are in need, and I know that Ayanna is that leader. As...

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President Trump Could Accidentally Help Protect the Environment

May 18, 2018
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No one would mistake President Trump for an environmentalist. Yet his immigration policies could inadvertently safeguard the environment. Here’s why: More than 325 million people live in the United States.  By 2065, that figure is expected to grow to 441 million. Immigration will account for 88 percent of this increase. If this growth materializes,...

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Improving the Quality of Life in Chelsea

May 18, 2018
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City Manager Thomas Ambrosino has submitted a five-year multi-million dollar Capital Improvement  Program for approval by the Chelsea City Council before the end of May. The ambitious range of projects that will be included are renovation of science labs at the Williams School, roof repairs at the Mary C. Burke, vehicle replacement, building renovations,...

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Obituaries 05-17-2018

May 18, 2018
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Patricia Pierce Retired Teacher Patricia Pierce of Peabody, formerly on Chelsea, died on Wednesday morning, May 9. Born in East Boston over 90 years ago, Patricia passed away at Rosewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Peabody where she was receiving supportive care. Patricia grew up with her family on Spencer Avenue and received her...

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May Day Observances

May 11, 2018
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May Day Observances

Chelsea residents held up a sign reading “Chelsea Workers United” as they marched on Broadway for International Workers’ Day on Tuesday, May 1, in the annual May 1st Coalition procession from East Boston to Chelsea and Everett. After the march, a rally was held in Everett with all three communities showing solidarity for numerous...

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Art Appreciation:Lane Helps Chelsea Village Seniors Use Art as Therapy

May 11, 2018
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Art Appreciation:Lane Helps Chelsea Village Seniors Use Art as Therapy

Lesley University graduate student Natalie Lane wanted the students in her art therapy group to have their artwork appreciated by others, so she organized a show in the community room at Chelsea Village Elderly on the final day of her internship. Residents walked in and admired the artwork of Village residents Irena Lewicki, Elisa...

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Chief Warns of Safety on Porches Following Major Fire Last Week

May 11, 2018
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Chief Warns of Safety on Porches Following Major Fire Last Week

Following a six-alarm fire last Wednesday afternoon, May 2, on John Street – where two dwellings were a complete loss – Chief Leonard Albanese warned this week for residents to be extremely careful with activities on back porches – though he said the cause last week wasn’t yet determined. The fire last week originated...

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Councilors Look at Keeping Chelsea Affordable for Residents

May 11, 2018
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Monday night at the City Council meeting, the main item on the agenda was the new five-year Capital Improvement Program, detailing the maintenance and improvement of roadways, water, sewer and drainage systems, sidewalks, transportation, public buildings and facilities, parks and open space, public safety projects and general equipment.  However, Councilor Robert Bishop did not...

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Former TND Director Ann Houston to Depart, become CEO of Merged Non-Profit

May 11, 2018
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The Neighborhood Developers (TND) announced this week in a release ahead of its 40th Anniversary celebration that long-time Executive Director Ann Houston will be departing to become the new CEO of a new, merged community development corporation. “TND will honor outgoing Executive Director Ann Houston as she takes on the new role of CEO...

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Police Searching for Man Who Allegedly Slashed Waitress Monday

May 11, 2018
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Chelsea Police have identified a man of interest in the case of a female waitress who was slashed in the neck and cut on the hands when she chased the man outside after he dashed on the bill. Officers responded at 11 p.m. Monday night to 92 Washington Ave. A female victim in her early 30s...

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News Briefs

May 11, 2018
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CPL SPRING LIBRARY PROGRAMS The Chelsea Public Library has announced its spring programming, with a very special School Vacation Week program as well. Saturday, May 12th at 1pm~ How astronauts get ready to go into space! A NASA @My Library program with Dan Barstow, Education Manager for International Space Station. This program is best...

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Award-Winning Chef Matt Morello Creating Elite Edibles for Revolutionary Clinics

May 11, 2018
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He spent his entire professional career working in the country’s best restaurants and crafting innovative tastes in his own bistros. Now, Chef Matt Morello is bringing his culinary skills to Revolutionary Clinics, making unique, cannabis-infused edibles. Revolutionary Clinics is a state-of-the-art medical marijuana company with a dispensary at 67 Broadway in Somerville and two...

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Cummings Foundation Donates Funds to the Community Family

May 11, 2018
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The Community Family is one of 33 local nonprofits awarded a total of $10 million from Cummings Foundation through its new Sustaining Grants program, which provides funding for up to 10 years. Anne Marchetta, executive director, and Marion Dunn, director of the Everett Center, represented the non-profit at a May 3 awards night at...

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