Police Promise Investigative Transparency In Shooting: Kyes Says He Has No Doubt the Officer’s Actions Were Necessary and Heroic

February 9, 2015
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Police Chief Brian Kyes said this week that he considers the officer that shot an armed suspect to have conducted himself in a heroic fashion early Sunday morning, but that in today’s new world surrounding officer-involved shootings, he has moved to be utterly transparent and investigate the shooting both inside the department and outside...

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CBC Hosts Black History Month Celebration Feb. 26:President Joan Cromwell Invites Residents to Attend Free Event at Chelsea High

February 9, 2015
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CBC Hosts Black History Month Celebration Feb. 26:President Joan Cromwell Invites Residents to Attend Free Event at Chelsea High

  Chelsea Black Community (CBC) president Joan Cromwell hopes to make the organization’s upcoming Black History Month event fun, festive and educational. “For the second year, we’re having a community Black History Month celebration,” said Crowmell, whose family history in Chelsea dates back more than a century. The event, which has a theme...

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DiDomenico Appointed to Key Leadership Post in Senate

February 9, 2015
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Senator Sal DiDomenico has been appointed by Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst) to serve as Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.   This powerful Committee is responsible for putting together the Senate Fiscal Budget each year, and for vetting legislation concerning many key subjects.  The position also gives Senator DiDomenico a...

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Batteries not Included

February 9, 2015
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What’s the one phrase that can quickly change the mood from festive to foul for any child opening a brand new, shiny toy? “Batteries not included!” Or how about that product featured on a home shopping channel or infomercial – you know, the one that’ll make you happy, solve all your problems, and is...

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Sports 02-05-2015

February 9, 2015
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Bruins Beat Bruins home – marathon on horizon January proved to be a rewarding month for the Bruins, as they earned 19 of the 24 points in the dozen games played. A big part of the team’s success was the consistent play of goaltender Tuukka Rask who managed to bear just one regulation loss....

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Obituaries 02-05-2015

February 9, 2015
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Marie Cronin Broadway National Bank retiree Marie M. (Wendeborn) Cronin of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea, died on January 29. A retired 30 year employee of the Broadway National Bank, she was the devoted wife of the late James E. Cronin, Sr.; beloved mother of James E. Cronin, Jr. and his wife, Linda of Winthrop;...

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Chelsea Firefighters Battle a 3-Alarm Fire on Crescent Ave.

January 30, 2015
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Chelsea Firefighters Battle a 3-Alarm Fire on Crescent Ave.

Fire crews labored for seven hours to squash a three-alarm blaze at two Crescent Avenue homes last Saturday, an effort that was hampered considerably by frozen hydrants and poor water pressure on Crescent Avenue. Firefighters reported having to improvise considerably to maintain proper water pressure to fight the fire. On Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015,...

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Unknown Millions: Little Known but Lucrative ‘Pots of Money’ from MGC Taxes to Begin Inaugural Grant Round Next Week

January 30, 2015
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To date, casino money for local communities has centered on the lucrative host community agreements and surrounding community agreements, but a whole new pot of money is set to become available for the first time on Monday, Feb. 2, when grant applications for the state Community Mitigation Fund (CMF) are due. It is the...

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Towne Place Suites Set to Open in February

January 30, 2015
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Towne Place Suites Set to Open in February

Some 14 years ago when Colwen Hotels was first considering putting a hotel in Chelsea, it was all about proximity to the airport. Now, with the group preparing to open its second hotel – the Towne Place Suites on Marginal Street – on Feb. 16 or 17 and having two more Chelsea hotels in...

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Chelsea DPW Crews Kept Roads Clear, Never Pulled Back During Storm

January 30, 2015
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Chelsea snow clearing crews worked 50-hour stretches with barely any sleep, manning 18 pieces of equipment and – in large part – keeping the roads fairly clear as the storm subsided on Wednesday morning. DPW Director Joe Foti reported that unofficial snow totals in Chelsea were at 29 inches for the duration of the...

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Police Briefs 01-29-2015

January 30, 2015
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January 13 Anthony Todisco, 26, 56 Mudge St., Lynn, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license, distribute Class B drug, possessing to distribute Class B drug, conspiracy to violate narcotic violations. Dean Todisco, 26, 250 Congress Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for possessing distribute Class B drug, conspiracy to violate drug law. Jonathan...

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Sports 01-29-2015

January 30, 2015
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins prepare to pump up the volume Tonight (Thursday) the Bruins resume their push to the playoffs following their five-day All-Star break, hosted by the very competitive New York Islanders. Currently the Islanders stand at the top of the Metropolitan Division, ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins. More importantly, they...

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Obituaries 01-29-2015

January 30, 2015
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Gloria Mondou Lifelong Chelsea resident Gloria C. (Brown) Mondau, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on January 24 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 65 years old. The devoted wife of Gerry F. Mondou, Sr. , she was the beloved mother of Gerry F. Mondou, Jr. of Chelsea; dear sister of...

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Jay Ash Assumes Office as Cabinet Secretary

January 22, 2015
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Jay Ash Assumes Office as Cabinet Secretary

Jay Ash took the oath of office from Governor Charlie Baker as the new Secretary of Housing and Economic Development at an impressive ceremony held Jan. 8 at the State House Library in Boston. Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito personally congratulated Ash and the other Cabinet Secretaries following the swearing-in ceremony. With his...

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City Manager Panel Draws Crowd, Interest

January 22, 2015
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An all-star panel of former Chelsea leaders and regional leaders convened on Tuesday evening for a well attended forum to discuss the city manager search. More than 100 people were in attendance at Bunker Hill Community College’s Chelsea Campus to observe the panel discussion that kicked off the forum – sponsored by a coalition...

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Walsh, Wynn on Separate Pages As Casino Plans Go Forward: Walsh Trying to Protect Charlestown, Wynn Said Expectations Are Unreasonable

January 22, 2015
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One week after Boston filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) regarding the Wynn Everett casino license, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said in an interview that his administration is simply trying to protect the residents of Charlestown and that two continuing sticking points are mitigation and transportation. However, Wynn Everett officials indicated...

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Process Underway in City Manager Search

January 22, 2015
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The Collins Center has begun interviewing city councillors this week to start crafting a public document of priorities and qualities that will be sent out to any potential candidates for the permanent city manager position, according to Stephen McGoldrick and Dick Kobayashi of the Center. At a public forum at Bunker Hill Community College,...

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Police Briefs 01-15-2015

January 22, 2015
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1/5 Hector Herrera, 35, 9 Calhoun St., Everett, was arrested for Operating Under the Influence (2nd office), negligent operation of motor vehicle. Annette Zywien, 19, 112 Grove St., Chelsea, was arrested on a felony warrant. Hector Torres-Cruz, 19, 272 Chestnut St., Chelsea, was arrested for receiving stolen property, operating motor vehicle unlicensed, receiving stolen...

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Martin Luther King

January 22, 2015
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When one considers that it has been almost 47 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin Luther King. But...

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The Olympics in Boston?

January 22, 2015
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The prospect of hosting a Summer Olympics in Boston has been bandied about for many years, but it now appears as though things might get serious in light of Boston’s selection as the top choice of American cities to contend for the designation world-wide in 2024. As far as we know, in terms of dollars and cents,...

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Obituaries 01-15-2015

January 22, 2015
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Genevieve ‘Jean’ Cataldo Of Florida, formerly of Revere   Genevieve “Jean” (Primatello) Cataldo of Rockledge, Florida,  formerly of Revere, died on January 11.  She was 90 years old. A homemaker and a devoted member of St Theresa’s Parish for many years, Jean was born and raised in Revere, the daughter of the late Achille...

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Police Briefs 01-08-2015

January 11, 2015
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12/29 Michael Chesley, 30, 30 Hawthorne Ave., Methuen, was arrested on warrants. 12/30 Joseph A. Ciappina, 46, 7 Jefferson Dr., Revere, was arrested for shoplifting. Steven Stoico, 46, 140 Oakwood Ave., Revere, was arrested for simple assault and assault with a dangerous weapon. 12/31 Edin Herrera, 25, 70 Shawmut St., Chelsea, was arrested for...

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Remembering Mr. Roy Butt: A Great Chelsea Man

January 11, 2015
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There are so many admirable qualities, career and lifetime accomplishments for which we come to pay tribute to former Chelsea firefighter William “Roy” Butt who died on Jan. 6 at the age of 92. Mr. Butt was an exceptional athlete at Chelsea High, graduating as a member of the Class of 1940 and excelling...

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Chelsea-Boston Metro Area Veterans Affairs 2014: The Year in Review

January 11, 2015
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VA Secretary McDonald Visits Harvard Law School Last month, I was among several veteran professionals associated with the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home (CSH) who attended the presentation given by the newly confirmed Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert McDonald, during his visit at Harvard Law School on Nov. 24. McDonald highlighted his current efforts as head...

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