McLaughlin to Spend Another Year in the Pen

June 27, 2014
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Tally on another year to the incarceration bill of former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Michael McLaughlin, as Federal Judge Doug Woodlock sentenced him to a fourth year in federal prison last Friday afternoon in Boston Federal Court. McLaughlin – who is serving his time in Pennsylvania and has about one year under his...

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Whew, What a Weekend!

June 27, 2014
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To the Editor: Thanks go to so many gardeners, friends and local merchants for all the good will and hard work that went into our 4th Annual Art Walk “Scarecrows in the Garden” and “Quilt Raffle” fundraiser at the Chelsea Community Garden.  A few special shout outs must go to: Groundskeepers Joe Reese and...

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The SJC Decision

June 27, 2014
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Tuesday’s decision by the Supreme Judiclal Court ordering that the question of whether Massachusetts can issue licenses for casino gambling must be placed before the voters for a referendum in November is one of seismic proportions, with the epicenter situated right here in the Everett-Chelsea-East Boston-Revere-Winthrop area and its reverberations extending throughout the state....

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Scholar-athlete times Two: Gustin Plays Two Division 1 Sports at Holy Crossby

June 27, 2014
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Sean Gustin is a rarity in college sports, a two-sport All-Academic selection. And he’s doing it at the highest level, playing Division 1 hockey and baseball at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester. Gustin has strong Chelsea roots. He is the son of Andrea (Pompeo) Gustin and Bryan Gustin and spent the first...

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Obituaries 06-26-2014

June 27, 2014
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Flora Cook 25-Year Secretary at St. Rose Church Flora Cook, a longtime resident of Chelsea, died on June 21 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere. She was 78 years old. Born in San Jose, Costa Rica, Flora was a deeply religious woman who was very active in St. Rose Church, working as...

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Melanoma Education Foundation Offers Free Self-detection Lessons for Teen Students

June 24, 2014
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By Tori Ziege From the depths of what can only be described as yet another harsh New England winter, summertime has sprung. Cue sunny mornings working in the garden, sunny afternoons laying out on the beach towel and yes—sunny days enduring the constant reminder to put on sunscreen. We’ve all heard it, we’ve all...

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Apollinaire Ready to Stage Two Outdoor Plays in July Centered on Immigration

June 19, 2014
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The Apollinaire Theatre is preparing to host two outdoor plays this July in Mary O’Malley Park that will address immigration issues, one that will be for young audiences and one that will be for adults – both directed by Apollinaire’s Danielle Fauteux Jacques. “They’re both very fun and very short and they have some...

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2014 Chelsea Art Walk

June 19, 2014
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Bob Kowalik teaches Valerie Ramirez about planting seedlings in the soil.

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Chelsea Selected All-america City: Ash, Local Delegation Bring Home Coveted Award

June 19, 2014
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Each community entered in the National Civic League’s All-America City has 10 minutes to make a presentation in front of a panel of judges who will ultimately decide which city is worthy of the most prestigious civic award in the country. There is also a question-and-answer period following the presentation, the final phase of...

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Chelsea, All-American City

June 18, 2014
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The award presented to the City of Chelsea for being recognized as an All-American City this past weekend in Denver truly represents a milestone in the long history of our community. Under the direction of our great City Manager, Jay Ash, and with the invaluable assistance of community leaders such as Councilor-at-Large Leo Robinson, City Council President Matt...

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Obituaries 06-19-2014

June 18, 2014
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Thomas Griffin Of Everett, formerly of Chelsea Thomas J. Griffin of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly last Wednesday, June 11 at the Whidden Hospital in Everett where he was brought after suffering a heart attack while shopping with his wife. He was 67 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he lived here...

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The Quest Begins for All-america City Honors: Chelsea Contingent Heads to Denver for Competition

June 13, 2014
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City Manager Jay Ash is leading a Chelsea delegation to Denver this weekend for the National Civic League’s All-America City Competition. More than 100 communities nationwide sought the prestigious All-America City Award and Chelsea was selected as one of 23 finalists for ten winning positions. The Chelsea delegation includes 54 members of the community,...

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Artist Found His Way at the Walk

June 13, 2014
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In 1968, Arnie Casavant was laid up at the old Chelsea Naval Hospital after having been injured while in the military. The Rhode Island native was fond of his days recovering at the hospital, but he didn’t give Chelsea much thought until a decade ago. After a failed bid to buy a retirement condo...

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Our Health

June 13, 2014
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We can all assume no one was really surprised by the Logan Health Study findings last week. However, if Massport thinks they are off the hook by helping community health centers provide additional health screenings they are the ones in for a surprise. There is already a swell of pressure coming from local community...

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Obituaries 06-12-2014

June 13, 2014
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Roman “Ray” Stanislaus Bogus Musician, Educator and Member of the Musician’s Union Roman “Ray” Stanislaus Bogus, a US Army veteran of World War II, passed away Sunday afternoon, June 8 at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home surrounded by his loving family. He was 95 years old. Born in Chelsea, the son of the late Nicholas...

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Mystic Brewery to Open Beer Cafe on William Street

June 12, 2014
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The popular Mystic Brewery on Williams Street will be taking a step in a new direction this coming Wednesday, June 18, when it opens a beer cafe where full pours of several popular, locally-made beers will be available. Founder Bryan Grenhagen told the Record that the popularity of their tasting room – which has...

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Chelsea Firefighter’s Memorial

June 4, 2014
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Chelsea Firefighter’s Memorial

The Chelsea Fire Department held its annual Firefighter’s Memorial this past Sunday, June 1, in Fay Square outside City Hall. The annual memorial honors firefighters and retired firefighters who have passed away within the previous year. This year, firefighters honored the Crowley and McCormack families.

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Chelsea High Valedictorian Ivanis Ready for Yale

June 4, 2014
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Chelsea High Valedictorian Ivanis Ready for Yale

Chelsea High School (CHS) Senior Milica Ivanis has had a spring filled with surprises. First, she got the surprise of her life earlier this spring when she found out she had been accepted to the Ivy League gem Yale University – which caught her completely off guard. Second, this past Tuesday she got a...

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More Luxury Residences Arrive at ‘The Beacon’

June 4, 2014
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More Luxury Residences Arrive at ‘The Beacon’

Jason Roback, local real estate developer of The Beacon Condominiums at 81 Broadway, is proud and ready to welcome people to see his latest project. Roback, 35, has transformed the former home of the Beacon Café – which had previously been converted in to 11 apartments – in to 11 luxurious condominiums. The historic...

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Former Chelsea High Football Standout and Pop Warner Coach Joe Leonard Dies at 84

June 4, 2014
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Former Chelsea High Football Standout and Pop Warner Coach Joe Leonard Dies at 84

Mr. Joseph Leonard of Chelsea died on May 29, 2014, following a brief illness at the Quigley Hospital at the Soldiers Home in Chelsea. He was 84. Mr. Leonard was born in Chelsea and attended the Shurtleff School and Chelsea High School, Class of 1948. In his early years, Mr. Leonard was a boxer...

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CHS Prom

June 4, 2014
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CHS Prom

Chelsea High School students flocked in their best dresses and most dapper tuxes last Saturday night, May 31, to the Logan Hilton for the annual CHS Prom. Here, Joanna Arevalo (left) and Kiara Rosario (right) model their dresses before heading into the formal affair.

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Council Passes $138.1m Budget

June 4, 2014
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The City Council unanimously adopted the $138.1 million budget proposed by City Manager Jay Ash for FY’15, but not without some cuts first. While the funding is now set for municipal services starting on July 1st, both the police and fire overtime accounts were cut from the request filed by Ash. “Overall, we agree...

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Council Cuts Back Police and Fire Overtime

June 4, 2014
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In what some are interpreting as a message to the City’s public safety departments, the City Council registered a 7-4 vote at Monday’s Council meeting to cut back police and fire overtime significantly in this coming year’s budget. The measure was first proposed by Councillors Giovanni Recupero and Joe Perlatonda, and was aimed squarely...

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Graduation Set for Sunday

June 4, 2014
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The Chelsea High School (CHS) graduation exercises will take place on Sunday afternoon, June 8, at 1 p.m., in the Memorial Stadium. This year’s valedictorian is Milica Ivanis, who will attend Yale University. Salutatorian is Victor Le, who will attend Swarthmore College. The class officers are President Mark Figueroa, Vice President Brenda Romero, Secretary Thi...

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