CHS Arts Night

May 15, 2014
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CHS Arts Night

There’s a million ways to make music, and using basketballs as a percussion instrument might be one of the more unconventional ways. The CHS Percussive Grooves dance team rocked the auditorium last Tuesday night, May 6, at the annual CHS Arts Night Out using dozens and dozens of basketballs to make music by dribbling them, patting them...

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Judge Amy Nechtem Appointed Chief Justice of Mass. Juvenile Court

May 15, 2014
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Judge Amy Nechtem Appointed Chief Justice of Mass. Juvenile Court

Judge Amy L. Nechtem, who serves in the Essex County Juvenile Court in Lynn, has been appointed to a five-year term as Chief Justice of the Mass. Juvenile Court. Nechtem will succeed Chief Justice Michael F. Edgerton, whose term ends on July 30 when he reaches mandatory retirement. “I am pleased to announce the...

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Chelsea Clock Moves but Still Stays Home

May 15, 2014
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Chelsea Clock Moves but Still Stays Home

The Chelsea Clock company hasn’t moved from its storied headquarters on Everett Avenue for more than 100 years, but they’re about to do just that. The good news is they’re staying home. Chelsea Clock CEO JK Nicholas told the Record that Chelsea Clock would leave its long-time headquarters on Everett Avenue and move to...

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Officials Break Ground, Celebrate Completion of Last Projects in the Box District

May 15, 2014
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Officials Break Ground, Celebrate Completion of Last Projects in the Box District

City leaders, state leaders and officials from The Neighborhood Developers and Mitchell Properties celebrated one milestone on Wednesday morning with the completion of the Flats@44 and, at the same time, broke ground on another project that is just about to begin. Gov. Deval Patrick was the special guest attending the groundbreaking, which officially got...

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Chelsea Chase 5k Road Race

May 15, 2014
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Chelsea Chase 5k Road Race

Runners take off from the starting line during the Chelsea Chase 5K Road Race to benefit the Jordan Boys & Girls Club in Chelsea on Saturday, May 10. The race began and ended at Dockside Restaurant in the Mystic Mall.

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Johnny Depp Filming in Chelsea

May 15, 2014
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Movie crews have once again descended upon Chelsea to begin shooting scenes from ‘Black Mass,’ an upcoming movie about the early days of ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s activities in Boston and surrounding areas. Trucks arrived and signs were placed on Chestnut and Williams Streets this week, near Fernandez Liquors store. Likely, the crews are looking to...

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Congratulations, Judge Amy Nechtem

May 15, 2014
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We join with our community and the distinguished members of the legal profession in congratulating Judge Amy Nechtem of the Essex County Juvenile Court in Lynn on her appointment as the Chief Justice of the Juvenile Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We concur wholeheartedly with Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey who...

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Vega Spins No-hitter in 4-0 Win over Lynn Tech

May 15, 2014
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Chelsea High senior Carlos Vega placed an exclamation point onto the approaching end of his fine career with the Red Devil baseball program by pitching a no-hitter last Friday against Lynn Tech on his home field. Carlos was immense from start to finish, fanning 13 Tech batters and allowing only one Tech base-runner, that coming via...

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Obituaries 05-15-2014

May 15, 2014
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Mariellen Mulligan Chelsea Educator; Williams School Teacher of the Year 1993-1994; Nominated as Mass. Teacher of the Year 1999 Mariellen T. (McFayden) Mulligan grew up in Chelsea, later resided in Lynnfield and spent the past 10 years being cared for at Spaulding Hospital North Shore in Salem. The care she received there was exceptional...

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Annual Earth Day Clean up

May 8, 2014
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Annual Earth Day Clean up

Volunteer Edwin Barrientos took part in the clean up to do his part for the City, even if he was alone in the effort for a little while. He said he decided to come out and help after hearing City Manager Jay Ash talk about the importance of everyone lending a hand to make Chelsea better.

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Roca Holds 9th Annual Breakfast Fundraiser

May 8, 2014
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Roca Holds 9th Annual Breakfast Fundraiser

Bryan Stevenson, Activist and Director of Equal Justice Initiative delivers keynote, Kelord Kynard, Roca Springfield participant honored at Seaport Hotel Bryan Stevenson, national justice system reform leader, lawyer and professor, joined more than 300 state policymakers, criminal justice officials and business and civic leaders today to honor Roca’s 26 years of transforming the lives...

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One North Welcomes New Residents, Both Human and Canine

May 8, 2014
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One North Welcomes New Residents, Both Human and Canine

‘No dogs allowed’ signs are something that pet owners get used to looking for, and at no other time is it paramount than when looking for an apartment. Pet owners get used to the happy looks that turn to frowns upon sharing the information that they will be bringing dogs. The facts are the...

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Golden Cannoli Shells Awarded Small Business of the Year

May 8, 2014
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Golden Cannoli Shells Awarded Small Business of the Year

SBA Massachusetts Small Business of the Year award winner Golden Cannoli Shells Company, Inc. was honored by Congressman Michael Capuano, SBA New England Regional Administrator Seth Goodall and other senior officials at a special ceremony held in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Golden Cannoli owners Valerie Bono, Ed Bresciani, Eric Bresciani, and Maria Elena Malloy hosted the...

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Daylight Shooting Puts Neighbors on Edge

May 8, 2014
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It was a beautiful afternoon on Tuesday. Winter’s back had been broken, and the warmth of the Sun was strong enough to shed the coats and jackets and go outside. Everyone was headed out of doors. Then several shots rang out from a car. People scattered. Witnesses said several shots rang out from a...

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Activists Seek Added Legislation Against Ethanol Trains

May 8, 2014
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Even though Global Petroleum’s pulled the plug on its Ethanol train plan last summer, environmental activists in Chelsea and surrounding communities asked for another layer of protection from state legislators. The Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) urged the House to pass a budget amendment that requires, a lengthy moratorium preventing the Department of Environmental...

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Thank You, Minerva Cruz, from the Chelsea Softball League

May 8, 2014
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The Chelsea Softball League held its Opening Day ceremonies Sunday morning at the Chelsea High School softball field. The 12-team league, which plays its games on Sundays, is under the capable direction of Minerva Cruz, who Chelsea sports fans will remember well as the outstanding athlete and volleyball player (Minerva still plays in an...

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CHS Boys Track Wins Two, Now 4-1

May 8, 2014
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A track meet doesn’t get much more exciting than when the final outcome comes down to the last race, the 4 x 400 relay. Such was the case for the  Chelsea High boys track team in its meet last Friday with Whittier Tech when the Red Devils held a slim 67-64 lead over Whittier...

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Obituaries 05-08-2014

May 8, 2014
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Henry Lea Community Advocate: Active in N.A.B. Crime Watch Henry J. Lea, a lifelong Chelsea resident and community advocate, passed away on May 5 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was 87 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the son of the late Gioacchino Sebastiano “John” and Aida (DeFelice) Leah,...

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Fire at Suffolk Downs

April 30, 2014
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Fire at Suffolk Downs

A three-alarm fire broke out Tuesday evening in the barn area at Suffolk Downs racetrack in Revere. Fire crews from all over the area rushed to the scene to put out the red-hot, smoke-belching blaze. Flames were readily apparent and smoke could be seen towering from the area for miles. Chelsea Engine 3 and Ladder 2...

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Fire Department Completes Rapid Intervention Training

April 30, 2014
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Fire Department Completes Rapid Intervention Training

Who rescues firefighters when they are in trouble? Firefighters often put themselves in harm’s way. Today building fires are very different from years ago. New building construction methods use more synthetic materials that burn hotter and new lightweight construction materials commonly fail, collapsing much quickly than traditional building materials. New protective gear worn by...

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Forum Provides Details for Potential Casino Vendors in Chelsea

April 30, 2014
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Forum Provides Details for Potential Casino Vendors in Chelsea

Jonathan Marks has been doing business with Mohegan Sun casino for more than a decade. His family’s grocery wholesale company, Paul W. Marks Company of Chelsea, has in fact expanded their business based upon the guaranteed buying habits of the Connecticut casino, he said. It’s a partnership he told several Chelsea business people and...

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Retirement Board Says No to Restitution in McLaughlin Case

April 30, 2014
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The Chelsea Retirement Board issued part of a long-awaited decision on the pension proceeds from former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Michael McLaughlin – and the conclusion was that the CHA was not entitled to restitution from McLaughlin’s pension contributions. The move immediately angered those from the CHA and some tenant leaders, but Retirement...

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Chelsea, Wynn to Go to Arbitration

April 30, 2014
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Chelsea is less than a mile from both casino proposals – 0.7 miles to be exact – but while the Mohegan Sun project in Revere has recognized the impacts Chelsea will have, the Wynn project in Everett has had no such understanding of the situation On Tuesday evening, both Chelsea and Wynn filed for...

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Councillors Call for More Police Presence in Their Areas

April 30, 2014
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Three city councillors in some of the more crime-prone neighborhoods of Chelsea have banded together this week to call for better communication and more police presence in their neighborhoods – the alliance forming on the heels of at least two brazen shooting incidents in their districts over the past two weeks. District 4 Councillor...

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