FBI Coat Drive

December 17, 2015
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FBI Coat Drive

Little Carlos Santizo tries on his brand new coat during a Holiday Party and gift giveaway sponsored by the FBI Boston Office, with many employees in attendance who will be relocating to the new Chelsea office next year. The event was in partnership with the Chelsea Police and the Chelsea Salvation Army, and was one of...

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Unanimous Support:Cortell New Council President

December 17, 2015
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Unanimous Support:Cortell New Council President

Taking the gavel once again this January will be District 8 Councillor Dan Cortell, after he received unanimous support of his colleagues in their caucus Monday night. The incoming Council met on Monday night for its annual caucus session to pick its officers, its seating position and its voting order for the 2016 session....

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CAPIC Wins Bid for City’s Wrap-Around Services

December 17, 2015
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City officials awarded a bid to Chelsea’s CAPIC for wrap-around services to help the homeless and addicted communities that often loiter in Bellingham Square. A similar bid for clinical services to help the same communities is expected to be awarded to Bay Cove Human Services in the next few days. The bid for $100,000...

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Chelsea Drug Court Program a Success:Justice Barnes Leads End-of-the-Year Meeting

December 17, 2015
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Chelsea Drug Court Program a Success:Justice Barnes Leads End-of-the-Year Meeting

According to the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, 75 percent of Drug Court graduates remain arrest-free for at least two years after leaving the program. That’s a very good success rate and Tuesday’s special program led by Justice Benjamin Barnes affirmed that the Chelsea Drug Court is working well and producing good results....

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‘COPS’ Show in Chelsea to Premiere Saturday

December 17, 2015
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‘COPS’ Show in Chelsea to Premiere Saturday

The long-awaited episode of the ‘COPS’ television show that was filmed in Chelsea will air this Saturday night on Spike TV at 8 p.m. Film crews followed Chelsea Police officers for several weeks last summer filming the ins and outs of being a police officer in the City. They also filmed some footage in...

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Police Briefs 12-17-2015

December 17, 2015
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Monday, 12/7 Carlos Rodriguez, ,54, 19 Carroll St., Chelsea, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of property damage. Nathaly Rodriguez, 19, 44 Orange St., Chelsea, was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Samuel Socobasin, 36, 165 Hawthorne St., Chelsea, was arrested for shoplifting. Farrah Manning, 40, 165...

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A Thank You from Councillor Cunningham

December 17, 2015
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By Clifford Cunningham I’ve had the distinct honor and privilege of serving as City Councilor for District 7 over the last four years and, as my time doing so will come to an end in a few weeks, I wanted to take the time to share some final thoughts with the residents of the...

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Sports 12-17-2015

December 17, 2015
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CHS Roundup Boys basketball team opens with 74-34 win The Chelsea High boys basketball team opened its season in impressive fashion with a runaway 74-34 triumph over Minuteman Regional Vocational School Tuesday evening at the CHS gymnasium. Chelsea jumped out to a 19-6 advantage in the first frame and never looked back en route to...

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Obituaries 12-17-2015

December 17, 2015
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Elsie Howard Member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, homemaker and family caregiver Elsie M. (Gill) Howard passed away Friday morning, December 11 at the Rosewood Nursing and Rehab in Peabody. She was 101 years old. Born, raised and a lifelong resident of Chelsea, the daughter of the late John and Jesse (Higgins) Gill, Elsie...

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Breakfast with Santa

December 10, 2015
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Breakfast with Santa

Ariana Martinez, 7, told Santa what she wanted for Christmas during the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce– annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Williams School. Hundreds of kids gathered to get some time with Santa and let him know exactly what they wanted for Christmas this year.

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Chanukah Celebration

December 10, 2015
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Chanukah Celebration

Ronda Winer shows off her Chanukah shirt during the Chanukah celebration at the Leonard Florence Center for Living on Sunday night, Dec. 6, the first night of the eight-day Jewish celebration. The LFCFL held a public celebration for the first time and drew a very nice crowd.

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Rustigian Family Teams up to Fight Homelessness

December 10, 2015
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Rustigian Family Teams up to Fight Homelessness

By Seth Daniel Perhaps it all started when Chelsea High School (CHS) sophomore Charlie Rustigian was only about eight years old and he encountered a boy at school who didn’t know what a birthday party was. Charlie’s grandmother Peggy Foulco, who has raised him with her husband, Mike, said she had a $50 bill...

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Chelsea Fire to Run ‘Toys for Tots’ Campaign

December 10, 2015
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Chelsea Fire to Run ‘Toys for Tots’ Campaign

By Seth Daniel Chelsea Firefighters will be collecting toys for the Toys for Tots and Globe Santa program once again this year, and based on their research, that generosity could land to a needy family in Chelsea. “We did a little research into the Globe Santa and Toys for Tots and found out that...

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Outlandishness:Ambrosino,Neighbors Question Seriousness of Forbes Plan

December 10, 2015
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By Seth Daniel There was nothing rough around the edges about the presentation by Yihe Forbes LLC at Tuesday’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting on Tuesday night. In fact, the polished attorneys, architects, engineers and consultants were pretty much the best team that money could buy in Boston. Even so, neighbors and elected...

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Parking vs Morality Meet in New French Club Proposal at ZBA

December 10, 2015
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By Seth Daniel For some, the problem was parking and traffic, while others believed the problem was a lack of human sensitivity. It was nearly a first as a 34-unit affordable housing building at the old French Club ran up against opponents who were concerned about the effect on traffic an parking, while supporters...

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State, RPD Clamp Down on Human Trafficking

December 10, 2015
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A Revere woman and a Chelsea man have been arrested for allegedly trafficking women for sex through an online “escort” service, Attorney General Maura Healey announced this week. Elena Gaston, (a.k.a. “Dana”), 60, of 18 Eustis St., was arrested Wednesday night, Dec. 2, in Revere by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Attorney General’s...

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Police Briefs 12-10-2015

December 10, 2015
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Monday, Nov. 23 Ramon Pagan, 54, 126 Pine St Inn, Boston, was arrested for trespassing. Ney Garcia, 32, 16 Addison ST., Chelsea, was arrested for failing to signal, motor vehicle brake violation, unlicensed operation of m motor vehicle, warrant. Tuesday, Nov. 24 Eneida Ruiz, 44, Ruiz Eneida, 14 Bloomingdale St., Chelsea, was arrested for...

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Sports 12-10-2015

December 10, 2015
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CHS Roundup CHS track girls open season Thursday The 2015-16 winter season kicks off today (Thursday) with the Chelsea High Lady Red Devils facing Greater Lawrence at Somerville High.  This is Chelsea’s second year competing as a varsity sport in indoor track, with the Red Devils reuniting with their old friends in the Greater...

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Obituaries 12-10-2015

December 10, 2015
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Nina DeFlumeri Her greatest and most cherished interests were church and family Nina (Cataldo) DeFlumeri passed away on December 5 in the peaceful surroundings of her Malden home after a short illness with her husband and family at her side. She was 87 years old. Born and raised in Monte Falcione, Italy, she was...

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Holiday Lighting

December 3, 2015
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Holiday Lighting

The City of Chelsea and the Chamber of Commerce held its annual Tree Lighting ceremony on Nov. 24 in Chelsea Square. The Browne Middle School provided Christmas songs and there was hot chocolate and treats. Later in the evening, Santa Claus dropped by to help flip the switch on the lights. Santa Claus dropped...

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Forbes Project Remains Same Large Proposal

December 3, 2015
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What was at one time a not-so-serious, placeholder proposal for the vacant Forbes site by a Chinese company is increasingly looking like the final proposal after a meeting on Monday night at the Residence Inn revealed no changes to the plan. Representatives of YIHE Forbes LLC, of Guangzhou, China, and the Boston law firm...

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‘Suicide by Cop’ Nearly Plays Out at CPD Headquarters

December 3, 2015
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It was early in the morning on Sunday, around 2:40 a.m., and Officer Ed Marchese was at the front desk when a resident came into the station and requested help. Quick to the ready, Marchese came out into the lobby to speak with the individual. As Marchese stood only a few feet from him,...

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Ambrosino Sends Letter to State About Election ‘Irregularities’

December 3, 2015
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City Manager Tom Ambrosino has forwarded a letter to the Secretary of State’s Office to look into “irregularities” in the Nov. 3 City Election as requested by the City Council last week. Ambrosino sent the letter out on Dec. 1 and said that, while he didn’t find any major problems with the election during...

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Food on Fire Gets Another Exciting Addition

December 3, 2015
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The Chelsea restaurant scene is on fire, and with the addition of the upcoming Chelsea Station Restaurant and Lounge in the old Firehouse on Everett Avenue, that statement is correct both literally and figuratively. Mark Nadow and Michael Sheridan are currently moving forward with construction and have signed a lease with Anthony Simboli for...

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