Girl Scout Parade to Honor Gold Star Mother on Memorial Day

May 27, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The annual Girl Scout Parade will have Diana Ramirez – a Gold Star Mother – riding at the front of the line this year as she honors her son, the late Sgt. Nelson Rodriguez, as the 2016 Parade Marshal. The Parade, which starts at 8 a.m. at Welsh Funeral Home on...

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Council Passes Community Preservation Act

May 27, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In a unanimous vote on Monday night, the City Council passed the Community Preservation Act (CPA) measure, allowing the plan to proceed to the November ballot for a vote of the people of Chelsea. The vote was 10-0 with Councillor Giovanni Recupero absent. The matter has to be approved by the...

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Second Chelsea Police Officer Dies Within One Week

May 27, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Police Department (CPD) continued its bereavement this week as Officer Robert Longo died suddenly last Thursday, May 19, one day after the funeral that marked the tragic accidental death of Officer John Bruttaniti. Longo, 49, of Saugus, had been on the CPD since 1996 and was part of the...

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Police Briefs 05-26-2016

May 27, 2016
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Monday, 5/2 Vanessa Johnson, 25, 48-50 Clark Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Barbara Parrino, 26, 119 Atlantic Ave., Revere, was arrested for intimidation. Anastacio Rivera, 25, 116 Curwin Circle, Lynn, was arrested on a warrant, operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license, failure to wear seat belt. Nicole Skillin, 39, 39 Lynnway, Lynn,...

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Enjoy the Weekend — Safely

May 27, 2016
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We saw a statistic the other day that seemed baffling: The death toll on our nation’s roads and highways once again is on the rise. Last year, there were 38,000 highway fatalities in America. That’s about 100 Americans killed every day in motor vehicle-related crashes and accidents. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands...

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Let’s Remember the True Meaning of Memorial Day

May 27, 2016
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Memorial Day, our most solemn national holiday, will take place this weekend. It is symptomatic of our national culture that for most Americans, the true meaning of Memorial Day has long been lost amidst the excesses of our materialistic society. Since the 1960s, when Congress voted to make it part of a three-day weekend,...

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Sports 05-26-2016

May 27, 2016
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CHS Roundup Five RBI for Manny Ortiz in 12-2 win for CHS baseball Manny Ortiz went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, five RBI, and a run scored to lead the Chelsea High baseball team to a  12-2 victory over Cristo Rey/Notre Dame Tuesday evening on the local field. Tom Melanson also played a...

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Obituaries 05-26-2016

May 27, 2016
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Diane ‘Debbie’ Bednarek Devoted to caring for family and friends Diane M. “Debbie” Bednarek, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away Friday evening, May 20 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a sudden illness. She was 74 years old.  Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late Chester and Carolyn (Crock)...

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A Life of Kindness and Generosity:Community Honors Chelsea Police Officer John Bruttaniti

May 20, 2016
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A Life of Kindness and Generosity:Community Honors Chelsea Police Officer John Bruttaniti

By Cary Shuman The Chelsea community came together this week to remember heroic Chelsea Police officer John Bruttaniti, whose quick and decisive action saved the life of a young child who was choking in a June, 2015 incident in the city. Mr. Bruttaniti died May 12 from injuries sustained in an accident in Lynn....

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From Brooklyn to Cannes:One Chelsea Dude in An Apartment Makes a Show to be Unveiled in 2016

May 20, 2016
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From Brooklyn to Cannes:One Chelsea Dude in An Apartment Makes a Show to be Unveiled in 2016

You never know when things are going to start to get real. In 2014, 28-year-old Brooklyn filmmaker Ace Salisbury – who was born and raised in Chelsea – decided it was time to put aside all his shooting and editing gigs and finally make his passion project. “Life is short,” says Ace Salisbury, now...

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Prom Season,Has It Fallen Out of Fashion?

May 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As the Chelsea High School (CHS) senior prom approaches this Saturday, ticket sales are picking up, but by Wednesday were still a long way from the usual 150 to 200 tickets sold for the school’s annual grand affair, and one city councillor wonders if something can be done. “I get mixed...

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Art Walk 2016 Will Honor the Late Ann Crotty in Fitting Tribute

May 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It was through the Chelsea Record newspaper that Ann Crotty and artist Joe Greene met – a combination that would eventually produce the Chelsea Art Walk and Charcoll Arts Group. Crotty, who passed away last month, will bear the honorary name tagged onto this year’s 2016 Chelsea Art Walk, organizers said...

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Sports 05-19-2016

May 20, 2016
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CHS Roundup CHS girls track team now at 9-0 The Chelsea High girls track & field team continued its winning ways with a pair of dominating victories over Northeast Regional, 96-38, and Lynn Tech, 106-24, this past week. The Lady Red Devils now stand at 9-0 on the season. Individual Lady Red Devil winners in...

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Obituaries 05-19-2016

May 20, 2016
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John Bruttaniti Heroic Chelsea Police Officer John P. Bruttaniti, Chelsea Police Officer of Lynn, formerly of Chelsea, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 12. He was 41 years old. John, or as he was affectionately known to family and close friends as Coco, was born in Boston to Karen Bruttaniti and Johnny Perkins on September...

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May Day Celebration

May 13, 2016
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May Day Celebration

Tito Meza danced in front of City Hall to the brass bands and the calls for justice on May 1 during the multi-city May Day celebration. The Chelsea Collaborative helped to organize the annual event that travels from Everett to Revere to Chelsea and East Boston.

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Amanda Alpert Named CHS Athletic Director

May 13, 2016
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Amanda Alpert Named CHS Athletic Director

By Cary Shuman When Amanda Alpert takes office on July 1 as athle tic director (AD) at Chelsea High School, she will be the first woman to serve in the prestigious position. Alpert’s official title is coordinator of physical education, comprehensive health, and athletics for the Chelsea school district but it’s those two letters...

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Police Det Rosie Medina Honored with Community Service Award

May 13, 2016
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Police Det Rosie Medina Honored with Community Service Award

By Seth Daniel When Chelsea Police Det. Rosie Medina reflects on why it is she became a police officer, part of her says it’s because she wanted to defy her father, but another part says it’s because she loves the community and has found perfect harmony in her job where she can help the...

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Ambrosino Files First City Budget,Calls for Recreation Division

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Rising 4.2 percent over last year, City Manager Tom Ambrosino submitted his first budget from the City’s corner office on Monday to the City Council – and highlighted more expenditures for walking police patrols, two new firefighters and a newly established Recreation Division. The Budget is up by $6.2 million (4.2...

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Chelsea Schools Adopt Universal Free Lunch for Next School Year

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Many say there is no free lunch, but those folks would be wrong if there were in the Chelsea Schools next year. The Chelsea Schools announced that within their new budget is a component that will allow free lunch for all students in all grades next school year. “We have included...

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Superintendent’s Organizationagainst Legalization of Marijuana

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The state superintendent’s organization, which includes Chelsea Supt. Mary Bourque, has officially come out against the legalization of marijuana ballot question that will appear on the November ballot. Superintendents across the state in the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS), including Revere Supt. Dianne Kelly and Chelsea’s Bourque – the incoming...

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Police Briefs 05-12-2016

May 13, 2016
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Monday, 4/25 Anna Andrades, 54, 768 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for distribution of Class A drug, conspiracy to violate drug law. Olga Torres, 55, 113 Spencer Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for conspiracy to violate drug law, possessing Class A drug. Francisco Correa, 40, 28 Malden St., Everett, was arrested for conspiracy to violate drug...

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Sports 05-12-2016

May 13, 2016
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CHS Roundup CHS girls track team improves to 7-0 The Chelsea High girls outdoor track team remained undefeated with victories this past week over five opponents — Mystic Valley, Presentation of Mary Academy, Shawsheen Tech, Greater Lawrence, and rival Notre Dame of Tyngsboro. The Lady Red Devils’ dominance was evident from the average margin...

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Obituaries 05-12-2016

May 13, 2016
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Sandra Heckley Of Chelsea Sandra Heckley, of Chelsea died on May 6. She was 76 years old. The daughter of the late Justin and Florence Lee, she was the beloved wife of the late George Heckley; dear mother of James and his wife, Teresa, George, Sandy and Stephanie Heckley and the late Sharon Heckley...

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Lion King

May 7, 2016
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Lion King

Kiara Santiago Diaz, playing Rafiki, opens The Lion King production at the Kelly School on Friday morning, April 29, to a large audience of students and parents. The play featured several musical numbers and a very elaborate set design. Scores of children from the Kelly School participated.

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