Board, Director at CHA Come to Amenable Agreement on Contract

March 5, 2015
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The Board of the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) and Executive Director Al Ewing have come to terms on a contract dispute that – though in the background as compared to the overall repairing of the agency – has been outstanding since 2011. The contract was recently approved by the Board and state officials and...

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Call Him Edgar:Father Edgar Has Helped Bring Success, Service to St.Lukes

March 5, 2015
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Call Him Edgar:Father Edgar Has Helped Bring Success, Service to St.Lukes

When Rev. Edgar Gutierrez-Duarte arrived in Chelsea in 2007, there was a small closet with a few rows of non-perishable food items in the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church that Father Edgar’s predecessor had left behind and had sometimes handed out to the hungry. It had been an act of service that was small, but...

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Sure Shot: Vaccination Rates in Spotlight, Very High in Chelsea

March 5, 2015
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When there’s a stoplight that turns red late at night when there is no other traffic around, most people will stop anyway just because it’s a simple rule and a safe practice. Some, however, will not, and the more people that break a simple rule, the more dangerous it becomes for the whole community....

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Police Briefs 03-05-2015

March 5, 2015
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02/16 Efrain DelRosario, 37, 22 Ferry St., Everett, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license. 2/18 Dana Howell, 30, 23 Alrick Rd., Quincy, was arrested on warrants. 2/19 Tyler Jones, 25, 88 Gerrish Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed, rid light violation, and on a warrant. Tito Ebanks-Lopez,...

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We Are One Community

March 5, 2015
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When hateful notes were found in the Shirley Avenue in Revere last week – notes that were threatening to Muslims – the city rallied and responded in an extraordinary way. First of all, the Revere Police responded to the situation with the utmost seriousness. While the specific threats on the notes, which purported to...

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Letters to the Editor

March 5, 2015
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“We Got Your Back” The hate messages that were found scattered around the Revere Beach area and whose purveyors were intending for it to have a chilling effect on members of the Muslim community in Revere and surrounding cities not only failed to hit its target, but also was counterproductive. Al Huda Society, a...

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Sports 03-05-2015

March 5, 2015
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins and players and hope Another crucial point has been reached in this tumultuous 2014-15 season for the Boston Bruins. That point was the trade deadline, which has come and gone, with little if any surprises regarding any major moves. General Manager Peter Chiarelli, appears to have decided, after...

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Obituaries 03-05-2015

March 5, 2015
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Robert ‘Bob’ Macero Retired marketing representative for Commercial Union Insurance;  Melvin Jones Lions Club Award recipient Robert M. “Bob” Macero of Saugus died peacefully at home with his loving family at his side on February 24. He was 80 years old. Bob was born in Chelsea on September 26, 1934. the dear son of...

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Chelsea Teens at the State House

February 26, 2015
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Chelsea Teens at the State House

Senator Sal DiDomenico recently welcomed teens from Chelsea to the State House during their Youth Jobs March.   The teens were on Beacon Hill advocating for increased funding for employment opportunities for young people in our community.

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Nowicki to Seek City Manager Post

February 26, 2015
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Former City Council President Paul Nowicki said officially this week that he will be submitting an application by the March 31 deadline to be considered for the city manager position. “Absolutely,” he said on Monday. “As a life-long resident who still lives in Chelsea and a long-time public official here, I am very interested...

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Hatelberg,Committee Ready to Roll in Picking Members for Managers Screening Committee

February 26, 2015
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City Councillor Brian Hatleberg said he has taken the baton from Council President Leo Robinson and is ready to run with it in terms of choosing the all-important Screening Committee for the City Manager selection process. Robinson designated Hatleberg the chair of the Committee last week, and he joins three other councillors, including Joe...

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DA Conley Seeks New hearing on Murder Conviction Reversal

February 26, 2015
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Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley has called for a new hearing and has pushed back against the sudden reversal of a 20-year-old murder conviction that freed two defendants long sentenced for their role in killing a young woman in Chelsea in 1993. A key in the reversal, which came by the Supreme Judicial...

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Wynn Plans to Develop Employee Parking Near Produce Center

February 26, 2015
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Plans for an off-site employee parking lot with hundreds of spaces to handle a large percentage of the Wynn Everett workforce were unveiled in a state environmental filing last week, and the parking lot is tentatively sited somewhere in Produce Center on the Everett/Chelsea line. The news came deep within Wynn’s recent filing last...

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Emergency Rooms, Chiropractors Busy With Snow Injuries

February 26, 2015
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Emergency Rooms, Chiropractors Busy With Snow Injuries

There’s no doubt the recent snow cavalcade has taken its toll on the general attitude of most folks, but health care providers report that it has also taken quite a toll on the physical well being of young and old. On a typical day in the Chelsea MGH Urgent Care, Dr. Brent Ragar might...

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Bunker Hill Celebration of Black History Month Was an Impressive Event

February 26, 2015
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We’re so fortunate to have Bunker Hill Community College as a vibrant member of our community. There are so many great things happening educationally on the Chelsea campus in the heart of Bellingham Square. Local students have the convenience of having a highly respected community college right in their city and are presented with...

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Letter to the Editor

February 26, 2015
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We can and should dedicate more resources to treating substance use disorders Dear Editor: With a 46 percent increase in opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts from 2012 to 2013, it is wise for Governor Charles Baker to focus the public’s attention on this health crisis and dedicate more state resources to combat substance use...

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Bruins Beat

February 26, 2015
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BRUINS STRUGGLING          With 60 games completed, things are not looking so good for the Bruins, especially on the injury front. Today (Thursday), defenseman Kevan Miller underwent surgery to repair his right should. Forward Gregory Campbell is out of the lineup for a week with an upper-body injury. All in addition to the loss...

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Sammy Mojica Plays Big in Boston: Chelsea Turns Out for their Basketball Superstar in Appearance for Drexel

February 26, 2015
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Sammy Mojica Jr. received a rock star ovation from the Chelsea community following the Drexel-Northeastern basketball game Saturday at Matthews Arena in Boston. Family members, including his proud parents, Sammy Mojica Sr. and Awilda Morales, former teammates from Chelsea High and the Brimmer and May School, and friends warmly greeted the 6-foot-3-inch hoop star...

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Obituaries 02-26-2015

February 26, 2015
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Helen Giordano All about family; her world revolved around being a ‘Nana’ Helen K. (Malek) Giordano, a resident of Wilmington for more than 35 years, formerly of Chelsea, died peacefully on February 22 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. She was 82 years old. Helen was born on June 6, 1932 in...

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Snow and More Snow

February 23, 2015
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Snow and More Snow

Pastor Avelar shoveled the sidewalk with his daughter, Elizabeth, (phot right) on Sunday morning after the Blizzard – two of the many residents who, once again, took to their sidewalks and driveways to shovel away the snow. Meanwhile, several businesses had to make the tough decision  to open or close. Above, John Mandracchia said that The Newbridge Cafe would be open for business as...

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Popular and Well-Known Chelsea Resident Evelyn Diranian Passes Away

February 23, 2015
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Popular and Well-Known Chelsea  Resident Evelyn Diranian Passes Away

Evelyn Diranian, matriarch of a well-known and highly respected Chelsea family and former owner of the Avenue Restaurant across from City Hall, died Monday surrounded by family. She was 85 years old. Mrs. Diranian and her husband, the late Andrew Diranian Sr., moved to Chelsea in 1951 and bought the storefront for Andy’s Bike...

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State Announces Park Planning Tool in Chelsea

February 23, 2015
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State Announces Park Planning Tool in Chelsea

Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Matthew A. Beaton was joined by various local officials in announcing the launch of the Park Planning and Assessment Tool at Chelsea City Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 18. The Tool will be used in conjunction with the Commonwealth’s 26 Gateway Cities and EEA to analyze the existing...

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Snowstorm has Delivered a Beating on DPW

February 23, 2015
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Snowstorm has Delivered a Beating on DPW

Chelsea DPW crews and equipment performed in exemplary fashion through the first snowstorm on Jan. 26, but three storms later, things aren’t coming as easy and now crews from the National Guard and New York and New Jersey have come in to help the City remove snow. “Unlike the first storm, our equipment has...

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City Manager Applications Expected to Being Rolling In

February 23, 2015
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The City Council unanimously approved a planning document at Tuesday evening’s Special Council meeting that will be distributed to potential city manager applicants and will mark the beginning of the long-awaited application process. The Council voted 10-0, with Councillor Chris Cataldo absent, after having met individually with members of the search firm, the Collins...

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