A Really Valuable Community Resource

March 22, 2013
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The local art scene has really come to life in recent years.  Longtime residents can remember that the only local live theater one could get was either a school play or watching at that time the old Board of Aldermen in action on cable television. Today that has changed.  We actually have a legitimate...

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Clark Avenue Middle School Students Visit the United Nations

March 22, 2013
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Seven Clark Avenue Middle School students, members of the school’s International Relations Club (IRC) visited the United Nations in a day trip to New York City on Friday, March 1st.  Grade 7 teachers and chaperones Bryan Sheckman and Stephanie Haffa accompanied the students.  The group toured the UN, visiting the chambers of the Security...

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Chelsea Collaborative Visits DC

March 22, 2013
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Fifteen members and staff of the Chelsea Collaborative participated in the First National Senate Hearings on Immigration Reform in Washington, DC, this February. “It was amazing,” says Yessenia Alfaro, Director of Organizing, Social and Economics Department. “It was exciting because we met with congressmen, the Chief of Staff, and Senator Elizabeth Warren.” At American...

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Chelsea Pride Joins Northeast Junior High Football League

March 22, 2013
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The Chelsea Pride Youth Football and Cheerleading organization has a new home. The Chelsea teams have joined the Northeast Junior High Football League which has been in existence for more than 30 years. The league is made up of teams from southern New Hampshire (Bedford, Derry, Londonderry, Manchester, Merrimack, Souhegan, Sanborn and Timberlane) and...

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Obituaries 03-21-2013

March 22, 2013
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Marguerite ‘Rita’ Rich Belgian War Bride Marguerite J. “Rita” (Toussaint) Rich, a longtime Chelsea resident, passed away on March 16 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital following a brief illness. She was 90 years old. Born and raised in Belgium, the daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Collard) Toussaint), she attended school while living in...

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Council Looking for ‘Better Deal’ in Sending Fire Union Contract Back for Discussion

March 21, 2013
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In a move by the City Council seen as strongly pro-taxpayer, a resolution was approved at Monday night’s meeting to have the Firefighter’s Union sit back down with the City and work on a new contract. The Council has discussed the Superior Police Officers contract and the Fire Contract recently in committee meetings, and...

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Local Parishes Mirror Excitement Felt Around the World over Pope’s Election

March 21, 2013
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Parishes across Chelsea and Revere are seemingly giving a big thumbs up to last week’s Vatican vote to elevate Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the position of Pope Francis. They like that he’s an Italian immigrant. They like that he’s from the Americas. They like that he speaks Spanish. And they like the fact...

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Woods Will Present Performance On Sojourner Truth Tonight at CPL

March 21, 2013
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Woods Will Present Performance On Sojourner Truth Tonight at CPL

Noted actress Kathryn Woods will present a special historical performance tonight at 6 at the Chelsea Public Library. Woods will be performing a show, “A Woman Ain’t I? that focuses on the life of Sojourner Truth, who was born a slave in upstate New York. Truth delivered her most famous speech, “Ain’t I A...

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Local Dignitaries Paint Bowls to Help out the Chelsea Hunger Network

March 14, 2013
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Local Dignitaries Paint Bowls to Help out the  Chelsea Hunger Network

City Manager Jay Ash, Police Chief Brian Kyes, Fire Chief Robert Better, Centro Latino Executive Director Juan Vega, Community Relations Officer Sammy Mojica, and The Neighborhood Developers Director of Community Engagement Melissa Walsh painted “celebrity bowls” that will be available for sale at the Second Annual Chelsea Empty Bowls event on April 25 at...

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Appreciation: Philip D. Fixman Set a High Standard of Excellence as a Constable

March 14, 2013
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Appreciation: Philip D. Fixman Set a High Standard of Excellence as a Constable

Philip D. Fixman, who served as a constable in Chelsea for 53 years and established the standards of professionalism by which constables do their jobs today, died on Feb. 25 following a brief illness. He was 89. Phil moved to Fremont Avenue in Chelsea more than 60 years ago and lived in a home...

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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?: Tracy Syverain, That’s Who

March 14, 2013
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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?:  Tracy Syverain, That’s Who

Chelsea resident and Chelsea High graduate Tracy Syverain was announced this week as a contestant on the popular ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ game show – with her appearance coming today, March 14th. The show with Syverain will appear on WCVB Boston (ABC) at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14th. While the details couldn’t...

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Former Planning Board Member Gets Long Prison Sentence for Fraud

March 14, 2013
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White collar criminals beware, the U.S. Attorney’s Office isn’t playing around with investment scammers. That was proven on Tuesday with the sentencing of Chelsea investment advisor, and former Planning Board member, Gary Martel to more than 7 years in federal prison and $6.5 million in restitution and forfeiture payments. The news came just weeks...

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After 25 Years, ROCA Focuses in on Stats and Outcomes

March 14, 2013
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Nearly seven years ago, ROCA founder and CEO Molly Baldwin gathered her staff in a conference room and decided to address a question that had been nagging her for some time. While everyone in Chelsea, Revere and other nearby locales loved and praised ROCA for its work with gang members and local youth, the...

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On Mike McLaughlin

March 14, 2013
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We were hoping that our outrage would die down after hearing that former Chelsea Housing Authority Director Mike McLauglin might walk if he turns out to be a good helper and offer up some other politicians to the U.S. Attorney’s office. We are very disappointed in this deal by the US Attorney’s office. In...

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Police Briefs 03-14-2013

March 14, 2013
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3/4/13 Charles McCarthy, 18, 112 Wells Ave., Boston, MA, was arrested for default warrant and felony warrants. Henry Santos, 28, 70 Graves Rd., Revere, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed. David Penney, 47, 376 Ocean Ave., Revere, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license, license not in possession after...

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Chelsea Youth Basketball League Championship Games Set for Saturday

March 14, 2013
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The Chelsea Youth Basketball League will conduct its championship games of the playoffs Saturday at the Jordan Boys and Girls Club. The Celtics defeated the Celtics, 45-26, in the Senior League semifinal. Carlos Vasquez scored 15 points while Malcolm Norman tallied 11 points for the Celtics. Steven Lacy and Giovanni Ricardo Vincente each had...

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Obituaries 03-14-2013

March 14, 2013
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Robert Katzman Of Chelsea, formerly of Malden Robert Katzman of Chelsea, formerly of Malden, passed away on March 7. He was the beloved husband of Adele (Karnow) Katzman; dear brother of Myer Katzman, Sidney Katzman and the late Joseph Katzman; loving uncle of Elliot and his wife, Donna, Scott and his wife, Robin, Alan,...

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John’s Pizza Celebrates 35th Anniversary: Mike Falzone Invites City to Special Event on March 17

March 7, 2013
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John’s Pizza Celebrates 35th Anniversary: Mike Falzone Invites City to  Special Event on March 17

John’s Pizza, a legendary, family-owned pizza and sub shop at 8 Central Ave., will celebrate its 35th  anniversary on Sunday, March 17, 2013 with a special event. On that day, Michael Falzone, owner of the business, will roll back the price of a whole pizza to $2.50 – the same price as it was...

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Repeat Gun Offender Charged with Possessing Firearm

March 7, 2013
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Repeat Gun Offender Charged  with Possessing Firearm

A Chelsea man on probation for multiple gun convictions and free on bail for allegedly bringing live ammunition into a Boston courthouse was arrested on Revere Beach with an illegal firearm and other weapons on Friday – the very same day he was released from custody for other similar charges. Jack Lindsey, 66, was...

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Appreciation: Limberakis Was Talented, Rare Artisan Who Loved Chelsea

March 7, 2013
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Appreciation: Limberakis Was Talented, Rare Artisan Who Loved Chelsea

Anyone who knew Michael Limberakis would tell you that he didn’t look through glass. Instead, the talented stained-glass artist took a hold of glass and made it or restored it into something elegant and beautiful. A window wasn’t a portal to see the outside world; it was a canvas for the world to see...

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McLaughlin Associate Given Full Retirement

March 7, 2013
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McLaughlin Associate  Given Full Retirement

Having to follow protocol, the Chelsea Retirement Board granted a full retirement to the long-time Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director of Modernization and Procurement, James Fitzpatrick, at a meeting last week. Fitzpatrick was the director of modernization and procurement during the tenure of disgraced former Executive Director Michael McLaughlin. It has been uncovered now...

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Suspect Arrested on Murder Charges for Blossom Street Shooting

March 7, 2013
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An Everett man is in custody for Tuesday night’s fatal shooting on Blossom Street in Chelsea. Jonathan Castro Sala, 22, is charged with murder. He was expected to be arraigned in Chelsea District Court Wednesday for the homicide of a man in his 20s on Blossom Street. The victim has been tentatively identified but...

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Federal Sequester

March 7, 2013
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The deadline passed last Friday when mandated cuts to the federal programs started to take place. While many entitlements that are the budget busters were spared, the across the board budget cuts hit programs in public schools, transportation, the military and Head Start.  City Manager Jay Ash is assessing the impact of the cuts...

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Police Briefs 03-07-2013

March 7, 2013
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Monday, February 25 Fransico Cruz, 31, of 8 Burma Road, Chelsea, was arrested for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and one way violation. Luis Londono, 38, of 3415 Parsons Street, Other, NY, was arrested for disturbing the peace and driving under the influence. Pedro Chavez-Lopez, 19, of 12 Trinity Avenue, Lynn, was arrested...

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