John Dalis, Former City Clerk, Dead at 90

August 2, 2012
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John Dalis, Former City Clerk, Dead at 90

John P. Dalis, who served this city as an alderman a half century ago but who achieved his local notoriety as Chelsea’s city clerk for 26 years, has died. Mr. Dalis, from an old Greek Chelsea family whose roots here were early on in the restaurant business in Chelsea Square, was 90. Mr. Dalis...

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Snorkeling Club

August 2, 2012
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Snorkeling Club

Congratulations to the Jordan Boys and Girls Club members who participated in the Snorkeling program, as they completed their trip to Hathaways Pond in Cape Cod. What a great experience for this group to get out into our local waters and see the life under the sea! Here is an excerpt from a journal...

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Chelsea Delegation Votes in Favor of Legislation Preventing Mortgage Foreclosures

August 2, 2012
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The Legislature last Thursday sent a finished bill to Gov. Deval Patrick that will prevent unnecessary and unlawful foreclosures, reduce the number of abandoned properties across the Commonwealth and help remove one of the biggest remaining barriers to the state’s ongoing economic recovery. “One of my top priorities this legislative session has been protecting...

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O’Flaherty: State is Ready to Talk About Clark Ave. School

August 2, 2012
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A feasibility study on a new or renovated Clark Avenue school has been given the green light according to State Rep. Gene O’Flaherty, and now City leaders are left to ponder whether they should start from scratch on the same site, build elsewhere or substantially renovate the old building. MSBA Executive Director John McCarthy...

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John Dalis

August 2, 2012
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The death of former city clerk and former alderman John Dalis this week comes very close to marking the end of an era in this city’s long history. He was a powerful man who never abused his power. He was a sincere man who called them as he saw them. He was a good...

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Police Briefs 08-02-2012

August 2, 2012
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July 23 Jorge Rivera, 46, 75 Winthrop Ave., Revere, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor. Antonio Ruiz, 46, 41 Central Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon. Gayle Goss, 50, 44 Orange St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (2...

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William “bill” Smigielski

August 2, 2012
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The death last week of former Parks Commissioner William “Bill” Smigielski is a great loss for the city and for all of us who knew him and who admired him. Mr. Smigielski came up in this city and finally came to rule the roost in his own city hall domain after many years of...

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Obituaries 08-02-2012

August 2, 2012
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Jordan Fern-Amodeo  Newborn Jordan C. Fern-Amodeo died at Children’s Hospital in Boston on July 28. He was 25 days old. He was the beloved son of Ashley Fern of Chelsea and Jackie Amodeo of East Boston; brother of Hailey N. Fern of Chelsea; dear grandson of Joseph and Christine Fern of Chelsea, Dawn and...

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Chelsea Firm Selected For Water Research Project

July 30, 2012
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Pencilbrook LLC is a member of a team of water experts that won an international competition to fund a residential water research project in the US.  Pencilbrook is a recognized authority in the field of water use analysis.  The Chelsea firm’s proprietary software programs – Waterwatch© and Home Waterview™ – are used to identify and...

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Fire Alarm Empties Showcase Cinema Monday Night Showing

July 27, 2012
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Fire Alarm Empties Showcase Cinema Monday Night Showing

Hundreds of movie goers were made to vacate the Revere Showcase Cinema complex Monday night when a fire alarm went off inside the theater. The exit from the various theaters was orderly, according to those who were there. And there was security and police present, they said. On first hearing the alarm as they...

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Gaming Commission Could Decide on Licenses in Late 2014

July 27, 2012
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Timing is everything and timing has been the source of numerous questions about the new Massachusetts Gaming Law and the potential casino at Suffolk Downs over the last few months. On Tuesday, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) issued a preliminary timeline for the permitting process to answer all of those questions, and it seems...

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Chelsea Schools Armed Against Cardiac Arrest

July 27, 2012
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A longtime teacher slumps in his chair. Students go running to call for help. Another teacher or administrator at the school grabs the AED (Automatic External Defribillator) and runs to the room where the teacher is not breathing. With help from others, they lay the teacher on his back carefully and open his shirt....

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The Summer of 2012

July 27, 2012
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The tragedy in Colorado has touched Americans in different ways everywhere during this otherwise lovely summer of 2012. At the Showcase Cinema complex in Revere Monday evening the theaters were evacuated during a showing of Batman. Some theater goers were terrified as they exited the theaters for what apparently turned out to be a...

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Police Briefs 07-26-2012

July 27, 2012
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July 16 Gregory C. Errico, 44, of 768 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for straight felony warrant. Lawrence Sullivan, 27, of 67 Brooks Street, East Boston, was arrested for straight misdemeanor warrant. Rebeca Arevalo, 20, of 76 Shawmut Street, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Martiza Alicea, 35, of 85 Spring Court, Woburn, was...

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Obituaries 07-26-2012

July 27, 2012
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Elaine Maillet Of Dracut, formerly of Chelsea Elaine F. (Welsh) Maillet of Dracut, formerly of Chelsea and Pawtucket, Rhode Island, died peacefully on July 20 at the Lowell General Hospital. She was 77 year old. The wife of the late Clifford J. Maillet who died in September of 1994, she was born in Chelsea...

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Mayor Menino honors Chelsea learners in scholarship ceremony

July 27, 2012
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Mayor Menino honors Chelsea learners in scholarship ceremony

“College is not only about being academically prepared but being able to build a support network for yourself to help you through the ups and downs of your college experience. First Literacy is stepping up to be one of those supports!” —Lauretta Brennan, 2007 First Literacy Scholar On Thursday, July 19, friends and families...

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Residence Inn Expected to Open August 8th

July 19, 2012
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Residence Inn Expected to Open August 8th

Another key piece in the renaissance of Everett Avenue – the Residence Inn by Marriott – will open its doors to the public in just 20 days. Officials from the hotel confirmed that they will formally open on Aug. 8th and will take their place as the second major hotel to locate on what...

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Play Hits the Park; Apollonaire Outdoors Back Again After Hiatus

July 19, 2012
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Play Hits the Park; Apollonaire Outdoors Back Again After Hiatus

It’s been one week in the park, and already the Apollonaire Theatre’s outdoor Shakespeare-related production is getting rave reviews and also bringing a little respite during the summer for residents. Danielle Fauteux Jacques is directing an inventive version of the Tony-award winning play ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,’ and it comes as a relief...

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Suffolk Casino Proposal Presented at Local Forum

July 19, 2012
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Suffolk Casino Proposal Presented at Local Forum

Chelsea residents got an up-close look last Thursday at the proposed entertainment complex that includes a Caesars Entertainment casino at Suffolk Downs. Chip Tuttle, Chief Operating Officer of Suffolk Downs, and his team, including former Boston Police Commissioner Paul Evans, accepted an invitation from City Manager Jay Ash to participate in his Occasional Forum...

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Water Rates Frozen Again for Ratepayers

July 19, 2012
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A string of good news related to water and sewer rates has continued this week with City Manager Jay Ash, Council President Leo Robinson and State Rep. Gene O’Flaherty (D-Chelsea) announcing that local water and sewer charges would not be increasing. It has been more than 10 years since water and sewer charges have...

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About Gangs

July 19, 2012
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Recent statistics from Lynn and Revere reveal that great strides have been made by their local police departments in bringing gang activity under control. In fact, in Lynn, a city of more than 90,000, where gang activity was rampant and growing just four years ago, gang activity has plummeted. Local police say gang membership...

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Police Briefs 07-19-2012

July 19, 2012
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July 9 Otis Moore, 43, of 277 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for straight warrant felony. Philip Anthony Falcucci, Jr., 27, of 130 Washington Avenue, was arrested for speeding, license not in possession, and misdemeanor warrant default. Ralph Sordello, 46, of 371 Mountain Avenue, Revere, was arrested for speeding, operation of motor vehicle with suspended...

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Pet Peeve

July 19, 2012
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The owner of the Store 24 in Bellingham Square should be fined every Sunday for running a pigpen that causes the square to be awash in trash of all kinds generated largely and mostly from the store. The Health Department should ticket this place every Sunday morning – either that or buy them a...

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Obituaries 07-19-2012

July 19, 2012
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Jozef “Joseph” Pijanowski Jozen “Joseph” Pijanowski died suddenly at his home in Phoenix, AZ on July 14. He was 87 years old. He was born July 6, 1925 and raised in Gleba, Poland. He came to the United States in 1961 with his wife, Stanislawa Pijanowski and their five young children and settled in...

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