State Secretary of Housing and Economic Development to Tour Chelsea

April 25, 2013
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The top economic official in Gov. Deval Patrick’s cabinet will kick off a tour of nine up-and-coming cities and towns in Chelsea today, Thursday, April 25th, making four stops in the city through the morning hours. According to a release from Secretary Greg Bialecki’s Office of Housing and Economic Development, the secretary will visit...

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday: Our Former Congressman Ed Markey is a Candidate for U.S. Senate

April 25, 2013
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For the second time in the span of a few years, Massachusetts voters will have the opportunity to elect a United State Senator in a special election. This Tuesday, April 30, is the primary election for the Senate seat that was vacated by John Kerry when he became Secretary of State. There are contests...

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Police Briefs 04-25-2013

April 25, 2013
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April 14 Joseph Williams, 50, 765 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. April 15 Jafar Mohamed, 27, 121 Spence Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Russell Kirby, 41, 65 Harvard St., Chelsea, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime vehicle/boat for felony, possessing burglarious instrument, malicious...

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Vega Tosses One Hitter in 10-1 Romp for Devils

April 25, 2013
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Carlos Vega yielded just one hit, a single between short and third in the sixth inning, and the Chelsea High baseball team pounded out 10 runs to cruise to a 10-1 victory over Notre Dame of Lawrence under the lights at Chelsea Stadium last Thursday evening. “Carlos pitched a great game,” said CHS head...

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Obituaries 04-25-2013

April 25, 2013
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Ruth Jones Longtime Copley Plaza Hotel Employee Ruth M. (Janson) Jones of Everett passed away at the Everett Rehab & Nursing Center on April 18.  She was 83 years old. A former longtime employee at the Copley Plaza Hotel and an avid Red Sox fan, she was the beloved wife of Oscar D. Jones,...

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President Of The Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, Presented a Chelsea Clock in Appreciation to Patrick Wardell

April 18, 2013
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President Of The Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, Presented a Chelsea Clock in Appreciation to Patrick Wardell

Allan Alpert, past president and master of ceremonies and Arthur Arsenault, president of the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, presented a Chelsea Clock in appreciation to Patrick Wardell, chief executive officer of Cambridge Health Alliance, for being the guest speaker at the Chamber breakfast on Wednesday at the Wyndham Hotel on Everett Avenue.

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Dollars Going South of the Border: $247M in Transfers Sent to Foreign Countries

April 18, 2013
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Dollars Going South of the Border: $247M in Transfers Sent to Foreign Countries

In four of the poorest communities in Massachusetts (Eastie, Revere, Chelsea and Everett), money transfer stores in 2012 helped residents send $247.08 million in cash to several foreign countries around the world. The process of sending money from the U.S. to foreign countries is nothing new, and there is certainly nothing illegal or wrong...

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Close Call: Chelsea Runner Gaudreau Just Finished the Race Minutes Before Explosions

April 18, 2013
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Close Call: Chelsea Runner Gaudreau Just Finished the Race Minutes Before Explosions

Thank goodness for seven minutes. Spencer Lofts resident Bobby Gaudreau has never been so thankful for just a few extra minutes, but those few minutes might have saved him from grievous injury, and certainly saved him from being at ground zero for Monday’s bombing attacks at the Boston Marathon. Having come across the finish...

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From Newtown to Chelsea,Organizer is a Difference Maker

April 18, 2013
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From Newtown to Chelsea,Organizer is a Difference Maker

As Erin Clarke packed up the things in her Newtown, CT home last December, preparing for a move to Boston and a job at ROCA in Chelsea, she had no idea that she would be sent off from her hometown with monumental sadness. In fact, the newest ROCA Redevelopment Associate and chief planner for...

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The King of CHS Basketball:Craig Walker Credits His Older Brother Bobby Who Helped Him Develop His Athletic Skills

April 18, 2013
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The King of CHS Basketball:Craig Walker Credits His Older Brother Bobby Who Helped Him Develop His Athletic Skills

There can be no debate that Craig Walker is one of the greatest basketball players in Chelsea High School history – if not the greatest. Walker averaged 28.8 points per game in his senior year to lead the entire state in scoring. He helped the Red Devils win a Greater Boston League championship in...

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Arrest Made in Everett and Chelsea Arson Fires

April 18, 2013
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A Dorchester man has been charged with attempted murder for setting two major fires – one in Chelsea – after getting in a fight with his girlfriend and trying to fight that fire with a fire. Late last week, State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan, Everett Fire Chief David Butler, Chelsea Fire Chief Robert...

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An Unspeakable Tragedy

April 18, 2013
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Perhaps I am still in sense of shock as the details and the reality of the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday sinks into my mind. One is almost immune when you hear about civilian targeted  bombs exploding in those places of unrest like the Middle East or Africa....

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Police Briefs 04-18-2013

April 18, 2013
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April 8 Joshua Beaulieu, 34, 44 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Ramon Pagan, 41, 1 Pine St., Boston, MA was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public. Jodie Perkins, 45, Homeless, Chelsea, was arrested on warrants. Raissa Avilez, 22, 29 Chester Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault, threat to...

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Pineda Pitches, Bats Red Devils to Victory

April 18, 2013
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The Chelsea High baseball team shook off a pair of tough losses earlier this past week to post an 11-4 win over Maimonides Academy Tuesday evening under the lights at Chelsea Stadium. Jason Pineda was the leading light for the Red Devils, pitching a complete game six-hitter with just two earned runs and socking...

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Obituaries 04-18-2013

April 18, 2013
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Sharon Greeley Harney Of Middleton, formerly of Chelsea Sharon J. (Cain) Greeley Harney died April 14 in her home following an extended illness. She was 58 years old. The beloved wife of Stephen G. Harney, she was born in San Bernadino, California on March 1, 1955, the daughter of the late Harry L. and...

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Chelsea Citywide Study Art Show Opening Reception

April 12, 2013
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Chelsea Citywide Study Art Show Opening Reception

Paula Marino of the Kelly School poses for a photo with her mother, Helen Espinoza, and her principal, Tim Howard.

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Ticket Troubles; Councillors Fed Up with Getting Tickets While at Meetings, on City Business

April 12, 2013
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Ticket Troubles; Councillors  Fed Up with Getting Tickets While at Meetings, on City Business

For several City Councillors, finding those little, orange $25 parking tickets on their windshields after a Council meeting has become a rite of passage. Few councillors have escaped the parking ticket wrath during their tenure, and it pretty much has become a given that councillors who frequent City Hall meetings will come away with...

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Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award

April 12, 2013
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Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award

Jerry Shafir, founder and president of Kettle Cuisine, was the recipient of the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award. Making the presentation of a Chelsea Clock was Joanne Tarason, a member of the executive committee.

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Browne Step Team Steps Up Their Game

April 12, 2013
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Browne Step Team Steps Up Their Game

Step by step, the Browne Middle School Step Dance team will make their way to Providence College this coming Saturday, April 13th, to perform in front of several thousand students as part of the College’s Diversity Festival. Teacher Asha Chana and five students from the school have been honing their skills since last December...

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Miffed CHA Tenants Will Meet with US Attorney Ortiz

April 12, 2013
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Outraged Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) tenants and organizers will meet with U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz today, April 11th, to discuss the plea deal and sentencing of former, disgraced CHA Director Michael McLaughlin. Attorney Jay Rose – who has assisted residents in organizing a tenant-driven protest of McLaughlin’s plea deal – said the informal group...

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Fire Union Calls for Contract Approval Now

April 12, 2013
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Fire Union officials this week are calling on the City and the City Council to respect the collective bargaining process and approve their contract. Last week, the Council narrowly voted to keep the contract on the table in hopes that the Union would agree to go back to the table with City Manager Jay...

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We Will Miss Judge Diana Maldonando

April 12, 2013
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On the television at any given time in the afternoon, one can see cases being tried and adjudicated with no nonsense.  Sometimes, in a particular case, the television judge just lays the person out and you cheer. Well in Chelsea, we have been fortunate to have had such a judge. Judge Diana Maldonando of...

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Red Devil Baseball Team Earns 12-2 Win

April 12, 2013
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The Chelsea High baseball team posted its first win of the season with a 12-2 triumph over Notre Dame of Lawrence Monday night under the lights at Chelsea Stadium. The Red Devils set the tone for the contest from the outset, pouncing on Notre Dame’s starting pitcher to rack up nine runs in the...

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Obituaries 04-11-2013

April 12, 2013
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Richard Pilcher Served in US Air Force Intelligence Service Richard L. Pilcher of Chelsea passed away suddenly at home. He was 76 years old. Born in Eufaula, Alabama to W.E. and Jerusha (Nobles) Pilcher, he joined the US Air Force in 1955 and served for four years. During that time he was in the...

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