Excel Academy Opens New Facility with Ribbon Cutting

October 11, 2012
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Excel Academy Opens New Facility with Ribbon Cutting

Administrators from Excel Academy, the state’s top charter school that serves students from Chelsea and East Boston, joined elected officials, last Wednesday to cut the ribbon on Excel’s new facility on Moore Street in East Boston. The renovations to the building, which once housed the St. Mary’s Star of the Sea School, were completed...

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Chelsea Police Continue Public Attacks in Contract Bargaining

October 11, 2012
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The two-year-long negotiations between the Chelsea Police Patrol Officers’ Association (CPPOA) and the City’s Administration have been a tale of two very different tactics. To this day, City Manager Jay Ash and his administration have been tight-lipped and have declined to talk about the ongoing negotiations out of a respect for the process and...

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HUD Auditors Complete CHA Oversight Study

October 11, 2012
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Federal Housing and Urban Development auditors studying the Chelsea Housing Authority’s annual independent financial audit, which HUD received recently from the CHA as mandated, have packed up their laptops having completed their visit after a thorough review of financial records. The auditors finished at the CHA on Wednesday. The auditor’s visit was prompted by...

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Bids Finally Go out for New Mill Hill Fire Station

October 11, 2012
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It’s been quite some time since the City committed to demolishing and fully rebuilding a new Fire Station at the Mill Hill (Engine 3) location on Broadway, but this week construction bids finally went out on the project. City Manager Jay Ash said that the logistics of shuffling firefighters strategically around the City while...

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HUD Auditors Searching for Truth

October 11, 2012
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One of the most egregious things to result as a consequence of former Chelsea Housing Authority Executive Director Mike McLaughlin’s outrageous behavior is that we have all come to learn that whatever he was doing, however much he was padding his own salary and hiring others and doing the same, it was never picked...

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Walnut Street Synagogue Celebrates 125th Anniversary

October 11, 2012
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Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Walnut Street Synagogue members, friends, relatives and people from all walks of life will gather for a celebratory breakfast on the occasion of the synagogue’s 125th anniversary. Unbelievably enough, the synagogue remains open, despite the fact that the city it serves, once so heavily Jewish, is hardly Jewish...

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Boys Soccer Team Remains Undefeated

October 11, 2012
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The Chelsea High boys soccer team continued its winning ways this past week against a pair of strong rivals, defeating Northeast Regional Vocational School 2-1 last Thursday and topping Everett 3-1 on Monday. The twin wins boost the record of Coach Mick Milutinovic’s team to a lofty 8-0-1, a mark that already has clinched...

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Police Briefs 10-11-2012

October 11, 2012
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10/01 Benjamin Mangham, 42, 59 Everett St., Boston/Allston, was arrested on a warrant. Melvin Ortiz, 26, 425 Saratoga St., East Boston, was arrested on a warrant. Mirel Halilovic, 19, 216 Revere Beach Pkwy., Chelsea, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license (criminal). 10/02 William Bennett, 58, 232 Chestnut St., Chelsea, was arrested...

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Obituaries 10-11-2012

October 11, 2012
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Brian Welsh Truck Driver for Mainfreight Brien J. Welsh, a longtime Chelsea resident,  passed away unexpectedly on October 8 following a short illness. He was 42 years old.. Born in Everett, the son of Edward and Julia (Gordon) Welsh, he was raised in Chelsea, attended St. Stanislaus Parochial School and was a graduate of...

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American Flag in the Afternoon

October 4, 2012
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American Flag in the Afternoon

A man on County Road waits in the afternoon sun last week as the American Flag and the Boston skyline loom above and behind him.

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Don Orione Adult Day Care Helping Residents Be Active

October 4, 2012
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Don Orione Adult Day Care Helping Residents Be Active

There was a time when Chelsea resident Ron Kocher would just stay at home for days on end with no social interaction with the outside world. That all ended two years ago when he began attending the Don Orione’s Adult Day Care program in East Boston three days a week. “I used to just...

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All-chelsea Awards Winners Announced

October 4, 2012
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All-chelsea Awards Winners Announced

The 11th Annual “All-Chelsea Awards” will be presented on Monday, October 22nd to ten individuals and entities that have improved the lives of local residents and enhanced the city’s overall civic standing. “A significant reason that Chelsea’s stock continues to be on the rise is the contribution of so many towards the advancement of...

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Looking Back : Dr. John Silber

October 4, 2012
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Looking Back : Dr. John Silber

Dr. John Silber had a long and enduring relationship with Chelsea and with Andrew P. Quigley, my mentor, friend and the publisher of the Chelsea Record. Silber, the bigger than life educator and philosopher who was president of Boston University, died last week at the age of 86. Both Silber and Mr. Quigley were...

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Chelsea Janitors Fighting for Better Wages

October 4, 2012
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Janitors from Chelsea, East Boston and Revere supported by SEIU Local 615, have been fighting for improved pay and benefits from the Maintenance Contractors of New England. Over the weekend 300 janitors from here and surrounding communities rallied in neighboring East Boston that included speeches and a march to Mass at a local church...

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Misused Funds : HUD Investigators Poring over CHA Spending Records

October 4, 2012
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Investigators for the Department of Housing and Urban Development are on site at the headquarters of the Chelsea Housing Authority this week and are expected to remain as long as it takes to unravel the questionable financial dealings of former CHA Executive Director Mike McLaughlin. HUD officials claim that as much as $3.5 million...

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The Cha, Again

October 4, 2012
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Yet another investigation into Mike McLaughlin’s perfidy at the Chelsea Housing Authority is right now being conducted by investigators from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. What will they find this time around? Not much more than they have already come to learn which is this, in a nutshell. Under former executive director...

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Raising Councilor Salaries

October 4, 2012
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There is a move underway to raise the salaries for the members of the Chelsea City Council from something like $8,000 to $14,000. Councillors here serve for a pittance in comparison with the cities and towns around us. As long as the raise is fair and just, then the claim can reasonably be made...

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Red Devil Football Falls to Assabet Valley, 32-0

October 4, 2012
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The Chelsea High football team made the long trek to Marlborough to take on Assabet Valley Regional last Friday evening, but came back empty-handed in the wake of a 32-0 loss. Assabet, which plays in the Vocational School League and sported a 2-1 record coming into the contest, got on the board early with...

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Police Briefs 10-04-2012

October 4, 2012
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Monday, September 24 Carlos A. Araujo, 45, of 110 Essex Street, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery, David Leon, 43, of 62 Chester Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for a warrant on misdemeanor default. Vincent A. Durbano, 30, of 25 Stanford Street, Boston, was arrested for breaking and entering in the nighttime. Gonzalez Adolfo...

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Obituaries 10-04-2012

October 4, 2012
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Robert Jacobs Revere Resident Robert I. Jacobs of Revere died on Saturday, September 29. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (Bookspan) Jacobs; devoted father of Carl Jacobs of Revere and Mark Jacobs of Germany; loving son of the late Michael Jacobs and the late Poba (Holmes); dear brother of Rose Weeks...

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Going Back, Way Back

September 27, 2012
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Chelsea, 1922. Yom Kippur Day. The city’s 15,000 Jewish residents are in a virtual holiday lock down. The city at this point in its history in the midst of a great population and economic rise. It is the Roaring Twenties and Chelsea is rising to its great moment under the sun. Everyone is working,...

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New Chelsea Street Bridge

September 27, 2012
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New Chelsea Street Bridge

The new Chelsea Street Bridge look dramatic in the early autumn sunset.

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Jose Duarte is Honored

September 27, 2012
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Jose Duarte is Honored

City Council President Leo Robinson presented a proclamation congratulating Chelsea resident Jose Duarte, owner and executive chef at Taranta Restaurant on Hanover Street in the North End. The Joslin Diabetes Foundation honored Duarte for his outstanding efforts in raising awareness and funds for the charitable organization. Duarte has also been named the 2011 Massachusetts...

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Getting Canned in Chelsea : Antiquated Canning Pastime Gaining Popularity in Chelsea

September 27, 2012
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Getting Canned in Chelsea : Antiquated Canning Pastime Gaining Popularity in Chelsea

In decades past, if a family wanted fresh tomatoes in the late fall or winter, they couldn’t be found at the local market. In fact, the only way to get them at all was from a commercial brand can, or to just forget about tomatoes altogether. One way that industrious people bested that situation...

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