George Ostler Talks About WWII

August 9, 2012
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A film crew lead by Documentarian/Producer/Director, Neal Cortell, (right) was in town Monday to interview Chelsea Historian and highly decorated war hero George Ostler (seated) for a segment in 1 of a series of 3 feature length documentaries about various aspects of World War II, including roles that women took on both in and...

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ROCA Selected for New Social Investment Program

August 9, 2012
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One of the state’s most innovative at-risk youth service providers has been selected to participate in a groundbreaking social investment program being implemented right now by the state. Massachusetts will be the first state to implement the ‘pay for success’ model of social financing through a Juvenile Justice contract and ROCA of Chelsea will...

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The Music Plays On: Recording Industry Legend Joe Smith Donates Taped Interviews to Library of Congress in D.C.

August 9, 2012
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Joe Smith is one of Chelsea’s greatest success stories. He grew up on Bellingham Street, served as president of the Class of 1945 at Chelsea High School – and became one of the most respected executives in the history of the music industry. Smith presided over three giant record labels, Warner Brothers, Elektra/Asylum, and...

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Collaborative; a Bold Move Worthy of Some Note

August 9, 2012
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It isn’t everyday in this city or in cities across this land when an organization like the Chelsea Collaborative, which relies entirely for its budget on donations, returns a $40,000 donation because it refused to follow stipulations attached to it. In this instance, the Collaborative returned $40,000 to the Catholic Church, specifically to the...

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Hoop Star Mojica Transfers to Brimmer and May

August 9, 2012
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Sammy Mojica, one of the greatest basketball players in Chelsea High School history, is transferring to Brimmer and May School. Mojica, who had a sizzling 24 points-per-game average this past season, will repeat his junior year at the Newton prep school. A 6-foot-4-inch guard with well-polished skills, Mojica is already regarded as a Division...

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Police Briefs 08-09-2012

August 9, 2012
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Monday, July 30 Charles McCarthy, 19, of 112 Wells Avenue, Boston, was arrested for parole supervision violation. Angel Antonetty, 59, of 466 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, home invasion and threat to commit a crime.  Tuesday, July 31 Cassandra Marie Watson, 30, of 139 Marlborough Street, Chelsea,...

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Obituaries 08-09-2012

August 9, 2012
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Jean Harvey New Hampshire Resident Jean G. (Long) Harvey of East Hampstead, NH died on July 30. She was the daughter of the late Gordon and Annie Edna (Bennett) Long, mother of Frederick W. Harvey, III of Edgartown, MA, Debra J. Killey of Salem, NH and Amy L. DeFeo of Sandown, NH; sister of...

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Playing it too slow Leaders take exception to timeline that could extend licensing to 2014

August 2, 2012
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Playing it too slow Leaders take exception to timeline that could extend licensing to 2014

At a critical point during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln was confounded as to why his top general was sitting idle and allowing the Confederate Army to gather steam and poke holes in the Union Army. The more Lincoln wondered, inquired and worried about the general’s inaction, the more the general seemed to...

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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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