CHS Girls Win Two, Improve to 7-2

January 26, 2012
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The Chelsea High girls basketball team rolled to a pair of impressive victories this past week, defeating Mystic Valley 39-24 on Friday and then topping Fellowship of Christian Academy on Tuesday, 44-31. After a slow start against MV in which the Lady Red Devils held a slim 13-12 lead at the end of the...

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Red Devils Get Back at Revere

January 26, 2012
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team won two of its three games in the past week to improve its record to 7-5 on the season. The Red Devils came out on the short end of a dramatic 65-64 decision to Revere last Thursday. The Patriots held a lead throughout the contest, but Chelsea parlayed...

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Obituaries 01-26-2012

January 26, 2012
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Mary Jo Brown Tufts Medical Center Admitting Director Mary Jo (Bonasoro) Brown of Wilmington died suddenly at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston on January 21 with her family and friends by her side. She was 59 years old. Born in Boston, she graduated from Winthrop High School, Class of 1970. For the...

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Martin Luther King Day

January 19, 2012
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Martin Luther King Day

The Chelsea high School Choral Group, under the direction of John Nichols, led the audience in song at the rev. Dr. martin Luther King 2012 Commemoration Celebration Monday at the CHS auditorium.

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Chelsea Bridge Projected to Open in April

January 19, 2012
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Chelsea Bridge Projected to Open in April

A few unexpected snags back in September pushed back the reopening of the Chelsea Bridge to vehicles to March according to MassDOT Project Manager Frank DePaola. Now, according to sources, the project to replace the aging Chelsea Street drawbridge bridge with a new vertical-lift bridge may not be ready until late April—a development that...

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TBHA Concerned over Marginal Street Pier Plans

January 19, 2012
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TBHA Concerned over Marginal Street Pier Plans

Grand plans for a long-neglected part of Chelsea’s waterfront might be running aground of one major harbor advocacy group and an organization of ship captains. Vivien Li, executive director of The Boston Harbor Association (TBHA), said that her organization has watched the intriguing Marginal Street Pier over the past year and – contrary to...

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Health Assessment of Chelsea Now Going On

January 19, 2012
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Killing two birds with one stone doesn’t seem like a very healthy thing (especially for the birds), but in the current case for Mass General and the City of Chelsea, knocking off two things at once might be just what the doctor ordered. City Manager Jay Ash officially announced this week that he intends...

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Bomb Scare at Chelsea High School

January 19, 2012
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Students and staff members were quickly evacuated from Chelsea High School Tuesday morning when a bomb threat came in over the telephone. Working immediately with the Chelsea Police Department, district officials implemented their set policy and removed all students and staff from the building. School was dismissed at 10:30 a.m. so that a thorough...

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Chelsea – Reaching Our Dream of Unity

January 19, 2012
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On January 16, 2012 Chelsea commemorated Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Day with several special events.  One of those events took place at Chelsea High School where over 200 people gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. King.  This event of Community Unity brought people together from Chelsea Public Schools, Chelsea Veterans, Chelsea police...

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Police Briefs 01-19-2012

January 19, 2012
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January 9, 2012 John Sanchez, 18, 128 Shurtleff St., Chelsea, was arrested for rape of a child with force. Chadlee Moore, 42, 183 Elm St.., Everett, was arrested for carrying a dangerous weapon. Jeff Bosquet, 28, 120 Vernal St., Everett, was arrested for possessing open container of alcohol in public. January 10, 2012 Shawn...

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Martin Luther King’s Birthday

January 19, 2012
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Had he not been cut down by an assassin’s bullet in 1968, Martin Luther King would have been 83 this week. For those of us old enough to remember, MLK was in his prime when this nation was racially divided, blacks against whites, gender divided, men against women, age divided, old against young, divided...

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Lady Red Devils Win Two Contests

January 19, 2012
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The Chelsea High girls basketball team cruised to a pair of victories in its last two outings, defeating Lynn Tech 64-20 and Mt. Alvernia 38-24. Neither contest was in doubt after the first period. The Lady Red Devils zoomed past Tech and continued to build their lead until the final buzzer, while against Mt....

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Obituaries 01-19-2012

January 19, 2012
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Helen Karas Retired Saleslady Helen A. (Lachnicki) Karas, a retired saleslady, died in her Quincy home Monday evening, January 16 after a brief illness.  She was 89 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Adam and Agnes (Jakuboczyk) Lachnicki.  She attended local schools and was a...

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Investigation Widens into Jessica Cormier Murder

January 12, 2012
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Investigation Widens into Jessica Cormier Murder

Monday’s funeral for Everett’s Jessica Cormier from the Smith Funeral Home, was quiet and dignified and it was extremely well attended. The court proceeding two hours  after she was buried, where her assailant Clarence Earl Berry, 59, of Chelsea, was arraigned for stabbing her to death, was mobbed with friends, relatives and many grieving...

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Chelsea Bus Routes on the Chopping Block

January 12, 2012
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Chelsea Bus Routes on the Chopping Block

As the 112 bus rumbled up to the east side of the Market Basket earlier this week, there weren’t a ton of people getting off the bus, and there wasn’t a long line of people getting on the bus either. There were women getting on with their bags of groceries, and elderly people getting...

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Morrie Seigal Deserves a Gold Medal

January 12, 2012
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Morrie Seigal Deserves a Gold Medal

Whenever I run into Morrie Seigal I am always amazed at his love for life and I am always especially amazed, even touched, by the fact that he remains a relevant public voice in this city well into the eighth decade of a lifetime spent here. To know Morrie is to like him. His...

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CHA Housing Report Released; Excessive Pay for Receiver?

January 12, 2012
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The first monthly report released by Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) receiver Judy Weber has raised some eyebrows in that she has billed the state more than $20,000 for one month’s worth of work. In a case where the former executive director, Michael McLaughlin was ousted for having an excessive salary of $360,000 per year,...

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CHA Receiver’s First Report

January 12, 2012
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A report by Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) receiver Judy Weber last week revealed a number of changes that have taken place over the last month, and perhaps, a number of contentious meetings that have also taken place in the wholesale clean-up effort. Weber presented her first monthly report to the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC)...

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What’s a CHS Receiver Worth for a Month

January 12, 2012
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Perhaps the most interesting single thing about the Chelsea Housing Authority receiver’s first monthly report to the Supreme Judicial Court and the Attorney General is the bill for her services which was provided with it. Receiver Judith Webber has billed $23,000 for her first month’s work. That would make each of the 7 page...

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Police Briefs 01-12-2012

January 12, 2012
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Monday, January 2 Carlose Rosado, 28, 3-B Cornelia Ct, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon, intimidation and threating to commit a crime. David M. Sandelin, 46, 25 Suffolk St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Chithalia Barnes, 28, 855 Broadway Apt. #1105, was arrested for driving with a suspended/revoked license. Pastor Diego...

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Obituaries 01-12-2012

January 12, 2012
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Jessica Barbara Rose Cormier Worked at Brenners Party Supply Jessica Barbara Rose Cormier of Everett died on January 3 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 20 years old. Born in Malden and a lifelong Everett resident, she was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 2009 and Boston Career Institute in...

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Sunny, But Cold

January 5, 2012
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Sunny, But Cold

We made it through October, November and December with very little snow and without a meaningful wave of arctic cold. For the most part, this has so far been the warmest winter in 95 years. But, it takes only a day or two of frigid cold (read the afternoon tem­perature registering 28 degrees on...

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City Looking to an Appointed School Committee

January 5, 2012
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City Looking to an Appointed School Committee

For most elected officials, getting sworn in is the icing on the cake that comes after a successful vote of the people. However, for the Chelsea School Committee, those who are elected seem to have a hard time showing up for that icing- or even running for the cake in the first place. Elected...

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Simboli Success

January 5, 2012
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Simboli Success

If there were no end to the work day, it would probably take a lot of pressure off of Anthony J. Simboli. The CEO of the relatively new Simboli Properties has been at the center of a flurry of activity just about every workday this winter, preparing his buildings on Everett Avenue and Spring...

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