Pagant Winner Mary D’eon Carries on Family’s Community Service

January 10, 2013
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Pagant Winner Mary D’eon Carries on Family’s Community Service

Beauty pageant winner Mary D’Eon is pictured with her family at the Burlington Coat Factory store in Revere where she is involved in a community service project for the donation of winter coats. Pictured with Mary are her parents, Phyllis Scalia D’Eon and Richard D’Eon, and brother Joshua Scalia.

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Housing Authority Scratches It’s Head over HUD Memos

January 10, 2013
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The new year quickly brought a new challenge to the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Board and administration as the New England office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has sent some pretty aggressive letters to the CHA – letters that one Board member likened to a ‘demand notice’ for repayment of funds allegedly stolen...

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Chelsea Man Charged with Extortion Plot

January 10, 2013
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A Shurtleff Street man is being held on high bail in Framingham after being charged with extorting a Framingham man – allegedly going so far as to create a website claiming the victim was a murderer wanted in Brazil. Devair Teodoro-Lima, 52, of 61 Shurtleff St., pleaded not guilty in Framingham District Court on...

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Congratulations to the New Leaders

January 10, 2013
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We join the Chelsea community in congratulating the new leaders of the City Council and School Committee who took the oath of office from City Clerk Deborah Clayman. We welcome the opportunity to thank new Council President Dan Cortell and Vice President Brian Hatleberg for their contributions to our city and for their efforts...

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Police Briefs 01-10-2013

January 10, 2013
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12/25 Kirk Crowley, 44, 855 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime, larceny over $250, malicious destruction of property over $250. Rafael Jurado, 25, 45 Louis St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon, threat to commit crime. Mizael Rosario, 24, 45 Louis St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and...

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Obituaries 01-10-2013

January 10, 2013
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Dante Maida Of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea Dante A. Maida of West Peabody, formerly of Chelsea, died on January 6. A US Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of the late Frances “Sissy” (Curran) Maida; loving father of Donald Maida and his wife, Teresa of Middleborough and David...

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Students Of the Month

January 4, 2013
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Students Of the Month

The November Chelsea High School (CHS) Students of the Month for November were Robert Connors (left) and Amairani Parras. Both are senior members of the Interact Club who were chosen because of their combination of academics and community service. Both are very involved in fundraising and coordination of activities at the ALS Center at Admirals...

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Robyn Had an A-Mazin Basketball Career

January 4, 2013
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Robyn Had an A-Mazin Basketball Career

Chelsea resident Robyn Mazin was honored by St. Mary’s High School for scoring 1,072 points in her outstanding basketball career. Pictued at the 1,000-point club banner-raising ceremony Saturday at the school gymnasium are Kristi Mazin, Diane Mazin, Robyn Mazin, Steve Donaghey, and Al Mazin.

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Callahan Tunnel Now a Dangerous Ride

January 4, 2013
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Callahan Tunnel Now a Dangerous Ride

If you are from Chelsea or East Boston you already know that the Callahan Tunnel that connects Eastie to rest of the city is not one of the most eye-appealing tunnels. However, two weeks ago the tunnel went from an eyesore to dangerous. A 100-pound wall panel in the tunnel fell off the wall...

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12 from `12: the Top Stories from Chelsea in 2012

January 4, 2013
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A major difference between cities and towns is the level of activity found within their borders.  Generally, cities are the busier, with the hustle and bustle of millions of people making their way to and through, the hum of business engines engaging in commerce and employing people, the arrival of new waves of immigrants...

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City Ends Year with $10.7m in Free Cash

January 4, 2013
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Ever finish balancing a checkbook and become pleasantly surprised to see that there is more money leftover than expected? City Manager Jay Ash again had that experience while balancing the City’s checkbook recently. After all revenues were taken in and provisions to pay all expenses were made, the City ended FY’12 with a $10.7...

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Legendary Public Official Marilyn Portnoy Dies at Age 77

January 4, 2013
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Marilyn Portnoy, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away on December 25. She was 77 years old. Mrs. Portnoy’s son Eric delivered a beautiful, heartfelt eulogy at the funeral service, saying his mother was a generous person who reached out to help many people in her life. The proud son told the story of...

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Working Across City Boundaries a Must in Ongoing Fiscal Crises

January 4, 2013
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Many, many years ago, Chelsea and Revere were one in the same. There were no boundaries along the Parkway or Chelsea Creek that separated the communities. When the communities were based on agriculture in the early days, there are stories in the history books of Chelsea farmers and Revere farmers banding together in tough...

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Red Devils Drop Close Contest to Masco, 39-38

January 4, 2013
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team still may be searching for its first win of the season, but the Red Devils came ever-so-close to posting a “W” before falling short by a 39-38 margin to Masconomet in the consolation game of the Beverly Holiday Tournament last week. “We played our worst game of the...

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Obituaries 01-03-2013

January 4, 2013
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Jan McGinn Daughter of late Chelsea Soldiers Home Commandant Jan (Quigley) McGinn of Concord, formerly of Chelsea and Charlestown, died on, December 30. She was the daughter of the late Commandant of the Chelsea Soldiers Home, John L. Quigley and his wife, Jean; wife of Paul O. McGinn; mother of Matthew R. and Benjamin...

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Chelsea Senior Center Christmas Party.

December 27, 2012
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Chelsea Senior Center Christmas Party.

Jeannette Nemerowski, Senior Center Director Tracy Nowicki, Jim Celona and Lorra Kwiatkowski at the Chelsea Senior Center Christmas Party.

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Council President Robinson Reflects on Successful Year

December 27, 2012
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With the last City Council meeting for 2012 now in the books, Council President Leo Robinson believes the past year has been a successful one. “We’ve done much to be proud of, even though we know we have much more still to do,” said Robinson. “Our primary responsibilities,” he continued, “are to oversee the...

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Ash Continues to Lead Statewide Policy Efforts

December 27, 2012
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Two weeks ago, it was in Worcester, leading a discussion among Gateway Cities on development and education. Last week, it was in Boston, chairing a meeting of the Metro Mayors Coalition on the subjects of state and local finance and transportation. While City Manager Jay Ash’s leadership has been acknowledged by many for his...

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City Will Postpone the Enforcement of Trans-fat Ban on January 1

December 27, 2012
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Zero is going to have to wait. The absolute zero ban of trans-fats in Chelsea – the first absolute zero ban in the country – will not go into effect administratively on Jan. 1st as expected, as City Manager Jay Ash said this week he will not enforce the ban. The move is being...

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Another Hotel?: City Looks to Purchase Property on Central Avenue for Economic Development

December 27, 2012
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The City Council has appropriated close to $1 million for the possible purchase of a piece of land on Central Avenue that could become a hotel. City Manager Jay Ash requested that $825,000 be set aside from the Free Cash account for the potential purchase of a vacant piece of property owned by the...

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2013

December 27, 2012
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We often quote a verse from Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ring Out Wild Bells” when we write our annual New Year’s editorial. We write about the events that happened in the old year and discuss those that may come in the new, as well as our hopes for a better year than the year before....

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Red Devils Play Well in Loss to Revere

December 27, 2012
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Although the Chelsea High basketball team was unable to break into the win column last Wednesday against Revere, the Red Devils, who feature many underclassmen with little or no varsity experience, showed that they are making strides as the 2012-13 campaign progresses. “We played well and clearly are headed in the right direction,” said...

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Obituaries 12-27-2012

December 27, 2012
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Michael Mastrangelo Independent Carpet Installer Michael L. Mastrangelo of Revere died unexpectedly on December 18 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. He was 33 years old. An independent carpet installer, he was the cherished son of Lawrence and Elaine (Molloy) Mastrangelo of Revere and beloved brother of Meghan Mastrangelo, all of Revere; loving...

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Winter Fest a Great Time for All

December 20, 2012
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Winter Fest a Great Time for All

All the best of the holidays and the community were combined and on display at Chelsea Winter Fest this past Saturday. The second year celebration held outdoors at the Burke School Complex was a good time had by the more than 500 kids and adults who reveled in the spirit of the season. “Wow,...

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