Obituaries 11-06-2014

November 10, 2014
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Peter Grasso Retired Butcher Peter S. Grasso of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea, went home to Jesus October 30. A US Army veteran of World War II and a retired wholesale meat company butcher, he was the beloved husband of Bina ( Giammarino ) Grasso with whom he shared 66 years  of marriage; loving father...

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Election Results Favor Coakley Heavily, Buck Thin Margins Statewide

November 10, 2014
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Though Republican Charlie Baker took the statewide gubernatorial vote by a very narrow margin – Chelsea voters overwhelmingly came out for his Democratic opponent, Attorney General Martha Coakley in Tuesday’s voting action. Voter turnout was brisk for Chelsea, with precincts in Prattville steady nearly all day long. There was a 36.1 percent turnout and...

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Ash says Baker Victory Good for Chelsea/State

November 10, 2014
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City Manager Jay Ash has made no bones about his support of Gov.-elect Charlie Baker and, after Baker’s big win on Tuesday, Ash said he’s waiting to see how he can help the new administration and how the new administration might be able to partner with Chelsea. “I’m looking forward to having some relationship...

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Telex-Free Meeting Draws Thousands Last Week

November 10, 2014
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Telex-Free Meeting Draws Thousands Last Week

More than 1,000 victims of the TelexFree Ponzi scheme showed up at a meeting in the Mary C. Burke School on Oct. 29 to get information and to get help filing a complaint with the state. The event was coordinated by the Chelsea Collaborative, which is organizing victims. Last summer, in the wake of...

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Wynn Working on Redesign of Casino Tower

November 10, 2014
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Wynn Resorts officials late last month told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) that they are ready to unveil a new design for the proposed casino on Lower Broadway. The MGC had asked Wynn to redesign the tower concept that has served as the face of the project since it was formally proposed. “I can...

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EPA Awards Chelsea $25,000 to Fight Asthma

November 1, 2014
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EPA Awards Chelsea $25,000 to Fight Asthma

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a coalition led by The Neighborhood Developers with a $25,000 grant earlier this month to promote asthma health education. The grant was one of 14 given in New England to fund community projects addressing environmental and public health issues in New England.  The Chelsea grant will support...

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Neighborhood Developers, Winner of 2014 ULI Award

November 1, 2014
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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing has selected The Neighborhood Developers’ (TND) Box District as a winner of this year’s Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award. ULI’s Terwilliger Center celebrates and promotes the exemplary efforts of real estate and public policy leaders from across the country who are...

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Tocci Building Companies Begin Construction of Rock Chapel Marine HQ

November 1, 2014
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Tocci Building Companies (Tocci), a Boston-area construction manager and recognized leader in virtual design and construction solutions, announced today that it has broken ground on a new headquarters for Rock Chapel Marine located on Marginal Street in Chelsea. The two-story, 5,349 square-foot (sf) office space will provide an architecturally appealing base for the company...

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Please Remember to Vote On Tuesday

November 1, 2014
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The election is Tuesday, Nov. 4  and the race for Governor between candidates Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley (Evan Falchuk and Jeff McCormick are also in the race, but they are trailing by a wide margin in the polls) is going down to the wire. The recent gubernatorial debates have been entertaining as both...

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Enjoy a Fun and Safe Halloween

November 1, 2014
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Halloween is a fun-filled celebration as children don costumes and participate in parties and trick-or-treating in our neighborhoods. But as much fun as this day is for our young residents, we must stress the importance of safety and exhibition extra caution. Motorists should be focused on safe driving without distractions as schoolchildren – many...

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Letters to the Editor

November 1, 2014
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Proud supporter I am proud to endorse Charlie Baker for Governor of Massachusetts. The recent scandals involving DCF, the EBT program, and the Probation Department are clear indicators of the arrogance and indifference that develops when one party is allowed to completely dominate state government. Massachusetts needs a governor who is able and willing...

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Obituaries 10-30-2014

November 1, 2014
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Donald Mullett Decorated Veteran, Motorcycle Enthusiast, Member of DAV and Chelsea Knights of Columbus Donald Mullett of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, passed away at home on October 2 after a short illness. He was 87 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late Patrick and Elizabeth Mullett, Donald attended...

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Firefighter Caissie Receives State Honor for Lifesaving Effort

November 1, 2014
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Firefighter Caissie Receives State Honor for Lifesaving Effort

When Lt. Arthur Caissie headed to work last June 26, he had no idea the events of the day would lead him to center stage at the state’s annual top fire awards ceremony. On Tuesday morning, though, that’s exactly where the reluctant hero stood, being singled out by Gov. Deval Patrick for saving the...

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Council Will Discuss Tax Exemption Increase

November 1, 2014
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Council President Matt Frank said this week that he would like to have a discussion at the Council about trying to combat what looks to be a significant increase in property taxes this year. He said he would like to see if the Council can or would want to institute a temporary increase in...

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Rep. Ryan Weighing in on Ballot Questions

November 1, 2014
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With the state election set for Tuesday, Chelsea’s State Rep. Dan Ryan is weighing in on the state’s ballot questions. Ryan said he is urging residents and residents across the Commonwealth to vote no on Question 1. A yes vote on Question 1 would eliminating gas tax indexing. This proposed law would eliminate the...

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All-Chelsea Award this Monday Night

October 25, 2014
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The 13th Annual “All-Chelsea Awards” will be presented this upcoming Monday night, Oct. 27, to nine individuals and entities that have improved the lives of local residents and enhanced the city’s overall civic standing. The public is invited to attend the ceremony at City Hall or watch the proceedings live on Chelsea Cable Television,...

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Sports 10-23-2014

October 25, 2014
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CHS Roundup Red Devils rout Charlestown, 57-6 The Chelsea High football team put it all together for the second time in its last three outings with a 57-6 rout of Charlestown Friday evening at the local Stadium. Just as they had done two weeks ago in a 41-6 romp over Minuteman Regional, the Red...

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Obituaries 10-23-2014

October 25, 2014
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Neil ‘Neilsie’ Penn Of West Roxbury and Revere Neil “Neilsie” Penn of West Roxbury and Revere passed away peacefully on October 17 after a brief illness. He was 44 years old. He was the cherished and beloved son of Richard and Catherine (Belinfante) Penn of Revere and was adored by his sister Marcy Mucci...

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Weekend Shooting: Police Arrest Two Men 90 Minutes Apart

October 25, 2014
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Weekend Shooting: Police Arrest Two Men 90 Minutes Apart

The city was shocked and rocked to the core last Saturday morning after learning of two tragic fatal shootings in the nighttime hours – with many particularly bothered by a shooting that involved an innocent mother getting hit by a stray bullet as she looked out the window of her Shawmut Street apartment at...

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Recupero Wants Emergency Public Safety Meeting: Shootings to be Discussed

October 25, 2014
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City Councillors are preparing to have a meeting to discuss last weekend’s shootings, but at this point there’s not a total consensus on how that discussion should go. Councillor Giovanni Recupero – chair of the Public Safety Committee – said this week that he wants and Emergency Meeting to be called to specifically discuss...

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Fed Chair Visits TND Connect: Concerned About Jobs and Housing Market

October 25, 2014
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Fed Chair Visits TND Connect: Concerned About Jobs and Housing Market

Chelsea’s Jose Iraheta sat next to one of the most powerful women in global finance last Thursday and calmly told Federal Reserve Bank Chair Janet Yellen what it was like to graduate from a quality university and still struggle to find work – what it was like to come from humble beginnings in Chelsea...

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Revere Market Basket to Open Doors on Oct.26: Company Ready to Take Care of Customers Who Took Care of Them

October 25, 2014
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Revere Market Basket to Open Doors on Oct.26: Company Ready to Take Care of Customers Who Took Care of Them

In the parking lot of the new Revere Market Basket at Northgate Monday morning, workers outside were spiffying up the outside and moving carriages inside – but they weren’t getting much done in between having to answer numerous questions from the excited passers-by, many that are greatly anticipating this Sunday’s (Oct. 26) opening at...

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Frank Will Advocate Revoking French Club’s Licenses

October 25, 2014
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In the wake of the fatal shooting at the French Club on Spencer Avenue last Saturday, Council President Matt Frank – who represents that area – said he would like to have a closer look at all the social clubs in the city and he would call for a revocation of the French Club’s...

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen Visits Chelsea

October 20, 2014
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Fed Chair Janet Yellen Visits Chelsea

The U.S. President may be the commander-in-chief of the world’s best military and the leader of the country’s political system, but the Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) holds the keys to the world economy – and she’s coming to Chelsea today, Oct. 16. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will visit CONNECT,...

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