Sports 01-14-2016

January 20, 2016
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CHS Roundup Boys basketball defeats Gr. Lawrence in OT, 75-65 The Chelsea High boys basketball team got back to the .500 mark with an exciting 75-65 overtime victory over Greater Lawrence Tuesday evening in the CHS gym. The contest was a hard-fought battle throughout the four periods of regulation until the Red Devils took...

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Inauguration Unveils Excitement of Change, Enthusiasm for Future

January 7, 2016
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It’s been quite some time since a Chelsea Inauguration Ceremony was standing-room only, and crowds spilled outside the doorway of the Council Chambers in order to get a glimpse of those taking the oath of office. There are some that thought that might not ever happen again in Chelsea. Those people were wrong, however,...

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Chelsea Creek Waterfront Plan Takes a Hit, Plan Thwarted for Now

January 7, 2016
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Chelsea Creek Waterfront Plan Takes a Hit, Plan Thwarted for Now

When the City took up the task last February of changing the Designated Port Area (DPA) on the Chelsea Creek so that some development could take place next to the Chelsea Street Bridge, all signs seemed to point to the fact that it was a no-brainer. A plan to locate a parking garage for...

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Immigration Raids Send Fear Throughout Chelsea, Eastie

January 7, 2016
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When the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Obama Administration suddenly announced on Dec. 23 that they would start conducting raids to take into custody Central Americans who were here illegally and missed critical court dates, it didn’t take long for panic to set in around Chelsea....

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Congratulations to Our City Leaders

January 7, 2016
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We join the community in offering our congratulations to the Chelsea city officials who were inaugurated in an impressive ceremony in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Both the City Council and School Committee have welcomed new members. Chelsea residents voiced their desire for change in the November elections and now the City Council...

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Sports 01-07-2016

January 7, 2016
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CHS Roundup Impressive performances for CHS indoor track teams Members of the Chelsea High boys and girls indoor track teams competed this past week in three meets, the Greater Boston League Freshman/Sophomore meet, the Speed Classic at the Reggie Lewis Center, and the state Freshman/Sophomore meet, also at Reggie Lewis. At the GBL frosh/soph meet at...

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Obituaries 01-07-2016

January 7, 2016
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Maureen Archdeacon Retired office clerk for City of Chelsea School & Engineering Departments Maureen T. (Innes) Archdeacon  passed away on Monday morning, January 4 at the Neville Center in Cambridge after a brief illness and decline in health. She was 85 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late...

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Helping Those in Need

December 31, 2015
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Helping Those in Need

DeAnn Brown received her bag of donated toys for her children. “I am glad they do this every year, to help those that need the extra help, I’m grateful,” she said.

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Lawsuit by Phantom Ventures Will Move to Federal Court

December 31, 2015
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The City’s attorneys and attorneys for the so-called ‘suit and tie’ strip club (Phantom Ventures) proposed for the old King Arthur’s site on Beacham Street will appear in Federal Court on Tuesday, Jan. 5, for an initial appearance in the case. Phantom Ventures originally filed the suit in state court on Oct. 24, but...

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Chelsea Salvation Army Steps Up to Serve Christmas and Every Day

December 31, 2015
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By Joe Prezioso Take a walk down Broadway Chelsea and one will see a mix of life. The poor, the rich, the less fortunate. One often doesn’t realize, however, that some of the people walking along amidst everyday life are homeless. In the U.S. there are more than half a million homeless people (according...

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One Lane of Washington Ave. Bridge Now Complete

December 31, 2015
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One Lane of Washington Ave. Bridge Now Complete

The northbound lane of Washington Avenue has been completed preliminarily by contractors working on the 18-month Bridge replacement project near City Hall. A few weeks ago, a temporary lane was available, though vehicles were not allowed to pass though, after the Bridge had been closed to all traffic since May 26. State officials are...

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The Top 15 Stories of 2015: Snow, New Leaders and Heroes

December 31, 2015
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The Top 15 Stories of 2015: Snow, New Leaders and Heroes

The year 2015 in Chelsea marked a major change in the landscape of leadership, politics and development. With a long-time city manager graduating to a higher post, a new city manager coming in and six new faces being elected to the City Council – things changed fast in 2015 and are likely to continue...

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Enjoy the New Year Safely

December 31, 2015
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“If this is the last, let’s make it a blast!” all too often is the thought of party-goers on New Year’s Eve as we usher out the old year and ring in the new. But New Year’s Eve is a day just like any other — by which we mean that too much “partying”...

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A New Year’s Resolution: Let Go of Our Anxiety

December 31, 2015
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The intersection of the coming of a New Year and the passing of the previous one offers all of us the opportunity to pause and reflect upon both what has transpired and what awaits us. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at...

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Sports 12-31-2015

December 31, 2015
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CHS Roundup Red Devils fall to Medford, 43-34 The Chelsea High boys basketball team dropped its first contest of the season, coming out on the short end of a 43-34 decision at Medford, one of Chelsea’s former long-time rivals from the Greater Boston League. The Red Devils led for most of the way, grabbing...

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Obituaries 12-31-2015

December 31, 2015
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Francis ‘Frank’ Turczyn Polka fan – died unexpectedly on Christmas Day – his favorite holiday Francis H. ‘Frank’ Turczyn of Chelsea passed away unexpectedly in his Chelsea home on Christmas morning. He was 81 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late Wladyslaw and Mary Turczyn, Frank attended St....

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Toy Drive

December 24, 2015
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Toy Drive

The Sokolowski Elementary School held a toy collection drive to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital. Pictured with the many toys that the students collected for the hospital are Sokolowski School Principal Clerk Yolanda V. Colon and fourth grade students Addelyn Urrutia and Myshel Velazquez.

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Chelsea Part of Six-City Compact to Address Regional Development

December 24, 2015
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Chelsea Part of Six-City Compact to Address Regional Development

Six Boston area Mayors and City Managers on Wednesday jointly announced the formation of the Greater Boston Regional Economic Compact, which will facilitate regional problem solving among the municipalities of Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelsea, Quincy and Somerville. “We are thrilled to announce this new partnership between our cities to address the regional economic challenges...

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St Rose Nativity Lights up Broadway

December 24, 2015
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St Rose Nativity Lights up Broadway

If one sees a bright star shining to the East this Christmas Eve, then they must be looking towards St. Rose Church. Over the last three years, the Vietnamese community within the Parish has banded together to put up a detailed Nativity scene with hundreds of Christmas lights and, this year, a towering 40-foot...

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Walking in the Path of the Good Samaritan

December 24, 2015
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By Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley Terrorism has taken a great toll in our world. Many innocent people have lost their lives, leaving families, friends and communities racked in pain, consumed by a sense of loss and disbelief. The victims who are killed, shot or injured in terrorist attacks are but the tip of the...

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Enjoy the Holidays Safely

December 24, 2015
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Holiday get-togethers with family, friends, and co-workers are wonderful things, but all too many of such gatherings will result in tragic consequences that will be in the headlines the next day. All of us should be sure not only to limit our own holiday partying, but also be the caretaker of those whom we...

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Don’t Forget Those in Need

December 24, 2015
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While the vast majority of us are able to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest, and take for granted holiday traditions such as the sharing of gifts, the warm embrace at holiday gatherings of friends and family, and a nice Christmas dinner, the reality for too many among us is far different. So...

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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015
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Another Christmas is at hand and families will gather, as they have done for generations, to celebrate the holiday season with our friends and loved ones. Peace on earth, joy to the world, and the like may be platitudinous phrases when spoken at any other time of the year, but during the Christmas season...

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Sports 12-24-2015

December 24, 2015
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CHS Roundup CHS boys basketball wins two, now at 3-0 The Chelsea High boys basketball team won both of its games this past week to improve to 3-0 on the season, the best start for a Red Devil squad in the past few years. Friday evening CHS head coach Jay Seigal and his squad...

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