Obituaries 10-24-2013

October 25, 2013
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Peter Dobbins 30-Year Employee of Air Canada Peter K. Dobbins of Chelsea passed away on Monday morning, October 21 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 71 years old. Born in Everett and a longtime Chelsea resident, he was a US Army veteran and retired after...

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Officials Turn out for Walk

October 16, 2013
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Officials Turn out for Walk

Among the several hundred walkers who donned rain gear to participate in the annual Herb Chambers ALS/MS Walk to benefit the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home were (l to r) City Council President Dan Cortell, Councillor Brian Hatleberg, Councillor Leo Robinson, City Manager Jay Ash, School Committeewoman Lisa Lineweaver and Councillor Calvin Brown, with Hatleberg and Lineweaver’s...

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Remembrance: Morris Seigal, Beloved Educator and School Principal, Passes Away

October 16, 2013
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Remembrance: Morris Seigal, Beloved Educator and School Principal, Passes Away

Morris “Morrie” Seigal, a beloved educator and school principal who later served for 29 years on the Chelsea School Committee, died on Oct. 15 after a brief illness. He was 92. Mr. Seigal lived in Chelsea for his entire life, graduating from Chelsea High School before going on to receive his undergraduate degree from...

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Sheriff Tompkins Presents at El Mundo’s Hispanic Heritage Breakfast

October 16, 2013
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Sheriff Tompkins Presents at El Mundo’s Hispanic Heritage Breakfast

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently took part in El Mundo Newspaper’s Annual Hispanic Heritage Breakfast, held at the Revere Hotel in Boston. The event, which is part award ceremony and part comic roast, is held each year in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. Joining Sheriff Tompkins at the head table and taking...

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It’s a Girl

October 16, 2013
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It’s a Girl

Roseann Bongiovanni and her husband, Sandro Figarola, proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Louisa Rose Figarola. Louisa was born on July 15, 2013 at 11:47p.m. She was 5 pounds and 11.6 ounces and 19 inches long at birth. Louisa joined our family just 13 minutes before her big brother Luca’s 2nd birthday. Luca...

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City Seeks Board Members

October 16, 2013
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City officials are calling upon local residents to get more involved in the community.  Specifically, the City is seeking volunteers to join standing boards and commissions. “A key to the great success our community is enjoying is the participation of so many in helping their elected and appointed officials manage a complete transformation of...

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PCSS Ranks above the State and Neighboring Districts on MCAS

October 16, 2013
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Pioneer Charter School of Science (PCSS) has started another exciting school year with extraordinary results. Once again, PCSS students have performed extremely well on the recent MCAS and have substantially outperformed the state and district averages in all grade levels and subject areas in which they were tested. This success is the result of...

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Chelsea Little League Is Alive and Well and Optimistic about Its Future

October 16, 2013
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Chelsea Little League used to have three Major League games a night on Diamonds 1, 2, and 3 at the old Chelsea Memorial Stadium. And on Saturdays, the Minor League teams would not only use those three diamonds but Diamond 4 at the old Carter Park. Great youth leaders like Arnold Goodman, Phil Spellman,...

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Red Devils Win Second Straight, Top MV 19-0

October 16, 2013
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The Chelsea High football team earned its second straight win in impressive fashion with a solid 19-0 victory over Mystic Valley Friday evening at Chelsea Memorial Stadium. The Red Devils set the tone of the contest from the outset. After Mystic Valley took the opening kickoff and started at its own 20 yard line,...

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Obituaries 10-17-2013

October 16, 2013
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Morris Seigal Chelsea Educator and Longtime School Board Member Morris Seigal, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away on Tuesday, October 15 at his home. He was 92 years old. Morris graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1939. He then attended Salem State for his undergrad and later receiving a Masters Degree from Boston...

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State Increases Access for Early Education Opportunities

October 11, 2013
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State Increases Access for Early Education Opportunities

Governor Deval Patrick came to Chelsea on Tuesday to  announce that the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) has increased access for high-quality early education opportunities to more than 3,200 children. The new vouchers will assist high-need families with children who are currently on the waitlist for a subsidy to attend an early...

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Walk for Living

October 11, 2013
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Walk for Living

Judy Mastrocola and Kristen Donnelly served as the directors of the 5th Annual Walk for Living to benefit ALS and MS Residences and other Chelsea Jewish Foundation programs. The organizers are pictured at the event that was held Sunday and raised more than $100,000 for the cause.

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New School Being Planned at Clark Ave.

October 11, 2013
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In filings submitted to the state School Building Authority (MSBA) late last week, Chelsea School officials revealed that the preferred option for the Clark Avenue Middle School was to tear down the old structure and replace it with a completely new building. The historic building is now a middle school, but for decades was...

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Officials Now Suspect Woman Was Murdered

October 11, 2013
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For months, the general public has believed that an 88-year-old Washington Avenue woman died due to the extreme heat last July. There were even warnings put out as a result of her death for people to look out for the elderly during the heat wave last summer. However, law enforcement officials from the get-go...

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Officials Mulling New Housing Codes for Landlords

October 11, 2013
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City Manager Jay Ash laid out a bold plan to address illegal basement apartments and substandard housing this past week, inviting those who may be most affected by a strengthening of the City’s housing codes to City Hall for a discussion about potential changes. More than 50 landlords and members of the City Council...

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Thank You Governor for Your Commitment to Education

October 11, 2013
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Massachusetts has become a nationwide leader in the field of education during Governor Deval Patrick’s tenure in office. The Governor has helped the Bay State become the very best for children and students at all levels in the educational experience. The Governor has made early education a priority in his administration and he made...

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Letter to the Editor

October 11, 2013
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Endorses local candidates Dear Editor: I am writing on behalf of Chelsea Fire Fighters Local 937 to endorse both Paul Murphy (District 1) and Christopher Cataldo (District 2) for the office of Chelsea City Council. As firefighters our job is to protect and serve the people of the City of Chelsea. As we evaluate...

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Police Briefs 10-10-2013

October 11, 2013
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NAB TWO FOR TAGGING TO PROMOTE CLOTHING Chief Brian Kyes announced that officers arrested two individuals on multiple counts of “tagging” city property on Oct. 1. City officials first began noticing city crosswalks being tagged with the graffiti “tag” of “INCDNT” in early September. Chelsea officers assigned to the Street Robbery Task Force began...

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CHS Roundup

October 11, 2013
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CHS football team blanks Minuteman The Chelsea High football team put it all together for four full quarters to earn a hard-fought 12-0 victory over Minuteman Regional Friday evening under the lights at Chelsea Stadium. “This victory was a great way to cure the blues with a total team win against an undefeated opponent,”...

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Obituaries 10-10-2013

October 11, 2013
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William DeNisco, Sr. Raytheon Retiree William DeNisco, Sr. of Chelsea, formerly of Everett, passed away at his Chelsea home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, October 8. He was 84 years old. Born and raised in Everett, the beloved son of the late Antonio and Laura (DeFillippo) DeNisco, Bill attended Everett schools and ...

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Campaign Reception held for Councillor-At-Large Candidate Deborah Washington

October 11, 2013
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Campaign Reception held for Councillor-At-Large Candidate Deborah Washington

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Think 5: Fifth Annual Walk Steps Up for those Living with ALS & MS

October 4, 2013
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2013 “Walk for Living” Presented by Chelsea Jewish Foundation and the Herb Chambers Companies Sunday, October 6 at 10am on Admirals Hill in Chelsea Patrick O’Brien was just 30 years old when he was diagnosed with ALS. An award-winning filmmaker, Patrick had made moving films about the disabled, never imagining that he would be...

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Eastern Salt’s Public Waterfront Park

October 3, 2013
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Eastern Salt’s Public Waterfront Park

Eastern Salt employee Paul Carlson gives an impromptu tour to John Schwagerl of the sprawling, green amphitheatre at the new industrial-themed park on Marginal Street – which should be officially opened later in the year. The park incorporates many marine themed items, including a wheelhouse from an old boat and old marine docking elements....

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Chamber of Commerce Pot of Gold Is October 23

October 3, 2013
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Chamber of Commerce Pot of Gold Is October 23

The Chelsea Chamber of Commerce $10,000 Pot of Gold is at hand.  The event will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Holiday Inn Boston/Peabody on Rte. 1 North in Peabody. Be part of this outstanding evening, which will be filled with great company, food and flair, all while supporting your business community. ...

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