Dunn Will Run: Police Captain to Run for Charity

April 17, 2014
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Dunn Will Run: Police Captain to Run for Charity

Police Capt. Tom Dunn has never run a Marathon before, but he said he could think of no better reason to start than to help raise money for kids with cancer. On April 21, Dunn, 49, will attempt to run the 118th Boston Marathon. Captain Thomas Dunn, a member of the Boston Police Runners...

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The Root of the Matter

April 17, 2014
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The Root of the Matter

Andy DeSantis, the City’s tree expert, explains how to plant a fruit tree to Chelsea Community Garden members on Saturday, April 12, at the Chelsea Community Garden’s Year of the Fruit Workshop on Hawthorne Street in Chelsea. The workshop was the second in the series.

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That’s Her for Sure

April 17, 2014
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That’s Her for Sure

Chelsea High School Senior Marilyn Flores poses next to the self-portrait oil painting of herself that she did this school year. The painting was part of the Chelsea Public Schools’ annual Districtwide Art Show at the Williams School last Thursday and Friday.

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Misleading Students: Chelsea For-profit School Sued by Ag for Deceiving Students and Facilitating Unfair Loans

April 17, 2014
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The attorney general for the state has entered a lawsuit against the company that operates the for-profit training school, Everest Institute, in Chelsea. Everest has operated in Chelsea for several years and is located in the office park on Everett Avenue. Hundreds of students from Chelsea and the surrounding areas attend the school, which...

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Looking at the News: A Silver Opportunity for Chelsea’s History

April 17, 2014
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Walk into the basement of the Chelsea Public Library, and if you have an appointment or know who to ask for, you can meet George Ostler – the City’s unofficial historian who spends many of his days digging through old records in a room set up for his research. While your down there, you...

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City Announces Special Summer Hires for “Operation Youth Clean-Up”

April 17, 2014
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The City announced the creation of nine special summer positions to augment the annual Summer Youth Employment Initiative (SYEI) program that is stewarded by the Chelsea Collaborative and funded by the Commonwealth.  Each year, approximately two dozen of the more than 200 youths selected for the SYEI program work with Chelsea’s Department of Public...

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Chelsea Fire Hockey Team Wins the 6th Annual Metro-fire Hockey Tournament

April 17, 2014
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The Chelsea Fire Department Hockey Team took first place in the 6th Annual Metro-Fire Hockey Tournament, which took place last week at the Stoneham Arena. Some 16 fire departments participated in the tournament, which was put together by Somerville Fire Department’s Mark Wall. Proceeds from the tournament were donated to the families of Boston...

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Police Investigating Drive-by Shooting

April 17, 2014
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Several shots rang out on Chester Avenue Tuesday morning, waking worried neighbors and injuring one man. Early on April 15, at around 1:30a.m. Chelsea Police officers responded to 86 Chester Ave. for a report of a shooting incident. On scene officers did find a 52 year old male who was apparently bleeding from his...

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A Special Easter

April 17, 2014
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This week and especially on Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a...

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Red Devil Baseball Team Drops Two Games

April 17, 2014
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The Chelsea High baseball team still is searching for its first win of the season after dropping a pair of contests the past week. Last Thursday saw the Red Devils fall in an 8-7 heartbreaker to Mystic Valley in the bottom of the seventh inning in a contest played under the lights at the...

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Obituaries 04-17-2014

April 17, 2014
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Robert King, Jr. Retired Pansonic Executive Robert C. King, Jr. of Murrieta, CA passed away quietly in his home on April 7 surrounded by family. He was 80 years old. The son of the late Robert C. King and Florence ( Flight) King, he was born on March 4, 1934 in Chelsea, served in...

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Chelsea On Fire: 1908

April 14, 2014
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Courtesy WGBH/Edgar B. Herwick III http://wgbhnews.org/post/chelsea-fire-1908

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Empty Bowls Fundraiser

April 9, 2014
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Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Volunteers are hard at work preparing for the 3rd Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser to support the Chelsea Hunger Network and tell the story of those who deal with hunger every day in Chelsea.. The annual event features hand-painted bowls and a hearty soup to go in it. For the past few months, volunteers (shown...

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3rd Annual Chelsea Chase 5k

April 9, 2014
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3rd Annual Chelsea Chase 5k

The Jordan Boys & Girls Club will once again be collaborating with the Chelsea Police Relief Association to host the 3rd Annual Chelsea Chase 5K, which takes place on Saturday, May 10th with a 10am start.  The start and finish will be outside of the Dockside in Chelsea, one of our sponsors who will...

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Washington Avenue Bridge Closure Shortened in Silver Line Construction Process

April 9, 2014
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Washington Avenue Bridge Closure Shortened in Silver Line Construction Process

State transportation officials gave residents an exciting look at the conceptual plans and renderings of the Silver Line Stations and bus route planned for Chelsea during a meeting on April 1 at City Hall. While the pictures were pretty and colorful – instilling quite a bit of excitement into the capacity crowd in the...

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City of Chelsea Part of All-America City Finalist

April 9, 2014
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In 1998, just three years removed from State receivership, a delegation of government, business and civic leaders, and some ordinary citizens, traveled to Mobile, Alabama, to tell Chelsea’s story of its rise from the depths no municipality had seen since the Great Depression. That rise was catapulted even higher with the city’s selection then...

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Casino Licensing Pushed Back Again Indefinitely

April 9, 2014
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Waiting seems to be the name of the game when it comes to gaming in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) announced last Friday that it would be delaying the award of a Greater Boston resort casino license indefinitely. The timeline to award a casino license in Greater Boston has steadily moved back for...

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CHS Boys Track Set to Open Season

April 9, 2014
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The Chelsea High boys track team was set to open its season this week, facing  Mystic Valley this past Tuesday and then taking on Greater Lowell today (Thursday). Coach Don Fay’s Red Devils competed against Everett in a scrimmage meet last Friday in which a number of the Chelsea tracksters turned in fine performances. CHS captain Jeffrey...

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Obituaries 04-10-2014

April 9, 2014
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John Cunio, Sr. Retired Pile Driver; Former Member of Chelsea Moose John A. Cunio, Sr. of Pelham, NH died peacefully on Friday, April 4 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was 75 years old. The beloved husband of Judith M. (Harrington) Cunio with whom he would have celebrated their...

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Chelsea Firefighters Reflecting on Boston Fire, and Attend Funerals

April 3, 2014
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Chelsea Firefighters Reflecting on Boston Fire, and Attend Funerals

The tragic 9-alarm fatal fire in Boston last Wednesday has Chelsea firefighters reflecting on their own procedures and preparing to attend the funerals for both fallen Boston jakes. Earlier this week, department shift commanders took the time to speak to fire crews about the Boston fire. In addition to going over the incident internally,...

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Shurtleff St. Fire

April 3, 2014
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Shurtleff St. Fire

The Chelsea Fire Department responded to a working fire at 129 Shurtleff St. late on Tuesday afternoon. The fire appeared to come from a kitchen on the third floor of the triple decker. Details were scant by press time, but fire crews appeared to knock down the flames quickly and damage seemed to be...

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Lewis Latimer Museum at the Chelsea Public Library Opens

April 3, 2014
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Lewis Latimer Museum at the Chelsea Public Library Opens

The Lewis Latimer Society of Chelsea and Historian George Ostler held a combined event on Tuesday night in which a 150th Civil War Anniversary historical exhibit in the City Hall Gallery was unveiled along with the opening of the new Lewis Latimer Museum at the Chelsea Public Library. Ron and Leo Robinson first welcomed...

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Vincent Cruises to Victory in the 16th: Chelsea’s Taylor Wins Prattville

April 3, 2014
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Chelsea’s Todd Taylor, a Republican, pulled out a win in his hometown, but couldn’t best Revere’s RoseLee Vincent – who won convincingly in the 16th Suffolk District Special Election Tuesday night via a larger Revere vote on an overall low-turnout day. Only 4.68 percent of Chelsea voters came to the polls, but Taylor managed...

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Tobin Bridge Work to Resume in April for Final Year of Three-year Project

April 3, 2014
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MassDOT is reminding drivers that steel preservation/repair work and painting on the Tobin Bridge is set to resume in April. The beginning stages of work will require daily lane closures on the upper and lower decks of the bridge during off-peak hours. The permanent lane restrictions will take effect in approximately two weeks –...

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