Dauwer Family Still Seeking Answers One Year after Murder

December 23, 2014
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Dauwer Family Still Seeking Answers One Year after Murder

One year has gone by, but the clock seemingly hasn’t moved for Revere’s June Dauwer since she picked up the phone and found out her daughter, Michelle Dauwer, had been murdered on the streets of Chelsea. June got the call on a cold night last Dec. 10, 2013. The voice on the other side...

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O’Regan Announces Chelsea Little League Sign-ups

December 23, 2014
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Chelsea Little League President Shawn O’Regan announces registration sessions for the 2015 season on the following dates: Saturday, Dec. 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 5:30 to 8 p.m. All registration clinics will be held at the Williams School. The registration fee is...

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Political Poker Ends Council Meeting

December 23, 2014
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It was the meeting that never got started Monday night as the City Council was scheduled to choose its incoming leadership team, but encountered a quorum block as five councillors remained in the hallway and refused to assemble for the meeting in a move to push the decision to a final vote on Jan....

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Councillors Seek Meeting with Police Chief

December 23, 2014
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City Councillors voted unanimously Monday night for an order by Councillor Giovanni Recupero to have a discussion with Police Chief Brian Kyes about the state of violence on the City’s streets – an order that was directly related to the murder and stabbing that took place last weekend. “Most people tell me they don’t...

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Happy Hanukkah

December 23, 2014
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We want to wish Jewish residents in Chelsea a Happy Hanukkah in honor of the “Festival of Lights” holiday that began Tuesday at sundown and continues for eight days and nights. There are many traditions associated with this holiday, notably the lighting of the Menorah for eight consecutive nights. Children enjoy playing dreidel games...

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Thank You, Shawn O’Regan for Your Work with Chelsea Little League

December 23, 2014
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The Chelsea Little League concluded a successful 2014 season under president Shawn O’Regan, a member of the School Committee. O’Regan has worked hard to raise funds for the league and keep this important sports program running in our city. So many Chelsea residents played in the Chelsea Little League through the years. It’s nice...

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With Rising Electric Prices, Consumer Caution Urged

December 23, 2014
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Marilyn Murphy, Energy Director at Community Action Programs Inter-City (CAPIC) in Chelsea, has managed low income energy programs for decades. In late September, when National Grid announced rate hikes of 37% for the upcoming winter, she was not surprised to learn that competitive electricity providers were going door to door, promoting their products as...

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Obituaries 12-18-2014

December 23, 2014
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Nicole Alas Medical Assistant of Georgia, Formerly of Chelsea Nicole Alas passed away on Sunday December 14 at the Memorial University Medical Center in Savanah, GA. She was 27 years old. Nicole was born in Malden on October 16, 1987. As a devoted Army wife, she traveled with her husband to posts and bases...

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Chelsea Jewish Foundation to Merge with Aviv Centers

December 8, 2014
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The Boards of Directors of the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, Inc. (CJF) and Aviv Centers for Living, Inc. (Aviv) announced Wednesday that the two organizations are combining to serve seniors north of Boston. Together they will become the largest senior living non-profit organization on the North Shore, and CJF will manage the Aviv...

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Recognizing the Great Work of the Chelsea Collaborative

December 8, 2014
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The Chelsea Collaborative will host its 26th Annual Holiday Gala tonight (Thursday) at Spinelli’s in East Boston. They will honor the unsung heroes in our community who in their words, “have brought significant accomplishments toward social, environmental, and economic justice for Chelsea.” But while the Collaborative is the awards presenter, it’s also a good...

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Obituaries 12-04-2014

December 8, 2014
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Doris Pelletier Retired bank customer service representative Doris T. Pelletier of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, passed away at the Everett Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on November 28. She was 89 years old. Born in Lawrence, the daughter of the late Elgide and Leonie (Bouchard) Pelletier, her family settled in Chelsea and she lived here...

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Immigration Ruling a Story of Joy and Despair

December 8, 2014
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Immigration Ruling a Story of Joy and Despair

As Laura Galeano and her family watched CNN on Nov. 20 for the announcement by President Barack Obama of a controversial executive order that would seemingly clear the path and protect about 4.5 million illegal immigrants from deportation, a tear streamed down the 37-year-old Galeano’s  face. Her daughter, who was born in the United...

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City Manager Public Forum Sees Residency as Issue

December 8, 2014
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City Manager Public Forum Sees Residency as Issue

The room was packed Monday night with curious residents, business owners and organizational leaders for the first of what promises to be several public input forums into the City Manager replacement process. Not everyone chose to spoke during the hour-long meeting, but a majority who did stressed that they wanted to see the next...

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Coach of the Year: Gary May II Receives NEFL’s Top Honor

December 8, 2014
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Coach of the Year: Gary May II Receives NEFL’s Top Honor

Gary May II left the high school football coaching ranks to become the head coach of the New England Football League’s East Coast Ducks, a semi-professional football team that was based in Charlestown. The 2014 season was a success from start to finish under May’s leadership. The East Coast Ducks, whose uniforms are similar...

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Council Hires Collins Center

December 1, 2014
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Council Hires Collins Center

City Councillors moved quickly and unexpectedly Monday night to hire a search firm that had not even been mentioned until that very night – and with that firm they’ll be bringing back a familiar face to City Hall in Stephen McGoldrick, the former chief of staff during the dark times of receivership government in...

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Noted Clock Repairman in Chelsea Tackles City Hall Clock Repair

December 1, 2014
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Noted Clock Repairman in Chelsea Tackles City Hall Clock Repair

It’s been a long while since the hands on the Chelsea City Hall tower clock turned, but rest assured, they’ll be keeping time with pinpoint accuracy after this week. Paul Calantropo, a Chelsea resident and esteemed clock repairman in Boston and Chelsea, reported this week that he will be installing the fully repaired clock...

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Environmental Justice

December 1, 2014
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Environmental Justice

Gov. Deval Patrick made a stop by the Chelsea Collaborative on Tuesday morning in order to sign an executive order pertaining to environmental justice. Spearheading the event were the Collaborative’s Gladys Vega and Rosann Bongiovanni – along with environmental activists from all over the state. The executive order could be rescinded by the incoming...

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New Clark Avenue Middle School Approved

December 1, 2014
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The City Council voted unanimously on Monday night for a bond authorization to build a new Clark Avenue Middle School at a cost of $57,332,407 – with some 65 percent of those costs coming from the state School Building Authority (SBA). The vote has been preceded with about two year’s worth of meetings and...

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Happy Thanksgiving

December 1, 2014
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Another Thanksgiving is upon us, a day for schoolboy football, family gatherings, and not much else to do other than enjoy a great dinner that reminds us how fortunate we truly are. Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a...

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Thanksgiving can be Nightmare Holiday for Food Addicts

December 1, 2014
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Per the rules of Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA), the names have been changed to protect the identity of the group members, though their places of residence have stayed the same. The thought of Turkey Day brings fond memories for most of America, just for the fact that it’s simple: eat, sleep, eat...

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Residency Plan Gets Shot Down Again, Despite Staggering Numbers of Dollars Leaving Chelsea

December 1, 2014
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Councillor Leo Robinson has long been advocating for the implementation of a public safety residency requirement, and at the last regular Council meeting, Nov. 10, he took a different tack – focusing on economic development. Robinson introduced the measure by revealing that he found some $10 million a year in public safety salaries are leaving...

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Obituaries 11-26-2014

December 1, 2014
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John (Andruszewski) Andrus Of Everett John (Andruszewski) Andrus of Everett died on Friday, November 21. He was 92 years old. The beloved son of the late Stanislaus and Catherine (Piorkowska) Andruszewski, he was the devoted brother of Theresa Chotkowski and her late husband, Anthony of Woburn and the late Edward Andruszewski and Henrietta Zadroga...

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VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON

November 18, 2014
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VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON

Chelsea celebrated Veterans Day at a luncheon at the Chelsea Senior Center this past Tuesday, Nov. 11.   Speakers included (l to r) Senator Sal DiDomenico; Donald Kingsbury, head of the Chelsea Veterans Council, and City Manager Jay Ash.   Also there to recognize local veterans were State Reps. Dan Ryan and RoseLee Vincent,...

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Congratulations and Good Luck To City Manager Jay Ash

November 18, 2014
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We congratulate our city manager, Jay Ash, on his appointment as secretary of housing and economic development in Governor-elect Charlie Baker’s Cabinet. We’re fully confident that Jay will be an outstanding asset in the Governor Baker Administration. His work in the areas of economic development and housing in Chelsea has been superb. One only...

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