Chelsea Cultural Council 2017 Grant Information Meeting September 26

September 22, 2016
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Chelsea Cultural Council has received $18,300 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) a state agency, to assist public projects that promote access, education, diversity and excellence in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences. Council members will be available to discuss grant procedure and guidelines on Monday, September 26 from 1:30-5:00pm in the lobby of...

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Councillor Tejada Responds to Criticism Regarding His Facebook Comments

September 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel After being harshly criticized by members of the Chelsea Collaborative and one School Committeewoman last Monday, Sept. 12, at the City Council meeting regarding statements about illegal immigration, Councillor Luis Tejada – who was not at that meeting – is responding to his critics this week. “The fact is my statement...

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Baby Lapsit at the Chelsea Public Library

September 22, 2016
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By Marianne Salza The Chelsea Public Library is delighted to offer a new educational program for parents and infants up to 24-months old that focuses on developing language and motor skills through play. Baby Lapsit, in collaboration with The Chelsea/Revere Family Network, is an eight-week session, beginning Oct. 5. It is an opportunity for...

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Police Briefs 09-22-2016

September 22, 2016
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Tueday, 9/13 Issaiiha Diaz, 18, 9 Park St., Chelsea, was arrested for tagging property and defacing property. Wednesday, 9/14 Juvenile Offender, Assault and battery. Thursday, 9/15 Miguel Carrasquillo, 19, 38 Heard St., Chelsea, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime for felony, trespassing and destruction of property, malicious. Katelyn Ferguson, 28, 86 Division St.,...

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Fall Is Here — Make the Most of It

September 22, 2016
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Although those of us who are fortunate to live near the coast may choose the summer as our favorite time of year, fall is the top choice of many of our fellow New Englanders — and a close second for the rest of us — when we are asked what is our favorite season....

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Sports 09-22-2016

September 22, 2016
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A Proven Winner CHS teacher Judah Jackson inspiring youths in the game of basketball By Cary Shuman Judah Jackson excelled in the best high school football program in Massachusetts, led his college basketball team to the Sweet 16, and guided the Chelsea High School JV basketball team to a 20-0 record. For the past...

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Obituaries 09-22-2016

September 22, 2016
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Jeanne Ostrow Retired insurance industry clerk Jeanne (Lampert) Ostrow of Revere, wife of the late Edward Ostrow, died at home September 19 surrounded by her family.  She was 90 years old. Born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Harry and Catherine (Lee) Lampert, she was raised and educated in Chelsea and worked as a...

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Walk and Run for Reach

September 15, 2016
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Walk and Run for Reach

Adrianna Vega approaches the finish line on Sunday morning, Sept. 11, at the Ride, Walk and Run for REACH. The annual fundraiser went off without a hitch and was successful once again.

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Ribbon Cutting

September 15, 2016
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Ribbon Cutting

Roseann Bongiovanni and long time environmental justice member, David Prusky, cut the green ribbon on the new Chelsea GreenRoots headquarters on Marginal Street during a ceremony last Friday, Sept. 9. GreenRoots, formerly Chelsea GreenSpace, formally spun off of the Chelsea Collaborative earlier in the summer and will focus more intensely on issues regarding the environment.

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Early Death of Firefighter Kannler A Wake Up Call to Firefighters Everywhere

September 15, 2016
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Early Death of Firefighter Kannler A Wake Up Call to Firefighters Everywhere

By Seth Daniel The death of Chelsea Firefighter Peter Kannler, which happened way too fast and way too young, while on active duty and from a cancer that is recognized to be a result of his work as a firefighter, has been a wake up call for the Chelsea Fire Department – as union...

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Gov Baker, Sec Ash Bring Good News to Chelsea:Public-Private Housing Partnership Announced for Central Avenue and Willow St Development

September 15, 2016
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Gov Baker, Sec Ash Bring Good News to Chelsea:Public-Private Housing Partnership Announced for Central Avenue and Willow St Development

By Cary Shuman While Jay Ash was city manager and leading the community to national All-America City award recognition, he initiated an idea for a new housing partnership to modernize the Innes Apartments on the corner of Central Avenue and Willow Street. When he became the secretary of housing and economic development in the...

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Washington Ave Bridge Opens Early,First Milestone for Silver Line

September 15, 2016
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Coming in more than 200 days ahead of schedule, the Washington Avenue Bridge opened to traffic on Wednesday, Sept. 14, after having been closed for 14 months. The barriers were removed last weekend after the bridge was deemed substantially complete on Sept. 7. By Wednesday morning, the flashing ‘Bridge Closed’ signs, had been removed...

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Councillor Tejada Gets Heat Again for Social Media Post

September 15, 2016
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By Seth Daniel For the second time this year, a few angry residents have taken to a City Council meeting to castigate Councillor Luis Tejada for an allegedly offensive posting made on social media. Chelsea Collaborative Executive Director Gladys Vega and two other Collaborative members, including School Committeewoman Yessenia Alfaro Alvarez, took over the...

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Police Briefs 09-15-2016

September 15, 2016
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Monday, 9/5 Elias Dominguez, 31, 3 Franklin Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for shoplifting. Tuesday, 9/6 Heriberto Lebron, 65, 165 Hawthorne St., Chelsea, was arrested for distribution of Class A drug, conspiracy to violate drug law. Anthony Aloise, 54, 207 Shurtleff St., Chelsea, was arrested for conspiracy to violate drug law, possessing Class drug. Jorge...

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Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

September 15, 2016
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For every generation of Americans for the past near-century, there have been seminal events for which those who were of a certain age can recall “where they were” when they “heard the news.” Every member of the Greatest Generation could recall with vivid clarity the announcement by President Roosevelt of the Day of Infamy...

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Sports 09-15-2016

September 15, 2016
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CHS Roundup Red Devil gridmen host Northeast Friday The Chelsea High football team will be shooting for its first victory of the season Friday evening when the Red Devils host Northeast Regional Vocational School at Chelsea Stadium. Kick-off time is set for 7:00. Coach Jack Halas’s squad opened its 2016 campaign last Thursday evening at...

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Obituaries 09-15-2016

September 15, 2016
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Roland Souza Velho Of Fall River, formerly of Chelsea Roland Souza Velho of Fall River, formerly of Chelsea, died on September 9. He was 92 years old. The husband of the late Mildred (Kennerson) Velho, he was born in Fall River, the son of the late Madeline (Viveiros) and John S. Velho Sr.  He...

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Visiting the Chelsea Soldiers Home

September 8, 2016
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Visiting the Chelsea Soldiers Home

Approximately 150 sailors sang out “Anchors Away” as they marched to the Soldier’s Home in formation on Navy Day last Tuesday, Aug. 30. Navy Day occurs every August when sailors around the country find ways to serve the communities where they are stationed. At the Soldiers’ Home, sailors cleaned stairwells, mopped floors and painted...

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Matt Siegel to Emcee Eighth Annual ALS & MS Walk for Living

September 8, 2016
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Matt Siegel to Emcee Eighth Annual ALS & MS Walk for Living

Word spread quickly. The Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCL), the only urban model skilled nursing Green House in the world caring for individuals with ALS – was  opening  a second home for individuals living with ALS. Within days, the new Dapper McDonald ALS Residence was filled with a diverse mix of residents in...

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Chelsea Firefighter Loses Battle with Occupational Cancer

September 8, 2016
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Chelsea Firefighter Loses Battle with Occupational Cancer

After a year of fighting valiantly against a work-related cancer condition, Chelsea Fire officials announced on Saturday night that Firefighter Peter Kannler, 37, had passed away. It was being considered an active duty death. “It is with deep regret that the department announces the Active Duty death of Firefighter Peter Kannler of Engine 2,...

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Goodbye Weeds:Much Needed Attention Begins to Hone in on District 6 Infrastructure

September 8, 2016
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Goodbye Weeds:Much Needed Attention Begins to Hone in on District 6 Infrastructure

By Seth Daniel There’s a light shining in District 6 – a street light to be exact. A major investment into the infrastructure of District 6 – located along the Chelsea Creek and back of the hill neighborhoods – is about to take place this fall and coming spring, and Councillor Giovanni Recupero is...

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Malone Park Still Generating Controversy Amongst Council

September 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel One week after an idea was floated publicly by Councillor Roy Avellaneda to look into taking the Soldiers’ Home park (Malone Park) out of the state’s hands so the City could use it for youth sports programming, several councillors are lashing out and Avellaneda said it’s all politics. This week, Councillor...

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Police Briefs 09-08-2016

September 8, 2016
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Tuesday, 8/30 Jose Davila, 47, 614 Dudley St., Dorchester, was arrested for shoplifting, trespassing, furnishing false name and on warrants. Jose Manuel Ramos Rodriguez, 30, 157 Park St., Chelsea, was arrested for trespassing and assault and battery. Wednesday, 8/31 Mark Brenner, 35, 37 Merritt Ave,. Brockton, was arrested for defacing property, tagging property. Thursday,...

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Letters to the Editor

September 8, 2016
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Vote NO on Question 2 Charter schools have become ubiquitous in our educational landscape, and parents of children in poor and underperforming school districts are its direct target. I see my friends and family clamoring to enroll their children in charter schools in hopes that their kids have a chance at attending college one...

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