Chelsea High Unveils New Bi-Literacy Seal

June 17, 2017
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Chelsea High Unveils New Bi-Literacy Seal

By Seth Daniel Eleven new Chelsea High School (CHS) graduates will carry at least one more award with them this year than did other classes at CHS, and that award is the newly piloted Seal of Bi-Literacy that Chelsea and several other districts are implementing. Sarah Warren of Chelsea Public Schools said Supt. Mary...

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Chelsea High Graduates the Largest, Most Accomplished Class in Many Years

June 17, 2017
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Chelsea High Graduates the Largest, Most Accomplished Class in Many Years

By Seth Daniel The last time Chelsea High School (CHS) graduated a class as large as the Class of 2017, the Boston Red Sox still hadn’t won a World Series in more than 90 years. This year’s class featured more than 300 students in the class, the most since 2002, and teachers at CHS...

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Ambrosino asks Council for $230K More for Highland Park

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The extensive improvements to Highland Park’s basketball courts and playground are now being expanded to include lighting improvements and a rehabilitation of the parking lot – at an extra cost of $230,000. City Manager Tom Ambrosino broke the news to the City Council on Monday night, June 5, and told the...

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ZBA Approves Winnisimmet Lounge by Ciao

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved a special permit and variances that pave the way for the newest culinary advancement in the City – with the owners of Ciao Pizza and Pastas moving forward to open a small plate lounge that will serve alcohol and gourmet foods. The proposal...

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Best Weekend of the Year Chelsea Art Walk Starts June 17

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The annual Chelsea ArtWalk will take place this Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18, in venues throughout the downtown area. It will be the 9th Annual Chelsea Art Walk. Throughout the Downtown, there will be galleries and alternative venues offering art, music and theater. Most venues are handicapped accessible, and...

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MassPort Reports that Runway Closures Will End on June 23

June 17, 2017
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This week, almost a month into work, the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) is pleased to report that the critical Runway 4R-22L Resurfacing and Approach Light Pier Replacement Safety Project is progressing on schedule and will result in the rehabilitation of one of Logan Airport’s key runways and the replacement of a light pier used...

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News Briefs

June 17, 2017
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CHELSEA COMMUNITY GARDEN RIBBON CUTTING Michael and Katherine Gasper of the Community Gardens received a grant from the Chelsea Cultural Council and they are building three Little Free Libraries at gardens throughout Chelsea. On ArtWalk Sunday, The Garden will celebrate the two that are located at the Chelsea Community Garden with some special activities....

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Police Briefs 06-15-2017

June 17, 2017
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NO BAIL IN FATAL BEATING A Chelsea man will continue to be held without bail in the beating death of 32-year-old Melvin Cortes earlier this year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Kamaya Farikafi, 23, of Chelsea, was arraigned Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court on a charge of second-degree murder in connection...

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Technology is Killing Us

June 17, 2017
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It often is said that technology is a two-edged sword. While it certainly is true that advances in technology bring many benefits, those benefits often find themselves subject to the law of unintended consequences. The dramatic rise in cell phone use represents a clear example of how technology can have an adverse impact on...

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Obituaries 06-15-2017

June 17, 2017
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Catherine Smigelski Will be remembered for her quiet and loving nature Catherine J. Smigelski, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, “Kitty” passed away on Sunday, June 11 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a sudden illness. She was 92 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, a daughter of the late Adalbert...

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TILL Central of Chelsea Presented an Appreciation Award to City Manager Tom Ambrosino for His Outstanding Work on Behalf of till Central.

June 9, 2017
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TILL Central of Chelsea Presented an Appreciation Award to City Manager Tom Ambrosino for His Outstanding Work on Behalf of till Central.

On May 8, members of TILL Central Chelsea participated in a community service project planting flowers in Chelsea Square.

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Police Captain Batchelor is Honored

June 9, 2017
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Police Captain Batchelor is Honored

Chelsea Police Captain David Batchelor was honored for his outstanding work with Chelsea HUB, which is a team of designated staff from community and government agencies that meet weekly to address specific situations regarding individuals facing elevated levels of risk. Chelsea HUB develops immediate, coordinated and integrated responses to these situations through the mobilization...

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Salazar,Flores are Top Students in Chelsea High School Class of 2017

June 9, 2017
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Salazar,Flores are Top Students in Chelsea High School Class of 2017

By Seth Daniel Both Ashley Salazar and Tracey Flores have become accustomed to being side by side – starting out together in kindergarten at the Early Learning Center (ELC) and finishing up neck and neck for the top two spots in the class at Chelsea High School (CHS). On Monday, June 5, CHS revealed...

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Council Approves City Budget of $163.39 Million

June 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea City Council voted 10-0 to approve the City Budget for fiscal year 2018 during its meeting on Monday night, approving an increase in the budget to $163.39 million. The Council also approved a Water Enterprise Fund of $7.7 million and a Sewer Enterprise Fund of $11.74 million – all...

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Councillor Suggests Exempting Some Property Taxes for Elderly

June 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel City Councillor Giovanni Recupero returned to the floor after being sick for some time, and entered the Chambers with a bang, proposing an order that those over 70 and owning a single-family home would get 100 percent reduction on taxes. The matter was rebuffed substantially with a 1-9 vote, with Recupero...

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Chelsea High Graduation Exercises Set for This Sunday

June 9, 2017
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The Chelsea High School will hold its annual Graduation exercises on Sunday, June 11, at 1 p.m. at the high school. Principal Priti Johari, Supt. Mary Bourque, and members of the School Committee will bestow diplomas to the graduates. Speeches will be made by Johari, Valedictorian Ashley Salazar and Salutatorian Tracey Flores.

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Council Plans Hearing on Broadway Store

June 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In an effort to ramp up the downtown overhaul, City Manager Tom Ambrosino submitted a request to the City Council to hold a hearing and move forward with an eminent domain taking of the Salvation Army Store at 440 Broadway. Ambrosino told the Record a few weeks ago that he planned...

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Sparks Fly at Chelsea Council Meeting

June 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Councillor Roy Avellaneda made a stunning oration Monday night at the Council meeting regarding the accusations of ethics breaches that have been volleyed his way over the last few months – singling out a councillor, though not by name, and then calling for the councillor to be censured. After the meeting,...

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Police Briefs 06-08-2017

June 9, 2017
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‘BLAST’ THREAT GETS CHARGES On June 3, at 7:02 p.m., a subject was placed into custody after he made threats over the phone to ‘blast’ and shoot employees at the T-Mobile store located at 158 Everett Ave. He was located at his residence on Grove Street and apprehended. Jorge Castro, 37, of 84 Grove...

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Why I’m Fighting on Beacon Hill for Our Schools

June 9, 2017
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico Residents of Gateway Cities throughout the Commonwealth have probably heard quite a bit about how their schools are facing dire budget gaps due to a change in the way the state counts low-income students. This has been an ongoing issue for over two years now, and I have received many...

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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

June 9, 2017
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The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...

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Obituaries 06-08-2017

June 9, 2017
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Norma Consuelo Canelas She was determined to make the world a better place, spread love and make people happy On Sunday May 28, Norma C. Canelas of Chelsea was tragically taken while on a trip in Honduras visiting family. Our hearts are deeply saddened, as she touched so many people’s hearts. Norma was intelligent, mature,...

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Memorial Day in Chelsea

June 3, 2017
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Memorial Day in Chelsea

Gold Star Mother Diana Ramirez is surrounded at City Hall by Girl Scouts from the various Chelsea troops. Ramirez lost her son, Nelson Rodriguez, while he was fighting in Afghanistan in June 2008, and was the Grand Marshal of this year’s Girl Scout Parade.

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Three-Alarmer Caused by Extension Cords, Air Conditioner

June 3, 2017
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Three-Alarmer Caused by Extension Cords, Air Conditioner

At 4:38 p.m. on May 19, Chelsea Fire received a call for a house fire at 127 Shurtleff St. Upon arrival, heavy fire was showing from the 3rd floor with exposure buildings in close proximity on each side. Deputy Chief Robert Houghton transmitted the working fire and struck the second alarm. Fire quickly spread...

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