Harvey and Houston

September 2, 2017
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Many of us are just shocked as the reports of continued destruction from Hurricane Harvey keep coming in from the Houston, Texas area.  The fourth largest city in the United States is being virtually destroyed before our eyes by Mother Nature. For those of us who have relatives in the affected areas, their message...

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Enjoy A Safe Labor Day Weekend

September 2, 2017
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It may be hard to believe, but the summer of 2017 is entering its final week as we approach the traditional Labor Day weekend. “Time and tide wait for no man,” said the poet. The calendar never lies and soon the summer of ‘17 will be just a memory. The college kids already have...

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Obituaries 08-31-2017

September 2, 2017
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Karen Walsh Long time special needs school bus driver Karen T. (Moreschi) Walsh passed away on Thursday evening, August 24 at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a sudden onset of overwhelming illness. She was 66 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late Marion (Culliton) Beffre and Ernest Moreschi,...

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Copsicle Truck Saves Ice Cream Entrepreneur

August 31, 2017
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Copsicle Truck Saves Ice Cream Entrepreneur

By Seth Daniel Call it the caper of the Ironic Ice Cream. And the Chelsea Police were right on time to solve it. Police reported that on Monday as they were preparing to set up for the Eclipse Party at City Hall, one of the duties was to get the Copsicle Truck and go...

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Eclipse Proves to be One of the Most Popular Events of the Year

August 31, 2017
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Eclipse Proves to be One of the Most Popular Events of the Year

By Seth Daniel As the moon began to pass in front of the Sun on Monday, Aug. 21, the line of people who wanted to get in on the Eclipse Party on City Hall Lawn began to grow and grow. Soon, hundreds had gathered to witness the spectacle, far more than anyone had expected....

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A Comfortable Fit:Former School Committeewoman Lineweaver Brings a Wealth of Experiences to Kelly School

August 31, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After having worked in Boston schools, and having also served on the Chelsea School Committee, Lisa Lineweaver is bringing her talents this year to the very school where her own kids go – the Kelly School. Joining Principal Maggie Sanchez, Lineweaver came on earlier this summer as the new assistant principal...

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Obituaries 08-24-2017

August 31, 2017
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James Joseph Warren ll Sports lover James Joseph Warren II of Chelsea passed away suddenly in his home on August 13 at the age of 48. James attended Chelsea public schools in his youth and had a love for baseball and every sport. He was the beloved son of James and Karen Warren of...

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Chelsea Soldiers Home Annual BBQ

August 18, 2017
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Chelsea Soldiers Home Annual BBQ

Veterans and families gathered for the annual BBQ at the Chelsea Soldiers Home. Pictures are Cheryl Poppe, Matthew Giacoppo and Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian.

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Kayaks and the Creek: Residents Want More Recreation Opportunities on the Waterfront

August 18, 2017
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Kayaks and the Creek: Residents Want More Recreation Opportunities on the Waterfront

By Seth Daniel When Sandra Perdomo’s little daughter saw the kayaks floating off the new pier on Marginal Street last Tuesday, Aug. 8, her eyes lit up as big as silver dollars. She had never been on a kayak, and certainly had never really been anywhere near the Chelsea Creek for recreational events. But...

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Public Health Alert:Chief Kyes, Area PDs, Send Out Warning on Bad Heroin; Four Dead in Chelsea Over 48 Hours

August 18, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Four people in Chelsea died of suspected opiate overdoses in a 48-hour period last weekend, with a fifth dying in Revere as well. The surge in opiate deaths sparked Chief Brian Kyes to issue a community public health alert on Sunday, Aug. 13, warning everyone that it appeared a batch of...

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New Outdoor Sidewalk Seating Pioneered with Ciao Market

August 18, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Outdoor, sidewalk seating in Chelsea was something few ever considered until the owners of Ciao! Pizza and Pasta put together a proposal to have some tables and chairs on the sidewalk in front of their newest venture, Ciao Market, on Broadway. When Edson Coimbra and Marvin Posado conceived the idea, they...

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Cambridge College Moves Campus to Charlestown

August 18, 2017
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Cambridge College, long considered a pioneer in adult learning, opens their new campus in Boston’s historic Hood Park (Charlestown), having moved from its former location on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. The new, state-of-the-art campus consolidates the four schools into a single campus in Boston. “We are delighted to welcome new, returning, and future students...

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Chelsea Store Owner Sentenced for Trafficking Counterfeit Merchandise

August 18, 2017
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A Chelsea man was sentenced last month in federal court in Boston for trafficking counterfeit merchandise at three retail locations in the Boston area. Arif Ali Shah, 66, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to 18 months in prison, two years of supervised release, a $5,000 fine, and ordered to...

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MS-13 Member Sentenced for Assaulting Gang Members

August 18, 2017
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A member of MS-13’s Enfermos Criminales Salvatrucha clique in Chelsea was sentenced Aug. 2 in federal court in Boston for RICO conspiracy involving the assault of two rival gang members. Kevin Ayala, a/k/a “Gallito,” 23, a Salvadoran national residing in Chelsea, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor to 42 months...

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Crown Fried Chicken Manager Charged in Tax Fraud Scheme

August 18, 2017
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A manager of two Boston-area restaurants was charged last month in federal court in Boston with tax fraud. Burhan Ud Din, 48, of Watertown, was indicted on one count of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service and 12 counts of failing to withhold and pay employee taxes to the IRS. Two of Din’s...

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ES$G Member Sentenced for Crack Cocaine Trafficking

August 18, 2017
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An East Side Money Gang (ES$G) member was sentenced Aug. 8 in federal court in Boston for trafficking crack cocaine. Moises “Moi” Casado, 21, of Chelsea, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Senior Judge Richard G. Stearns to five years in prison and four years of supervised release. In April 2017, Casado pleaded guilty...

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Police Briefs 08-17-2017

August 18, 2017
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Police Log Monday, 8/7 Kimberly Moysey, 26, 280 Harvard St., Cambridge, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, reckless operation of vehicle and marked lanes violation. Johnna Grimaldi, 34, 8 Richard St., Saugus, was arrested on a warrant. Jose Renu, 57, Everett, was arrested for possessing, alcoholic beverage, furnishing false name, multiple...

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School Will Be Back — Drive with Care

August 18, 2017
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2017-18 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive to work in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having...

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Another Alcohol-Related Tragedy

August 18, 2017
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Perhaps it is because we have children who are teenagers, but the news Monday morning of the death of a 16-year-old girl on the Merrimack River in a jet-ski accident in which alcohol allegedly was involved hit us particularly hard. According to news reports, the 32-year-old man who has been charged with drunken boating...

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Sports 08-17-2017

August 18, 2017
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins radio announcer gets golden job They say all good things must come to an end, and the good fortune of Boston Bruins fans having 98.5 The Sports Hub’s radio play-by-play announcer Dave Goucher’s golden voice on board for 16 seasons is sadly over. Goucher will move to the...

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Obituaries 08-17-2017

August 18, 2017
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Ethel Band Homemaker and sports fan whose her favorite hobby was shopping Ethel (Borr) Band of Chelsea, beloved wife of the late Maurice “Murray” Band, died unexpectedly on August 8 at Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 93 years old. Born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Simon and Ann Borr, she was raised...

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Summer Nights in Chelsea Square

August 11, 2017
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Summer Nights in Chelsea Square

Los Sugar Kings vocalist and guitarist Patino Vazquez rocks out during a number last Thursday, Aug. 3, at the first-ever Summer Nights in Chelsea Square concert. The concerts will continue throughout the summer and are part of the Chelsea Prospers movement. Next up will be the Tarbox Ramblers on Aug. 17.

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Chelsea Science Festival

August 11, 2017
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Chelsea Science Festival

Celeste Williams works on one of her abstract paintings while Tony Smith plays percussion in the background during the Chelsea Science Festival on Friday, Aug. 4, put on by the Lewis Latimer Society of Chelsea at the PORT Park. It was the second year for the Festival, and science disciplines from computers to environment...

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BIDMC Opens New Urgent Care Center in Chelsea

August 11, 2017
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BIDMC Opens New Urgent Care Center in Chelsea

By Seth Daniel Responding to community input, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has opened up a new urgent care facility in Chelsea, a facility that includes hours on the weekends. The new medical offering opened on Monday, Aug. 7. Chelsea Urgent Care is open eight hours a day, seven days a week: Monday...

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