Bruins Showing Signs of Confidence

March 3, 2017
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Since Bruce “Butch” Cassidy was handed the reins on February 7, the Bruins have played eight games, under his watch, winning seven and picking up 14 points in the process. His first day on practice ice he outlined his plan to his players: “I like to push the tempo more in practice because that’s...

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Obituaries 03-02-2017

March 3, 2017
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Barbara Brown Swankowski Family was her love Barbara A. (Gigliotti) Brown Swankowski passed away on February 25 after a short period of declining health.  She has been receiving supportive care as a resident at Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea for the past four years.  She was 77 years old.  Born and raised in...

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Coffee with A Cop

February 28, 2017
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Coffee with A Cop

Chief Brian Kyes was interviewed by media outlets on Tuesday morning’s Coffee with a Cop event, where he and other officers stated that Chelsea Police are here for the residents and not a part of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Many in the community have been thrown into a state of uncertainty as the...

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Closed:More than 41 Businesses Shuttered for ‘Day Without an Immigrant’

February 28, 2017
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Closed:More than 41 Businesses Shuttered for ‘Day Without an Immigrant’

By Seth Daniel Broadway is known for its foot traffic in the business district. But last Thursday, Feb. 16, it was a ghost town. Grates were pulled down all day long on businesses that normally thrive during the morning and afternoon hours. Restaurants had signs proclaiming ‘Cerrado,’ where normally they would have a welcome...

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Generation Shift:Teammates Kyes and Moschella Continue Family’s Love of Hockey

February 28, 2017
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Generation Shift:Teammates Kyes and Moschella Continue Family’s Love of Hockey

By Cary Shuman There was a golden time in Chelsea Youth Hockey when the Moschella, Kyes, and Quatieri families were the standard bearers for the excellence of a program that once had 200 players participating each week at the Cronin M.D.C. Rink in Revere. Many of the CYH players would continue their careers at...

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Non-Attendance:More than 2,000 Students Absent from School on ‘Day Without an Immigrant’

February 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel On Wednesday, one day before last Thursday’s (Feb. 16) ‘Day Without an Immigrant’ protest, a fifth grader came up to his principal at one of the elementary schools. With a confused look, the little boy asked his trusted principal if the schools on Thursday would be for everyone, or just for...

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Chelsea Man Arrested for Murder of Everett Man

February 28, 2017
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An Everett man, the victim of a brutal baseball bat beating earlier this month in Chelsea, has died of his injuries and his alleged assailant was apprehended in Ohio on murder charges Feb. 15. Melvin Cortes, 32, of Everett, was murdered, authorities said, when he was beaten by a man wielding a baseball bat...

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Citizen Schools to Expand Focus on Applied Science Apprenticeships for Students

February 28, 2017
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Citizen Schools, a national leader in providing project-based apprenticeship learning for middle school students in high-need, public school districts, announced, with support from Dell, its plan to expand its focus on applied science apprenticeships for students across the country. Dell joins AmeriCorps, Biogen Foundation, Cisco and Fidelity as a National Leadership Partner, Citizen Schools’...

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Dance Performance Touching on Racism to Play at Emerson, Other Cities

February 28, 2017
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Chelsea residents Anna Myer and Jay Paris announced this week that they will show their dance performance in Boston next month, and have received a national grant to take the thought-provoking show on the road to Baltimore and New York City. ‘Invisible:  Imprints of Racism’ will show for four dates at the Semel Theatre...

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ABC Home Healthcare Team Receives Alzheimer’s Supportive Home Care Training

February 28, 2017
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Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions.  Over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s today according to the Alzheimer’s Association. In the Home Healthcare field, agencies like ABC Home Healthcare Professionals providing care for people with Alzheimer’s require their Home Health Aides undergo specialized training in...

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Senator DiDomenico’s Annual St Patrick’s Day Roast is Set for March 3

February 28, 2017
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Sen. Sal DiDomenico will once again be hosting the Annual DiDomenico Foundation St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Friday, March 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus Hall in Charlestown. This event has become the official kick-off to the St. Patrick’s Day season. In addition to a traditional Irish dinner, the...

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Chelsea Rotary Club to Hold Pot O’ Gold Dinner March 2

February 28, 2017
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By Cary Shuman The Rotary Club of Chelsea will hosts its annual Pot O’ Gold dinner fundraiser on March 2 at the Residence Inn by Marriott, 200 Maple St. Maureen Foley, vice president of Rotary and director of communications for Colwen Hotels, said the club has planned a fun-filled evening that will included a...

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Memo from Homeland Security Widens Deportation Scope, Stokes Organizations to Plan for the Worst

February 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The federal government’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a wide-ranging memo on immigration enforcement Tuesday that widens the scope of who can be picked up for being an illegal immigrant, and for what reasons. DHS Secretary John Kelly issued a memo called ‘Implementing the Presidents Border Security Immigration Enforcement Improvement...

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Police Briefs 02-23-2017

February 28, 2017
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BRICK FIGHT AT THE WALK On Feb. 17, at 2:44 p.m., officers responded to the Chelsea Walk, located at 416 Broadway, for a report of a fight in progress. Upon arrival, officers observed the victim yelling, and stating that he was struck in the arm with a brick thrown by a male party. The...

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Letter to the Editor

February 28, 2017
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To my neighbors on Bellingham Street: The City of Chelsea has a Charter, which states you MUST remove the snow and clean the sidewalks in front of your property within 24 hours of a storm and to not comply means a fine. If it is an ACT OF GOD when it snows but it...

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Sports 02-23-2017

February 28, 2017
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CHS Roundup CHS track athletes do well at State Division 2 Meet; Cedano sets record It was a nice end to the season for the Chelsea High boys and girls track programs this past Sunday at the MIAA Division 2 Championships held at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. For the boys, senior Adriel...

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Obituaries 02-23-2017

February 28, 2017
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Margaret Bilton Retired Certified Nurse’s Assistant — September 28, 1957 – February 17, 2017 Margaret “Peggy” (Penney) Bilton of Natick, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on February 17 at the Metro West Medical Center/Framingham Union Hospital in the Emergency Department following a respiratory and cardiac event.  She was 59 years old. Peggy had battled advancing...

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Signing Autographs

February 17, 2017
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Signing Autographs

Siblings Rob and Terry O’Reilly have been longtime fans of Bruins player Terry O’Reilly, and share the same name.

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Chelsea Kiwanis Club Hosts Bikers Against Child Abuse

February 17, 2017
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Chelsea Kiwanis Club Hosts Bikers Against Child Abuse

The Kiwanis Club of Chelsea, led by president Tricia Williams, welcomed Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) to its weekly meeting at the Jordan Boys and Girl Club. BACA leaders spoke about their volunteer work in helping children nationwide and holding events to raise awareness about child abuse. Williams and her fellow Kiwanians are pictured...

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Residence Inn to Get Makeover Starting in 2017

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The ownership of the Residence Inn on Maple Street announced that they would be completely rehabilitating the hotel this year after they finish construction this spring on the new Homewood Suites that is across the street. “When this hotel is completed, we plan to completely do over the Residence Inn next...

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Parting Ways:Fire Union Pulls Endorsement of Vidot,Councillor Defends Her Record

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Councillor Damali Vidot and the Chelsea Firefighters Union have parted ways in dramatic fashion this week after the union made public its desire to pull their endorsement of Vidot, the Union’s only Council endorsement in the last election two years ago. The Chelsea Fire Union, Local 937, issued a letter this...

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Fire Department Overtime Looking to Soar This Year

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For many City Councillors, talking about Fire Department overtime every spring is like watching a movie for the 100th time. It’s always the same story, and the outcome just never does change. Chief Len Albanese said during a meeting last month with the City Council that estimates to keep Fire Department...

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Roca CEO Speaks in Washington, D.C. about Organization

February 17, 2017
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Molly Baldwin, founder and CEO of Chelsea-based Roca Inc. delivered a powerful talk Thursday, Feb. 9, at TEDxPennsylvaniaAvenue, sharing the story of Roca and how relentless outreach and data can help change the cycle of recidivism in our country. Baldwin was one of 14 speakers invited to the Newseum in Washington D.C. to share...

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Police Briefs 02-16-2017

February 17, 2017
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Monday, 2/6 Rommel Christopher, 40, 77 Wayland St., Dorchester, was arrested for shoplifting, assault and battery, malicious destruction of property over $250 (2 counts). Matthew Anderson, 26, 106 Bradstreet Ave., Revere, was arrested on a warrant. Tuesday, 2/7 Brandon Stephens, 27, 11 Oakwood St., Dorchester, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor...

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