Obituaries 04-14-2016

April 14, 2016
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Diane Finn Formerly worked at Chelsea City Hall and Logan Airport Diane M. (Fay) Finn of Chelsea passed away Sunday at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after the cancer she battled for the last five years had suddenly relapsed. She was 64 years old. Born in Toms River, NJ, she grew up in...

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Chamber Installation

April 7, 2016
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Chamber Installation

Newly installed Chelsea Chamber of Commerce president Sergio Jaramillo (right) presents a Chelsea Clock to guest speaker, Robert DeSalvio, president of the Wynn Boston Harbor hotel and casino in Everett at the Installation of Officers Dinner and Reception March 30 at the Hilton Garden Inn, East Boston.

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Everett Avenue Property sold for $43 Million

April 7, 2016
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Everett Avenue Property sold for $43 Million

By Seth Daniel A California developer has purchased the Chelsea Clock building and a collection of scrap yard properties once owned by Billy Thibeault of Wood Waste for $47.7 million. The properties on Everett Avenue, Vale Street, Carter Street, Fourth Street, Fifth Street and Locust Street were previously proposed and approved for 692 units...

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LaSala Lands Allergen-Friendly Bakery in Boston Public Market

April 7, 2016
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LaSala Lands Allergen-Friendly Bakery in Boston Public Market

By Seth Daniel Jennifer LaSala’s donuts have been known to make people whole. But it’s not just her donuts, it’s all of her baked goods, and the budding baker said her specialty allergy-free company – which now has a permanent spot in the Boston Public Market – has brought tears to the eyes of...

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CHS Drama Ready to Perform ‘Dream Girls’ This Weekend

April 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea High School thespians are preparing to premiere tonight, April 7, their run of ‘Dream Girls,’ the spring musical performance by the school. The play will run from April 7-9 at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are going fast, Performing Arts Director Alisha Dolan said, as there is limited seating....

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Chelsea Housing to Look at Public-Private Redevelopment

April 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) has put out a Request for Proposals in hopes of partnering with a private developer to completely redevelop the Central Avenue and Walnut Street (Union Park Apartments) housing developments. The move is very preliminary, CHA said, and still requires a key approval by the state Department...

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Licensing Fracas Ends with a Bang

April 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City Councillors and leaders agreed tacitly to move beyond the heated debate and, at times, name calling that has resulted from a close vote to re-appoint License Commissioner Ken Umemba and a desire by some councillors to make wholesale changes in the makeup of that board. A letter from former License...

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Sports 04-07-2016

April 7, 2016
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CHS Roundup Weather permitting, Chelsea High baseball team ready for opener Just when we thought that Mother Nature’s mild spring this year was a make-up call for last year’s horrible winter that wiped out the first two weeks of the 2015 spring sports season, she tossed a wicked curve ball this week with a snowstorm that...

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Obituaries 04-07-2016

April 7, 2016
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Paul Petrosino Former chef at Chili’s Restaurant in Chelsea Paul R. Petrosino passed away unexpectedly in his Lynn home early Saturday morning, April 2. He was 54 years old. Born in Lawton, OK, the beloved son of Alphonse and Margaret (Levy) Petrosino, he was a resident of Lynn for the past eight years. Paul...

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One Talented Dog

April 1, 2016
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One Talented Dog

Alex, a 7-year-old German Shepherd, is a Chelsea Police dog who will be retiring on July 1. Officer Ed Noftle showcased Alex’s talents at a special Chelsea Public Library program for families on Wednesday, March 23.

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‘Transfatty Lives’ to make Boston Premiere in Revere Cinema

April 1, 2016
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‘Transfatty Lives’ to make Boston Premiere in Revere Cinema

Imagine creating an award-winning documentary just by moving your eyebrows. Patrick O’Brien, who was diagnosed with ALS 10 years ago at age 30, spent 10 years producing the highly acclaimed ALS documentary “Transfatty Lives.” The film, which won the 2015 Audience Award at the Tribeca and Milano Film Festivals, will have its Boston premiere...

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Market Basket Documentary to be Released in April

April 1, 2016
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Market Basket Documentary to be Released in April

The producers of the documentary that traces the events that led 25,000 employees and two million customers across New England to stand behind embattled Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas is due out in April. Producers of “We the People” released a trailer this week and we catch a glimpse of what the filmmakers...

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Licensing Issues Taking Center Stage at Council

April 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel License Commission member Ken Umemba and other allies who backed his appointment fired back this week at Councillor Roy Avellaneda – a former License Commissioner – after he led an attempt to reject the re-appointment of Umemba last week. Avellaneda said at the time it was one of many more changes...

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Bill to Increase Logan Workers Pay Heads to the Senate

April 1, 2016
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By John Lynds State Representative Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston) and Senator Sal DiDomenico’s (D-Chelsea) bill that was co-sponsored by Rep. Dan Ryan (D-Chelsea) to raise the base pay for Logan Airport workers to $15 per hour came out of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development and now moves to the Senate, where...

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Police Briefs 03-31-2016

April 1, 2016
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Monday, 3/21 Adele Mccabe, 30, 423 Eastern Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for larceny from building, assault with dangerous weapon. Katelyn Ferguson, 28, 86 Division St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. William Camille, 58, 65 Everett St., Everett, was arrested for unarmed robbery, possessing Class A drug. Joseph Sharleville, 44, 12 Osborne St., Salem,...

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Letter to the Editor

April 1, 2016
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MEMORIAL DAY, 2016: 50 Year Anniversary of the Battle of LZ 10 ALFA A ”Day of Remembrance” was established on May 30, 1868, to acknowledge all military service members who lost their lives in any National war.  Later re-designated as “Memorial Day,” it is the most significant day set aside for recognition of our...

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My Record on the Licensing Board Speaks for Itself

April 1, 2016
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By Ken Umemba I write to refute the recent incendiary remarks that Councillor Roy Avellaneda recently espouses to defame and undermine the stellar record of the Chelsea Licensing Board and myself as a member. We do not have to search far to realize the progress the board has made in the past few years....

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The Final Report

April 1, 2016
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For more than 25 years, the Federal courts have been monitoring the quality and necessary cleanup of Boston Harbor as submitted by the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority.  The final report as ordered by the courts was submitted March 18, 2016. Those of us who grew up in the Boston area and enjoyed the local...

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Bruins Finish or Finished?

April 1, 2016
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Bob Morello The question is an easy one following their 201 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, one has to wonder – can the Bruins learn to finish, or are they finished? Despite hitting the New Jersey net 40 times, Boston was only able to finish off one attack, with Brad Marchand...

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Obituaries 03-31-2016

April 1, 2016
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Sean Patrick Honohan Student at Perkins Schoool for the Blind Sean Patrick Honohan died at home with his family on March 23. Sean was a student at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown. Sean’s family would like to thank all of his nurses and care givers, especially Bernadette, Auntie Tiff and Jen....

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Purim Party

March 25, 2016
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Purim Party

Krista Rose has some fun with a mask and her daughter Annie, 1, who is delighted by the surprise. The fun was had at the Leonard Florence Center for Living’s Purim Party on Sunday.

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Animal Adventures At the Library

March 25, 2016
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Animal Adventures At the Library

Rebecca Flores pretending to be a rock for Steve, the chinchilla, to land on with his large feet during the Animal Adventure program at the Chelsea Public Library last Wednesday, March 16. Young people were able to meet a python, a skunk and a skink – all in one place.

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First Day of Spring

March 25, 2016
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First Day of Spring

This view from Broadway near the St. Rose School shows City Hall and illustrates the fact that snow greeted Chelsea residents on the first day of spring. Temperatures should begin to warm up soon.

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Peace Meeting Brings Ideas,Youth Voices to Honest Discussion

March 25, 2016
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Peace Meeting Brings Ideas,Youth Voices to Honest Discussion

By Seth Daniel There wasn’t enough space in the City Council Chambers Tuesday night nor enough time on the clock to accommodate all of the people who had packed the Hall to participate in a meeting looking for solutions to street violence – a meeting that was spurred by the murder of a 19-year-old...

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