Gov Baker Signs BRAVE Act at Soldiers’ Home, Notes Groundbreaking on New Facility this Year

September 3, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker joined Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders, Secretary of Veterans’ Services Francisco Ureña, members of the Legislature and veterans of the United States Armed Services on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the ceremonial signing of An Act Relative to Veterans Benefits, Rights, Appreciation, Validation and Enforcement in the Chelsea Soldiers’...

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State Health Officials Announce Fourth Case of West Nile Virus:Women from Middlesex County the Latest Report, Everett at High Risk

September 3, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Tuesday announced the fourth human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the state this year. The person is a woman in her 50s from Middlesex County who was never hospitalized for her illness. Three other cases were reported on Friday. Investigations conducted by state public health officials...

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Chelsea Group Sets Sail with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay on Free Cruise to Spectacle Island

September 3, 2018
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This summer, a group from Jordan Boys and Girls Club of Chelsea joined Save the Harbor/Save the Bay on a all access Boston Harbor cruise to Spectacle Island aboard the Bay State Cruise Company’s flagship, Provincetown II. These youth started the trip cruising the cool, clean waters of the Boston Harbor, learning sea chanteys...

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ZBA Addresses Concerns Over Buddhist Temple in Prattville

September 3, 2018
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The Chelsea Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) met this month on Aug. 14 to hear a full schedule of requests, with a Buddhist Temple slated for Garfield Avenue in Prattville at the top of the list of projects of interest. Perhaps the most important zoning item to be decided was the construction of a...

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Police Briefs 08-30-2018

September 3, 2018
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SHOOTING ON CLARK AVENUE Chelsea Police Investigators, along with State Police Detectives assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, are investigating a shooting Monday evening that occurred just before midnight in front of 67 Clark Ave. The victim, a 42-year-old female, was shot twice and was transported to MGH Boston. Detectives believe it was not a random attack based on preliminary evidence gathered...

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Letters to the Editor

September 3, 2018
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Mike Capuano  is our choice Dear Editor: Congressman Capuano has a track record for being an outspoken advocate for working families and he will continue to defend social security and Medicare, as well as advocate for affordable housing. Mike has supported Chelsea by delivering funding for the Chelsea Street Bridge, Soldiers Home, FBI building,...

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How to Preserve the Miracle of Life for More American Families

September 3, 2018
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Few occasions are more joyous than the birth of a child. But for scores of families, the arrival of a newborn can also augur heartbreak. Each day, nearly 100 U.S. babies are born with congenital heart defects. Many will not make it to their first birthday. Fortunately, several breakthrough technologies have emerged in recent...

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Senator John McCain

September 3, 2018
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In an era when cynicism and a lack of faith in our political leaders and institutions is at an all-time high — the roots of which can be traced back to the 1960s and the subsequent Watergate scandal — Senator John McCain truly stood out as a man whose essential belief in the values...

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Get Out and Vote

September 3, 2018
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This Tuesday, the day after Labor Day, is primary election day across the state for both national and state offices. Although primary elections in Massachusetts generally are of little or no consequence because of the overwhelming Democratic voting enrollment and because most Democrats run unopposed, this year’s primary election is different. Thanks to the...

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Sports 08-30-2018

September 3, 2018
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins pledge $1 million to Special Olympics The Boston Bruins Foundation will donate $1 million over the course of the next three years to Special Olympics Massachusetts as part of a new partnership between the Bruins Foundation and Special Olympics Massachusetts. This marks the largest donation by the Boston...

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Obituaries 08-30-2018

September 3, 2018
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Leonard Gallant Retired Chief Financial Officer of International Shoe Machine Co. Proud of his Chelsea roots Leonard A. Gallant, born June 13, 1934 in Chelsea died on August 23, 2018 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 61 years (as of August 24, 2018) Beverly and his children, Susan, Leonard...

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Chelsea Police Youth Academy Graduation

September 2, 2018
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Chelsea Police Youth Academy Graduation

Officer Joe Cordes offered closing remarks at the end of the ceremony while cadets stood in formation behind him at the first annual Chelsea Police Youth Academy graduation. Cadets spent seven weeks in an intense program learning about police operations, going through tough workouts and taking interesting field trips. The graduation took place in the...

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Chelsea Emergency Management/911 Director Allan I. Alpert Retirement Party

September 2, 2018
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Chelsea Emergency Management/911 Director Allan I. Alpert Retirement Party

Chelsea Emergency Management/911 Director Allan I. Alpert was honored at a retirement party at Anthony, Malden. Director Alpert (third from left) is pictured with proud members of his family at the celebration, from left, Allan Dickerman and guest, Laraine Alpert, Lindsay Alpert, grandson Devin Alpert (front), Justin Alpert, Jonathan Alpert, and Robert Alpert.

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Bet on U:First ‘Dealer School’ for Encore Casino Begins Classes Next Month

September 2, 2018
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Bet on U:First ‘Dealer School’ for Encore Casino Begins Classes Next Month

Now that the Encore casino tower has come into full view of Everett, it’s time to learn how to deal a good hand. Encore Boston Harbor, Cambridge College in Charlestown and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) announced this week that they will begin the first session of ‘Dealer School’ at Cambridge College in early...

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Massport CEO Thomas Glynn Announces Intention to Step Down

September 2, 2018
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Massport CEO Thomas Glynn Announces Intention to Step Down

After six years as head of Massport, CEO Thomas Glynn announced last week that he would step down from the post in November, a year earlier than his contract. Glynn said his last days at Massport will be in November even though his contract will expire in 2019. “This is a great job, but...

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Traffic Commission Approves Two-Way Broadway, Other Changes Downtown

September 2, 2018
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The Chelsea Traffic Commission voted 4-1 on Tuesday night to recommend that the Broadway business corridor be changed from a one-way, to a two-way street – the culmination of more than a year of planning. Carolyn Vega was the lone vote on the Commission against the two-way plan. She wasn’t opposed to the overall...

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Chelsea Police Receive State Grant to Increase Impaired Driving Patrols

September 2, 2018
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The Chelsea Police Department will increase impaired driving patrols on local roads with grant funds from the Highway Safety Division of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS).  Chelsea Police will join local departments across the state as well as the Massachusetts State Police in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Overenforcement...

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Back to School: Beware of the JUUL

September 2, 2018
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If last year’s fidget spinners were all fun and games, this year, the national attraction is rather different: JUUL, an e-cigarette device that has become so synonymous with vaping and accepted by the masses, that the term “juul-ing” has been coined. Unlike the past forms of bulky e-cigarettes, JUUL proposes a completely different design:...

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Nicole Zervas Dance Academy Celebrates 30 Years

September 2, 2018
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Nicole Zervas Dance Academy (NZDA) is celebrating its 30th anniversary, a milestone that owner and director, Nicole Paolo, is proud of. After 30 years, what brings Miss Nicole (as she is affectionately known) the most happiness is building the confidence of her students. Developing their strengths, communication and time management skills are all essential...

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School Resource Officers are Protectors, not the Enemy

September 2, 2018
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In 2015 a viral video of South Carolina school resource officer (SRO) Ben Fields’ slamming a student across the classroom caused a public outrage. During the same year in Lynn, an SRO arrested a student with special needs. “While the was a support person for the student, the district should realize...

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It’s Time to Update Your Child’s Health Information

September 2, 2018
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Book bags are replacing beach totes as it quickly becomes time for students to go back to school. Organizing your child’s health information, keeping current with doctor’s appointments and planning for emergency scenarios should be part of every parent’s seasonal routine, the nation’s emergency doctors say. “We all know about reading, writing and arithmetic....

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SunButter and Jelly Sandwiches Make the Perfect Back-to-School Snack or Lunch

September 2, 2018
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Parents, students and schools have discovered the perfect menu item for snacks or lunch: SunWise peanut-free sandwiches with grape or strawberry jelly.  Totally nut-free and peanut-free, each sandwich features delicious soft, white whole grain bread.  Made with SunButter sunflower seed spread, SunWise peanut free sandwiches are also dairy free, contain no high fructose corn...

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Five vie Suffolk County District Attorney

September 2, 2018
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With Suffolk County District Attorney (DA) Dan Conley announcing earlier this year that he will not seek re-election after leading the office for more than 15 years, a crowded field has emerged to replace him. Five candidates—Evandro Carvalho, Linda Champion, Greg Henning, Shannon McAuliffe, and Rachael Rollins—are facing-off for the Democratic nomination on Sept....

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Conley Endorses Henning for Suffolk County DA

September 2, 2018
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Candidate for Suffolk County District Attorney Greg Henning today received the endorsement of outgoing Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley. Conley joined Henning to talk to voters at a door-to-door campaign canvass in Hyde Park on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m., starting in Cleary Square, at the corner of Hyde Park Avenue and...

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