Jennifer Kelly is Named the New Director of Healthy Chelsea Coalition

March 17, 2016
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Jennifer Kelly, of Gloucester, is the new director of the Healthy Chelsea, a community coalition focused on improving the overall health of Chelsea residents by working to increase healthy eating active living and decrease the negative effects of substance misuse and toxic stress. The coalition is supported by the MGH Center for Community Health...

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Police Briefs 03-17-2016

March 17, 2016
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JURY DEADLOCKS AGAIN A Suffolk Superior Court jury late Monday declared itself deadlocked in the trial of Felix Melendez, 38, charged with first-degree murder in the July 2013 homicide of his landlady, 88-year-old Hilda Devincenzo, in her Chelsea apartment. An earlier jury convicted him of armed robbery but also deadlocked on the murder charge. ...

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Reimagining Our Waterfront: Chelsea Green Space Encourages Resident Input in Upcoming Meeting on Waterfront Visioning Process

March 17, 2016
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By John Valinch As City Manager Tom Ambrosino recently noted, Chelsea is a dynamic city that is undergoing a transformative period. Perhaps the most discussed and contested question worth analyzing during this process is how, where, and to what degree Chelsea will undergo development. The Chelsea Waterfront is one area where work is already...

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Sports 03-17-2016

March 17, 2016
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Fenwick ousts St. Mary’s from MIAA State Tournament, 56-40 By Cary Shuman The St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team beat some of the best teams in Massachusetts – Revere  Rockland, and Martha’s Vineyard to name three – but couldn’t topple its Catholic Central League rival, Bishop Fenwick, this season. A very deep and...

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Obituaries 03-17-2016

March 17, 2016
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Patricia Dion Worked at Soldiers Home and Don Guanella Center Mildred A. “Patty” (Carroll) Dion passed away on March 14,  at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home in Chelsea following a brief illness. She was 78 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Mildred (Smith) Carroll....

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Good Timing

March 11, 2016
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Good Timing

Photographer Nanda Rust unveiled her in-depth documentary-style look at Chelsea Clock – a look that came before the company moved from its ancient headquarters on Everett Avenue last year – on Tuesday night. Capturing the workers who had been there for decades, the machinery that had been there even longer and the tiniest of...

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Together in Song

March 11, 2016
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Together in Song

Governor Charlie Baker, Senator Sal DiDomenico, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joined together in song to entertain the crowd during the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration hosted by Sen. DiDomenico in Charlestown. The popular event brought many from Chelsea and several state officials as well.

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Act of Violence:Chelsea Youth Charged with Murder in Teen Party Shooting

March 11, 2016
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Act of Violence:Chelsea Youth Charged with Murder in Teen Party Shooting

By Seth Daniel A 16-year-old Chelsea youth, who had just recently moved to Lynn, has been charged with the murder of Pablo Villeda, 19, in an horrific act of violence that left the victim dead and six others wounded from 10 gunshots allegedly fired in close quarters early on Sunday morning. The shooting has...

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New Fire Chief Ready to Work with All Parties

March 11, 2016
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New Fire Chief Ready to Work with All Parties

By Seth Daniel City Manager Tom Ambrosino announced on Friday, March 4, that he had chosen Len Albanese, chief of the North Providence Fire Department, to be the next permanent fire chief for Chelsea. Albanese, 50, will start the new job in April 4. The new chief is a 30-year veteran of the fire...

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Community Reacts to Multiple Shooting with Vigil,Meeting

March 11, 2016
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Community Reacts to Multiple Shooting with Vigil,Meeting

By Seth Daniel As the sun rose on Washington Avenue and Orange Street Sunday morning, neighbors were grasping for answers to another – and even worse – shooting incident that had left the streets closed down and cordoned off and, in effect, a war zone situation. They couldn’t leave the house. They couldn’t ask...

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State of the City Features Plan for Investing in Residents

March 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The State of the City cannot be summed up in one word, as is often the case in such speeches, but for which City Manager Tom Ambrosino said he could not do during his speech to the City Council Monday night. “Sometimes people may say we are ‘strong’ or ‘solvent’ or...

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Police Briefs 03-10-2016

March 11, 2016
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Monday, 2/29 Kirk Crowley, 47, 125 Walnut St., Chelsea, was arrested for trespassing and destruction of property over $250, malicious. William Amaya, 30, 21 County Rd., Chelsea, was arrested for shoplifting and on a warrant. Tuesday, 3/1 Jose Oseguera-Flores, 35, 31 Gerrish Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for Operating under the influence of liquor (2nd...

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Stemming and Preventing Violence in the City is Priority One

March 11, 2016
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By Tom Ambrosino, City Manager Other than the substance abuse problems in the Square, you haven’t really heard me talk a lot about public safety generally since I’ve been here. I hope no one interprets that lack of discussion as a lack of interest. You can’t be the leader of any urban municipality in...

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Sports 03-10-2016

March 11, 2016
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CHS Roundup Red Devils fall to strong Salem The Chelsea High basketball team started well in its contest with Salem in first-round play of the Division 2 North Sectional of the MIAA boys state basketball tournament last Thursday evening. The Red Devils grabbed a 6-3 lead in the opening minutes on the Witches’ home...

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Obituaries 03-10-2016

March 11, 2016
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Pablo Jose Villeda Died tragically Pablo Jose Villeda, beloved son of Mara Estrada and Oscar Villeda, died tragically early Saturday morning. He was 19 years old. Pablo was born in Guatemala, came to Chelsea 16 years ago and attended local schools. He played football from an early age with Chelsea Pop-Warner Football and he...

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Empty Bowls Prep Painting Party

March 4, 2016
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Empty Bowls Prep Painting Party

Chelsea City Councillor Judith Garcia paints a lotus flower on her bowl at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Monday evening for the Empty Bowls prep painting party. The annual Empty Bowls event will take place on April 21 and will benefit the Food Bank at St. Luke’s – a vital community resource.

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Jazzin’ It Up

March 4, 2016
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Jazzin’ It Up

Galen Abdur-Razzaq lit up Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Chelsea Campus on Monday afternoon with his flute and four piece jazz band, which was spiced up in between with a comprehensive history of jazz and the social history behind the music. The program was part of BHCC’s Black History Month celebration. The program was...

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Money is Tight:Fire Department Overtime Budget Likely to Soar Again

March 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Fire Department overtime budget – long a bone of contention with City officials – is likely to soar again this year over budget despite a $1.372 million reimbursement from the state for overtime costs related to the closure of the Washington Avenue Bridge. Acting on an order from Councillor...

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Chelsea Voters Favor Clinton,Trump in primary

March 4, 2016
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Chelsea voters supported Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the Massachusetts Presidential Primary Tuesday. Clinton, the former Secretary of State and First Lady, received 2,268 votes in the city, 58 percent of all votes cast in the Democratic primary. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders received 1,531 votes, 40 percent of the vote. Trump, the well-known...

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Housing for Young Parents to Open in Chelsea

March 4, 2016
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The Neighborhood Developers (TND) and Roca announced on Tuesday afternoon the completion of Lewis Latimer Place in Chelsea – a four-unit supportive housing development on the Shawmut Street site of the birthplace of Lewis Latimer. With the support of the City of Chelsea, and other funding partners, The Neighborhood Developers has redeveloped the formerly...

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Police Briefs 03-03-2016

March 4, 2016
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Monday, 2/15 Tiffany Green, 23, 124 Washington Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for shoplifting. Tuesday, 2/16 Anthony Ferullo, 26, 14 Union Ave., Everett, was arrested for shoplifting. Sergio Amado, 26, 124 Bow St., Everett, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle unlicensed and for shoplifting. Wednesday, 2/17 Mary Sackor, 29, 25 Staniford St., Boston, was...

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We Can Do Better

March 4, 2016
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(The following testimony was given on Monday, Feb. 29, by Chelsea Supt. Mary Bourque at a special state Joint Ways & Means Committee in Everett High School) Low-Income vs. Economically Disadvantaged Jose is a fourth grade special education student who has recently moved to Chelsea and is attending the Berkowitz Elementary School in Chelsea,...

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Sports 03-03-2016

March 4, 2016
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CHS Roundup Red Devils defeat Masconomet, 53-52; face Salem Thursday  The Chelsea High boys basketball team overcame a sluggish start and played tough defense in the final minutes to earn a heart-pounding, 53-52 triumph over Masconomet Regional in a preliminary round contest of the MIAA Division 2 North Sectional of the state basketball tournament...

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Obituaries 03-03-2016

March 4, 2016
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Silvia Rodas-Dugal of Chelsea Sylvia C. Rodas-Dugal died as a result of injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident in Lynn early Saturday morning February 27. She was 25 years old. Born in Guatemala City, she was the beloved daughter of Mario L. Rodas and Silvia L. Dugal Rodas of Chelsea. When she was...

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