Letters to the Editor

November 1, 2014
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Proud supporter I am proud to endorse Charlie Baker for Governor of Massachusetts. The recent scandals involving DCF, the EBT program, and the Probation Department are clear indicators of the arrogance and indifference that develops when one party is allowed to completely dominate state government. Massachusetts needs a governor who is able and willing...

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Obituaries 10-30-2014

November 1, 2014
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Donald Mullett Decorated Veteran, Motorcycle Enthusiast, Member of DAV and Chelsea Knights of Columbus Donald Mullett of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, passed away at home on October 2 after a short illness. He was 87 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late Patrick and Elizabeth Mullett, Donald attended...

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Firefighter Caissie Receives State Honor for Lifesaving Effort

November 1, 2014
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Firefighter Caissie Receives State Honor for Lifesaving Effort

When Lt. Arthur Caissie headed to work last June 26, he had no idea the events of the day would lead him to center stage at the state’s annual top fire awards ceremony. On Tuesday morning, though, that’s exactly where the reluctant hero stood, being singled out by Gov. Deval Patrick for saving the...

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Council Will Discuss Tax Exemption Increase

November 1, 2014
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Council President Matt Frank said this week that he would like to have a discussion at the Council about trying to combat what looks to be a significant increase in property taxes this year. He said he would like to see if the Council can or would want to institute a temporary increase in...

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Rep. Ryan Weighing in on Ballot Questions

November 1, 2014
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With the state election set for Tuesday, Chelsea’s State Rep. Dan Ryan is weighing in on the state’s ballot questions. Ryan said he is urging residents and residents across the Commonwealth to vote no on Question 1. A yes vote on Question 1 would eliminating gas tax indexing. This proposed law would eliminate the...

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All-Chelsea Award this Monday Night

October 25, 2014
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The 13th Annual “All-Chelsea Awards” will be presented this upcoming Monday night, Oct. 27, to nine individuals and entities that have improved the lives of local residents and enhanced the city’s overall civic standing. The public is invited to attend the ceremony at City Hall or watch the proceedings live on Chelsea Cable Television,...

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Sports 10-23-2014

October 25, 2014
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CHS Roundup Red Devils rout Charlestown, 57-6 The Chelsea High football team put it all together for the second time in its last three outings with a 57-6 rout of Charlestown Friday evening at the local Stadium. Just as they had done two weeks ago in a 41-6 romp over Minuteman Regional, the Red...

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Obituaries 10-23-2014

October 25, 2014
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Neil ‘Neilsie’ Penn Of West Roxbury and Revere Neil “Neilsie” Penn of West Roxbury and Revere passed away peacefully on October 17 after a brief illness. He was 44 years old. He was the cherished and beloved son of Richard and Catherine (Belinfante) Penn of Revere and was adored by his sister Marcy Mucci...

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Weekend Shooting: Police Arrest Two Men 90 Minutes Apart

October 25, 2014
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Weekend Shooting: Police Arrest Two Men 90 Minutes Apart

The city was shocked and rocked to the core last Saturday morning after learning of two tragic fatal shootings in the nighttime hours – with many particularly bothered by a shooting that involved an innocent mother getting hit by a stray bullet as she looked out the window of her Shawmut Street apartment at...

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Recupero Wants Emergency Public Safety Meeting: Shootings to be Discussed

October 25, 2014
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City Councillors are preparing to have a meeting to discuss last weekend’s shootings, but at this point there’s not a total consensus on how that discussion should go. Councillor Giovanni Recupero – chair of the Public Safety Committee – said this week that he wants and Emergency Meeting to be called to specifically discuss...

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Fed Chair Visits TND Connect: Concerned About Jobs and Housing Market

October 25, 2014
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Fed Chair Visits TND Connect: Concerned About Jobs and Housing Market

Chelsea’s Jose Iraheta sat next to one of the most powerful women in global finance last Thursday and calmly told Federal Reserve Bank Chair Janet Yellen what it was like to graduate from a quality university and still struggle to find work – what it was like to come from humble beginnings in Chelsea...

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Revere Market Basket to Open Doors on Oct.26: Company Ready to Take Care of Customers Who Took Care of Them

October 25, 2014
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Revere Market Basket to Open Doors on Oct.26: Company Ready to Take Care of Customers Who Took Care of Them

In the parking lot of the new Revere Market Basket at Northgate Monday morning, workers outside were spiffying up the outside and moving carriages inside – but they weren’t getting much done in between having to answer numerous questions from the excited passers-by, many that are greatly anticipating this Sunday’s (Oct. 26) opening at...

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Frank Will Advocate Revoking French Club’s Licenses

October 25, 2014
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In the wake of the fatal shooting at the French Club on Spencer Avenue last Saturday, Council President Matt Frank – who represents that area – said he would like to have a closer look at all the social clubs in the city and he would call for a revocation of the French Club’s...

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen Visits Chelsea

October 20, 2014
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Fed Chair Janet Yellen Visits Chelsea

The U.S. President may be the commander-in-chief of the world’s best military and the leader of the country’s political system, but the Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) holds the keys to the world economy – and she’s coming to Chelsea today, Oct. 16. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will visit CONNECT,...

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REACH Program Honored at Council

October 19, 2014
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Chelsea REACH’s program visited the City Council Monday, Oct. 6.  Chelsea Public School Superintendent, Representatives of Chelsea School Committee, Program Staff of all levels, Program Oversight Committee Members, and graduates joined current REACH students of all ages in Council Chambers to receive a well-deserved Resolution submitted by Councillor Dan Cortell and adopted by follow...

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Welcome to Chelsea, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen

October 19, 2014
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We are certainly very honored to have Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen visiting our city. Mrs. Yellen is an international figure and a leader of the world’s economy. She has produced outstanding accomplishments in her field and is  admired and respected by economists and financial professionals across the globe. She has studied and taught...

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All-Chelsea Award Winners Announced

October 19, 2014
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The 13th Annual “All-Chelsea Awards” will be presented on Monday, Oct. 27 to nine recipients who have improved the lives of local residents and enhanced the city’s overall civic standing. Headlining the awards program is the selection of Superintendent Mary Bourque to receive the “Lifetime Achievement” award. The remaining eight awards recognize service and...

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Police Charge Forty in Bellingham Square Drug Sweep

October 19, 2014
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 The Chelsea Police Department Drug Unit, with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police and the Everett Police Department last week began serving 40 arrest warrants on individuals as part of a three-month undercover operation named “Crack Down”. The operation targeted drug dealing and distribution in the Bellingham Square area. The Chelsea Police Department Drug...

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Sports 10-16-2014

October 19, 2014
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Red Devils fall in overtime, 26-20 The Chelsea High football team fought hard and fought well through four quarters of football, overcoming a game-long deficit to tie the contest in the final two minutes, but eventually came up short in overtime in a 26-20 loss to Mystic Valley Saturday evening at Malden Catholic Stadium. The Red Devils...

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Obituaries 10-16-2014

October 19, 2014
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Stephen Woodland TJ Maxx International Assistant VP of Loss & Prevention; Animal lover and long time member of Altar Servers Guild of St. Rose Church and Chelsea K of C Stephen J. Woodland of Southborough, a Chelsea native and a former 10 year resident of Revere, died on Sunday, October 12 at Marlborough Hopital...

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen Visits Chelsea

October 19, 2014
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The U.S. President may be the commander-in-chief of the world’s best military and the leader of the country’s political system, but the Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) holds the keys to the world economy – and she’s coming to Chelsea today, Oct. 16. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will visit CONNECT,...

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A Good Read: Chelsea Family Literacy Day is November 1

October 19, 2014
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There is a reason that Chelsea Family Literacy Day was nominated for one of the esteemed All-Chelsea Awards in the Project of the Year category. Actually there are more than 800 reasons – that’s the number of children and parents who enjoyed last year’s reading extravaganza at the Chelsea Public Library, making it one...

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Robinson Wants to Revisit Residency Plan

October 19, 2014
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With the City preparing to hire five new police officers – and perhaps more in the coming years – City Councillor Leo Robinson has put in an order to revisit the idea of a residency ordinance. The issue has been nipping at the heels of the Council for several years, with the most recent...

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Revere Mayor Looks to Block Critical MBTA Land Sale for Casino Access

October 19, 2014
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Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo has called for the MBTA to stop in its tracks on a land sale to Wynn Resorts – a crucial sale of land that will allow the proposed casino to create an access road on Everett-only land and to avoid troubles with Boston. Rizzo listed five specific reasons why the...

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