Thank You, Chelsea Hunger Network

April 30, 2014
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The Third Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser held April 24 at the Williams School was a big success. So many individuals played a key role in the organizing and planning of this event. Those organizations  – all part of the Chelsea Hunger Network, led by Ron Fishman – include Chelsea Community Connections, Mass. General Hospital,...

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CHS Baseball Team Tops Minuteman, 5-4

April 30, 2014
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The Chelsea High baseball team parlayed a complete game effort from pitcher Carlos Vega and timely hitting throughout the lineup to earn a 5-4 victory over Minuteman Regional last week. Vega turned in a superb performance on the mound. Carlos allowed just two earned runs and struck out 13 enemy batters over the seven-inning route. Chelsea grabbed a 1-0 lead in the bottom...

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Obituaries 05-01-2014

April 30, 2014
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Margaret Crowley Longtime Filenes Employee Margaret M. (Mastrangelo) Crowley of Revere died on April 24. A longtime employee of Filene’s, she was the beloved wife of the late Peter C.; loving daughter of the late Angelo and Antoinetta (Steriti) Mastrangelo; dear sister of the late Dr. Angelo Mastrangelo Jr., Louise Santoro, Rocco Mastrangelo, Ella...

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Chelsea Officials Hold Student Government Day

April 28, 2014
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Chelsea Officials Hold Student Government Day

Students from Chelsea High School Interact Club joined several City and School officials last Wednesday for the annual Student Government Day on April 16.

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Dwyer Continues to Help Others and Make a Difference

April 28, 2014
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Dwyer Continues to Help Others and Make a Difference

Chelsea resident J. Barry Dwyer has taken on another important role to make a difference in the community. “Barry,” former Chelsea High School Cross Country Track and Field Coach and former Chelsea School Committee member has joined Caregiver Homes as a Community Ambassador. As a native and lifelong resident of Chelsea, Dwyer understands how...

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CFD Completes Special Training

April 28, 2014
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CFD Completes Special Training

The Fire Department recently completed Confined Space Rescue Training, completing another recommendation made by last year’s somewhat controversial Matrix Report to the City Council. A “confined space” is a term used by the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to define an area, which is enclosed with limited access such as a storage...

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Three Charged in Shooting in Cary Sq. Area

April 28, 2014
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Three defendants – one from Michigan – have been charged for their roles in a non-fatal shooting at the corner of Broadway and Cary Avenue last Wednesday, April 16. It was one incident in what has been a very busy week for police. Suffolk prosecutors arraigned two men and a woman in Chelsea District...

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Another Accomplice Charged in Murder of Elder Morales Last Year

April 28, 2014
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An alleged accessory to the 2013 murder of Elder Morales in Chelsea was held on high bail following his indictment last Thursday in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court. Armando Lopez, 29, was arraigned yesterday in Suffolk Superior Court as an accessory after the fact to Morales’ March 5, 2013, homicide. Lopez is also charged with...

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Chelsea Man Indicted in Alleged Arson on Washington Ave.

April 28, 2014
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A 20-year-old Chelsea man has been charged with setting a fire last year that injured two firefighters and left 18 without a home – all over an alleged conflict with a resident of the building. The indictment announcement came on Friday from Chelsea Fire Chief Robert Better Jr., State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan,...

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Let’s Support Chelsea Community Connections

April 28, 2014
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We hope that the Chelsea community will come and support the Chelsea Community Connection Coailiton’s 3rd Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser today at 5 p.m. at the Williams School. This event has become one of the city’s most popular fundraisers as volunteers have spent their time hand painting soup bowls that will be on display...

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Guest Op-ed: Rising Rates and Sea Levels

April 28, 2014
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Bay State ocean waters and insurance rates are rising. Just ask those holding 25,000 federally subsidized coastal flood insurance policies in Massachusetts. These contracts insulate people from the full risks of living on the shore—risks that private insurance companies have long refused to take, making taxpayers assume the burden. Today, due to bigger and...

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Chelsea Officials Hold Student Government Day

April 28, 2014
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On April 16, the Interact Club of Chelsea High School participated at Student Government Day at City Hall. City Manager Jay Ash explained city government to the students, who then spent about 90 minutes learning about specific departments at City Hall and the School Department. The students then had a lunch sponsored by the...

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CHS Roundup

April 28, 2014
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CHS girls track wins two CAC meets The Chelsea High girls track team opened its Commonwealth Athletic Conference season with a pair of hard-fought victories over Mystic Valley and Greater Lowell Tech. In a 71-65 triumph over Mystic Valley, the Lady Red Devils swept the 400 meter dash, the discus, and the long jump...

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Obituaries 04-24-2014

April 28, 2014
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Dorothy Sylvia Blair Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea Dorothy Sylvia (Aronson) Blair of Bradenton, Florida, formerly of Chelsea, died on April 16. She was 94 years old. She was the beloved wife for 62 years of the late Max Blair and was predeceased by her parents, Ida and Samuel Aronson and mother-in-law, Jennie Gelman...

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Chelsea Beloved Community Public & Community Service Day

April 23, 2014
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Chelsea Beloved Community Public & Community Service Day

Saturday, April 26th 2014 Chelsea Record Homelessness Survey Saturday in Chelsea

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Now Those Are Some Strong Winds

April 17, 2014
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Now Those Are Some Strong Winds

Strong winds on Tuesday afternoon brought down this telephone and electric pole (which carried a large transformer) on Central Avenue. Several cars narrowly escaped being hit by the pole as they travelled underneath it. No injuries were reported.

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Dunn Will Run: Police Captain to Run for Charity

April 17, 2014
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Dunn Will Run: Police Captain to Run for Charity

Police Capt. Tom Dunn has never run a Marathon before, but he said he could think of no better reason to start than to help raise money for kids with cancer. On April 21, Dunn, 49, will attempt to run the 118th Boston Marathon. Captain Thomas Dunn, a member of the Boston Police Runners...

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The Root of the Matter

April 17, 2014
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The Root of the Matter

Andy DeSantis, the City’s tree expert, explains how to plant a fruit tree to Chelsea Community Garden members on Saturday, April 12, at the Chelsea Community Garden’s Year of the Fruit Workshop on Hawthorne Street in Chelsea. The workshop was the second in the series.

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That’s Her for Sure

April 17, 2014
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That’s Her for Sure

Chelsea High School Senior Marilyn Flores poses next to the self-portrait oil painting of herself that she did this school year. The painting was part of the Chelsea Public Schools’ annual Districtwide Art Show at the Williams School last Thursday and Friday.

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Misleading Students: Chelsea For-profit School Sued by Ag for Deceiving Students and Facilitating Unfair Loans

April 17, 2014
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The attorney general for the state has entered a lawsuit against the company that operates the for-profit training school, Everest Institute, in Chelsea. Everest has operated in Chelsea for several years and is located in the office park on Everett Avenue. Hundreds of students from Chelsea and the surrounding areas attend the school, which...

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Looking at the News: A Silver Opportunity for Chelsea’s History

April 17, 2014
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Walk into the basement of the Chelsea Public Library, and if you have an appointment or know who to ask for, you can meet George Ostler – the City’s unofficial historian who spends many of his days digging through old records in a room set up for his research. While your down there, you...

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City Announces Special Summer Hires for “Operation Youth Clean-Up”

April 17, 2014
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The City announced the creation of nine special summer positions to augment the annual Summer Youth Employment Initiative (SYEI) program that is stewarded by the Chelsea Collaborative and funded by the Commonwealth.  Each year, approximately two dozen of the more than 200 youths selected for the SYEI program work with Chelsea’s Department of Public...

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Chelsea Fire Hockey Team Wins the 6th Annual Metro-fire Hockey Tournament

April 17, 2014
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The Chelsea Fire Department Hockey Team took first place in the 6th Annual Metro-Fire Hockey Tournament, which took place last week at the Stoneham Arena. Some 16 fire departments participated in the tournament, which was put together by Somerville Fire Department’s Mark Wall. Proceeds from the tournament were donated to the families of Boston...

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Police Investigating Drive-by Shooting

April 17, 2014
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Several shots rang out on Chester Avenue Tuesday morning, waking worried neighbors and injuring one man. Early on April 15, at around 1:30a.m. Chelsea Police officers responded to 86 Chester Ave. for a report of a shooting incident. On scene officers did find a 52 year old male who was apparently bleeding from his...

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