City Will Conduct Planning Process for Creek Changes

March 26, 2015
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Community and environmental leaders said this week they are cheering the decision of the City to commit to a detailed community planning process as part of the proposed changes to the Designated Port Area (DPA) along the Chelsea Creek – a change that is believed to be sought in order to usher in more...

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Distracted to Death: Texting Law Hard To Enforce Despite Increasing Dangers

March 25, 2015
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As the state’s texting and driving law hits its five-year anniversary, texting and driving – or phone distractions of any type – are a sight more common than ever on streets and highways. More often than not, at any busy intersection, one can observe driver after driver passing by with one eye on the...

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Vale Street Plans Detail Transformative Project, Demo of Chelsea Clock

March 19, 2015
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Vale Street Plans Detail Transformative Project, Demo of Chelsea Clock

The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is preparing to begin reviewing a gigantic development of 455 units in five buildings on Everett Avenue that would include the demolition of the historic Chelsea Clock Building. The plans were filed with the City on Feb. 12 by Thibealt Development LLC, controlled by William Thibeault –...

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Record Setting Snow Wreaking Havoc on Baseball, Softball Teams

March 19, 2015
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Record Setting Snow Wreaking Havoc on Baseball, Softball Teams

Sliding into second base these days would require a snow pants and galoshes rather than cleats and long pants, and high school teams across the area are finding that the record-setting snow could force most their season to be going, going and gone. With more than one foot of snow still occupying many baseball...

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Townplace Suites a Sellout Show on Eastern Avenue

March 19, 2015
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Townplace Suites a Sellout Show on Eastern Avenue

If the brand new TownPlace Suites on and the two-year old Residence Inn were somehow people, one would quickly make the assumption they were closely related. The newest hotel in Chelsea – and the first one on the eastern side of the city – opened on March 6 by Colwen Hotels and, while they...

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Cut! No Way: Chelsea Businesses Make Case For Keeping Movie Tax Credit

March 19, 2015
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As the big director on Beacon Hill has called ‘Cut’ in regards to the controversial movie industry tax credit program, local businesses are responding with ‘Action.’ As Chelsea has eased into becoming one of the hottest Hollywood filming locations east of the Mississippi River, local businesses and individuals have also eased into doing business...

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Police Briefs 03-19-2015

March 19, 2015
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Chelsea man indicted in 2014 murder A Chelsea man was indicted Wednesday, March 18, for the murder 29-year-old Javier Ortiz and the non-fatal shooting of another man last year. A Suffolk County grand jury returned indictments charging Hector Enamorado, 36, with first-degree murder, armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a...

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Another Link to a Childhood Is Gone …

March 19, 2015
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The passing of William Scantlebury of Betty Ann’s Donuts in East Boston, famous for his “sinkers” brings to a close another link to a childhood that was much simpler and easier than what our children are dealing with today. The first time that my brothers and I tasted a “sinker” was in the mid...

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Letter to the Editor

March 19, 2015
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Reconsider your proposed plan Dear Governor Baker: On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, I am writing to express our disagreement with your exploration of eliminating the MA Film Tax Credit. Though your desire to increase the earned income tax credit is laudable, we feel your planned method to...

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Opt Out

March 19, 2015
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A resounding 80% plus of seniors have OPT OUT requests on file at Chelsea High School according to figures given to Chelsea Uniting Against the War by Ron Whitehead, registrar at CHS. OPT OUT is the right for high school students or their parents to file a request in their school to prevent students’...

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East Cambridge, Chelsea Bank Merger Brings Together Power of Two

March 19, 2015
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About one year ago, when Chelsea Bank President Joe Vinard was at a banking conference in Florida, he bumped into East Cambridge Savings Bank (ECSB) President and CEO Gilda Nogueira, and that chance meeting 12 months later would turn into what is believed to be an exciting merger of the two local banks. Prior...

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Obituaries 03-19-2015

March 19, 2015
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Ida Storniolo Of Chelsea Ida (DiMarzo) Storniolo of Chelsea died on March 11. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Storniolo; loving mother of Alida Pappas and her late husband, Andy of East Boston, Catherine O’Neill and her husband, Douglas Polito of Chelsea, and Deborah Bosco and her husband, John of Torrance,...

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Black History Month

March 12, 2015
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Black History Month

Chelsea Black Community (CBC) President Joan Cromwell introduces the Rev. Sandra Whitley (right) for the delivery of the invocation at the CBC Black History Month Celebration, “Community of Unity,” held Feb. 26 at Chelsea High School.

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

March 12, 2015
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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Governor Charlie Baker, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash, Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, and Senator Sal DiDomenico pose for a picture during last Friday night’s annual DiDomenico St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Roast in Charlestown. While the lineup of elected officials behind him could have starred as the Celtics front line (all over...

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Chelsea Firefighters Battle Another Two Fires on Saturday

March 12, 2015
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Chelsea Firefighters Battle Another Two Fires on Saturday

Chelsea firefighters faced a double header last Saturday, March 7, and it has nothing to do with spring training. On Saturday, March 7, at 12:06 a.m., the fire department responded to the report of a building fire at 17 Fifth St., above the Isla Tropical Restaurant. Engine 2 and Tower 1 were first to...

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Search Warrant Not Necessary in DNA Test

March 12, 2015
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The state’s highest court ruled today that investigators do not need a search warrant to conduct DNA testing on a lawfully-seized unknown sample, rejecting an argument that the DNA profiles used by law enforcement reveal private information such as genetic traits and medical conditions. The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the 2012 conviction of Manuel...

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Chelsea Police Department to Co-host Training On Innovative Hub + Cor Public Safety Model

March 12, 2015
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Chelsea Police Department to Co-host Training On Innovative Hub + Cor Public Safety Model

All this week, the Springfield Police Department, Chelsea Police Department and Roca, Inc. have hosted criminal justice policy expert Dale McFee, Deputy Minister of Justice in Saskatchewan Province, Canada, and several of his colleagues, to provide members of each police department, a host of public officials, and members of several community-based agencies three days...

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Four Tabbed for Screening Committee:29 had Applied for Consideration

March 12, 2015
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Four City Councillors plowed their way through a list of 29 exceptional candidates on Monday night, and after more than two hours of deliberations, chose four people to be on the critical City Manager Screening Committee. The members of the Committee, who will be charged with whittling down some 30 or so resumes to...

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City Seeks to Make Sweeeping Changes to Chelsea Creek Waterfront

March 12, 2015
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Vast changes could soon be coming to the heavily-industrial Chelsea Creek waterfront on Marginal Street as the City and state begin a process later this month of potentially changing the boundaries of the Creek’s Designated Port Area (DPA). The City petitioned the state Energy and Environmental Affairs office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) to...

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Police Briefs 03-12-2015

March 12, 2015
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2/23 Paul Baldwin, 41, 25 Neponset St., Revere, was arrested for shoplifting and on warrant. Peter Kambour, 63, 1 Webster Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for Operating Under the Influence of liquor. Carlos Orantes, 34, 24 Carroll St., Chelsea, was arrested on warrants. 2/24 Serrano Lopez, 23, 808 Border St., East Boston, was arrested for...

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Sports 03-12-2015

March 12, 2015
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Bruins finding a groove When the game ended, and the candles blown out, Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask could feel relief, knowing that on his 28th birthday, he had received his present – a ‘win’ and two points. Boston’s 3-1 win over Ottawa was mostly possible due to Rask’s outstanding goalkeeping, during a game in...

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Obituaries 03-12-2015

March 12, 2015
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Lillian Ciulla Federal Government worker Lillian M. Ciulla, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on March 7 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital shortly after her admission from home. She was 62 years old. A graduate of Chelsea High School, for many years she worked for Bank of Boston before spending over 20 years...

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Forum on Relations with Local Muslim Community Held to Condemn Public Notes Railing Against Islam

March 5, 2015
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Forum on Relations with Local Muslim Community Held to Condemn Public Notes Railing Against Islam

One of the first speakers at a community forum in Chelsea on relations with the Muslim communities in Revere, Chelsea, Eastie and Everett, was a 10-year-old boy who summed up the hopes of everyone in the room. It silenced the standing-room only crowd. “I am an American,” he stated. “I really love both America and Islam....

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Board, Director at CHA Come to Amenable Agreement on Contract

March 5, 2015
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The Board of the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) and Executive Director Al Ewing have come to terms on a contract dispute that – though in the background as compared to the overall repairing of the agency – has been outstanding since 2011. The contract was recently approved by the Board and state officials and...

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