Casino License Decision is Set for Mid-Sept.

August 13, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has issued a meeting date of Sept. 12 to potentially award the Region A casino license to either Mohegan Sun or Wynn Resorts – a date that is, unbelievably, only one month away in what has been a year’s long process. The all-day meeting will take place on a...

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Police Briefs – 08-07-2014

August 13, 2014
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MEETING AUG. 7 ON HOUSING CODE PROGRAM The Chelsea Collaborative and The Neighborhood Developers are hosting an information meeting with the City’s Inspectional Services Department for residents and landlords.  The meeting continues the dialogue about the City’s new housing code inspection program that requires each rental unit in the city to be inspected at...

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A Tremendous Celebration for the All-America City

August 13, 2014
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Chelsea residents couldn’t recall a more festive and enjoyable celebration than the one that took place Tuesday night at Mary O’Malley Park as people came together for National Night Out and to recognize the city’s All-America Award designation. For the delegation, led by City Manager Jay Ash, that made the trip to Denver, it...

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Obituaries 08-07-2014

August 13, 2014
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Edward Wolnicki Retired Kayem Meat Cutter; Forced Laborer in Germany During World War II; Fought Communism as Member of Polish Resistance; Joined the US Army and Became a US Citizen Edward K. Wolnicki passed away on Friday, August 1 at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston after a long illness. He was 86 years...

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Dinner and a Show

August 1, 2014
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On Wednesday, July 23, at the Mystic Brewery, City Manager Jay Ash held his Annual Dinner and a Show. About 55 people signed up to enjoy a pint of beer and a chicken pretzel roll sandwich from Roca. After the dinner, it was off to Mary O’Malley Park to enjoy the play ‘Invasion’ performed by the...

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Chelsea Firefighters Inundated with Calls When Tornado Touched Down

August 1, 2014
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As often happens in Chelsea, firefighters found themselves inundated with emergency calls. But the chaos on Monday morning was something the department had nevere experienced before – a full-fledged tornado. At 9:48 a.m. on Monday morning, Engine 3 and Ladder 2 responded to the report of a telephone pole down in front of the...

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Tornado Formed over Chelsea in an Instant

August 1, 2014
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Weather is a funny science, but as radar and computer imagery has improved the prediction of the weather, most people are used to being well prepared for the slightest drop of rain. Television stations inundate us with updates and cell phones beep out warnings frequently. But when an F2 tornado formed over the Chelsea...

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John Ruiz Park Dedication Ceremony

August 1, 2014
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A dedication ceremony for the new John Ruiz Park on Washington Avenue was held Tuesday morning. The beautiful park is located on the site of the former Tudor Street Garage. Ruiz was the first Latino to win the heavyweight championship of the world. Pictured at the John Ruiz statue inside the park are from...

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Chelsea to Celebrate 2nd All-America City Award Aug. 5

August 1, 2014
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Chelsea will celebrate its second “All-America City” selection on Tuesday, Aug. 5. in conjunction with the City’s annual participation in National Night Out at Mary O’Malley Park. The community event, which is expected to draw more than 500 people, will will take place from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at Mary O’Malley Park on Admiral’s Hill....

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Market Basket Board Will Consider Buyout Bid by Arthur T., Others: Ash Adds to the Locals Boycotting the Beloved Supermarket

August 1, 2014
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City Manager Jay Ash said this week that he has also been boycotting the Market Basket store in Chelsea and all others until the strife between owners, former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas and employees is reconciled. Ash joins Council President Matt Frank, who said last week he would no longer be shopping at Market...

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A Tornado Strikes and a City Recovers

August 1, 2014
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When area residents awoke Monday morning, there was no sign or warning of what Mother Nature had in store for the city of Revere. But in the course of approximately four terrifying minutes, a tornado – in all its fury and unpredictability – swept down Broadway and  adjacent streets and caused tremendous damage to...

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Governor Patrick Announces Opioid Task Force

August 1, 2014
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Gov. Deval Patrick announced a series of actions to address the opioid addiction epidemic in Massachusetts that will strengthen the state’s ability to respond to the opioid crisis with a focus on prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery. Over the past two months, the Governor’s Opioid Task Force met with families and stakeholders from across...

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Obituaries 07-31-2014

August 1, 2014
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Jeanne Herman Miss Chelsea of 1952 Jeanne L. (Larcome) Herman, loving wife of Edward Herman, died July 18 at Lafayette Nursing Home, Marblehead. She was 79 years old. Born in Chelsea on August 10, 1934, the daughter of the late Thomas and Lucille Larcome, Jeanne attended Chelsea High School and was well known for...

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Bubble Fun

July 25, 2014
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Five-year-old Madison Tame stretched her arms out wide to try and catch as many bubbles as she could during the annual Bosson Park Block Party last Saturday, July 19. More than 300 people attended the party, sponsored by The Neighborhood Developers and the Chelsea Police.

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New Principal Ready to Take the Reins at CHS

July 25, 2014
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Since being chosen as the new Chelsea High School (CHS) Principal last March, Priti Johari has been serving on an interim basis and learning the ropes. This month she has taken those ropes and turned them into reins and is ready to drive the City’s high school further down the right path. In a...

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Quigley Park to Get Major Facelift

July 25, 2014
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City officials are winding down the planning process on Quigley Park and will unveil the plans officially tonight, July 24, at a public meeting in City Hall. While Quigley Park isn’t the oldest park in the City, it is one of the most heavily used neighborhood parks in all of Chelsea. City Planner Ryan...

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Market Basket On the Brink

July 25, 2014
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A simple sign – printed on the bright orange ‘sale’ cards that are so much a part of Market Basket – hung in the entrance of the Chelsea store last Thursday and Friday and made that store’s position clear – “We support Arthur T.” As that pronouncement of support for the company’s beloved former...

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Influx Has Everything to Do with Remittance Culture

July 25, 2014
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The idea that the streets in America are paved with gold has always been a nearly undefeatable idea in the Third World. The hope that if one can just get to the promised land – the American land of opportunity – that earning money will be easy and relative riches will literally be handed...

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State Launches All-electronic Tolling on Tobin Bridge

July 25, 2014
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This past Monday, the state Department of Transportation (DOT) activated the new all-electronic tolling system on the Tobin Bridge southbound into Boston. Commuters were greeted for the first time in decades without any toll booths atop the gigantic bridge. The new system is the first phase in a plan to convert all of DOT’s...

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One North of Boston Is Very Impressive

July 25, 2014
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You wouldn’t expect anything less but a superbly organized special event to mark the grand opening of the One North of Boston residences located at 100 Heard St. in Chelsea. As much as this was a triumph of real estate development and vision for the owners of this outstanding property, it was another victory...

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Roca, Inc. Receives $25,000 Grant from the Walmart Foundation

July 25, 2014
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Roca, Inc. announced this week that it has received a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation. The grant will go towards Roca’s Young Mothers Workforce Development Project, a job-training program for 100 young mothers who are at risk for long-term negative adult outcomes such as unemployment, justice system-involvement, and long-term poverty. With the grant,...

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Pollo Campero Helps Guests Beat the Heat

July 25, 2014
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WHAT: To help its guests stay refreshed all summer, Pollo Campero introduces all-natural Latin drinks to its menu. To celebrate the product launch, Pollo Campero restaurants in the Boston-area is offering free, 100-percent natural, Latin drinks to guests who visit on Monday, July 28. “We are excited to give guests another reason to visit...

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Obituaries 07-24-2014

July 25, 2014
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Ralph Fabiano, Jr. Roofer Ralph F. Fabiano, Jr. of Revere died on July 22. He was 67 years old. A roofer, born in Revere, he was the beloved husband of Grace (Montecalvo) of Revere; devoted father of Steven Fabiano and his fiancé, Jennifer Potvin of Revere, Sandra Carlisle and her husband, Tom of Chelsea,...

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Fun in the Sun

July 21, 2014
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The new PORT Park was brimming with action last week as sunny skies brought people to the waterfront for basketball, relaxation and…water canons. Pictured Arleen Morales, takes aim on the water cannon at her son, Yamil Rivera, 8 . The park officially opened three weeks ago.

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