Wynn Boston Harbor Installs First Steel Beam

January 13, 2017
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Wynn Boston Harbor Installs First Steel Beam

By Seth Daniel At 5 a.m. on Monday, ironworkers stood ready as sky-high cranes began picking up steel columns and putting them into place on the northernmost end of the Wynn Boston Harbor site – the first steel to go up on the project, and just the beginning of what will be a flurry...

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Chelsea Housing Gets Multi-Million Dollar Grant for Refurbishing Elderly Housing

January 13, 2017
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Chelsea Housing Gets Multi-Million Dollar Grant for Refurbishing Elderly Housing

By Seth Daniel A major facelift is coming for 56 units of elderly and disabled housing at Union Park on Spruce and Sixth Street developments that are part of the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA), that coming after an announcement in Malden on Jan. 5 that more than $3.5 million had been awarded to the...

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FBI Building Developers Tout Long History, Real Need in Requesting TIF

January 13, 2017
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FBI Building Developers Tout Long History, Real Need in Requesting TIF

By Seth Daniel Developers of the FBI Building on Maple Street – ACS Development – gave an impassioned presentation on Tuesday night that made the already difficult decision about granting a 20-year Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement to the company even more difficult – though some councillor did seem to indicate they were leaning...

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Green Roots Envisions a Waterfront Park

January 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Envision the sounds of water lapping up on the shore while one sits in a lawn chair gazing at the boats passing by – in Chelsea. That’s exactly what the GreenRoots organization will do this coming Jan. 17 when it holds an organizational planning meeting to talk about a waterfront park...

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City Council Resolution Honors the Life of the Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr

January 13, 2017
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The Chelsea City Council unanimously adopted a Resolution introduced by Council President Leo Robinson honoring the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and proclaiming Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 as the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the City of Chelsea. The Resolution follows: WHEREAS,   the late Reverend Dr. Martin...

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Police Briefs 01-12-2017

January 13, 2017
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Wednesday, 1/4 Juan Portillo, 26, 191 Porter St., East Boston, was arrested for larceny from building, trespassing. Kevin Rosales, 24, Homeless, Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Brunildo Pabon, 41, 26 Eleanor St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Thursday, 1/5 Stephen Panzini, 38, 45 Elm St., Everett, was arrested for disorderly conduct. David...

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Letter to the Editor

January 13, 2017
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With Heartfelt Thanks from Haiti Father David Fontaine from St. Joseph Parish in L’Asile, Haiti, has sent sincere thanks to Father Jim Barry and all the friends and parishioners of Our Lady of Grace Parish (Chelsea/Everett) and St. May of Assumption Parish (Revere) for their recent donations to his communities in Haiti.   Our Lady...

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Winter’s Here — Bundle Up

January 13, 2017
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Winter arrived in full force earlier this week, with a big snowstorm and skin-numbing temperatures. But we are New Englanders, so we know what to expect and how to prepare for it. Indeed, if you were shoveling snow as we were throughout the past weekend, not only did we benefit from a great workout,...

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What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Think?

January 13, 2017
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When one considers that it has been almost 49 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin...

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Sports 01-12-2017

January 13, 2017
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins All-Stars Shine Tuesday night saw Boston crank out a satisfying 5-3 road win over the St. Louis Blues in David Backes’ return home, a win that saw the B’s notching two power play goals, (Frank Vatrano and Torey Krug) raising their goals scored total for the last three...

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Obituaries 01-12-2017

January 13, 2017
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Genevieve Piasecki Known as everyone’s “Babcia” (Polish Grandmother) Genevieve Piasecki of Nahant, formerly of Lynn and Chelsea, passed away on January 1 at the Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody where she was receiving supportive care.  She was 88 years old. She was a resident of Nahant for the past 20 years,...

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Leo Robinson Elected President of the City Council

January 6, 2017
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Leo Robinson Elected President of the City Council

By Cary Shuman Leo Robinson, dean of the Chelsea City Council and the longest-serving official in city government, was elected president of the Council Tuesday at an organizational meeting for 2017. Robinson, who served on the former Board of Aldermen and remains one of the city’s most popular residents today, received a unanimous vote...

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Being A Guzman Means Education and Giving Back

January 6, 2017
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Being A Guzman Means Education and Giving Back

By Seth Daniel When Rosemary Guzman left Costa Rica in the late 1960s to find a better future for her family – landing first in Chelsea – she had no idea what the future held, but she held on to the hope that something better was to find the Guzman’s in America. One generation...

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Chelsea Gardens:Boston Flower Exchange will be Relocating to Chelsea in January

January 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Flower Exchange has officially leased space on Second Street and will move this month to establish its long-standing wholesale market in Chelsea as the New England Flower Exchange. The Exchange has been located in the South End for decades next to the Expressway – having been sold by the...

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Students Return to Chelsea High With No Problems Detected

January 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Without incident, students returned to Chelsea High School (CHS) on Wednesday morning, Jan. 4, after having some extra time off due to a fly infestation that brought an early end to the fall term. Supt. Mary Bourque had said the school would be ready, and on Tuesday night, she confirmed as...

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Police Briefs 01-05-2017

January 6, 2017
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Monday, 12/26 Andres Martinez, 54, 32 Fifth St., Norwood, was arrested for Operating under the influence of liquor, destruction of Property, negligent operation of motor vehicle and speeding. Guillermo Duran, 42, 15 Dowse St., Everett, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, failure to signal. Tuesday, 12/27 Leonardo Escobar, 44, 92 Chester...

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Letters to the Editor

January 6, 2017
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Pay the Fair Share Dear Editor, We are Chelsea homeowners who are concerned that the owners of the FBI building, Anthony and Patricia Simboli, of ACS Development, are pressuring the city to get a 20 year tax break, a 50 percent tax reduction for the next 15 years and a 40 percent tax discount...

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Right and Wrong Ways to Address the Drug Cost Conundrum

January 6, 2017
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By Kenneth E. Thorpe Americans are gearing up for higher health care costs in 2017. Average monthly insurance premiums for popular plans on Healthcare.gov, the major Obamacare exchange, are slated to rise by 25 percent. Some consumers will see their health insurance premiums double. Eager to find a scapegoat, some politicians have pointed to...

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Keeping Our Water Supply Safe

January 6, 2017
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In 2014, the American Waterworks Association declared MWRA’s water to be the best in the nation. (In fact, it won both first and second place both for the City of Boston’s and the MWRA’s own sample.) This was not a lucky coincidence, but the end result of a carefully crafted and intricate plan to...

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Sports 01-05-2017

January 6, 2017
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CHS Roundup A busy week for  Chelsea tracksters Despite the holiday week, there was no vacation for members of the Chelsea High boys and girls indoor track teams, many of whom competed in various meets over the break. On Wednesday the Red Devil squad competed at the Boston Holiday Challenge.  The meet featured teams...

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Obituaries 01-05-2017

January 6, 2017
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John ‘Skip’ Wronski Polaroid retiree John V. “Skip” Wronski passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, November 26, at the William Child Hospice facility in Palm Bay Florida. He was 84 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was one of three children of the late William and Mary Wronski. John graduated...

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Toy Drive

January 4, 2017
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Toy Drive

Jeffrey Cruz and Michael Marino thanked the Chelsea Police including (L-R) Lt. Dan Delaney, Captain Dave Batchelor, and Sgt. Joe Bevere, for their toys and visit with Santa Claus.

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Cheers To You

January 4, 2017
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Cheers To You

The Chelsea Pop Warner cheerleading squad took fourth place in the nation at the National Championships at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida. Pictured above are coaches Johanna Rodas and Ana Hernandez, president Michele Lopez and cheerleaders Diana Hercules, Elida Flores, Emily Alvarez, Beba Diaz, Nadalyze Quintana, Chloe Monteiro, Alicia Smith, and...

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Students, Staff Excited to Begin Classes at New Clark Avenue Middle School

January 4, 2017
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Students, Staff Excited to Begin Classes at New Clark Avenue Middle School

By Seth Daniel The new year in January will bring a whole new way of learning at the Clark Avenue Middle School when students return on Jan. 4 to a brand new school – entering the new wing of the school while the second phase of the project continues to progress over the next...

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