Congratulations to Our Graduates

June 4, 2014
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Graduation season is upon us, the time of year in which communities all across America celebrate the accomplishments of our young adults who will be receiving their high school diplomas. Graduation is a bittersweet time, marking both an ending and a beginning. For the grads, they will realize that the past four years, which they began as adolescents, are now culminating as they reach...

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Maldonado Wins Medal at State Divisional Meet

June 4, 2014
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Chelsea High track and field star Ricky Maldonado competed at the Division 2 state meet at New Bedford Vocational Tech this past weekend and came home with a medal for his eighth place finish in the high jump, earning a point for Chelsea High. Ricky, who was named the Most Valuable Performer in the...

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Obituaries 06-05-2014

June 4, 2014
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Estelle Zielinski Chelsea Centenarian Estelle (Veligor) Zielinski, a longtime Chelsea resident, passed away at the Winchester Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on May 29 just two months after celebrating her 100th birthday. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Josephine Veligor. She attended Boston public schools. After high school, she...

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Chelsea Observes Memorial Day 2014

May 28, 2014
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Chelsea Observes Memorial Day 2014

The Chelsea Girl Scout Parade and Memorial Day Exercises were a fitting and well-attended tribute for the third year in a row as the local Girl Scouts have found a way to invigorate the time before the official exercises and increase local participation in the exercises. Pictured is World War II veteran Charlie Lanzillo, who...

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Mary Burke, a Unique Chelsea Veteran

May 28, 2014
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Mary Burke, a Unique Chelsea Veteran

At the top of the steps in Chelsea City Hall, one will find a series of portraits covering the wall just adjacent to the Council Chambers. They are the faces of soldiers from Chelsea during World War I that gave their lives “over there.” But amongst the heroic men placed on that wall, there...

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The Man Behind the Marquee: Bill Hanney Is Ready for NSMT’s 59th Season

May 28, 2014
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The Man Behind the Marquee: Bill Hanney Is Ready for NSMT’s 59th Season

Bill Hanney would never call himself a hero but to musical theater fans in this region, he’s the man. It was Bill Hanney who saved the venerable North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly from extinction. If not for the dynamic leadership and vision of Hanney, NSMT would likely be home to a major chain...

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Chelsea Firefighters Rescue DPW Worker Trapped in Bobcat

May 28, 2014
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Chelsea Firefighters Rescue DPW Worker Trapped in Bobcat

Firefighters rescued a DPW worker that became trapped in a piece of City construction equipment on Orange Street last Thursday, May 22, when the equipment compressed inward – crushing the man at the waist and causing him extreme pain. Around 10:46 a.m., Engine 2 and Tower 1 were dispatched to Orange Street for the...

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Chelsea Cub Scout Pack 109 News

May 28, 2014
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Chelsea Cub Scout Pack 109 News

Chelsea Cub Scout Pack 109 visited the Chelsea Fire Department’s Sagamore Fire House on Thursday May 6. Our thanks to Lt. Peters and his crew for such a warm welcome to the boys and for showing them what our brave firemen do on a daily basis.

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Retirement Board Decision on McLaughlin Gets Hearing

May 28, 2014
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Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) officials fully expect a reversal of the Chelsea Retirement Board’s decision from last month not to confiscate former CHA Director Michael McLaughlin’s personal pension contributions. “We’re very pleased that the state Board is going to look at the decision of the Chelsea Retirement Board,” said CHA Board Chair Tom Standish....

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Key McLaughlin Figure Gets Retirement Refund

May 28, 2014
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James McNichols could be considered by many to be former CHA Director Michael McLaughlin’s chief henchman in most of his schemes during the 10-year tenure, but McNichols turned on McLaughlin after the house of cards came tumbling down – eventually being the key witness last summer whose testimony ensured McLaughlin would get more time...

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A Common-sense Approach to Gun Control

May 28, 2014
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The gun control bill announced this week by House Speaker Robert DeLeo represents one of the most (indeed in our view, THE most) comprehensive efforts in our nation to bring about sensible gun control legislation that both improves public safety while also safeguarding the rights of law-abiding citizens to purchase guns as enunciated in...

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Maldonado Wins CAC Javelin Championship and Is Named CAC MVP

May 28, 2014
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The Chelsea High boys track and field team competed in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference Meet Saturday at Greater Lowell. The Red Devils finished in fourth place among the nine teams at the meet, finishing behind Greater Lowell, Whittier and Gr. Lawrence. “We had very close dual meets with Whittier and Gr. Lawrence and unfortunately...

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Obituaries 05-29-2014

May 28, 2014
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Helen Rose Mulkern N.E. Tel & Tel Retiree and Whidden Hospital volunteer Helen Rose Mulkern passed away Friday morning, May 23 at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea. She was 97 years old. Born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late John and Mary (White) Mulkern, Helen attended school in Chelsea and...

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CHS Arts Night

May 15, 2014
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CHS Arts Night

There’s a million ways to make music, and using basketballs as a percussion instrument might be one of the more unconventional ways. The CHS Percussive Grooves dance team rocked the auditorium last Tuesday night, May 6, at the annual CHS Arts Night Out using dozens and dozens of basketballs to make music by dribbling them, patting them...

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Judge Amy Nechtem Appointed Chief Justice of Mass. Juvenile Court

May 15, 2014
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Judge Amy Nechtem Appointed Chief Justice of Mass. Juvenile Court

Judge Amy L. Nechtem, who serves in the Essex County Juvenile Court in Lynn, has been appointed to a five-year term as Chief Justice of the Mass. Juvenile Court. Nechtem will succeed Chief Justice Michael F. Edgerton, whose term ends on July 30 when he reaches mandatory retirement. “I am pleased to announce the...

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Chelsea Clock Moves but Still Stays Home

May 15, 2014
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Chelsea Clock Moves but Still Stays Home

The Chelsea Clock company hasn’t moved from its storied headquarters on Everett Avenue for more than 100 years, but they’re about to do just that. The good news is they’re staying home. Chelsea Clock CEO JK Nicholas told the Record that Chelsea Clock would leave its long-time headquarters on Everett Avenue and move to...

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Officials Break Ground, Celebrate Completion of Last Projects in the Box District

May 15, 2014
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Officials Break Ground, Celebrate Completion of Last Projects in the Box District

City leaders, state leaders and officials from The Neighborhood Developers and Mitchell Properties celebrated one milestone on Wednesday morning with the completion of the Flats@44 and, at the same time, broke ground on another project that is just about to begin. Gov. Deval Patrick was the special guest attending the groundbreaking, which officially got...

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Chelsea Chase 5k Road Race

May 15, 2014
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Chelsea Chase 5k Road Race

Runners take off from the starting line during the Chelsea Chase 5K Road Race to benefit the Jordan Boys & Girls Club in Chelsea on Saturday, May 10. The race began and ended at Dockside Restaurant in the Mystic Mall.

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Johnny Depp Filming in Chelsea

May 15, 2014
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Movie crews have once again descended upon Chelsea to begin shooting scenes from ‘Black Mass,’ an upcoming movie about the early days of ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s activities in Boston and surrounding areas. Trucks arrived and signs were placed on Chestnut and Williams Streets this week, near Fernandez Liquors store. Likely, the crews are looking to...

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Congratulations, Judge Amy Nechtem

May 15, 2014
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We join with our community and the distinguished members of the legal profession in congratulating Judge Amy Nechtem of the Essex County Juvenile Court in Lynn on her appointment as the Chief Justice of the Juvenile Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We concur wholeheartedly with Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey who...

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Vega Spins No-hitter in 4-0 Win over Lynn Tech

May 15, 2014
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Chelsea High senior Carlos Vega placed an exclamation point onto the approaching end of his fine career with the Red Devil baseball program by pitching a no-hitter last Friday against Lynn Tech on his home field. Carlos was immense from start to finish, fanning 13 Tech batters and allowing only one Tech base-runner, that coming via...

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Obituaries 05-15-2014

May 15, 2014
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Mariellen Mulligan Chelsea Educator; Williams School Teacher of the Year 1993-1994; Nominated as Mass. Teacher of the Year 1999 Mariellen T. (McFayden) Mulligan grew up in Chelsea, later resided in Lynnfield and spent the past 10 years being cared for at Spaulding Hospital North Shore in Salem. The care she received there was exceptional...

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Annual Earth Day Clean up

May 8, 2014
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Annual Earth Day Clean up

Volunteer Edwin Barrientos took part in the clean up to do his part for the City, even if he was alone in the effort for a little while. He said he decided to come out and help after hearing City Manager Jay Ash talk about the importance of everyone lending a hand to make Chelsea better.

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Roca Holds 9th Annual Breakfast Fundraiser

May 8, 2014
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Roca Holds 9th Annual Breakfast Fundraiser

Bryan Stevenson, Activist and Director of Equal Justice Initiative delivers keynote, Kelord Kynard, Roca Springfield participant honored at Seaport Hotel Bryan Stevenson, national justice system reform leader, lawyer and professor, joined more than 300 state policymakers, criminal justice officials and business and civic leaders today to honor Roca’s 26 years of transforming the lives...

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