Sports 04-16-2015

April 21, 2015
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins end season Bruins fans were hopeful that the ominous footsteps they heard following the team’s five-game win streak were not the sounds of missing the playoffs. After all, the Bruins fans have been treated to the playoffs the entire seven seasons that Coach Claude Julien has held the...

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Obituaries 04-16-2015

April 21, 2015
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Obituaries 04-16-2015

Patricia Harrington Her family always came first Patricia A. Harrington passed away on April 11 at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH. She was 57 years old. Patricia was born and raised in Chelsea and was the beloved daughter of the late Paul and Irene (Rudolph) Harrington. She has resided in Derry, New Hampshire...

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Kid for A Cause:Kelly School Student Jane Rust Brings Awareness to Diabetes

April 16, 2015
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Kid for A Cause:Kelly School Student Jane Rust Brings Awareness to Diabetes

Kelly School second grader Jane Rust wanted to bring awareness to diabetes and raise funds for Joslin Diabetes Pediatrics while involving her classmates in the project. After receiving permission from Kelley principal, Dr. Timothy Howard, the 8-year-old started planning for a school project in which her classmates could wear blue instead of the traditional...

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Is It Time for a Chelsea Mayor? One Resident Wants to Vote on It

April 16, 2015
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Is It Time for a Chelsea Mayor? One Resident Wants to Vote on It

It was somewhere between struggling to find parking in front of her Highland Street home, getting fed up with what she believed to be growing crime, property tax increases and a less-than-welcoming desire at City Hall to help her, that Dimali Vidot decided that maybe it was time to bring back a mayor to...

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Where’s Carlos? School Committee to Begin Removal of Member

April 16, 2015
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School Committeeman Carlos Rodriguez has been missing from School Committee meetings since the beginning of the year, and formal and informal efforts to reach him have gone nowhere, school officials said. Now, they said they will begin the unprecedented process of having to remove a member of the School Committee for, basically, being absent...

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Success at One North Leads to Quick Jump on Phase 2

April 16, 2015
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As the developers of the One North of Boston on Heard Street put the finishing touches on their first phase of residential development last summer – some 230 apartments in a once-dilapidated corner of the city next to Rt. 1 – they sat around a table and contemplated what to do next. With a...

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Detours and Developments A Summer of Construction:Silver Line Begins Initial Work near Cottage Street,More Visible Work to Come First in a Series on Developments That Will Take Shape This Summer and Transform Areas of the City

April 16, 2015
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Detours and Developments A Summer of Construction:Silver Line Begins Initial Work near Cottage Street,More Visible Work to Come First in a Series on Developments That Will Take Shape This Summer and Transform Areas of the City

As the warmer weather sets upon the City, the construction season in Chelsea has a full slate before it and, like never before, the projects set to begin will change the city in ways that will stretch long into the future. None of those projects will impact the city more than the Silver Line...

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Fire Department Burns Through Overtime, Doubles Budget

April 16, 2015
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City Councillors and administration officials learned Tuesday night of the startling revelation that the Fire Department overtime budget was set to double. City Manager Ned Keefe and Acting Fire Chief Robert Houghton told a Council Committee on Conference that they would need $1.635 million in total for overtime this year, despite only having a...

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Stations of the Cross

April 9, 2015
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Stations of the Cross

The St. Rose Church and hundreds of parishioners marched down Broadway and through the streets of Chelsea on Good Friday, April 3, to commemorate that solemn day. Here, Thomas the Apostle, played by Pedro Del Toro, watches closely as the priest reads scripture inside St. Rose Church.

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And They’re Off!

April 9, 2015
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And They’re Off!

Josue Theosmy (center) takes off with his teammates during the 1-mile run at the sound of the starting gun. While spring sports have had a slow start, Chelsea’s track and field athletes were ready to go in a home meet on Tuesday at Chelsea High School – despite continued rainy and cold conditions.

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Kidnap Charge Follows Gunfire Outside Las Palmas Restaurant

April 9, 2015
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A Dorchester man was arraigned last week on charges he kidnapped a man at gunpoint after firing shots outside Las Palmas Restaurant on Central Avenue. Roberto Ortiz, 19, was arraigned Friday in Chelsea District Court on charges of armed kidnapping, armed assault with intent to murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of...

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Wynn Officials Digesting Information after Setback on State Environmental Document

April 9, 2015
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Wynn officials are taking a careful read this week of a set of new requirements issued late last Friday evening by state environmental regulators that calls for more work on traffic mitigation and a remedy for what was termed to be an “illegal” land sale on Lower Broadway (Everett) between the MBTA and Wynn...

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Vets Housing Opens at Old American Legion Building

April 9, 2015
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Vets Housing Opens at Old American Legion Building

When Michael Frada was living on the bricks, he never envisioned ever having granite countertops in his kitchen. That’s exactly what he has today, as the former Army veteran who ended up homeless has taken refuge and residence in Chelsea’s new North Bellingham Veterans Home, where he and eight other veterans have assisted housing...

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Why Have Our Power Prices Skyrocketed?

April 9, 2015
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While an overwhelming majority of the City Council, myself included, decided against Councilor Giovanni Recupero’s order requesting Acting City Manager Ned Keefe conduct a study to determine the viability of Chelsea constructing and operating its own power plant (for the litany of reasons described Monday night). However, the issue that compelled Councilor Recupero to...

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Destiny Is in the Bruins’ Hands

April 9, 2015
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The final week of the regular season is a wish made in heaven for the National Hockey League, as playoff spots are still within reach in both conferences. Currently in the Eastern Conference a mere three points separate the eighth spot and the fifth spot. In the Western Conference the race is just as...

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Obituaries 04-09-2015

April 9, 2015
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Lorraine Patricia ‘Chickie’ Visconti Stay-at-home wife, mother and home caretaker Lorraine Patricia “Chickie” (Nuzzo) Visconti of  Chelsea passed away April 4 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston surrounded by her loving family. She was 86 years old. Born in Boston and raised in the North End, she was the daughter of the late...

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Honoring Former City Manager Jay Ash

April 2, 2015
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Honoring Former City Manager Jay Ash

State Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash was honored for his outstanding leadership as city manager at the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner March 25 at Spinelli’s, Lynnfield. Among those joining the large crowd in the tribute to Ash were, from left, Dr. Deborah Wayne, Supt. of Schools Dr. Mary Bourque,...

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Coffee with a Cop

April 2, 2015
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Coffee with a Cop

Officer Joanne M O’Brien, Officer John Noftle and Officer Sammy Mojica outside Dunkin Donuts for the Coffee with a Cop meeting.

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City Manager Application Deadline Comes and Goes

April 2, 2015
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With little fanfare, the deadline for applications for the Chelsea City Manager position came and went on Tuesday night, March 31. Officials at the Collins Center weren’t immediately available to reveal how many applications had been received, and there is a question whether or not that is public information anyhow. The names of those...

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A Handshake She Won’t Soon Forget: Suncar Meets the President…again

April 2, 2015
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A Handshake She Won’t Soon Forget: Suncar Meets the President…again

In the lore of Browne Middle School 5th grader Toni-Chanelle Suncar’s family, there is a story about her great grandmother meeting the president of the Dominican Republic many years ago when she was a little girl. As it’s told, Suncar’s great grandmother got face to face with the president and he told her he...

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Latimer Society to Celebrate Locally, To Be Honored in Connecticut

April 2, 2015
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Latimer Society to Celebrate Locally, To Be Honored in Connecticut

The Lewis Latimer Society of Chelsea will be holding a local commemoration of National Engineers Month this coming week at the Chelsea Public Library, and then taking that show on the road to Connecticut, where an organization there will honor the Chelsea group for its work with kids and its groundbreaking research into the...

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Mazonson Invites CHS Classmates to Fiftieth Reunion on June 7 at Kowloon

April 2, 2015
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Mazonson Invites CHS Classmates to Fiftieth Reunion on June 7 at Kowloon

Marc Mazonson said that in the early 1960s students for the most part attended Shurtleff, Williams, or Carter schools through the ninth grade before moving on to Chelsea High School for their sophomore year. Mazonson is hoping to be in the company of as many of his former high school classmates as possible when...

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Police Briefs 04-02-2015

April 2, 2015
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03/25 Christina O’Conner, 38, 7 Lewis Mall, East Boston, was arrested on a felony warrant. Xavier Acevedo, 19, 49 Prescott Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, carrying dangerous weapon  or knife over 4×1 inches. Erick Vega, 22, 129 Heard St., Chelsea, was arrested for distribution of Class D...

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Letter to the Editor

April 2, 2015
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Thank you Congressman Capuano Dear Editor, We are fortunate to have Congressman Michael E. Capuano as our representative in Washington, D.C. We appreciate his leadership in many areas. For example, he took time to recognize Citizen Schools’ 20th year of service to the community in the US Congressional Record. With his support, Citizen Schools...

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