DPW Director Leaves Post Again, for State Job

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Joe Foti, former Department of Public Works (DPW) director, has left his position once again, this time for a top job at the state Department of Transportation (DOT). “We’re disappointed, but we are now in the process of looking for a new director,” said City Manager Tom Ambrosino. “Bert Taverna of...

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Chelsea Man,Spelling Bee Bandit Arrested for Multiple Bank Robberies

December 16, 2016
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A Chelsea man, dubbed the “Spelling Bee Bandit,” was arrested and charged Tuesday in connection with four bank robberies in the Greater Boston area. Jason S. Englen, 34, was charged with the robberies of: TD Bank in Arlington on Oct. 31, 2016; TD Bank in Reading on Nov. 5, 2016; Salem Five in Burlington...

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Police Briefs 12-15-2016

December 16, 2016
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Monday, 12/5 Rosa Gudiel, 47, 45 Addison St., Chelsea, was arrested for red light violation, warrant and operating motor vehicle with a suspended/revoked license. Elvis Justiniano, 22, 58 Carroll St., Chelsea, was arrested for possessing Class D drug. Tuesday, 12/6 Jose Tejada, 59, Homeless, Chelsea, was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public....

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Chelsea Schools are Embracing Creative Ways to Keep Students Healthy

December 16, 2016
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By Jennifer Kelly, Healthy Chelsea In an op-ed on December 2, Kenneth Thorpe discussed how schools have a unique opportunity to address the obesity crisis. Healthy Chelsea, a community health coalition, and Chelsea Public Schools could not agree more. Together, we have been working toward this goal for more than five years, and seeing...

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Letter to the Editor

December 16, 2016
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Once again a huge success St. Agrippina’s membership held its 22nd annual Christmas Program for North End children on Sunday December 11th. The program once again, was a huge success!  Santa Claus arrived at St. Agrippina’s Chapel with plenty of toys for all the good boys and girls.  There were many families anxiously waiting...

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A System That Needs To be Addressed

December 16, 2016
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That was certainly an eye-opening story in the Boston Globe last week about raising the minimum wage to $15 and the effect it will have on Mass. residents and small businesses. The most startling quote to us was from a single parent who said she would be better off making $18 an hour than...

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The Most Wonderful Time of Year

December 16, 2016
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As Andy Williams once crooned, “This is the most wonderful time of the year,” and the festiveness of the Christmas season is something to enjoy every December. The wonderful holiday light displays that adorn homes are a sight to behold. The annual visit by Santa, accompanied by the Winthrop Fire Department, on Christmas Eve...

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Sports 12-15-2016

December 16, 2016
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CHS Roundup CHS boys basketball wins season-opener The Chelsea High boys basketball team gave their new head coach, Judah Jackson, an early Christmas present, gift-wrapping a 55-41 victory at Minuteman Regional  Tuesday evening in their season-opener. After trailing 20-18 at the intermission, the Red Devils came out on fire to start the second half....

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Obituaries 12-15-2016

December 16, 2016
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James Cunniff Customer service retiree, always a happy and friendly James M. Cunniff of Chelsea died suddenly and unexpectedly at home on Wednesday morning,  December 7 at the age of 62. Always a happy and friendly person, for over 30 years, until his retirement, he worked in customer service, first at Bradlee’s and after...

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Chelsea Fire Dept Toy Drive

December 9, 2016
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Chelsea Fire Dept Toy Drive

The Chelsea Fire Department is in the midst of its annual toy drive to help less fortunate families in the area during this holiday season. “After doing some research we found that 400 to 800 children in the city of Chelsea are provided Christmas gifts through the Toys for Tots program each year,” said...

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CHS Class of 1976 Holds Reunion

December 9, 2016
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CHS Class of 1976 Holds Reunion

Diane Frangiamone Butera, one of the most outstanding reunion committee chairpersons of all time, and Sharon Faletra LaRosa, a diligent reunion committee member, are pictured at the Chelsea High School Class of 1976 40th Reunion at Teresa’s in North Reading.

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Chelsea Tree Lighting

December 9, 2016
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Chelsea Tree Lighting

With Santa Claus and Sen. Sal DiDomenico’s help, the City’s Christmas tree lights were turned on Tuesday evening in Chelsea Square, as scores of residents turned out to celebrate the season, drink hot chocolate and listen to music sung by a choir – the Chelsea Community Choir.

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Chelsea Fire, Surrounding Cities in the Thick of Cambridge Blaze

December 9, 2016
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Chelsea Fire, Surrounding Cities in the Thick of Cambridge Blaze

By Seth Daniel When the beginnings of a 10-alarm fire erupted quite suddenly in East Cambridge on Saturday afternoon, firefighters in Everett, Revere and Chelsea knew that their services would likely be needed sooner rather than later. Chelsea Fire responded about the same time as Everett, taking its specialized Tower 1 and Engine 2....

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Chelsea Council,Police Look to Reduce Default Speed Limit

December 9, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It appears 30 is just too fast. City Councillors, led by Councillor Judith Garcia’s committee, and Police Chief Brian Kyes are looking to push the default speed limit on Chelsea streets down from 30 mph to 25 mph. Though it is a slight difference, the density of the city would make...

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Collaborative to Sponsor ‘Las Posadas’ Event Through Streets of Chelsea

December 9, 2016
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Tipping their hat to the beloved Latin American tradition of ‘Las Pasadas,’ the Chelsea Collaborative will sponsor an event on Dec. 20 from 4-7 p.m. where participants will march and sing through the streets in solidarity with all immigrants and refugees. Las Pasadas is a tradition that recreates the Biblical story of Mary and...

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Police Find Hit-and-Run Driver in Houston, Killed Chelsea Man

December 9, 2016
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Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced on Dec. 2 that the man wanted in connection with the June 4 hit-and-run death of 25-year-old Marco Salguero-Cruz has been apprehended as a result of an exhaustive investigation and the public’s help. Jose Daniel Arevalo, 34, of Everett, was...

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Residents Begin Dreaming of New Housing with Corcoran

December 9, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As adults talked and listened to the potentially big plans for redevelopment of the Innes Housing Development on Central Avenue, off in the corner little children were also dreaming. Coloring beautiful new homes with rainbows and swimming pools, the children were as excited as the adults – who had gathered at...

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News Briefs

December 9, 2016
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YOUTH CHORUS CHRISTMAS CONCERT The Chelsea Youth Chorus will hold a concert on Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 258 Chestnut St. The chorus will hold the concert to benefit the Salvation Army’s Toy Drive. Entry is free with a new, unwrapped toy. CLARK AVENUE EVENTS The Clark Avenue Middle School...

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Police Briefs 12-08-2016

December 9, 2016
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Monday, 11/21 Bryan Hernandez, 24, 30 School St., Gloucester, was arrested for destruction of property +$250, malicious and assault and battery. Gabriel Medina, 35, 72 Spencer Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Tuesday, 11/22 Carlos Rivas, 23, 110 Orange St., Chelsea, was arrested for trespassing. Elisa Marshall-Duran, 18, 466 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested...

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Remember Pearl Harbor

December 9, 2016
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On December 7, 1941 Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on sneak attack early on Sunday morning causing destruction and loss of life, nearly 3,000 casualties. We are mourning on this day of December 7, the 75 year anniversary of Pearl Harbor. We had a lot of veterans visiting Pearl Harbor for memorial every year, especially...

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Trump and the Vote

December 9, 2016
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We love how many of the national commentators and pundits always point out that while Donald Trump won the presidency, he didn’t get the popular vote. Well, it’s clear Donald Trump’s strategy was to reach the 270 electoral votes he needed to become the President of the United States. And that’s what he did,...

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Sports 12-08-2016

December 9, 2016
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins looking to keep pace Last night (Wednesday) as the Record went to press, the Bruins were taking on the Washington Capitals, a team they were tied with in points (31), and seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings. Boston was also looking to extend their three-game win streak....

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Obituaries 12-08-2016

December 9, 2016
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Margaret E. Selvage Longtime resident of the Mill Hill Section of Chelsea Margaret Selvage of Chelsea passed away on December 2 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital after a decline in health and short illness. She was 76 years old. Born and raised in East Boston, she was one of four children of the late Thomas and...

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CHS Class of 1976 Holds Reunion

December 2, 2016
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CHS Class of 1976 Holds Reunion

The Chelsea High School Class of 1976 held its 40th Reunion on Nov. 26 at Teresa’s in North Reading. Pictured at the reunion are, Jan Rubin, Bill Jarosz, Denise Karlin, and Nancy Miller Lord. More photos from the reunion will appear in next week’s edition.

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