Activists Seek Added Legislation Against Ethanol Trains

May 8, 2014
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Even though Global Petroleum’s pulled the plug on its Ethanol train plan last summer, environmental activists in Chelsea and surrounding communities asked for another layer of protection from state legislators. The Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) urged the House to pass a budget amendment that requires, a lengthy moratorium preventing the Department of Environmental...

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Thank You, Minerva Cruz, from the Chelsea Softball League

May 8, 2014
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The Chelsea Softball League held its Opening Day ceremonies Sunday morning at the Chelsea High School softball field. The 12-team league, which plays its games on Sundays, is under the capable direction of Minerva Cruz, who Chelsea sports fans will remember well as the outstanding athlete and volleyball player (Minerva still plays in an...

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CHS Boys Track Wins Two, Now 4-1

May 8, 2014
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A track meet doesn’t get much more exciting than when the final outcome comes down to the last race, the 4 x 400 relay. Such was the case for the  Chelsea High boys track team in its meet last Friday with Whittier Tech when the Red Devils held a slim 67-64 lead over Whittier...

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Obituaries 05-08-2014

May 8, 2014
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Henry Lea Community Advocate: Active in N.A.B. Crime Watch Henry J. Lea, a lifelong Chelsea resident and community advocate, passed away on May 5 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was 87 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the son of the late Gioacchino Sebastiano “John” and Aida (DeFelice) Leah,...

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Fire at Suffolk Downs

April 30, 2014
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Fire at Suffolk Downs

A three-alarm fire broke out Tuesday evening in the barn area at Suffolk Downs racetrack in Revere. Fire crews from all over the area rushed to the scene to put out the red-hot, smoke-belching blaze. Flames were readily apparent and smoke could be seen towering from the area for miles. Chelsea Engine 3 and Ladder 2...

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Fire Department Completes Rapid Intervention Training

April 30, 2014
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Fire Department Completes Rapid Intervention Training

Who rescues firefighters when they are in trouble? Firefighters often put themselves in harm’s way. Today building fires are very different from years ago. New building construction methods use more synthetic materials that burn hotter and new lightweight construction materials commonly fail, collapsing much quickly than traditional building materials. New protective gear worn by...

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Forum Provides Details for Potential Casino Vendors in Chelsea

April 30, 2014
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Forum Provides Details for Potential Casino Vendors in Chelsea

Jonathan Marks has been doing business with Mohegan Sun casino for more than a decade. His family’s grocery wholesale company, Paul W. Marks Company of Chelsea, has in fact expanded their business based upon the guaranteed buying habits of the Connecticut casino, he said. It’s a partnership he told several Chelsea business people and...

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Retirement Board Says No to Restitution in McLaughlin Case

April 30, 2014
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The Chelsea Retirement Board issued part of a long-awaited decision on the pension proceeds from former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Michael McLaughlin – and the conclusion was that the CHA was not entitled to restitution from McLaughlin’s pension contributions. The move immediately angered those from the CHA and some tenant leaders, but Retirement...

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Chelsea, Wynn to Go to Arbitration

April 30, 2014
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Chelsea is less than a mile from both casino proposals – 0.7 miles to be exact – but while the Mohegan Sun project in Revere has recognized the impacts Chelsea will have, the Wynn project in Everett has had no such understanding of the situation On Tuesday evening, both Chelsea and Wynn filed for...

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Councillors Call for More Police Presence in Their Areas

April 30, 2014
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Three city councillors in some of the more crime-prone neighborhoods of Chelsea have banded together this week to call for better communication and more police presence in their neighborhoods – the alliance forming on the heels of at least two brazen shooting incidents in their districts over the past two weeks. District 4 Councillor...

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Thank You, Chelsea Hunger Network

April 30, 2014
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The Third Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser held April 24 at the Williams School was a big success. So many individuals played a key role in the organizing and planning of this event. Those organizations  – all part of the Chelsea Hunger Network, led by Ron Fishman – include Chelsea Community Connections, Mass. General Hospital,...

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CHS Baseball Team Tops Minuteman, 5-4

April 30, 2014
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The Chelsea High baseball team parlayed a complete game effort from pitcher Carlos Vega and timely hitting throughout the lineup to earn a 5-4 victory over Minuteman Regional last week. Vega turned in a superb performance on the mound. Carlos allowed just two earned runs and struck out 13 enemy batters over the seven-inning route. Chelsea grabbed a 1-0 lead in the bottom...

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Obituaries 05-01-2014

April 30, 2014
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Margaret Crowley Longtime Filenes Employee Margaret M. (Mastrangelo) Crowley of Revere died on April 24. A longtime employee of Filene’s, she was the beloved wife of the late Peter C.; loving daughter of the late Angelo and Antoinetta (Steriti) Mastrangelo; dear sister of the late Dr. Angelo Mastrangelo Jr., Louise Santoro, Rocco Mastrangelo, Ella...

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Chelsea Officials Hold Student Government Day

April 28, 2014
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Chelsea Officials Hold Student Government Day

Students from Chelsea High School Interact Club joined several City and School officials last Wednesday for the annual Student Government Day on April 16.

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Dwyer Continues to Help Others and Make a Difference

April 28, 2014
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Dwyer Continues to Help Others and Make a Difference

Chelsea resident J. Barry Dwyer has taken on another important role to make a difference in the community. “Barry,” former Chelsea High School Cross Country Track and Field Coach and former Chelsea School Committee member has joined Caregiver Homes as a Community Ambassador. As a native and lifelong resident of Chelsea, Dwyer understands how...

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CFD Completes Special Training

April 28, 2014
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CFD Completes Special Training

The Fire Department recently completed Confined Space Rescue Training, completing another recommendation made by last year’s somewhat controversial Matrix Report to the City Council. A “confined space” is a term used by the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to define an area, which is enclosed with limited access such as a storage...

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Three Charged in Shooting in Cary Sq. Area

April 28, 2014
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Three defendants – one from Michigan – have been charged for their roles in a non-fatal shooting at the corner of Broadway and Cary Avenue last Wednesday, April 16. It was one incident in what has been a very busy week for police. Suffolk prosecutors arraigned two men and a woman in Chelsea District...

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Another Accomplice Charged in Murder of Elder Morales Last Year

April 28, 2014
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An alleged accessory to the 2013 murder of Elder Morales in Chelsea was held on high bail following his indictment last Thursday in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court. Armando Lopez, 29, was arraigned yesterday in Suffolk Superior Court as an accessory after the fact to Morales’ March 5, 2013, homicide. Lopez is also charged with...

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Chelsea Man Indicted in Alleged Arson on Washington Ave.

April 28, 2014
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A 20-year-old Chelsea man has been charged with setting a fire last year that injured two firefighters and left 18 without a home – all over an alleged conflict with a resident of the building. The indictment announcement came on Friday from Chelsea Fire Chief Robert Better Jr., State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan,...

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Let’s Support Chelsea Community Connections

April 28, 2014
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We hope that the Chelsea community will come and support the Chelsea Community Connection Coailiton’s 3rd Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser today at 5 p.m. at the Williams School. This event has become one of the city’s most popular fundraisers as volunteers have spent their time hand painting soup bowls that will be on display...

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Guest Op-ed: Rising Rates and Sea Levels

April 28, 2014
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Bay State ocean waters and insurance rates are rising. Just ask those holding 25,000 federally subsidized coastal flood insurance policies in Massachusetts. These contracts insulate people from the full risks of living on the shore—risks that private insurance companies have long refused to take, making taxpayers assume the burden. Today, due to bigger and...

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Chelsea Officials Hold Student Government Day

April 28, 2014
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On April 16, the Interact Club of Chelsea High School participated at Student Government Day at City Hall. City Manager Jay Ash explained city government to the students, who then spent about 90 minutes learning about specific departments at City Hall and the School Department. The students then had a lunch sponsored by the...

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CHS Roundup

April 28, 2014
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CHS girls track wins two CAC meets The Chelsea High girls track team opened its Commonwealth Athletic Conference season with a pair of hard-fought victories over Mystic Valley and Greater Lowell Tech. In a 71-65 triumph over Mystic Valley, the Lady Red Devils swept the 400 meter dash, the discus, and the long jump...

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Obituaries 04-24-2014

April 28, 2014
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Dorothy Sylvia Blair Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea Dorothy Sylvia (Aronson) Blair of Bradenton, Florida, formerly of Chelsea, died on April 16. She was 94 years old. She was the beloved wife for 62 years of the late Max Blair and was predeceased by her parents, Ida and Samuel Aronson and mother-in-law, Jennie Gelman...

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