Retired Horses from Suffolk Downs Give Inmates a New Skill and Career

September 20, 2014
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An innovative program that uses retired horses from Suffolk Downs to develop career and transition skills for inmates at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility has received a major gift from three local charitable foundations. The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF), which launched the Second Chances program at Plymouth County Sheriff’s Farm in 2009 with the...

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Obituaries 09-18-2014

September 20, 2014
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Maureen Rita Coveney Active in church ministries Maureen Rita (Hosty) Coveney passed away at home Wednesday afternoon, September 10 surrounded by her loving family. She was 71 years old. A lifelong resident of Everett, the daughter of the late Paul T. and Alice M. (Doyle) Hosty, Maureen was a 1957 graduate of the Our...

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Walnut Street Synagogue Announces Schedule for High Holidays

September 11, 2014
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Please join Rabbi Mosher Liberow and the congregation at the Walnut Street Synagogue, 154 Walnut St., Chelsea, for the High Holidays’ services. No reservation is necessary. Following is the schedule: Weds., Sept 24 Candle Lighting at 6:21 p.m. Evening Service at 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 25 Morning Service at 9 a.m. Rabbi Sermon followed...

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Police briefs 09-11-2014

September 11, 2014
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SCHOOL IS GETTING EXPENSIVE The Chelsea City Council got an update on the Clark Avenue School project Monday night at its Council meeting, and the costs to the City aren’t getting any smaller. While the City does get a large portion of the costs funded through the state’s School Building Authority (MSBA), the portion...

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Please Support Taste of Chelsea On Monday Sept 15

September 11, 2014
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We hope that Chelsea residents will support the Taste of Chelsea event, which is HarborCov’s signature fundraiser of the year. The event is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m., at 99 Marginal St. in Chelsea. The event is co-hosted by the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, who has helped raise funds...

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Heart Healthy Workshop Set for September 17

September 11, 2014
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and Boston Medical Center are pleased to present “Keeping Your Heart Healthy as You Get Older,”  a free workshop for all community members.  The session will be held on Wednesday, September 17th from noon to 1:15pm on the 4th floor of the Health Center’s 20 Maverick Square Building. ...

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Herald Backs Mohegan, Globe Endorses Wynn Project

September 11, 2014
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Just a few weeks after the Boston Herald endorsed the Mohegan Sun project, the Boston Globe surprised everyone with a comprehensive endorsement of the Wynn casino project in its edition on Sunday, Sept. 9. “…a rival plan in Everett looks much more in keeping with the law’s intent,” read the editorial. “If commissioners are...

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Obituaries 09-11-2014

September 11, 2014
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David Terenzi 30 Year General Electric Employee David Terenzi of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died September 2. David graduated from East Boston High School in 1974 and then enlisted in the United States Air Force. After an honorable discharge, David attended East Coast Aero Tech then went on to work at General Electric...

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Chelsea Police Looking Into Brazen Daylight Stabbing Of 14-year-old

September 11, 2014
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Chelsea Police are following several leads and interviewing witnesses regarding a brazen and brutal stabbing on Blossom Street Monday afternoon by multiple attackers. Capt. Keith Houghton said the 14-year-old is a student at Chelsea High School (CHS), but was not at school on the day of the attack. Supt. Mary Bourque confirmed that the...

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Rep.Ryan Cruises To Victory Over Avellaneda

September 11, 2014
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Back in March, State Rep. Dan Ryan easily toppled the competition during a special election for the  Second Suffolk District State Representative seat and Tuesday night was no different for the Charlestown native and incumbent. Though Avellaneda bested Ryan in Chelsea by several hundred votes, Ryan’s strong showing and the larger voting block in...

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Ascher Appointed Honorary Chair Of ‘Walk for Living’

September 11, 2014
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In a time when school and community face challenges in connecting, Chelsea High School (CHS) and the Chelsea Jewish Foundation have had no problems in bridging the gap and creating a strong partnership. This month, Sept. 28, the Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCL) on Admiral’s Hill will host it’s annual ALS & MS...

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Councillor Hatleberg Will Not Seek Re-Election

September 11, 2014
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Long-time Councillor at-Large Brian Hatleberg reported this week that he will not seek another term on the Council next year. Citing family obligations, Hatleberg said he was just being pulled in too many directions and had to make a decision to give something up. “I’m tapped out and I am not going to be...

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Will It Be Revere or Everett?

September 11, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) and major players from both the Everett and Revere casino bids packed into the South Boston Convention Center on Monday morning to begin what many have been waiting years to find out – who will get the Greater Boston casino license. Those who are wishing to get that question...

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Primary Showdown

September 4, 2014
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On Tuesday, Sept. 9 incumbent State Representative Dan Ryan, of Charlestown will square off against challenger Roy Avellaneda, of Chelsea, for the Second Suffolk House District, which covers Charlestown and Chelsea. This week the Independent Newspaper Group submitted a   questionaire  to both candidates on some of the major issues facing the neighborhood. Here...

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September 9:Primary Primer

September 4, 2014
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With all of the candidates running for so many offices in the upcoming Primary Election next Tuesday, Sept. 9, things have gotten more than a little confusing for voters – especially on the Democratic side. Below is a listing of the races and those running. Democrat: •U.S. Senator (unopposed) Ed Markey, Malden •Governor Don...

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Correction:UFCW Miscommunicated on Solidarity Fund

September 4, 2014
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In a front page story in last week’s Chelsea Record, it was stated that the Chelsea Collaborative and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) had banded together to create a solidarity fund that would be distributed to out-of-work Market Basket employees. That, however, was not the case and it appears that the...

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Get Out And Vote

September 4, 2014
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We remember the old-fashioned elections in Chelsea’s past when legendary public officials like our own esteemed former publisher Andrew Quigley Sr., Hugh McLaughlin, Al Voke, Richard Voke, John Slater, John Donovan, Robert Donovan, and other notables brought tremendous turnouts to the polls on Election Day. There is a huge election this Tuesday, Sept. 9...

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Truck Crash Revere Brown Circle

September 4, 2014
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At approximately 11:30 a.m. today a tractor-trailer dump truck hauling sand to the Winthrop Beach revitalization project rolled over at Brown Circle rotary in Revere, spilling its load across the roadway.  Revere Police have primary jurisdiction of the rotary and conducted the main crash investigation. The Massachusetts State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section (our...

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Avellaneda Picks Up Herald Endorsement for Sept. 9

September 4, 2014
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State Rep. Candidate Roy Avellaneda, running for the 2nd Suffolk seat, announced his primary endorsement from the Boston Herald this week. Avellaneda won a surprise endorsement from the Herald in the Special Election last winter, and his candidacy won the endorsement once again this week. “In the 2nd Suffolk district, the Herald is pleased...

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Obituaries 09-04-2014

September 4, 2014
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Elena Zullo Late Proprietor of Park Cleaners, Chelsea Elena J. (Cianfrocca) Zullo of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston, died on September 1 surrounded by her family. The late proprietor of Park Cleaners, Chelsea, she was the beloved wife of Mario Zullo; loving mother of Judith Festa and her husband, William “Chuck” and Diane Zullo,...

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Five-Alarm Fire Tests Might of Chelsea, Surrounding Fire Departments

September 4, 2014
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Firefighters were still recovering from Sunday’s brutal, 5-Alarm fire on Arlington Street Monday morning when a surprise came knocking. Often feeling like the forgotten service in Chelsea, firefighters were surprised to find residents from the affected neighborhood bringing home cooked meals and thank-yous to the crews that had worked so hard to prevent a...

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MGC Adopts Flexible Licensing Award Process

September 4, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is getting set to begin the evaluations of both Region A casino applications next Monday in a complex, but deliberate, process that is likely to last one week or, perhaps, more. Like the previous slot license award, there will be no simple up and down vote about who to...

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Back to the Basket

September 4, 2014
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For the past six weeks or more, I’ve had no coffee in the house. For years, I’ve relied on swinging by the Chelsea Market Basket after work to grab a bag or two of the store brand coffee beans. I’ve never run out, but during the Market Basket saga of this summer, the cupboard...

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Engine 3 to the Maternity Ward…Again

September 4, 2014
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Delivering babies is usually reserved for people in white coats and surgical masks, but increasingly in Chelsea bringing bouncing babies into the world has rested on folks in fire engines and fire hats. Fire crews have delivered no fewer than three babies in the past year. Engine 3 was dispatched on Monday to 2...

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