Remembering

June 4, 2016
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Remembering

U.S. Navyman Reichart bows his head during the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home Memorial Day Exercises at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

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Branch Manager:Longtime DPW Deputy Andy Desantis is Named Mass Tree Warden of the Year

June 4, 2016
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Branch Manager:Longtime DPW Deputy Andy Desantis is Named Mass Tree Warden of the Year

By Cary Shuman Every city and town in Massachusetts with a population of 10,000 or more residents is required to have a tree warden. So when Chelsea Tree Warden Andy DeSantis becomes the Massachusetts Tree Warden of the Year, it’s a major honor, one in which the city can take great pride. In fact,...

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Apollinaire Summer Shakespeare Intensive Announced for Youth

June 4, 2016
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Apollinaire Summer Shakespeare Intensive Announced for Youth

Apollinaire Theatre will be holding a Summer Shakespeare Intensive, June 27-July 31, for youth ages 11-18 as part of the new and expanded Chelsea Youth Theatre program. Participants will perform Hamlet in Spanish as part of our Apollinaire in the Park production running July 13-31 in PORT Park. Each summer Apollinaire Theatre Company produces a free outdoor show in both English...

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Art Walk will Emphasize New Cultural District in Chelsea Square Layout

June 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When the Chelsea Art Walk premieres this coming June 11 and 12, it will have a significant Chelsea Square feel to it. That’s because instead of buses ferrying folks all over the City, this year’s Art Walk will be the first to acknowledge the desire by the City to have a...

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Roca’s High-Risk Young Mothers Program Wins National Award

June 4, 2016
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The Roca, Inc. High-Risk Young Mothers Program is honored to be a recipient of the  Center for the Study of Social Policy’s inaugural  Accelerating Change Award. The award recognizes programs and initiatives that have demonstrated a commitment to reach diverse populations of young women and girls of color and create opportunities for their well...

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Police Briefs 06-02-2016

June 4, 2016
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INVESTIGATION INTO DEATH OF 4 MONTH OLD Chelsea Police detectives and State troopers assigned to the Suffolk DA’s office are investigating the death of a 4-month old boy discovered around noon on Monday, Police Chief Brian Kyes and District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. A family member found the child unresponsive in their Washington...

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Sports 06-02-2016

June 4, 2016
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CHS Roundup CHS softball team to host tourney game this Saturday The Chelsea High softball team, which completed a fine 12-4 season, will host a first round game of the Division 3 North Sectional of the MIAA state softball tournament Saturday. The Lady Red Devils, who are the eighth seed among the 24 teams...

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Obituaries 06-02-2016

June 4, 2016
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Claire Ells Dedicated her life to husband, family and home Claire L. Ells of Chelsea passed away on May 24 after a brief illness while convalescing for the past two months at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 86 years old. Born and raised in Revere, she was one of six children of...

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CHS Prom

May 27, 2016
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CHS Prom

Senior Fiorgenesis Canngieter, 18, attaches a boutonniere to her boyfriend Ryan Santos’ jacket in his backyard last Saturday evening, May 21, prior to the Chelsea High School Prom. The process of getting ready, getting dressed, taking pictures in the backyard and then hitting the big dance is a process that students don’t soon forget.

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An All-Time Great:Vito Maida Recalls His Days in Chelsea Football

May 27, 2016
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An All-Time Great:Vito Maida Recalls His Days in Chelsea Football

Cary Shuman Vito Maida has his rightful seat the table of the all-time greats in Chelsea High School sports history. Now 89 years old and living in Tewksbury with his wife, Lucy, Maida has nothing but positive memories of his days wearing the CHS football uniform. Maida attended the Mary C. Burke and the...

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All’s Well at S & L:Steven Powers Jr takes Over Ownership of Popular Mill Hill Sandwich Shop

May 27, 2016
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All’s Well at S & L:Steven Powers Jr takes Over Ownership of Popular Mill Hill Sandwich Shop

By Cary Shuman The name Powers has distinguished itself in so many aspects of Chelsea life over the past 50 years: in the Aldermanic Chambers at City Hall where Steven Powers Sr. served as a city official; on the baseball fields where he served as league president; and at the old Merritt Park where...

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Funding Gap:Schools Cut $1.7 Million from Budget to Prepare for ‘Low Income’ Shortfall

May 27, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The State Legislature has made efforts to fill the monumental education funding gap in Revere, Everett and Chelsea – as well as other Gateway Cities – but it has not been enough to save the schools from major cuts which are being announced this week. The Revere Public Schools have begun...

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Girl Scout Parade to Honor Gold Star Mother on Memorial Day

May 27, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The annual Girl Scout Parade will have Diana Ramirez – a Gold Star Mother – riding at the front of the line this year as she honors her son, the late Sgt. Nelson Rodriguez, as the 2016 Parade Marshal. The Parade, which starts at 8 a.m. at Welsh Funeral Home on...

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Council Passes Community Preservation Act

May 27, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In a unanimous vote on Monday night, the City Council passed the Community Preservation Act (CPA) measure, allowing the plan to proceed to the November ballot for a vote of the people of Chelsea. The vote was 10-0 with Councillor Giovanni Recupero absent. The matter has to be approved by the...

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Second Chelsea Police Officer Dies Within One Week

May 27, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Police Department (CPD) continued its bereavement this week as Officer Robert Longo died suddenly last Thursday, May 19, one day after the funeral that marked the tragic accidental death of Officer John Bruttaniti. Longo, 49, of Saugus, had been on the CPD since 1996 and was part of the...

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Police Briefs 05-26-2016

May 27, 2016
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Monday, 5/2 Vanessa Johnson, 25, 48-50 Clark Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Barbara Parrino, 26, 119 Atlantic Ave., Revere, was arrested for intimidation. Anastacio Rivera, 25, 116 Curwin Circle, Lynn, was arrested on a warrant, operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license, failure to wear seat belt. Nicole Skillin, 39, 39 Lynnway, Lynn,...

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Enjoy the Weekend — Safely

May 27, 2016
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We saw a statistic the other day that seemed baffling: The death toll on our nation’s roads and highways once again is on the rise. Last year, there were 38,000 highway fatalities in America. That’s about 100 Americans killed every day in motor vehicle-related crashes and accidents. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands...

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Let’s Remember the True Meaning of Memorial Day

May 27, 2016
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Memorial Day, our most solemn national holiday, will take place this weekend. It is symptomatic of our national culture that for most Americans, the true meaning of Memorial Day has long been lost amidst the excesses of our materialistic society. Since the 1960s, when Congress voted to make it part of a three-day weekend,...

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Sports 05-26-2016

May 27, 2016
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CHS Roundup Five RBI for Manny Ortiz in 12-2 win for CHS baseball Manny Ortiz went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, five RBI, and a run scored to lead the Chelsea High baseball team to a  12-2 victory over Cristo Rey/Notre Dame Tuesday evening on the local field. Tom Melanson also played a...

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Obituaries 05-26-2016

May 27, 2016
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Diane ‘Debbie’ Bednarek Devoted to caring for family and friends Diane M. “Debbie” Bednarek, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away Friday evening, May 20 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a sudden illness. She was 74 years old.  Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late Chester and Carolyn (Crock)...

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A Life of Kindness and Generosity:Community Honors Chelsea Police Officer John Bruttaniti

May 20, 2016
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A Life of Kindness and Generosity:Community Honors Chelsea Police Officer John Bruttaniti

By Cary Shuman The Chelsea community came together this week to remember heroic Chelsea Police officer John Bruttaniti, whose quick and decisive action saved the life of a young child who was choking in a June, 2015 incident in the city. Mr. Bruttaniti died May 12 from injuries sustained in an accident in Lynn....

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From Brooklyn to Cannes:One Chelsea Dude in An Apartment Makes a Show to be Unveiled in 2016

May 20, 2016
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From Brooklyn to Cannes:One Chelsea Dude in An Apartment Makes a Show to be Unveiled in 2016

You never know when things are going to start to get real. In 2014, 28-year-old Brooklyn filmmaker Ace Salisbury – who was born and raised in Chelsea – decided it was time to put aside all his shooting and editing gigs and finally make his passion project. “Life is short,” says Ace Salisbury, now...

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Prom Season,Has It Fallen Out of Fashion?

May 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As the Chelsea High School (CHS) senior prom approaches this Saturday, ticket sales are picking up, but by Wednesday were still a long way from the usual 150 to 200 tickets sold for the school’s annual grand affair, and one city councillor wonders if something can be done. “I get mixed...

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Art Walk 2016 Will Honor the Late Ann Crotty in Fitting Tribute

May 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It was through the Chelsea Record newspaper that Ann Crotty and artist Joe Greene met – a combination that would eventually produce the Chelsea Art Walk and Charcoll Arts Group. Crotty, who passed away last month, will bear the honorary name tagged onto this year’s 2016 Chelsea Art Walk, organizers said...

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