City Hosts Final Community Workshop on Re-Imagining Broadway

March 2, 2018
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A major decision will be laid out for residents to discuss one last time in two weeks, that being whether the Broadway business district should be one-way or two-way. The City of Chelsea will be holding its fourth and final community workshop on the Re-imagining Broadway project on Wednesday, March 14 from 6-8 p.m....

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Peabody Properties’ Service Manager Dusanka Caus Recipient of NEAHMA Annual Industry Award

March 2, 2018
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Full-service real estate and property management firm Peabody Properties (http://www.peabodyproperties.com) is proud to announce that Dusanka Caus of Chelsea, Massachusetts, has been recognized for excellence by the New England Affordable Housing Management Association (NEAHMA). Caus, Peabody Properties’ Service Manager, was awarded Maintenance Professional of the Year at the recent NEAHMA Annual Industry Awards reception,...

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News Briefs

March 2, 2018
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CPL RELEASES WINTER LIBRARY PROGRAMS The Chelsea Public Library released its winter program schedule this week, with events starting today. Thursday, March 1, Lego Club, 6 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 1 p.m., Wingmasters Bird Show. Thursday, March 15, 6 p.m. Diversity in Action: Chelsea Family Book Club. The Club will read a book together...

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Village Talks Resume on March 2 at Boys & Girls Club

March 2, 2018
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When Shaquor Sandiford was growing up in Chelsea, there were many times he said he would have liked a mentor’s voice or be pointed in the right direction, but those things didn’t exist in Chelsea. In a lot of ways, they still don’t, he said. But that’s something he’s hoping to change with his...

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Police Briefs 03-01-2018

March 2, 2018
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POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING Chelsea Police Detectives are investigating a shooting that happened Friday afternoon, Feb. 23, in the vicinity of Clyde and Exeter Streets. The victim, a 23-year old male from Malden, was shot in the leg and is expected to recover from his injuries. Detectives believe it was not a random attack based on preliminary...

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Proposed HHS Rule Would Save Seniors Money

March 2, 2018
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just proposed a rule that could dramatically lower seniors’ out-of-pocket drug spending. Lobbyists for the nation’s largest “pharmacy benefits managers” are sure to fight the proposal tooth and nail. These PBMs, which effectively set drug prices for the entire country, want to continue overcharging the 42...

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Sports 03-01-2018

March 2, 2018
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CHS basketball team ousted by Waltham in State Tournament By Cary Shuman The Chelsea High School boys basketball team fell way behind in the first quarter and though it played considerably better basketball over the next three quarters, Waltham left the Saul Nechtem Gymnasium with a 60-45 victory in a Division 1 North opening...

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Obituaries 03-01-2018

March 2, 2018
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Ernest V. “Ernie” Corea Member of the Chelsea Knights of Columbus and Painters and Allied Trades Union Local 35.  Ernest V. Corea entered into eternal rest on Wednesday morning, Feb. 21 at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea.  He was 98 years old. A lifelong resident of Chelsea, the son of the late Frank...

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Chelsea’s College Basketball Star:Drexel’s Sammy Mojica Excels in His Last Game in Boston

February 23, 2018
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Chelsea’s College Basketball Star:Drexel’s Sammy Mojica Excels in His Last Game in Boston

The Chelsea police officers were there to Sammy Mojica Jr. The Chelsea High and Brimmer and May basketball players were there to see their former teammate, Sammy Mojica Jr. And Sammy Mojica Jr., son of CPD Officer Sammy Mojica Sr. and Awilda Morales, put on a very good show, scoring 13 points and playing...

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Chelsea Named as Finalist in Bloomberg 2018 $5M Mayors Challenge

February 23, 2018
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Chelsea is one of 35 Champion Cities selected this week as finalists in the 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge, a nationwide competition that encourages city leaders to uncover bold, inventive ideas that confront the toughest problems cities face. These 35 urban innovations rose to the top of a competitive pool of more than 320 applications....

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Ruiz Camp Ready to Move Forward with Positivity, Awaiting RFP

February 23, 2018
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Two weeks after a controversial meeting that was only supposed to be an introduction, members of John Ruiz’s team said they want to be positive  and move forward with everyone – despite any conflicts that arose after the meeting on Feb. 6. “We want to keep it all positive,” said Mark Giblin, Ruiz’s business...

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Congressman Capuano Urges FAA to Shift Flight Paths Over the Water at Logan

February 23, 2018
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Last week U.S. Congressman wrote a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urging them to take the same action at Logan International Airport in East Boston as the agency took recently in California. Earlier this year the FAA reached an agreement with two California cities–Laguna Beach and Newport Beach–about flight paths that commercial...

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DA Dan Conley Announces He Won’t Run for Re-Election

February 23, 2018
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On what was his 16th anniversary in the office of District Attorney, Dan Conley surprised many by announcing he would not run for the office again. Simply put, the former prosecutor turned City Councilor turned DA, said he believed it was time to let others have a chance to run the county-wide office –...

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Guest Conductor Will Make History at NSPO’s Winter Concert

February 23, 2018
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For the second time in its 70-year history, the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra (NSPO) will follow the direction of a female conductor when Marshunda Smith guest conducts the Orchestra’s Winter Concert on Sunday, Feb. 25, at Swampscott High School. Smith, a long-time cellist with the NSPO, will ascend the conductor’s podium as Music Director...

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Experience the Wonders of LUZIA! Cirque du Soleil’s Astounding Production Opens June 27 at Suffolk Downs

February 23, 2018
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Cirque du Soleil is coming to Boston with its delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. From June 27 – July 29, 2018, audiences are invited to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top at Suffolk Downs to escape to an imaginary Mexico – a sumptuous world suspended between dreams and reality. In...

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Meridian Bancorp, Inc Announces New Board Appointments

February 23, 2018
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Richard J. Gavegnano, President, CEO and Chairman of Meridian Bancorp, Inc. and East Boston Savings Bank (EBSB) announces the elections of Carl LaGreca to Lead Director and Peter Scolaro to the Board of Directors for both Meridian Bancorp, Inc. and East Boston Savings Bank. Mr. LaGreca’s succeeds Richard F. Fernandez, who served as Lead...

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News Briefs

February 23, 2018
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CPL RELEASES WINTER LIBRARY PROGRAMS The Chelsea Public Library released its winter program schedule this week, with events starting today. Thursday, March 1, Lego Club, 6 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 1 p.m., Wingmasters Bird Show. Thursday, March 15, 6 p.m. Diversity in Action: Chelsea Family Book Club. The Club will read a book together...

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Police Briefs 02-22-2018

February 23, 2018
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BREAKING AND ENTERING On Feb. 13, at 6:40 p.m., officers observed three parties walking in the vicinity of Blossom Street at Eden Street walking back and forth from Washington Avenue to Eden Street. Officers saw the three parties walking near parked cars and looking into them as they walked by. Officers proceeded to drive...

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Letter to the Editor

February 23, 2018
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GreenRoots expresses concerns about Chelsea Viaduct project Dear Editor, (The following letter was submitted to the MassDOT regarding concerns by Chelsea GreenRoots over the coming Chelsea Viaduct project on Route 1) We offer our sincerest gratitude to you and your team for attending last week’s GreenRoots meeting with concerned residents, stakeholders and elected officials;...

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Sports 02-22-2018

February 23, 2018
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins add wins and personnel The Bruins are working their way through the final days of February, with three games remaining to be played this month, versus Toronto, Buffalo and Carolina. Boston flew directly to Toronto following their comeback 3-2 win Tuesday night, over the still struggling Edmonton Oilers...

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Obituaries 02-22-2018

February 23, 2018
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Gloria Amorello Member of the former Women of Chelsea Moose Gloria M. (Arsenault) Amorello passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the Chelsea Center for Skilled Nursing and Rehab where she had been receiving supportive care for the past few years. She was 87 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a...

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2018 Black History Month

February 16, 2018
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2018 Black History Month

The Chelsea Black Community’s 2018 Black History Month Celebration continued Tuesday with an art exhibit opening at the City Hall Gallery. Pictured are some of the guests at the event, from left, Councillor-at-Large Calvin Brown, Beverly Martin-Ross, Sharon Caulfield, Councillor Luis Tejada, Yahiya Noor and son, Khasim Noor, Henry Wilson, Lisa Santagate, Councillor-at-Large Leo...

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The Rose Rush is On: Valentine’s Day at New Regional Flower Exchange in Chelsea is a Better Experience for Buyers

February 16, 2018
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The Rose Rush is On: Valentine’s Day at New Regional Flower Exchange in Chelsea is a Better Experience for Buyers

Anyone in Greater Boston who got a rose yesterday on Valentine’s Day likely had that rose pass through the New England Flower Exchange in Chelsea. In a formerly vacant warehouse on Second Street, the hub of Valentine’s Day – and every other flowery occasion – has been established. The New England Flower Exchange on...

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Appreciation:Donald Robinson Was a True Chelsea Sports Great

February 16, 2018
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Appreciation:Donald Robinson Was a True Chelsea Sports Great

They would often discuss at family gatherings who was the better all-around athlete, the uncle, Donald Curtis Robinson, or the nephew, Reggie Wilkerson. Donald was a three-sport standout and All-Star running back for the Red Devils in the 1960s. Reggie was an All-Scholastic quarterback and talented hoopster in the late 1980s. Donald’s teams twice...

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