Great News for Chs Alumni: Depatto, Bradley, Set to Launch New Organization

February 6, 2014
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Chelsea High School Athletic Director Frank DePatto and Chelsea Community Cable Television Executive Director Robert Bradley  are set to launch a new organization that will continue the tradition of honoring outstanding CHS athletes and alumni.Leo Robinson, Chelsea councilor-at-large, said he will attend the firs meeting of the group that is scheduled for Feb. 17.DePatto,...

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Red Devils Beat Lynn Tech, 57-41

February 6, 2014
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The Chelsea High basketball team rolled to a 57-41 victory over Commonwealth Athletic Conference foe North Shore Tech Friday. The Red Devils led from start to finish, taking a 15-12 lead after one quarter and a 28-21 advantage at the half. Chelsea expanded its margin to 13, 44-31, after three frames and got the...

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Obituaries 02-06-2014

February 6, 2014
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Rudolph DiPasquale Mass. Turnpike Authority Retiree, Member of Beachmont VFW Rudolph J. DiPasquale, a lifelong resident of Beachmont, died on February 4 at the New England Baptist Hospital. He was 86 years old. A US Army veteran of World War II and a Corporal in the 43rd Airborne, Mr. DiPasquale retired in 1992 from...

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Beautiful Silouette of the Mystic Tobin Bridge

January 30, 2014
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Beautiful Silouette of the Mystic Tobin Bridge

Dusk last Friday evening saw a beautiful silouette of the Mystic Tobin Bridge and the cranes unloading and dumping salt on the Eastern Minerals salt pile – an operation that is going full out right now with the cold weather, icy roads and snowy conditions. The picture was taken from a vantage point on...

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District 2 Race Heating up, Kick-offs Coming next Week

January 30, 2014
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District 2 Race Heating up, Kick-offs Coming next Week

Three Democratic candidates have been confirmed to have made the March 4 ballot in the 2nd Suffolk state rep race, with kick-offs and endorsements already on the way in the short race. First off, former City Councillor Roy Avellaneda announced that he made the ballot and will kick off his campaign this coming Monday,...

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Chelsea’s Taylor Ready to Surprise as Republican in 16th

January 30, 2014
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Chelsea’s Taylor Ready to Surprise as Republican in 16th

If there are any surprises lurking in the 16th Suffolk state representative race, then Chelsea’s Todd Taylor is ready to claim them and take on the role of spoiler. Taylor, 46, has lived in Chelsea for the last 14 years, and makes his home on Nichols Street with his wife, Regina, and two young...

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Robinson Calls for Look at Residency Ordinance for New Police Hires

January 30, 2014
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For the past several years, a small group of councillors has tried to push the City to begin hiring only Chelsea residents, and it’s met mixed reviews on the Council, but now veteran City Councillor Leo Robinson believes the time is right for a closer look at instituting a residency ordinance in the City....

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Council Unanimously Approves Casino Compact

January 30, 2014
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The City Council unanimously endorsed a resolution authorizing City Manager Jay Ash to enter into a $2.5 million a year mitigation Surrounding Community Agreement (SCA) with Mohegan Sun at its meeting on Monday night. Manager Ash and City Council President Matt Frank negotiated the agreement to address public safety and other potential concerns raised...

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Crime Plan Embraced by Some Councillors, but Not All

January 30, 2014
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The Chelsea City Council and City Manager Jay Ash are in the midst of hotly debating an omnibus 10-point crime plan unveiled late last year and now getting an airing on the floor of the City Council. Last Tuesday, Jan. 21, the Council spend hours talking about the plan, and addressed it once again...

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Congratulations, Roca and CEO Molly Baldwin on the Launch of Pay for Success (PFS) Initiative

January 30, 2014
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It was a most impressive event Wednesday as Governor Deval Patrick came to Roca headquarters in Chelsea to announce the launch of the Pay for Success (PFS) initiative, which will help at-risk young men in the probation system and leaving the juvenile justice system. It was so heartwarming to hear the success stories that...

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Red Devils Split, Now Stand at 6-6

January 30, 2014
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The Chelsea High basketball team split its two contests this past week to maintain its record for the season at a .500 pace, 6-6. The Red Devils earned a 59-51 victory at Lynn Tech Monday in a contest that was not as close as the final score might indicate. Chelsea held a commanding 35-17 lead at...

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Obituaries 01-30-2014

January 30, 2014
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Timothy (Antle) Geary Of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea Timothy M. (Antle) Geary of Londonderry, New Hampshire formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on January 26 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 56 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was a former member of the Carpenters Union Local # 218. He was the...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

January 22, 2014
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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

A large contingent of the Chelsea Girl Scouts were on hand Monday morning at the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration to lead the crowd in the ‘Pledge of Allegiance.’ Here, one young Girl Scout, recites the Pledge carefully while standing in front of the American flag with event coordinator Rev. Sandra Whitley looking on...

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O’Flaherty Bids Chelsea Official Good-bye

January 22, 2014
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O’Flaherty Bids Chelsea Official Good-bye

State Rep. Gene O’Flaherty has been a fixture at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration – always giving thoughtful comments and reflecting on the changes he has observed in the City and the nation. This year, however, O’Flaherty bid the residents of Chelsea – and the celebration organizers – a heartfelt farewell in...

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First Lady of State Tells Youth Not to Be Afraid to Dream Big

January 22, 2014
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First Lady of State Tells Youth Not to Be Afraid to Dream Big

Sharing intimate details of her life and encouraging Chelsea’s young people to dream big despite sometimes humbling circumstances, Massachusetts First Lady Diane Patrick inspired a large crowd on Monday morning at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration. “We don’t dream about being a drug addict, living in poverty, not going to college...

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Cunningham Will Run as Republican in 2nd District

January 22, 2014
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Cunningham Will Run as Republican in 2nd District

Chelsea City Council Vice President Clifford Cunningham announced this week that he will be throwing his hat in the race for Gene O’Flaherty’s former 2nd Suffolk District seat – but as a Republican. While the Democratic side of the ballot is quite competitive at the moment, so far no other Republicans have surfaced. The...

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The Engine That Could: Chelsea Fire’s Engine 2, One of the Busiest in the Country

January 22, 2014
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The Engine That Could: Chelsea Fire’s Engine 2, One of the Busiest in the Country

Those working on the Chelsea Fire Department’s Engine 2 shouldn’t invest in chairs. The engine gets so many calls and goes on so many runs, that if firefighters manning the apparatus did have chairs, they’d never be used. “I know we do more runs on this engine in one year than a lot of...

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Dan Ryan Announces Candidacy for State Representative

January 22, 2014
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Dan Ryan Announces Candidacy for State Representative

Charlestown community activist Dan Ryan this past weekend announced his candidacy for state representative in the Second Suffolk District, a seat held by Gene O’Flaherty for many years. Ryan said, “It’s an honor to be in a position to run for State Representative, a role that will allow me to build upon my record...

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More Tie-ups Expected on Washington Avenue

January 22, 2014
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Though everyone knows it needs to be done, local officials and public safety planners are bemoaning the disruptions that are likely to occur when the state begins a year-long bridge replacement project on Washington Avenue – effectively cutting the City in two. City Manager Jay Ash said the state Department of Transportation (DOT) has...

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One North of Boston Now Leasing

January 22, 2014
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The long-awaited opening of One North of Boston is now leasing apartments and is on schedule to open this spring. One North of Boston, a joint venture between Gate Residential Properties and TransDel Corp., announced this week that the $50 million residential development project in Chelsea, is ready to lease apartments. “We are excited...

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He Had a Dream: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

January 22, 2014
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Despite the countless number of times that we have heard Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches on TV news shows and specials over the past 50 years (okay, we’re revealing how old we are), we never fail to feel a chill run through us when we listen to his words in that distinctive voice and...

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Fourth Quarter Surge Lifts Red Devils past Mystic Valley

January 22, 2014
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The Chelsea High basketball team outscored Mystic Valley 17-3 in the final period to pull away for a 50-39 triumph Tuesday evening at the CHS gym. The contest had been a frustrating one for the Red Devils through the first three periods. Chelsea had been unable to find its scoring touch and trailed at all...

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Obituaries 01-23-2014

January 22, 2014
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E. Scott Clark Paint Manufacturing Plant Project Manager and Supervisor E. Scott Clark, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away suddenly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on January 17 after being stricken ill in his Chelsea home. He was 45 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the son of Edward and Dolores...

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Making A Difference: Bourdeau Loves Being a Big Brother

January 16, 2014
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Making A Difference: Bourdeau Loves Being a Big Brother

After visiting Mexico on a service trip in high school, Meson Bourdeau, now 29, a lifelong resident of Lynn, knew he wanted to make a difference in the community. “I had always been aware of Big Brothers Big Sisters” Bordeau explained, “Becoming a Big Brother seemed like the best way to give back directly...

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