Second Thought:Murder Verdict in Tenant’s Slaying of Chelsea Woman,88

October 14, 2016
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A jury this morning convicted a Chelsea man of the 2013 murder of 88-year-old Hilda Devincenzo after the first jury was not able to get a conviction. A Suffolk Superior Court jury found Felix Melendez, 38, guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of his landlady, Devincenzo.  During his sentencing Friday morning, Oct. 7,...

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MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy

October 14, 2016
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A member of MS-13 pleaded guilty on Friday, Sept. 30, at Boston Federal Court in connection with the stabbing of a rival gang member in Chelsea in December 2015. Mauricio Sanchez, also known as “Tigre,” 29, of Chelsea, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Boston to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a...

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Police Briefs 10-13-2016

October 14, 2016
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STABBED IN FRACAS On Sunday, Oct. 9, at 2:18 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the area of 52 Springvale Ave. for a large fight in the street. As the first officer arrived, he observed a shirtless male party running and getting into a gray BMW. A crowd of people in the street were yelling...

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Opposing Recreational Marijuana, Quesiton 4 on the November Ballot

October 14, 2016
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There is ongoing public debate about legalization of marijuana – first for medicinal and more recently for recreational uses. Societal attitudes towards this issue have changed dramatically in a relatively short period of time. One issue that is not sufficiently addressed in this debate is the relationship between marijuana use and psychotic disorders such...

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Sports 10-13-2016

October 14, 2016
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CHS Roundup CHS football team falls short in 37-26 shootout The Chelsea High football team put together its best performance of the season on offense, but came up short in a 37-26 loss at Whittier Tech Saturday. Despite yielding a touchdown on Whittier’s fourth play from scrimmage — a 70 yard run that left...

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Obituaries 10-13-2016

October 14, 2016
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Marilyn Charak Massachusetts Park Services retiree; Life Member of the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, Revere Chapter of Hadassah, Hebrew Rehab Center for the Aged and a former member of Temple B’nai Israel, Beachmont Marilyn Charak of Revere, formerly of Malden and Chelsea, died on Sunday, October  9. Marilyn was a Life Member of the...

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Taking a Stand:Council Votes on Resolution to Oppose Question 2 on Expanding Charters

October 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Chelsea City Council voted in a formal resolution on Monday night to take a stand in opposition to the statewide Question 2 charter school expansion ballot initiative. The vote was 9-0, with Councillors Roy Avellaneda and Yamir Rodriguez not voting. Rodriguez works for a Charter School in Boston and chose not...

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Pop Up Park on Broadway

October 7, 2016
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Pop Up Park on Broadway

It’s a parking spot, or maybe it’s just a park. Chelsea GreenRoots unexpectedly opened up a Pop-Up Park at noon on Friday, Sept. 16, right in front of the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce in the heart of Broadway. The pop-up park was in honor of International Park(ing) Day and was a way to challenge...

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Vintage Chelsea:Well-Known Businessman Mario Zullo Dies at the Age of 90

October 7, 2016
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Vintage Chelsea:Well-Known Businessman Mario Zullo Dies at the Age of 90

By Cary Shuman Family and friends are remembering Mario Zullo, a member of one of Chelsea’s most prominent families, as a respected business owner and a larger-than-life figure for decades who knew people from all walks of life and every corner of Chelsea. Mr. Zullo, who had nine brothers and two sisters,  died on...

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Avellaneda Proposes Planning Process to Change Zoning on Marginal Street

October 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In the wake of a Waterfront Planning Process for the areas next to Chelsea Street Bridge, Councillor Roy Avellaneda has called for the strip of land running along Marginal Street from Highland Avenue to Winnisimmet Street to be re-zoned to provide what he believes are better uses. In an order presented...

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Workers in 911,Backed by Unions,Vote No Confidence in Alpert

October 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The entire Chelsea 911 dispatch team, backed by the presidents of the Fire Union and Patrolmen’s Union, announced at Monday’s City Council meeting they have voted ‘no confidence’ in their long-time manager Allan Alpert and his assistant Robert Verdone. During the Public Speaking portion of the Council meeting on Monday, eight...

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Police Briefs 10-06-2016

October 7, 2016
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Monday 9/19 Manuel Alfaro, 44, 34 Carmel St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon, malicious destruction of property. Tuesday, 9/20 Warley Marques De Andrade, 32, 146 Nichols St., Everett, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed. Thursday, 9/21 Nathan Andrews, 31, 46 Tudor St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and...

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Voters Should Pay Attention to the Four Ballot Questions

October 7, 2016
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On November 8, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls to elect a new President of the United States as well as  other state and county positions on the ballot. However, voters need to pay attention to the four ballot questions that will have an effect on the Commonwealth in general. Voters should consider...

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Mario Zullo

October 7, 2016
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The end of an era was marked by many long-time Chelsea residents this week with the passing of Mario Zullo, the last surviving brother of the 10 boys and two girls of the fabled Zullo family. Mario operated Mario’s Cleaners for many years in Park Square, across from Riley’s Roast Beef and the former...

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Sports 10-06-2016

October 7, 2016
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CHS Roundup CHS boys soccer team wins pair The Chelsea High boys soccer team ran its winning streak to six games to improve to 7-1-1 on the season with a pair of victories this past week. In a 3-0 win over Shawsheen Tech last Thursday at Chelsea Stadium, the Red Devils grabbed an early...

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Obituaries 10-06-2016

October 7, 2016
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Mario Zullo Of Chelsea Mario Zullo of Chelsea, passed away September 30 surrounded by his loving family. He was 90 years old. Mario was the late owner of Park Street Dry Cleaners Chelsea and a US Navy veteran of World War II. The beloved husband of the late Elena (Cianfrocca) Zullo, he was the...

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Fbi Building Owners Likely to Request Significant Tax Break

October 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As the FBI building on Maple Street prepares for occupancy this coming month, City Manager Tom Ambrosino warned the City Council on Monday night that the owners of the building would likely be asking for a significant Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) agreement. “There will be a pending TIF for the FBI...

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Officer Capistran Receives ‘Medal of Valor’ in State House Ceremony

October 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In what has become an annual feather in the cap of the Chelsea Police Department, another member of the force received top state honors last Thursday, Sept. 22, in collecting the Medal of Valor in the state’s George Hanna Awards for Bravery. This year, Gov. Charlie Baker presented Officer Joe Capistran...

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Crowds Come out for the 8th Annual ALS & MS Walk for Living

October 1, 2016
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Crowds Come out for the 8th  Annual ALS & MS Walk for Living

By Kate Anslinger Admiral’s Hill was bustling with activity on Sunday morning, Sept. 25, as Massachusetts’ residents came from all over to participate in the 8th annual ALS and MS Walk for Living. The fundraiser supports The Leonard Florence Center for Living, which provides cutting-edge independent living for patients with ALS, offers a supportive...

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Cfd Hosts ‘steve’s Brigade’ in Appreciation Dinner

October 1, 2016
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Cfd Hosts ‘steve’s Brigade’ in Appreciation Dinner

Record Staff Report The Chelsea Fire Department hosted Steve Latulip on September 21 in a special ‘thank you’ to a man who has made it his business to feed local fire departments, despite being slowed down a bit by cerebral palsy. Steve Latulip started “Steve’s Brigade” to say thank you to local firefighters. Latulip...

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Chelsea Police Investigating Stabbing Involving High School Students

October 1, 2016
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Chelsea Police Investigating Stabbing  Involving High School Students

Record Staff Report Chief Brian Kyes reports that the Chelsea Police Department is seeking at least one suspect in an aggravated assault that left two victims with serious stab wounds on Friday, Sept. 23. At approximately 2:25 p.m., a fight broke out in the area of Everett Avenue and Maple Street near the railroad...

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Police Briefs 09-29-2016

October 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel and Paul Koolloian JUST ANOTHER NIGHTCAP On Monday, Sept. 19, officers responded to El Corral Restaurant at 408 Broadway. The victim stated the suspect entered an establishment and was intoxicated and attempted purchase alcohol. When he was refused and escorted out of the restaurant the suspect pulled a knife and threatened...

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Time to Focus on Creative Solutions By Matt Frank Chelsea City Council

October 1, 2016
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There has been lot of conservation in Chelsea about lack of parking and usable open space for both recreation and sports. A small condensed city is bound to have issues with both of these but long term planning and creative thinking are essential for the future of our city. Of particular note as of...

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Letter to the Editor Save the Chelsea 17!

October 1, 2016
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This is a message to Chelsea residents who believe that affordable housing in our city is a good thing.  If you believe this, then I urge you to vote for the Community Preservation Act (CPA) when you vote on November 8. Currently our housing stock contains approximately 17% affordable units.  This percentage far exceeds...

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