Council Sounds Off on Removal of TPS Status by Federal Government

November 25, 2017
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Council Sounds Off on Removal of TPS Status by Federal Government

By Seth Daniel Jose Iraheta has been at nearly every Chelsea City Council meeting in the last four years. Even when no one else showed up on cold nights in February, one could count on seeing him there. He has translated for free to help those who couldn’t speak English, attended virtually every community...

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Chelsea Chamber to Participate in Small Business Saturday Nov 25

November 25, 2017
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This is the season to Shop Small®! On main streets across America, small businesses are getting ready to welcome customers on Small Business Saturday, celebrated this year on November 25 across the country and on Broadway Chelsea. Results from the 2017 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, released this month by the National Federation...

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Council Looks to Create Committee to Study Parking Around Upcoming Silver Line

November 25, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea City Council voted 11-0 to on Monday night to begin looking at the forthcoming, new Silver Line Stations and how to prevent commuters from hogging parking spaces. Councillor Roy Avellaneda introduced the order at Monday’s Council meeting in order to get ahead of what could certainly become an immediate...

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News Briefs

November 25, 2017
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CO-WORKERS FIGHT On Nov. 14, at 7:36 a.m., an assault in progress was reported at the Boston Hides & Furs, located at 150 Marginal St. The victim stated that he and his co-worker had got into a verbal dispute. During the dispute, the subject struck the victim in the face, causing a minor laceration...

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Letters to the Editor

November 25, 2017
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Valuable members To the Editor: As a recent candidate for city councilor, District 2, I am well aware of the many requirements, deadlines and protocols that running for office entails. Through all of this, city clerk Jeannette Cintron and assistant city clerk Patricia Lewis were always available to ensure compliance with all aspects of...

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We Can Make It Less Profitable to Traffic Opioids

November 25, 2017
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 By John A. Cassara and Nathan Proctor  The president will now declare what many of us experience first hand, the opioid epidemic is a national emergency.  Frankly, with as many as 59,000 deaths in 2016, there doesn’t seem to be any other possible description.  So many dedicated people in cities and towns, faith communities and schools,...

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Remember Those in Need

November 25, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2017
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Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a thought of a United States of America. Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. It has no religious meaning, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It lacks the commercialism, religiosity, solemnity, and...

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Obituaries 11-23-2017

November 25, 2017
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Kenneth Parrow Verizon retiree   Kenneth J. Parrow, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away Friday, November 17 while being cared for in the peaceful surroundings of his brother’s home.  Kenny succumbed to a courageous two year battle with cancer.  He was 68 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea. he was the eldest of...

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Brass Tax: some residents will see a decrease in property taxes this year

November 21, 2017
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The Chelsea City Council unanimously set the property tax rates for residential and commercial properties on Monday night, instituting an increased 27.5 percent owner-occupant exemption that will lead to a reduction in taxes for most single-family homeowners. “(These tax rates) will result in a reduction in the average tax bill for owner-occupied single family...

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Veterans Day Soldiers’ Home Ceremonies

November 17, 2017
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Veterans Day Soldiers’ Home Ceremonies

James Smith, Vietnam Veteran in the U.S. Coast Guard and resident at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, watches the proceedings during the Veterans Day Soldiers’ Home ceremonies on Nov. 8.

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Harvest Fest

November 17, 2017
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Harvest Fest

Fatuma Iman enjoyed painting at Saturday’s Mace Apartments Community Harvest Fest in Chelsea on Nov. 4. Residents and volunteers helped to clean up the garden and enjoy an afternoon together.

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Bishop Ready to Head Back to City Council for Prattville

November 17, 2017
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Bishop Ready to Head Back to City Council for Prattville

By Seth Daniel The halls of City Hall haven’t changed tremendously since former City Clerk and former Alderman Bob Bishop retired, but things have changed a bit and now Bishop will rejoin the team as a member of the City Council. On Nov. 7, Bishop one a heavily contested race Prattville’s District 1 over...

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What to Do about the Logan Noise Study? Some Ready to Bargain, Some Ready to Fight

November 17, 2017
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What to Do about the Logan Noise Study? Some Ready to Bargain, Some Ready to Fight

By Seth Daniel The City Council publicly unveiled the recent Airplane Noise Study done by Boston University at a Committee on Conference meeting Monday night, Nov. 13, and the consensus is that there are two different paths – fight in court or use the favorable study as leverage. The noise study was performed by...

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Chelsea Salvation Army Kicks Off Kettles at Market Basket

November 17, 2017
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Chelsea Salvation Army Kicks Off Kettles at Market Basket

By Seth Daniel When the holiday season hits, Chelsea’s Jane Gianatasio can be found in one obvious place – ringing a bell for the Salvation Army Kettle Drive. For the past 10 years, the life-long Chelsea resident has been a bell-ringer for the organization, helping to raise money in their biggest fundraiser of the...

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Chelsea Fire Takes Delivery of Two New Apparatus

November 17, 2017
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Chelsea Fire Takes Delivery of Two New Apparatus

The Chelsea Fire Department recently received two new pieces of fire apparatus, and at the moment both are being outfitted a preparing to be put into service. First, the new Ladder 2, which replaces a 1999 aerial that runs from the Mill Hill Station on Broadway, was purchased by the City as part of...

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No Debate Necessary:Strip Club Application Dismissed by ZBA, New Owner Might Look to Other Things

November 17, 2017
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By Leah Dearborn and Seth Daniel In what has been one surprise after another with the Phantom Ventures suit-and-tie strip club proposal, Tuesday night’s events perhaps took the cake – with a new owner of the club now coming into play and the proponents withdrawing their three-year-old proposal at the last minute. That came,...

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Robert Ockenden Named Chief Horologist at Chelsea Clock

November 17, 2017
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Massachusetts-based Chelsea Clock, one of America’s oldest and most distinguished makers of fine clocks, barometers, and tide instruments, is pleased to announce that Robert Ockenden, AWCI certified master clockmaker, has been named chief horologist for the company’s repair & restoration facility. Chelsea operates one of the largest branded clock repair facilities in the country....

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Chelsea Fire to Begin Collecting Toys for Tots, Requests Due by Nov 20

November 17, 2017
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The Chelsea Fire Department (CFD) has begun collecting new, unwrapped, non-violent toys at our Central Station located at 307 Chestnut St., from now until December 15. Anyone who would like to drop off a toy may come by the station between the hours of 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Last year the CFD collected three large...

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Police Briefs 11-16-2017

November 17, 2017
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SUSPICIOUS CHARACTER On Nov. 5, at 3:15 p.m., a CPD officer, while parked across from the Chelsea Police Headquarters, was approached by a young male. The officer reported that the male seemed to be out of breath and in a panic. He told the officer that he was riding his bicycle on Central Avenue...

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Sports 11-16-2017

November 17, 2017
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CHS Roundup CHS boys, girls run in D-2 state meet  The Chelsea High boys and girls cross-country teams concluded their very successful seasons at the Division 2 State Championship Meet that was held at the Wrentham Training Center on Saturday. The weather was cold and blustery for the morning, but that did not stop both teams...

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Obituaries 11-16-2017

November 17, 2017
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Joseph Yannizze, Jr. Of Malden Joseph Yannizze, Jr. of Malden died on November 9. He is survived by his former wife, Carmella (Sofia).  He was the devoted father of Mildred Mannion and her husband, Keith Newins of Revere, Carmella Trodden and her husband, William of North Carolina and Joseph Yannizze III of New Hampshire; cherished...

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Chelsea Reads

November 11, 2017
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Chelsea Reads

Jasmyne Banks Quinones (6) with Pete The Cat, a feline advocate for literacy. The purr-fect scene came during the Chelsea Public Library’s Family Literacy Day on Saturday, Nov. 4

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Robinson Topping Ticket, Rodriguez and Garcia Win District Contests:Brown, Bishop and Perlatonda Return to Council

November 11, 2017
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Robinson Topping Ticket, Rodriguez and Garcia Win District Contests:Brown, Bishop and Perlatonda Return to Council

By Seth Daniel Incumbents prevailed in several contested district Council contests on Tuesday, Nov. 7, while Council President Leo Robinson showed that experience equals strength in topping the at-large ticket with more than 1,000 votes. Aside from School Committeeman at-Large candidate Frank DePatto, Robinson was the only candidate to top the 1,000 vote plateau....

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