Obituaries 12-04-2014

December 8, 2014
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Doris Pelletier Retired bank customer service representative Doris T. Pelletier of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, passed away at the Everett Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on November 28. She was 89 years old. Born in Lawrence, the daughter of the late Elgide and Leonie (Bouchard) Pelletier, her family settled in Chelsea and she lived here...

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Immigration Ruling a Story of Joy and Despair

December 8, 2014
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Immigration Ruling a Story of Joy and Despair

As Laura Galeano and her family watched CNN on Nov. 20 for the announcement by President Barack Obama of a controversial executive order that would seemingly clear the path and protect about 4.5 million illegal immigrants from deportation, a tear streamed down the 37-year-old Galeano’s  face. Her daughter, who was born in the United...

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City Manager Public Forum Sees Residency as Issue

December 8, 2014
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City Manager Public Forum Sees Residency as Issue

The room was packed Monday night with curious residents, business owners and organizational leaders for the first of what promises to be several public input forums into the City Manager replacement process. Not everyone chose to spoke during the hour-long meeting, but a majority who did stressed that they wanted to see the next...

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Coach of the Year: Gary May II Receives NEFL’s Top Honor

December 8, 2014
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Coach of the Year: Gary May II Receives NEFL’s Top Honor

Gary May II left the high school football coaching ranks to become the head coach of the New England Football League’s East Coast Ducks, a semi-professional football team that was based in Charlestown. The 2014 season was a success from start to finish under May’s leadership. The East Coast Ducks, whose uniforms are similar...

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Council Hires Collins Center

December 1, 2014
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Council Hires Collins Center

City Councillors moved quickly and unexpectedly Monday night to hire a search firm that had not even been mentioned until that very night – and with that firm they’ll be bringing back a familiar face to City Hall in Stephen McGoldrick, the former chief of staff during the dark times of receivership government in...

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Noted Clock Repairman in Chelsea Tackles City Hall Clock Repair

December 1, 2014
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Noted Clock Repairman in Chelsea Tackles City Hall Clock Repair

It’s been a long while since the hands on the Chelsea City Hall tower clock turned, but rest assured, they’ll be keeping time with pinpoint accuracy after this week. Paul Calantropo, a Chelsea resident and esteemed clock repairman in Boston and Chelsea, reported this week that he will be installing the fully repaired clock...

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Environmental Justice

December 1, 2014
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Environmental Justice

Gov. Deval Patrick made a stop by the Chelsea Collaborative on Tuesday morning in order to sign an executive order pertaining to environmental justice. Spearheading the event were the Collaborative’s Gladys Vega and Rosann Bongiovanni – along with environmental activists from all over the state. The executive order could be rescinded by the incoming...

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New Clark Avenue Middle School Approved

December 1, 2014
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The City Council voted unanimously on Monday night for a bond authorization to build a new Clark Avenue Middle School at a cost of $57,332,407 – with some 65 percent of those costs coming from the state School Building Authority (SBA). The vote has been preceded with about two year’s worth of meetings and...

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Happy Thanksgiving

December 1, 2014
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Another Thanksgiving is upon us, a day for schoolboy football, family gatherings, and not much else to do other than enjoy a great dinner that reminds us how fortunate we truly are. Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a...

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Thanksgiving can be Nightmare Holiday for Food Addicts

December 1, 2014
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Per the rules of Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA), the names have been changed to protect the identity of the group members, though their places of residence have stayed the same. The thought of Turkey Day brings fond memories for most of America, just for the fact that it’s simple: eat, sleep, eat...

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Residency Plan Gets Shot Down Again, Despite Staggering Numbers of Dollars Leaving Chelsea

December 1, 2014
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Councillor Leo Robinson has long been advocating for the implementation of a public safety residency requirement, and at the last regular Council meeting, Nov. 10, he took a different tack – focusing on economic development. Robinson introduced the measure by revealing that he found some $10 million a year in public safety salaries are leaving...

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Obituaries 11-26-2014

December 1, 2014
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John (Andruszewski) Andrus Of Everett John (Andruszewski) Andrus of Everett died on Friday, November 21. He was 92 years old. The beloved son of the late Stanislaus and Catherine (Piorkowska) Andruszewski, he was the devoted brother of Theresa Chotkowski and her late husband, Anthony of Woburn and the late Edward Andruszewski and Henrietta Zadroga...

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VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON

November 18, 2014
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VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON

Chelsea celebrated Veterans Day at a luncheon at the Chelsea Senior Center this past Tuesday, Nov. 11.   Speakers included (l to r) Senator Sal DiDomenico; Donald Kingsbury, head of the Chelsea Veterans Council, and City Manager Jay Ash.   Also there to recognize local veterans were State Reps. Dan Ryan and RoseLee Vincent,...

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Congratulations and Good Luck To City Manager Jay Ash

November 18, 2014
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We congratulate our city manager, Jay Ash, on his appointment as secretary of housing and economic development in Governor-elect Charlie Baker’s Cabinet. We’re fully confident that Jay will be an outstanding asset in the Governor Baker Administration. His work in the areas of economic development and housing in Chelsea has been superb. One only...

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Obituaries 11-13-2014

November 18, 2014
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Richard DiRocco, Jr. Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea Richard B. DiRocco, Jr. of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly at the age of 25 on November 9. He was the loving son of Jonnalee Hammond and Richard B. DiRocco, Sr., both of Revere, beloved father of Ayden Davis of North Carolina, dear brother of...

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Ash takes State Cabinet Position

November 18, 2014
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Ash takes State Cabinet Position

City Manager Jay Ash announced officially on Tuesday evening that he will be leaving City government by the end of the year to take a state cabinet post as Secretary of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED). Ash, who just turned 53, said he was offered a vague opportunity last Wednesday,...

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Community Leaders Laud Jay Ash for his Work as Chelsea City Manager

November 18, 2014
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Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash took the city to the Rocky mountaintop in June, helping the community earn the prestigious All-Amerca City Award at the National Civic League Competition  in Denver. Local business and community leaders say Jay Ash has been an excellent leader of the city where he grew up, attended high school,...

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Council will Discuss City Manager Process on Monday

November 18, 2014
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Council President Matt Frank reported on Tuesday that he has called a meeting to begin the process of selecting a new city manager, and more pressing, what the Council wants to do for the interim. The meeting will take place on Monday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in City Hall. “I don’t think a...

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Ash: Wyndham Hotel was key to Revitalization

November 18, 2014
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When City Manager Jay Ash was a student at Chelsea High School (CHS), he said he would often think about the All-American City Award. He said he had read about Somerville winning the award and thought it would be a great morale boost for his hometown were it also to win such an award....

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The Best Medicine: Getting Kids and Families Outside to Play

November 18, 2014
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The Best Medicine: Getting Kids and Families Outside to Play

One of the oldest outdoors clubs in American and one of the newest programs from Mass General Hospital (MGH) are teaming up to fight a growing problem – the sedentary lifestyles of local young people, which often gives way to childhood obesity. MGH’s Revere and Chelsea Clinics and the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) are...

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Metro Credit Celebrates Newton Branch Opening

November 10, 2014
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Metro Credit Celebrates Newton Branch Opening

 Metro Credit Union recently celebrated the opening of their new branch located at 334 Watertown St. in Newton with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. “Metro’s decision to open here has been many years in the making. We have thousands of members in the city and in neighboring communities and have always felt that our...

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Ash to Hold Tax Meeting Tonight Nov. 6

November 10, 2014
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With residential taxes poised to increase between 2 and 17 percent this upcoming year, City Manager Jay Ash is inviting interested parties to attend an informational meeting tonight (Thursday, November 6th) at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers. “We’re saving residential owner-occupants approximately 44 percent on their property taxes, but the tax increases come...

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Question 3 Defeat Clears Casino Path

November 10, 2014
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The defeat of the Casino Repeal effort, Question 3, on Tuesday’s ballot paves the way for the Wynn Resorts casino to begin its putting the pedal to the medal on its project. Wynn officials, after getting word of the vote during a viewing party at Everett High School, said they were ready to get...

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BHCC Gets Grant for Training Food Workers

November 10, 2014
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The Bunker Hill Community College Workforce Development Center has received a $150,000 grant from the Commonwealth Corporation’s Regional Training Capacity Pilot Program. The College will use the funds to implement the Pathway to Success in the Food Industry program, a sequence of workplace English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes contextualized for the...

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