New Campaign Will Hammer Home Low Pot Usage by Chelsea Teens

September 19, 2013
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New Campaign Will Hammer Home Low Pot Usage by Chelsea Teens

Many times the perception of Chelsea teens is radically worse than the true reality, and nothing proves that point better than a recent survey on marijuana usage among Chelsea High School (CHS) students – a survey that revealed most teens are not smoking pot. With that information in hand, Amy Harris and her team...

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Public Safety: Perlatonda Says He is Ready to Discuss Commissioner Idea

September 19, 2013
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After a blow up at last week’s City Council meeting over the proposal to discuss having a Police Commissioner, District 5 Councillor Joe Perlatonda said he is not giving up on the idea and only hopes for a discussion. “I’m still looking into the Police Commissioner thing and doing research this week,” he said...

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All-Chelsea Awards Winners Announced

September 19, 2013
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The 12th Annual “All-Chelsea Awards” will be presented on Monday, Sept. 30th to nine recipients who have improved the lives of local residents and enhanced the city’s overall civic standing. “A significant reason that Chelsea’s stock continues to be on the rise is the contribution of so many towards the advancement of our community....

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A Great Lady: Lydia Walata Will Be Missed

September 19, 2013
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Long time residents of this city were saddened to learn this week of the passing of Lydia Walata after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Walata for decades was an active and vibrant member of the civic and political scene in Chelsea. A highly respected member of the School Committee, Mrs. Walata, along with Andrew P....

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Red Devils Start 2013 with Smashing 40-8 Win

September 19, 2013
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The Chelsea High football team opened its season in high style with a 40-8 triumph over St. Joseph’s of Newton Friday evening under the lights at Chelsea Stadium. The Red Devils overcame an 8-7 deficit early in the second quarter with a touchdown before the intermission to take a 14-8 advantage into the locker...

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Obituaries 09-19-2013

September 19, 2013
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Joanne ‘MiMi’ DeFelice Outstanding Chelsea Resident Joanne D. (Goffredo) “MiMi” DeFelice, a long time resident of Chelsea died at home on September 12 after a long illness. Born in Boston and beloved by all, “MiMi,” as almost everyone called her, was very active in both her family as well as civic undertakings. She was...

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The Voice of the Red Devils: Chelsea Press Box to Be Named in Memory of Arnold Goodman

September 12, 2013
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The Voice of the Red Devils: Chelsea Press Box to Be Named in Memory of Arnold Goodman

Chelsea High School director of athletics Frank DePatto is inviting the community to attend a dedication ceremony in honor of the late Arnold Goodman, a long-time and beloved Chelsea teacher, coach and Voice of the CHS Red Devils, on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Chelsea High School cafeteria. During the ceremony...

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McLaughlin Arraigned in Illegal Fund-raising for Tim Murray

September 12, 2013
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McLaughlin Arraigned in Illegal Fund-raising for Tim Murray

Former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Michael McLaughlin was arraigned in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court last Thursday morning on a 12-count indictment from a Grand Jury, but sources said he might have thrown a curveball in the plans of Attorney General Martha Coakley by not also entering into a plea deal later that day....

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Taste of Chelsea Will Be Another Treat for Food Enthusiasts: Sept. 23 Event Will Move Outdoors and Benefit HarborCOV

September 12, 2013
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Taste of Chelsea Will Be Another Treat for Food Enthusiasts: Sept. 23 Event Will Move Outdoors and Benefit HarborCOV

When Chelsea Bank CEO and president Joseph Vinard founded the Taste of Chelsea event a decade ago, he likely didn’t envision that it would become the incredible food lovers extravaganza that is has and draw more than 700 people. Ten years later Vinard is still active as the co-chair of Taste of Chelsea. The...

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First Council Meeting Features Showdown

September 12, 2013
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It’s not what happened so much during the City Council meeting on Monday night, but rather what happened afterward and behind the scenes that has grown more important than the actual issue at hand – that issue being public safety and policing strategies. The return from the summer recess for the Council was anything...

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Decision Time for Parents, School Officials on Clark Ave

September 12, 2013
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In the coming weeks, parents, school officials and the City will be called on for input and a final decision for the preferred alternative in the rebuilding plan for the Clark Avenue Middle School – a project that has been long in the making and is finally coming to bear. School administrator Gerry McCue...

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Remembering 9/11

September 12, 2013
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If someone had said on September 10, 2001, that America would be embroiled militarily in affairs in the Middle East for the next 12 years, one would have thought that person to be crazy. Indeed, no one would have dared predict such a scenario even on September 12, 2001. But the tragic events of...

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Red Devil Football Team Opens Season Friday Night

September 12, 2013
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With the dog days of August and double sessions now just a memory, the Chelsea High football team will kick off its 2013 campaign Friday evening when the Red Devils host St. Joseph’s of Newton under the lights at Chelsea Stadium at 7:00. “The players have been practicing very hard this week and we’re...

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Obituaries 09-12-2013

September 12, 2013
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Charles ‘Chuck’ Kaliris, Jr. Lionbridge Technology Sales Director Charles R. “Chuck” Kaliris, Jr. of 5 Memory Lane, North Reading, formerly of Chelsea and Revere, died on September 9. He was 53 years old. The Sales Director of Lionbridge Technology, he received his MBA from Northeastern University and has been resident of North Reading for...

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Renovated Park Gets Grand Opening in Prattville

September 5, 2013
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Renovated Park Gets Grand Opening in Prattville

City officials cut the ribbon on the renovated park at the center of Prattville last night, just a little outside of the Record’s deadlines. As the Record was going to press, City Manager Jay Ash, State Reps. Gene O’Flaherty and Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Sen. Sal DiDomenico and a host of city councillors, led by District...

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Face to Face with the Past, 64 Years Later

September 5, 2013
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Face to Face with the Past, 64 Years Later

Memories are often just images conjured up in one’s head – fond thoughts of the past, of days that once were and people who once lived and were once such pillars in our lives. However, in some rare circumstance made possible by today’s awe-inspiring Internet technology, memories of loved ones long gone can sometimes...

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Chelsea Grand Reunion

September 5, 2013
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Chelsea Grand Reunion

Grand Reunion chairman Herb Kupersmith and committee member Adrean Abrams greet one of the many CHS gradu­ates who attended the celebration.

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Jury’s Still out on McLaughlin

September 5, 2013
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While former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Michael McLaughlin has been sentenced in Federal Court for failing to fully report his salary, the case on McLaughlin’s tenure at the CHA is far from over. Today, Sept. 5, McLaughlin is scheduled to be arraigned in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court in room 705 on charges of...

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Council to Discuss Police Commissioner Position

September 5, 2013
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The reconvening of the Chelsea City Council from its summer recess this coming Monday, Sept. 9, likely won’t be a muted meeting with cordial discussions about summer vacations and successful fishing trips. In fact, according to some councillors, there will be some controversial proposals right off the bat. This week, District 5 Councillor Joe...

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Congratulations, Diana Nyad: Her Swim Was Quite a Feat on a Number of Levels

September 5, 2013
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The news that long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad successfully had crossed the Straits of Florida from Cuba to Key West this past weekend brought a degree of wonder and joy to all who learned of her accomplishment. First and foremost, this had been Ms. Nyad’s life-long goal after four previously-unsuccessful efforts stretching over a span...

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Obama Made the Right Call: the President’s Decision to Ask Congress Was Correct

September 5, 2013
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We realize that we are by no means foreign policy experts, but we simply wish to say that it is our view that President Obama made the right decision is seeking the approval of Congress before bombing Syria for its violations of international law regarding the use of chemical weapons. In our view, the...

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Police Briefs 09-05-2013

September 5, 2013
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8/26 Thomas Russo, 51, 20 Goodman Ave., Revere, was arrested for disruption of court proceedings, resisting arrest. Marcus Carter, 19, 590 Adams St., Boston, was arrested on a felony warrant. Ricardo Encarnacion, 19, 29 Vallar Rd., East Boston, was arrested for assault and battery, witness intimidation, threat to commit a crime. 8/27 Ricardo Encarnacion,...

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CHS Boys Soccer Team Opens Wednesday

September 5, 2013
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The Chelsea High boys soccer team will open its 2013 season Wednesday afternoon at the Stadium against Commonwealth Athletic Conference rival Minuteman Regional. Kick-off time is set for 3:45. Hopes once again are high for another successful season for Coach Mick Milutinovic and his Red Devil crew, who not only have a number of...

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First Day of School

August 29, 2013
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First Day of School

Darius Blaise, Makhil Coluanges, Xavier Blaise, Roberto Aguilar, Michael Reyes, Jose Mendez, Herman Escobar, Devonte Riche, Jokar I. The first day of school at the Berkowitz School in Chelsea.

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