Area Activist Fran Rowan Dies at 79

September 10, 2015
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Fran Rowan, who spent a lifetime selflessly helping the people of East Boston with kindness and charity, has died. Rowan, a local legend who possessed the uncanny ability to make most people around her believe in the causes she was fighting for because those causes were simply the right thing to do, died on...

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Remembering Community Leader Fran Rowan

September 10, 2015
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There is no corner that does not have Fran Rowan’s imprint on it. From the Meridian House that now bears her name to the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center to the Atlantic Works Artist Building on Border Street that is home to the East Boston Artists Group to Zumix or serving on the board...

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Sports 09-10-2015

September 10, 2015
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CHS Roundup CHS football team opens season Friday It will be a real-life version of “Friday Night Lights” for the Chelsea High football team and its fans when the Red Devils kick off their 2015 season Friday evening at 7:00 at Chelsea Stadium, hosting Lynn Tech, under the direction of new head coach Jack Halas....

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Obituaries 09-10-2015

September 10, 2015
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Marguerite ‘Peggy’ Sullivan Leaves her family a good sense of Irish humor, laughter, love and loyalty Marguerite R. “Peggy” Sullivan passed away on Thursday, September 3 at Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea where she had been receiving supportive care for the last several months. She was 84 years old. Born in Boston,...

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Governor Baker Dedicates New Home for Historic Chelsea Clock Company

September 4, 2015
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Governor Baker Dedicates New Home for Historic Chelsea Clock Company

Governor Charlie Baker joined executives, employees, and guests of the Chelsea Clock Company to dedicate the company’s new headquarters and factory in Chelsea, Massachusetts. The historic company, which handcrafts the finest quality clocks in America, has been crafting, selling, repairing, and restoring clocks and nautical instruments for the past 118 years. The company’s recent...

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Back to School Celebration

September 4, 2015
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Back to School Celebration

Jumping for the joy of going back to school is little Samantha Zepeda at last Thursday’s Back to School Celebration at the Williams School. Hundreds of young people and their parents attended the popular annual event that gets everyone ready for the start of school, which was this past Tuesday, Aug. 25

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Wynn Clears Towering Hurdle with Permit in Environmental Process

September 4, 2015
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After nearly two years of reviews and 10,000-plus pages of analysis, Wynn Everett received the go-ahead from state environmental regulators late Friday evening – gaining a critical approval that had stood in the way of construction on the casino since February. After having sent Wynn back to the drawing board regarding traffic plans last...

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Strip Club Appeals to Stripping As High Art, ZBA Says No

September 4, 2015
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Strip Club Appeals to Stripping As High Art, ZBA Says No

There likely wouldn’t be Classical music playing in the background, and the “visual artists” dancing nude would likely not have been trained at the Juilliard School, but nonetheless, the proponents of a strip club on Beacham Street appealed to high art Tuesday night at the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) – saying their nude...

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Hope Not Dope: Ending the Spate of Overdoses with Awareness

September 4, 2015
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Hope Not Dope: Ending the Spate of Overdoses with Awareness

When 54-year-old Billy Carriere stepped onto the bricks of Bellingham Square Monday morning, it was with a new set of eyes; eyes that weren’t blurred by the illusions of heroin and the daily grind of living to satisfy the cravings of addiction. Just nine months earlier, and for a per iod of several years,...

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Police Briefs 09-03-2015

September 4, 2015
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Monday, August 17 Jose Rosales, 27, of 83 Grove Street, Chelsea, was arrested for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failing to wear seat belt and speeding. Tuesday, August 18 Jonathan Norena, 24, of 120 Sumner Street, East Boston, was arrested for outstanding warrant. Wednesday, August  19 Elyhas Diaz, 19, of 116 Hawthorrne Street,...

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Support for Labor Unions is Growing As We Mark Labor Day

September 4, 2015
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Support for labor unions is on the rise, jumping five percentage points between 2014 and 2015. According to a Gallup poll conducted in August, a majority of Americans approve of unions, including a full two-thirds of young people aged 18-34. Americans approve of unions and most would like to see unions’ power maintained or...

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Sports 09-03-2015

September 4, 2015
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Bruins prepare for camps The long wait for Boston Bruins to return to the ice is almost over, as Bruins President Cam Neely has announced the Boston Bruins will open Training Camp, Thursday, September 17. Boston Bruins Rookie Camp will start a week earlier, Thursday, September 10. The round-robin rookie tournament will include two...

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Obituaries 09-03-2015

September 4, 2015
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Stanley Czerwinski, Jr. Worked for Sweetheart Paper Stanley J. Czerwinski Jr., a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away after a brief illness on Friday, August 28 with his family at his side at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 73 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the loving son of the late...

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Senator Markey Visits Chelsea

August 28, 2015
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Senator Markey Visits Chelsea

U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey visited Chelsea to discuss the city’s future development plans with City Manager Tom Ambrosino. Pictured at the meeting in the city manager’s office are, from left, Assistant City Manager Ned Keefe, Sen. Edward J. Markey, City Manager Tom Ambrosino, and Director of Planning and Development John DePriest.

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Community Engagement is the Goal

August 28, 2015
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Community Engagement is the Goal

Officers Ryan Ostler and Joe Stutto took engaging the community to a new level recently while on walking patrols in the Highland Park area. Chief Brian Kyes said it was a great example of how the police can casually interact with young people and adults in their patrol areas. “This is known as Community...

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Ambrosino to Convene Stakeholders on Chelsea Street Bridge Delays

August 28, 2015
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Fewer things are more frustrating for Chelsea drivers than seeing the gates go down on the Chelsea Street Bridge. Were it a few minutes of idle time, folks might tolerate it. However, one could have a five-course picnic on the side of the road, clean up the mess, and get back in the car...

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Return to School Sees Some Slowdown in Enrollment

August 28, 2015
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While enrollment has slowed down some this year, and the numbers coming to Chelsea from Central America aren’t at a breakneck pace, the schools are seeing some upticks from new places such as Puerto Rico – where a plunging economy has seen folks head to the mainland. “We are a mirror of the world...

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Schools Supt.Mary Bourque Welcomes Staff for New Year

August 28, 2015
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On Monday, August 24, Chelsea High School was bustling with teachers, staff and community members.  After staff gathered for breakfast, the crowd listened intently to a motivating speech led by the Superintendent of Chelsea Public Schools, Dr. Mary Bourque. She welcomed back the members of the Chelsea Public Schools and offered a big thanks...

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Bullets Break Up Quiet in Cary Square, One into Nursing Home

August 28, 2015
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After several weeks of relative quiet in the Cary Square area, the quiet was broken early last Friday morning when several shots were fired on Lafayette Avenue – with one going through the window of Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home and lodging itself in the foyer of the facility. At approximately 2:03 a.m., an officer...

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Police Briefs 08-27-2015

August 28, 2015
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Monday, 7/27 Lisa Selvage, 50, 10 Forsyth St., Chelsea, was arrested on warrants and shoplifting. Rogenia Cobb, 42, 105 Chauncy St., Boston, was arrested for shoplifting. Thomas Dunn, 34, 56 Franklin Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, threat to commit crime....

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Make Your Voice Heard on Strip Club Proposal in District 8

August 28, 2015
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By Dan Cortell, District 8 Councilor and Council Vice President “Phantom Ventures, LLC”, better known as the entity attempting to open a Strip Club at what was formally King Arthur’s, is back and moving forward with efforts to open a strip club.   Last we heard they’d withdrawn their application before the Licensing Commission requesting all...

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Cops in Chelsea

August 28, 2015
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A film crew from the television show COPS has been riding along with Chelsea Police Department officers for the past two weeks. The crews will be filming with the Chelsea, Revere and Lynn Police Departments for a total of eight weeks. Chief Brian Kyes the police agreed to the partnership to highlight the professional...

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Obituaries 08-27-2015

August 28, 2015
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Hazel Ruth Brown Former longtime Chelsea resident Hazel Ruth (Allen) Brown passed away Sunday afternoon, August 23 at Winchester Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was 89 years old. Born in North Attleborough, the daughter of the late Roscoe B. and Inez L. (Story) Allen, for the last year, Hazel has been residing...

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Say ‘Ciao!’ Wood-Fired Pizza Shop Preparing to Open

August 14, 2015
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Say ‘Ciao!’ Wood-Fired Pizza Shop Preparing to Open

It would be an understatement to say that Edson Coimbra and Marvin Posada understand the restaurant business. The two long-time high-end restaurant employees – who have cooked and managed such notable places like Mistral and L’Andana, are excited to bring a new, higher-end pizza choice to Williams Street in Chelsea. Both owners have been...

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