Mystic Brewery to Open Beer Cafe on William Street

June 12, 2014
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The popular Mystic Brewery on Williams Street will be taking a step in a new direction this coming Wednesday, June 18, when it opens a beer cafe where full pours of several popular, locally-made beers will be available. Founder Bryan Grenhagen told the Record that the popularity of their tasting room – which has...

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Chelsea Firefighter’s Memorial

June 4, 2014
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Chelsea Firefighter’s Memorial

The Chelsea Fire Department held its annual Firefighter’s Memorial this past Sunday, June 1, in Fay Square outside City Hall. The annual memorial honors firefighters and retired firefighters who have passed away within the previous year. This year, firefighters honored the Crowley and McCormack families.

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Chelsea High Valedictorian Ivanis Ready for Yale

June 4, 2014
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Chelsea High Valedictorian Ivanis Ready for Yale

Chelsea High School (CHS) Senior Milica Ivanis has had a spring filled with surprises. First, she got the surprise of her life earlier this spring when she found out she had been accepted to the Ivy League gem Yale University – which caught her completely off guard. Second, this past Tuesday she got a...

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More Luxury Residences Arrive at ‘The Beacon’

June 4, 2014
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More Luxury Residences Arrive at ‘The Beacon’

Jason Roback, local real estate developer of The Beacon Condominiums at 81 Broadway, is proud and ready to welcome people to see his latest project. Roback, 35, has transformed the former home of the Beacon Café – which had previously been converted in to 11 apartments – in to 11 luxurious condominiums. The historic...

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Former Chelsea High Football Standout and Pop Warner Coach Joe Leonard Dies at 84

June 4, 2014
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Former Chelsea High Football Standout and Pop Warner Coach Joe Leonard Dies at 84

Mr. Joseph Leonard of Chelsea died on May 29, 2014, following a brief illness at the Quigley Hospital at the Soldiers Home in Chelsea. He was 84. Mr. Leonard was born in Chelsea and attended the Shurtleff School and Chelsea High School, Class of 1948. In his early years, Mr. Leonard was a boxer...

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CHS Prom

June 4, 2014
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CHS Prom

Chelsea High School students flocked in their best dresses and most dapper tuxes last Saturday night, May 31, to the Logan Hilton for the annual CHS Prom. Here, Joanna Arevalo (left) and Kiara Rosario (right) model their dresses before heading into the formal affair.

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Council Passes $138.1m Budget

June 4, 2014
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The City Council unanimously adopted the $138.1 million budget proposed by City Manager Jay Ash for FY’15, but not without some cuts first. While the funding is now set for municipal services starting on July 1st, both the police and fire overtime accounts were cut from the request filed by Ash. “Overall, we agree...

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Council Cuts Back Police and Fire Overtime

June 4, 2014
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In what some are interpreting as a message to the City’s public safety departments, the City Council registered a 7-4 vote at Monday’s Council meeting to cut back police and fire overtime significantly in this coming year’s budget. The measure was first proposed by Councillors Giovanni Recupero and Joe Perlatonda, and was aimed squarely...

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Graduation Set for Sunday

June 4, 2014
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The Chelsea High School (CHS) graduation exercises will take place on Sunday afternoon, June 8, at 1 p.m., in the Memorial Stadium. This year’s valedictorian is Milica Ivanis, who will attend Yale University. Salutatorian is Victor Le, who will attend Swarthmore College. The class officers are President Mark Figueroa, Vice President Brenda Romero, Secretary Thi...

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Congratulations to Our Graduates

June 4, 2014
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Graduation season is upon us, the time of year in which communities all across America celebrate the accomplishments of our young adults who will be receiving their high school diplomas. Graduation is a bittersweet time, marking both an ending and a beginning. For the grads, they will realize that the past four years, which they began as adolescents, are now culminating as they reach...

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Maldonado Wins Medal at State Divisional Meet

June 4, 2014
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Chelsea High track and field star Ricky Maldonado competed at the Division 2 state meet at New Bedford Vocational Tech this past weekend and came home with a medal for his eighth place finish in the high jump, earning a point for Chelsea High. Ricky, who was named the Most Valuable Performer in the...

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Obituaries 06-05-2014

June 4, 2014
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Estelle Zielinski Chelsea Centenarian Estelle (Veligor) Zielinski, a longtime Chelsea resident, passed away at the Winchester Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on May 29 just two months after celebrating her 100th birthday. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Josephine Veligor. She attended Boston public schools. After high school, she...

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Chelsea Observes Memorial Day 2014

May 28, 2014
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Chelsea Observes Memorial Day 2014

The Chelsea Girl Scout Parade and Memorial Day Exercises were a fitting and well-attended tribute for the third year in a row as the local Girl Scouts have found a way to invigorate the time before the official exercises and increase local participation in the exercises. Pictured is World War II veteran Charlie Lanzillo, who...

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Mary Burke, a Unique Chelsea Veteran

May 28, 2014
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Mary Burke, a Unique Chelsea Veteran

At the top of the steps in Chelsea City Hall, one will find a series of portraits covering the wall just adjacent to the Council Chambers. They are the faces of soldiers from Chelsea during World War I that gave their lives “over there.” But amongst the heroic men placed on that wall, there...

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The Man Behind the Marquee: Bill Hanney Is Ready for NSMT’s 59th Season

May 28, 2014
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The Man Behind the Marquee: Bill Hanney Is Ready for NSMT’s 59th Season

Bill Hanney would never call himself a hero but to musical theater fans in this region, he’s the man. It was Bill Hanney who saved the venerable North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly from extinction. If not for the dynamic leadership and vision of Hanney, NSMT would likely be home to a major chain...

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Chelsea Firefighters Rescue DPW Worker Trapped in Bobcat

May 28, 2014
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Chelsea Firefighters Rescue DPW Worker Trapped in Bobcat

Firefighters rescued a DPW worker that became trapped in a piece of City construction equipment on Orange Street last Thursday, May 22, when the equipment compressed inward – crushing the man at the waist and causing him extreme pain. Around 10:46 a.m., Engine 2 and Tower 1 were dispatched to Orange Street for the...

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Chelsea Cub Scout Pack 109 News

May 28, 2014
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Chelsea Cub Scout Pack 109 News

Chelsea Cub Scout Pack 109 visited the Chelsea Fire Department’s Sagamore Fire House on Thursday May 6. Our thanks to Lt. Peters and his crew for such a warm welcome to the boys and for showing them what our brave firemen do on a daily basis.

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Retirement Board Decision on McLaughlin Gets Hearing

May 28, 2014
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Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) officials fully expect a reversal of the Chelsea Retirement Board’s decision from last month not to confiscate former CHA Director Michael McLaughlin’s personal pension contributions. “We’re very pleased that the state Board is going to look at the decision of the Chelsea Retirement Board,” said CHA Board Chair Tom Standish....

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Key McLaughlin Figure Gets Retirement Refund

May 28, 2014
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James McNichols could be considered by many to be former CHA Director Michael McLaughlin’s chief henchman in most of his schemes during the 10-year tenure, but McNichols turned on McLaughlin after the house of cards came tumbling down – eventually being the key witness last summer whose testimony ensured McLaughlin would get more time...

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A Common-sense Approach to Gun Control

May 28, 2014
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The gun control bill announced this week by House Speaker Robert DeLeo represents one of the most (indeed in our view, THE most) comprehensive efforts in our nation to bring about sensible gun control legislation that both improves public safety while also safeguarding the rights of law-abiding citizens to purchase guns as enunciated in...

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Maldonado Wins CAC Javelin Championship and Is Named CAC MVP

May 28, 2014
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The Chelsea High boys track and field team competed in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference Meet Saturday at Greater Lowell. The Red Devils finished in fourth place among the nine teams at the meet, finishing behind Greater Lowell, Whittier and Gr. Lawrence. “We had very close dual meets with Whittier and Gr. Lawrence and unfortunately...

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Obituaries 05-29-2014

May 28, 2014
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Helen Rose Mulkern N.E. Tel & Tel Retiree and Whidden Hospital volunteer Helen Rose Mulkern passed away Friday morning, May 23 at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea. She was 97 years old. Born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late John and Mary (White) Mulkern, Helen attended school in Chelsea and...

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CHS Arts Night

May 15, 2014
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CHS Arts Night

There’s a million ways to make music, and using basketballs as a percussion instrument might be one of the more unconventional ways. The CHS Percussive Grooves dance team rocked the auditorium last Tuesday night, May 6, at the annual CHS Arts Night Out using dozens and dozens of basketballs to make music by dribbling them, patting them...

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Judge Amy Nechtem Appointed Chief Justice of Mass. Juvenile Court

May 15, 2014
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Judge Amy Nechtem Appointed Chief Justice of Mass. Juvenile Court

Judge Amy L. Nechtem, who serves in the Essex County Juvenile Court in Lynn, has been appointed to a five-year term as Chief Justice of the Mass. Juvenile Court. Nechtem will succeed Chief Justice Michael F. Edgerton, whose term ends on July 30 when he reaches mandatory retirement. “I am pleased to announce the...

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