No Racial Implications in ‘Dear Friend’ Letters,Gladys Vega States

November 19, 2015
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Political activist and human services leader Gladys Vega said this week that the ‘Dear Friend’ political endorsement letters she sent out during the recent City Election were being misrepresented as an identity politics gesture and did not endorse Latino candidates over white or black candidates simply because of race or ethnicity. “In certain districts...

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Three said to be Seeking Council President Post

November 19, 2015
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As the new configuration of the Council approaches a January inauguration, already plenty of politicking is being done to secure the transformed body’s new leader. Council President Leo Robinson will be one incumbent who is returning to the Council, but it is typically frowned upon for one to seek a second term. He also...

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Salvation Army,Cheesecake Factory Team up for A Heartwarming Dinner

November 19, 2015
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Thanksgiving often brings about the best in a lot of folks, as they pause to recognize all they have been given, many also turn to help those who have been given much less. Thanksgiving Dinners from organizations all over the City and in surrounding cities are very common, but none rival the corporate/human services...

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TND Comes Back with Scaled-Down Proposal for French Club Site

November 19, 2015
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TND Comes Back with Scaled-Down Proposal for French Club Site

When neighbors rose up in arms against the former, 60-unit affordable housing apartment building on the old French Club site at Spencer Avenue, TND got the brunt of neighborhood frustration, and this week the organization said it has listened to those concerns and has a new plan. After a productive meeting in October with...

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Five Firefighters Up for Awards

November 19, 2015
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Chelsea Fire has been no stranger to the annual statewide Firefighter of the Year awards. Last year, the Department had one statewide award winner, and in the past there have been numerous top-flight honorees. This year, however, five firefighters will be taking the stage at Monday’s Firefighter of the Year Awards on the campus...

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We Supported the Candidates Who Best Reflect the Values of Our Community

November 19, 2015
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By Gladys Vega and Roseann Bongiovanni We are writing to congratulate all candidates who participated in the recent elections and to address concerns raised by our involvement.  For the first time in many years, Chelsea is on the precipice of change and our community leveraged its true voice in directing that future at the...

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Letters to the Editor

November 19, 2015
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Congratulations to all the candidates in the last election Dear Editor: We, the members of Board of Directors of the Chelsea Collaborative, write to offer our congratulations to all candidates who bravely entered the foray of political campaigns. We applaud both those who were elected and those who were not. In particular we express...

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Congratulations,East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

November 19, 2015
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We congratulate the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center on being named as one of the “Top Places To Work” in Massachusetts by the Boston Globe. What a great honor it was for EBNHC Chief Executive Officer Manny Lopes, Chair Rita Sorrento, Human Resources Director Linda Dailey, Chief Medical Director Jackie Fuentes, and Vice President...

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Sports 11-19-2015

November 19, 2015
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CHS Roundup CHS football team  splits in past two weeks The Chelsea High football team spit its contests of the past two weeks, defeating West Roxbury, 20-16, two weeks ago, but falling to Latin Academy this past Friday evening. The triumph at West Roxbury started inauspiciously for the Red Devils when a Chelsea defensive...

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Obituaries 11-19-2015

November 19, 2015
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Corinne Feltch Retired receptionist at Lighthouse Nursing Care Center Corinne M. (McNeil) Feltch passed away peacefully on November  12 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere after a long and brave struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was 88 years old. She grew up in Somerville, daughter of James and Anastasia (McDonald) McNeil and...

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Nice Ride

November 12, 2015
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Nice Ride

Gerard Millerick, a parishioner at St. Michael’s Chapel at the Soldiers’ Home, drove this beautiful 1953 Packard to the Home’s Veterans Day ceremonies last Thursday, Nov. 5. The old car had been mothballed for decades before Millerick got ahold of it in 1994. He said he drove it over in honor of Father Patrick Healy,...

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Famous at Floramo’s

November 12, 2015
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Famous at Floramo’s

Chelsea’s reality show star, Velvet Smith, greets diners at Floramo’s, Michael Breau (left), the younger brother of former Chelsea High sports great Bobby Breau and brother-in-law of Assistant Superintendent of Chelsea Schools Linda Breau, and Ginny Grayson (right). Velvet appears on the show with her daughter, Ashley Alexiss, a professional model and spokesperson.

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Lt.Governor Karyn Polito Signs Community Compact with City

November 12, 2015
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Lt.Governor Karyn Polito Signs Community Compact with City

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito signed a Community Compact agreement with Chelsea City Manager Thomas Ambrosino on Thursday afternoon. “We are excited to announce our new partnership with the City of Chelsea,” said Polito. “The Commonwealth is looking forward to working with local officials to implement their chosen best practices in business continuity and job...

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Councillors Seek Secretary of State’s Opinion on Election

November 12, 2015
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One councillor – now joined in support by others – has called for the state Secretary of the Commonwealth to look into a long list of alleged “irregularities” from the Nov. 3 City Election and to bring in observers to monitor future Chelsea elections. Meanwhile, the focus of most of the complaints, the Chelsea...

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CAPIC to Seek Alternate Location for Wrap-Around Services

November 12, 2015
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A proposed short-term Resource Center for homeless and addicted persons in Bellingham Square will not seek to locate in the former Cataldo Ambulance building, according to CAPIC Director Bob Repucci, but will seek an alternate location due to some in the community who oppose the location. “Here, we have a situation where there was...

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Police,Fire to Begin Carrying Narcan

November 12, 2015
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The Chelsea Police and Chelsea Fire have agreed to carry the anti-overdose drug Narcan in their cruisers and trucks at a cost of $500 per officer or firefighter. City Manager Tom Ambrosino put in a request for funding to the Council on Monday night announcing the accord and asking for $120,000 to fund the...

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Bach In Time:Joe Bach Turns 107 at LFCFL

November 12, 2015
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Bach In Time:Joe Bach Turns 107 at LFCFL

When Leonard Florence enter for Living (LFCFL) resident Joseph Bach was born, the Model T car was a brand new idea and William Howard Taft had recently surged to victory. In between those days and now, Bach – who celebrated his 107th birthday with family at his new home in the LFCFL in Chelsea...

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Letters to the Editor

November 12, 2015
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Vidot thanks supporters and voters Dear Editor: I’d like to share my sincerest gratitude to everyone who came out and voted for me on Tuesday Nov. 3. These past few months have been a whirlwind and I am honored and excited to serve as your next City Councilor. I also want to take this...

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Let’s Truly Honor Our Veterans

November 12, 2015
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Veteran’s Day originally came into existence shortly after World War I when it was known as Armistice Day, marking the end of what was known then as the Great War on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. In the years since that time, Veteran’s Day has come to encompass...

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Sports 11-12-2015

November 12, 2015
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USA Boxing New England Championship at Chelsea High School Hosted by John Ruiz and Quietman Sports The second round of the 130th annual USA Boxing New England Championships, hosted by Quietman Sports Gym, will be held this Saturday night (5 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. first match) at Chelsea High School. Quietman Sports Gym,...

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Obituaries 11-12-2015

November 12, 2015
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Janet ‘Janina’ Wlodyka Lifelong parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church Janet B. “Janina” Wlodyka of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, passed away at Winthrop Place Nursing and Care Center where she had been receiving supportive care for the past several months. She was 91 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the...

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School Cancer Awareness Day

November 5, 2015
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School Cancer Awareness Day

To mark Breast Cancer Awareness month, students at the Berkowitz and Kelly Schools held an awareness day recently and dressed all in pink. In addition, students lined up in a pink ribbon formation outside the Mary C. Burke Complex to mark the occasion – as seen here from a bird’s eye perspective.

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Election Day Wave Sees Six New Faces on the Council:Four New on School Committee

November 5, 2015
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Election Day Wave Sees Six New Faces on the Council:Four New on School Committee

It’s tough to be an incumbent these days, and the national trend to oust those in office carried over to Chelsea Tuesday night when six new people out of 11 seats – creating a new majority – swept into office on a wave of voter excitement and candidate campaigning that hasn’t been seen here...

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Two More Restaurant Bars Get Penalized

November 5, 2015
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The Chelsea Licensing Commission imposed sanctions against two local establishments after a public hearing  was held at the October 27 meeting. The  Chelsea Police brought forward complaints against the Acapulco Mexican Restaurant of 238 Fifth St. and Bar Rancho Las Pupusas of 36 Second St. Both locations will have five days to appeal the...

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