Sandsculpting Festival Ready to Start on July 17

July 11, 2013
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Sandsculpting Festival Ready to Start on July 17

With all of the fun and entertainment that has now become part of the nearby Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival, one thing that can tend to get lost in the pre-festival publicity is the actual Sandsculpting. However, once the show gets on the road July 17th – marking the Festival’s 10th Anniversary – it...

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Collaborative, Residents Are Still Pushing Amendment in Wake of Quebec Train Disaster

July 11, 2013
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Collaborative, Residents Are Still Pushing  Amendment in Wake of Quebec Train Disaster

While pleased with last week’s announcement that Global Petroleum had withdrawn its proposal to bring millions of gallons of Ethanol by train through more than 90 communities across the Commonwealth, local Chelsea Creek activists remain dedicated to seeing through the amendment they have fought for and that would ensure that future projects like Global’s...

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Turn in McLaughlin Sentencing Could Set New Legal Precedent

July 11, 2013
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As the nation paused to celebrate and elevate the cornerstones of democracy in America, the attorneys in the Michael McLaughlin case did revolutionary battle over a unique turn in the case that could set new precedent in the federal court system. At issue is the still-remarkable turn of events from McLaughlin’s sentencing hearing in...

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Our Opinions A Joint Victory

July 11, 2013
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The decision by Global Petroleum officials to withdraw their application to bring Ethanol trains to its Revere/East Boston terminal on tracks running through the communities of Chelsea and Everett certainly comes as good news especially to residents who live near the train tracks or the terminal itself. Last week’s explosion in Canada of crude...

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Police Briefs 07-11-2013

July 11, 2013
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July 1 Robert J. Mazzeo Sr., 55, of 20 Grandview Road, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Carlos Hernandez, 19, of 15 Fifth Street, Chelsea, was arrested for carrying a firearm without a license, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, without possession of FID card, and miscellaneous motor vehicle ordinance bylaw violations....

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Obituaries 07-11-2013

July 11, 2013
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Pauline Nolan K-Mart Retiree Pauline M. Nolan, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away on July 4 at the Massachusetts General Hospital following a brief illness. She was 77 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the daughter of Andrew and Evelyn (DeOtt) Gallagher, she attended local schools and worked for many years at K-Mart...

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Screeching Halt: Backed into Corner, Global Withdraws Ethanol Train Plan

July 4, 2013
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Screeching Halt: Backed into Corner, Global Withdraws Ethanol Train Plan

Don’t ever count out a community organizer. More than two years ago, Roseann Bongiovanni and several other members of the Chelsea Collaborative heard about a plan by Revere’s Global Petroleum to steer trains through the heart of Chelsea at night, trains that carried the potentially dangerous and explosive material called Ethanol. No one in...

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Curtain Call: Nobrega’s Discount House Will Close After 43 Years

July 4, 2013
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Curtain Call: Nobrega’s Discount House Will Close After 43 Years

When it came to anything made of fabric for the home, there was only one place in Chelsea with a great selection and a fair price. That place was Nobrega’s Discount House, and after 60 years in business (43 in Chelsea) the family-operated store is calling it quits this weekend. Located on the Parkway...

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Pool’s Open

July 4, 2013
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Pool’s Open

Children Playing under the waterfall at the Vietnam Veterans pool on Saturday, June 29 as the pool opened for the season.

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Council At-large Race Could Potentially Be a Battle

July 4, 2013
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The City Election season is in its beginning stages, and already, at least two races are standing out as being potentially very tight. Nomination papers for potential candidates became available on May 1st. Candidates have until Aug. 6th to collect signatures and return their papers, and failing to do so will mean they cannot...

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Marginal Street Corridor Could Be Next Hot Area for Chelsea

July 4, 2013
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The turnaround story of Everett Avenue has been well documented both inside and outside of Chelsea. Now, with that area growing unabated, City Manager Jay Ash said this week that planners would begin to focus on the Marginal Street corridor as the City’s next big boomtown. In the next few weeks, the City plans...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 4, 2013
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Have fun on the holiday, but do it safely for yourself and your loved ones  Back at the turn of the 20th century, editorial writers would implore their readers to make the Fourth of July “safe and sane.” Americans, especially the young men, would use the Fourth as an excuse to go on a...

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Obituaries 07-04-2013

July 4, 2013
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Thomas Joyce Retired Engineer and Computer Technology Pioneer Thomas F. “Tom” Joyce, a longtime resident of Westford, formerly of Chelsea, died June 29 after a brief illness. He was 77 years old. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was the beloved husband of Caroline (Witkowski) Joyce with whom he would have celebrated 56 years...

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Tree Dedication

June 28, 2013
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Tree Dedication

A tree was planted on the property at 100 Captain’s Row, where Arlene Black called home for more than 35 year until her recent pass­ing. A group of building residents, including Joyce Black, Arlene’s sister, and Chelsea City Council President, Dan Cortell (pictured right), headed by the building’s Trustees, were joined by Admiral’s Hill...

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Please Release Me… : Cottage Street Advocate, Musician Detained by Ice Since September

June 28, 2013
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Please Release Me… : Cottage Street Advocate, Musician  Detained by Ice Since September

Last September, Livio Arias Torres ran to the door of his Cottage Street apartment as thundering knocks in the early morning hours awakened him suddenly. He had been disturbed from his slumber and didn’t even have enough time to put on a change of clothes to find out who was continuously knocking so early...

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Three Options on the Table for Silver Line Route in Chelsea

June 28, 2013
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Three Options on the Table for Silver Line Route in Chelsea

Three options have emerged from the study reviewing the potential expansion of the MBTA’s Silver Line service to Chelsea – a change in the City’s public transportation options that many are describing as a “game changer” in terms of being directly connected to the booming South Boston Waterfront. This past week, officials from the...

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State Housing Association Rescinds 2001 Mclaughlin Recommendation

June 28, 2013
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The chief of the state housing authority director’s association – a former close associate and admirer of former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Michael McLaughlin – has submitted a letter to Federal Judge Doug Woodlock to rescind his 2001 McLaughlin letter of recommendation. Thomas Connolly Jr., executive director of the Mass National Association of...

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Fun in the Sun Starts June 29th as Pool Finally Opens

June 28, 2013
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The Vietnam Veterans Pool, operated by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), is readying to be one of the first State pools open this summer. “It continues to be a top priority to get our pool open and keep it open for as long as possible,” said Rep. Eugene O’Flaherty, who has been...

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Congratulations Senator Ed Markey: District Voters Supported Our Long-time Congressman

June 28, 2013
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Voters in this district mirrored those across the state in giving their enthusiastic support  to our long-time Congressman, Ed Markey, in his campaign for U.S. Senate against Republican rival Gabriel Gomez. Massachusetts voters clearly understood the difference between the candidates and realized the profound effect that sending a Republican to the U.S. Senate would...

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Police Briefs 06-27-2013

June 28, 2013
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June 17 Lance Pona, 23, of 36 Orange Street, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Francisco Lugo, 38, of 456 Park Avenue, Boston, was arrested for carrying a dangerous weapon. Carlos Nieves, 21, of 16 Burma Road, Chelsea, was arrested for carrying a dangerous weapon. Victor Barahona, 20, of...

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Obituaries 06-27-2013

June 28, 2013
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William Crowley Worked for NE Tel & Tel, Member of K of C and Lifetime Member of DAV William A. Crowley of Chelsea passed away on June 18 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett following a brief illness. He was 70 years old. Born in the West End, he was the son of...

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MGH Chelsea Summer Safety Bike Fair

June 25, 2013
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MGH Chelsea Summer Safety Bike Fair

Elsa Waters, Olin Waters, Eric Cogan, Eric Esmurria, Garrett Cezott and Eva Esmurria at the MGH Chelsea Summer Safety Bike Fair

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Open Air Apollinaire to Celebrate 10th Year with Bertolt Brecht

June 25, 2013
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Open Air Apollinaire to Celebrate 10th Year with Bertolt Brecht

Apollinaire Theatre Company will mark 10 years of offering free bilingual productions on alternating nights in English and Spanish in Chelsea’s Mary O’Malley Park Bertolt Brecht’s parable of right and wrong, ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle.’ Brecht throws the audience into the action when a coup brings down the social order. The intertwining tales of Grusha, a...

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Run-on Sentencing: Federal Judge Makes Surprise Move to Open Up McLaughlin Case to Longer Sentencing, Restitution

June 25, 2013
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Run-on Sentencing: Federal Judge Makes Surprise Move to Open Up McLaughlin Case to  Longer Sentencing, Restitution

Tenants of the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) and the CHA’s “new” Board members marched hand-in-hand into Boston’s Federal Court on Friday to be heard. But, they didn’t need to be heard. Judge Douglas Woodlock had apparently already heard them loud and clear – so much so that, at the sentencing hearing for former CHA Director Michael...

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