Residency Plan Gets Shot Down Again, Despite Staggering Numbers of Dollars Leaving Chelsea

December 1, 2014
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Councillor Leo Robinson has long been advocating for the implementation of a public safety residency requirement, and at the last regular Council meeting, Nov. 10, he took a different tack – focusing on economic development. Robinson introduced the measure by revealing that he found some $10 million a year in public safety salaries are leaving...

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Obituaries 11-26-2014

December 1, 2014
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John (Andruszewski) Andrus Of Everett John (Andruszewski) Andrus of Everett died on Friday, November 21. He was 92 years old. The beloved son of the late Stanislaus and Catherine (Piorkowska) Andruszewski, he was the devoted brother of Theresa Chotkowski and her late husband, Anthony of Woburn and the late Edward Andruszewski and Henrietta Zadroga...

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VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON

November 18, 2014
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VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON

Chelsea celebrated Veterans Day at a luncheon at the Chelsea Senior Center this past Tuesday, Nov. 11.   Speakers included (l to r) Senator Sal DiDomenico; Donald Kingsbury, head of the Chelsea Veterans Council, and City Manager Jay Ash.   Also there to recognize local veterans were State Reps. Dan Ryan and RoseLee Vincent,...

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Congratulations and Good Luck To City Manager Jay Ash

November 18, 2014
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We congratulate our city manager, Jay Ash, on his appointment as secretary of housing and economic development in Governor-elect Charlie Baker’s Cabinet. We’re fully confident that Jay will be an outstanding asset in the Governor Baker Administration. His work in the areas of economic development and housing in Chelsea has been superb. One only...

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Obituaries 11-13-2014

November 18, 2014
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Richard DiRocco, Jr. Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea Richard B. DiRocco, Jr. of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly at the age of 25 on November 9. He was the loving son of Jonnalee Hammond and Richard B. DiRocco, Sr., both of Revere, beloved father of Ayden Davis of North Carolina, dear brother of...

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Ash takes State Cabinet Position

November 18, 2014
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Ash takes State Cabinet Position

City Manager Jay Ash announced officially on Tuesday evening that he will be leaving City government by the end of the year to take a state cabinet post as Secretary of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED). Ash, who just turned 53, said he was offered a vague opportunity last Wednesday,...

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Community Leaders Laud Jay Ash for his Work as Chelsea City Manager

November 18, 2014
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Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash took the city to the Rocky mountaintop in June, helping the community earn the prestigious All-Amerca City Award at the National Civic League Competition  in Denver. Local business and community leaders say Jay Ash has been an excellent leader of the city where he grew up, attended high school,...

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Council will Discuss City Manager Process on Monday

November 18, 2014
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Council President Matt Frank reported on Tuesday that he has called a meeting to begin the process of selecting a new city manager, and more pressing, what the Council wants to do for the interim. The meeting will take place on Monday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in City Hall. “I don’t think a...

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Ash: Wyndham Hotel was key to Revitalization

November 18, 2014
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When City Manager Jay Ash was a student at Chelsea High School (CHS), he said he would often think about the All-American City Award. He said he had read about Somerville winning the award and thought it would be a great morale boost for his hometown were it also to win such an award....

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The Best Medicine: Getting Kids and Families Outside to Play

November 18, 2014
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The Best Medicine: Getting Kids and Families Outside to Play

One of the oldest outdoors clubs in American and one of the newest programs from Mass General Hospital (MGH) are teaming up to fight a growing problem – the sedentary lifestyles of local young people, which often gives way to childhood obesity. MGH’s Revere and Chelsea Clinics and the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) are...

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Metro Credit Celebrates Newton Branch Opening

November 10, 2014
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Metro Credit Celebrates Newton Branch Opening

 Metro Credit Union recently celebrated the opening of their new branch located at 334 Watertown St. in Newton with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. “Metro’s decision to open here has been many years in the making. We have thousands of members in the city and in neighboring communities and have always felt that our...

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Ash to Hold Tax Meeting Tonight Nov. 6

November 10, 2014
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With residential taxes poised to increase between 2 and 17 percent this upcoming year, City Manager Jay Ash is inviting interested parties to attend an informational meeting tonight (Thursday, November 6th) at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers. “We’re saving residential owner-occupants approximately 44 percent on their property taxes, but the tax increases come...

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Question 3 Defeat Clears Casino Path

November 10, 2014
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The defeat of the Casino Repeal effort, Question 3, on Tuesday’s ballot paves the way for the Wynn Resorts casino to begin its putting the pedal to the medal on its project. Wynn officials, after getting word of the vote during a viewing party at Everett High School, said they were ready to get...

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BHCC Gets Grant for Training Food Workers

November 10, 2014
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The Bunker Hill Community College Workforce Development Center has received a $150,000 grant from the Commonwealth Corporation’s Regional Training Capacity Pilot Program. The College will use the funds to implement the Pathway to Success in the Food Industry program, a sequence of workplace English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes contextualized for the...

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Wheelock Celebrates Chelsea Scholar

November 10, 2014
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Wheelock College will celebrate Carishmar Moore, a Chelsea local and member of the Wheelock Class of 2018, along with 16 other Passion for Action Scholars at the Wheelock College Brookline Campus, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 6-9 p.m. The Passion for Action Leadership Award Reception will celebrate the positive social entrepreneurship of the Wheelock...

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Ash given MANN Award

November 10, 2014
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Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash recently received the Theodore Mann Regional Leadership Award from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) at the planning agency’s Fall Meeting in Boston. MAPC is the regional planning agency serving 101 cities and towns in Greater Boston. The award is given annually in memory of Newton’s longest-serving mayor, Theodore...

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Ash Welcomes Philly Executives to City Hall

November 10, 2014
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City Manager Jay Ash was among the welcoming party of Chelsea leaders who spoke to attendees of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia’s recent Leadership Exchange visit. At Chelsea City Hall, Ash (pictured right speaking to the audience), TND Director Ann Houston and Roca Chelsea Director Shannon McAuliffe discussed building community partnerships and the...

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Police Arrest Two in Brutal Stabbing Last Sept.

November 10, 2014
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Two men have been identified and held in connection with the attempted murder of a Chelsea teen in September, a brazen daylight attack that involved multiple stabblings with a knife and machete. The two men, Jose Lopez, 20, of Revere and Jose Vasquez, 21, of Somerville, are charged with assault with intent to murder...

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Sports 11-06-2014

November 10, 2014
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Boys soccer advances to D-2 North quarterfinal with dramatic 2OT victory The Chelsea High boys soccer team advanced to the quarterfinals of the Division 2 North state soccer tournament with a thrilling 1-0 victory over Lynn Classical in double overtime in a first round contest Monday evening at Chelsea Stadium. Coach Mick Milutinovic’s Red...

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Obituaries 11-06-2014

November 10, 2014
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Peter Grasso Retired Butcher Peter S. Grasso of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea, went home to Jesus October 30. A US Army veteran of World War II and a retired wholesale meat company butcher, he was the beloved husband of Bina ( Giammarino ) Grasso with whom he shared 66 years  of marriage; loving father...

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Election Results Favor Coakley Heavily, Buck Thin Margins Statewide

November 10, 2014
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Though Republican Charlie Baker took the statewide gubernatorial vote by a very narrow margin – Chelsea voters overwhelmingly came out for his Democratic opponent, Attorney General Martha Coakley in Tuesday’s voting action. Voter turnout was brisk for Chelsea, with precincts in Prattville steady nearly all day long. There was a 36.1 percent turnout and...

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Ash says Baker Victory Good for Chelsea/State

November 10, 2014
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City Manager Jay Ash has made no bones about his support of Gov.-elect Charlie Baker and, after Baker’s big win on Tuesday, Ash said he’s waiting to see how he can help the new administration and how the new administration might be able to partner with Chelsea. “I’m looking forward to having some relationship...

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Telex-Free Meeting Draws Thousands Last Week

November 10, 2014
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Telex-Free Meeting Draws Thousands Last Week

More than 1,000 victims of the TelexFree Ponzi scheme showed up at a meeting in the Mary C. Burke School on Oct. 29 to get information and to get help filing a complaint with the state. The event was coordinated by the Chelsea Collaborative, which is organizing victims. Last summer, in the wake of...

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Wynn Working on Redesign of Casino Tower

November 10, 2014
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Wynn Resorts officials late last month told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) that they are ready to unveil a new design for the proposed casino on Lower Broadway. The MGC had asked Wynn to redesign the tower concept that has served as the face of the project since it was formally proposed. “I can...

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