Obituaries 10-10-2013

October 11, 2013
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William DeNisco, Sr. Raytheon Retiree William DeNisco, Sr. of Chelsea, formerly of Everett, passed away at his Chelsea home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, October 8. He was 84 years old. Born and raised in Everett, the beloved son of the late Antonio and Laura (DeFillippo) DeNisco, Bill attended Everett schools and ...

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Campaign Reception held for Councillor-At-Large Candidate Deborah Washington

October 11, 2013
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Campaign Reception held for Councillor-At-Large Candidate Deborah Washington

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Think 5: Fifth Annual Walk Steps Up for those Living with ALS & MS

October 4, 2013
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2013 “Walk for Living” Presented by Chelsea Jewish Foundation and the Herb Chambers Companies Sunday, October 6 at 10am on Admirals Hill in Chelsea Patrick O’Brien was just 30 years old when he was diagnosed with ALS. An award-winning filmmaker, Patrick had made moving films about the disabled, never imagining that he would be...

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Eastern Salt’s Public Waterfront Park

October 3, 2013
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Eastern Salt’s Public Waterfront Park

Eastern Salt employee Paul Carlson gives an impromptu tour to John Schwagerl of the sprawling, green amphitheatre at the new industrial-themed park on Marginal Street – which should be officially opened later in the year. The park incorporates many marine themed items, including a wheelhouse from an old boat and old marine docking elements....

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Chamber of Commerce Pot of Gold Is October 23

October 3, 2013
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Chamber of Commerce Pot of Gold Is October 23

The Chelsea Chamber of Commerce $10,000 Pot of Gold is at hand.  The event will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Holiday Inn Boston/Peabody on Rte. 1 North in Peabody. Be part of this outstanding evening, which will be filled with great company, food and flair, all while supporting your business community. ...

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Vega Honored by NFL for Heritage Month

October 3, 2013
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Vega Honored by NFL for Heritage Month

The Chelsea Collaborative’s Gladys Vega probably isn’t quite the right size for the National Football League (NFL), but she certainly packs just as much punch as the fiercest New England Patriots linebacker when it comes to hard hitting community issues – and recently the Patriots and NFL combined to honor Vega for her efforts....

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Lydia Walata, a Dedicated Public Official and Mother

October 3, 2013
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Lydia Walata, a Dedicated Public Official and Mother

Cathy Walata Surette has a laminated photo on her refrigerator of her mother, Lydia Walata, who is standing with her good friend and long-time School Committee colleague Morris Seigal and chatting with U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy. A lifelong Chelsea resident, Lydia (Belofsky) Walata socialized with people in all walks of life and was admired...

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Workers Awarded $1m Judgment: GBLS Says Money Is for Back Wages Due from Boston Hides and Furs

October 3, 2013
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Workers allege that they were called ‘dogs,’ not employees. They allege that they were harassed when they used the bathroom, told demeaningly to use the toilet at their own ‘casitas.’ They allege that they were refused any time to eat lunch, instead being told by the owners of Boston Hides and Furs on Marginal...

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All-chelsea Awards Ceremony an Impressive Event: Congratulations to the Award Recipients

October 3, 2013
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When City Manager Jay Ash founded the All-Chelsea Community Awards Ceremony in 2003, not even he could have predicted the superb event that it would become and the tremendous level of prestige these awards would hold for the recipients. Or perhaps Jay knew from the beginning that the awards ceremony would grow in stature,...

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City Spends $75,000 for Trash Compactors

October 3, 2013
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As the City continues efforts to keep streets clean and to encourage recycling, the newest tool to do so is about to be unveiled.  Beginning as soon as this week, the Chelsea DPW will begin installing BigBelly solar barrels at eighteen locations. “This is our next step at keeping Chelsea clean and green,” said...

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Police Briefs 10-03-2013

October 3, 2013
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Maritime Commission Revokes Medrano Express License The Chelsea Police Department along with other law enforcement agencies have received numerous complaints over the past several months regarding a local business, Medrano Express, and their unethical, as well as potentially criminal, business operating procedures. This company has taken both money, as well as durable goods, to...

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Chelsea High School Sports Roundup

October 3, 2013
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Red Devils fall to North Shore The Chelsea High football team dropped a 40-15 decision to North Shore Tech Saturday afternoon on a perfect day for football. The contest was not as lopsided as the final score might indicate. After spotting North Shore a 16-0 lead in the opening quarter, the Red Devils drove...

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Obituaries 10-03-2013

October 3, 2013
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Audrey Clarke Retired Function Coordinator Audrey Cecelia (Jewett) Clarke of Chelsea passed away September 29 at the Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea. She was 86 years old. Born in St. John, New Brunswick Canada, she was the daughter of the late Duncan and Celia “Annie” (Bursey) Jewett. She came to the United...

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Now Open: Boston Yogurt

September 26, 2013
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Now Open: Boston Yogurt

Boston Yogurt’s grand opening was on Monday September 23. The Boston Yogurt company, next to he Dockside Restaurant, is the place to go for your yogurt cravings, with a wide variety of flavors and build your own toppings.

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Monge Installed as as Kiwanis President

September 26, 2013
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Monge Installed as as Kiwanis President

The Chelsea Kiwanis Club held their annual meeting last Thursday and elected Elaine Monge to be their President as of October 1st. The installation and luncheon took place in front of a full house at the Wyndham Hotel in Chelsea with many members and guests, both from Chelsea and surrounding communities in attendance. The...

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Chelsea Police Awarded “Accreditation” Status

September 26, 2013
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Chelsea Police Awarded “Accreditation” Status

On September 12th, 2013 the Chelsea Police Department received a State Accreditation Award from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission at a ceremony held at the Andover Country Club. Law Enforcement Accreditation is a self-initiated voluntary evaluation process by which police departments from across the commonwealth strive to meet and maintain law enforcement standards that...

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Applications for Registered Marijuana Dispensaries Start Second and Final Phase

September 26, 2013
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Monday, September 23, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced the list of applicants for Registered Marijuana Dispensaries that are eligible to apply for the second and final phase of the competitive application process. Information will be posted on www.mass.gov/medicalmarijuana. An informational meeting for Phase 2 applicants will be held on Thursday, October...

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Chelsea Man Charged in Sexual Assault at Youth Center

September 26, 2013
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Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes today announced criminal charges and an active investigation arising out of an alleged sexual assault on a child at a Chelsea youth center this summer. Vriky Santos (D.O.B. 8/2/91) of Chelsea is charged with aggravated rape for allegedly sexually assaulting a...

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Congratulations, Kiwanis President Elaine Monge

September 26, 2013
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We join the Kiwanis Club of Chelsea in congratulating Elaine Monge on her installation as president of this outstanding service organization. It was a proud moment for Elaine and her family as she took the oath of office at the installation luncheon at the Wyndham Chelsea Hotel. Monge is part of a distinguished list...

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Taste of Chelsea a Success

September 26, 2013
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The Tenth Annual Taste of Chelsea was a big success Monday night. Hundreds of people enjoyed food items from area restaurants and businesses. We applaud event chairman Joseph Vinard and the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce for hosting this great event that benefits HarborCov, an organization that helps victims of domestic abuse.

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Obituaries 09-26-2013

September 26, 2013
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Leroy Tyler, Sr. Truck Driver for Leonard Silver; His High Jump Record at Lynn Classical High School Is Still Unbroken Leroy W. Tyler, Sr., a long time resident of Chelsea, passed away at home on Sunday morning, September 22. He was 76 years old Born in Lynn, he was a graduate of Lynn Classical...

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Hitting the Waves

September 19, 2013
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Hitting the Waves

Jordan Boys & Girls Club’s Surf Club enjoys a day at the beach. Pictured at Revere Beach are Jorge, Martin, Phoebe, Mari­na, Steven and Donald.

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Wilson Likes His Chances in District 5 Council Race

September 19, 2013
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Wilson Likes His Chances in District 5 Council Race

For Henry David Wilson, here’s to hoping that the third time’s a charm. Wilson is out and about – has remained active in all things Chelsea – and is in the thick of the race for District 5 City Council seat. Wilson, who owns a home on Beacon Street and is 48 years old,...

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Robinson Announces His Candidacy for Re-election

September 19, 2013
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Robinson Announces His Candidacy for Re-election

City Councillor-At-Large Leo Robinson has announced his candidacy for re-election this week. A tireless commu­nity advocate and respected political leader, Robinson’s lifetime of contributions to community and civic affairs has been substantial and ef­fective.

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