Chelsea Firefighters Reflecting on Boston Fire, and Attend Funerals

April 3, 2014
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Chelsea Firefighters Reflecting on Boston Fire, and Attend Funerals

The tragic 9-alarm fatal fire in Boston last Wednesday has Chelsea firefighters reflecting on their own procedures and preparing to attend the funerals for both fallen Boston jakes. Earlier this week, department shift commanders took the time to speak to fire crews about the Boston fire. In addition to going over the incident internally,...

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Shurtleff St. Fire

April 3, 2014
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Shurtleff St. Fire

The Chelsea Fire Department responded to a working fire at 129 Shurtleff St. late on Tuesday afternoon. The fire appeared to come from a kitchen on the third floor of the triple decker. Details were scant by press time, but fire crews appeared to knock down the flames quickly and damage seemed to be...

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Lewis Latimer Museum at the Chelsea Public Library Opens

April 3, 2014
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Lewis Latimer Museum at the Chelsea Public Library Opens

The Lewis Latimer Society of Chelsea and Historian George Ostler held a combined event on Tuesday night in which a 150th Civil War Anniversary historical exhibit in the City Hall Gallery was unveiled along with the opening of the new Lewis Latimer Museum at the Chelsea Public Library. Ron and Leo Robinson first welcomed...

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Vincent Cruises to Victory in the 16th: Chelsea’s Taylor Wins Prattville

April 3, 2014
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Chelsea’s Todd Taylor, a Republican, pulled out a win in his hometown, but couldn’t best Revere’s RoseLee Vincent – who won convincingly in the 16th Suffolk District Special Election Tuesday night via a larger Revere vote on an overall low-turnout day. Only 4.68 percent of Chelsea voters came to the polls, but Taylor managed...

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Tobin Bridge Work to Resume in April for Final Year of Three-year Project

April 3, 2014
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MassDOT is reminding drivers that steel preservation/repair work and painting on the Tobin Bridge is set to resume in April. The beginning stages of work will require daily lane closures on the upper and lower decks of the bridge during off-peak hours. The permanent lane restrictions will take effect in approximately two weeks –...

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Girl Scout Volunteers Awarded for Service

April 3, 2014
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Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts is pleased to announce that 43 volunteers, three service units, and two committees will be recognized at their annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner on April 10, at 5 p.m. at the Chelmsford Radisson. Those recognized will include Chelsea’s Eileena Long, leader of Chelsea Troop 71777. “Our dedicated volunteers enrich the...

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Our Fallen Heroes

April 3, 2014
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People in this world may be divided by political views, race, sexual orientation, and religion but there is one group of people that are blind to this and will run into a burning inferno and save your life regardless if you are a democrat or republican, gay or straight, black or white, Catholic or...

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Red Devil Baseball Opens Season Today

April 3, 2014
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Although spring has yet to be sprung, the schedule shows the Chelsea High baseball team opening its 2014 season today (Thursday) when the Red Devils host Greater Lawrence at 4:00. “It’s been a terrible spring training season,” said CHS head coach Alan Beausoleil. “It’s always short enough as it is before the season gets...

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Obituaries 04-03-2014

April 3, 2014
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Osvaldo Garcia Worked for American Biltrite Osvaldo M. Garcia passed away on Sunday afternoon, March 30, at home after a five month battle with an overwhelming illness. Born in Rancho Veloz, Cuba 83 years ago, upon entering the United States in 1968, he settled with his family in Chelsea and remained here until moving...

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Casino Talk Despite Winthrop’s Complaints, Chelsea Still Sees Mohegan Sun Casino as a Worthy Partner

March 28, 2014
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Casino Talk Despite Winthrop’s Complaints, Chelsea Still Sees Mohegan Sun  Casino as a Worthy Partner

Hundreds of people from all over the region packed into the South Boston Convention Center on Tuesday evening to make their voices heard on the Mohegan Sun casino project in Revere at a public input hearing before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC). While a strong contingent from Winthrop came out to blast the casino...

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Fire Department Participates in Training with the Mass State Police Bomb Squad

March 28, 2014
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Fire Department Participates in Training with the Mass State Police Bomb Squad

The Chelsea Fire Department frequently works very closely with the Massachusetts State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Section, and last week several firefighters were able to train with the specialized unit in order to prepare for an emergency. “We routinely train with the Mass State Police Fire Investigators,” stated Captain Richard Perisie, who is...

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Running for a Good Cause: Saritin Rizzuto Will Compete in Boston Marathon

March 28, 2014
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Running for a Good Cause: Saritin Rizzuto Will Compete in Boston Marathon

Saritin Rizzuto is usually running an event for a good cause. Now she will be running in a big event for a good cause. Rizzuto, the energetic community relations officer for Metro Credit Union headquartered in Chelsea, will be competing in the Boston Marathon on April 21. She has been training with seven-to-ten-mile runs on four weekdays and a 12-16-mile trek on the weekends. Rizzuto is...

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Council Passes Housing Inspection Ordinance

March 28, 2014
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In a contentious issue that concluded with a happy ending, the City Council on Monday night took a huge step in potentially ending the problem of illegal rooming houses and substandard apartments. By a vote of 10-1, the Council approved the ordinance that would require landlords to have a City code enforcement inspection of...

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Police Residency Plan Shot down in Close Vote

March 28, 2014
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City Councillors voted down a plan on Monday night to require newly-hired police officers to live in Chelsea at least five years after starting the job – an issue decided by one vote in a 5-6 decision. Supporters of the plan indicate that it is a very popular initiative among voters, and leading proponent...

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The Public Input Hearing, Mohegan Sun Casino Project

March 28, 2014
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More than 400 people gathered at the South Boston Convention Center on Tuesday, March 25, to attend the public input hearing on the Revere Mohegan Sun casino project in front of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC). Residents from all over Boston, Winthrop, Revere, Chelsea , Everett and the Greater Boston region spoke to the...

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So, This Is Spring?

March 28, 2014
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Although the calendar told us that spring officially arrived last Thursday, Mother Nature, as usual, has decided on her own time frame for when she will allow spring to be sprung. As we are writing this editorial at the beginning of the week, the weatherman is telling us that temperatures will remain below freezing all day for the next two days...

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Spring Cleaning Time

March 28, 2014
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Clean up, clean up, Everybody everywhere Clean, clean up, Everybody do your share. For our readers with children, the above phrases will be recognized as coming from a song by Barney, the Purple Dinosaur.  But they are as apropos as anything else we can think of to remind our readers that springtime also means clean-up time. This is the time...

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Obituaries 03-27-2014

March 28, 2014
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Albert ‘Barry’ Barys Retired Kayem Employee, Long Active at St. Stanislaus Church and at Chelsea PAV Post 13 Albert L. “Barry” Barys of Saugus and a former longtime Chelsea resident passed away unexpectedly Monday evening March 24 while rehabilitating at the Annemark Nursing Home in Revere. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the...

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From New Life to Fighting Flames: Engine 2 Ready to Respond to Anything, Literally

March 19, 2014
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From New Life to Fighting Flames: Engine 2 Ready to Respond to Anything, Literally

When Engine 2 and its three firefighters reported for work on the weekend of March 8, they had no idea what lay in store for them. In fact, Saturday night, March 8, turned out to be one for the books for this engine company that rarely sits down (like its sister company, Engine 3)...

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Chamber of Commerce Installation Is March 27:Dennis Cataldo Set to Take Reins as New President

March 19, 2014
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Chamber of Commerce Installation Is March 27:Dennis Cataldo Set to Take Reins as New President

The Chelsea Chamber of Commerce will hold its Installation of Officers Dinner Reception on Thursday, March 27 at Anthony’s in Malden. Dennis Cataldo, vice president of Cataldo Ambulance Services, will take the oath as the new president of the local business organization. He succeeds Arthur Arsenault as president. “On behalf of the Chamber, I...

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Avellaneda Will Run Again for State Rep

March 19, 2014
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Avellaneda Will Run Again for State Rep

When Chelsea’s Roy Avellaneda pulled papers to run for state representative in the dead of winter last January, he said he knew it was going to be a race that continued until next fall – despite the March 4 Special Election. And though Avellaneda lost that Special Election by a 2 to 1 margin...

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Regional Mohegan Casino Effort All Positives for Ash

March 19, 2014
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Regional Mohegan Casino Effort All Positives for Ash

City Manager Jay Ash wasn’t sure what to expect when he walked into Revere City Hall last Friday for the regional casino partnership forum. What he found was an assemblage of municipal and business leaders from the region rarely seen in the same room – all looking to find a common denominator in supporting...

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Roca’s Founder Molly Baldwin to Speak at ‘Disrupting the Poverty Cycle Conference 2014’

March 19, 2014
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On Thursday, April 10, Molly Baldwin of Chelsea-based non-profit Roca will be speaking at the 2014 Disrupting the Poverty Cycle Conference hosted at UMass Boston. Baldwin’s work as Founder and CEO of Roca – an organization dedicated to moving high-risk young people out of violence and poverty – has gained significant notoriety of late...

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Obituaries 03-20-2014

March 19, 2014
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Vernon Clyde John Retired John Hancock Co. Data Processor Vernon Clyde John of Chelsea passed away peacefully on March 13. He was 78 years old. He was educated at Mucurapo Boys School, St. Crispin School and graduated from Fatima College, Trinidad. Upon graduation he was gainfully employed at Trinidad & Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC.)...

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