Markey, Gomez Carry Chelsea: Veteran Congressman Versus Newcomer in Final

May 2, 2013
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We congratulate U.S. Senate candidates, Congressman Edward J. Markey and Gabriel E. Gomez, on their impressive statewide victories in the Democratic and Republican primaries Tuesday. It was great to see our our former congressman, who has represented the district for 37 years, receive the highest vote total among all candidates in the city. The...

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Vega’s Two Hitter Paces Chelsea Win

May 2, 2013
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Carlos Vega tossed a complete game two hitter and helped his own cause with a home run to lead the Chelsea High baseball team to an 11-1 win over Minuteman Regional last Wednesday at the local ballfield. “Carlos was super,” said CHS head coach Alan Beausoleil of Vega’s performance in which Carlos struck out...

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Obituaries 05-02-2013

May 2, 2013
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Robert Daviaux Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea Robert D. Daviaux of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Chelsea, died on April 27. He was 70 years old. A US Army veteran, he was the beloved husband of Carolyn P. (Donovan) Daviaux with whom he shared 50 years of marriage, the loving father of Michelle C....

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ROCA Celebrates 25 Years of Changing Lives of Troubled Youth in a Positive Way

April 25, 2013
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ROCA Celebrates 25 Years of Changing Lives of Troubled Youth in a Positive Way

Gov. Deval Patrick joined more than 350 state policymakers and business and civic leaders on Monday to honor Roca’s 25 years of transforming the lives of high-risk youth in Massachusetts and looking ahead to the nonprofit’s key role in the state’s first-in-the-nation pay for success financing initiative. In his keynote address, Patrick highlighted Roca’s...

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An Art Heist in Chelsea?: Hard to Believe,but It Happened

April 25, 2013
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An Art Heist in Chelsea?: Hard to Believe,but It Happened

When one thinks of art heists, they think of the Gardner Museum, or palatial European galleries with centuries-old masterpieces. They think of crafty burglars evading laser beam security systems and seasoned safecrackers breaking impossibly-encrypted access codes. There wouldn’t be too many people who would admit connecting art heists to smash and grab jobs at...

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Mystic Brewery Holds Fundraiser for the Victims

April 25, 2013
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Mystic Brewery Holds Fundraiser for the Victims

Last Saturday the Mystic Brewery released the new craft beer many enthusiasts were waiting for. However, the planned celebratory release of Entropy was marred by last week’s Boston Marathon bombing. So Mystic turned the release of the 14 month barrel aged ale into a fundraiser for the victims of the terrorist attack on Boston....

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Fire Study: Prioritizing Calls,Coordinating Dispatch Will Reduce Stress on Fire Department

April 25, 2013
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The long-awaited, top-to-bottom Fire Department Study by the Matrix Company pretty much said what most intelligent observers have thought for years – the Fire Department should stop sending fire trucks to minor car accidents, to people at home with small medical issues and to a number of other “routine” 9-1-1 calls for service. Instead...

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Chelsea Police Send Contingent to MIT Funeral for Fallen Officer

April 25, 2013
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The Chelsea Police Department sent a contingent of 15 officers in full-dress uniform on Wednesday to the funeral of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Police Officer Sean Collier in Cambridge. Chief Brian Kyes said the department joined numerous other departments in the area by sending a large contingent to the ceremony, which was closed...

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State Secretary of Housing and Economic Development to Tour Chelsea

April 25, 2013
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The top economic official in Gov. Deval Patrick’s cabinet will kick off a tour of nine up-and-coming cities and towns in Chelsea today, Thursday, April 25th, making four stops in the city through the morning hours. According to a release from Secretary Greg Bialecki’s Office of Housing and Economic Development, the secretary will visit...

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday: Our Former Congressman Ed Markey is a Candidate for U.S. Senate

April 25, 2013
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For the second time in the span of a few years, Massachusetts voters will have the opportunity to elect a United State Senator in a special election. This Tuesday, April 30, is the primary election for the Senate seat that was vacated by John Kerry when he became Secretary of State. There are contests...

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Police Briefs 04-25-2013

April 25, 2013
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April 14 Joseph Williams, 50, 765 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. April 15 Jafar Mohamed, 27, 121 Spence Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Russell Kirby, 41, 65 Harvard St., Chelsea, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime vehicle/boat for felony, possessing burglarious instrument, malicious...

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Vega Tosses One Hitter in 10-1 Romp for Devils

April 25, 2013
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Carlos Vega yielded just one hit, a single between short and third in the sixth inning, and the Chelsea High baseball team pounded out 10 runs to cruise to a 10-1 victory over Notre Dame of Lawrence under the lights at Chelsea Stadium last Thursday evening. “Carlos pitched a great game,” said CHS head...

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Obituaries 04-25-2013

April 25, 2013
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Ruth Jones Longtime Copley Plaza Hotel Employee Ruth M. (Janson) Jones of Everett passed away at the Everett Rehab & Nursing Center on April 18.  She was 83 years old. A former longtime employee at the Copley Plaza Hotel and an avid Red Sox fan, she was the beloved wife of Oscar D. Jones,...

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President Of The Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, Presented a Chelsea Clock in Appreciation to Patrick Wardell

April 18, 2013
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President Of The Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, Presented a Chelsea Clock in Appreciation to Patrick Wardell

Allan Alpert, past president and master of ceremonies and Arthur Arsenault, president of the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, presented a Chelsea Clock in appreciation to Patrick Wardell, chief executive officer of Cambridge Health Alliance, for being the guest speaker at the Chamber breakfast on Wednesday at the Wyndham Hotel on Everett Avenue.

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Dollars Going South of the Border: $247M in Transfers Sent to Foreign Countries

April 18, 2013
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Dollars Going South of the Border: $247M in Transfers Sent to Foreign Countries

In four of the poorest communities in Massachusetts (Eastie, Revere, Chelsea and Everett), money transfer stores in 2012 helped residents send $247.08 million in cash to several foreign countries around the world. The process of sending money from the U.S. to foreign countries is nothing new, and there is certainly nothing illegal or wrong...

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Close Call: Chelsea Runner Gaudreau Just Finished the Race Minutes Before Explosions

April 18, 2013
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Close Call: Chelsea Runner Gaudreau Just Finished the Race Minutes Before Explosions

Thank goodness for seven minutes. Spencer Lofts resident Bobby Gaudreau has never been so thankful for just a few extra minutes, but those few minutes might have saved him from grievous injury, and certainly saved him from being at ground zero for Monday’s bombing attacks at the Boston Marathon. Having come across the finish...

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From Newtown to Chelsea,Organizer is a Difference Maker

April 18, 2013
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From Newtown to Chelsea,Organizer is a Difference Maker

As Erin Clarke packed up the things in her Newtown, CT home last December, preparing for a move to Boston and a job at ROCA in Chelsea, she had no idea that she would be sent off from her hometown with monumental sadness. In fact, the newest ROCA Redevelopment Associate and chief planner for...

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The King of CHS Basketball:Craig Walker Credits His Older Brother Bobby Who Helped Him Develop His Athletic Skills

April 18, 2013
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The King of CHS Basketball:Craig Walker Credits His Older Brother Bobby Who Helped Him Develop His Athletic Skills

There can be no debate that Craig Walker is one of the greatest basketball players in Chelsea High School history – if not the greatest. Walker averaged 28.8 points per game in his senior year to lead the entire state in scoring. He helped the Red Devils win a Greater Boston League championship in...

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Arrest Made in Everett and Chelsea Arson Fires

April 18, 2013
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A Dorchester man has been charged with attempted murder for setting two major fires – one in Chelsea – after getting in a fight with his girlfriend and trying to fight that fire with a fire. Late last week, State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan, Everett Fire Chief David Butler, Chelsea Fire Chief Robert...

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An Unspeakable Tragedy

April 18, 2013
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Perhaps I am still in sense of shock as the details and the reality of the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday sinks into my mind. One is almost immune when you hear about civilian targeted  bombs exploding in those places of unrest like the Middle East or Africa....

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Police Briefs 04-18-2013

April 18, 2013
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April 8 Joshua Beaulieu, 34, 44 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Ramon Pagan, 41, 1 Pine St., Boston, MA was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public. Jodie Perkins, 45, Homeless, Chelsea, was arrested on warrants. Raissa Avilez, 22, 29 Chester Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault, threat to...

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Pineda Pitches, Bats Red Devils to Victory

April 18, 2013
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The Chelsea High baseball team shook off a pair of tough losses earlier this past week to post an 11-4 win over Maimonides Academy Tuesday evening under the lights at Chelsea Stadium. Jason Pineda was the leading light for the Red Devils, pitching a complete game six-hitter with just two earned runs and socking...

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Obituaries 04-18-2013

April 18, 2013
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Sharon Greeley Harney Of Middleton, formerly of Chelsea Sharon J. (Cain) Greeley Harney died April 14 in her home following an extended illness. She was 58 years old. The beloved wife of Stephen G. Harney, she was born in San Bernadino, California on March 1, 1955, the daughter of the late Harry L. and...

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Chelsea Citywide Study Art Show Opening Reception

April 12, 2013
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Chelsea Citywide Study Art Show Opening Reception

Paula Marino of the Kelly School poses for a photo with her mother, Helen Espinoza, and her principal, Tim Howard.

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