Most Councillors Hail Public Safety Plan, Passes Easily

February 17, 2014
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Most Councillors Hail Public Safety Plan, Passes Easily

Although none of the votes were unanimous, the City Council this past Monday night adopted seven spending orders totaling nearly $1 million to support a 10-point plan to enhance public safety in Chelsea. The plan was organized by City Manager Jay Ash, Chief of Police Brian Kyes and Councillor Dan Cortell, and was reflective...

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Monahan Getting the Word out

February 17, 2014
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Monahan Getting the Word out

As the temperatures have dove into the teens over the past weeks, Chelsea’s Josh Monahan has found himself at home in the cold. That’s because he’s been tirelessly pounding the pavement, beating back the cold weather, to get his message and his name to the voters in the quick campaign for state rep in...

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Seal of Approval

February 17, 2014
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Seal of Approval

United States Navy SEAL Team 6 leader Robert O’Neill (left) was the guest speaker at the Jordan Boys and Girls Club breakfast Monday. Among those attending the event was Chelsea police Chief Brian Kyes (right).

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Community Service Donation

February 17, 2014
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Community Service Donation

Barry Kirshon, owner of Kirshon Paint in Chelsea, presented a check to the Jordan Boys and Girls Club as part of a community service donation program with Benjamin Moore Paints. Pictured, from left, are Mark Arsenault, maintenance director at the club, Michelle Perez, JBGC executive director, Josh Kraft, president and CEO of the Boys...

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Council Proceeding Carefully on Inspection Proposal

February 17, 2014
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A newly proposed program that would require inspections of housing units every five years by the City’s Code Enforcement is getting a lukewarm welcome at the Council, as many councillors are trying to balance the competing ideas of correcting substandard housing with residents’s private property rights. The plan was proposed last summer, but was...

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Another Hotel Has Agreement near Parkway, Mill Creek

February 17, 2014
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Though he couldn’t give an exact location, City Manager Jay Ash confirmed this week that a fifth hotel has reached a tentative agreement to build on a former industrial site near Broadway at the City Line of Chelsea and Revere. “I can confirmed that a fifth hotel has a tentative agreement to be developed...

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Snow and Cold: A Tough Winter, but We’re up for It

February 17, 2014
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When we were younger, we never truly understood what our grandmother meant when she would say, “It’s been a long, hard winter.” In a child’s world, a big snowstorm means no school, which would leave us free to go sledding, build igloos in the mounds of snow created by the snow plows, and roam...

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CHS Roundup

February 17, 2014
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Red Devils win three of four to reach tourney The Chelsea High boys basketball team came to know the meaning of the fabled phrase, “The ecstasy of victory and the agony of defeat,” that was uttered weekly by Jim McKay, the long-time host of ABC’s The Wide World of Sports, in the course of...

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Obituaries 02-13-2014

February 17, 2014
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Albert LaFauci Of East Boston, formerly from Chelsea Albert J. LaFauci of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on January 29 at the Chelsea Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Broadway in Chelsea where he had been receiving supportive care for the past few weeks. He was 85 years old. Born in Boston,...

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Hundreds Pack Avellaneda’s State Rep Campaign Kickoff: Calls for Candidates Forum in Short Campaign Season

February 6, 2014
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Hundreds Pack Avellaneda’s State Rep Campaign Kickoff: Calls for Candidates Forum in Short Campaign Season

Following a successful kick-off to his campaign on Monday in Chelsea’s popular Mystic Brewery, State Rep. Candidate Roy Avellaneda has taken his campaign to the streets of Chelsea and, more importantly, to the crucial voting blocks in Charlestown. Now, Avellaneda is calling for a candidates forum, challenging candidates Chris Remmes and Dan Ryan –...

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One North Looks to Bring a Little Downtown to Our Town

February 6, 2014
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One North Looks to Bring a Little Downtown to Our Town

Downtown Boston has moved a few steps closer to Chelsea as the One North of Boston luxury apartments prepare for an April opening – with the project already leasing units and giving tours to prospective residents. “This is downtown living at a much more affordable price point,” said developer Damian Szary. “These are apartments...

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Officials “stoked” that there will be no pot sales in Chelsea

February 6, 2014
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The State announced last week that 20 locations would be permitted to dispense medical marijuana, and local officials were high on the fact that none of the sites were in Chelsea. “We weren’t surprised, because there were no applications for sites in Chelsea,” said City Manager Jay Ash.  “We carefully crafted a defendable legal...

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Great News for Chs Alumni: Depatto, Bradley, Set to Launch New Organization

February 6, 2014
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Chelsea High School Athletic Director Frank DePatto and Chelsea Community Cable Television Executive Director Robert Bradley  are set to launch a new organization that will continue the tradition of honoring outstanding CHS athletes and alumni.Leo Robinson, Chelsea councilor-at-large, said he will attend the firs meeting of the group that is scheduled for Feb. 17.DePatto,...

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Red Devils Beat Lynn Tech, 57-41

February 6, 2014
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The Chelsea High basketball team rolled to a 57-41 victory over Commonwealth Athletic Conference foe North Shore Tech Friday. The Red Devils led from start to finish, taking a 15-12 lead after one quarter and a 28-21 advantage at the half. Chelsea expanded its margin to 13, 44-31, after three frames and got the...

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Obituaries 02-06-2014

February 6, 2014
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Rudolph DiPasquale Mass. Turnpike Authority Retiree, Member of Beachmont VFW Rudolph J. DiPasquale, a lifelong resident of Beachmont, died on February 4 at the New England Baptist Hospital. He was 86 years old. A US Army veteran of World War II and a Corporal in the 43rd Airborne, Mr. DiPasquale retired in 1992 from...

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Beautiful Silouette of the Mystic Tobin Bridge

January 30, 2014
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Beautiful Silouette of the Mystic Tobin Bridge

Dusk last Friday evening saw a beautiful silouette of the Mystic Tobin Bridge and the cranes unloading and dumping salt on the Eastern Minerals salt pile – an operation that is going full out right now with the cold weather, icy roads and snowy conditions. The picture was taken from a vantage point on...

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District 2 Race Heating up, Kick-offs Coming next Week

January 30, 2014
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District 2 Race Heating up, Kick-offs Coming next Week

Three Democratic candidates have been confirmed to have made the March 4 ballot in the 2nd Suffolk state rep race, with kick-offs and endorsements already on the way in the short race. First off, former City Councillor Roy Avellaneda announced that he made the ballot and will kick off his campaign this coming Monday,...

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Chelsea’s Taylor Ready to Surprise as Republican in 16th

January 30, 2014
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Chelsea’s Taylor Ready to Surprise as Republican in 16th

If there are any surprises lurking in the 16th Suffolk state representative race, then Chelsea’s Todd Taylor is ready to claim them and take on the role of spoiler. Taylor, 46, has lived in Chelsea for the last 14 years, and makes his home on Nichols Street with his wife, Regina, and two young...

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Robinson Calls for Look at Residency Ordinance for New Police Hires

January 30, 2014
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For the past several years, a small group of councillors has tried to push the City to begin hiring only Chelsea residents, and it’s met mixed reviews on the Council, but now veteran City Councillor Leo Robinson believes the time is right for a closer look at instituting a residency ordinance in the City....

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Council Unanimously Approves Casino Compact

January 30, 2014
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The City Council unanimously endorsed a resolution authorizing City Manager Jay Ash to enter into a $2.5 million a year mitigation Surrounding Community Agreement (SCA) with Mohegan Sun at its meeting on Monday night. Manager Ash and City Council President Matt Frank negotiated the agreement to address public safety and other potential concerns raised...

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Crime Plan Embraced by Some Councillors, but Not All

January 30, 2014
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The Chelsea City Council and City Manager Jay Ash are in the midst of hotly debating an omnibus 10-point crime plan unveiled late last year and now getting an airing on the floor of the City Council. Last Tuesday, Jan. 21, the Council spend hours talking about the plan, and addressed it once again...

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Congratulations, Roca and CEO Molly Baldwin on the Launch of Pay for Success (PFS) Initiative

January 30, 2014
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It was a most impressive event Wednesday as Governor Deval Patrick came to Roca headquarters in Chelsea to announce the launch of the Pay for Success (PFS) initiative, which will help at-risk young men in the probation system and leaving the juvenile justice system. It was so heartwarming to hear the success stories that...

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Red Devils Split, Now Stand at 6-6

January 30, 2014
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The Chelsea High basketball team split its two contests this past week to maintain its record for the season at a .500 pace, 6-6. The Red Devils earned a 59-51 victory at Lynn Tech Monday in a contest that was not as close as the final score might indicate. Chelsea held a commanding 35-17 lead at...

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Obituaries 01-30-2014

January 30, 2014
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Timothy (Antle) Geary Of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea Timothy M. (Antle) Geary of Londonderry, New Hampshire formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on January 26 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 56 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was a former member of the Carpenters Union Local # 218. He was the...

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