Chelsea K of C Gifts Our Lady of Grace Parish $125,000

November 5, 2015
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On Sunday November 8, 2015 members of Chelsea Council #83 Knights of Columbus will gather, with their families and friends at Our Lady of Grace Church to celebrate a Mass of Remembrance.  The eleven o’clock Mass will be offered in the name of all deceased members and their families.  All past and present members...

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Giving an Honor to an Old Soldier

November 5, 2015
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Giving an Honor to an Old Soldier

The last time Tony Baleno was on an airplane, it was 1946 and the former Navy Frogman (the previous name for a Navy Seal) was coming back to Boston from the European front after World War II. The 93-year-old veteran and Soldiers’ Home resident had never traveled by airplane on any trips as his...

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Police Briefs 11-05-2015

November 5, 2015
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CFD DELIVERS ANOTHER BABY On Saturday afternoon, Oct. 31, Engine 4 responded to the rear of the MGH Clinic (closed at the time) for the report of a female in labor. Engine 4 found the female in the front passenger seat of her vehicle with an MGH officer attending to her. Engine 4’s crew...

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For Our Students,Teachers Want PARCC

November 5, 2015
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On November 17, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) will vote on whether to replace MCAS, the state’s 17-year-old testing system, with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) assessment, or something policymakers are referring to as “MCAS 2.0” –  a test of uncertain content and format...

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Election Day 2015

November 5, 2015
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We congratulate the winners in the 2015 city election who have earned the honor of serving in leadership positions in our city government. In an exciting Councillor-at-Large race, Roy Avellaneda topped the ticket, followed by Damali Vidot, who made an impressive debut as a citywide candidate, and Leo Robinson, the current president of the...

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Sports 11-05-2015

November 5, 2015
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CHS Roundup Ieng scores three TDs as CHS football team posts first win with 28-0 romp over So. Boston The Chelsea High football team posted its first win of the season with a 28-0 shutout of South Boston Friday evening. “It was a total team effort,” said CHS head coach Jack Halas. “Every member of the team...

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Obituaries 11-05-2015

November 5, 2015
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Larry Dahlquist Of Billerica, formerly of Chelsea Larry V. Dahlquist passed away at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington on November 1 following a brief illness. He was 67 years old. Born in Fall River, he was raised in Chelsea, one of seven children born to Lawrence V. and Atheldra (Smith) Dahlquist. Larry...

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Heading for Victory

October 29, 2015
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Heading for Victory

The Chelsea Red Devils boys soccer team is on a tear this season, being undefeated with two ties (14-0-2). The team has had a tremendous year needless to say, and continued its winning ways on Monday in a home game versus Northeast Metro Tech, winning 3-1. Here, Derilson Barros De Pina gets his head into...

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Halloween Celebration

October 29, 2015
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Halloween Celebration

Eva Gonzales (right), 4, dancing with a friend during last weekend’s citywide Halloween celebration at the Williams School. Several children and families turned out for the annual event – and dressed in their best costumes.

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DPW Director to Leave Chelsea, Head to Peabody

October 29, 2015
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DPW Director to Leave Chelsea, Head to Peabody

Joe Foti, the long-time Chelsea Department of Public Works director, has announced that he will leave his position at City Hall to pursue a similar position with the City of Peabody. The announcement came on Friday, and on Monday City Manager Tom Ambrosino confirmed the news that a second major department head will leave...

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Clearing the Air:Velvet Smith and Her Daughter,Ashley Alexiss, on Oxygen Tv Show

October 29, 2015
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Clearing the Air:Velvet Smith and Her Daughter,Ashley Alexiss, on Oxygen Tv Show

Chelsea reality show fans and viewers across the country got their first look at Velvet Smith and her daughter, Ashley Alexiss (Smith) Tuesday night and were left wondering, “Can Ashley fix Velvet?” Velvet, the well-known and gregarious 51-year-old Chelsea native who graduated from Chelsea High School in 1981, and her stunning 24-year-old daughter, Ashley,...

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CAPIC,City to Establish Wrap Around Services for Bellingham Square

October 29, 2015
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The City and at least two potential partners are looking to establish a short-term wrap around services center in the Bellingham Square area to provide food and shelter to the homeless, prostitutes and drug addicted populations that frequent Bellingham Square. Yet, it’s not coming without some controversy as details of the plan leak out...

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Police Briefs 10-29-2015

October 29, 2015
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JAM UP AT THE COURT HOUSE Chelsea Police officers responded to Chelsea District Court at 10:10 a.m. on Oct. 22 for a disturbance. The Disturbance was in reference to a Revere Police case against the arrestee that was continued to later date. The arrestee became loud and disorderly, yelling at the Revere officers. When asked to...

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Daylight Savings Time is This Sunday

October 29, 2015
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Just when you thought that Halloween was going to be over too soon, we are happy to say to the party goers that the are going to gain an extra hour on Sunday morning as we return to standard time.  However, this time is also the perfect time not only to catch up on...

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A Successful Candidates Forum

October 29, 2015
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The Chelsea Record and Chelsea Collaborative joint Candidate Forum on Monday night was by all accounts a great success. It was also the first of its kind in Chelsea where a private sector media company joined hands with a non-profit human services agency to promote better knowledge of the candidates up for election or...

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Sports 10-29-2015

October 29, 2015
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CHS Roundup CHS boys soccer team stands at 15-0-2 The Chelsea High boys soccer team remains undefeated after taking the measure of two more opponents this past week. Coach Mick Milutinovic’s squad now stands at a lofty 15-0-2 for the season with one game remaining. The Red Devils will seek to conclude an undefeated...

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Obituaries 10-29-2015

October 29, 2015
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Barbara Bruce Devoted to her family and St. Rose Parish Barbara L. (Clark) Bruce of Chelsea passed away on October 26 at the Hancock Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Quincy where she was receiving supportive care as her illness progressed. She was 79 years old. Born in Boston, she spent her first 24...

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Paint and Grammar Update

October 22, 2015
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Paint and Grammar Update

The Chelsea Soldier’s Home water tower – an iconic symbol for Chelsea and seen by thousands along Rt. 1 – received a paint job on the upper portions of the tower last week. The red-and-white tower had been vandalized some time earlier this year, with vandals climbing trees and scaling fences to get at...

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Bellingham-Cary House Harvest Supper

October 22, 2015
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Bellingham-Cary House Harvest Supper

Eileen Manning and her father, George Ostler, Curator, with Alve Erickson at the head table during the 4th Annual Harvest Supper at the Bellingham-Cary House on Saturday night, Oct. 17. The unique candlelight fundraiser looks to recreate what a dinner might have been like when the home was built in the 1600s.

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Swearing In

October 22, 2015
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Swearing In

New Lt. Miguel Sanchez Sr. – the first Latino police officer to make lieutenant in the history of Chelsea – has his badge pinned on by his son, Miguel Sanchez Jr., during a swearing in and promotion ceremony held at the City Council meeting on Monday night. Sanchez said he is still in shock...

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Values,Tax Bills Expected to Rise Substantially:Ambrosino Calls on City Council to Implement Savings for Elderly, Disabled

October 22, 2015
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After about a year of visiting homes, commercial buildings and apartment buildings all over Chelsea, the City’s Assessing Department has finished it’s comprehensive property value assessment and it appears that values are way up and tax bills will be too. City Manager Tom Ambrosino made an elaborate presentation to the City Council on Monday...

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Chelsea Record,Collaborative to Sponsor Candidate Forum Oct 26

October 22, 2015
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The Chelsea Record and the Chelsea Collaborative have agreed this week to sponsor a candidates’ forum at the Burke Complex auditorium on Monday, Oct. 26, for City Council and School Committee candidates. The forum will seek to include all candidates and to ask questions of candidates in contested races. The goal is to familiarize...

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‘We Need a Plan’ Robinson,Council Call for a Master Planning Effort

October 22, 2015
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City councillors unanimously passed an order Monday night proposed by Council President Leo Robinson calling for an entire Master Planning process for Chelsea. The call comes on the heels of the 692-unit, two-building apartment complex being approved on Everett Avenue in the space where Chelsea Clock once existed. Developer William Thibeault was approved for...

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Ambrosino said It’s Time To Invest in City Services

October 22, 2015
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City Manager Tom Ambrosino said this week that he believes it’s time for the City to invest in everything from Broadway infrastructure to more firefighters. Ambrosino said the City has been very conservative in its financial approach over the years, and thus, the finances are in tremendous shape. Now, he said, it might be...

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