Thank You, Kiwanis Club of Chelsea

May 30, 2013
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The Kiwanis Club is one of the longest-running community service organizations in the city, occupying a spot of admiration right up there with the Rotary Club of Chelsea the Zonta Club of Chelsea, and the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce who help residents of our city in so many ways. The Kiwanis Club, though small...

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A Phenomenal Start: Eighth Grader Mia Nowicki Stars for St. Mary’s High School Softball Team

May 30, 2013
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Eighth grader Mia Nowicki is in a class by herself for the St. Mary’s High School varsity softball team. Pitching against opponents who are often four-to-five years older than she, the 13-year-old Nowicki is fast becoming a star in the high school ranks, even though technically she is still in junior high. Mia displayed...

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Obituaries 05-30-2013

May 30, 2013
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Phyllis Antonelli Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea Phyllis M. (Reid) Antonelli, a 60 year resident of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died at her home following a long illness on May 22. She was 84 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she attended Chelsea Schools and moved to Revere in 1953. Her beloved husband,...

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National Salvation Army Week

May 23, 2013
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National Salvation Army Week

Though things have turned a little colder and wetter this week, last Thursday’s sunny weather made the day all about popsicles and playing outside for Mariyah Hannon and Aliyah Martinez (right). They are pictured here at Kayem Park, where the Salvation Army handed out hundreds of popsicles last Thursday to kids as part of...

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Dream Come True

May 23, 2013
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Dream Come True

Nine-year-old Izabella (Izzy) Barr, of Chelsea, celebrated the cul­mination of her wish to learn to play the guitar by performing in her very own live concert at Berklee College of Music on May 9th. Izzy, who has Pulmonary Hypertension, a progressive heart and lung condition, had her wish granted by Make-A-Wish Massachu­setts and Rhode...

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Memorial Day:A Time for Soldiers to Cry

May 23, 2013
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Memorial Day:A Time for Soldiers to Cry

There are no tears on the warpath. In fact, soldiers aren’t allowed to cry or mourn in the slightest for their fallen fellow warriors for fear that it may compromise their mission or disturb their mental focus. That’s a pretty solid rule in the military, save for one exception. That exception is Memorial Day....

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Shootout on Shurtleff Miraculously Misses Everyone

May 23, 2013
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Shootout on Shurtleff Miraculously Misses Everyone

As police tell it, it’s a miracle that no one died last Thursday on Shurtleff Street as two men stopped in the middle of the street and broke up the sunny afternoon by spraying more than a dozen, large .25 calibre bullets throughout the crowded neighborhood. “We were very, very, very fortunate that no...

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School Committee, Council Take Pay Increase After Debate

May 23, 2013
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The City Council and School Committee – after long debate and measured opposition within their own ranks – have decided to grant themselves notable pay increases for the coming year. Recently, the City Council voted 9-2 to increase councillor pay from $8,000 per year to $14,000 per year – an increase of $6,000 a...

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Murray’s Resignation Mentioned in Same Breath as Mclaughlin

May 23, 2013
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The surprise announcement Wednesday of Lt. Gov. Tim Murray’s intended resignation next month from his post has frequently been mentioned in the same sentence as the upcoming sentencing of former Chelsea Housing Authority Director Michael McLaughlin. Murray has been tied frequently to the McLaughlin investigation, even once testifying before a Grand Jury in the...

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Honored:Teacher, Alumnae Mean Business at Chelsea High

May 23, 2013
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The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) has honored Chelsea High School (CHS) teacher Catherine Doherty and former CHS student Jennifer LaSala as the student and teacher of the year for New England. A few years ago, Doherty began teaching an entrepreneurship class at CHS, and it was met with wild enthusiasm from the kids...

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Memorial Day

May 23, 2013
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Memorial Day usually is the unofficial start of the all too brief summer in New England.  Temperatures become hotter and days also become longer.   For many grade school students, Memorial Day means that the end of the school year is in sight with only weeks remaining of books, teachers and homework. The deeper meaning...

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Police Briefs 05-23-2013

May 23, 2013
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May 13 Edward Lockett, 41, of 216 Revere Beach Parkway, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer. Asia Galvin, 27, homeless, was arrested for misdemeanor warrant default. Erin L. Sherwood, 37, of 128 Shurtleff Street, Chelsea, was arrested for misdemeanor...

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Boys Track Team Takes Fourth in CAC Meet

May 23, 2013
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The Chelsea High boys outdoor track team finished in fourth place last Saturday at the Commonwealth Athletic Conference’s All-League Meet out of the nine teams at the meet. Ricky Maldonado earned the title of CAC champion in the javelin with a throw of 136′-7″. Ricky enjoyed an outstanding meet for the Red Devils, as...

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Obituaries 05-23-2013

May 23, 2013
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Kevin Piotrowski Car Salesman Kevin M. Piotrowski of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea and Lynnfield, passed away at the North Shore Medical Center at Salem Hospital on May 17 after a courageous battle with overwhelming illness. He was 61 years old. Born in Boston on May 12, 1952, Kevin grew up in Chelsea, attended St....

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Kitty Connection Hosts Book Signing Event by Local Author

May 16, 2013
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Download: Book Signing Flyer Kitty Connection is hosting a book signing and reading event at Bestsellers Café on May 18, 2013, Saturday at 3 in the afternoon. Bestsellers Café is located in downtown Medford at 24 High Street. The book is “Girl On A Leash: The Healing Power of Dogs,” written by Charlestown resident and...

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Cruzin’ the Fountain

May 16, 2013
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Cruzin’ the Fountain

The Box District might have bloomed for most during a festive ceremony last Friday, but it left young Jose Antonio Cruz all wet. While adults marveled at the progress in the area, kids took to having fun – and few of them could resist the water fountain on the season’s first truly warm week.

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Chelsea Girl Scouts Growing Strong, Busy Planning Second Annual Parade

May 16, 2013
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Chelsea Girl Scouts Growing Strong, Busy Planning Second Annual Parade

The Chelsea Girl Scouts announced this week that they will be honoring former School Committeeman and World War II veteran Morrie Siegel at the 2nd Annual Memorial Day Parade down Broadway. Eilene Cusick and Eileena Teixeira told the Record that the City’s various troops have been busy planning for the parade – which they...

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Safe and Sound: MGH Chelsea Family Summer Safety Fair Set for June 15

May 16, 2013
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Safe and Sound: MGH Chelsea Family Summer Safety Fair Set for June 15

Sixteen years ago Margo Johnson and MGH Chelsea administrative director Jeanette McWilliams launched the MGH Chelsea Family Summer Safety Fair. Between 250 and 300 people attended the first annual fair in the MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center parking lot. Attendance has grown steadily each year, peaking at 650 people at the 2012 fair and making...

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Intense Police Union Negotiations Settled After Two Years

May 16, 2013
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For nearly three years, there have been shout downs at City Council meetings, immovable positions from the City, and even very public and embarrassing picket lines in the contentious negotiation process between the Chelsea Patrol Officers Union and the City. But now, there is peace between the two – and perhaps a chance to...

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Ash Files $131 Million Budget for Review by City Council

May 16, 2013
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An expansion of the Inspectional Services and Public Works Departments, more teachers and instructional support in the School Department, the preservation of police officers and firefighters who may have been lost as a result of the expiration of federal support,  additional funding for summer jobs and a renewed focus on public health are just...

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Two Deaths, Believed Suspicious, Under Investigation

May 16, 2013
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Chelsea Police detectives and State Police homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious deaths of an Everett man and woman in Chelsea early Monday morning, according to Chelsea Chief Brian Kyes and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley. After a 9-1-1 call just before 4 a.m. Monday, Chelsea Police, Chelsea Fire, and emergency medical technicians...

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Congratulations and Thank You to the Salvation Army of Chelsea

May 16, 2013
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We join the Chelsea community in recognizing the Salvation Army in Chelsea as it joins in the national celebration of Salvation Army Week. The Salvation Army helps so many cities and towns, families, and individuals throughout our country. We’re fortunate in Chelsea to have this great organization performing its noble deeds from its building...

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Police Briefs 05-16-2013

May 16, 2013
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May 5 Jean Day, 59, address unknown, was arrested for warrant misdemeanor default. Jeff M. Bosquet, 30, of 120 Vernal Street, Everett, was arrested for shoplifting. Louis Ayala, 20, of 15 Bowditch Road, Falmouth, was arrested for prostitution, intimidation of witness and assault. May 6 Kwame Bell, 17, of 334 Ferry Street, Everett, was...

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CHS Frosh-soph.Boys Win CAC Title

May 16, 2013
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The freshmen and sophomores of the Chelsea High boys outdoor track team easily handled all of the competition in Tuesday’s Commonwealth Athletic Conference Freshman and Sophomore Meet, racking up 166 points to claim the league championship. Leading the way for Coach Don Fay’s contingent of young Red Devils was Jeffrey Estrada, who won the...

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