Chelsea Fire Secures Major Federal Grant

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Fire Department announced this week that they have secured a major federal grant to pay for the hiring of eight new firefighters in this year’s budget – with Chief Len Albanese saying the new recruits could hit the streets by Thanksgiving. The Homeland Security grant provides $1.4 million of...

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Red Sox Offer Chelsea High School Students Discount Tickets

August 5, 2017
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For less than the cost of movie ticket, Chelsea students can enjoy the magic of Boston Red Sox baseball at Fenway Park this summer. The Red Sox are offering young fans affordable tickets to games through the team’s Student 9’s program, which provides high school and college students the opportunity to purchase $9 tickets...

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Senate Passes Bill to Expand Language Opportunities for Students

August 5, 2017
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The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed legislation that updates the existing statute relative to English language education in public schools to encompass the latest and best practices serving English language learners (ELLs) and to recognize the value of bilingualism as a skill essential to improving career and college readiness and competiveness in the global economy....

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Legislature Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

August 5, 2017
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Last week, the Massachusetts Legislature passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which guarantees reasonable accommodations and safety measures for pregnant workers. Senator Sal DiDomenico and Representative Joseph McGonagle both voted in support of this legislation that makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against, refuse to employ, or terminate an individual due to...

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Police Briefs 08-03-2017

August 5, 2017
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MAJOR ACCIDENT ON EVERETT AVE Two people were in critical condition at Mass General after a major car accident on Everett Avenue near Maple Street around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2. A third man was treated at CHA Everett and was charged with causing the accident while speeding up Everett Avenue from Spruce...

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Letter to the Editor

August 5, 2017
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Thank you for supporting the children Dear Editor, As the executive director and co-founder of the nonprofit For Kids Only Afterschool, I wish to express my deep gratitude to our community’s legislative leaders for putting children and child care as a top priority in the Commonwealth’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget, which was recently finalized....

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East Boston Health Center Leads the Way

August 5, 2017
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Last week, the US Senate tried to undo the Affordable Care Act or Obama Care.  This system while it is not perfect and as a matter of fact it is far from the mark, still it provides a safety net for literally millions of Americans who would not otherwise be able to afford any...

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Obituaries 08-03-2017

August 5, 2017
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Russell Rennie, Sr. AVCO-Textron retiree Russell A. Rennie, Sr. of Andover, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on July 28 with his loving family and beloved wife, “Dossie” at his side in the peaceful surroundings of his home.   He was 80 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was a son of the late...

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All Smiles for Ice Cream

July 28, 2017
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All Smiles for Ice Cream

The Chelsea Senior Center held its annual fundraising ice cream social on Thursday, July 20, and found many people ready to eat ice cream and dance to the music. Gail Curran, Nancy Nminski, Chris Kaminski and Judy Litwin show off an ice cream treat.

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Returning Home:Phunk Phenomenon Dance Seeks New Home in Chelsea

July 28, 2017
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Returning Home:Phunk Phenomenon Dance Seeks New Home in Chelsea

By Cary Shuman Chelsea native Reia Briggs-Connor, who has built the Phunk Phenomenon Dance Complex in to the No. 1 name in hip-hop dance in Greater Boston, is looking for another home. Briggs-Connor, a former New England Patriots cheerleader, learned in April that the building on Revere Beach Parkway in Everett that housed her...

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Chelsea Collaborative Wins Constitutional Case On Voting Registration

July 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Last fall, when Chelsea’s Edma Ortiz began to get increasingly concerned about the presidential election and what was at stake for immigrants and the Latino community, she finally found the time to get to Chelsea City Hall to register to vote in the election. However, an irregular work schedule that required...

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Open Seats Heat Up District Council Races

July 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Candidates are lining up for what looks to be a very competitive City Election season this fall, especially in Districts 1 and 8 where long-time councillors announced this summer that they wouldn’t seek re-election. The hotbed of the activity right now is in Prattville, where several well known candidates are seeking...

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Former Pats Cheerleader Briggs-Connor Will Perform at Aug 31 Game

July 28, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Reia Briggs-Connor was a “Patriette” before she became a New England Patriots cheerleader. “We were called the Patriettes in my first year and then it became the New England Patriots cheerleaders,” said Briggs-Connor. Briggs-Connor will be back in Foxboro for the first-ever New England Patriots alumni cheerleader performance on Aug. 31...

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Police Briefs 07-27-2017

July 28, 2017
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BEAT WITH METAL OBJECT On July 16, a Chelsea Police officer was dispatched to Chelsea Police Headquarters for a report of a past assault. The officer spoke with the reporting party/victim. According to victim, he was in the area of Clark Avenue and Eleanor Street when he was approached by a male known to...

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Sen DiDomenico’s Appointment Is Outstanding

July 28, 2017
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We wish to take this opportunity to congratulate our State Senator, Sal DiDomenico, for his recent appointment by Senate President Stan Rosenberg as the Senate Chair of the newly-created Italian Caucus of the Massachusetts legislature. The establishment of the Italian Caucus comes at the urging of the Italian Consul General to Massachusetts, Nicola de Santis, who foresees the...

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Jay Ash is a True Superstar of the Baker Administration

July 28, 2017
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Among those who spoke at Friday’s check presentation ceremony was Jay Ash, the administration’s Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, and it was plain to see why Jay was the first Cabinet appointee named by Charlie Baker shortly after his election in 2014. Ash had been the City Manager of Chelsea for over a decade...

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Obituaries 07-27-2017

July 28, 2017
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Nicholas Martinez- Romero Fitness enthusiast Nicholas Melvin Martinez-Romero passed away at Novant Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte, NC on July 13 while undergoing treatment for an aggressive cancer illness.  He was 50 years old.  He was born and raised in Apastepeque, San Vicente, El Salvador and he was a son of Antonio A. Martinez...

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Bosson Park Block Party

July 21, 2017
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Bosson Park Block Party

Sophia Grigorian, 6, was excited to become a Junior Firefighter during The Neighborhood Developers’ annual Bosson Park Block Party on Saturday, July 15, in the Park. Scores of families and friends joined in the effort to activate the park.

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Summer Youth Employment Going Full Speed Ahead

July 21, 2017
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Summer Youth Employment Going Full Speed Ahead

Chelsea Collaborative is happy to announce that 160 out of 480 youth that have applied to work during the summer are placed in jobs and working. However, that currently makes a waiting list of 320. The Collaborative thanks all of the worksites, and funders for making possible the most recent hired of a total...

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Former Chelsea Police Detective, N.H. State Rep Ronald Belanger is Fondly Remembered

July 21, 2017
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Former Chelsea Police Detective, N.H. State Rep Ronald Belanger is Fondly Remembered

By Cary Shuman Friends and former colleagues are paying tribute to Ronald J. Belanger as a dedicated and innovative Chelsea police officer and a popular and revered member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives who served with distinction in Rockingham County for 30 years. Mr. Belanger, who grew up at 17 Spencer Ave....

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Online Petition Growing Quickly to ‘Save Our Tower’

July 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel More than 600 supporters have signed an online petition at Change.org in less than a week that is aimed at saving the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home water tower. The petition was started last Saturday by Chelsea resident Stephanie McCusker after she read the story in the Chelsea Record about the state planning...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Gets 4 A.M. Liquor License in Budget, Goes to MGC Now

July 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The push by Wynn Boston Harbor to include a 4 a.m. liquor license for casinos in the State Budget paid off Monday when Gov. Charlie Baker signed off on a Budget that included the special license in an “Outside Area” of the Budget. Local officials responded with some concerns, including Chelsea/Charlestown...

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City,Planners Unveil Initial Ideas for Re-Imagining Broadway

July 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Consultants for the City unveiled two main concepts on Thursday night, July 13, for the Re-Imagining Broadway planning effort – concepts that consultants from Nelson Nygaard said were informed on several public listening sessions that have taken place since last fall. The two plans focus on the area on Broadway from...

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Chelsea Police to Begin Liquor Establishment Inspections

July 21, 2017
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Chief Brian A. Kyes announced late last week that the Chelsea Police will be conducting unannounced checks on all licensed establishments that sell or serve liquor. These inspections will be conducted throughout 2017 and will include a focus on underage drinking. All licensed establishments must abide by City and state regulations as part of doing...

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