Some Feel CHS Volleyball Team Should Have Picked Another Venue for Protest

October 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Just as there have been no shortage of supporters of the Chelsea High girls volleyball team taking a knee at the National Anthem this month, there is similarly no shortage of people who are bothered by the statement. Veterans are particularly bothered by the choice of high schoolers using the National...

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MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy

October 6, 2017
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A member of MS-13’s Enfermos Criminales Salvatrucha (ECS) clique in Chelsea, pleaded guilty on Sept. 28 in federal court in Boston to RICO conspiracy involving the attempted murder of a rival gang member. Domingo Tizol, a/k/a “Chapin,” 23, a Guatemalan national who resided in Chelsea, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through...

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Recupero Celebrates New Crossing Light as Opponent Drops out of Race

October 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For at least three years, Councillor Giovanni Recupero has been pleading for a pedestrian crossing light on Marginal Street so as to make getting to the new PORT Park safe. With tractor trailers and vehicles of all types flying down the thoroughfare, reaching the new park is very dangerous, especially for...

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City Councilor-at-Large Roy Avellaneda Announces Re-Election Bid

October 6, 2017
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Current Chelsea City Councilor at Large Roy Avellaneda has announced he will seek re-election to the City Council in the November 7th election. Said Avellaneda, “It would be my privilege to continue to represent the people of Chelsea as Councilor at Large. I’ve never stopped fighting for Chelsea residents and stakeholders. But after a...

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Chelsea Chamber Pot of Gold Set for Oct 18

October 6, 2017
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The 30th Annual Chelsea Chamber of Commerce $10,000 Pot of Gold is around the corner.  The event will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal Street, Malden, MA. It will be an outstanding evening filled with great networking opportunities, delicious food and Back to the 80s fun, all...

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Police Briefs 10-05-2017

October 6, 2017
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Police Log Monday, 9/11 Tina Farulla, 29, 41 Bennett Ave., Saugus, was arrested for receiving stolen property over $250. Steven Liberge, 31, 41 Newpark St., Lynn, was arrested for shoplifting Tuedasy, 9/12 Ramon Lopez, 32, 111 Highland St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Thursday, 9/14 Shaina Faretra, 31, 99 Swan St., Everett, was...

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Letter to the Editor

October 6, 2017
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Perlatonda vows to do more for gun control: To the editor, I am so deeply saddened by the Las Vegas shooting. This tragic incident that took and wounded so many lives should never have happened. How did we let this happen? As my heart sinks while thinking about this and what I can do...

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The Wrong Tax Cut At the Wrong Time

October 6, 2017
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President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress finally have produced the outline of what they are calling a tax reform proposal. However, it is just more of the same-old, same-old that Republicans have been espousing for the past 30 years, benefiting millionaires, billionaires, and large corporations significantly, while blowing a huge hole in the...

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“There’s Pandemonium On the Field!”

October 6, 2017
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It was 50 years ago this week that the Boston Red Sox completed their Impossible Dream on the last day of the 1967 season to win the American League pennant. The Red Sox were playing the Minnesota Twins at home on that Sunday afternoon in October. The two teams were tied for first place...

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Sports 10-05-2017

October 6, 2017
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Bruins Beat   by Bob Morello Bruins look to their youth With opening night of the 2017-18 regular season set to begin tonight (Thursday, 7:00pm), the Bruins have made all the decisions necessary, following training camp, to set the required 23-player roster. Bruins goaltender Malcolm Subban a first round draft pick (24) in 2012, was...

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Obituaries 10-05-2017

October 6, 2017
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Berta C. Ramirez Described as ‘a big kid at heart’ Berta Ramirez passed away after a long illness with her loving family at her side on Monday evening, October 2 while in the peaceful surroundings of her Chelsea home.  She was 83 years old. Born in Oilton, Texas, she was a second generation Mexican-American and...

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Chelsea Recognized

September 29, 2017
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Chelsea Recognized

Members of GreenRoots and the community enjoyed kayaking on the Chelsea Creek for the first time in decades this past summer – another partnership between the City, private donors and the non-profit community.

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Vaccination Clinic

September 29, 2017
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Vaccination Clinic

Sophia Boniffo brought her furry friend, Gino, to get him updated on all his necessary shots during the HubCats Chelsea second free vaccination clinic on Sunday, Sept. 25, in Bellingham Hill Park. Numerous residents brought their pets out to take advantage of the program.

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CAPIC Celebrates 50 Years

September 29, 2017
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CAPIC Celebrates 50 Years

Community Action Programs Inter-City (CAPIC) Executive Director Robert Repucci and honorees Richelle Cromwell, president of the CAPIC Board of Directors, and Leo Robinson, president of the Chelsea City Council, are pictured at CAPIC’s 50TH Anniversary Celebration Tuesday at the Homewood Suites Hotel.

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Bishop Tops in District 1, Brown Cruises in District 8

September 29, 2017
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Bishop Tops in District 1, Brown Cruises in District 8

By Seth Daniel Tuesday’s Preliminary Election in Districts 1 and 8 featured a severely light turnout, but some excitement politically nonetheless for two seats that will be hotly contested in the Nov. 7 election. The District 1 Prattville contest featured three very well-known and seasoned candidates, and they duked it out on a day...

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‘McKenna Magic’ Will Bring Hope for A Cure at LFCFL Walk Sunday

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Kathryn McKenna was in the middle of reinventing herself – getting into peak physical condition – when her life took an abrupt turn to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. McKenna, a life-long Salem resident with deep roots in that city, now lives at the Dapper McDonald House in the...

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Chelsea Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize for Efforts to Improve Health and Well-Being

September 29, 2017
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Chelsea is one of eight winners of the 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Prize honors communities for their unwavering efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live healthier lives. Chelsea is being nationally recognized for pursuing innovative ideas and bringing partners together to...

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City Considering New Bike Sharing Program with ‘oFo’

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The City and several community partners are working with Councillor Roy Avellaneda and the bike sharing company oFo to possibly launch the service to Chelsea residents in the coming months – if all goes well. Bike sharing services have become increasingly popular, and in the Boston area the market is dominated...

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Collaborative Gathering Donations for Puerto Rico, Vigil Sept 28

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In the wake of the horrific storms in the Caribbean, particularly in Puerto Rico, many members of the Puerto Rican community in Chelsea have banded together to collect donations for the hurting island territory. The collection will be highlighted by a candlelight vigil on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. on...

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Man, Woman Shot on Congress Avenue Tuesday Night

September 29, 2017
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Chelsea and State Police Detectives assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorneys Office are investigating a shooting that occurred in front of 119 Congress Ave. Tuesday evening. Chelsea officers responded to a call for shots fired in front of that address at 7:45 p.m. Upon arrival officers observed two gunshot victims in the street. EMS transported both a male...

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Alleged Assailant Indicted for Assaults on Two Homeless Women

September 29, 2017
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A man was ordered held on high bail at his arraignment Monday on charges he sexually assaulted two homeless women in Chelsea. Osmar Flores, 23, was arraigned Monday in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of aggravated rape, armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and strangulation in connection with an assault that...

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Perlatonda Announces His Candidacy for District 3 City Councilor

September 29, 2017
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For the past 12 years living in this Great City called Chelsea and as a former City Councilor I Joseph Perlatonda has always and will continue to put our Chelsea residents first. Chelsea’s Safety and Future in my Number 1 Priority along with: Education: As we continue to grow we must develop a well...

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Chelsea’s Largest Event Space, at Colwen’s Homewood Suites by Hilton, Named after Jay Ash

September 29, 2017
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Jay Ash, former City Manager of Chelsea, was surprised last night at an event at Homewood Suites by Hilton, a Colwen Hotel, by an announcement that the event space is named after him. Maureen Foley, Colwen’s Director of Community Relations, was given the opportunity at CAPIC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, to announce that the event...

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Metro Credit Union Hosts Latino Economic Advancement Council

September 29, 2017
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Metro Credit Union, the Commonwealth’s largest state-chartered credit union welcomed Chelsea’s prestigious community leaders to its Latino Economic Advancement Advisory Council. In an effort to create effective solutions and address challenges facing members in different stages of the financial spectrum, Metro Credit Union has taken an active role in the economic development of the...

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