Life Terms for Two Convicted in Murder of Roca Worker in JP

December 15, 2017
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Two men convicted last week of murdering 21-year-old Kenny Lamour as he worked on a Roca snow-shoveling crew in Jamaica Plain in 2015 were sentenced to life in prison Dec. 4. At the conclusion of their Suffolk Superior Court jury trial last week, Donte Henley, 27, and Josiah Zachery, 21, were found guilty of...

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Collaborative, Other Groups Make Statement for the Rights of Chelsea Day Laborers

December 15, 2017
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Collaborative, Other Groups Make Statement for the Rights of Chelsea Day Laborers

By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Collaborative joined with two other human service agencies this month to begin several “actions” to put employers engaging in wage theft on notice that they will not let it go – even if employers manipulate a so-called loophole in the City’s pioneering Wage Theft Ordinance. On Nov. 30, about...

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Massachusetts RMV Takes Steps to Make More Customers Eligible for Online Transactions

December 15, 2017
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The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is taking steps to allow more customers the opportunity to renew a driver’s license or ID card online. The RMV has extended the length of time a customer can use a license photo from 9 years to 14 years which means more customers than ever are eligible...

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MGC,Wynn and Others Watching Federal Sports Betting Case Closely

December 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs the merits of legalizing sports betting nationwide, eyes in the region and at the state Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) can’t help but focus on that decision as well. Were the court to side with those pushing to legalize sports betting nationwide – as it currently...

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News Briefs

December 15, 2017
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by Seth Daniel MAJOR CONSTRUCTION ON EVERETT AVE TO START The reconstruction of Everett Avenue, between Carter Street and Route 16, is slated to commence this month. Comprised of a yearlong construction program, this project will rehabilitate utility lines, reconstruct the roadway and sidewalks, and introduce new lighting and street trees to this roadway. While...

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East Boston Savings Bank’s Annual Holiday Auction

December 15, 2017
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East Boston Savings Bank’s 32nd Annual Holiday Auction raised over $75,000 for local charities. EBSB employees, family, friends and vendors gathered at the Danversport Yacht Club where items donated by Bank employees, family members, local businesses and vendors were auctioned off to the highest bidder.  Other items others were offered through various raffles that...

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Police Briefs 12-14-2017

December 15, 2017
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POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING Chelsea Police Detectives are investigating a shooting on Dec. 7 that occurred in the vicinity of Shurtleff and Maverick Streets. The victim, a 35-year old male from Chelsea, was shot in the leg and is expected to recover from his injuries. Detectives believe it was not a random attack based on preliminary evidence...

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Happy Hanukkah

December 15, 2017
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We want to wish our many friends in the Jewish community a Happy Hanukkah. The celebration began Tuesday night and continues for eight days. On each night of Hanukkah, a special blessing is said during the lighting of the candles on the menorah. Other traditions associated with the “Jewish Festival of Lights” include the...

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Doing Their Part

December 15, 2017
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The East Boston Savings Bank held its annual holiday auction and raised more than $75,000 to help local organizations carry out their missions. Needless to say, the social problems that many non-profits are trying to combat are just constantly increasing, as many of the programs that once provided a safety net for so many...

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Sports 12-14-2017

December 15, 2017
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CHS Roundup Boys and girls track teams win openers Both the Chelsea High boys and girls indoor track team opened the Commonwealth Athletic Conference indoor track season with wins over Greater Lowell last week. The Lady Red Devils won by a convincing 75-9 score. Chelsea was led by Stephanie Simon, who won both the...

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Obituaries 12-14-2017

December 15, 2017
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Victor Manuel Carrion February 09, 1952 – December 05, 2017 Victor Manuel Carrion passed away on Tuesday, December 5 at the Cambridge Hospital after suffering a sudden illness in his Chelsea apartment.  He was 65 years old. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Victor was a son of the late Bartolo Carrion and Carmen Rodriguez.  He attended...

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Breakfast with Santa

December 11, 2017
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Breakfast with Santa

Rosemarie Carlisle, Chelsea School Committeewoman, with her grandchildren, Riley and Julian during the annual Chelsea Chamber of Commerce’s annual Breakfast with Santa program. Hundreds of kids came out to see St. Nick and get some personal, one-on-one time with him before Christmas.

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Chelsea Tree Lighting

December 11, 2017
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Chelsea Tree Lighting

After making a grand entrance, Santa gets swarmed by a group of children on Broadway last Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Chelsea Tree Lighting – which was bigger and better than ever this year. There were the professional Back Bay Ringers, hot chocolate from the Salvation Army, and dancers from Off Broadway – not...

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Silver Line Stations Come Together, Service to Begin in April 2018

December 11, 2017
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Silver Line Stations Come Together, Service to Begin in April 2018

By Seth Daniel A projected 19 minute ride with no transfers from downtown Chelsea to the Seaport in Boston is but months away as the MBTA puts the finishing touches on four stations and the dedicated busway in Chelsea’s new Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line – which will be known as SL3....

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Give Where You Live:Vukovic Launches Buy Nothing Program in City

December 11, 2017
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Give Where You Live:Vukovic Launches Buy Nothing Program in City

By Cary Shuman Cottage Street resident Sladja Vukovic is hoping to build community spirit in her neighborhood with a new project called Buy Nothing. Vujovic is the administrator of the Chelsea Facebook group for the worldwide program in which neighbors give and receive free items from each other such as clothes, household goods, furniture,...

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Council President Race Down to Robinson, Vidot

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The City Council president race has been quietly going back and forth between Council President Leo Robinson and Council Vice President Damali Vidot for the last several weeks. The showdown will likely continue as both court their fellow councillors for commitments and votes prior to a meeting that has been called...

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9-1-1 Dispatchers Apologize for No Confidence Vote on Verdone

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea 9-1-1 Dispatchers Union made a public apology Monday night, Dec. 4, at the City Council meeting to former Assistant Emergency Management Director Robert Verdone for issuing a No Confidence Vote against him on Oct. 1, 2016. Verdone was part of a management group in Chelsea EMS department that the...

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Chelsea Housing Extends Visitor Time for Hurricane Victims

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As Puerto Rican residents continue to trickle into Chelsea following the massive Hurricane Maria devastation, the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) announced they would extend the time visitors are allowed to stay with residents – and also consider extensions in some cases. Director Al Ewing said they have been working close with...

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America as We Know It Is Over

December 11, 2017
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It is difficult to understate the impact upon the future of our country of the Republican tax bill proposals that have been passed by the House and Senate and await a reconciliation between the two versions for a final vote by both. The most complex piece of tax legislation to be enacted in more...

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Sports 12-07-2017

December 11, 2017
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CHS track teams set for new season The Chelsea High boys and girls indoor rack teams were set to open their season last night (Wednesday) against Greater Lowell at Lynn Tech. For the first time ever, the Commonwealth Athletic Conference will host an indoor track league. Chelsea has competed for the past three years...

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Obituaries 12-07-2017

December 11, 2017
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Rochelle ‘Shelley’ Bennett Former Chelsea 8th District Councilor who worked to better the Chelsea Community Rochelle “Shelley” A. Bennett of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea, died peacefully at home on Saturday, December 2 after suffering a long illness. She was 73 years old. Rochelle was born in Chelsea and lived here throughout most of her...

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A Big Request:City Makes Big Ask of MassDOT for Viaduct Project Mitigation

December 1, 2017
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A Big Request:City Makes Big Ask of MassDOT for Viaduct Project Mitigation

By Seth Daniel City Manager Tom Ambrosino and the City Council have submitted an eye-opening mitigation package to the MassDOT to accommodate the upcoming Chelsea Viaduct project – a major rehabilitation project of the elevated highway leading to the Tobin/Mystic Bridge. The project is slated to be advertised in 2018 by the state. In...

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Darren Moore, Retired Firefighter and CHS Star Athlete, Dies at the Age of 52

December 1, 2017
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Darren Moore, Retired Firefighter and CHS Star Athlete, Dies at the Age of 52

By Cary Shuman City Council President Leo Robinson and the Chelsea community are fondly remembering retired Chelsea firefighter Darren Moore, who died on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the age of 52. Many of Darren’s classmates and friends learned of his passing during the Chelsea High School Class of 1982 35th Reunion Saturday night at...

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Late Jazz Artist Fundraising Show to Close Down Spencer Gallery

December 1, 2017
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Late Jazz Artist Fundraising Show to Close Down Spencer Gallery

By Seth Daniel It’s only appropriate that Victor Bailey would close down the Spencer Lofts Gallery. The world-famous jazz musician, who passed away last year from complications related to MS/ALS, once lived at the Spencer Lofts while working as a bass professor at Berklee College of Music. After taking up art as well as...

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