And They’re Off!

April 9, 2015
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And They’re Off!

Josue Theosmy (center) takes off with his teammates during the 1-mile run at the sound of the starting gun. While spring sports have had a slow start, Chelsea’s track and field athletes were ready to go in a home meet on Tuesday at Chelsea High School – despite continued rainy and cold conditions.

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Kidnap Charge Follows Gunfire Outside Las Palmas Restaurant

April 9, 2015
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A Dorchester man was arraigned last week on charges he kidnapped a man at gunpoint after firing shots outside Las Palmas Restaurant on Central Avenue. Roberto Ortiz, 19, was arraigned Friday in Chelsea District Court on charges of armed kidnapping, armed assault with intent to murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of...

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Wynn Officials Digesting Information after Setback on State Environmental Document

April 9, 2015
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Wynn officials are taking a careful read this week of a set of new requirements issued late last Friday evening by state environmental regulators that calls for more work on traffic mitigation and a remedy for what was termed to be an “illegal” land sale on Lower Broadway (Everett) between the MBTA and Wynn...

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Vets Housing Opens at Old American Legion Building

April 9, 2015
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Vets Housing Opens at Old American Legion Building

When Michael Frada was living on the bricks, he never envisioned ever having granite countertops in his kitchen. That’s exactly what he has today, as the former Army veteran who ended up homeless has taken refuge and residence in Chelsea’s new North Bellingham Veterans Home, where he and eight other veterans have assisted housing...

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Why Have Our Power Prices Skyrocketed?

April 9, 2015
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While an overwhelming majority of the City Council, myself included, decided against Councilor Giovanni Recupero’s order requesting Acting City Manager Ned Keefe conduct a study to determine the viability of Chelsea constructing and operating its own power plant (for the litany of reasons described Monday night). However, the issue that compelled Councilor Recupero to...

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Destiny Is in the Bruins’ Hands

April 9, 2015
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The final week of the regular season is a wish made in heaven for the National Hockey League, as playoff spots are still within reach in both conferences. Currently in the Eastern Conference a mere three points separate the eighth spot and the fifth spot. In the Western Conference the race is just as...

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Obituaries 04-09-2015

April 9, 2015
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Lorraine Patricia ‘Chickie’ Visconti Stay-at-home wife, mother and home caretaker Lorraine Patricia “Chickie” (Nuzzo) Visconti of  Chelsea passed away April 4 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston surrounded by her loving family. She was 86 years old. Born in Boston and raised in the North End, she was the daughter of the late...

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Honoring Former City Manager Jay Ash

April 2, 2015
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Honoring Former City Manager Jay Ash

State Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash was honored for his outstanding leadership as city manager at the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner March 25 at Spinelli’s, Lynnfield. Among those joining the large crowd in the tribute to Ash were, from left, Dr. Deborah Wayne, Supt. of Schools Dr. Mary Bourque,...

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Coffee with a Cop

April 2, 2015
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Coffee with a Cop

Officer Joanne M O’Brien, Officer John Noftle and Officer Sammy Mojica outside Dunkin Donuts for the Coffee with a Cop meeting.

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City Manager Application Deadline Comes and Goes

April 2, 2015
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With little fanfare, the deadline for applications for the Chelsea City Manager position came and went on Tuesday night, March 31. Officials at the Collins Center weren’t immediately available to reveal how many applications had been received, and there is a question whether or not that is public information anyhow. The names of those...

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A Handshake She Won’t Soon Forget: Suncar Meets the President…again

April 2, 2015
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A Handshake She Won’t Soon Forget: Suncar Meets the President…again

In the lore of Browne Middle School 5th grader Toni-Chanelle Suncar’s family, there is a story about her great grandmother meeting the president of the Dominican Republic many years ago when she was a little girl. As it’s told, Suncar’s great grandmother got face to face with the president and he told her he...

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Latimer Society to Celebrate Locally, To Be Honored in Connecticut

April 2, 2015
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Latimer Society to Celebrate Locally, To Be Honored in Connecticut

The Lewis Latimer Society of Chelsea will be holding a local commemoration of National Engineers Month this coming week at the Chelsea Public Library, and then taking that show on the road to Connecticut, where an organization there will honor the Chelsea group for its work with kids and its groundbreaking research into the...

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Mazonson Invites CHS Classmates to Fiftieth Reunion on June 7 at Kowloon

April 2, 2015
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Mazonson Invites CHS Classmates to Fiftieth Reunion on June 7 at Kowloon

Marc Mazonson said that in the early 1960s students for the most part attended Shurtleff, Williams, or Carter schools through the ninth grade before moving on to Chelsea High School for their sophomore year. Mazonson is hoping to be in the company of as many of his former high school classmates as possible when...

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Police Briefs 04-02-2015

April 2, 2015
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03/25 Christina O’Conner, 38, 7 Lewis Mall, East Boston, was arrested on a felony warrant. Xavier Acevedo, 19, 49 Prescott Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, carrying dangerous weapon  or knife over 4×1 inches. Erick Vega, 22, 129 Heard St., Chelsea, was arrested for distribution of Class D...

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Letter to the Editor

April 2, 2015
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Thank you Congressman Capuano Dear Editor, We are fortunate to have Congressman Michael E. Capuano as our representative in Washington, D.C. We appreciate his leadership in many areas. For example, he took time to recognize Citizen Schools’ 20th year of service to the community in the US Congressional Record. With his support, Citizen Schools...

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Happy Passover

April 2, 2015
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We wish the members of the Jewish community a Happy Passover as the holiday begins at sundown Friday and continues for the next eight days. The celebration commences with Jewish families sitting down for the traditional Seder meal. Children have a special role in the Seder, with the youngest child at the table being...

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Irish Night Celebration Easter Sunday

April 2, 2015
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On Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a few years back and...

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Bruins Pick Up the Pace

April 2, 2015
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Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak was the winner of NESN’s Seventh Player Award before Tuesday night’s Boston-Florida game, sponsored by Central Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Central Auto Team of Norwood. But it was winger Milan Lucic who ‘drove’ the team to a 3-2 victory with his all-important, game-winning goal at 1:09 of the final...

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Obituaries 04-02-2015

April 2, 2015
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Julia Sliwinski Past member of Chelsea Golden Age and lifelong parishioner of St. Stanislaus Parish Julia F. (Krakowski) Sliwinski  passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Sunday evening March 29 after a brief illness. She was 94 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Franciszek...

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City Mourns Loss of Retired Fire Lt. Harvey Raley

March 26, 2015
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City Mourns Loss of Retired Fire Lt. Harvey Raley

The city is mourning the loss of retired Chelsea Fire Lieutenant Harvey C. Raley Jr., who died March 18. He was the son of Ann (Follis) Raley and the late Harvey C. Raley Sr. Family, friends, and colleagues in the Chelsea Fire Department paid tribute to Harvey, a personable and friendly man and proud...

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Meeting the President

March 26, 2015
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Meeting the President

Browne Middle School (BMS) 5th grader Toni-Chanelle Suncar, 10, travelled to Washington, D.C. on Monday to participate in the White House Science Fair, one of only a handful of children nationwide to be invited to the event. Suncar left Monday morning from Boston, participated in a roundtable discussion on women in the sciences, showed...

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Police Briefs 03-26-2015

March 26, 2015
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03/09 Yiraldy Rodriguez,  28, 466 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Anthony Todisco, 28, 56 Mudge St., Lynn, was arrested on multiple felony and misdemeanor warrants. Nahuel Castrucci, 27, 870 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant and operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license. 3/10 Jose Hernandez, 20, 7A Wilbur St., Everett, was...

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Chelsea Superintendent Honored at Social Capitalist Luncheon

March 26, 2015
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On April 2, Dr. Mary Bourque, Chelsea native and superintendent of Chelsea Public Schools, will be honored as a Community Social Capitalist at the annual Social Capitalist Luncheon hosted by Social Capital Inc. (SCI) at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. She will be honored alongside Frances Martinez of Lynn and Martin Fantozzi of Newton. Superintendent...

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Irish Night Celebration

March 26, 2015
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Senator Sal DiDomenico and Council President Fred Capone joining honoree Representative Joseph McGonagle at this year’s Saugus-Everett Elks Irish Night to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Senator Sal DiDomenico  joined St. Patrick’s Day host Senator Linda Dorcena Forry at the Annual South Boston Breakfast.  Senator DiDomenico also had a turn at the microphone to introduce his fellow Senators...

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