Promoting Chelsea: Popular Real Estate Agent Conducts Sale of Former Beacon Café Building

October 25, 2013
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Promoting Chelsea: Popular Real Estate Agent Conducts Sale of Former Beacon Café Building

Lydia Leonard grew up on Webster Avenue, spent time socializing with friends at Merritt Park, and later owned a home on Eleanor Street for 27 years. As a business partner in City Square Realty for 13 years, Leonard had more than an observational role in the city’s real estate resurgence, especially so in the...

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Chelsea Native to Discuss Hitchcock Book at Library

October 25, 2013
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Chelsea Native to Discuss Hitchcock Book at Library

Chelsea native Phil Skerry is no psycho, but he can certainly talk about any aspect of ‘Psycho’ and the methods of filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock. This coming Friday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m., Skerry will discuss and sign his second Hitchcock-themed book, ‘Dark Energy: Hitchcock’s Absolute Camera and the Physics of Cinematic Space-Time.’ His most...

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Council to Address Clark Ave. School

October 25, 2013
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A City Council Committee of the Whole will meet in the near future to begin a discussion on funding the proposed Clark Avenue Middle School project. The project is currently in the final stages of the state School Building Authority (MSBA) process, but a final plan has been submitted. It calls for a brand...

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With Ceasars Leaving Suffolk Downs Casino, City Offcials Are Still Comfortable with Project

October 25, 2013
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) came to bury Caesars last Friday afternoon, not to praise them. The entire casino effort at Suffolk Downs this week is in flux as the track searches for another gaming operator, Caesars Entertainment has limped out of town, rejected by MGC, and a vote on the overall casino plan...

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Letter to the Editor

October 25, 2013
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Firefighters endorses Calvin Brown Dear Residents of Chelsea, I am writing on behalf of Chelsea Fire Fighters Local 937 to endorse Calvin Brown for re-election to the office of Chelsea City Council. Local 937 supports candidates who share our commitment to the safety of the Citizens of Chelsea.  We feel Calvin Brown shares our...

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Police Briefs 10-24-2013

October 25, 2013
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SHOOTING ON WASHINGTON AVE A 20-year-old female from East Boston was shot in the head early Friday morning inside of a 190 Washington Ave. apartment. Chelsea officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim at that address at 3:19 a.m.  Arriving officers and EMS observed the female suffering from a single gunshot wound...

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CHS Roundup

October 25, 2013
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Red Devil gridders win third straight, 32-0 The streaking Chelsea High football team rolled to its third straight shutout victory  in impressive fashion with a 32-0 blanking of Charlestown in a contest played across the Mystic River Friday night. The Red Devils set the tone of the contest from the outset, taking the opening...

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Obituaries 10-24-2013

October 25, 2013
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Peter Dobbins 30-Year Employee of Air Canada Peter K. Dobbins of Chelsea passed away on Monday morning, October 21 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 71 years old. Born in Everett and a longtime Chelsea resident, he was a US Army veteran and retired after...

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Officials Turn out for Walk

October 16, 2013
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Officials Turn out for Walk

Among the several hundred walkers who donned rain gear to participate in the annual Herb Chambers ALS/MS Walk to benefit the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home were (l to r) City Council President Dan Cortell, Councillor Brian Hatleberg, Councillor Leo Robinson, City Manager Jay Ash, School Committeewoman Lisa Lineweaver and Councillor Calvin Brown, with Hatleberg and Lineweaver’s...

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Remembrance: Morris Seigal, Beloved Educator and School Principal, Passes Away

October 16, 2013
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Remembrance: Morris Seigal, Beloved Educator and School Principal, Passes Away

Morris “Morrie” Seigal, a beloved educator and school principal who later served for 29 years on the Chelsea School Committee, died on Oct. 15 after a brief illness. He was 92. Mr. Seigal lived in Chelsea for his entire life, graduating from Chelsea High School before going on to receive his undergraduate degree from...

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Sheriff Tompkins Presents at El Mundo’s Hispanic Heritage Breakfast

October 16, 2013
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Sheriff Tompkins Presents at El Mundo’s Hispanic Heritage Breakfast

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently took part in El Mundo Newspaper’s Annual Hispanic Heritage Breakfast, held at the Revere Hotel in Boston. The event, which is part award ceremony and part comic roast, is held each year in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. Joining Sheriff Tompkins at the head table and taking...

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It’s a Girl

October 16, 2013
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It’s a Girl

Roseann Bongiovanni and her husband, Sandro Figarola, proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Louisa Rose Figarola. Louisa was born on July 15, 2013 at 11:47p.m. She was 5 pounds and 11.6 ounces and 19 inches long at birth. Louisa joined our family just 13 minutes before her big brother Luca’s 2nd birthday. Luca...

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City Seeks Board Members

October 16, 2013
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City officials are calling upon local residents to get more involved in the community.  Specifically, the City is seeking volunteers to join standing boards and commissions. “A key to the great success our community is enjoying is the participation of so many in helping their elected and appointed officials manage a complete transformation of...

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PCSS Ranks above the State and Neighboring Districts on MCAS

October 16, 2013
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Pioneer Charter School of Science (PCSS) has started another exciting school year with extraordinary results. Once again, PCSS students have performed extremely well on the recent MCAS and have substantially outperformed the state and district averages in all grade levels and subject areas in which they were tested. This success is the result of...

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Chelsea Little League Is Alive and Well and Optimistic about Its Future

October 16, 2013
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Chelsea Little League used to have three Major League games a night on Diamonds 1, 2, and 3 at the old Chelsea Memorial Stadium. And on Saturdays, the Minor League teams would not only use those three diamonds but Diamond 4 at the old Carter Park. Great youth leaders like Arnold Goodman, Phil Spellman,...

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Red Devils Win Second Straight, Top MV 19-0

October 16, 2013
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The Chelsea High football team earned its second straight win in impressive fashion with a solid 19-0 victory over Mystic Valley Friday evening at Chelsea Memorial Stadium. The Red Devils set the tone of the contest from the outset. After Mystic Valley took the opening kickoff and started at its own 20 yard line,...

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Obituaries 10-17-2013

October 16, 2013
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Morris Seigal Chelsea Educator and Longtime School Board Member Morris Seigal, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away on Tuesday, October 15 at his home. He was 92 years old. Morris graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1939. He then attended Salem State for his undergrad and later receiving a Masters Degree from Boston...

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State Increases Access for Early Education Opportunities

October 11, 2013
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State Increases Access for Early Education Opportunities

Governor Deval Patrick came to Chelsea on Tuesday to  announce that the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) has increased access for high-quality early education opportunities to more than 3,200 children. The new vouchers will assist high-need families with children who are currently on the waitlist for a subsidy to attend an early...

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Walk for Living

October 11, 2013
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Walk for Living

Judy Mastrocola and Kristen Donnelly served as the directors of the 5th Annual Walk for Living to benefit ALS and MS Residences and other Chelsea Jewish Foundation programs. The organizers are pictured at the event that was held Sunday and raised more than $100,000 for the cause.

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New School Being Planned at Clark Ave.

October 11, 2013
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In filings submitted to the state School Building Authority (MSBA) late last week, Chelsea School officials revealed that the preferred option for the Clark Avenue Middle School was to tear down the old structure and replace it with a completely new building. The historic building is now a middle school, but for decades was...

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Officials Now Suspect Woman Was Murdered

October 11, 2013
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For months, the general public has believed that an 88-year-old Washington Avenue woman died due to the extreme heat last July. There were even warnings put out as a result of her death for people to look out for the elderly during the heat wave last summer. However, law enforcement officials from the get-go...

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Officials Mulling New Housing Codes for Landlords

October 11, 2013
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City Manager Jay Ash laid out a bold plan to address illegal basement apartments and substandard housing this past week, inviting those who may be most affected by a strengthening of the City’s housing codes to City Hall for a discussion about potential changes. More than 50 landlords and members of the City Council...

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Thank You Governor for Your Commitment to Education

October 11, 2013
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Massachusetts has become a nationwide leader in the field of education during Governor Deval Patrick’s tenure in office. The Governor has helped the Bay State become the very best for children and students at all levels in the educational experience. The Governor has made early education a priority in his administration and he made...

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Letter to the Editor

October 11, 2013
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Endorses local candidates Dear Editor: I am writing on behalf of Chelsea Fire Fighters Local 937 to endorse both Paul Murphy (District 1) and Christopher Cataldo (District 2) for the office of Chelsea City Council. As firefighters our job is to protect and serve the people of the City of Chelsea. As we evaluate...

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