Obituaries 10-03-2013

October 3, 2013
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Audrey Clarke Retired Function Coordinator Audrey Cecelia (Jewett) Clarke of Chelsea passed away September 29 at the Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea. She was 86 years old. Born in St. John, New Brunswick Canada, she was the daughter of the late Duncan and Celia “Annie” (Bursey) Jewett. She came to the United...

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Now Open: Boston Yogurt

September 26, 2013
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Now Open: Boston Yogurt

Boston Yogurt’s grand opening was on Monday September 23. The Boston Yogurt company, next to he Dockside Restaurant, is the place to go for your yogurt cravings, with a wide variety of flavors and build your own toppings.

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Monge Installed as as Kiwanis President

September 26, 2013
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Monge Installed as as Kiwanis President

The Chelsea Kiwanis Club held their annual meeting last Thursday and elected Elaine Monge to be their President as of October 1st. The installation and luncheon took place in front of a full house at the Wyndham Hotel in Chelsea with many members and guests, both from Chelsea and surrounding communities in attendance. The...

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Chelsea Police Awarded “Accreditation” Status

September 26, 2013
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Chelsea Police Awarded “Accreditation” Status

On September 12th, 2013 the Chelsea Police Department received a State Accreditation Award from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission at a ceremony held at the Andover Country Club. Law Enforcement Accreditation is a self-initiated voluntary evaluation process by which police departments from across the commonwealth strive to meet and maintain law enforcement standards that...

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Applications for Registered Marijuana Dispensaries Start Second and Final Phase

September 26, 2013
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Monday, September 23, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced the list of applicants for Registered Marijuana Dispensaries that are eligible to apply for the second and final phase of the competitive application process. Information will be posted on www.mass.gov/medicalmarijuana. An informational meeting for Phase 2 applicants will be held on Thursday, October...

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Chelsea Man Charged in Sexual Assault at Youth Center

September 26, 2013
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Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes today announced criminal charges and an active investigation arising out of an alleged sexual assault on a child at a Chelsea youth center this summer. Vriky Santos (D.O.B. 8/2/91) of Chelsea is charged with aggravated rape for allegedly sexually assaulting a...

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Congratulations, Kiwanis President Elaine Monge

September 26, 2013
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We join the Kiwanis Club of Chelsea in congratulating Elaine Monge on her installation as president of this outstanding service organization. It was a proud moment for Elaine and her family as she took the oath of office at the installation luncheon at the Wyndham Chelsea Hotel. Monge is part of a distinguished list...

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Taste of Chelsea a Success

September 26, 2013
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The Tenth Annual Taste of Chelsea was a big success Monday night. Hundreds of people enjoyed food items from area restaurants and businesses. We applaud event chairman Joseph Vinard and the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce for hosting this great event that benefits HarborCov, an organization that helps victims of domestic abuse.

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Obituaries 09-26-2013

September 26, 2013
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Leroy Tyler, Sr. Truck Driver for Leonard Silver; His High Jump Record at Lynn Classical High School Is Still Unbroken Leroy W. Tyler, Sr., a long time resident of Chelsea, passed away at home on Sunday morning, September 22. He was 76 years old Born in Lynn, he was a graduate of Lynn Classical...

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Hitting the Waves

September 19, 2013
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Hitting the Waves

Jordan Boys & Girls Club’s Surf Club enjoys a day at the beach. Pictured at Revere Beach are Jorge, Martin, Phoebe, Mari­na, Steven and Donald.

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Wilson Likes His Chances in District 5 Council Race

September 19, 2013
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Wilson Likes His Chances in District 5 Council Race

For Henry David Wilson, here’s to hoping that the third time’s a charm. Wilson is out and about – has remained active in all things Chelsea – and is in the thick of the race for District 5 City Council seat. Wilson, who owns a home on Beacon Street and is 48 years old,...

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Robinson Announces His Candidacy for Re-election

September 19, 2013
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Robinson Announces His Candidacy for Re-election

City Councillor-At-Large Leo Robinson has announced his candidacy for re-election this week. A tireless commu­nity advocate and respected political leader, Robinson’s lifetime of contributions to community and civic affairs has been substantial and ef­fective.

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New Campaign Will Hammer Home Low Pot Usage by Chelsea Teens

September 19, 2013
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New Campaign Will Hammer Home Low Pot Usage by Chelsea Teens

Many times the perception of Chelsea teens is radically worse than the true reality, and nothing proves that point better than a recent survey on marijuana usage among Chelsea High School (CHS) students – a survey that revealed most teens are not smoking pot. With that information in hand, Amy Harris and her team...

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Public Safety: Perlatonda Says He is Ready to Discuss Commissioner Idea

September 19, 2013
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After a blow up at last week’s City Council meeting over the proposal to discuss having a Police Commissioner, District 5 Councillor Joe Perlatonda said he is not giving up on the idea and only hopes for a discussion. “I’m still looking into the Police Commissioner thing and doing research this week,” he said...

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All-Chelsea Awards Winners Announced

September 19, 2013
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The 12th Annual “All-Chelsea Awards” will be presented on Monday, Sept. 30th to nine recipients who have improved the lives of local residents and enhanced the city’s overall civic standing. “A significant reason that Chelsea’s stock continues to be on the rise is the contribution of so many towards the advancement of our community....

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A Great Lady: Lydia Walata Will Be Missed

September 19, 2013
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Long time residents of this city were saddened to learn this week of the passing of Lydia Walata after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Walata for decades was an active and vibrant member of the civic and political scene in Chelsea. A highly respected member of the School Committee, Mrs. Walata, along with Andrew P....

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Red Devils Start 2013 with Smashing 40-8 Win

September 19, 2013
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The Chelsea High football team opened its season in high style with a 40-8 triumph over St. Joseph’s of Newton Friday evening under the lights at Chelsea Stadium. The Red Devils overcame an 8-7 deficit early in the second quarter with a touchdown before the intermission to take a 14-8 advantage into the locker...

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Obituaries 09-19-2013

September 19, 2013
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Joanne ‘MiMi’ DeFelice Outstanding Chelsea Resident Joanne D. (Goffredo) “MiMi” DeFelice, a long time resident of Chelsea died at home on September 12 after a long illness. Born in Boston and beloved by all, “MiMi,” as almost everyone called her, was very active in both her family as well as civic undertakings. She was...

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The Voice of the Red Devils: Chelsea Press Box to Be Named in Memory of Arnold Goodman

September 12, 2013
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The Voice of the Red Devils: Chelsea Press Box to Be Named in Memory of Arnold Goodman

Chelsea High School director of athletics Frank DePatto is inviting the community to attend a dedication ceremony in honor of the late Arnold Goodman, a long-time and beloved Chelsea teacher, coach and Voice of the CHS Red Devils, on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Chelsea High School cafeteria. During the ceremony...

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McLaughlin Arraigned in Illegal Fund-raising for Tim Murray

September 12, 2013
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McLaughlin Arraigned in Illegal Fund-raising for Tim Murray

Former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Michael McLaughlin was arraigned in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court last Thursday morning on a 12-count indictment from a Grand Jury, but sources said he might have thrown a curveball in the plans of Attorney General Martha Coakley by not also entering into a plea deal later that day....

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Taste of Chelsea Will Be Another Treat for Food Enthusiasts: Sept. 23 Event Will Move Outdoors and Benefit HarborCOV

September 12, 2013
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Taste of Chelsea Will Be Another Treat for Food Enthusiasts: Sept. 23 Event Will Move Outdoors and Benefit HarborCOV

When Chelsea Bank CEO and president Joseph Vinard founded the Taste of Chelsea event a decade ago, he likely didn’t envision that it would become the incredible food lovers extravaganza that is has and draw more than 700 people. Ten years later Vinard is still active as the co-chair of Taste of Chelsea. The...

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First Council Meeting Features Showdown

September 12, 2013
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It’s not what happened so much during the City Council meeting on Monday night, but rather what happened afterward and behind the scenes that has grown more important than the actual issue at hand – that issue being public safety and policing strategies. The return from the summer recess for the Council was anything...

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Decision Time for Parents, School Officials on Clark Ave

September 12, 2013
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In the coming weeks, parents, school officials and the City will be called on for input and a final decision for the preferred alternative in the rebuilding plan for the Clark Avenue Middle School – a project that has been long in the making and is finally coming to bear. School administrator Gerry McCue...

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Remembering 9/11

September 12, 2013
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If someone had said on September 10, 2001, that America would be embroiled militarily in affairs in the Middle East for the next 12 years, one would have thought that person to be crazy. Indeed, no one would have dared predict such a scenario even on September 12, 2001. But the tragic events of...

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