Sports 12-17-2015

December 17, 2015
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CHS Roundup Boys basketball team opens with 74-34 win The Chelsea High boys basketball team opened its season in impressive fashion with a runaway 74-34 triumph over Minuteman Regional Vocational School Tuesday evening at the CHS gymnasium. Chelsea jumped out to a 19-6 advantage in the first frame and never looked back en route to...

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Obituaries 12-17-2015

December 17, 2015
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Elsie Howard Member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, homemaker and family caregiver Elsie M. (Gill) Howard passed away Friday morning, December 11 at the Rosewood Nursing and Rehab in Peabody. She was 101 years old. Born, raised and a lifelong resident of Chelsea, the daughter of the late John and Jesse (Higgins) Gill, Elsie...

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Breakfast with Santa

December 10, 2015
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Breakfast with Santa

Ariana Martinez, 7, told Santa what she wanted for Christmas during the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce– annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Williams School. Hundreds of kids gathered to get some time with Santa and let him know exactly what they wanted for Christmas this year.

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Chanukah Celebration

December 10, 2015
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Chanukah Celebration

Ronda Winer shows off her Chanukah shirt during the Chanukah celebration at the Leonard Florence Center for Living on Sunday night, Dec. 6, the first night of the eight-day Jewish celebration. The LFCFL held a public celebration for the first time and drew a very nice crowd.

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Rustigian Family Teams up to Fight Homelessness

December 10, 2015
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Rustigian Family Teams up to Fight Homelessness

By Seth Daniel Perhaps it all started when Chelsea High School (CHS) sophomore Charlie Rustigian was only about eight years old and he encountered a boy at school who didn’t know what a birthday party was. Charlie’s grandmother Peggy Foulco, who has raised him with her husband, Mike, said she had a $50 bill...

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Chelsea Fire to Run ‘Toys for Tots’ Campaign

December 10, 2015
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Chelsea Fire to Run ‘Toys for Tots’ Campaign

By Seth Daniel Chelsea Firefighters will be collecting toys for the Toys for Tots and Globe Santa program once again this year, and based on their research, that generosity could land to a needy family in Chelsea. “We did a little research into the Globe Santa and Toys for Tots and found out that...

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Outlandishness:Ambrosino,Neighbors Question Seriousness of Forbes Plan

December 10, 2015
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By Seth Daniel There was nothing rough around the edges about the presentation by Yihe Forbes LLC at Tuesday’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting on Tuesday night. In fact, the polished attorneys, architects, engineers and consultants were pretty much the best team that money could buy in Boston. Even so, neighbors and elected...

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Parking vs Morality Meet in New French Club Proposal at ZBA

December 10, 2015
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By Seth Daniel For some, the problem was parking and traffic, while others believed the problem was a lack of human sensitivity. It was nearly a first as a 34-unit affordable housing building at the old French Club ran up against opponents who were concerned about the effect on traffic an parking, while supporters...

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State, RPD Clamp Down on Human Trafficking

December 10, 2015
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A Revere woman and a Chelsea man have been arrested for allegedly trafficking women for sex through an online “escort” service, Attorney General Maura Healey announced this week. Elena Gaston, (a.k.a. “Dana”), 60, of 18 Eustis St., was arrested Wednesday night, Dec. 2, in Revere by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Attorney General’s...

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Police Briefs 12-10-2015

December 10, 2015
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Monday, Nov. 23 Ramon Pagan, 54, 126 Pine St Inn, Boston, was arrested for trespassing. Ney Garcia, 32, 16 Addison ST., Chelsea, was arrested for failing to signal, motor vehicle brake violation, unlicensed operation of m motor vehicle, warrant. Tuesday, Nov. 24 Eneida Ruiz, 44, Ruiz Eneida, 14 Bloomingdale St., Chelsea, was arrested for...

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Sports 12-10-2015

December 10, 2015
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CHS Roundup CHS track girls open season Thursday The 2015-16 winter season kicks off today (Thursday) with the Chelsea High Lady Red Devils facing Greater Lawrence at Somerville High.  This is Chelsea’s second year competing as a varsity sport in indoor track, with the Red Devils reuniting with their old friends in the Greater...

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Obituaries 12-10-2015

December 10, 2015
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Nina DeFlumeri Her greatest and most cherished interests were church and family Nina (Cataldo) DeFlumeri passed away on December 5 in the peaceful surroundings of her Malden home after a short illness with her husband and family at her side. She was 87 years old. Born and raised in Monte Falcione, Italy, she was...

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Holiday Lighting

December 3, 2015
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Holiday Lighting

The City of Chelsea and the Chamber of Commerce held its annual Tree Lighting ceremony on Nov. 24 in Chelsea Square. The Browne Middle School provided Christmas songs and there was hot chocolate and treats. Later in the evening, Santa Claus dropped by to help flip the switch on the lights. Santa Claus dropped...

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Forbes Project Remains Same Large Proposal

December 3, 2015
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What was at one time a not-so-serious, placeholder proposal for the vacant Forbes site by a Chinese company is increasingly looking like the final proposal after a meeting on Monday night at the Residence Inn revealed no changes to the plan. Representatives of YIHE Forbes LLC, of Guangzhou, China, and the Boston law firm...

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‘Suicide by Cop’ Nearly Plays Out at CPD Headquarters

December 3, 2015
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It was early in the morning on Sunday, around 2:40 a.m., and Officer Ed Marchese was at the front desk when a resident came into the station and requested help. Quick to the ready, Marchese came out into the lobby to speak with the individual. As Marchese stood only a few feet from him,...

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Ambrosino Sends Letter to State About Election ‘Irregularities’

December 3, 2015
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City Manager Tom Ambrosino has forwarded a letter to the Secretary of State’s Office to look into “irregularities” in the Nov. 3 City Election as requested by the City Council last week. Ambrosino sent the letter out on Dec. 1 and said that, while he didn’t find any major problems with the election during...

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Food on Fire Gets Another Exciting Addition

December 3, 2015
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The Chelsea restaurant scene is on fire, and with the addition of the upcoming Chelsea Station Restaurant and Lounge in the old Firehouse on Everett Avenue, that statement is correct both literally and figuratively. Mark Nadow and Michael Sheridan are currently moving forward with construction and have signed a lease with Anthony Simboli for...

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Police Briefs 12-03-2015

December 3, 2015
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GUNSHOT THROUGH THE WINDOW Police responded on Wednesday, November 25, at 10:05 p.m. to the area Addison and Eden Street for a report of shots fired and two individuals running from the area. Officers determined that no injuries had occurred and recovered ballistic evidence from the scene, officers did detain two individuals who fit...

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Congratulations,Chelsea High Athletic Director Frank Depatto

December 3, 2015
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We offer our congratulations to Chelsea High athletic director Frank DePatto on his selection as the representative of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference for the National Interscholastic Athletic Association Conference in Orlando, Florida next week. The fact that Frank was selected for this honor by  the CAC athletic directors shows the esteem in which he...

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Sports 12-03-2015

December 3, 2015
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Red Devils drop holiday tilt with Matignon, 18-12 The Chelsea High football team turned in a valiant effort, but came up short by a score of 18-12 in a Thanksgiving Day battle with Matignon at Dilboy Stadium. The contest began well for the Red Devils. After the CHS defense forced Matignon to punt on...

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Obituaries 12-03-2015

December 3, 2015
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Anna Poli Dedicated to home and family Anna C. (DiMichele) Poli, a lifelong resident of East Boston, passed away on  November 30 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a short illness. She was 87 years old. Born in Newton Upper Falls, the beloved daughter of the late Crescenzo and Angelina DiMichele, Anna...

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Cooperative Thanksgiving Dinner

November 26, 2015
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Cooperative Thanksgiving Dinner

A ROYAL THANKSGIVING: The Chelsea Collaborative and St. Luke’s-San Lucas Church held a cooperative Thanksgiving Dinner last Tuesday, Nov. 17, for a select group of needy families – including many residents from the flooded areas in the Broadway Glen apartment tower. The crowded church hall was warm with pre-Thanksgiving cheer as volunteers and friends...

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Investigation:Council Votes for Order Looking into Election Irregularities

November 26, 2015
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The Chelsea City Council voted 6-3 on Monday night to look into irregularities in the voting process on the Nov. 3 City Election – an outstanding issue that embraced everything from non-profit conduct to racial identity to campaign etiquette. Those voting in favor of Councillor Clifford Cunningham’s order were Cunningham, Paul Murphy, Joe Perlatonda,...

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Sale Stopped:Wyndham Hotel Deal Now on the Rocks Due to Soil Contamination

November 26, 2015
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A deal to sell and completely renovate the Wyndham Hotel has hit a snag this month and may not end up happening, according to sources and City Manager Tom Ambrosino. “It’s run into a snag for environmental reasons,” said Ambrosino on Monday. “Everyone is trying to make it work notwithstanding this issue. Hopefully it...

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