Obituaries 09-03-2015

September 4, 2015
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Stanley Czerwinski, Jr. Worked for Sweetheart Paper Stanley J. Czerwinski Jr., a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away after a brief illness on Friday, August 28 with his family at his side at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 73 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the loving son of the late...

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Senator Markey Visits Chelsea

August 28, 2015
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Senator Markey Visits Chelsea

U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey visited Chelsea to discuss the city’s future development plans with City Manager Tom Ambrosino. Pictured at the meeting in the city manager’s office are, from left, Assistant City Manager Ned Keefe, Sen. Edward J. Markey, City Manager Tom Ambrosino, and Director of Planning and Development John DePriest.

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Community Engagement is the Goal

August 28, 2015
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Community Engagement is the Goal

Officers Ryan Ostler and Joe Stutto took engaging the community to a new level recently while on walking patrols in the Highland Park area. Chief Brian Kyes said it was a great example of how the police can casually interact with young people and adults in their patrol areas. “This is known as Community...

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Ambrosino to Convene Stakeholders on Chelsea Street Bridge Delays

August 28, 2015
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Fewer things are more frustrating for Chelsea drivers than seeing the gates go down on the Chelsea Street Bridge. Were it a few minutes of idle time, folks might tolerate it. However, one could have a five-course picnic on the side of the road, clean up the mess, and get back in the car...

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Return to School Sees Some Slowdown in Enrollment

August 28, 2015
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While enrollment has slowed down some this year, and the numbers coming to Chelsea from Central America aren’t at a breakneck pace, the schools are seeing some upticks from new places such as Puerto Rico – where a plunging economy has seen folks head to the mainland. “We are a mirror of the world...

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Schools Supt.Mary Bourque Welcomes Staff for New Year

August 28, 2015
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On Monday, August 24, Chelsea High School was bustling with teachers, staff and community members.  After staff gathered for breakfast, the crowd listened intently to a motivating speech led by the Superintendent of Chelsea Public Schools, Dr. Mary Bourque. She welcomed back the members of the Chelsea Public Schools and offered a big thanks...

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Bullets Break Up Quiet in Cary Square, One into Nursing Home

August 28, 2015
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After several weeks of relative quiet in the Cary Square area, the quiet was broken early last Friday morning when several shots were fired on Lafayette Avenue – with one going through the window of Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home and lodging itself in the foyer of the facility. At approximately 2:03 a.m., an officer...

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Police Briefs 08-27-2015

August 28, 2015
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Monday, 7/27 Lisa Selvage, 50, 10 Forsyth St., Chelsea, was arrested on warrants and shoplifting. Rogenia Cobb, 42, 105 Chauncy St., Boston, was arrested for shoplifting. Thomas Dunn, 34, 56 Franklin Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, threat to commit crime....

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Make Your Voice Heard on Strip Club Proposal in District 8

August 28, 2015
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By Dan Cortell, District 8 Councilor and Council Vice President “Phantom Ventures, LLC”, better known as the entity attempting to open a Strip Club at what was formally King Arthur’s, is back and moving forward with efforts to open a strip club.   Last we heard they’d withdrawn their application before the Licensing Commission requesting all...

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Cops in Chelsea

August 28, 2015
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A film crew from the television show COPS has been riding along with Chelsea Police Department officers for the past two weeks. The crews will be filming with the Chelsea, Revere and Lynn Police Departments for a total of eight weeks. Chief Brian Kyes the police agreed to the partnership to highlight the professional...

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Obituaries 08-27-2015

August 28, 2015
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Hazel Ruth Brown Former longtime Chelsea resident Hazel Ruth (Allen) Brown passed away Sunday afternoon, August 23 at Winchester Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was 89 years old. Born in North Attleborough, the daughter of the late Roscoe B. and Inez L. (Story) Allen, for the last year, Hazel has been residing...

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Say ‘Ciao!’ Wood-Fired Pizza Shop Preparing to Open

August 14, 2015
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Say ‘Ciao!’ Wood-Fired Pizza Shop Preparing to Open

It would be an understatement to say that Edson Coimbra and Marvin Posada understand the restaurant business. The two long-time high-end restaurant employees – who have cooked and managed such notable places like Mistral and L’Andana, are excited to bring a new, higher-end pizza choice to Williams Street in Chelsea. Both owners have been...

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Hoop Heaven at Highland:Castro,Umemba Set to Host Let It Fly Basketball Classic

August 14, 2015
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Hoop Heaven at Highland:Castro,Umemba Set to Host Let It Fly Basketball Classic

Cesar Castro and Kyle Umemba are hosting a big-time basketball tournament in Chelsea this weekend. On Saturday at the Highland Park courts, eight teams, ages 16 and under, will compete in the first annual Let It Fly Classic. Proceeds from the tournament will go toward scholarships for the Chelsea High School Class of 2016....

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Market Basket,Customers Slam Price Jump Survey

August 14, 2015
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Executives at Demoulas Market Basket are vehemently contesting a local survey done this week on supermarket prices, saying the analysis was flawed and that their prices did not go up 9 percent, as widely reported. The survey by ConsumerWorld.org has received a great amount of airplay and the inaccuracies of it, and the coverage...

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Election is Cemented, Primary to be Sept. 22

August 14, 2015
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  Eight candidates have been certified for the ballot this week in the Council at-Large race, officially triggering a Primary Election in at-Large for the first time since 2003. City Clerk Debbie Clayman confirmed that all eight candidates had been certified over the past week, and that a Sept. 22 Primary Election would take...

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Crime Meeting Draws Large Crowd

August 14, 2015
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Crime Meeting Draws Large Crowd

Some 40 or 50 neighbors and property owners piled into the St. Luke’s Church on Tuesday night to meet with police about ongoing criminal activity in Cary Square and Washington Avenue. It was one of a handful of meetings held this summer to address a new criminal element that has grown in the area...

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A Program Worth Keeping

August 14, 2015
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Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins has developed a program for inmates that is in its third year and is showing positive results. We are referring to his farming program that has inmates growing vegetables and fruits in the prison yard. This program helps inmates develop skills that will make them more marketable to employers...

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Stay Safe

August 14, 2015
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After the long and cold winter that we experienced, all of us are taking every opportunity to get outdoors this summer.  However, everyone (including our children) needs to take a moment before dashing outside in view of the warning recently issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that raises the West Nile Virus...

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Obituaries 08-13-2015

August 14, 2015
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Kazimiera Kociszewski Devout Catholic, lifelong vegetarian and animal lover Kazimiera Kociszewski of Chelsea passed away on August 5 in the peaceful surroundings of her daughter’s home with her caring family at her side. She was 85 years old. Born in Tulislow, Poland, she was loving daughter of the late Andrew and Czeslawa (Jesiolkiewicz) Siepka....

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Soldier’s Home Barbecue

August 7, 2015
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Soldier’s Home Barbecue

Veteran Frank Holland (above) was ready to entertain his friends with his guitar during last Saturday’s (Aug. 1) barbecue at the Soldier’s Home in Chelsea. The Middlesex Deputy Sheriff’s Association sponsored the event with the Home. There was music and plenty of food on a gorgeous summer day.

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Police Misconduct:Decorated Chelsea Cop, Former Union Leader Charged With Police Brutality

August 7, 2015
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Police Misconduct:Decorated Chelsea Cop, Former Union Leader Charged With Police Brutality

A 2011 state Hanna Medal of Valor award winner and an outspoken union president for the Chelsea Police Patrolmen has been indicted on police misconduct charges and put on unpaid leave this week after a Grand Jury in Suffolk Superior Court approved prosecution on Monday. Officer Felix Rivera Jr., 34, of Lynn, was charged...

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Mill Hill: Meet Your New 27-story Neighbor

August 7, 2015
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Mill Hill: Meet Your New 27-story Neighbor

Potentially, the newest neighbors in the Mill Hill neighborhood at the Forbes Plant site won’t be able to be missed under any circumstance. That’s because plans call for them to be 27 stories in the air. A detailed plan of several hundreds pages – and prepared by some of the most renowned architects, lawyers...

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Chelsea Will Likely Have a Primary Election

August 7, 2015
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For the first time in years, candidates have lined up in impressive numbers to run for City Council and School Committee seats in the City Election this year – so much so that there will most likely be a Primary Election for Council at-large for the first time since 2003. Nomination papers came due...

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Police Briefs 08-06-2015

August 7, 2015
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Monday, 7/20 Edwin Torres, 35, 60 Lubec St., East Boston, was arrested for disorderly conduct, assault and battery on a police officer. Michael Kane, 28, 23 Roughan St., Revere, was arrested on a warrant. Joseph Nardoni, Jr., 43, 50 Hancock St., Chelsea, was arrested for aggravated assault, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon....

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