Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award

April 12, 2013
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Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award

Jerry Shafir, founder and president of Kettle Cuisine, was the recipient of the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award. Making the presentation of a Chelsea Clock was Joanne Tarason, a member of the executive committee.

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Browne Step Team Steps Up Their Game

April 12, 2013
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Browne Step Team Steps Up Their Game

Step by step, the Browne Middle School Step Dance team will make their way to Providence College this coming Saturday, April 13th, to perform in front of several thousand students as part of the College’s Diversity Festival. Teacher Asha Chana and five students from the school have been honing their skills since last December...

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Miffed CHA Tenants Will Meet with US Attorney Ortiz

April 12, 2013
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Outraged Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) tenants and organizers will meet with U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz today, April 11th, to discuss the plea deal and sentencing of former, disgraced CHA Director Michael McLaughlin. Attorney Jay Rose – who has assisted residents in organizing a tenant-driven protest of McLaughlin’s plea deal – said the informal group...

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Fire Union Calls for Contract Approval Now

April 12, 2013
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Fire Union officials this week are calling on the City and the City Council to respect the collective bargaining process and approve their contract. Last week, the Council narrowly voted to keep the contract on the table in hopes that the Union would agree to go back to the table with City Manager Jay...

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We Will Miss Judge Diana Maldonando

April 12, 2013
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On the television at any given time in the afternoon, one can see cases being tried and adjudicated with no nonsense.  Sometimes, in a particular case, the television judge just lays the person out and you cheer. Well in Chelsea, we have been fortunate to have had such a judge. Judge Diana Maldonando of...

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Red Devil Baseball Team Earns 12-2 Win

April 12, 2013
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The Chelsea High baseball team posted its first win of the season with a 12-2 triumph over Notre Dame of Lawrence Monday night under the lights at Chelsea Stadium. The Red Devils set the tone for the contest from the outset, pouncing on Notre Dame’s starting pitcher to rack up nine runs in the...

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Obituaries 04-11-2013

April 12, 2013
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Richard Pilcher Served in US Air Force Intelligence Service Richard L. Pilcher of Chelsea passed away suddenly at home. He was 76 years old. Born in Eufaula, Alabama to W.E. and Jerusha (Nobles) Pilcher, he joined the US Air Force in 1955 and served for four years. During that time he was in the...

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Ash Advocates for More Shannon Grant Funding

April 5, 2013
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Ash Advocates for More Shannon Grant Funding

Since 2006, the Shannon Community Safety Initiative has been providing communities in Massachusetts with funding to combat youth violence, gangs and substance abuse, typically through a regional and multi-disciplinary approach.  As Shannon supporters from around the state gathered at the State House last week to lobby for funding for its continuance, helping to lead...

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A Tale of Two Casinos: Suffolk Downs Owners Unveil Scale Model of Proposed Site

April 5, 2013
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A Tale of Two Casinos: Suffolk Downs Owners Unveil  Scale Model of Proposed Site

Owners of Suffolk Downs unveiled its 3D model of the $1 billion Caesars Resort at Suffolk Downs last week to the media. On Monday, the East Boston Times sat down with Suffolk Downs’ COO Chip Tuttle to get a sneak peak at the model and updated renderings before it begins a tour through the...

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Wynn Official Shows Drawings for Casino Complex in Everett

April 5, 2013
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Wynn Official Shows Drawings for Casino Complex in Everett

The glamour and style of Las Vegas arrived at a transformed Edward Connolly Center on Wednesday, March 27, as a backdrop of yellow drapes and artistic lighting turned the cavernous center into a totally different place. With Frank Sinatra tunes playing in the background, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. and Gamal Aziz, Chief Operating Officer...

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Vornado Bows out of Casino

April 5, 2013
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One of the major investors in Suffolk Downs has pulled out of the partnership and will consolidate its efforts in its core business – that being commercial real estate in New York City and the eastern seaboard. Vornado Realty Trust had a nearly 20 percent stake in Suffolk Downs for the last several years...

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Major Cache of Weapons, Drugs Seized After Search Warrant

April 5, 2013
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A 72-year-old Chelsea man was held on high bail after his arraignment this week on 20 separate charges resulting from Chelsea Police discovering firearms, ammunition, stun guns, and drugs inside two apartments he occupied. Frederick J. Bonamo, 72, was arraigned in Chelsea District Court Monday on four counts each of unlawful firearm possession and...

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Long-time Chelsea Court Justice to Move Up Next Week

April 5, 2013
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Judge Diana Maldonado – the first justice of the Chelsea District Court – will be laying down her gavel at the Williams Street courthouse for the last time next week. She will begin her new assignment as an Appeals Court judge during the week of April 15th. Gov. Deval Patrick nominated her for the...

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Remembering Bobby Walker: an All-time Great in CHS Sports History

April 5, 2013
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Bobby Walker was a special athlete, one you couldn’t keep from noticing if you were a spectator. From his earliest days in Chelsea Pop Warner football to his multi-sport career at Chelsea High to his nights in the old Chelsea Modified Fast Pitch Softball League, Bobby Walker was a standout and a much-admired teammate...

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Thank You, Chamber Executive Director Donald Harney

April 5, 2013
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Few individuals rise to the level of “institution” in a community but we believe that Donald Harney, executive director of the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, reached that esteemed category through his position as the leader of the business organization for the past 13 years. Harney was a visible and personable leader of this outstanding...

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Police Briefs 04-04-2013

April 5, 2013
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March, 25 Luis Vanegas, 17, 50 Clark Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for operating motor vehicle unlicensed, speeding. Felicia Woodward, 27, 44 Temple St., Somerville, was arrested on warrants and receiving stolen property. March, 26 Brian Rodriguez, 24, 680 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested on a felony warrant. Jose Agular, 32, 28 Grove St., Chelsea, was...

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Obituaries 04-04-2013

April 5, 2013
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Charlotte Sheehan Gautreau Devoted to Family, cherished her Catholic Faith Charlotte Sheehan Gautreau, a native of Boston and a resident of Gonzales, Louisiana, passed away on March 28 at Heritage Manor in Baton Rouge after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. She was 84 years old. She was born on April...

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Officials Beaming over New Street Light Contract

March 28, 2013
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Officials Beaming over New Street Light Contract

If the smiles lighting up the faces of City officials are any indication, the new LED lights that will be installed citywide beginning next month should illuminate city streets like never before. “Excited, that’s an understatement,” exclaimed Council President Dan Cortell.  “Getting LED lights installed, brightening our streets, increasing public safety and doing it...

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CHS Drama Club Presents the Musical “Rent” April 4-6

March 28, 2013
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CHS Drama Club Presents the Musical “Rent” April 4-6

Chelsea High School students are winding down rehearsals in preparation for their performance of the musical “Rent” April 4-6 at the school auditorium. CHS drama and dance teacher Alisha Cornacchia and music director Andrea Wichar have been working with 35 cast members and 10-15 crew members on the production in three-hour rehearsals five days...

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Chelsea Jewish Strikes Partnership with Revere Home

March 28, 2013
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Chelsea Jewish Strikes Partnership with Revere Home

Combining resources has become unavoidable in business, and no business has been more aggressive in pooling resources as the nursing home industry, and with that in mind two storied providers in the area have merged and will move forward together. Chelsea Jewish Foundation, which operates the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home and the Lenny Florence...

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Major Tobin Bridge Repairs to Resume for the Summer

March 28, 2013
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Major repair work and lane closures will return to the Mystic Tobin Bridge next week as the second-year in a three-year rehabilitation project begins anew. The contract for the work includes painting, maintenance and preservation work, and focuses on caring for the steel that has held the bridge up since 1950. This week, the...

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Is There an Alternative?

March 28, 2013
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The meeting by the State Department of Transportation on the ethanol trains coming into our community using the existing commuter rails, certainly was not what the many residents and officials wanted to hear. The state officials basically said that there is very little to be done to stop the project. We know that we...

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Police Briefs 03-28-2013

March 28, 2013
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3/18 Bryan Kelleher, 20, 58 Baldwin Ave., Everett, was arrested for unarmed robbery, assault to rob unarmed, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Jose Aguasvivas, 22, 132 Chelsea St., Everett, was arrested for unarmed robbery, assault to rob unarmed, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Richard Hartnett, 21, 90 Malden St., Everett,...

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Chelsea’s Eighth Grade Boys’ Basketball Team Won the Shamrock Tournament Championship

March 28, 2013
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On Saturday, March 16th, Chelsea’s eighth grade boys’ basketball team accomplished a great feat; eleven of our city’s student athletes won the Shamrock Tournament championship game. This win is only the beginning of a series of victories that I envision for our Chelsea youth. From day one of practice, my message to all of...

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