Let’s Go Chelsea, Beat Matignon

November 27, 2013
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Football will be the main dish on the menu for Thanksgiving morning when Coach Mike Stellato and his Chelsea High football team take to the gridiron for a 10:00 kickoff at Dilboy Field in Somerville against Matignon High School. The Red Devils have had a successful season, compiling a 5-5 record which qualified them...

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Give Thanks for Thanksgiving: Our Uniquely American Holiday

November 27, 2013
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Although a Harris poll a few years back revealed that Christmas is the favorite holiday of the year among all age groups of Americans, we think that Thanksgiving, our uniquely American holiday, has much more to recommend it than does Christmas. Thanksgiving is a day of no pressure on any of us to do, or...

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Remember Those in Need: There Are Many Ways to Help Those Less Fortunate

November 27, 2013
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Although the economists tell us that the recovery from the Great Recession is still a slow one, the bottom line is that for most Americans, things are going well and getting better compared to a few years ago But for too many of our fellow citizens, life still is tough and getting tougher thanks...

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Red Devils to Meet Matignon on Thanksgiving

November 27, 2013
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The Chelsea High football team will seek to conclude its 2013 campaign on a positive note and achieve a winning season when they travel to Dilboy Field in Somerville on Thanksgiving Day for a 10:00 a.m. encounter with Matignon. The Red Devils are 5-5 coming into the  contest, while Matignon, which plays in the...

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Obituaries 11-28-2013

November 27, 2013
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Lucille Mary Zaremba Owocki Could Make a Beautiful Home From the Most Humble of Quarters Lucille Mary Zaremba Owocki, surrounded by her loving children, passed from this life to be with Jesus and His Blessed Mother on November 17. She was born on April 28, 1922 in Everett, the daughter of Maryann and Walter...

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Harry Kanter Was a Loving Family Man and an Avid Boston Celtics Fan

November 21, 2013
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Harry Kanter Was a Loving Family Man and an Avid Boston Celtics Fan

Harry Kanter holds a special place in Chelsea High School sports annals. He was a starting forward for the 1938 state champion CHS basketball team, one of the few teams in Chelsea to ever win a state title. Harry Kanter, who passed away on Sept. 15 at the age of 94, never strayed from...

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Our Own Nessy

November 21, 2013
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Our Own Nessy

Its eyes pierce through the night from deep out in the darkness of Mill Creek. Its form can be seen out of the corner of one’s eye while driving down the Parkway or cruising the tracks on the Commuter Rail. Its serpentine movements have been enough to distract even the most focused power walker...

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First Amendment Champion Visits Chelsea High

November 21, 2013
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First Amendment Champion Visits Chelsea High

It’s not often that an ordinary person who made extraordinary history can visit a classroom and enlighten students about the details and downfalls of what they went through to make history. However, that was just the case when Mary Beth Tinker visited Chelsea High School (CHS) last Wednesday afternoon. “I think the students had...

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New GM in Town: D’Arcy Named General Manager of Wyndham Hotel in Chelsea

November 21, 2013
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New GM in Town: D’Arcy Named General Manager of Wyndham Hotel in Chelsea

City Manager Jay Ash says the construction of the Wyndham Chelsea Hotel on Everett Avenue helped start a new era in the city, transforming a blighted industrial area to a place of great pride for the community. Ash said more than 200 people attended the hotel’s groundbreaking in 2000 despite a driving rainstorm. “People...

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Attorney Charged with Bringing Drugs to Chelsea Court

November 21, 2013
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A Quincy attorney was arraigned on drug charges last week for allegedly bringing a controlled substance to a person at Chelsea District Court. Michael Lustig, 45, was arraigned on charges of possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate the state’s drug laws for allegedly bringing Suboxone tablets...

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Going to the MGC: Suffolk Called to Gaming Commission to Explain New Revere Project

November 21, 2013
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will call Suffolk Downs before its board today, Nov. 21, during a regularly scheduled meeting to explain how the track intends to proceed with a Revere-only casino project at its property that straddles the Eastie/Revere line. Chelsea is an official surrounding community in both the Suffolk project in Revere...

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A Big Step: State Gives Thumbs up to Clark Ave School Feasibility Study

November 21, 2013
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The Board of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (SBA) gave the okay Wednesday morning of the Feasibility Study plan created by the Chelsea Public Schools for the new Clark Avenue Middle School. “It was a big step,” said Gerry McCue of the Chelsea Schools. “There are a lot of benchmarks in this process and...

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Remembering 50 Years Ago: President Kennedy Had a Special Kinship with Chelsea

November 21, 2013
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The assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago this week seared an indelible imprint into the memory of every American living at that time. Similar to the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December 5, 1941, and the terrorist attacks on the twin towers on 9/11 of 2001,  Americans of every...

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Police Briefs 11-21-2013

November 21, 2013
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November 11 Alex Montano, 20, of 122 Central Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for aggravated rape of a child under 16. November 12 Cassandra D. Mickles, 27, of 21 Gerrish Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for obstructed window and operation of motor vehicle with suspended license. Quoizel Wilson, 35, of 345 Camp Street, W. Yarmouth, was...

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Red Devils Top West Roxbury, 22-14

November 21, 2013
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The Chelsea High football team played a solid game on both sides of the ball to earn a 22-14 victory over West Roxbury Friday evening The Red Devils grabbed an early 2-0 lead thanks to a safety that was set up by the Chelsea defense. The Red Devils had taken the opening kickoff and...

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Obituaries 11-21-2013

November 21, 2013
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Russell Brown Market Forge Retiree Russell B. Brown, a retired employee of Market Forge, passed away Friday evening, November 15 at the Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where he had been receiving care for the past few months. He was 83 years old. Born in Chelsea, the son of Edward L. and Beatrice M....

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District I Fall Conference

November 14, 2013
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District I Fall Conference

District I Fall Conference, held on October 25 to 27. District I includes Zonta Clubs from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachustts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Canada. Almost 100 Zonta Club members attended the Fall Conference in Bedford, MA. Attendees from the Zonta Club of Chelsea, included Joan Lanzillo-Hahesy; Georgia Green, President; Zonta International Director,...

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Pizza on the Parkway: Brandano’s Now Serving Its Specialty

November 14, 2013
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Pizza on the Parkway: Brandano’s Now Serving Its Specialty

Brandano’s has been a busy spot from May to October, serving up ice cream and slush to customers at the store on Revere Beach Parkway. Former Chelsea resident Shannon (Antle) Brandano, owner, has now decided to take her store to the next level, adding pizza, specialty cakes, tiramisu, and homemade cannolis, ravioli, and manicotti...

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Vacant American Legion Hall Will Now House Homeless Veterans

November 14, 2013
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Vacant American Legion Hall Will Now House Homeless Veterans

Last year at this time, Veteran Al Kelly was living on the streets – homeless and on the edge of falling off society’s map. It was at that same time that he got hit by a car and severely injured. He decided he would go to a shelter to recover, and landed at Pine...

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Secretary Bialecki Announces MassWorks Grants for Metro North

November 14, 2013
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Secretary Bialecki Announces MassWorks Grants for Metro North

State money keeps rolling into Chelsea on a weekly basis this fall, with a $3 million grant being announced this week on the heels of another announcement last week for veterans housing and the gigantic Silver Line financial commitment in the previous week. On Tuesday, Housing and Community Development Secretary Greg Bialecki announced over...

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Ash Violated the Law in Firefighter’s Award

November 14, 2013
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A state hearing officer has ruled that City Manager Jay Ash violated the collective bargaining laws earlier this year when he did not voice his support for a Firefighter’s Union arbitration award at a March 18 City Council meeting. Ash said he disputes the finding and will appeal it. “Ash sat silently by while...

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Lester Erickson and Brigham’s on Broadway

November 14, 2013
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We always enjoy seeing our old friends and long-time readers of The Chelsea Record and thus was the occasion when we ran into former Chelsea resident Lester Erickson Wednesday morning. What a pleasure it was to see Lester and reminisce about his days at Shurtleff Junior High School where was ninth grade class president...

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Bob Spinney Inducted in to the Intercity League Hall of Fame

November 14, 2013
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One of the finest all-around athletes to come out of Chelsea in the mid 1970s, Bob Spinney went on to a prestigious career in the Intercity Baseball League, playing exclusively for Joe O’Donnell and the Hosmer Chiefs for more than a decade. Spinney was a three-sport standout at Chelsea High School. He was a...

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Obituaries 11-14-2013

November 14, 2013
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Ondina Nobre Instilled Education and Family Values in Her Children Ondina C. Nobre  passed away in her Revere home surrounded by her loving family on November 8. She was 79 years old. Born and raised in Brava, Cape Verde Island where she received her early education, she married Raenaldo Pires and their union produced...

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