From New Life to Fighting Flames: Engine 2 Ready to Respond to Anything, Literally

March 19, 2014
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From New Life to Fighting Flames: Engine 2 Ready to Respond to Anything, Literally

When Engine 2 and its three firefighters reported for work on the weekend of March 8, they had no idea what lay in store for them. In fact, Saturday night, March 8, turned out to be one for the books for this engine company that rarely sits down (like its sister company, Engine 3)...

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Chamber of Commerce Installation Is March 27:Dennis Cataldo Set to Take Reins as New President

March 19, 2014
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Chamber of Commerce Installation Is March 27:Dennis Cataldo Set to Take Reins as New President

The Chelsea Chamber of Commerce will hold its Installation of Officers Dinner Reception on Thursday, March 27 at Anthony’s in Malden. Dennis Cataldo, vice president of Cataldo Ambulance Services, will take the oath as the new president of the local business organization. He succeeds Arthur Arsenault as president. “On behalf of the Chamber, I...

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Avellaneda Will Run Again for State Rep

March 19, 2014
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Avellaneda Will Run Again for State Rep

When Chelsea’s Roy Avellaneda pulled papers to run for state representative in the dead of winter last January, he said he knew it was going to be a race that continued until next fall – despite the March 4 Special Election. And though Avellaneda lost that Special Election by a 2 to 1 margin...

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Regional Mohegan Casino Effort All Positives for Ash

March 19, 2014
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Regional Mohegan Casino Effort All Positives for Ash

City Manager Jay Ash wasn’t sure what to expect when he walked into Revere City Hall last Friday for the regional casino partnership forum. What he found was an assemblage of municipal and business leaders from the region rarely seen in the same room – all looking to find a common denominator in supporting...

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Roca’s Founder Molly Baldwin to Speak at ‘Disrupting the Poverty Cycle Conference 2014’

March 19, 2014
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On Thursday, April 10, Molly Baldwin of Chelsea-based non-profit Roca will be speaking at the 2014 Disrupting the Poverty Cycle Conference hosted at UMass Boston. Baldwin’s work as Founder and CEO of Roca – an organization dedicated to moving high-risk young people out of violence and poverty – has gained significant notoriety of late...

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Obituaries 03-20-2014

March 19, 2014
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Vernon Clyde John Retired John Hancock Co. Data Processor Vernon Clyde John of Chelsea passed away peacefully on March 13. He was 78 years old. He was educated at Mucurapo Boys School, St. Crispin School and graduated from Fatima College, Trinidad. Upon graduation he was gainfully employed at Trinidad & Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC.)...

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Thaw Bridge

March 13, 2014
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Thaw Bridge

Rain fell and the snow continued to melt earlier this week, including on this steel support under the Tobin Bridge on Broadway. However, the relief of spring-like weather was squashed by the return of winter weather mid-week. Not to fear, more drips appear to be on tap for the coming week.

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Dauwer Family: Let the Court, Cops Bring Justice in Murder

March 13, 2014
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Dauwer Family: Let the Court, Cops Bring Justice in Murder

The mother of a Revere woman, Michelle Dauwer, murdered in Chelsea and District Attorney Dan Conley are renewing a call for witnesses to come forward and help in solving the brutal Dec. 10 crime. “My daughter was murdered,” said June Dauwer. “I want justice for Michelle, but I believe that justice will be served...

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A Chelsea Sports: Legend Bobby Fee’s Gridiron Greatness Continued at Indiana University

March 13, 2014
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A Chelsea Sports: Legend Bobby Fee’s Gridiron Greatness Continued at Indiana University

From By Record Staff to By Tori Ziege Robert ‘Bob’ Fee Sr. is a treasure lost in the sea of internet search history. His story is one that cannot be told through the immediacy of a keystroke, or a skim of headlines turned up on Google search. Amidst the ads for Bob Fee the...

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Ryan Talks about Challenges Ahead as New State Rep.

March 13, 2014
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Ryan Talks about Challenges Ahead as New State Rep.

On March 4, Charlestown resident Dan Ryan easily won the Democratic Nomination for the Second Suffolk District State Representative seat during a special election. With no Republican challenger Ryan will head into the General Election unopposed. District-wide Ryan trounced the opposition and topped the ticket with 2,290 votes. Finishing second to Ryan was Chelsea’s...

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Bourque Names Johari Interim Principal at CHS

March 13, 2014
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Bourque Names Johari Interim Principal at CHS

Chelsea High School (CHS) Principal Joe Mullaney isn’t going anywhere until the end of the school year, but Superintendent Mary Bourque took the opportunity this week to name an interim principal, Priti Johari, who will learn the ropes from Mullaney before he leaves the school. Bourque announced the appointment of Johari – who was...

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Chelsea Resident Paints Signs For Project Bread’s Walk for Hunge

March 13, 2014
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Chelsea Resident Paints Signs For Project Bread’s Walk for Hunge

Huyen Tran of Chelsea, Vanna Nguyen of Dorchester, and Paige White of Lynn joined a group of volunteers last weekend at the East Boston Social Center to paint signs that will inspire participants in the 2014 Walk for Hunger, which will take place in May. Their signs are among 300 hand-painted signs of encouragement that will hang...

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One Injured in Major Building Fire

March 13, 2014
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The fire department responded to a structure fire on Saturday night, March 8, at 5 Admirals Way, the Chelsea Village Apartments, where they found one person suffering from burns and smoke injuries. That resident was rushed to Mass General in Boston and is apparently recovering. Just after 11:00 p.m., Chelsea 9-1-1 operators received a...

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Dr. Jake: Fire Crews Deliver Another Baby

March 13, 2014
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Chelsea firefighters have become as familiar with babies lately as they have been with flames. Firefighters from Engine 2 helped deliver a baby girl late Saturday night, March 8, at a Congress Avenue residence, bringing a new life into the world within minutes of arriving at the scene. In January, fire crews rescued a...

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A Big Chelsea Welcome to CHS Ad Interim Principal Priti Johari

March 13, 2014
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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Bourque made a very important announcement this week, selecting Priti Johari as the ad interim principal at Chelsea High School for the 2014-15 school year. Ms. Johari will succeed Joseph Mullaney, who announced in February that he will stepping down from his position. Mr. Mullaney has been an excellent...

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Chelsea Challengers Finish First Season

March 13, 2014
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Recently the Chelsea Challengers finished their rough yet exciting first season in our first time having a school basketball team. During the season I have interviewed several leading students of the boys and girls team of basketball. As a summary of this hard fought season, it ended on a sad yet positive note. When...

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Obituaries 03-13-2014

March 13, 2014
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Florence Lorraine Noveska Former Nurse’s Aide at Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Florence Lorraine (Orchard) Noveska passed away on March 10 at home in Portsmouth, NH. She was 82 years old. Born in East Boston, the daughter of the late Alfred V. and Elsie J. (Hathaway) Orchard, she was raised in Chelsea, attended Chelsea Public Schools...

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Fog Rolled in Heavy Early Last Week along the Chelsea Waterfront

March 5, 2014
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Fog Rolled in Heavy Early Last Week along the Chelsea Waterfront

Fog rolled in heavy early last week along the Chelsea waterfront and at Mary O’Malley Park. Seen here is the towering Tobin peeking through the fog over some docked boats at the Chelsea Yacht Club.

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Vincent Wins Primary, Monahan Takes Chelsea

March 5, 2014
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Vincent Wins Primary, Monahan Takes Chelsea

Revere’s RoseLee Vincent cruised to victory Tuesday in the Primary Election for the 16th Suffolk District, which includes the Prattville area of Chelsea. Vincent beat second-place finisher Linda Rosa, also of Revere, by 540 votes in a Special Election that featured extremely low voter turnouts. Vincent will face Chelsea Republican Todd Taylor in the...

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Ryan Takes Seat from Chelsea, Bests Avellaneda

March 5, 2014
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Ryan Takes Seat from Chelsea, Bests Avellaneda

Charlestown’s Dan Ryan cruised to victory Tuesday in the 2nd Suffolk District state representative Primary Election – besting Chelsea’s Roy Avellaneda by more than 1,100 votes. Because there is no Republican running on the other side of the ballot, Ryan automatically wins the General Election on April 1, which essentially made Tuesday night the...

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Chelsea Black Community Organizes First Event, Celebrates Black History Month

March 5, 2014
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Chelsea Black Community Organizes First Event, Celebrates Black History Month

The Chelsea Black Community (CBC) organization came together last Thursday night to celebrate Black History Month and to also memorialize its first public event. The celebration took place at the Chelsea Public Library. “This is the first year that we’ve come out to the community with an event and it’s only our second year...

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Working Fire, Box 213: 66 Beacon St.

March 5, 2014
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Working Fire, Box 213: 66 Beacon St.

On Friday afternoon, Feb. 21, the Chelsea Fire Department responded to 66 Beacon St. for the report of a building fire. Engine 2, Tower 1 and the Deputy Chief responded from Central Fire Station along with Engine 1 from the Prattville Station and Ladder 2 from the Mill Hill Station. The companies responding from...

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Kelly School Science and Wellness Fair

March 5, 2014
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Kelly School Science and Wellness Fair

Kelly School students are pictured with heavyweight boxing champion John Ruiz, teacher Manny Crespo, and science specialist Joy Pippy at the Science and Wellness Fair.

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Fire Department Receives Grant to Replace SCBA’s

March 5, 2014
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The Chelsea Fire Department took delivery of 43 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units this week from Scott Technologies. The Scott Safety Air-Pak AP-75 units will replace the departments SCBA units currently in service, which are more than 10 years old. The department was awarded a $200,000 grant through the Department of Homeland Security...

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