Greening Effort Plants 20 Trees on the 20th in Chelsea Square

June 27, 2014
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Chelsea Square is a relaxing locale in the summertime. There is the fountain and a nice walking area. The brick sidewalks are quaint and the police presence – with the headquarters across the street – is unrivaled. However, there have never been quite enough trees, until now. Volunteers from the Chelsea Collaborative’s Green Space...

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Employees, Customers Rally at Chelsea Market Basket

June 27, 2014
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More than 1,000 employees, customers and store managers from around the region rallied at the Chelsea Market Basket parking lot on Tuesday afternoon in support of ousted DeMoulas President Arthur T. Demoulas. Tom Trainor, a 41-year employee of Demoulas Market Basket, summed up the feeling of many employees at the rally Tuesday, saying, “I’ve...

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SJC Allows Casino Question on State Ballot

June 27, 2014
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After watching their neighbors weigh in four times over the last year without getting a say, Chelsea voters will, in fact, get to go to the polls to vote on casinos this November – and they will be joined by the rest of the state – after the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued an...

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McLaughlin Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Soliciting

June 27, 2014
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The former executive director of the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) has pleaded guilty and been sentenced in connection with unlawfully soliciting contributions from state employees and other individuals to support multiple campaigns, including the campaign of former Lt. Gov. Tim Murray. “McLaughlin exploited his position as head of the Chelsea Housing Authority to use...

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McLaughlin to Spend Another Year in the Pen

June 27, 2014
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Tally on another year to the incarceration bill of former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Michael McLaughlin, as Federal Judge Doug Woodlock sentenced him to a fourth year in federal prison last Friday afternoon in Boston Federal Court. McLaughlin – who is serving his time in Pennsylvania and has about one year under his...

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Whew, What a Weekend!

June 27, 2014
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To the Editor: Thanks go to so many gardeners, friends and local merchants for all the good will and hard work that went into our 4th Annual Art Walk “Scarecrows in the Garden” and “Quilt Raffle” fundraiser at the Chelsea Community Garden.  A few special shout outs must go to: Groundskeepers Joe Reese and...

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The SJC Decision

June 27, 2014
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Tuesday’s decision by the Supreme Judiclal Court ordering that the question of whether Massachusetts can issue licenses for casino gambling must be placed before the voters for a referendum in November is one of seismic proportions, with the epicenter situated right here in the Everett-Chelsea-East Boston-Revere-Winthrop area and its reverberations extending throughout the state....

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Scholar-athlete times Two: Gustin Plays Two Division 1 Sports at Holy Crossby

June 27, 2014
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Sean Gustin is a rarity in college sports, a two-sport All-Academic selection. And he’s doing it at the highest level, playing Division 1 hockey and baseball at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester. Gustin has strong Chelsea roots. He is the son of Andrea (Pompeo) Gustin and Bryan Gustin and spent the first...

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Obituaries 06-26-2014

June 27, 2014
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Flora Cook 25-Year Secretary at St. Rose Church Flora Cook, a longtime resident of Chelsea, died on June 21 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere. She was 78 years old. Born in San Jose, Costa Rica, Flora was a deeply religious woman who was very active in St. Rose Church, working as...

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Melanoma Education Foundation Offers Free Self-detection Lessons for Teen Students

June 24, 2014
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By Tori Ziege From the depths of what can only be described as yet another harsh New England winter, summertime has sprung. Cue sunny mornings working in the garden, sunny afternoons laying out on the beach towel and yes—sunny days enduring the constant reminder to put on sunscreen. We’ve all heard it, we’ve all...

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Apollinaire Ready to Stage Two Outdoor Plays in July Centered on Immigration

June 19, 2014
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The Apollinaire Theatre is preparing to host two outdoor plays this July in Mary O’Malley Park that will address immigration issues, one that will be for young audiences and one that will be for adults – both directed by Apollinaire’s Danielle Fauteux Jacques. “They’re both very fun and very short and they have some...

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2014 Chelsea Art Walk

June 19, 2014
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Bob Kowalik teaches Valerie Ramirez about planting seedlings in the soil.

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Chelsea Selected All-america City: Ash, Local Delegation Bring Home Coveted Award

June 19, 2014
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Each community entered in the National Civic League’s All-America City has 10 minutes to make a presentation in front of a panel of judges who will ultimately decide which city is worthy of the most prestigious civic award in the country. There is also a question-and-answer period following the presentation, the final phase of...

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Chelsea, All-American City

June 18, 2014
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The award presented to the City of Chelsea for being recognized as an All-American City this past weekend in Denver truly represents a milestone in the long history of our community. Under the direction of our great City Manager, Jay Ash, and with the invaluable assistance of community leaders such as Councilor-at-Large Leo Robinson, City Council President Matt...

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Obituaries 06-19-2014

June 18, 2014
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Thomas Griffin Of Everett, formerly of Chelsea Thomas J. Griffin of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly last Wednesday, June 11 at the Whidden Hospital in Everett where he was brought after suffering a heart attack while shopping with his wife. He was 67 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he lived here...

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The Quest Begins for All-america City Honors: Chelsea Contingent Heads to Denver for Competition

June 13, 2014
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City Manager Jay Ash is leading a Chelsea delegation to Denver this weekend for the National Civic League’s All-America City Competition. More than 100 communities nationwide sought the prestigious All-America City Award and Chelsea was selected as one of 23 finalists for ten winning positions. The Chelsea delegation includes 54 members of the community,...

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Artist Found His Way at the Walk

June 13, 2014
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In 1968, Arnie Casavant was laid up at the old Chelsea Naval Hospital after having been injured while in the military. The Rhode Island native was fond of his days recovering at the hospital, but he didn’t give Chelsea much thought until a decade ago. After a failed bid to buy a retirement condo...

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Our Health

June 13, 2014
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We can all assume no one was really surprised by the Logan Health Study findings last week. However, if Massport thinks they are off the hook by helping community health centers provide additional health screenings they are the ones in for a surprise. There is already a swell of pressure coming from local community...

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Obituaries 06-12-2014

June 13, 2014
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Roman “Ray” Stanislaus Bogus Musician, Educator and Member of the Musician’s Union Roman “Ray” Stanislaus Bogus, a US Army veteran of World War II, passed away Sunday afternoon, June 8 at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home surrounded by his loving family. He was 95 years old. Born in Chelsea, the son of the late Nicholas...

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Mystic Brewery to Open Beer Cafe on William Street

June 12, 2014
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The popular Mystic Brewery on Williams Street will be taking a step in a new direction this coming Wednesday, June 18, when it opens a beer cafe where full pours of several popular, locally-made beers will be available. Founder Bryan Grenhagen told the Record that the popularity of their tasting room – which has...

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Chelsea Firefighter’s Memorial

June 4, 2014
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Chelsea Firefighter’s Memorial

The Chelsea Fire Department held its annual Firefighter’s Memorial this past Sunday, June 1, in Fay Square outside City Hall. The annual memorial honors firefighters and retired firefighters who have passed away within the previous year. This year, firefighters honored the Crowley and McCormack families.

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Chelsea High Valedictorian Ivanis Ready for Yale

June 4, 2014
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Chelsea High Valedictorian Ivanis Ready for Yale

Chelsea High School (CHS) Senior Milica Ivanis has had a spring filled with surprises. First, she got the surprise of her life earlier this spring when she found out she had been accepted to the Ivy League gem Yale University – which caught her completely off guard. Second, this past Tuesday she got a...

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More Luxury Residences Arrive at ‘The Beacon’

June 4, 2014
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More Luxury Residences Arrive at ‘The Beacon’

Jason Roback, local real estate developer of The Beacon Condominiums at 81 Broadway, is proud and ready to welcome people to see his latest project. Roback, 35, has transformed the former home of the Beacon Café – which had previously been converted in to 11 apartments – in to 11 luxurious condominiums. The historic...

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Former Chelsea High Football Standout and Pop Warner Coach Joe Leonard Dies at 84

June 4, 2014
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Former Chelsea High Football Standout and Pop Warner Coach Joe Leonard Dies at 84

Mr. Joseph Leonard of Chelsea died on May 29, 2014, following a brief illness at the Quigley Hospital at the Soldiers Home in Chelsea. He was 84. Mr. Leonard was born in Chelsea and attended the Shurtleff School and Chelsea High School, Class of 1948. In his early years, Mr. Leonard was a boxer...

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