Chelsea Softball League Begins Season at Carter Park

May 9, 2013
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Chelsea Softball League Begins Season at Carter Park

A new Chelsea softball league opened its season Sunday at Carter Park. Two of the teams are La Familia and the Astros.

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Attorney Richard I. Clayman is Remembered Fondly by His Friends, Colleagues and Family

May 9, 2013
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Attorney Richard I. Clayman is Remembered Fondly by His Friends, Colleagues and Family

Richard Clayman was first elected to the Chelsea School Committee in 1971, becoming one of the youngest members and chairpersons in the history of this city. He later won election to the Board of Alderman, serving two terms in office, the latter as its president. Even before deciding to pursue public office in his...

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Tsarnaev: Fireworks and Burgers on Admiral’s Hill?

May 9, 2013
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It has largely been reported over the last week – first in the New York Times – that one month before the Marathon Bombing, suspect Dhokhar Tsarnaev showed up at an old friend’s house in Admiral’s Hill, culminating the unannounced visit with a firework’s show on the hills of the quiet waterfront development. Junes...

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National Salvation Army Week to Kick off Monday in Chelsea

May 9, 2013
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National Salvation Army week will kick off in Chelsea this coming Monday, with a full-scale luncheon by invitation and awards ceremony at the Wyndham Hotel. The invitation-only luncheon will begin what is hoped to be another successful week of alerting residents about all that the Salvation Army does at its Chestnut Street outpost in...

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S&P Raises City’s Credit Grade to AA-

May 9, 2013
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Local officials were ecstatic with the news that Standard & Poor’s had increased Chelsea’s credit rating to AA- last week – one of the highest tier municipal credit ratings. “We’re thrilled,” exclaimed City Manager Jay Ash, who led the effort to increase the City’s rating from A+. “There are many positive signals as to...

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Richie Clayman: One of a Kind

May 9, 2013
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Whenever the name of Richie Clayman came up in a conversation, the phrase you always heard in reference to him was, “What a great guy.” For those of a certain age and milieu, there was no higher tribute. Richie Clayman was a Baby Boomer who bridged the old and the new. He both understood...

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Red Devils Drop Two Contests in Extra Innings

May 9, 2013
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The Chelsea High baseball team dropped its three contests this past week, two of them in extra innings. For the hard-luck Red Devil nine, the extra inning losses marked their third such defeat in the past five games. Last Wednesday at Shawsheen, Daniel Velastegui tossed a gem for the Red Devils in a 5-4...

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Obituaries 05-09-2013

May 9, 2013
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Richard Clayman, Esq. Attorney Richard I. Clayman of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on May 1. The founder of the Law Firm of Clayman and Dodge in Chelsea, he was the beloved husband of Deborah A. (Bradley) Clayman; devoted and loving father of Katie Clayman Huggard and her husband, Josh of Swampscott and Erica...

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Metaphysical Messages: Zonta Club of Chelsea Set for ‘medium’ Fundraiser Friday Night

May 2, 2013
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Metaphysical Messages:  Zonta Club of Chelsea Set for ‘medium’ Fundraiser Friday Night

The Zonta Club of Chelsea donates funds to numerous local projects, presents scholarships and school supplies to students, and distributes food baskets during the holidays. It is an organization that has a proud history in the city, always pursuing endeavors to improve the status of women. The Zonta organization’s charitable reach and goodwill extends...

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Secretary Likes What He Sees in Chelsea Business Community

May 2, 2013
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Secretary Likes What He Sees in Chelsea Business Community

Chelsea is on the map when it comes to statewide economic development, and one top state official was in town last week to take in the scene firsthand – and to offer up assistance to keep the ball rolling. Greg Bialecki, State Secretary for Housing and Economic Development, landed in Chelsea last Thursday morning...

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Fire Study: CFD Sees Major Flaws in Key Recommendations

May 2, 2013
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The Chelsea Fire Department (CFD) said this week that it has detected major holes in a key recommendation from the Matrix Fire Study to streamline the department and reduce medical aid calls – specifically by relying more on a system of prioritization used by the City’s ambulance contractor. Deputy Chief John Quatieri, Union President...

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McLaughlin Sentencing Moved Back

May 2, 2013
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The long-awaiting sentencing of former Chelsea Housing Authority Director Michael McLaughlin has been postponed for more than one month. McLaughlin was supposed to be sentenced in Federal Court by Judge Douglas Woodlock on May 14th, but last week McLaughlin’s attorney, Thomas Hoopes of Boston, cited a conflict. Hoopes indicated he will be involved in...

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Holiday Inn Express Close to Reality

May 2, 2013
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Partners in the Residence Inn hotel development on Maple Street are pushing forward quickly to clean up a vacant property and develop a second hotel on the property, which abuts Route 1 and is directly across from Chelsea High School. Christine Thomas – a partner in the Residence Inn – said they have always...

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Markey, Gomez Carry Chelsea: Veteran Congressman Versus Newcomer in Final

May 2, 2013
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We congratulate U.S. Senate candidates, Congressman Edward J. Markey and Gabriel E. Gomez, on their impressive statewide victories in the Democratic and Republican primaries Tuesday. It was great to see our our former congressman, who has represented the district for 37 years, receive the highest vote total among all candidates in the city. The...

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Vega’s Two Hitter Paces Chelsea Win

May 2, 2013
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Carlos Vega tossed a complete game two hitter and helped his own cause with a home run to lead the Chelsea High baseball team to an 11-1 win over Minuteman Regional last Wednesday at the local ballfield. “Carlos was super,” said CHS head coach Alan Beausoleil of Vega’s performance in which Carlos struck out...

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Obituaries 05-02-2013

May 2, 2013
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Robert Daviaux Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea Robert D. Daviaux of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Chelsea, died on April 27. He was 70 years old. A US Army veteran, he was the beloved husband of Carolyn P. (Donovan) Daviaux with whom he shared 50 years of marriage, the loving father of Michelle C....

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ROCA Celebrates 25 Years of Changing Lives of Troubled Youth in a Positive Way

April 25, 2013
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ROCA Celebrates 25 Years of Changing Lives of Troubled Youth in a Positive Way

Gov. Deval Patrick joined more than 350 state policymakers and business and civic leaders on Monday to honor Roca’s 25 years of transforming the lives of high-risk youth in Massachusetts and looking ahead to the nonprofit’s key role in the state’s first-in-the-nation pay for success financing initiative. In his keynote address, Patrick highlighted Roca’s...

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An Art Heist in Chelsea?: Hard to Believe,but It Happened

April 25, 2013
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An Art Heist in Chelsea?: Hard to Believe,but It Happened

When one thinks of art heists, they think of the Gardner Museum, or palatial European galleries with centuries-old masterpieces. They think of crafty burglars evading laser beam security systems and seasoned safecrackers breaking impossibly-encrypted access codes. There wouldn’t be too many people who would admit connecting art heists to smash and grab jobs at...

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Mystic Brewery Holds Fundraiser for the Victims

April 25, 2013
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Mystic Brewery Holds Fundraiser for the Victims

Last Saturday the Mystic Brewery released the new craft beer many enthusiasts were waiting for. However, the planned celebratory release of Entropy was marred by last week’s Boston Marathon bombing. So Mystic turned the release of the 14 month barrel aged ale into a fundraiser for the victims of the terrorist attack on Boston....

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Fire Study: Prioritizing Calls,Coordinating Dispatch Will Reduce Stress on Fire Department

April 25, 2013
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The long-awaited, top-to-bottom Fire Department Study by the Matrix Company pretty much said what most intelligent observers have thought for years – the Fire Department should stop sending fire trucks to minor car accidents, to people at home with small medical issues and to a number of other “routine” 9-1-1 calls for service. Instead...

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Chelsea Police Send Contingent to MIT Funeral for Fallen Officer

April 25, 2013
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The Chelsea Police Department sent a contingent of 15 officers in full-dress uniform on Wednesday to the funeral of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Police Officer Sean Collier in Cambridge. Chief Brian Kyes said the department joined numerous other departments in the area by sending a large contingent to the ceremony, which was closed...

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State Secretary of Housing and Economic Development to Tour Chelsea

April 25, 2013
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The top economic official in Gov. Deval Patrick’s cabinet will kick off a tour of nine up-and-coming cities and towns in Chelsea today, Thursday, April 25th, making four stops in the city through the morning hours. According to a release from Secretary Greg Bialecki’s Office of Housing and Economic Development, the secretary will visit...

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday: Our Former Congressman Ed Markey is a Candidate for U.S. Senate

April 25, 2013
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For the second time in the span of a few years, Massachusetts voters will have the opportunity to elect a United State Senator in a special election. This Tuesday, April 30, is the primary election for the Senate seat that was vacated by John Kerry when he became Secretary of State. There are contests...

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Police Briefs 04-25-2013

April 25, 2013
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April 14 Joseph Williams, 50, 765 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. April 15 Jafar Mohamed, 27, 121 Spence Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Russell Kirby, 41, 65 Harvard St., Chelsea, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime vehicle/boat for felony, possessing burglarious instrument, malicious...

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