Indoor Yard Sale – December 15, 2013 9am – 3pm

December 13, 2013
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At Temple Emmanuel Chelsea – 60 Tudor Street (Side Door) Chelsea, MA Coming up this Sunday December 15, 2013 9am – 3pm Browse Holiday Gifts Sports Items Gently used Clothing Winterwear Brick-a-Brack Household Goods Craft items Books Come Early to Find your own Bargains!!! Chairman: Ed White

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Oil Boom Likely to Lower Heating Bills in Coming Years, but Not Quite Yet

December 12, 2013
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Oil Boom Likely to Lower Heating Bills in Coming Years, but Not Quite Yet

Just five years ago, America seemed to be at a crisis point when it came to its energy needs, and nowhere was that more apparent around here than in home heating bills – whether for heating oil or natural gas. In fact, during the presidential election of 2008, both candidates preached about the need...

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Chelsea Winter Fest This Saturday

December 12, 2013
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Chelsea Winter Fest This Saturday

A forecasted cold Saturday will not be a match, promise event organizers, for the warmth that attendees will feel at this year’s Chelsea Winter Fest. “The weather will not chill the spirit of Chelsea Winter Fest,” predicted City Manager Jay Ash, the lead organizer of the third year event.  “Our day is shaping up...

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Chelsea Collaborative Gala

December 12, 2013
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Chelsea Collaborative Gala

Yaritza Gonzales, special events coordinator, Gladys Vega, executive director, Rita Falzarano, development coordinator, Yessenia Alfaro, director of social economic justice department, and Roseann Bongiovanni, associate executive director, are pictured at the Chelsea Collaborative 25th Anniversary Gala on December 5 at the Holiday Inn Somerville.

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Chelsea Death Believed Homicide

December 12, 2013
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A Revere woman found suffering from serious injuries on Broadway early Tuesday morning has died and authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying her assailant. Michelle Dauwer, 45, most recently of Constitution Avenue in Revere, was found dead and her death is being treated as a homicide by investigators. Chelsea Police responded...

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Compromise Keeps Casino Proposal at Revere’s Suffolk Downs Site Alive

December 12, 2013
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While many were expecting a finite decision by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) on Tuesday afternoon considering the Revere-only casino, the Commissioners instead surprised everyone by agreeing to a very detailed compromise that will allow the proposal to go forward with a caveat. The caveat being that Revere must take another vote for the...

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Nelson Mandela: A Truly Unique and Wonderful Man

December 12, 2013
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The outpouring of world-wide respect for Nelson Mandela, the former leader of South Africa who passed away this week, is unprecedented in the world we live in today. No one reading this editorial can even begin to imagine or comprehend the hardships he encountered during his long life: Here was a man who was...

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Obituaries 12-12-2013

December 12, 2013
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Madeline Cromwell Retired Glazier, AME Baptist Church Member Madeline F. (Hagan) Cromwell, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away early on Tuesday, November 5 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett after being transferred from Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Sunday. Celebrating her 82nd birthday in February of this year, she was a...

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Centro Latino Hosts Thanksgiving Dinner

December 6, 2013
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Centro Latino Hosts Thanksgiving Dinner

Centro Latino sponsored a Thanksgiving luncheon at the Williams School on Nov. 27. Pictured are some of the forty volunteers from Chelsea High School’s Interact Club who helped make the event a success.

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Sammy Mojica Picks Drexel Chelsea Hoop Star Receives D-1 Scholarship

December 6, 2013
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Sammy Mojica Picks Drexel Chelsea Hoop Star Receives D-1 Scholarship

It was an impressive ceremony for an impressive young man who happens to be one of the state’s most outstanding high school basketball players. Chelsea High School Athletic Director Frank DePatto rolled out the red and black carpet for former Red Devil hoop star Sammy Mojica for his national letter-of-intent signing ceremony Nov. 26...

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Gallery Farewell a Loss for Artists, Arts Community

December 6, 2013
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Gallery Farewell a Loss for Artists, Arts Community

It has been said that all good things come to an end – and that those things typically are sped along to their demise by lawyers and insurance companies. Such is the case for the popular Gallery@Spencer Lofts – one of the City’s first residential art galleries that came about during the resurgence of...

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O’Flaherty Supports Bill to Increase Efficiency of Mass. Election Process

December 6, 2013
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O’Flaherty Supports Bill to Increase Efficiency of Mass. Election Process

State Representative Eu­gene O’Flaherty sponsored a bill last week will establish early voting for presidential elections and provides re­sources to local officials and residents to make the voting process more efficient. O’Flaherty and his col­leagues in the House unani­mously passed the bill. Under the bill pushed by O’Flaherty early voting for presidential elections will...

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Huge Property Loss in Thanksgiving Fire at Colombian Bakery

December 6, 2013
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Huge Property Loss in Thanksgiving Fire at Colombian Bakery

The popular El Dorado Bakery building on Congress Avenue is a near total loss after a fully-involved fire engulfed the business during the early morning hours on Thanksgiv­ing, Nov. 28. Firefighters first responded to the possibility of a fire at 23 Congress Ave. Dep. Chief Robert Camer­on and his crew quickly found smoke, though,...

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City Manager to Get Excellent Overall Evaluation

December 6, 2013
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Evaluation Committee Chair Leo Robinson said this week that City Manager Jay Ash will receive an overall excellent evaluation from city councillors on his annual evaluation team. Councillors have been meeting for about a month to discuss the evaluation and address each of the numerous points for which Ash is evaluated on a yearly...

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Federal Flood Maps Could Sink Areas of Chelsea

December 6, 2013
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Proposed new flood maps by the federal government could dramatically increase flood insurance premiums in Chelsea and require many businesses and residences – all the way to Everett Avenue – to carry new flood insurance policies. The Planning Board will begin looking at the proposed Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood maps at a...

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Congratulations, Sammy Mojica On a Well-deserved Scholarship

December 6, 2013
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Chelsea has been blessed with considerable basketball talent through the years. From Saul Nechtem to Paul “Choc” Glazer to Arnold Goodman to Lew Perkins to Craig Walker and Jeff Hagan, there have been many great players who have performed on the hardwood at the old Chelsea High gymnasium and State Armory on Spencer Avenue....

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Red Devils Melt Matignon On a Blustery Thanksgiving

December 6, 2013
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The Chelsea High football team enjoyed a successful Thanksgiving Day morning with a 21-0 victory over Matignon High on a chilly Dilboy Field turf in Somerville. The victory assured Coach Mike Stellato and his Red Devils of a winning season, concluding their 2013 campaign with a fine 6-5 record which saw Chelsea qualify for...

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Obituaries 12-05-2013

December 6, 2013
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Sister Eleanor Pierce 71-Year Religious Sister Eleanor Pierce, daughter of the late Don and Ella Pierce of Chelsea, passed away peacefully on November 23 at 90 years of age. A former resident of Saint Rose Convent in Chelsea, she was most currently enjoying a comfortable retirement at Saint Mary of the Woods, Indiana. As...

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Campaign to End Violence Against Women

November 27, 2013
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Campaign to End Violence Against Women

The Zonta Club of Chelsea received a resolution from the Chelsea City Council in recognition of its campaign to end violence against women. Zonta members, led by president George Green (second row, fourth from right), joined City Councillors, including President Dan Cortell (far right) and resolution sponsor Leo Robinson (far left) at the presentation...

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It Is on the Calendar: Thanksgivukkah Brings Together Two Holidays for One Night Only

November 27, 2013
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It Is on the Calendar: Thanksgivukkah Brings Together Two Holidays for One Night Only

Roasted Turkey, Challah bread, Latkes (potato pancakes) with a side of cranberry-applesauce don’t often converge on the fourth Thursday in November, but Hanukkah and Thanksgiving don’t often coincide either – and, in fact, after this Thursday, they won’t coincide again for 79,043 years. So, basically, it’s a one-time shot and many Jewish residents are...

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King of the Ring: Former Heavyweight Champ John Ruiz Is Now an Official MMA Fight Promoter

November 27, 2013
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King of the Ring:  Former Heavyweight Champ John Ruiz Is Now an Official MMA Fight Promoter

John Ruiz is back in the business of boxing in a big way. The Chelsea boy who became the first Latino to win the heavyweight champion of the world is now an official promoter of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fights and president of the American Fighting Organization (AFO) that will hold boxing shows throughout...

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Rodriguez Accepts Boston Children’s Chorus Award from First Lady

November 27, 2013
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Rodriguez Accepts Boston Children’s Chorus Award from First Lady

When Amber Rodriguez – a senior at Chelsea High School (CHS) – walked onto the stage last Friday to accept a National Arts and Humanities Youth Award from First Lady Michelle Obama, it was the second time she’d seen the First Lady up close. However, in a way, the two situations were related in...

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Sheriff Tompkins Visits Mobilizing for Change Coalition

November 27, 2013
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Sheriff Tompkins Visits Mobilizing for Change Coalition

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently visited the Mobilizing for Change Coalition in Chelsea to speak about addiction recovery services and programming offered by the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department. Along with members of the Coalition, which included Chelsea City Councilor Leo Robinson, officers from the Chelsea Police Department, representatives of Mass General Hospital...

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Recupero Calls for Public Safety Hires to Live in Chelsea

November 27, 2013
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A motion will likely go before the City Council on Dec. 2 calling for newly hired public safety and 9-1-1 personnel to be required to live in Chelsea for a minimum of five years. Councillor Giovanni Recupero filed the order this week and said it is a continuation of a battle he tried to...

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