Silver Line Will Bring New Value to Chelsea

October 30, 2013
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Silver Line Will Bring New Value to Chelsea

After decades of mining for unique public transportation solutions in Chelsea, this week Chelsea and state officials have struck silver – and the find could end up being worth its weight in gold. City Manager Jay Ash and Gov. Deval Patrick shared the podium Wednesday morning at the MassPort Garage on Central Avenue to...

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Fitzpatrick, McLaughlin Indicted for Rigging Inspections

October 30, 2013
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Fitzpatrick, McLaughlin Indicted for Rigging Inspections

Media reports this week indicated that former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Michael McLaughlin has been indicted with two others regarding the alleged rigging of public housing inspections. McLaughlin, 67, who is already imprisoned on federal charges regarding his salary and is also facing state charges about campaign finance violations, got word of the...

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Pot of Gold Dinner

October 30, 2013
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Pot of Gold Dinner

Tricia Williams, and Gloria Gerrig and Gloria Glazer, representing Temple Emmanuel, split the $10,000 prize at the Chamber of Commerce Pot Of Gold Dinner.

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Celebrity Sighting

October 30, 2013
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Celebrity Sighting

Susan Gallant and her sister Beverly Jones (right) love John Travolta so they had to get a picture with him while he was filming on Addison Street recently.

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Malden Deal Not Good Enough for Chelsea

October 30, 2013
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Some $1 million per year for casino mitigation will not be enough for Chelsea, City Manager Jay Ash said this week in response to the Surrounding Community Agreement inked between Malden and Wynn Resorts last week. “It’s less than what I’ve been negotiating for,” said Ash. “It’s good because now there is a number...

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday

October 30, 2013
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When the Founding Fathers drew up our Constitution, the notion of a democratic form of government, in which every citizen was given the right to vote (although admittedly, citizenship in the late 18th century was conferred solely upon white males) was an almost-heretical concept in a world ruled by royals and oligarchs. However, more...

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Have a Safe Halloween

October 30, 2013
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Halloween is for children or the child in all of us. The thought of getting loads of free candy is sometimes just an overload as children race around the streets trying to make sure that they hit every house and get their treats. However, as fun as Halloween can be, there is also the...

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CHS Football Team to Face St. Clement’s in State Tourney

October 30, 2013
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The Chelsea High football team will take part in the MIAA’s new football playoff format when the Red Devils travel to Dilboy Stadium in Somerville Saturday evening to take on St. Clement’s, the champion of the Small Division of the Catholic Conference. Kick off time is set for 7:00 p.m. The Red Devils qualified...

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Obituaries 10-31-2013

October 30, 2013
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Kevin Keohane Star Athlete at Chelsea High, Class of 1973 Kevin Keohane passed away suddenly in Melrose on October 25. He was 58 years old. Mr. Keohane was born in Chelsea on June 28, 1955, and was raised in Chelsea. He graduated from Our Lady of Grace Grammar School and Chelsea High School, Class...

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Promoting Chelsea: Popular Real Estate Agent Conducts Sale of Former Beacon Café Building

October 25, 2013
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Promoting Chelsea: Popular Real Estate Agent Conducts Sale of Former Beacon Café Building

Lydia Leonard grew up on Webster Avenue, spent time socializing with friends at Merritt Park, and later owned a home on Eleanor Street for 27 years. As a business partner in City Square Realty for 13 years, Leonard had more than an observational role in the city’s real estate resurgence, especially so in the...

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Chelsea Native to Discuss Hitchcock Book at Library

October 25, 2013
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Chelsea Native to Discuss Hitchcock Book at Library

Chelsea native Phil Skerry is no psycho, but he can certainly talk about any aspect of ‘Psycho’ and the methods of filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock. This coming Friday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m., Skerry will discuss and sign his second Hitchcock-themed book, ‘Dark Energy: Hitchcock’s Absolute Camera and the Physics of Cinematic Space-Time.’ His most...

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Council to Address Clark Ave. School

October 25, 2013
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A City Council Committee of the Whole will meet in the near future to begin a discussion on funding the proposed Clark Avenue Middle School project. The project is currently in the final stages of the state School Building Authority (MSBA) process, but a final plan has been submitted. It calls for a brand...

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With Ceasars Leaving Suffolk Downs Casino, City Offcials Are Still Comfortable with Project

October 25, 2013
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) came to bury Caesars last Friday afternoon, not to praise them. The entire casino effort at Suffolk Downs this week is in flux as the track searches for another gaming operator, Caesars Entertainment has limped out of town, rejected by MGC, and a vote on the overall casino plan...

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Letter to the Editor

October 25, 2013
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Firefighters endorses Calvin Brown Dear Residents of Chelsea, I am writing on behalf of Chelsea Fire Fighters Local 937 to endorse Calvin Brown for re-election to the office of Chelsea City Council. Local 937 supports candidates who share our commitment to the safety of the Citizens of Chelsea.  We feel Calvin Brown shares our...

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Police Briefs 10-24-2013

October 25, 2013
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SHOOTING ON WASHINGTON AVE A 20-year-old female from East Boston was shot in the head early Friday morning inside of a 190 Washington Ave. apartment. Chelsea officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim at that address at 3:19 a.m.  Arriving officers and EMS observed the female suffering from a single gunshot wound...

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CHS Roundup

October 25, 2013
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Red Devil gridders win third straight, 32-0 The streaking Chelsea High football team rolled to its third straight shutout victory  in impressive fashion with a 32-0 blanking of Charlestown in a contest played across the Mystic River Friday night. The Red Devils set the tone of the contest from the outset, taking the opening...

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Obituaries 10-24-2013

October 25, 2013
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Peter Dobbins 30-Year Employee of Air Canada Peter K. Dobbins of Chelsea passed away on Monday morning, October 21 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 71 years old. Born in Everett and a longtime Chelsea resident, he was a US Army veteran and retired after...

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Officials Turn out for Walk

October 16, 2013
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Officials Turn out for Walk

Among the several hundred walkers who donned rain gear to participate in the annual Herb Chambers ALS/MS Walk to benefit the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home were (l to r) City Council President Dan Cortell, Councillor Brian Hatleberg, Councillor Leo Robinson, City Manager Jay Ash, School Committeewoman Lisa Lineweaver and Councillor Calvin Brown, with Hatleberg and Lineweaver’s...

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Remembrance: Morris Seigal, Beloved Educator and School Principal, Passes Away

October 16, 2013
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Remembrance: Morris Seigal, Beloved Educator and School Principal, Passes Away

Morris “Morrie” Seigal, a beloved educator and school principal who later served for 29 years on the Chelsea School Committee, died on Oct. 15 after a brief illness. He was 92. Mr. Seigal lived in Chelsea for his entire life, graduating from Chelsea High School before going on to receive his undergraduate degree from...

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Sheriff Tompkins Presents at El Mundo’s Hispanic Heritage Breakfast

October 16, 2013
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Sheriff Tompkins Presents at El Mundo’s Hispanic Heritage Breakfast

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently took part in El Mundo Newspaper’s Annual Hispanic Heritage Breakfast, held at the Revere Hotel in Boston. The event, which is part award ceremony and part comic roast, is held each year in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. Joining Sheriff Tompkins at the head table and taking...

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It’s a Girl

October 16, 2013
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It’s a Girl

Roseann Bongiovanni and her husband, Sandro Figarola, proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Louisa Rose Figarola. Louisa was born on July 15, 2013 at 11:47p.m. She was 5 pounds and 11.6 ounces and 19 inches long at birth. Louisa joined our family just 13 minutes before her big brother Luca’s 2nd birthday. Luca...

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City Seeks Board Members

October 16, 2013
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City officials are calling upon local residents to get more involved in the community.  Specifically, the City is seeking volunteers to join standing boards and commissions. “A key to the great success our community is enjoying is the participation of so many in helping their elected and appointed officials manage a complete transformation of...

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PCSS Ranks above the State and Neighboring Districts on MCAS

October 16, 2013
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Pioneer Charter School of Science (PCSS) has started another exciting school year with extraordinary results. Once again, PCSS students have performed extremely well on the recent MCAS and have substantially outperformed the state and district averages in all grade levels and subject areas in which they were tested. This success is the result of...

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Chelsea Little League Is Alive and Well and Optimistic about Its Future

October 16, 2013
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Chelsea Little League used to have three Major League games a night on Diamonds 1, 2, and 3 at the old Chelsea Memorial Stadium. And on Saturdays, the Minor League teams would not only use those three diamonds but Diamond 4 at the old Carter Park. Great youth leaders like Arnold Goodman, Phil Spellman,...

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