Vornado Bows out of Casino

April 5, 2013
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One of the major investors in Suffolk Downs has pulled out of the partnership and will consolidate its efforts in its core business – that being commercial real estate in New York City and the eastern seaboard. Vornado Realty Trust had a nearly 20 percent stake in Suffolk Downs for the last several years...

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Major Cache of Weapons, Drugs Seized After Search Warrant

April 5, 2013
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A 72-year-old Chelsea man was held on high bail after his arraignment this week on 20 separate charges resulting from Chelsea Police discovering firearms, ammunition, stun guns, and drugs inside two apartments he occupied. Frederick J. Bonamo, 72, was arraigned in Chelsea District Court Monday on four counts each of unlawful firearm possession and...

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Long-time Chelsea Court Justice to Move Up Next Week

April 5, 2013
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Judge Diana Maldonado – the first justice of the Chelsea District Court – will be laying down her gavel at the Williams Street courthouse for the last time next week. She will begin her new assignment as an Appeals Court judge during the week of April 15th. Gov. Deval Patrick nominated her for the...

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Remembering Bobby Walker: an All-time Great in CHS Sports History

April 5, 2013
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Bobby Walker was a special athlete, one you couldn’t keep from noticing if you were a spectator. From his earliest days in Chelsea Pop Warner football to his multi-sport career at Chelsea High to his nights in the old Chelsea Modified Fast Pitch Softball League, Bobby Walker was a standout and a much-admired teammate...

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Thank You, Chamber Executive Director Donald Harney

April 5, 2013
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Few individuals rise to the level of “institution” in a community but we believe that Donald Harney, executive director of the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, reached that esteemed category through his position as the leader of the business organization for the past 13 years. Harney was a visible and personable leader of this outstanding...

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Police Briefs 04-04-2013

April 5, 2013
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March, 25 Luis Vanegas, 17, 50 Clark Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for operating motor vehicle unlicensed, speeding. Felicia Woodward, 27, 44 Temple St., Somerville, was arrested on warrants and receiving stolen property. March, 26 Brian Rodriguez, 24, 680 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested on a felony warrant. Jose Agular, 32, 28 Grove St., Chelsea, was...

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Obituaries 04-04-2013

April 5, 2013
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Charlotte Sheehan Gautreau Devoted to Family, cherished her Catholic Faith Charlotte Sheehan Gautreau, a native of Boston and a resident of Gonzales, Louisiana, passed away on March 28 at Heritage Manor in Baton Rouge after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. She was 84 years old. She was born on April...

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Officials Beaming over New Street Light Contract

March 28, 2013
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Officials Beaming over New Street Light Contract

If the smiles lighting up the faces of City officials are any indication, the new LED lights that will be installed citywide beginning next month should illuminate city streets like never before. “Excited, that’s an understatement,” exclaimed Council President Dan Cortell.  “Getting LED lights installed, brightening our streets, increasing public safety and doing it...

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CHS Drama Club Presents the Musical “Rent” April 4-6

March 28, 2013
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CHS Drama Club Presents the Musical “Rent” April 4-6

Chelsea High School students are winding down rehearsals in preparation for their performance of the musical “Rent” April 4-6 at the school auditorium. CHS drama and dance teacher Alisha Cornacchia and music director Andrea Wichar have been working with 35 cast members and 10-15 crew members on the production in three-hour rehearsals five days...

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Chelsea Jewish Strikes Partnership with Revere Home

March 28, 2013
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Chelsea Jewish Strikes Partnership with Revere Home

Combining resources has become unavoidable in business, and no business has been more aggressive in pooling resources as the nursing home industry, and with that in mind two storied providers in the area have merged and will move forward together. Chelsea Jewish Foundation, which operates the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home and the Lenny Florence...

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Major Tobin Bridge Repairs to Resume for the Summer

March 28, 2013
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Major repair work and lane closures will return to the Mystic Tobin Bridge next week as the second-year in a three-year rehabilitation project begins anew. The contract for the work includes painting, maintenance and preservation work, and focuses on caring for the steel that has held the bridge up since 1950. This week, the...

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Is There an Alternative?

March 28, 2013
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The meeting by the State Department of Transportation on the ethanol trains coming into our community using the existing commuter rails, certainly was not what the many residents and officials wanted to hear. The state officials basically said that there is very little to be done to stop the project. We know that we...

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Police Briefs 03-28-2013

March 28, 2013
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3/18 Bryan Kelleher, 20, 58 Baldwin Ave., Everett, was arrested for unarmed robbery, assault to rob unarmed, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Jose Aguasvivas, 22, 132 Chelsea St., Everett, was arrested for unarmed robbery, assault to rob unarmed, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Richard Hartnett, 21, 90 Malden St., Everett,...

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Chelsea’s Eighth Grade Boys’ Basketball Team Won the Shamrock Tournament Championship

March 28, 2013
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On Saturday, March 16th, Chelsea’s eighth grade boys’ basketball team accomplished a great feat; eleven of our city’s student athletes won the Shamrock Tournament championship game. This win is only the beginning of a series of victories that I envision for our Chelsea youth. From day one of practice, my message to all of...

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Obituaries 03-28-2013

March 28, 2013
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David Reardon, Sr. Former Member of Chelsea Moose David A. Reardon, Sr. of Chelsea passed away at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on March 22.  He was 73 years old. Born in Brockton, the son of the late Francis and Ethel (Betts) Reardon, he moved to Chelsea with his parents when he was...

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Silver Line Talk Stops in Chelsea

March 22, 2013
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Silver Line Talk Stops in Chelsea

A host of state transportation officials came to City Hall last week to discuss the potential extension of the MBTA’s Silver Line to Chelsea.  If the number of attendees was any indication as to the level of interest local public transportation riders have in the prospects, the standing room only crowd seemed to be...

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35th Anniversary Celebration

March 22, 2013
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35th Anniversary Celebration

John’s Pizza held its 35th anniversary celebration March 17 at the popular pizza and sub shop on Central Avenue. The event featured a special appearance by founder John Falzone. Pictured, from left, are Janet Falzone, Jessica Falzone, Michael Falzone, John Falzone, Christian Falzone, Gianni Falzone, Nicholas Falzone, and Nichole Doucette.

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Tenants at CHA Up in Arms over McLaughlin Plea Agreement

March 22, 2013
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A very, very powerful movement of Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) tenants has begun to organize over the past several weeks aimed at the outrages that are coming to light about former Executive Director Michael McLaughlin – and the breaking point in the explosion of the movement has apparently been what is seen by most...

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Ethanol Study Makes Recommendations

March 22, 2013
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After the state’s Ethanol Transportation Study was unveiled Monday night in Chelsea, one thing was quite apparent:  there’s not much that can be done to stop anything coming through on the railroads. What can be done is pretty straightforward and limited. Certainly, one thing that can be had is a robust public discussion –...

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Briefs

March 22, 2013
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WIRETAPS DISCUSSED WITH CHIEFS Area police chiefs were at the State House recently to discuss critical legislative matters important to the law enforcement community.  Pictured at one such meeting is (l to r) Senator Sal DiDomenico, Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes, Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie and Rep. Gene O’Flaherty. Chiefs Mazzie and Kyes...

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A Really Valuable Community Resource

March 22, 2013
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The local art scene has really come to life in recent years.  Longtime residents can remember that the only local live theater one could get was either a school play or watching at that time the old Board of Aldermen in action on cable television. Today that has changed.  We actually have a legitimate...

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Clark Avenue Middle School Students Visit the United Nations

March 22, 2013
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Seven Clark Avenue Middle School students, members of the school’s International Relations Club (IRC) visited the United Nations in a day trip to New York City on Friday, March 1st.  Grade 7 teachers and chaperones Bryan Sheckman and Stephanie Haffa accompanied the students.  The group toured the UN, visiting the chambers of the Security...

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Chelsea Collaborative Visits DC

March 22, 2013
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Fifteen members and staff of the Chelsea Collaborative participated in the First National Senate Hearings on Immigration Reform in Washington, DC, this February. “It was amazing,” says Yessenia Alfaro, Director of Organizing, Social and Economics Department. “It was exciting because we met with congressmen, the Chief of Staff, and Senator Elizabeth Warren.” At American...

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Chelsea Pride Joins Northeast Junior High Football League

March 22, 2013
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The Chelsea Pride Youth Football and Cheerleading organization has a new home. The Chelsea teams have joined the Northeast Junior High Football League which has been in existence for more than 30 years. The league is made up of teams from southern New Hampshire (Bedford, Derry, Londonderry, Manchester, Merrimack, Souhegan, Sanborn and Timberlane) and...

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