Obituaries 10-05-2017

October 6, 2017
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Berta C. Ramirez Described as ‘a big kid at heart’ Berta Ramirez passed away after a long illness with her loving family at her side on Monday evening, October 2 while in the peaceful surroundings of her Chelsea home.  She was 83 years old. Born in Oilton, Texas, she was a second generation Mexican-American and...

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Chelsea Recognized

September 29, 2017
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Chelsea Recognized

Members of GreenRoots and the community enjoyed kayaking on the Chelsea Creek for the first time in decades this past summer – another partnership between the City, private donors and the non-profit community.

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Vaccination Clinic

September 29, 2017
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Vaccination Clinic

Sophia Boniffo brought her furry friend, Gino, to get him updated on all his necessary shots during the HubCats Chelsea second free vaccination clinic on Sunday, Sept. 25, in Bellingham Hill Park. Numerous residents brought their pets out to take advantage of the program.

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CAPIC Celebrates 50 Years

September 29, 2017
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CAPIC Celebrates 50 Years

Community Action Programs Inter-City (CAPIC) Executive Director Robert Repucci and honorees Richelle Cromwell, president of the CAPIC Board of Directors, and Leo Robinson, president of the Chelsea City Council, are pictured at CAPIC’s 50TH Anniversary Celebration Tuesday at the Homewood Suites Hotel.

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Bishop Tops in District 1, Brown Cruises in District 8

September 29, 2017
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Bishop Tops in District 1, Brown Cruises in District 8

By Seth Daniel Tuesday’s Preliminary Election in Districts 1 and 8 featured a severely light turnout, but some excitement politically nonetheless for two seats that will be hotly contested in the Nov. 7 election. The District 1 Prattville contest featured three very well-known and seasoned candidates, and they duked it out on a day...

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‘McKenna Magic’ Will Bring Hope for A Cure at LFCFL Walk Sunday

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Kathryn McKenna was in the middle of reinventing herself – getting into peak physical condition – when her life took an abrupt turn to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. McKenna, a life-long Salem resident with deep roots in that city, now lives at the Dapper McDonald House in the...

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Chelsea Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize for Efforts to Improve Health and Well-Being

September 29, 2017
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Chelsea is one of eight winners of the 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Prize honors communities for their unwavering efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live healthier lives. Chelsea is being nationally recognized for pursuing innovative ideas and bringing partners together to...

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City Considering New Bike Sharing Program with ‘oFo’

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The City and several community partners are working with Councillor Roy Avellaneda and the bike sharing company oFo to possibly launch the service to Chelsea residents in the coming months – if all goes well. Bike sharing services have become increasingly popular, and in the Boston area the market is dominated...

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Collaborative Gathering Donations for Puerto Rico, Vigil Sept 28

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In the wake of the horrific storms in the Caribbean, particularly in Puerto Rico, many members of the Puerto Rican community in Chelsea have banded together to collect donations for the hurting island territory. The collection will be highlighted by a candlelight vigil on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. on...

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Man, Woman Shot on Congress Avenue Tuesday Night

September 29, 2017
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Chelsea and State Police Detectives assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorneys Office are investigating a shooting that occurred in front of 119 Congress Ave. Tuesday evening. Chelsea officers responded to a call for shots fired in front of that address at 7:45 p.m. Upon arrival officers observed two gunshot victims in the street. EMS transported both a male...

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Alleged Assailant Indicted for Assaults on Two Homeless Women

September 29, 2017
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A man was ordered held on high bail at his arraignment Monday on charges he sexually assaulted two homeless women in Chelsea. Osmar Flores, 23, was arraigned Monday in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of aggravated rape, armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and strangulation in connection with an assault that...

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Perlatonda Announces His Candidacy for District 3 City Councilor

September 29, 2017
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For the past 12 years living in this Great City called Chelsea and as a former City Councilor I Joseph Perlatonda has always and will continue to put our Chelsea residents first. Chelsea’s Safety and Future in my Number 1 Priority along with: Education: As we continue to grow we must develop a well...

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Chelsea’s Largest Event Space, at Colwen’s Homewood Suites by Hilton, Named after Jay Ash

September 29, 2017
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Jay Ash, former City Manager of Chelsea, was surprised last night at an event at Homewood Suites by Hilton, a Colwen Hotel, by an announcement that the event space is named after him. Maureen Foley, Colwen’s Director of Community Relations, was given the opportunity at CAPIC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, to announce that the event...

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Metro Credit Union Hosts Latino Economic Advancement Council

September 29, 2017
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Metro Credit Union, the Commonwealth’s largest state-chartered credit union welcomed Chelsea’s prestigious community leaders to its Latino Economic Advancement Advisory Council. In an effort to create effective solutions and address challenges facing members in different stages of the financial spectrum, Metro Credit Union has taken an active role in the economic development of the...

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Police Briefs 09-28-2017

September 29, 2017
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TIP A COP AT SAUGUS APPLEBEE’S Chief Brian A Kyes recognized five Chelsea officers who volunteered to participate in the “Tip-A-Cop” event held at the Applebee’s Restaurant on Route 1 in Saugus on September 14. This is an annual event that is held to raise awareness and money for the Special Olympics. During the...

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Trump is Moving US Closer to War

September 29, 2017
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We were listening to the segment on 60 Minutes Sunday night in which Oprah Winfrey was interviewing pro-Trump and anti-Trump voters from Michigan, and we were struck by the comment of one man as to why he voted for Trump. He voiced a common refrain that many Trump supporters expressed during the campaign: The...

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Sports 09-28-2017

September 29, 2017
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CHS Roundup CHS boys soccer team earns win, tie The Chelsea High boys soccer team earned a victory and a tie in its two contests this past week. Senior Jephte Marcellus scored all three of the Red Devil goals in a 3-0 victory over Greater Lowell Tech Tuesday afternoon on the local field. Jephte...

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Obituaries 09-28-2017

September 29, 2017
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Sister Agnes Buckley First woman and longest living heart transplant survivor Sr. Agnes C. Buckley, Sisters of Providence, of Chelsea, died on September 23. Born in Malden 80 years ago, Sister Agnes’ early years were spent in Chelsea where she attended St. Rose School. She entered the Sisters of Providence in February of 1956 and took her vows...

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Kiwanis Road Race

September 22, 2017
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Kiwanis Road Race

Christian Umana in the lead with first place, followed by David Diaz, in second, and Anouar Fatih, in third. Some 80 students came out for the 18th Annual Kiwanis Races on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Chelsea High School. The annual event raises scholarship money for CHS.

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Senior Bocce Bowl

September 22, 2017
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Senior Bocce Bowl

Sally Shezri played bocce with the Chelsea team at Voke Park on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 16, in Chelsea. Revere seniors squared off against the Chelsea seniors in a competitive contest that crossed City lines. All had a great time and the seniors enjoyed catching up.

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Honored:Chelsea Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize for Efforts to Improve Health and Well-Being

September 22, 2017
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Honored:Chelsea Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize for Efforts to Improve Health and Well-Being

By Cary Shuman Chelsea City Manager Tom Ambrosino chose the Chamber Government Breakfast Wednesday to make a special announcement that the city has been awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize. The Prize honors communities for their unwavering efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live healthier lives....

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State,Feds Applaud the $350 Million Harbor Dredging Project

September 22, 2017
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State,Feds Applaud the $350 Million Harbor Dredging Project

By Seth Daniel As global commerce shifts increasing to larger and larger ship, places like Boston Harbor and the Chelsea Creek need to get deeper. That’s exactly what is happening right now after state, federal and local officials announced the $350 million project on Friday, Sept. 15, that will dredge the Harbor for the...

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Chelsea Man Sentenced for Running Illegal Guns

September 22, 2017
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A Chelsea man has pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to two years in jail in connection with trafficking illegal guns in Greater Boston, Attorney General Maura Healey announced. Jesse Cardona-Restrepo, 22, pleaded guilty in Suffolk Superior Court Wednesday to the charges of Trafficking a Firearm (one count), Carrying a Firearm (one count) and...

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CAPIC to Celebrate 50th Year at Gala Celebration Sept 26

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There’s no better preparation for the future than one’s history. And there’s no better thing to celebrate than a 50th Anniversary. The CAPIC human services organization will accomplish both things at it’s 50th anniversary celebration of the corporation on Sept. 26 at the Homewood Suites in Chelsea on Beech Street. CAPIC...

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