Police Briefs 07-20-2017

July 21, 2017
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POLICE HOPE TO RETURN LOST MONEY Chelsea Police are in possession of lost wallet containing cash that was turned into the police station on Sunday afternoon, July 16. The wallet was found near the United States Post Office on July 3. The wallet did not have any identification in it. If you feel that this...

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Obituaries 07-20-2017

July 21, 2017
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Theresa Meads Dearly loved her family and her Middleton parish Theresa M. (Poto) Meads of Middleton, formerly of East Boston and Revere, passed unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 11 after being stricken at her home and taken to Beverly Hospital. Born and raised in East Boston, she was a graduate of Fitton Catholic Central High...

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Chelsea Lunch Initiative

July 17, 2017
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Chelsea Lunch Initiative

The initial Chelsea Lunch initiative kicked off on the City Hall Lawn on Wednesday, July 12, at noon, and was a hit. While rain threatened the event which takes place every week on Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. – it held off and residents and business owners filed to the event. Downtown Coordinator...

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Pet Help

July 17, 2017
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Pet Help

Bella and her owner, Maria Castillo, were keeping it cool while waiting in line for the HubCats and MSPCA Rabies Clinic at Voke Park on June 12. The City, HubCats Chelsea and the MSPCA will team up for another rabies shot clinic at Bosson Park on Sept. 24.

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The Finest on the Fourth:Artie Ells Hosts 40th Annual Independence Day Party

July 17, 2017
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The Finest on the Fourth:Artie Ells Hosts 40th Annual Independence Day Party

By Cary Shuman When it comes to Fourth of July parties in Chelsea, Artie Ells in a class by himself. For the past 40 Independence Days, ever since the nation’s bicentennial celebration in 1976, Artie Ells has welcomed hundreds of friends and neighbors to his home on Palmer Street on the holiday. This year...

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Double Murder Defendant Familiar with Apartment Building

July 17, 2017
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A Chelsea man who once worked at the scene of a brutal double homicide in South Boston was ordered held without bail at his Suffolk Superior Court arraignment for the murders of Lina Bolanos and Richard Field on Monday, July 10. Bampumm Teixeira, 30, was indicted June 28 and arraigned Monday on two counts...

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Police Briefs 07-13-2017

July 17, 2017
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LITTLE OFFICER Officer Robert Moschella, while doing a detail last week, took a moment to retrieve a plastic police badge from his motor vehicle to give to a little girl who wanted to be a junior officer.   BUSTED ON SCOOTER A Chelsea man with six OUI convictions and a revoked driver’s license was...

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Obituaries 07-13-2017

July 14, 2017
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Robert J. Haas, Jr. Four Time Mayor of Revere Robert J. Haas, Jr. of Revere died most unexpectedly while vacationing at Block Island, R.I. on Sunday July 2. Former Mayor Haas was born in Melrose and raised, educated and lived his entire life in Revere. An alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1963,...

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Blast Off

July 7, 2017
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Blast Off

Chelsea’s Jairo Romero got some wings on this slam dunk attempt last Friday, June 30, at the PORT Park on Marginal Street. Romero and his friends said they enjoy the court and have been playing there almost every weekend since it opened for the season in early June. The court is considered one of...

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Chelsea Public Library – Meet Police Dogs

July 7, 2017
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Chelsea Public Library – Meet Police Dogs

Photos and story by Marianne Salza The Chelsea Public Library hosted Meet Chelsea Police Dogs, the first event of the 2017 ‘Build a Better World’ summer reading program, on June 22. Perky, a 2 ½-year-old Black Labrador Retriever, and her handler, Officer Eddie Noftle, visited the library to teach families about their work in...

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Hotel Underway at Broadway Line

July 7, 2017
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Hotel Underway at Broadway Line

By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Broadway Hotel – not yet named officially – is making quick work of the vacant site next to the Walgreen’s on Broadway adjacent to the Chelsea/Revere line. The hotel – another new hotel brought by Colwen and the XSS Group – is likely to be even better than the...

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City Will File Another Lawsuit if ‘Sanctuary City’ Legislation Becomes Law

July 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The United States House of Representatives passed an immigration bill in June that includes harsh penalties for self-declared Sanctuary Cities like Chelsea, and even though it has a long way to go in passing the U.S. Senate to become law, City Manager Tom Ambrosino said he would be ready to go...

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Summer/Fall Roadwork Alerts

July 7, 2017
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The City is in the midst of significant roadway and utility work, which includes paving of roads, sidewalk improvements and related water, sewer and drainage improvements. These are all projects that the City has funded through a combination of Capital Improvement Funds or state Chapter 90 monies. Tudor/Lawrence/Clark/Crescent — This is complete reconstruction of...

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MBTA Adds Additional North Shore Shuttle Service

July 7, 2017
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The MBTA has announced additional bus service for passengers impacted by the construction on the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail this summer. This new schedule is the result of collaboration with and feedback from passengers, community leaders and elected officials. Alternate weekend shuttle bus service along the Newburyport/Rockport Lines will make stops at all stations (including...

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Former Councilor Will Not Run in District 7, Cannot Work with Current Council

July 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Former District 7 City Councillor Clifford Cunningham announced this week that he will no longer be pursuing the seat he once occupied on the Council. In an announcement to the Record on Wednesday morning, Cunningham – who had announced his intentions to run last month – said he has a new...

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Momentum Starting in Remaking Downtown District, Chelsea Lunch to Kick off July 12

July 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel While wholesale infrastructure changes aren’t expected for another couple of years on Broadway, momentum is already building for major change to the downtown Broadway Business District this summer. On Wednesday, June 28, the musician Kali gave a sneak peak on Chelsea City Hall Lawn just what will come with the new...

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MassDOT Highway Administrator Thomas J Tinlin Resigning

July 7, 2017
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 Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack announced today that Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin has decided to resign from MassDOT. “From grueling snowstorms to toll demolitions, Tom Tinlin was there to see our highway projects through on time and on budget and he always brought his sense of humor and...

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John Ligotti, Former East Boston Clerk-Magistrate, Judge, Passes Away

July 7, 2017
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The passing this past week of John C. Ligotti. known to his friends as Jack, who served for five decades as an assistant clerk and clerk-magistrate of the East Boston District Court and then was promoted to the District Court bench, marked the end of an era for long-time residents of the East Boston,...

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Markey is 100 Percent Correct for Reproach of Kellyanne Conway

July 7, 2017
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It is fair to say that the world as Americans have known it in the post-World War II era has been turned upside-down  — and not in a good way — since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The unpresidential comments and actions on a daily basis by President...

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Obituaries 07-06-2017

July 7, 2017
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Edward Uminski Past Officer of the Polish American Veterans Post 13 Edward W. Uminski, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away Saturday evening, July 1 at the Lahey Clinic Hospital in Burlington after a brief illness. He was 81 years old. A son of the late Waclaw and Maryann (Godlewski) Uminski, Ed attended St....

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The Visit

June 30, 2017
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The Visit

Participants in this summer’s Apollinaire Theatre production “The Visit,” including Jay Connolly, Mat Venson, Sabine Michaud, and Shaun Downey enjoyed unwinding at the Albano/ Eden house party for the Apollinaire Theatre on Friday, June 16.

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Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Celebrates Dramatic $16 Million Renovation

June 30, 2017
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Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Celebrates Dramatic $16 Million Renovation

Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home (CJNH), the flagship property of Chelsea Jewish Lifecare, recently completed a spectacular $16 million renovation. Residents, families, friends and community officials joined Chelsea Jewish Lifecare to celebrate this tremendous milestone on Wednesday, June 21 at Lafayette Avenue in Chelsea. Founded in 1919 by Lena Goldberg, the original goal of CJNH...

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Continue to be a Voice:Two Incumbent Councillors Announce They Will Not Seek Re-Election

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Two incumbent district city councillors announced on Wednesday that they would not be seeking re-election to their seat after having served for several years on the board. Early Wednesday, District 8 City Councillor Dan Cortell led the charge with a shocking announcement that he would not run for office again. “I...

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Time to Stop Playing Nice with MassPort, FAA, Residents Say

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As around 40 residents assembled at the Williams School Monday night on a beautiful summer evening, their greetings to one another and their conversations had to be punctuated by numerous pauses to accommodate the endless parade of airplanes passing loudly overhead. By a quick count, about 40 planes passed over in...

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