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 are president and vice president, respectively, of the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs Association. There, they took the opportunity to thank Rep. O’Flaherty for his bill that seeks to update wiretap laws to allow the tools use to combat street level crime, especially violence and drug activity.
CAPIC TAKES STATE HOUSE VISIT
House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and the office of State Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein welcomed the children and families of Community Action Programs, Inter City, Inc. (CAPIC), located in Chelsea, to the State House on March 12. Through Head Start programs and numerous other services, CAPIC works to enable local families to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency by addressing the needs, problems and concerns of struggling families. Head Start, a federally-funded comprehensive child and family development program, serves eligible families with children between the ages of three and five.
CHELSEA JEWISH MERGES WITH ANNEMARK
Officials at the Chelsea Jewish Foundation confirmed this week that Annemark Nursing Home in North Revere will partner with Chelsea Jewish Foundation, which will provide management for the family-run home.
Annemark is run by sisters Elena Bean and Anita Pelusi and has been in the family many years. The new partnership will allow the larger Chelsea Jewish Foundation to merge with Annemark. The facility is licensed for 140 beds, and was apparently looking for a partner to ensure top quality in the years to come.
Chelsea Jewish runs nursing homes in Chelsea, including the state of the art Lenny Florence Center for Living on Admiral’s Hill.
Chelsea Jewish said such cooperative mergers with existing, smaller homes are something that they will likely do more of in the near future.
A MILLIONAIRE SHE’S NOT, BUT RICHER NONETHELESS
Chelsea resident Tracy Syverain got her 15 minutes of fame – in this case 30 minutes of network television – last Thursday, but came out a bit short of being a millionaire on the ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ show.
Syverain ended up leaving the show with $1,000 after missing the fourth question.
She started out very well, getting the first question correct. She skipped the second question, and then got the third question right – accumulating $15,000 in the process.
However, she missed the fourth question and that left her with $1,000. The fourth question involved how Alexander the Great solved the Gordian Knot. She answered that he “boiled it,” but the answer was that he “cut it with his sword.”
She did not get to use the famed lifeline phone call.
CHA BOARD TO DRAFT LETTER
The Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Board will hold a Special Meeting today, March 21, concerning whether or not to send a letter to the federal judge responsible for sentencing Michael McLaughlin on May 14th.
The Board indicated it would likely send some sort of correspondence, but did not elaborate on what it would contain.
“We’re going to consider whether to write a letter to the court concerning the sentencing phase in McLaughlin’s guilty plea,” said Board Chair Tom Standish. “It’s basically a policy and legal question about what to do about [the agreement], if anything.”
CAPIC FUNDRAISER IN MAY
CAPIC is hosting it’s first fundraiser event on May 16 at the Casa Lucia in Revere, from 5-8 p.m. The event will celebrate CAPIC’s 46th anniversary. The Guest of Honor is Robert DeLeo, Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash will serve as the emcee for the night. For more information about tickets, program book advertisements, and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cary Havey, at 617-884-6130, ext. 142 or visit CAPIC’s web-site at www.capicinc.org to make an on-line donation.