Archive for November, 2017

Historic Hand Raising

November 25, 2017
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Historic Hand Raising

The Chelsea Fire Department (CFD) celebrated a grand swearing-in ceremony as hasn’t been seen in many years. Some 10 new firefighters were sworn in by Assistant City Clerk Patty Lewis and two firefighters were promoted. The historic night brings the CFD contingent up to 102 members.Chief Len Albanese said the new firefighters would bolster...
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Chelsea Collaborative Turkey Drive

November 25, 2017
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Chelsea Collaborative Turkey Drive

The Chelsea Collaborative began its turkey drive for Thanksgiving recently and took delivery of several turkeys from Greg and Caryn Antonelli of GTA Company, Inc. Pictured here accepting the turkeys are members of the Collaborative, including Director Gladys Vegan and Sylvia Ramirez.
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The Big Comeback: Once Gone, Turkeys are Now a Common Sight in Most Communities, Even in the City

November 25, 2017
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The Big Comeback: Once Gone, Turkeys are Now a Common Sight in Most Communities, Even in the City

By Seth Daniel There aren’t too many comeback stories that begin with the phrase, ‘Gobble, Gobble,’ but the story of the once-prolific wild turkey in Massachusetts certainly begins and ends with just such an utterance. Though the wild turkey disappeared from Massachusetts for nearly 180 years, the Thanksgiving bird was once everywhere in the...
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Gov Baker Signs Bill to Fund New Quigley Hospital at Chelsea Soldiers’ Home

November 25, 2017
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Gov. Charlie Baker signed a capital bond bill on Tuesday that increases bond authorization by $244 million to support initiatives across the Commonwealth, including construction of a new long-term care facility at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home. “This bill funds critical projects across the Commonwealth, including the Last Mile broadband project and money for the...
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Council Sounds Off on Removal of TPS Status by Federal Government

November 25, 2017
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Council Sounds Off on Removal of TPS Status by Federal Government

By Seth Daniel Jose Iraheta has been at nearly every Chelsea City Council meeting in the last four years. Even when no one else showed up on cold nights in February, one could count on seeing him there. He has translated for free to help those who couldn’t speak English, attended virtually every community...
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Chelsea Chamber to Participate in Small Business Saturday Nov 25

November 25, 2017
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This is the season to Shop Small®! On main streets across America, small businesses are getting ready to welcome customers on Small Business Saturday, celebrated this year on November 25 across the country and on Broadway Chelsea. Results from the 2017 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, released this month by the National Federation...
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Council Looks to Create Committee to Study Parking Around Upcoming Silver Line

November 25, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea City Council voted 11-0 to on Monday night to begin looking at the forthcoming, new Silver Line Stations and how to prevent commuters from hogging parking spaces. Councillor Roy Avellaneda introduced the order at Monday’s Council meeting in order to get ahead of what could certainly become an immediate...
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News Briefs

November 25, 2017
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CO-WORKERS FIGHT On Nov. 14, at 7:36 a.m., an assault in progress was reported at the Boston Hides & Furs, located at 150 Marginal St. The victim stated that he and his co-worker had got into a verbal dispute. During the dispute, the subject struck the victim in the face, causing a minor laceration...
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Letters to the Editor

November 25, 2017
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Valuable members To the Editor: As a recent candidate for city councilor, District 2, I am well aware of the many requirements, deadlines and protocols that running for office entails. Through all of this, city clerk Jeannette Cintron and assistant city clerk Patricia Lewis were always available to ensure compliance with all aspects of...
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We Can Make It Less Profitable to Traffic Opioids

November 25, 2017
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 By John A. Cassara and Nathan Proctor  The president will now declare what many of us experience first hand, the opioid epidemic is a national emergency.  Frankly, with as many as 59,000 deaths in 2016, there doesn’t seem to be any other possible description.  So many dedicated people in cities and towns, faith communities and schools,...
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