Police Briefs 11-29-2018

November 29, 2018
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CAR CRASHES On Saturday, November 17, Chelsea Firefighters and Police responded to two serious motor vehicle accidents. The first accident occurred at 1 a.m. at the intersection of Revere Beach Parkway and Everett Avenue involving two vehicles traveling eastbound on the Parkway that collided, sending one of them into a guardrail entrapping the passenger....
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Climate Change is Happening Now

November 29, 2018
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The report released last Friday by 13 U.S. government agencies concurring in an assessment that the effects of climate change will result in a 10 percent decline in the U.S. gross national product and the loss of $1 trillion in real estate by the year 2100 is sobering — if not depressing — and...
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Sports 11-29-2018

November 29, 2018
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins to honor Rick Middleton Tonight (Thursday), following the ceremony honoring Rick Middleton’s No. 16 to the TD Garden heavens, the Bruins will play their 25th game of this season. With more than one-quarter of the season completed, the team is currently in fourth place in the Atlantic Division,...
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Obituaries 11-29-2018

November 29, 2018
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Herbert J. “Herb” Delaney November 30, 1930 – November 17, 2018 Herbert J. “Herb” Delaney, retired Chelsea firefighter, expired peacefully with his loving family at his side on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Brooksby Village in Peabody where he resided for the past two years. Despite a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s, he never...
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Raising The Roof Fundraiser

November 26, 2018
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Raising The Roof Fundraiser

CEO of Opportunity Communities Ann Houston (former CEO of TND), Joe Rettman of NEI Interiors Construction, and Rafael Mares, executive director of TND, during the Nov. 13 40th anniversary Raising the Roof fundraiser for TND. The power-packed event took place at the Mystic Brewery in Chelsea and marked the organization’s 40th birthday.
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Tax Rate Set:Nominal Tax Bill Increases for Most,Decreases for Condos

November 26, 2018
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The Chelsea Council voted in the recommended tax rate and a residential exemption of 30 percent on Monday night, sealing the deal for nominal increases to most residential owner-occupants and decreases for condo owner-occupants. The lone increase that was notable over last year was for three-family homeowners, who will see a 9 percent increase...
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Chelsea Prospers, Chamber Ready to Host Tree Lighting November 29

November 26, 2018
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All are invited to attend the Chelsea Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Chelsea Square. Presented by the City of Chelsea and the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, the celebration brings two hours of family-friendly activities including music, dance, and crafts to Chelsea Square. “The Tree...
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Outdoor Graduation One Step Closer as Council Considers $170K Fix

November 26, 2018
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Members of the Chelsea High School Class of 2019 are a step closer to getting their wish of an outdoor graduation on the new high school field. City Manager Tom Ambrosino is requesting the City Council approve spending $170,000 from the City’s Stabilization Account to buy a protective mat for the new turf field...
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Council Pay Cut Doesn’t Fly in Monday Vote

November 26, 2018
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A proposed $6,000 per year pay cut for City Councillors was handily defeated Monday night. District 1 Councillor Robert Bishop proposed slashing councilors’ salaries from $14,000 to $8,000 annually as a way to begin a wider budget belt tightening across all City departments. “The councillors all work very hard for the stipend they are given,”...
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Chelsea Collaborative Holds Thanksgiving Dinner:Launch of Immigration Justice Bond Fund Announced

November 26, 2018
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The Chelsea Collaborative hosted its annual Thanksgiving Dinner last Thursday at its headquarters at 318 Broadway. Collaborative President Gladys Vega and her staff welcomed members of the community, who enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner and desserts. There was also a cotton candy station for children. A large group of staff members and volunteers, led...
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Ambrosino: ‘Board Made a Mistake’ in Denying Traggorth Proposal

November 26, 2018
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City Manager Tom Ambrosino said the City would defend the Zoning Board of Appeals’ (ZBA) September decision to deny an affordable housing project on upper Broadway, but at the same time he said he personally believes the ZBA made a “huge mistake.” The ZBA denied the 42 unit affordable- and market-rate residential development at...
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MS-13 Leader Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for RICO Conspiracy

November 26, 2018
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The leader of MS-13’s Eastside Loco Salvatrucha (ESLS) clique was sentenced last week at federal court in Boston for RICO conspiracy. Edwin Guzman, a/k/a “Playa,” 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 16 years in prison and three years of supervised release. In February 2018, Guzman and two...
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City has Negotiated Three Host Community Agreements with Marijuana Operators

November 26, 2018
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City Manager Tom Ambrosino said this week that the City has negotiated three Host Community Agreements (HCA) with marijuana operators looking to establish dispensaries in the City. Ambrosino said all three HCAs are identical and are really a formality for the dispensaries, which include the one at the former King Arthur’s, the one on...
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Cost of Thanksgiving Meal Decreases Once Again; at an Eight-Year Low

November 26, 2018
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The cost of a traditional Thanksgiving meal has once-again decreased and is at its lowest cost since 2010, according to the 33rd annual American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Thanksgiving dinner survey. The AFBF reported late last week that it had found the average cost of a traditional Thanksgiving meal for 10 to be at...
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State Fire Marshal Offers Thanksgiving Safety Tips

November 26, 2018
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Thanksgiving is a wonderful family holiday, but the day can be ruined with a cooking or candle fire, a burn injury, or a carbon monoxide incident from long-term use of the oven, said State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. There are more home fires on Thanksgiving than any other single day in Massachusetts, twice...
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News Briefs

November 26, 2018
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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY The Chelsea Chamber of Commerce and its participating members will participate in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24. Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is the important shopping day that supports our local, independent businesses and impacts the financial health of our city:  Small Business Saturday. Please #ShopSmall on November 24...
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Police Briefs 11-22-2018

November 26, 2018
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FIRE AT ATLAS LOFTS DISPLACES FIVE Five residents of Atlas Lofts on Gerrish Avenue were displaced during a two-alarm fire on Sunday, Nov. 18. A 9-1-1 call came in around 9 p.m. for the report of smoke coming from the heating system at 88 Gerrish Ave., the Atlas Loft Apartments. On arrival, companies found...
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Thanksgiving and Very Thankful

November 26, 2018
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This Thanksgiving I am thankful to not have cancer. I hope. Six months ago my family doctor sent me for a CT scan because I went in to be checked out for something that felt weird which ended up being nothing. However the CT scan did reveal some nodules in my thyroid. A local...
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Letter to the Editor

November 26, 2018
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STOP SMOKING AND VAPING HELP AVAILABLE Dear Editor, This Holiday season, I’d like to remind readers to thank a co-worker, friend or family member who has quit smoking, vaping, or using other nicotine delivery products. Many users say quitting is the hardest thing they have ever done and any amount of recognition can help...
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Happy Thanksgiving

November 26, 2018
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Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a thought of a United States of America. Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. It has no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It lacks the commercialism, and political overtones of all of...
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Bruins Blueline Limping Back

November 26, 2018
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The Bruins hope to begin their Thanksgiving celebration with a win over the Detroit Red Wings tonight (Wednesday), by stuffing the Wings as they end their four-game road trip. With a decimated roster that is highlighted by an injured defense corps, the team will then limp home for one day of rest, before returning...
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Robert DeSalvio Speaks at JGBC Breakfast Series

November 17, 2018
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Robert DeSalvio Speaks at JGBC Breakfast Series

Robert DeSalvio, president of Encore Boston Harbor, was the guest speaker at the Jordan Boys and Girls Breakfast Series at the clubhouse on Willow Street. DeSalvio presented an update on the $2.6 billion 5-star-hotel and casino that will open in Everett in June, 2019. The project is the single largest, private single-phase development in...
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TND,Traggorth to Appeal ZBA Denial of 1005 Broadway

November 17, 2018
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The development team of The Neighborhood Developers (TND) and Traggorth Development will appeal last month’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) decision to reject their 42-unit waterfront development on upper Broadway. TND Director Rafael Mares and David Traggorth, principal of Traggorth, said they believe the project still has great value for Chelsea and for those...
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Councillors Vidot, Avellaneda Battle Over Campaign Finance

November 17, 2018
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Council President Damali Vidot and Councillor Roy Avellaneda have been battling over a campaign finance violation issued by the state to Vidot earlier this year, with both having radically different views on the matter. This week, the Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) released its fall report that contained the paperwork on the...
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