Are You Ready for Halloween?

October 26, 2018
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Next week, many neighborhoods will become magical places as thousands of children dressed in all types of costumes will descend on the streets in search of candy and treats. Likewise, residents will not only decorate their houses in scary Halloween themes with spiders and ghosts and a few witches thrown in just for luck,...
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Sports 10-25-2018

October 26, 2018
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CHS Roundup Boys soccer wins two to clinch CAC Large Division title The Chelsea High boys soccer team won both of its games this past week against opponents from the Commonwealth Athletic Conference to clinch the title for the CAC Large Division. Coach Mick Milutinovic’s Red Devils now stand at a near-perfect 12-0-2 on...
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Obituaries 10-25-2018

October 26, 2018
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Elisa Cortes-DeJesus Long time Chelsea and State social worker and advocate for the Hispanic Community Elisa Cortes DeJesus of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea, born on May 10, 1949 in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, passed away recently. She spent her early years on the island and met her husband, Jose Otero Valentin in the city of...
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Suffolk Success Story:University Renames Residence Hall in Honor of Michael and Larry Smith

October 24, 2018
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Suffolk Success Story:University Renames Residence Hall in Honor of Michael and Larry Smith

Suffolk University renamed its oldest and largest residence hall in honor of two of its most esteemed graduates, Michael and Larry Smith, during a ceremony Friday at the hall located at 150 Tremont St. across from Boston Common. Shawn A. Newton, associate dean of students, served as master of ceremonies for the program. “I’m...
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Environmentalists Want a Sit-Down with Mayor Walsh Over Substation

October 24, 2018
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Environmentalists Want a Sit-Down with Mayor Walsh Over Substation

On Wednesday morning local environmentalists from East Boston and Chelsea gathered at Boston City Hall to deliver 700 postcards to Boston Mayor Martin Walsh asking for the mayor to meet with residents on both sides of the Chelsea Creek to discuss alternatives to placing Eversource’s proposed substation along the creek. For two years local...
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Condo Owners say Water and Sewer Discount Unfair

October 24, 2018
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The City Council passed District 6 City Councillor Giovanni Recupero’s measure to provide a 10 percent water and sewer percent discount to Chelsea homeowners last month. Yet, since that vote, there has been a fair share of resident dissatisfaction from condominium owners who don’t qualify for the price break, as well as allegations of...
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Council says ‘No, Thank You’ to Recupero TIF Proposal

October 24, 2018
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Last month, District 6 City Councillor Giovanni Recupero’s proposal to lower water and sewer rates for homeowners who live in the city narrowly won council approval. Monday night, Recupero took another shot at cutting a financial break for Chelsea’s home and business owners. This time, the support for a proposal to have City Manager...
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Chelsea Public Library Holds 13th Annual Family Literacy Day

October 24, 2018
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The Chelsea Public Library and Raising a Reader are inviting the community to the 13th Annual Family Literacy Day: Chelsea Reads, on Saturday, November 3, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Chelsea Public Library, to encourage families to visit the library and read together. “I was born and raised in the U.S., but my mom...
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Suffolk Students Henry, Nastri Speak at the Dedication Ceremony

October 24, 2018
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Two Suffolk University seniors, Sean Henry and Andrea Nastri, were the student speakers at the dedication ceremony for the new Michael and Larry Smith Residence Hall. Henry, an ice hockey player representing Suffolk’s student-athletes, noted the Smiths’ past gifts that led to the creation of the Michael S. Smith and Larry E. Smith Fitness...
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Chelsea Gets Community Compact Grant

October 24, 2018
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Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today announced $3 million in technology grants to 44 cities and towns across the Commonwealth through the Community Compact Information Technology (IT) Grant Program. This week’s announcement will benefit more than 49 municipal entities and brings the total number of municipal IT grants issued over the...
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Nine Liquor Stores to Appeal License Commission’s ‘nip’ Ban

October 24, 2018
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Nine Chelsea liquor stores have hired an attorney and filed an appeal with the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) regarding last May’s ‘nip’ ban of small alcoholic beverage bottles (100 mL or less), a policy that was renewed at a recent meeting in September. Attorney Louis Cassis has filed an appeal with the...
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Police Briefs 10-18-2018

October 24, 2018
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ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL On Oct. 10, at 12:10 a.m., a CPD officer responded  to 99 Maverick for a report of a male party “passed out behind a wheel of a blue mini-van.” Upon arrival, the officer observed a blue mini-van with its front right tire up on the sidewalk, and the suspect sleeping...
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‘No’ Was a Watershed Moment for Homeownership, Stability in Chelsea

October 24, 2018
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This past week, the ZBA (Zoning Board of Appeals) denied a proposal at the old Midas Site (1005 Broadway) submitted by a partnership between Traggorth Companies and TND (The Neighborhood Developers). That proposal was to build another 42 affordable RENTAL units on the corner of Clinton, Eastern Ave and Broadway. At the hearing I...
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Study the Three Ballot Questions

October 24, 2018
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There are three questions on the ballot for the upcoming state election on Tuesday, November 6. The three are about as unrelated and disparate as one could imagine. The first question asks voters to adopt a proposed new law that would require minimum staffing by nurses in every hospital in the state. We have...
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Sports 10-18-2018

October 24, 2018
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CHS SPORTS ROUNDUP CHS boys soccer remains undefeated The Chelsea High boys soccer team remained undefeated with a pair of impressive victories this past week, albeit by different means against very different opponents. Last Wednesday Coach Mick Milutinovic and his crew made the long trek to Billerica to take on Shawsheen Tech in a...
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Obituaries 10-18-2018

October 24, 2018
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Elisa Cortes-DeJesus Hispanic Community Advocate Elisa Cortes-DeJesus of Saugus died on Oct.1 3. Born on May 10, 1949 in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, she spent her early years on the island and met her husband, Jose Otero Valentin in the city of Santurce, Puerto Rico.  They had two children, Jose Otero Jr. and Elsa Otero. ...
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Roca’s 30th Anniversary

October 15, 2018
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Roca’s 30th Anniversary

Roca CEO Molly Baldwin shares a laugh with state Housing Secretary Jay Ash, the former Chelsea city manager, during Roca’s 30th Annual celebration last Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Chelsea headquarters.Dignitaries, participants and friends – past and present – came to enjoy the milestone event.
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Officials Cut the Ribbon on New Clark Avenue Middle School

October 15, 2018
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Officials Cut the Ribbon on New Clark Avenue Middle School

The cutting of the official ribbon on the Clark Avenue Middle School on Oct. 3 signaled the ceremonial opening of the school, but it also signaled the investment in the youth of Chelsea – an investment that community and state leaders said was deserved and overdue. Supt. Mary Bourque welcomed dignitaries to the school...
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ROADBLOCK:ZBA Rejects Request for Housing Project

October 15, 2018
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A lot at the corner of Broadway and Clinton Street has sat empty for more than five years. That site will remain undeveloped for the foreseeable future, as the Zoning Board of Appeals rejected a request for a special permit to build a four-story, 42-unit affordable apartment building at 1001-1005 Broadway on Tuesday night....
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Encore Signs Agreement with Local Entertainment Group

October 15, 2018
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Encore Boston Harbor added a local flavor to its five-star, $2.5 billion global resort this week, announcing that it has signed a lease with New England-based Big Night Entertainment Group to operate a 16,400-square-foot restaurant and lounge and an 8,000-square-foot luxury nightclub at the resort. Named for both its alluring design and waterfront location...
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Chelsea Fire Dept to Host Free Family Fire Safety Night Oct 13

October 15, 2018
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The Chelsea Fire Department welcomes local families to a free Open House on Saturday, October 13, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The open house, sponsored by Papa Gino’s, is aimed at teaching families fire safety and prevention practices.  The Chelsea Fire Department Open House will be held at 307 Chestnut St. This open house commemorates...
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Hundreds Join Roca for Its 30th Anniversary Celebration Party

October 15, 2018
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An outpouring of community love, relentlessness and transformation echoed around Park Street Wednesday as the region’s leaders joined hundreds of young people, the adults that love them and community partners in celebrating Roca’s deep impact the last three decades. Roca’s participants, staff, alumni and partners came together for a night of live music and...
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News Briefs

October 15, 2018
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FREE JAZZ THIS WEEKEND AT PEARL GALLERY The Pearl Street Gallery, 100 Pearl St., will be hosting a jazz concert at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, featuring a Special Edition of the Russ Gershon Trio. Gershon is a Grammy-nominated arranger and saxophonist, the founder and leader of the five time Boston Music Award...
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State Officials Seek to Reduce Stormwater Pollution

October 15, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), in partnership with the Statewide Stormwater Coalition, announced the launch of a new stormwater awareness campaign to help Massachusetts cities and towns comply with new federal stormwater management requirements. The announcement was made during an event at the Joseph H. Gibbons Elementary School in Stoughton. “Stormwater runoff...
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