Chelsea Record

Jay Ash Assumes Office as Cabinet Secretary

Jay Ash took the oath of office from Governor Charlie Baker as the new Secretary of Housing and Economic Development at an impressive ceremony held Jan. 8 at the State House Library in Boston. Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito personally congratulated Ash and the other Cabinet Secretaries following the swearing-in ceremony. With his wife, Susan, looking on proudly from the the front row, Ash, the former city manager, talked about his new position and his decision to leave his hometown for a major role on Beacon Hill. “This is a tremendous honor – my heart is heavy thinking about Chelsea,” said Ash. “But the opportunity that’s been presented to lead the Commonwealth, along with better economic development and joining ...
Chelsea Record

City Manager Panel Draws Crowd, Interest

An all-star panel of former Chelsea leaders and regional leaders convened on Tuesday evening for a well attended forum to discuss the city manager search. More than 100 people were in attendance at Bunker Hill Community College’s Chelsea Campus to observe the panel discussion that kicked off the forum – sponsored by a coalition of several Chelsea non-profit organizations. The primary interest, though, was on former Chelsea Receiver Harry Spence who spoke at length about his time rebuilding the City after it went bankrupt – marking one of the few occasions he has spoken publicly about the experience in recent times. However, great interest was also placed upon the other panelists, which included Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll, former Lowell City ...
Chelsea Record

Walsh, Wynn on Separate Pages As Casino Plans Go Forward: Walsh Trying to Protect Charlestown, Wynn Said Expectations Are Unreasonable

One week after Boston filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) regarding the Wynn Everett casino license, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said in an interview that his administration is simply trying to protect the residents of Charlestown and that two continuing sticking points are mitigation and transportation. However, Wynn Everett officials indicated that Boston is basing its expectations to protect Charlestown on the failed bid of Mohegan Sun – citing mitigation promises made in that bid that were unreasonable. Wynn officials also dropped the bombshell that – minus property tax PILOT payments – Boston’s MGC-negotiated agreement is more lucrative than the host community of Everett. There is a far different understanding of things in Boston City Hall. “The ...
Boston Globe

Obituary: Hyman Glassman

Glassman, Hyman Age 93, of Delray Beach, FL and formerly of Chelsea, MA, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 11, 2014. Hy served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a sheet metal worker of Local 17 for over 70 years. He is predeceased by his wife Marion "Minnie" (Robinson) and his son Jeffrey Glassman. He is survived by his loving daughter Karen DeGaeta and her husband Robert of Peabody, MA, 3 grandchildren Andrew Glassman, Jody Glassman and Stacey Amelchenko and her husband Paul all of Florida, and 3 great grandchildren Sydney and Bailey Glassman and Zachary Amelchenko. He also leaves his brother Jack Glassman and wife Norma of FL and a niece and nephew, and extended family Sandy, ...
Boston Globe

Obituary: Stanley J. Zaremba

Zaremba, Stanley J. "Stan" Of Peabody, on August 9th. Beloved husband of 62 years to Marian (Mailsko) Zaremba of Peabody. Devoted father of Donna Zaremba and her husband James Baratz of Boston, Joanne Zaremba of Pleasanton, CA, Patricia Zaremba-Simons and her husband Geoffrey of N. Reading and S.J. Zaremba and his fiance Sarah Mackie of New York City. Dear brother of Chester and Thaddeus Zaremba and the late Vera Barys, Lucille Owocki, Agnes Pretti and Edward Zaremba. Cherished grandfather of Adam and Erik Laine, Victoria Jeffcoat, Joshua Baratz and his wife Maureen McMahon, Benjamin Baratz, Nathan Simons, Marina Simons, and Hazel Zaremba. Adored great grandfather of Addie Jeffcoat and Eden Laine. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from ...
Boston Globe

Obituary: Louis Bell

BELL, Louis August 3, 2014, Lake Worth, FL at home, 96 years old. Lou had a long and healthy life and retained all of his faculties, husband of Malfalda (Muffy) Dinarello Bell (DeLorenzo), predeceased by his first wife Ellie (Sochin) and his son Eric Bell, survived by his daughter Randee Bell and her two children Eric and Elle Langone, daughter Debby Bell Smith and husband Leo Smith and their children Isis and Michael, and two great grandchildren, Chloe and Felix. Also survived by stepsons Victor, Fredrick and Dr. Charles A. Dinarello and their families. Also survived by brother Mila Bell, predeceased by sister Sally Picard and brother James Bell. Lou was a native of Chelsea, spent most of his life ...
Boston Globe

Obituary: Paul S. Pietkiewicz-nicewicz

Pietkiewicz-Nicewicz, Paul S. Of Chelsea, formerly of Medford, on August 5th. Please see Paul S. Nicewicz Death Notice.
Boston Globe

Obituary: Paul S. Nicewicz

Nicewicz, Paul S. Of Chelsea, formerly of Medford, on August 5th. Loving father of Tanya Quinn of Athol and Paul Nicewicz of Randolph, grandfather of Cecelia and Evelyn Quinn. Beloved son of Victor Pietkiewicz of Dorchester, the late Sophia (Kurpieski) Pietkiewicz and the late Stanley Nicewicz. Dear brother of Daria Poe, Mark Pietkiewicz and Joseph Pietkiewicz all of Medford and David Pietkiewicz of Chelsea. Also lovingly survived by his aunt and godmother Stasia Archis, aunt Helen Pietkiewicz, a nephew and several cousins. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a memorial gathering held at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway CHELSEA on Wednesday from 4-8 PM. A Funeral Mass will be said at St. Raphael ...
Metrodesk

4 Mass. communities named All-American City finalists

On Monday, Chelsea, Dedham, Fitchburg and Somerville were among 25 named 2014 All-American City finalists.
Metrodesk

Manning’s conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

An Army general is upholding Private Chelsea Manning’s conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.
Your Town

Everett State Sen. DiDomenico going Irish for a day

Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day in Boston. Now an Italian-American state senator from Everett is going green, too. State Sen. Sal N. DiDomenico plans to add an "O" to his name on Friday, March 7, when he'll hold his first-ever St. Patrick's Day party, 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus in Charlestown.
Your Town

Pioneer Charter School of Science holding open enrollment

Pioneer Charter School of Science (PCSS), a grade 7-12 public charter school, is now holding open enrollment for both PCSS I in Everett and PCSS 2 in Saugus.
Your Town

Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrated with volunteerism

This past Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Seafarer's Friend welcomed it's doors to Pastor Katherine Adams of the Billerica Congregational Church
Your Town

Local students earn honors at Malden Catholic High School

Malden Catholic High School, one of New England’s leading college preparatory high schools for young men, has announced that the following local students received honors for distinguished academic performance during the second quarter of the 2013-2014 school year:
Your Town

Mohegan Sun announces deals with seven surrounding communities

The agreements and agreements in principle with Cambridge, Chelsea, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Melrose, and Salem will provide significant economic and community benefits along with local impact payments that total .75 million among the seven municipalities.
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