Chelsea Police Youth Academy Graduation

Chelsea Police Youth Academy Graduation

Officer Joe Cordes offered closing remarks at the end of the ceremony while cadets stood in formation behind him at the first annual Chelsea Police Youth Academy graduation. Cadets spent seven weeks in an intense program learning about police operations, going through tough workouts and taking interesting field trips. The graduation took place in the auditorium of Chelsea High.

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Chelsea Police, Cops for Kids with Cancer Assist Local Family

Chelsea Police, Cops for Kids with Cancer Assist Local Family

Cops For Kids With Cancer collaborated with the Chelsea Police Department collaborated to present a donation to a local family during a ceremony at the station.CHEL_20180405_A1

Through a translation by Chelsea Police Officer Sammy Mojica, Sandra Ingles said her family was “very grateful” to the Chelsea Police and the Cops For Kids With Cancer charity for their assistance during this tough time.

Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes praised Cops For Kids With Cancer as “a great charity and an awesome program.”

“They go to police departments throughout New England and assist families with children afflicted by this illness,” said Kyes. “They help out these families during difficult times. We thank this organization very much for coming to Chelsea today.”

Captain Mike Drummy of the Massachusetts State Police said families are referred to the charitable organization by local police departments and social workers. The organization has donated more than $3 million to families.

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Chelsea Inauguration 2018

Chelsea Inauguration 2018

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Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes leads the procession of City Council members to begin the Inauguration ceremonies on Tuesday night, Jan. 2, in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Meanwhile, outgoing Council President Leo Robinson is given a gavel by incoming Council President Damali Vidot. Vidot was sworn in as the first female Council President
since charter reform.

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Chelsea Police National Night Out

Chelsea Police National Night Out

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The Chelsea Police Department held its annual National Night Out event Tuesday at Mary O’Malley. The event raises community awareness about policing efforts and helps build partnerships between the department and residents. Several local organizations participated in the festivities. Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes is pictured with young residents, some representing the Chelsea Collaborative, who attended the event.

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Chelsea Police to Begin Liquor Establishment Inspections

Chelsea Police to Begin Liquor Establishment Inspections

Chief Brian A. Kyes announced late last week that the Chelsea Police will be conducting unannounced checks on all licensed establishments that sell or serve liquor.

These inspections will be conducted throughout 2017 and will include a focus on underage drinking. All licensed establishments must abide by City and state regulations as part of doing business in the city. The goal of the inspections is to educate and ensure that these businesses in Chelsea follow the established legal guidelines. Several Chelsea officers have received liquor enforcement training and will be tasked to conduct these inspections and to report any infractions to the Chelsea Licensing Commission who has the authority to impose sanctions.

“Chelsea has very strict liquor control standards and it is the responsibility of the owners and management to ensure that all of their employees are aware of these regulations,” Kyes said. “I am hoping that our inspections find all businesses to be in compliance.”

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Police Captain Batchelor is Honored

Police Captain Batchelor is Honored

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Chelsea Police Captain David Batchelor was honored for his outstanding work with Chelsea HUB, which is a team of designated staff from community and government agencies that meet weekly to address specific situations regarding individuals facing elevated levels of risk. Chelsea HUB develops immediate, coordinated and integrated responses to these situations through the mobilization of resources. Pictured at the award presentation during a HUB training program Monday at Homewood Suites Hotel are (from left): Dan Cortez, community engagement specialist, Chelsea Police Department, Jason Owens, an assistant director at Roca, Capt. David Batchelor, award recipient, and Melissa Walsh, director of Chelsea Thrives, The Neighborhood Developers.

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Council,CBC Held Unity March with Chelsea Police

By Seth Daniel

A host of community organizations and city councillors planned to come together with the Chelsea Police to have a Peace Walk from the Police Station to City Hall on July 27.

The walk, which occurred last night, came after Record deadlines.

“In light of recent national violent act, Chelsea residents and leaders are uniting to stand in solidarity with the Chelsea Police Department to promote a message of peace an unity in our community,” read a statement from the organizers.

The Police CommUNITY Standing Together as One peace walk took place on July 27 at 6 p.m. in front of the Police Station. Participants walked to City Hall, where there was to be a short speaking program.

The walk was organized by the Chelsea Black Community (CBC), the Chelsea City Council, the Chelsea Police and concerned community members.

“In light of the recent disturbing and alarming occurrences taking place across the nation involving both violence against police officers – including nine murders – as well as some controversial use of deadly force incidents by police, we as local community stakeholders felt compelled to stand together in unity and demonstrate to our community at large that we are absolutely committed to peace, tranquility and mutual trust,” said Chief Brian Kyes. “Although we are by no means a perfect community, we realize that we must continue to learn from each other each and every day to overcome any challenges that we face together. We view our culturally diverse inner city as a ‘model’ from which many communities could possibly draw from our ongoing successes to overcome any existing obstacles and/or barriers in working towards enhancing police-community relationships.”

Following the controversial police-involved shootings of two black men, one in Minnesota and another in Louisiana, protests and rioting has unfolded across the country. Also in that, time, five police officers were assassinated in Dallas on July 7, and three were assassinated in Baton Rouge. A police officer was also gunned down in Kansas City on Tuesday, July 19, and others have been shot in the meantime.

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Council, CBC to plan unity march with Chelsea Police

A host of community organizations and city councillors have come together with the Chelsea Police to organize a Peace Walk from the Police Station to City Hall on July 27.

“In light of recent national violent act, Chelsea residents and leaders are uniting to stand in solidarity with the Chelsea Police Department to promote a message of peace an unity in our community,” read a statement from the organizers.

The Police CommUNITY Standing Together as One peace walk will take place on July 27 at 6 p.m. in front of the Police Station. Participants will walk to City Hall, where there will be a short speaking program.

The walk has been organized by the Chelsea Black Community (CBC), the Chelsea City Council, the Chelsea Police and concerned community members.

“In light of the recent disturbing and alarming occurrences taking place across the nation involving both violence against police officers – including nine murders – as well as some controversial use of deadly force incidents by police, we as local community stakeholders felt compelled to stand together in unity and demonstrate to our community at large that we are absolutely committed to peace, tranquility and mutual trust,” said Chief Brian Kyes. “Although we are by no means a perfect community, we realize that we must continue to learn from each other each and every day to overcome any challenges that we face together. We view our culturally diverse inner city as a ‘model’ from which many communities could possibly draw from our ongoing successes to overcome any existing obstacles and/or barriers in working towards enhancing police-community relationships.”

Following the controversial police-involved shootings of two black men, one in Minnesota and another in Louisiana, protests and rioting has unfolded across the country. Also in that, time, five police officers were assassinated in Dallas on July 7, and three were assassinated in Baton Rouge last weekend. A police officer was also gunned down in Kansas City on Tuesday.

Others have been shot in incidents all over the country, from Georgia to Washington, D.C.

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Juvenile Indicted Monday for Accessory in Murder Case

A Suffolk County Grand Jury indicted a 17-year-old juvenile on Monday in connection with the murder of Pablo Villeda during a mass shooting at a teen party on Washington Avenue March 6.

The youth was arraigned in Juvenile Court and was not made public due to his age.

He was arrested by Chelsea Police and State Police on Monday.

He is charged as an accessory after the fact to the murder of Pablo Villeda.

He is accused of taking multiple specific actions to assist Emmanuel Marrero in the aftermath of the March 6 incident on Washington Avenue that left Villeda dead and six other people injured from gunshot wounds.

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Obituaries 05-19-2016

John Bruttaniti

Heroic Chelsea Police Officer

John P. Bruttaniti, Chelsea Police Officer of Lynn, formerly of Chelsea, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 12. He was 41 years old.

John, or as he was affectionately known to family and close friends as Coco, was born in Boston to Karen Bruttaniti and Johnny Perkins on September 23, 1974. He graduated from the Dearborn Academy in 1993. After graduating, he began working as a heavy equipment operator. John began his public service career by enlisting in the US Army Reserves, served as a Military Police Investigator and was deployed to Iraq from 2003 to 2004.

In June of 2001, he began working for the Massachusetts General Hospital Police until April of 2005. On April 18, 2005, John began the Mass Firefighting Academy, Recruit Class #168 and successfully completed the course on July 15, 2005 for the City of Chelsea Fire Department and was assigned to Central Fire Station, Engine #2. On March 3, 2008, John began the Massachusetts Transit Police Academy and graduated on August 20, 2008 for the City of Chelsea Police Department.

During John’s Career as a Chelsea Police Officer, he was assigned as a motorcycle officer, arson investigator and most recently, on April 20, 2016, he became a Field Training Officer.

One of John’s proudest moments was in June 2015 when he was approached by the parent of a young child who had a penny lodged in her throat. John immediately sprung into action and within seconds dislodged the penny and resuscitated her. John kept that penny with him and carried it on him at all times as a momento. For John’s heroic actions, he was awarded the Chelsea Police Department’s Life Saving Award.

On May 12, 2016, Chief Kyes, also of the Chelsea Police Department, notified John, that the Statewide Advisory Committee for CPR/First Responders within the Mass Police Training Council (MPTC), would be recognized for going above and beyond their law enforcement duties in rendering medical assistance to a person in need. This recognition exemplifies that their CPR/First Responder training was beneficial in saving a life.

John was an avid motorcycle rider both on and off-duty. He was a member of the Renegade Pigs Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Boston. On several occasions, John assisted the Massachusetts Wounded Vet Run, providing an escort as a motorcycle officer for hundreds of riders through several North Shore Communities.

He was the loving son of Karen Bruttaniti of East Boston and Johnny Perkins of Alabama; devoted boyfriend to Kim Segal of Chelsea; dear brother of Karen Bruttaniti-Campbell of Dorchester, Nicole Correa of Florida and Ernest (Cucho) Acevedo, of Wilmington; loving uncle to Festus, Noah and Gemeisah and is also survived by his loving uncles, aunts and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Services concluded with John being laid to rest with military honors in Woodlawn Cemetery.

For more information visit: www.ruggierom.com

Stephanie Lanzo-Stellabotta

Spiritual person, active in many church groups

Stephanie A.Lanzo-Stellabotta of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, passed away suddenly at the Whidden Memorial Emergency Dept. in Everett on Monday May 16.

A resident of Revere for the past 10 years, Stephanie was born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late Ignacio and Lorraine Mandracchia. She attended Chelsea Schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. She married her first husband, William Lanzo and settled for many years in Winchester raising her family of one daughter and two sons. In Winchester, Stephanie became a state certified daycare operator and a provider of home daycare services from her home. She later married Michael Stellabotta and relocated to Winthrop where she resided for several years to the time of Mr. Stellabotta’s passing in 2002. Stephanie was always a spiritual person and was active in many church groups, most recently with Blessed of the Lord Church in Woburn.

In addition to her parents and second husband, Stephanie was also preceded in death by her brother Robert Mandracchia. She is survived by her beloved and devoted children; Jessica Geloso and her husband, John of Rutland, Jamie Lanzo and his wife, Sarah of Reading and William Lanzo Jr., and his wife, Melinda of Stoneham. She was the dear sister of John Mandracchia of No. Andover; cherished grandmother of Jordan, Gabrielle, John and Jack Geloso, James, Henry and Nellie Lanzo, William III and Russell Lanzo. She is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be private. For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

www.WelshFuneralHome.com

John Cappuccio, Jr.

Avid baseball fan

John J. Cappuccio, Jr. passed away on May 14 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a brief illness. He was 63 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea he was the beloved son of the late retired Chelsea Firefighter John J. Cappuccio Sr., and Louise Cappuccio.

Johnny was a longtime resident of Sagamore Avenue and the Prattville neighborhood of Chelsea. He worked as a private security officer and held other jobs in the local area. He was an avid baseball fan following the Red Sox, possessing a great knowledge of statistics and player attributes.

He was the adored nephew of the late Kay Cappuccio and is survived by his cousin Phyllis Costa and her husband, Michael of Connecticut and by several additional cousins and friends.

Family and friends are most kindly invited to attend his funeral from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home 718 Broadway Chelsea on Thursday, May 19 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery will be private. Visiting hours have been omitted. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com

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