Stephanie Simon takes second place in the long jump at all-state meet
Chelsea High track star Stephanie Simon
captured second place in the long jump at last Saturday’s All-State Meet that
was held at the Reggie Lewis Center.
Simon was in third place approaching her
third and final jump of the day, but her leap of 18′-2.25″, which was five
inches better than her top jump to that point, propelled her into the second
spot, behind only Jada Johnson of Sharon, who had the best jump of the day at
Stephanie had advanced to the all-states by
taking first place the previous week in the Division 2 meet with a jump of
17′-9″. Thanks to her second-place finish at the all-state meet, Simon now
will compete in the All-New England Meet this Saturday.
competed in the 55 meter dash on Saturday, finishing in 16th place with a
clocking of 7.48 seconds. Stephanie had grabbed third place in the D-2 Meet the
week before to advance to the all-states.
CHS track teams defeat Greater Lowell
The Chelsea High girls and boys indoor track
and field teams remained undefeated with victories over Greater Lowell this
For the Red Devil boys, who triumphed by a
score of 45-33, the highlights were as follows:
1st in the two-mile — Ian Padilla
1st in the 300 — Jesus Matos (44.7)
1-2-3 in the shot put — Rigo Flores (40’5),
Anthony Del Rosario, Josue Rios
1st in the high jump — Jesus Matos
1-2-3 in the mile — Justin Turner (4:57),
Jazmany Reyes, Julio Valladares
For the Lady Red Devils, who won their side
of the meet by a score of 50-32, highlights included:
1st in hurdles — Stephanie Simon
1st in the 300 — Ana Chang (49.5)
1-2-3 in the shot put — Masireh Ceesay,
Jessica Martinez, Deanna Christmas
1-2 in the 600 — Jocelyn Poste, Yarelis
1st in the high jump — Stephanie Simon
1st in the 1000 — Yarid Deras (3:43)
4×400 win — Jocelyn Poste, Yarelis Torres,
Denali Mejia, Ana Chang
Steph Simon wins two events at the Dartmouth Relays
Chelsea High track star Stephanie Simon won
two events this past Saturday at the Dartmouth Relays in Hanover, New
Hampshire, a meet that annually attracts some of the best track and field
athletes in the Northeast.
Stephanie won the
long jump by a quarter of an inch with her leap of 17′-7″ and captured the
triple jump with a distance of 38′-5″, the latter being a
Bruins enjoying bye week
Without the excitement of
the Patriots win over the Kansas City Chiefs, on their way to the Super Bowl,
this would have been a boring week for Bruins fans. With the bye week before
the All-Star break, the Bs have been blessed with a 9-day hiatus. The reason
for feeling blessed is due to the concussion suffered by goaltender Tuukka Rask
versus the New York Rangers last Saturday. Recent comments from Rask’s agent,
Brett Peterson, were a shade encouraging, stating that he believes, “There
isn’t “anything to be too concerned about in respect to Rask’s recovery, and I
think it is day to day for him right now.” Rask’s concussion extended the list
of Bruins concussed this season, adding his name to the list that included,
David Backes, Urho Vaakanainen, Jake DeBrusk, and Charlie McAvoy. Boston
resumes their regular season schedule on Tuesday, January 29, when they face
the streaking Winnipeg Jets on Garden ice.
The Bruins can certainly
count their lucky stars, as one of the major reason for the team currently
holding on to sixth place (27-17-5) in the Eastern Conference has been the
goaltending duo of Rask and Jaroslav Halak’s steady performances in net.
Numbers wise, Rask is 14-8-3, 2.43 goals-against, and a .919 save percentage –
Halak is 13-9-2, 2.47 goals-against, and a .919 save percentage. The mirrored numbers
attest to their outstanding and mostly consistent play. Add to that the
powerful first line, Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand, the
trio responsible for 60 of the Bs 143 goals scored, and an impressive 150
points to date. Combine those stats with the solid play on the defense, and it
certainly looks promising for this team when their full roster is on board.
As is the case every season, each point is crucial, as it shows in the present playoff picture, where seven teams are clustered in the East, battling for position. Teams trailing the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning (76 points), New York Islanders (63), Toronto Maple Leafs (60), Washington Capitals (60), Bruins, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Montreal Canadiens, all with 59 points, and the Pittsburgh Penguins hanging in there with 58.
David Pastrnak is the lone
Bruins representative at the 2019 NHL All-Star game in San Jose, California.
Fans tuning in are reminded of the change in programming, this year’s event
will be played this Saturday, January 26th at 8:00pm EST, instead of the usual
Sunday date, with the Skills Competition moved from its traditional Saturday
night to this Friday, January 25. Following the All-Star break, the Bruins
return to Garden ice for a two-game homestand, beginning Tuesday (1/29 at 7
p.m.) to take on the Winnipeg Jets, and back on the ice again Thursday (1/31 at
7 p.m.) to host the Philadelphia Flyers.
ZDENO CHARA TO CAPTAIN 12th ANNUAL PJ DRIVE
The Boston Bruins and the
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners are teaming up with Cradles to
Crayons and DCF Wonderfund, both non-profits that ensure positive living
conditions for children, to present the 12th Annual “PJ Drive” to benefit
Massachusetts’ youth in need. The drive will run from February 1, until March
15. The PJ Drive provides new, unused pajamas to babies, children, and teens in
communities across Massachusetts. Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara will lead this
year’s PJ Drive for the fourth time. The PJ Drive originally started during the
2007-2008 season by former Bruin P.J. Axelsson and his wife Siw. Since then,
over 100,000 Massachusetts children have received PJs through the Bruins PJ
The Boston Bruins will be
hosting an in-game PJ collection on Saturday, February 9, at the Boston Bruins
vs. LA Kings game at 1 p.m. at TD Garden. Fans who donate PJs or $10 at this
game will be entered in a raffle to win Bruins autographed prizes. Please note
that all PJs must be new and unused to be donated. Fans can register their own
organization to be a PJ Drive donation site. The top three organizations that
collect the most PJs will receive five tickets to one of the following games:
Bruins vs. New York Rangers on Wednesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m., or Bruins vs.
Florida Panthers on Saturday, March 30, at 7 p.m.
BLOOD DRIVE THIS WEEKEND
The Bruins will host their annual Blood Drive with the American Red Cross on this Sunday, January 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at TD Garden. The day will be filled with family-friendly activities, including a kids’ obstacle course, plus touch-a-truck, and appearances by Bruins mascot Blades. Donors can make appointments by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), visiting RedCrossBlood.org, and by entering sponsor code BRUINS, or by using the American Red Cross Blood Donor app. All donors will receive a long-sleeve American Red Cross T-shirt. Free parking for the Blood Drive will be provided at the North Station Garage. Also taking place on this day at the Garden will be the First Responder Challenge powered by National Grid.
arrested a 24-year-old Chelsea man in connection to a shooting and stabbing at
16 Pleasant St. early Saturday morning.
Hector Emilio Hernandez,
was arrested on charges of attempted murder and unlawful possession of a
firearm following the alleged attack, according to Jake Wark, spokesman for the
Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.
Revere police and
emergency medical personnel responded to 16 Pleasant St. at about 1:45 a.m.
Saturday to find a 27-year-old man from Chelsea apparently shot and a 23-year
old man from Chelsea apparently stabbed. Both were hospitalized. State Police
detectives were notified and the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit
Hernandez is expected to
be arraigned Monday in Chelsea District Court.
“The relationship between
the parties involved remains under investigation, as do the circumstances
surrounding the violent encounter,” Wark said in a statement.
Wark added that based on
an investigation that continued through Saturday morning and into Saturday
afternoon, troopers and officers developed information that the suspect may be
in the area of Calumet Street in Revere.
Troopers and officers set up surveillance and observed a man matching the
suspect’s description enter a residence on that street.
When police went to the
house they observed the suspect exit a back door and try to climb a fence. He
was caught and apprehended and transported to the State Police Barracks in
Revere where he was booked on charges of attempted murder and unlawful
possession of a firearm.
Anyone with information
about the incident is asked to contact the Revere Police Criminal Investigation
Division at 781-286-8340 or the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at
Early voting in Chelsea has been a bit slow, but voters are taking advantage of the new early voting period ahead of the Nov. 6 election.
City Clerk Jeannette Cintron White said there had been 298 voters from Monday, Oct. 22, through Monday, Oct. 29.
The first week saw 190 voters, but White said that during the 2016 early voting period, most of the voters came during the second week.
For the first time, voters were allowed to vote on Saturday, but with the Nor’Easter raging outside, only 50 showed up.
There are 16,828 registered voters in the City that will be able to vote in the Nov. 6 State Election.
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 National Fire Safety week. Participants will receive safety tips such as “stop, drop and roll”, learn how to plan escape routes and how to crawl safely through a smoke-filled room. In addition, Papa Gino’s, the Dedham, Mass.-based pizza chain, will provide free pizza and children’s fire safety activity sheets at the open house.
“This open house event allows us to reach out to the community and arm local families with fire safety tips and procedures,” said Chief Leonard Albanese.
Papa Gino’s is celebrating its 24th anniversary of sponsoring fire safety open houses throughout New England to encourage families to learn about fire safety.
For more information about the Chelsea Fire Department open house, call Deputy Chief Richard Perisie at (617)466-4620.
Sharon and Carl Minkovitz (pictured above) are planning a Beatles tribute fundraising event on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7 to 11 p.m., at Temple Emmanuel in Chelsea. The Glass Onion, an acoustic Beatles cover band, will be performing many of the Beatles’ songs. Tickets include the show, pizza, and snacks. There will be a cash bar. Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased by calling the Temple Emmanuel office at 617-889-1736 or at the door. Proceeds will go toward the restoration of the temple.
Bob Litwin rolled the bocce ball skillfully down court on Saturday,Sept. 8, at Voke Park. Litwin bowled for the Chelsea team in the 2nd annual City Line rivalry, with the Chelsea team taking home the honors for the second time.
Alex Taborta and Esther A. danced inside Pan y Cafe during Fiesta Verano last Saturday, Aug. 4. The second part of the Chelsea Art Walk had a hard time avoiding rain this year, having been cancelled once due to rain. On Saturday, organizers decided to go for broke, and moved the event inside Pan Y Café – courtesy of owner Roy Avellaneda. Several acts performed inside, and the Latin-themed afternoon was a hit.
Tom Thompson, Class of 2018, goes up for a dipsy-do layup against Josh Concepcion and Hamza Abdul (L) during the championship of the Battle of the Classes, which kicked off The Movement summer basketball league. Class of 2018 and the Class of 2008 battled it out at Chelsea High on Saturday, June 30. Despite having youth on their side, the Class of 2018 lost out to the champion Class of 2008.
Karu the parakeet, sitting on Alexis Slowey’s shoulder during the annual Chelsea MGH Health Center’s Family Summer Fair on Saturday, June 16, at the Center. The fun, family event also saw MGH raffle off 20 new bikes to lucky children.