Monthly Archives: March 2010

Second debate pumps campaign

March 24, 2010
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Second debate pumps campaign

The second debate between candidates running to fill the empty seat left by Senator Anthony Galluccio’s resignation was held in Cambridge at the Senior Center last week. Chelsea remains a main player in this political contest. Michael Albano is the only candidate running from the city. It is believed Charlestown and Chelsea might very...

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The real Michael Albano emerges during run

March 24, 2010
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Those of us who have known Michael Albano for the past 15 years – or since he moved to Chelsea to make his life here – have come to know him in a peripheral way. We know he is smart. We know he is ambitious. We know he is an honest, good guy wanting...

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Arrest Report 03-24-2010

March 24, 2010
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Monday, March 15 Wilberto Colon, 28, 92 Cottage St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with dangerous weapon, threat to commit crime, witness intimidation. Wilberto Colon, 28, 92 Cottage St., Chelsea, was arrested for violating abuse protection order. Manuel Monterrosa, 43, 143 Addison St., Chelsea, was arrested for driving under the influence of...

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Health care for all; but at what cost?

March 24, 2010
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The Democrats celebrated a triumph when the health care reform bill passed Sunday. It was a victory for the 30 million or so Americans who cannot afford to have health insurance. It was also a victory for those who have children or family members applying for health insurance with pre-existing conditions. They can no...

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Larry Hooker

March 24, 2010
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The recent death of Larry Hooker takes from the local scene a complex and fun loving man – a mans man so to speak – who loved his Chelsea friends, his Chelsea life and life itself with his beloved wife. His many, many friends, the great and wonderful Chelsea people and former Chelsea people...

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Obituaries 03-24-2010

March 24, 2010
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Sophie Siewko Chelsea resident Sophie B. (Budney) Siewko of Chelsea died on March 20. The beloved wife of the late Leon “Leo” J. Siewko, she was the devoted mother of Leona Haumann and her husband. William, of Peabody, Ronald Siewko and his wife, Julianne, of Foxboro, John Siewko and his wife, Dianne, Joseph Siewko...

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New bridge rising fast

March 19, 2010
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New bridge rising fast

The new bridge going up over the Chelsea River is rising fast. Twin main supports of the new all steel structure have been hoisted into place and screwed onto cement footings on the Chelsea side of the Chelsea Street Bridge. Another set of twin main supports will be hoisted into place on the East...

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Salt pile measure passes council

March 19, 2010
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Salt pile measure passes council

After separating a resolution defining the city’s memorandum of understanding with Eastern Minerals, the city council voted first to uphold the memorandum of understanding by a 6-5 vote and then voted separately on the loan order for $1 million. That measure passed 9-2 and will allow the loan order to remake Highland Park to...

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Chelsea man stopped from killing his wife

March 19, 2010
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A Good Samaritan coupled with extreme restraint from responding police officers averted a tragedy Monday night after officers responded to 391 Crescent Ave on a report of a man attempting to kill his wife at approximately 8:40 p.m. As officers arrived on scene they were met by a second floor tenant who told them...

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City council ruling a fait accompli

March 19, 2010
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And so it has finally been done. An agreement between the city and Eastern Minerals that began with negotiations in 2007, has been successfully concluded. The city council votes Monday evening at city hall puts into force a memorandum between the city and Eastern Minerals and a loan provision as well. Taken together as...

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