Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Chelsea budget

May 12, 2010
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City Manager Jay Ash’s city budget for the coming year comes in at a cool and slim $120 million. There are no surprises in the city budget, which tends to mimic what came the year before. Copying what came the year before proves that magic is still a part of creative city budgets. There...

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Kenny Botticelli was a big star

May 12, 2010
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By Coach J. Barry Dwyer It is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. That was a very fitting old adage often used by coaches to inspire athletes throughout the years. It never applied more to any of the runners I mentored than...

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Arrest Report 05-12-2010

May 12, 2010
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Monday, May 3 Oscar Rivera, 33, 182 Chestnut St., Chelsea, was arrested for drinking/possession open alcoholic beverage in public. Andrew Maier, 53, 201 Chelsea St., Everett, was arrested on a felony warrant. Gregory Strunk, 47, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston, was arrested on a felony warrant, open and gross lewdness. Maura Sullivan, 24, 207 Shurtleff...

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Obituaries 05-12-2010

May 12, 2010
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Charles Umanita Talented Oil Painter Charles J. Umanita, a talented oil painter, passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, following a brief illness on May 7. He was 84 years old. A former resident of Chelsea, Malden and Peabody, he had been residing in Potomac, Maryland for the past 16 years....

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Successful cookie selling in Bellingham Square

May 8, 2010
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Successful cookie selling in Bellingham Square

It was a usual morning in Bellingham Square and the usual crowd there was doing their usual thing. That was, until a group of Chelsea Girl Scouts showed up and began selling cookies and brightening up the Square with their laughter and smiles. The usual crowd didn’t know what to make of it. The...

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Kayem Foods Inc. recognized by Family Circle

May 8, 2010
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Kayem Foods Inc. recognized by Family Circle

The country’s number one sausage product that is produced here in Chelsea at Kayem Foods Inc. was named Family Circle’s Best Product of 2010 and is now re-launching its branding of the sausage. Last week al fresco–known for its chicken sausage manufactured by Kayem–unveiled a brand new look and feel including a new logo,...

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Two shootings in Chelsea

May 8, 2010
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Two separate shootings over a two day period in Chelsea have left one teen in critical condition, another man wounded and one man in police custody. In the first incident Chelsea Police have arrested a 26-year-old Chelsea resident and charged him with a multitude of charges. Hector Vargas-Garcia, 26, of Chelsea was charged with...

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City closes down illegal dental operation

May 8, 2010
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In what police describe as a scene out of horror movie, Fire, Inspectional Service’s and Chelsea Police uncovered an illegal dental operation in a dirty Essex Street basement last Friday. City Inspectors and Fire Investigators acting on an anonymous tip made to police responded to 97 Essex St. to investigate the complaint. Once inside...

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“Bobby and Eddie”

May 8, 2010
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Through the years, many people have asked me about some of my outstanding runners.  Each one is a story in itself.  My most famous runner was a kid named Bobby Goss.  God sent him to me when he was in the 7th grade, and I was coaching the Chelsea Central Junior High School track...

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When tragedy strikes

May 8, 2010
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The Tuesday shooting of a 17 year-old Chelsea High School student on Marginal Street has caused widespread outrage and disbelief among many Chelsea residents. The outrage is caused by the knowledge that danger lurks just around the corner in nearly every city and town in this nation for our residents of all ages –...

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