Monthly Archives: July 2010

Colombian ambassador visits area

July 22, 2010
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Colombian ambassador visits area

It was an exciting day for Colombians in Chelsea this week as they had the rare opportunity to sit with their native country’s ambassador to the U.S. Ambassador Carolina Barco Isakson, the daughter of Colombia’s former president Virgilio Barco Vargas, held a special meeting Monday at Zumix in East Boston with Colombian political organizers,...

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Rep. Reinstein: Casino legislation is progressing

July 22, 2010
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As Gov. Deval Patrick seems to be in the mood to sink the casino gambling ship, others closer to Chelsea are working behind the scenes to make sure it stays afloat. State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein (D-Chelsea) was tapped earlier this month to be one of six members of a carefully selected state legislative conference...

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Filing the necessary environmental reports is next step in the process

July 22, 2010
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The state’s environmental secretary has approved the MBTA’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Red Line/Blue Line connector project. However, the MBTA’s DEIR will not satisfy all environmental studies and it must file a Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) according to Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles’ decision. There’s been great...

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Anthony Simboli’s dream

July 22, 2010
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No one has benefited more from his father coming before him than local developer Anthony Simboli (the younger). The senior Mr. Simboli has become a bit of a legend in local commercial real estate circles. He started in Chelsea about 25 years ago and made it through the ups and downs of the economy...

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On the Chelsea waterfront

July 22, 2010
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When the new park has been completed on the waterfront on Marginal Street, Chelsea might benefit by planning a series of events or a single signature event there every summer that has some of the panache of the Revere Beach Sculpture contest. Such a high profile event in so stunning an environment, would be...

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Arrest Report 07-22-2010

July 22, 2010
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Sunday, July 11 Liang Yu You, 35, of 43 Lambert Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for disorderly conduct. Abraham Almodovar, 33, of 101 Franklin Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for breaking and entering in the daytime, destruction of property, assault and battery, threat to commit a crime, and witness intimidation. Catherine Carrero, 50, of 436 Webster...

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Obituaries 07-22-2010

July 22, 2010
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Robert Griffin Member of Cary Square Associates Robert J. Griffin of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on July 19. He was 69 years old. A member of the Cary Square Associates, he was currently a member of the Board of Directors and a 40 year member of Local 33 Carpenters Union and a US...

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Demoulas’ at one year

July 15, 2010
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Demoulas’ at one year

At one year and counting, the Demoulas’ Market Basket continues to break all kinds of sales records while attracting huge and diverse throngs of shoppers. The enormous supermarket – perhaps the largest of its kind east of the Mississippi River – has become a mecca of sorts for discriminating food shoppers seeking quality and...

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A real Chelsea success story

July 15, 2010
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A real Chelsea success story

Bruce Berkowitz remembers vividly his days growing up on Washington Avenue, attending the Prattville, Carter, and Williams schools, enjoying the company of good friends and the good times at the old Chelsea Y.M.H.A. And there are people still living and working in the city who remember Bruce Berkowitz as an extremely bright, personable and...

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Simboli launches new Chelsea based real estate company

July 15, 2010
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Simboli launches new Chelsea based real estate company

Anthony James Simboli, announced today the launch of his new Chelsea based real estate company – AJSimboli Real Estate.  AJSimboli Real Estate is already home to more than 300,000 square feet of office and industrial space, providing new economic opportunities and jobs for the region. Great things are happening here in Chelsea, and I’m...

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