Monthly Archives: December 2010

Two Fires Mar Christmas Holiday Weekend

December 30, 2010
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Two Fires Mar Christmas Holiday Weekend

A Christmas Eve fire on Spruce Street took the life of a young Chelsea woman and led to the hospitalization of a 33-year-old man who remains in stable but critical condition. Twelve occupants lost their apartments and everything in them. Earlier in the day, a fire on Bellingham Street sent four families into the street. The...

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Snowstorm Met With Organized Response Throughout City

December 30, 2010
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The dumping of snow the region experienced Sunday and Monday caused a short term paralysis citywide. Chelsea received a 18” covering of wind driven snow, with some heavy drifting for the full term of the storm from 3 p.m. Sunday to 4 p.m. Monday. However, with a full force of snow removal and salting...

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Ash Looks Backwards/Forwards

December 30, 2010
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By Chelsea Record Staff From the euphoria of burgeoning economic development activity to the despair of a deadly year in the city’s neighborhoods, there has been plenty of news coverage of the good and bad in Chelsea this past year.  If ever there has been a man with a plan, City Manager Jay Ash...

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Police Briefs 12-30-2010

December 30, 2010
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12/20 Judith Forte, 42, 44 Erwin St., Winthrop, was arrested on felony warrants, and misdemeanor warrant. Sharon Chafin, 45, 100 Boatswains Way, Chelsea, was arrested for being common nightwalker. 12/21 Mary Sackor, 24, 25 Staniford St., Boston, was arrested on a warrant. Samuel Holder, 31, 375 Columbus Ave., Boston, was arrested for assault and...

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Out with the Old, in with the New

December 30, 2010
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Another year of our lives is coming to a close. The year is ending not with a bang, but rather, with a whimper, as TS Eliot might have written of it. It was the best of years. It was the worst of years as Charles Dickens might have put it. Mark Twain wrote that...

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Red Devil Hoopmen Defeat Whittier, 62-47

December 30, 2010
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team improved to 3-0 in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference (3-1 overall) with a 62-47 victory over Whittier Tech last Wednesday in the CHS gym. Although the Red Devils were unable to pull away decisively from Whittier, Coach Jay Seigal’s squad grabbed a nine point lead at the intermission and...

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Obituaries 12-30-2010

December 30, 2010
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Harry Scibilia Revere resident Harry F. Scibilia of Revere died on Christmas Day, December 25. He was the former husband of Helen Kennedy; loving father of Paul and David Kennedy and Gladys, Eugene and Patrick Wiswall; dear brother of Matt of Revere, John of Chelsea and the late Dorothy, Liza and Andrew Scibilia. Funeral...

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Chelsea Store May Become Marshall’s

December 23, 2010
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Chelsea Store May Become Marshall’s

Two months ago, the new AJ Wright store at the Marketbasket Mall opened with great fanfare following an expensive and esthetic build-out in the old Marketbasket store. It was a great moment during a down economic time. AJ Wright’s new store was creating jobs, new business opportunities and was  a great new addition to...

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City Suspends Street Sweeping Up to Christmas

December 23, 2010
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The city’s rather vigorous and extended street sweeping program has been suspended and with it, the enforcement that accompanies the sweeping as well has been suspended. The sweeping program had been extended into December by earlier actions. This led to an additional three weeks of street sweeping in December as opposed to no street...

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Ten Homicides in 2010

December 23, 2010
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Those of us always trying to convey the message to outside world about the Chelsea miracle are finding this a bit harder to do during this year of carnage. Ten people have been murdered here during the year – and the year isn’t over, yet. Young people have executed other young people with close-up...

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